The Mint Room
competent, confident, audaciously inspirational masters of the art of modern Indian cookery
If you go by location alone, a trip to The Mint Room – situated as it is at the heart of an urban axis defined by a Holiday Inn Express, a Sainsbury’s garage forecourt and a car park – doesn’t initially look very promising. All credit to the Mint Room’s head honchos, then, for turning what’s ostensibly a breeze block box into a subtly glamorous, urbane experience that can’t really be likened to any other restaurant in Bath… let alone any local establishment that adheres to an Indian theme. Offering yet another twist to this singularly unique experience, the restaurant’s charms are supplemented by a super-smart, uber-glam rooftop bar offering a fascinating vista that Bathonians don’t get to consider very often: a contemporary skyline in the Heritage City, perfect for a spot of alfresco indulgence or, if the weather isn’t playing nice, a pre-dinner drink before heading downstairs to the restaurant to embark on a far flung, non-stop exotic cabaret.
You can either dine at The Mint Room like a Maharaja (the wine list is suitably stately too) or just pop in for a simple, classic Rogan Josh and a Cobra. But whichever way you choose to do it, you’ll pay far, far less than you’d expect for the outstanding quality on offer – and gain a far, far more memorable experience than I’d wager you’ve had in a very long time.
Spoiled for choice? Buy a ticket to ride the Mint Room’s Tour of India Tasting Menu (an amazing bargain at £39pp, with an optional – highly recommended – wine flight for just £21 supplement) which celebrates the massive culinary and cultural diversity of the largest subcontinent in the world. This isn’t just a Tasting Menu – this is a sumptuous, extravagant, sophisticated, flamboyant voyage of discovery.
Overall, the Mint Room experience can only be described as a positively stellar experience, bought to you by a competent, confident, audaciously inspirational team led by Head Chef Soyful Alom. If you want to meet masters of the art of modern Indian cookery at its very, very best, The Mint Room provides the ultimate meet’n’greet.
- Wheelchair access ,
- Free wifi available ,
- Gluten free options ,
- Baby changing facilities