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The Mint Room – Bath

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About The Mint Room – Bath

An upmarket Indian restaurant on the edge of city centre of Bath, The Mint Room represents a departure from the traditional British curry house experience. Located on Lower Bristol Road, they are reimagining the bounds and paradigms of Indian restaurant cooking, with a menu that fuses Indian cooking techniques and spices with modern European ingredients, creating a menu that is sure to excite even the most experienced of curry connoisseurs.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:30
  • Saturday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:30
  • Sunday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:00
The Mint Room – Bath, 1 Longmead Gospel Hall, Lower Bristol Rd, BA2 3EB Bath

Further Information

The UK has more Indian restaurants than one could shake a cinnamon stick at, and the quality can be variable. From the neighbourhood curry house to high-end restaurants, Indian food is the go-to cuisine for diners in the UK, and in Bath, they are treated to one of the best of them around. The Mint Room on Lower Bristol Road on the edge of the city centre is an upmarket affair, with a menu that expands on the expectations of the standard curry house fare.

While they use the myriad of spices and herbs that characterise the best in Indian cuisine, they diverge from the traditional recipes by using ingredients like rabbit, Brie and scallops. Purists visiting Lower Bristol Road in the city centre and wanting the classics of Indian cuisine will not be disappointed: their Rogan Josh, Korma, Madras and Vindaloo is as good as any in Bath – so book a table now and experience their menu for yourself.

CHEF'S CHOICE

177 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 177 Reviews
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: quiet
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: entertaining
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Shannon M.
1 review so far 6
06.01.2017 20:29

The beautifully decorated interior created a lovely, relaxing atmosphere. The service couldn't be faulted in any way. All of our food was presented and cooked to absolute perfection. We will definitely be back again!

Jan V.
1 review so far 6
02.01.2017 19:36

Our evening at the Mint Room didn't disappoint, it was a wonderful night. Delicious food and excellent service. Lovely atmosphere and superb decor. Can't wait to try Mint Room in Bristol

Louise O.
1 review so far 6
02.01.2017 11:04

Amazing food, excellent service and great ambience. Highly recommend this place. Within walking distance of our hotel so totally convenient. Fab price for food of this quality.

Chris L.
1 review so far 6
02.01.2017 10:01

Excellent food, drink, service, atmosphere and environment - would thoroughly recommend this as the finest Indian restaurant in the south west . . . .

Hannah G.
1 review so far 5
10.04.2016 18:11

The ambience was very nice and the food was great. Very modern and tasty. I thought the portion size of the starter was very small for the price but the main was a decent size and I left feeling very full. The poppadoms came in a bowl in little shards. I don't think it would have made 1 if you put it back together and it came with mango chutney and only one other sauce which was very similar only a bit more tomatoey. Some of the shards were too small to dip them in! Initial reception wasn't great as they were very busy and don't have a bar area for you to wait in. We had a reservation so didn't wait too long but had to sit in a small passageway and it just didn't feel like a particularly warm welcome. Service between starter and main course was quite long too. When our bill came they had added a service charge which I was surprised at given there were only 2 of us, I would have paid a tip anyway as the food was very nice and it was a nice place but I didn't feel like they went over and above in terms of customer service. Overall a positive experience and the best thing was 100% the food. Well presented with a modern twist and flavours. Would go again.

Kal D.
1 review so far 6
11.07.2016 21:34

Upon arrival, the Manager and staff gave us a warm welcome and politely guided us to our table. We had a lovely booth which was spacious, outward facing towards scenic bath and very comfortable and private. It was a perfect arrangement within the decor and ambiance of the restaurant which was of the highest quality and furnishing, the actual restaurant website does do the food and establishment justice and is a fair representation of what you will see and enjoy to eat. This restaurant was recommended on "Trip Advisor", as it was one of the best Indian restaurants in Bath; adding a modern-twist to Indian food as well as fine-dining; I have to admit it did not disappoint. The food was absolutely delicious, balanced and well spiced, not over powering the taste of the fish and chicken dishes but blended into the fabric of the food. It's fair to say this is an establishment that prides itself on fine-dining of the highest quality and the presentation, attentive nature to ensure your happiness throughout your experience was absolutely fabulous.

pipa B.
1 review so far 4
14.02.2016 21:13

The restaurant is beautiful and welcoming, attentive staff plus fast service. However the food wasn't spectacular. We had the sharing platter which was nice, food was a bit salty and the stuffed brie ball thingy had a sliver of brie skin inside and the outside tasted undercooked. My husband had korma for main and was one of the best kormas he'd had really lovely but I had the duck in a aubergine sauce advertised with coconut which was a bit spicy couldn't taste the coconut and over powered the duck. Also had a side of onion rice which was a bit on the oily side and lacked in flavour bit take away like. However I ordered a nan which they forgot but when mentioned received it almost instantly. Overall it is a lovely restaurant in a unfortunate location, enjoyable food, great service but not consistent. I would unlikely return.

Amanda D.
1 review so far 6
03.04.2016 17:27

It has been a long time since we have been to The Mint Room and we wondered why we had left it so long. This is not your average Indian Restaurant. The décor is modern and tasteful. The staff are friendly,helpful and attentive and the food is to die for - even if you are not a vegetarian you should try the vegetarian platter for starters! Not one of the dishes we had failed to live up to expectation - it was all delicious! We have promised ourselves that we will not leave it quite so long next time!

martha g.
1 review so far 3
16.10.2016 20:31

the food was amazing couldn't fault - but the staff needed to have more knowledge on menu to explain the choices - i asked about two different breads - and got an answer one flat bread and one not!!so to me thats not explaining properly - also asked what jera rice ( think thats how its spelt) couldnt explain that either - we had to ask for a dessert menu - desserts were lovely - when asking for our bill - i asked for the service charge to be taken off - the waitress said i had to pay it!! so i looked at the menu again and it quite clearly say 12.5% discretionary service charge - i happy to pay a tip - but wasnt prepared to pay£17. i was sat on tale 22 - i was very excited that i finally was going to eat at the mint rooms - but felt the staff was a slight let down - to suggest more staff training martha gorton

sakina s.
1 review so far 6
28.12.2015 21:41

The deco was fantastic, the atmosphere was was prefect for a romantic meal, the waiter Ashish was very quick and polite. Ashish came a number of times to enquire if the food was okay. I found that very pleasing. Also at the end when he was taking payment, he wasn't in a hurry to rush off. He made conversation which is very good customer service skills. I work in retail so I notice these things. Thank you for your impeccable hospitality.

Shakila S.
1 review so far 6
31.03.2016 17:42

We came from London and being Asian ourselves we like to try different Indian restaurants from different locations. Personally, this was overall the best experience! The quality of food was excellent and absolutely delicious. All the staff were very friendly and service was excellent despite the restaurant being so busy. I would highly recommend anyone who wants to eat at a top class Indian restaraunt in Bath.

Heather D.
1 review so far 6
13.07.2016 02:14

The Mint Room is a special Indian Restaurant - high quality food, well presented with very good attentive service. The use of spices is exquisite. The range of dishes on the menu is good and includes some dishes which are a bit different from the usual Indian menu as well as traditional choices. I would put this in the 'fine dining' bracket with reasonable prices.

Mike E.
1 review so far 5
26.06.2016 16:51

Without doubt the best curry we have had the pleasure of eating. This is refined curry dining. The staff overall were very attentive and polite although scope for improvement in the meet and greet on arrival - left waiting while manager answered two phone calls. They could also do with losing a couple of tables down the middle of the room as they are far too close to each other - hence 5 out of 6

shontelle april s.
1 review so far 2
16.02.2016 00:33

i was not overall impressed with this we turned down our usual date to centreparcs to afford a more unusual indian meal as we love our indians! irstly i booked the table over 2 weeks ago online and i know it was valantines day but did not expect it absolutely packed out! on arrival we were not asked for our name we just got taken through after a short wait by the door. then we were taken to a seat that was free when i had asked specifically on the online booking page for a nice seatout the way of people as i had planned to propose to my partner! instead i held back we rushed the meal and got out of there. we sat to eat at 7.30pm and left by 9 as we just wanted the meal and to go home as it was way to packed and noisey and we had a group of 4 drunks sat behind us which wasnt very pleasent. not happy at all when we paid £70 could have just got a takeaway for less than half the price!!!

Ann N.
1 review so far 6
21.10.2016 05:31

great welcome. Excellent fresh well spiced food. The wine and beer list is extensive but with great choices for the food. The menu is well thought out and offers a wide range of interesting dishes. Overall lovely experience. It's not the best located restaurant in Bath but the best I've eaten in for this type of food. Very special.

Carol T.
1 review so far 3
26.06.2016 17:30

Food great but long delay before being seated followed by another long delay before our order was taken and extremely long delays between each course. Impossible to catch anyone's attention - we were even not offered the chance to order drinks when we were seated so we sat with nothing at all for a good half hour. The restaurant was full and the tables are much too close to each other so it was very difficult to get in and out without literally knocking things off the table; the noise levels were awful because of the number of people crammed into such a small space and we could barely hear each other speak.

Andrew L.
1 review so far 6
01.01.2017 09:12

Visited the restaurant on New Years Eve 2016. A nice and posh restaurant with lovely subtle décor and a relaxing ambience and the meal was served by very friendly and efficient staff who were rather smartly dressed adding to the experience. Definitely a place to go back to in the near future. Andrew, Weston in Bath.

Keith S.
1 review so far 3
22.02.2016 03:19

We arrived on time to a busy restaurant on a Saturday night. Table wasn't ready and we were immediately pushed back out into the entry hall which didn't have enough seating or ambience. Service was inattentive and incredibly slow which was disappointing. We weren't asked if we wanted any aperitifs but were given water. 0830PM start - mains by 10.00. Not great. On the plus side the food was pretty good, the waiters were friendly when they did eventually get to us and the restaurant is nicely decorated and the lighting level is good. Overall though the food didn't compensate for the general slowness

Andrew H.
1 review so far 3
02.12.2015 00:40

Booked a table for 8:15 and didn't get to sit down until nearly nine o'clock. Was offered a free glass of prosecco to drink while we sat in the porch by the door but was driving so had to turn it down. Starter was amazing, had lemon sole. Main was okay but was very disappointed as I ordered vegetable jalfrezi which comes with onion and red peppers regardless, but the only other vegetable was potato so they might well have called it potato jalfrezi. Restaurant was very noisy and could hardly hear my fellow diners speak, so not a great ambience unfortunately.

joshua w.
1 review so far 4
13.09.2016 08:20

Food was exceptional. Best naan I have had in years. Only gripes are that waiter did not know how to pour a beer and my large and expensive kingfisher had a 2 inch head and was flat. Bathroom needed cleaning. Didn't like the fact that restaurant added a service charge, as a paying customer I like to reward good service rather than have it be charged as a given that the service was good.

Peggy W.
1 review so far 5
07.03.2016 01:05

We had to wait in the draughty entrance room for our table, and then the best part of 45 minutes for our starters, but once the food arrived we decided that it was all worth it. Excellent quality, superb flavours, beautiful plates of food, totally unlike any Indian restaurant I have been in before. We will definitely be back!

Matthew H.
1 review so far 6
07.11.2016 21:40

Went there with my partner for her birthday and it was brilliant, good service and the food is a notch above the usually Indian cuisine we have had over the years. The dishes have a modern twist and presented beautifully, my partner highly recommends the Rabbit by the way.

Sue W.
1 review so far 6
11.02.2016 01:47

A superb restaurant with lovely food choices and excellent service. This is our second visit here and there is always a good atmosphere. Advise booking sufficiently in advance as it is so popular. We will always try to come here on our visits to Bath, thoroughly enjoy it.

Clive E.
1 review so far 6
21.04.2016 22:47

It is refreshing to find an Indian restaurant that offers a different menu. The Mint Room does this very well. On top of that the service was excellent and like the fact that they use local produce from local suppliers. Would highly recommend The Mint Room.

Duncan B.
1 review so far 6
10.01.2016 20:44

Excellent food, impressed by every dish. Dishes inventive and fresh, using locally sourced meats. Very attentive waiting staff. Fed four of us three courses with drinks and sides etc... and we had too much food really for about £100, so good value too. Highly recommended.

Alison G.
1 review so far 6
06.01.2016 03:04

If you're in Bath and you like Indian food then the Mint Room is a must. The Service, food and decor are all excellent. It's really nice to see some different specialities on the menu along with the traditional dishes - excellent in all ways

Jan W.
1 review so far 5
24.09.2016 18:37

The staff were excellent, always available but never intrusive. The food was superb, complex flavours, top quality products. My only reservation was the proximity of the tables for two. Our neighbour's conversations were not intrusive but it would have been possible to have a private conversation with one's partner. I'd certainly go again.

Anna H.
1 review so far 4
05.02.2016 22:21

This would have been top marks because the food was so delicious and the ambience but the night we went there was a big do, it was very noisy and crowded and we had to wait a long time for our table. They were very apologetic and gave us a delicious dessert on the house! The food was so good, we will be back.

Kay B.
1 review so far 5
29.01.2016 00:36

The service was nice but the waiter didn't know how to serve as he was holding the drinks glasses on top where you would put your mouth to drink, thought that was discusting & when he was serving food his tie was touching the food which he was bothered about.

Stephen M.
1 review so far 4
19.07.2016 02:21

Overall it was an enjoyable experience but I found my lamb starter a little tough. My duck main course was very tasty but my companion found her sauce with the mussels, scallops and prawns too fiery so that she couldn't taste the subtle flavours of the seafood. I tasted it, and agreed with her assessment. I am glad I had the duck.

Richard T.
1 review so far 3
14.04.2016 18:47

Food and wine was good as always, the restaurant was empty except for 2 other tables and we were sat in a corner when my colleague showed me corporate video clip on his phone when one of the waiters came rushing over and told us to stop and turn it down...even though the volume was barley audible the attitude was unnecessary and caused embarrassment in front of our guest. We have eaten at this restaurant many times but will not be returning.

Barry T.
1 review so far 6
25.09.2016 16:41

Very good and efficient service. Very helpful in advising meal types and combinations of food and quantities. Happy to accommodate different styles eg each person in a group have their own plate of food or to put on table to share.

Ray C.
1 review so far 5
28.06.2016 18:28

Great food and service. Some new taste experiences. Prawns slightly overcooked but delicious non the less and the decor and cleanliness highlighting a lone cobweb visible above the suspended ceiling from my window seat... Had the cobweb been inhabited I'd have applauded the principle of live and let live.

Chris Q.
1 review so far 6
05.07.2016 17:46

This was my first visit to The Mint Room. It was early and our group were the only diners but this wasn't an issue. I found the food superb along with the friendly service and dining environment. Very pleased overall!

Alistair S.
1 review so far 5
22.06.2016 18:55

A very interesting menu with a lot of dishes I didn't know. Quite a few Southern Indian ones as well. The food was really tasty and beautifully presented. The veggie platter for two as a starter was quite delicious. Service was excellent as well. Not cheap though.

Molly E.
1 review so far 6
19.11.2016 02:07

Excellent food, preparation and presentation. Very good service. Good choice of matching wines. Cannot fault it! We have lived in Bath 6 years but only tried The mint Rooms for the first time today. We will be back !

John H.
1 review so far 6
11.09.2016 19:30

Great tasting food, excellent presentation, attentive and friendly service in comfortable and relaxed surroundings. Saturday night was very busy,but the staff were operating well within their comfort zone. A great dining experience, would highly recommend The Mint Room Bath.

Jeremy H.
2 reviews so far 5
03.09.2016 21:00

The Mint Room delivers a tasty curry with a touch of class. We enjoyed prawn starters cooked tempura and tandoori. For mains garlic chicken and jalfrezi were tasty with lovely nan breads. Service was attentive, quick and efficient but relaxed. We had a most enjoyable meal.

Karen w.
1 review so far 4
19.05.2016 16:05

The Mint Room, was very busy with customers at 8.30pm in the evening. We had requested an early table at 7.30pm, but was told they were full. Because it was so busy, I didn't feel that myself and my husband had the same good service as a previous visit. The food was fabulous and portion size generous.

Fiona A.
1 review so far 6
20.03.2016 19:16

The atmosphere was great and the food was fantastic. The only downfall for us was we didn't get any popadoms and they was not on the menu. The service was great even though it was very busy.

Geoff H.
1 review so far 5
19.01.2016 03:40

Food tasted excellent and the service was excellent - However it took well over an hour for the food to turn up. This is a great restaurant and I hope they are not getting greedy and taking more covers than they can cope with

Stephen A.
1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 18:22

Tour of India tasting menu out of this world. Best first time experience ever! Up there with Benares. Exquisite flavours in delightful ambiance....very pleasantly surprised given its external appearance and location. Top recommend for curry lovers!

Joshua M.
1 review so far 6
22.04.2016 07:00

The service was friendly and seemed very knowledgable, able to answers our questions on the dishes easily. More importantly the food we had was absolutely excellent and came in nice, big portions; I would highly recommend.

Ady L.
1 review so far 6
11.01.2016 09:46

Second visit in past two months and it's still my favourite Indian restaurant ever. Superb food wonderfully presented backed by near perfect service. Don't be put off by slightly garish exterior and main road location.

Iain M.
1 review so far 6
08.12.2016 21:03

Curry with a difference, very well presented and tasty! The restaurant was busy but this didn't affect service. The only down side is that it is a bit out of town, but worth the trip.

Minny K.
1 review so far 5
15.08.2016 19:37

Great service. The foods were stylish and delicious but all were a little salty. We felt dehydrated all afternoon. We got there 30 mins before the close the lunch order but the staff were very kind and friendly. We didn't feel rushed.

MIck & Dawn S.
2 reviews so far 6
13.10.2016 04:19

Superb food and excellent service from Moh and his Team. The atmosphere and the journey through India Tasting menu is as good as visiting the Country. Need to visit the Clifton restaurant now to compare.

Jenni R.
2 reviews so far 5
06.03.2016 22:51

Great environment - buzzy atmosphere. Quite a surprise on such a location. Food looked amazing but we had to leave suddenly due to an unexpected problem with our kids at home so will have to return sometime to fully experience it

Henry W.
1 review so far 6
21.02.2016 04:52

Great food, imaginatively and creatively presented. Good, unobtrusive, service and great atmosphere (on a Friday evening). More expensive than standard Indian restaurant, but reasonably priced for what it is. Good place for a celebration.

Lisa T.
1 review so far 6
14.08.2016 16:50

Amazing food as usual , took friends for first time and they loved it Nice atmosphere although busy staff coped with ease . Good value too has an expensive feel but prices are reasonable