All posts tagged: Bath

The Green Rocket : GF AND Veggie in Bath

I am a big fan of vegetarian food done well. I have little truck with people who insist that a meal is not a meal without meat. I love when vegetarian eateries go above and beyond to prove the naysayers wrong, and The Green Rocket truly banishes every bland, tofu-laden preconception. I have been spending my Easter holidays nestled in the family home in Bath, and yesterday Mum, Sister and I paid a visit. Following in the footsteps of Bath’s beloved Demuth’s restaurant (sadly no longer around, now reincarnated as a vegetarian cooking school), The Green Rocket serves quality, inventive and above all tasty vegetarian food. Happily they have also made the menu very coeliac-friendly, with most of the menu either gluten-free or with a gluten-free option available. (Vegan-friendly too, for those interested). They even serve gluten-free bread and beer! This is how restaurants should be. I was impressed with their awareness of what exactly gluten free meant. As the coeliacs amongst you will know, some restaurants are all mouth and no trousers where gluten free options are …

A gluten-free weekend in Bath

I popped over to Bath this weekend to celebrate a family birthday, and thought I’d take a break from my usual London-centricity to post some snippets about the gluten free things I came across. I have rather got into the habit of snapping pics of anything GF and interesting. My family and I went for a lovely brunch at The Cosy Club. This is a restaurant which is part of a small chain, and is a quirky (see the decor!) affordable and very social dining place. The Bath branch was chocka on a Saturday lunchtime, and there was some waiting around involved. We were in no rush though so were happy to sit back and enjoy the buzz. When we booked our table online, we were able to specify that we would have a gluten-free person with us, and there was a GF menu waiting for us alongside the ‘normal’ menus when we arrived. Grand. I had a plate of steak, eggs and fried potatoes which I unfortunately forgot to take a photo of. It …

Gorgeous views of the Roman Baths

Bath: Gluten-free Afternoon Tea at the Pump Rooms

The Pump Rooms are a Bath institution. Built in the 1700’s, they have been home to Jane Austen characters, high society locals and countless tourists…and most recently; myself, my mum and my sister. The three of us went for afternoon tea this weekend, and had a lovely time pretending to be posh. (We could get used to this.) We sat at a table almost looking over the Roman Baths, with the afternoon sun streaming through the huge Georgian windows and glancing off the crystal chandelier. A pianist played gentle classical music in the background, and the feeling was one of refinement and celebration. It is a place for a special occasion. We ordered a selection of food to share rather than the specified afternoon tea set menu, and found that a few dishes between us was enough for a light tea and snack. If you are so inclined however I can’t think of many better places to go for the full indulgent cream tea. I was pleased to see there was a separate gluten-free menu …