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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

313 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 313 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Waiting Time: no waiting time
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1 review so far 6
21.06.2017 16:12

Excellent food. Great service and clean,modern decor. Would recommend you make the effort to visit despite it being on edge of city centre. Will call again

1 review so far 6
17.06.2017 22:09

Excellent service and food. We had a set meal which took us on a journey through india - every dish was explained to us and it all tasted, and looked, fantastic

1 review so far 6
13.06.2017 22:27

Superb cuisine in lovely restaurant. Good service - overall fabulous experience in an extraordinary restaurant. Nice to have different dishes on offer from the typical Indian restaurant offering. Price quite reasonable too

1 review so far 6
09.06.2017 17:35

Three of us ate dinner and tasted 6 different dishes. We were all impressed by the range of choice on the menu. The dishes were both interesting and unusual for a "curry house" and far superior to the regular fare you receive in them. We would all reccommend the Mint House to all

1 review so far 5
10.04.2016 09:11

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.

1 review so far 6
11.07.2016 12:34

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.

1 review so far 3
26.03.2017 18:23

After arriving promptly at our booked time, it took over half an hour to have our order taken (this was after we asked if we'd been forgotten). Our starters arrived one hour after being seated and our main course an hour later. Our bill was wrong - we were over charged for rice and were subject to a 12.5% service charge, amounting to nearly ten pounds, which was added to our bill and gave them impression you had no choice but to pay it - I didn't see the words "discretionary" anywhere. I appreciate it was a busy evening, however, this is a very expensive restaurant, and expensive restaurants should get it right. That's why people pay almost double what they would in a normal restaurant to eat here. Don't get me wrong, the food here is superb and there is no other Indian restaurant like it, but we paid £100 for a night out when the whole time we felt neglected, had to wait a very long time for food and were then hit with this big service charge, even though the restaurant knew the service they had given us all evening had been appalling. I have been here once before and it was excellent - this time I was with 3 friends trying to impress them, none of which would return here again. Shame.

1 review so far 5
23.04.2017 08:40

We have never been here before and can't believe we haven't! It is the location that put us off! Once inside you forget where you are though! I thought that a table booked for 7pm would mean we would be in an empty restaurant but it was fuller than any restaurant I've been to before! It had a wonderful atmosphere, the staff were charming and the food was very good. The starter we had was amazing and was actually better than the mains we chose. The pudding was so flavourful and up there with the best! I had mentioned it was our wedding anniversary and they wrote 'happy anniversary' on the plate which was lovely. They have a roof terrace opening in a couple of weeks so we will be going back again soon.

1 review so far 4
14.02.2016 10:13

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.

1 review so far 6
03.04.2016 08:27

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!

1 review so far 3
16.10.2016 10:31

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

1 review so far 5
19.03.2017 07:33

The service was excellent, friendly and efficient and quick, the atmosphere intimate and quite elegant. We personally would've preferred a more traditional restaurant like the Raj Poot which is now sadly closed, however it is marketed as contemporary so that's fair enough as that's exactly what it is. The food was lovely, not the best curries we'd ever had but still very nice. The pudding of roast pineapple and coconut ice cream was gorgeous but the green fennel smear was a step too far for me ! The ladies loo was a bit tired and the door wouldn't lock.

1 review so far 6
28.12.2015 10:41

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.

1 review so far 6
04.06.2017 21:31

Back on form. Used to eat here a lot but, like all restaurants, it seemed to dip in performance. The menu has changed making it rather more like ordinary "Indian" (=usually Bangladeshi) cuisine. The cooking, however, is not like an ordinary Indian restaurant. The onions bhaji were magic in their tamarind sauce and the chicken madras marvellous. Do try the chick peas too, their from heaven. Think I might be eating here again a lot!

1 review so far 6
31.03.2016 07:42

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.

1 review so far 6
16.05.2017 09:05

The group were treated with the utmost kindness from all the staff and they were happy to help with dietary requirements. They even changed some of the dishes specifically so our whole table can enjoy! Definitely a perfect way to spend a special occasion, but equally perfect for just a meal out. Didn't know they did takeaway too so I'll be trying that in the future!

1 review so far 6
20.12.2016 22:43

Absolutely delicious. The sauce with the scallop and prawn starter was to die for and our other starter the rabbit was also delicious. The main courses were equally good and very generous servings. We were too full for dessert. Would love to try the Tour of India menu but would have to starve ourselves first. Great evening and Moe is a charming front of house.

1 review so far 6
12.07.2016 17:14

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.

1 review so far 6
19.02.2017 08:00

This is probably one of the best Indian restaurants in the U.K. . The service is consistently good ,the staff are friendly and efficient , probably because the owner sets such a high standard . The menu and the food are exquisite ,the chef pays great care and attention to both presentation and taste . We are lucky to have The Mint Room in Bath

1 review so far 5
26.06.2016 07:51

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

1 review so far 2
15.02.2016 13:33

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!!!

1 review so far 6
20.10.2016 19:31

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.

1 review so far 5
01.05.2017 08:04

The food is excellent and ready when you wish it. The waiters are attentive and knowledgeable. A great experience, I wish more Indian restaurants were to this standard, not inexpensive though. Top tip - Local parking is not easy but you may use Homebase behind the restaurant. Ask the staff what to do should you receive a ticket, they will handle it following a phone call from you.

1 review so far 5
25.01.2017 12:04

Amazing venue, really liked the decor and buzz. The manager came to check on why we didn't finish our food which was nice and showed he cared. Great customer service and good value for a fine dine experience. Also they remembered to have a cake with happy birthday for my gf :) definately recommend going, my gf says the curry she had was the best she has tasted!

1 review so far 3
26.06.2016 08:30

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.

1 review so far 6
31.12.2016 22:12

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.

1 review so far 6
10.02.2017 23:02

Fantastic service, excellent menu and very reasonably priced - would recommend very highly. We had the Chicken Tikka Makhani and Garlic Chilli Chicken Curry with rice and a variety of naan bread between 2 which was wonderful. Will definitely return when we are next in Bath - not surprised it has won so many awards!

1 review so far 4
31.12.2016 09:37

The choice of menu was greatly reduced since we last dinned in the mint room which was disappointing. The recipe for the Bombay potatoes has changed with them now having skins on them which was also not as nice as the previous recipe and what you will find in all other Indian restraunts. There was something different about the whole place since we last went and not so good, don't know if there has been a change of ownership or management.

1 review so far 4
08.01.2017 09:02

The meal was lovely and the staff were very friendly. Would have liked a better seat (we were at the end by the door but that wasn't a biggie) and my husbands lamb shank wasn't as 'fall off the bone' as it should have been and was a wee bit tough, other than that very pleased with my choice and my daughter loved hers. (I had the fish curry and she had duck in a sauce like a Korma) very tasty.

1 review so far 3
21.02.2016 16:19

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

1 review so far 3
01.12.2015 13:40

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.

1 review so far 4
12.09.2016 23:20

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.

1 review so far 5
06.03.2016 14:05

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!

1 review so far 6
07.11.2016 10:40

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.

1 review so far 5
28.03.2017 14:19

4/5. The Mint Room had a welcoming, bright atmosphere upon arrival. The service was good, & we were given advice on dishes. Would have preferred a bottle of water for the table rather then being served it when our glasses were empty. The experience would had gained 5-6 if the men's toilets didn't look like a building site.

2 reviews so far 5
01.05.2017 18:23

Great & friendly service from the staff who knew the menu well when asked questions. The food was absolutely delicious and accommodated some dietary requirements. The place has a lovely atmosphere and you can easily have converse with the people you are with as the volume in the restaurant is just right. I will definitely be returning again.

1 review so far 6
10.02.2016 14:47

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.

1 review so far 6
29.10.2016 08:39

Staff very polite excellent manners and service Food excellent flavours and presentation Only thing is I would say there isn't enough info on the level of spice in the dishes our wee hotter than we thought they would be But overall excellent , 3rd visit now

1 review so far 6
21.04.2016 13:47

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.

1 review so far 6
10.01.2016 09:44

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.

1 review so far 6
05.01.2016 16:04

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

1 review so far 5
24.09.2016 09:37

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.

1 review so far 6
22.12.2016 20:18

The food was excellent along with the service. It was also useful having a wine guide with the main courses. The menu had the usual selection of dishes along with some more unusual ones such as duck. Would definitely recommend the Mint Room.

1 review so far 4
05.02.2016 11:21

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.

1 review so far 5
16.05.2017 14:21

Really enjoyed the food and very good service. The only thing we felt could have been improved was the glasses of water. We had to keep asking every time we needed a refill. We could have done with the waitress leaving the bottle on the table so we could help ourselves.

1 review so far 5
28.01.2016 13:36

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.

1 review so far 4
07.06.2017 10:48

Tasty food with beautiful presentation! Nice, relaxing setting and clean venue. Staff were all very friendly and welcoming although you are not with a set waiter so we had 3 different waiters at times coming over to ask us about our food / if we're ready to order. Overall a pleasant experience, the desserts were great - particularly the traditional sweet dumplings!

1 review so far 4
18.07.2016 17:21

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.

1 review so far 3
14.04.2016 09:47

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.

1 review so far 6
25.09.2016 07:41

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.