Gluten-Free Bath, England

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Bath, what?

In case you didn’t know this before, Bath is the largest city in the county of Somerset, England, located in the River Avon valley. It is well known for and named after its Roman-built baths. You can find it 97 miles (156 km) west of London and 11 miles (18 km) southeast of Bristol. The city became a World Heritage site in 1987. It is popular among tourists from all over the world and especially before Christmas time when its outdoor markets become very popular and busy.

The name, Bath, has a long and interesting history but for a foreigner like me who heard this for the first time, it raised some questions.

Gluten-free restaurant recommendations for Bath

As I only spent 1,5 days in Bath, I managed to visit a few restaurants. And I do highly recommend two of them if they are still open after this horrible pandemic. As my companion was vegetarian and, me gluten-free, we obviously had to find a place where to eat, suitable for both of us, and luckily there’s a good overall choice in Bath.

Indian Temptation

One of them is a little gem of a vegetarian Indian restaurant called the Indian Temptation. They have a separate gluten-free menu with plenty of options to choose from. In general, Indian food is naturally gluten-free as they use chickpea flour in a lot of their sauces instead of wheat flour but in order to avoid any issues, it’s best to go for a hassle-free option like this place. It might get busy at times so you may want to book a table. Here’s the info, and address 9-10 High St, Bath BA1 5AQ

The Green Rocket Cafe

Another popular choice for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free food in Bath is the award-winning Green Rocket Cafe. You definitely need to book a table during the busiest season to have a bite there. Their menus have clear markings for gluten-free, or gluten-free options if available. I went for the Mushroom and black bean burger (with the gluten-free option) and Beer Battered Onion rings as I missed these foods ever since getting a coeliac disease diagnosis. Here’s their website, and the address 1 Pierrepont St, Bath BA1 1LB.

The Pump Room

As part of our Roman Baths visit a while ago, we enjoyed the very delightful set menu with gluten-free options at the social heart of Bath. They were very knowledgeable about my dietary requirements and also very helpful. Food tasted amazing too, so I definitely recommend: located at Stall Street, Bath BA1 1LZ.

I didn’t take any photos of my food as I was new to this gluten-free thing and felt a bit embarrassed too (you know how it is in the beginning). But it was delicious in all three places and the service was charming too. So thank you to everyone who works in these places.

But here are some photos of Bath:

One bad review

Unfortunately, I have a bad review from Bath too. I am sorry if anyone likes this place and I do apologise in front of everyone who works there as I didn’t raise my concerns while I was there. I love Italian food. I mean, who doesn’t? But the mushroom risotto I had in Prezzo in Bath was just horrible. It was soggy and tasteless. Basically, rice with water and two mushroom pieces. I make a lot better risotto at home. It’s a Jamie Oliver’s recipe that I have modified to my liking and will hopefully appear in this blog very soon. Also, we had to book a table, and still wait in the general queue… And the staff weren’t too friendly 🙁


Bath is worth exploring on a gluten-free diet and also because it is magical, especially during Christmas time. But try to plan your meals and book tables ahead as it does get busy at times.