We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Bistro La Barrique

#40 of 403 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
31 Barton Street, Bath BA1 1HG, England
+44 1225 463861
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

989 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 980: English reviews
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a pre theatre dinner with friends last night having heard good reviews. We ordered and unfortunately the waitress took one of our orders down incorrectly or more precisely not at all! When the food arrived one of us had nothing to eat. No apology was forthcoming and we had to chase up again to get the additional... More 

Thank SCE1960
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great disappointment. Tapas style food and french food do not mix. Confusing set of menus at the start - a set lunch list, a specials mix and a normal menu - when you order a number of small dishes, not clear what items fall within which and what the price will be if you pick and mix. Also, what order... More 

Thank David F
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

V friendly and accommodating restaurant with excellent food - lovely French-style tapas. We had reserved the basement room for our party which worked very well .

Thank Fiona N
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food - the best gratin dauphinois I've ever had. Lots of lovely small plates, friendly staff who were incredibly accommodating of our party. Heartily recommend this restaurant.

Thank londongirl39
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little restaurant with great food! We had lunch on a Christmas Shopping trip to Bath and it was just the job. Cosy place with character and lovely service.

Thank annechis
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is spectacular. Think French tapas and you're on the money. The restaurant has the capacity for around 30 or so guests and because of this low occupancy, you get a real sense of atmosphere within in there. My girlfriend and I opted for 3 dishes each (2 mains and a side) and a few drinks. The good was... More 

Thank MichaelLR
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
130 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small restaurant is tucked away from the main centre of town but located very close to the theatre (from where I suspect it gets a lot of its clientele). From the outside this looks very unpromising – located, as it is, in a rather modern looking building with a rather unattractive extra (we were told that attempts to change... More 

1 Thank Romulus66
Watford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
155 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Don't go unless you have time to spare. Allow 2 hours if you are going to the Theatre. The food is good, well seasoned and presented. The menu is comprised individual, complete dishes. Fish-Meat-Pasta. When an order of a Fish dish and a Meat and Vegetables are ordered, they arrive together, just warm. So a choice has to be made,... More 

Thank John B
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Staff are very welcoming, we went at 6 pm for a meal before the theatre, they do a pre theatre menu choice as well. Nice choice of food. It's better to order as you would for a tapas, but the portions are quite small. I had duck leg with orange sauce, sauce was nice, but duck was tough, but the... More 

Thank retiredcoupleBath
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Level Contributor
84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This bistro is a must go to place . The owner is so friendly and helpful. The petit plats so unusual in French cuisine were all amazing . We had duck , vegetable tart and an assortment of other great all dishes all beautifully prepared. Truly a memorable unpretentious different meal .

Thank lorna p

Travellers who viewed Bistro La Barrique also viewed


Been to Bistro La Barrique? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 32
French, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Barton Street, Bath BA1 1HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 463861

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bistro La Barrique staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?