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The Ten Second Guide to the Tenner Treat: Apex City of Bath Hotel

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Welcome to a new series on Sal’s Kitchen! The Great Bath Feast is Bath’s annual celebration of eating and drinking and, unsurprisingly, the highlight of my year. To celebrate this year’s Feast, I’m going to be posting bite-sized reviews of some of the best meals available as part of the Great Bath Feast’s Tenner Treat, a collection of brilliant £10 offers from different Bath restaurants. 

Where is it? James St West, click here for the website.

What’s on offer? A savoury afternoon tea, including things like mini fish & chips, sliders, sausage rolls and Scotch eggs, plus a pot of tea (of course).

Is it any good? I love the idea of a savoury afternoon tea, since I always enjoy the savouries best, and parts of this were really delicious – especially the sausage rolls, and the miniature fish & chips (which came with some lovely minty crushed peas). There was also a little crostini with pickle and melted brie which was my particular favourite. Other parts weren’t quite right – the sliders, for example, could have done with a sauce of some kind as they were pretty dry.

Why this place? The Apex City of Bath Hotel is brand new, and I have to admit I’m quite excited about their food – click here to read about some fabulous desserts I tried there, on a Great Bath Feast preview tour, and look out for a full review of the restaurant coming soon.

Marks out of 10? 7, but I confidently expect to be able to give this a higher mark in a few weeks once they’ve really gotten into their stride. I’ll also be honest and say that as far as the Tenner Treat goes, I’m afraid you’ve missed this one (it’s only on Monday-Thursday) but the same menu is still going to be on offer, just at a higher price. Worth trying if, like me, you have a savoury tooth.

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