Lunch@Sam’s Kitchen, Bath

Sam’s Kitchen serves small plates and tapas using produce from the UK, Spain and Italy. It is the sort of food we love and so we are here for lunch as part of our day trip in Bath.

Rock orders a drink from the short juice menu. It is described as pineapple, coconut and orange and it is possibly one of the nicest juice drinks either of us has tasted for some time! Unusually less adventurous than Rock – I have a perfectly agreeable fresh mint tea.

I have the crispy lamb breast with peas, sundried tomato, rocket & pesto. When it arrives I discover that, although not mentioned on the board menu, the dish also includes feta and olives. Now, I love feta and olives, so I’m initially pleased. But, as I work my way through a cacophony of flavours, I realise that the kitchen has just been too generous with the feta and I have to move some to the side to prevent the dish from being too salty. The lamb is beautiful and, with some feta removed, the dish works really well.


Rock is having the mixed salad of bulgur wheat, tabbouleh, lightly curried cauliflower, cranberry, pumpkin seed, butter bean, sundried tomato, courgette and seed pesto. It is a fabulous mix of textures and flavours and she is loving it.

This is a very relaxed, informal place that is a great place to go for coffee or lunch while in Bath. I’m sure it won’t be the last time we stop by.


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Wade and Rock are a UK based couple who love good food and wildlife and love travelling to find it. Wade does most, but not all, of the writing and the photography. Rock shares the eating experience and tells Wade when planned posts fall short on sense or style or taste. In the opinion of Wade (and many of our friends) she is also a fabulous baker. WadeandRockandFood mainly consists of reviews of restaurants and pubs we have recently visited. WadeandRockandWildlife and WadeandRockandPlaces are mostly photoblogs.

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