Fodor's Expert Review Pump Room
The 18th-century Pump Room, with views over the Roman baths, serves morning coffee, lunches, and afternoon tea, to music by a pianist or string trio who play every day. The stately setting is the selling point rather than the food, but do sample the West Country cheese board and the homemade cakes and pastries. Light or full lunches are on offer, and the place is usually open for dinners in July, August, and December and during the major festivals (reservations are essential). Be prepared to wait in line for a table during the day.
Bath, Bath and North East Somerset BA1 1LZ, England
- Gorgeous setting from a bygone era
- Classic afternoon tea, coffee, and cakes
- Long waits during the day and reservations required for dinner