CLOSED: Demuths

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2 North Parade Passage (at Abbey Green), Bath, England, BA1 1NX

Small veggie restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, tea, cakes, and dinner. Has a children's menu. Non-smoking. AUG 2013 REPORTED OWNER SOLD, AND RESTAURANT BECAME ACORN VEGETARIAN.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, International, Beer/Wine

43 Reviews

First Review by blondiecoco

Demuths has been sold - Edit

Demuths has been sold to two members of staff and has changed name to Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen.

Head chef, Richard is one of the new owners and so it will continue to deliver fresh, seasonal vegetarian dishes.


See press release here on local paper website:

http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/Demuths-Vegetarian-Restaurant-change/story-19574938-detail/story.html

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Divine! - Edit

I've dined around the world and this is my absolute favourite for fine dining in the world. I only wish I could afford to go there more often! I'd also like to see more vegan options in the future!

Pros: creative dishes, gorgeous presentation, new flavours to discover!

Cons: expensive, book days in advance, small space

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Excellent friendly service - Edit

I ate here at lunchtime, and had to wait 45 mins to get a table, as it was busy. But it was worth the wait. I had 2 courses for £12.50. Both were excellent and the staff went out of their way to be helpful.

Pros: Good value for lunchtime, Great staff, Central location

Cons: Can be busy

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Good quality food and great menu! - Edit

My husband and I visited Demuths for dinner for a special occasion. The ambience was just right and the staff were very friendly.

The menu had a great range of high quality dishes with generous portions! Presentation was excellent.

Would definitely recommend!

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A good place for a 'posh' meal - Edit

Having eaten at Demuths a few years ago, we detoured to go there again as we wanted something a bit different from the 'normal' vegan options we'd been eating on our trip. We weren't disappointed. Service was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. The food was fantastic - smoked potatoes were our highlight, and the chocolate ganache was out of this world. Worth a visit if you want a change - but be prepared to pay for it.

Pros: Friendly, attentive service, Classy food, A dining experience, not just a quick meal

Cons: A little pricey - but worth it

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Excellent dining when in Bath. - Edit

We just spent a gorgeous week in Bath and ate at Demuths most days, very accomodating and the superb food was creative and delicious, well done we will be back soon.

Pros: Excellent food, Superb polite staff, Gorgeous surroundings

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Best in Bath - Edit

A small vegetarian restaurant in Bath town centre, Demuths had lots of vegan options clearly marked on the menu. I ate there several times on a visit to Bath a while back and enjoyed every single dish. I bought the cookbook which is not fully vegan but has great recipes, including a delicious date cake.

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Delicious and great value for money - Edit

My husband and I had dinner here on the 11th May 2012 and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

As vegans, there were plenty of options on the menu.

We started with some bread followed by the pumpkin soup and mike's cauliflower (which is now vegan). The pumpkin soup was good but the cauliflower was the winner.

For our main course we had the king Edward ballotine and the purple sprouting broccoli. Both dishes were very tasty but the ballotine was incredible.

We finished up with the chocolate dessert and the pineapple dessert, both of which were good. Again, the pineapple was the best with an amazing vegan mascapone style 'cheese' on the side.

I had buckwheat tea with my dessert, which I'd never tried before and I really enjoys it.

The staff were friendly and helpful but it was busy so the service, although acceptable, could have been a little quicker.

There is a nice atmosphere, which the photos don't portray.

I will definitely eat here again if I am in Bath (we're based in London).

We felt that the food was excellent value for money - large portions of well presented, delicious mains for around £15 each.

Pros: Excellent food, Great value for money, Friendly staff

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Extremely over priced - Edit

I have visited this restaurant twice now with my family, first time was ok though expensive second time was pretty disappointing to say the least, small portions and again very expensive and the food was not that great, in fact both my daughters left most of what was served to them which when you consider the cost of food here i was not best pleased. The staff are friendly enough but this does not compensate for what we thought was over priced disappointing food. Had the food been tasty then i may have been more excepting of the cost.
Expensive clearly doesn't mean great in this case and i would be interested to know how the owners can justify such a high price? My whole family are veges so to be able to visit a place that caters solely for veges is a pleasant change, however i doubt we will be bothering with Demuths again which is sad in a way because we like to support vege restaurants but not at any cost. My advice is look around Bath if you are vege as there are some great cafes and restaurants who offer some great vege options at a lot less cost.

Pros: friendly staff

Cons: very expensive, small portions, food not that great

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Lovely lunch - Edit

I've been going to Demuth's (and Rachel Demuth's Vegetarian cookery school) for many years, but infrequently as I don't live that close to Bath. It did go through a phase a few years ago when I felt it wasn't as good as when Rachel was the Chef, but at my last visit it really was back on top form. My husband and I were meeting a friend who was a bit late and so we ordered a side dish of saute new potatoes to share, which was huge and yummy. So when our friend arrived, we decided to share a sandwich and then share a pud. The sandwich we chose was lush wholegrain toasted bread on mixed leaves with some kind of delicious spicy hummus with preserved lemon oil (mental note to get some of that!) and roasted squash slices. Purrrrfect. Pudding was a choc mousse (nice and dark and not too sweet) with a pink peppercorn tuile (whatever that is but it tasted good!). I would highly recommend this place - staff are charming and it is pricey but portions are large so you can share! Also would recommend Rachel Demuth's fantastic cookery books - available from her website if you google her name.

Pros: creative food, Hearty portions, Charming staff

Cons: A bit pricey, No biscuits for sale to go with coffee!

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Fabulous meal - Edit

My husband and I had dinner at Demuths with a friend. We invited our friend at the last minute and the restaurant was more than happy to accommodate an extra person at our table. The food was excellent (lots of vegan options), and the service was friendly. The server was able to answer questions and was present without ever making us feel rushed or that he was hovering. We enjoyed a leisurely meal and would return if we find ourselves in Bath again.

Pros: excellent food, great service

Cons: pricey

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Great For A Treat - Edit

Lovely well designed and seasonal foods, but of course a little on the pricey side. Great for a treat, just don't go every week!

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Really tasty - Edit

This place is easy to find right near the touristy area in Bath. I had the soba cashew noodles for lunch and they were delicious (it was actually made with udon noodles). I had some sort of coconut cashew praline with berry sauce for dessert, which tasted like it was a raw dessert, which I'm not that fond of. But I had a side of swedish glace soy vanilla ice cream and that was delicious! Next time I would probably just go for the ice cream for dessert. It's a pleasant little place, which could only be improved by more vegan options.

Pros: Good quality food

Cons: Needs more vegan options

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Caryne 13 Sep 2011 - I had the coconut praline dessert when I was there a few weeks ago and it was the most divine thing I have ever eaten in over thirty years of being vegan. All tastes are subjective but I do suggest that every vegan tries this desert at least once in their lives.  


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wonderful - Edit

We have eaten here on a number of occasions and will always go back. I have also been to the cookery school. What a treat. Very informative

Pros: good cuisine, helpful staff, non smoking

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Wonderful, especially for vegans - Edit

Really loved this place. I'm a vegan and my partner is veggie. The menu had plenty of vegan choices, including two desserts. I had chickpea fritters, nut roast, and cashew and coconut praline; all 3 courses were amazing. Really special food. The staff were lovely and the atmosphere was really nice. I would highly recommend this to anyone going to Bath, regardless of their diet.

Pros: amazing food, lovely staff, reasonable prices

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Demuths - Edit

A lovely friendly restaurant with a nice atmosphere and quite a few vegan options. Delicious food and reasonably priced. Definitely recommend.

Pros: great food, reasonable price

Cons: could be more vegan options

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Good veg food - Edit

My aunt and I ate here during out stay in Bath. I've been a vegetarian for over 14 years and she's leaning in that direction.

While the food was pricey (majority of veg restaurants/foods are), it was very good. I've yet to really meet a veg restaurant I did not like. I do enjoy my food!

We started out with thoughtful bread and the portion was rather large. I had a kind of Asian salad (I forget the name and I didn't see it listed on the website). I enjoyed a Whole Earth sparkling delicious cola and she had Frank still spring water. I would eat here again.

Pros: good food, nice location

Cons: pricey

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excellent! - Edit

i had a super lunch at demuths while in bath. i had a plate with hummus, salad and a few other things i can't remember. but i do remember that it was yummy!

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Yum, yum, yum...... - Edit

I would totally recommend this teeny little restaurant. Despite the size, Demuths doesn't feel overcrowded; you don't feel like you are sitting to close to your neighbours!

The caramalised onion and rosemary bread was divine (my date stole half!). The stuffed courgette flowers and Upta main courses were both seriously yummy. I felt completely full, but being the glutten for chocolate cake that I am, decided to order away! Our lovely waitress advised me to go halves as it was huge and I was full! She was so right. It was totally gorgeous, but I wouldn't have been able to eat it all on my own (I would have given it a valiant try, I assure you!).

I would recommend going here if you are in the area. I actually travelled from Brighton (the vegan Mecca of the UK). It's not the cheapest place in the world, but we felt it was well worth it.

Pros: Tasty food, Friendly/helpful staff, Delectable cake

Cons: A little small

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Muth't Visit - Edit

An absolute must in Bath, this is highly creative and impressive vegetarian gourmet dining. A definite contender for one of the best vegetarian dining experiences I have had in the UK. The meals are unlike what you've had before with unexpected creations and ingredients. Yes, it's pricey and you MUST book ahead. We have been turned away here even on a night when it was lashing down with rain and we explained we came especially. How could they do this to us but they did. For this reason I give 4 cows instead of 5.

Pros: gourmet, wines, cosy

Cons: prices

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Caryne 13 Sep 2011 - If a place is full then it is full whether it is raining or not! It seems a bit mean to mark a busy and popular place down because you forgot to book in advance.  


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Tasty - Edit

I have been to Demuths twice. Both times I left with a smile on my face and a cookbook in my hand (which I have to recommend more highly than the food as I've gotten greater pleasure from trying to recreate the dishes, especially the white choc cheesecake and jerk kebabs!).

Pros: Great food

Cons: Small

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Completely wonderful! - Edit

I was in Bath for two days with my boyfriend last weekend and we popped into Demuth's on the basis that they had a vegan chocolate fudge cake on the menu. How could we resist that?! We were greeted by a friendly and accommodating waitress and led into the tiny restaurant, which is beautifully decorated and very cosy. We ordered the cake and I plumped for a vegan frappe while my boyfriend went for a vegan cider. When the cake arrived we were not disappointed. A huge slab of vegan chocolatey goodness, doused in fudge sauce and accompanied by a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream was placed in front of our wide, hungry eyes. It was completely amazing and I'm ashamed to say I couldn't even finish it!

We returned the next day for assam tea and more cake, which the waitress (another genuinely lovely and friendly one) managed to get us despite the menu having changed from lunchtime to evening and they weren't really supposed to do cakes and tea at that time.

I wish we could have stayed in the city longer, just to try out the extensive selection of vegan wines and some of that delicious (non-cake) food! Next time, for sure.

Pros: Delicious food, Friendly staff, Large portions

Cons: Small

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Demuths - Edit

Demuths has long been a family favourite, we have relocated to Oxford but came back to Demuths a few weeks ago and it was as good as ever... The options seemed a bit more modern which was refreshing. No moussaka, burgers or lasagna here!!!

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Service leaves much to be desired - Edit

My wife and I popped into DeMuths on a recent visit to Bath for a cuppa and cake. Apparently we chose to arrive at a time between two menus, and one member of staff told us we could choose from either menu and the waitress who took our order was not reticent to show her displeasure when we tried to order from "the wrong one".

30 minutes later (and food being served to several diners who had arrived after us) our tea and cakes arrived. No complaints about the food, but the service was just awful.

I decided to give them another chance and book for a party of ten. The girl on the phone who took my call was unpleasant and unhelpful, interrupted me abruptly to serve a paying customer (fair enough, but be polite about it), and just confirmed that our previous experience wasn't a one-off.

Such a shame, as the options for veggies and vegans aren't bad.

Pros: Nice menu choice

Cons: Awful service

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Disappointed - Edit

Found it to be over priced and sadly over rated, Very expensive starters/light Lunch, tiny portions and felt very let down, was expecting sensational taste bud tingling food, in fact found the food to be rather bland, and could mainly taste olive oil, Chocolate cake was ok served with a dollop..rather small dollop of what I presume was just swedish glace, had a glass of white wine,cold glass but the wine was not chilled, dis-interested waitress, husband did not want me to leave a tip saying we get better service when buying a tin of beans in the local co-op, service wasn't rude just nothing special, have eaten at better places with fairer prices that deserve more recognition , Demuths did not live up to the reputation I thought it had, went there hoping the prices would justify excellent experience it did not happen, would not bother going again and when we go back to Bath in October with friends will try some where else, real shame Demuths you have lost future custom and good word of mouth which is always valuable.would have rated zero but this system here gives 2 as lowest possible

Pros: could get a table, bright

Cons: pricey, small portions, nothing special

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Gave it another chance - Edit

This is our second review, our first said we wouldnt go back butmy partner complained to demuths and we got a voucher, and tried to give it a second chance.
We enjoyed the food this time but couldn't see how it related to the cost, if we didn't have the voucher.
My Thali was nice, but not like any Thali I experienced in India, we know they can do authentic indian food as the ran a days cooking course in indain food that my partner attended and it was apparently fantastic.
It wasn't horrible, just could have been better.

Pros: tasty

Cons: over priced

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many negative reviews, vegans avoid, go to the pub - Edit

We knew before going here that it wasn't going to turn out well when it was empty and they said it was full for the night so we made a reservation 2 days later. The service is horrible and they messed up both things we ordered. We basically paid 41 pounds to drink a beer and eat a shaved carrot. If you live in Bath sure try it out. If you eat cheese, then by all means, but if you're a healthy vegan looking for inventive food go to Porter Pub and you'll get very accommodating chef& server for a 4th of the price. There are also many other places that are vegan friendly in town such as the Japanese restaurant behind Porter Pub. In 100s of veg restaurants I've reviewed Demuths secured the 3rd slot from the bottom amongst all my reviews with only two others measuring worse! Charming space, though, we probably would have had been less negative had our waitress gotten any part of our order correct despite having her ask the chef... my girlfriend accidentally bit on a piece of cheese thinking it was tofu and was really bummed out. This is more a restaurant for meat eaters who think its fun to eat Veg out one night a month than anyone concerned with healthy vegan eating.

Note the many other negative reviews amongst the 5 start positive. 2 happycows is the lowest one can give, but this really deserves a 1.

Pros: cute locations

Cons: nothing vegan healthy, bad service, really bad service

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