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07 Jun, 2009

Sally Lunn’s Restaurant

Posted by: Wen Ching In: United Kingdom|Western Food

We welcome the arrival of summer holiday by visiting Bath for a one day trip. Bath is a city located in the south west of England, about 2 and a half hours away from London by train and about an hour away from Cardiff by train.

This is the west front of Bath Abbey, which is an Anglican parish church founded in the 7th century and rebuilt in the 12th and 16th century, one of the most recognised architectures in Bath. We love the carefree lifestyle of the city, it was Tuesday when we visited, but we couldn’t really tell if it’s weekday or weekend. Reminded me of Stratford-upon-Avon, where I used to stayed for a year.

The south side of the Bath Abbey. The tourist information centre is located nearby, where we obtained maps and information from.

Ever wonder why is Bath known as Bath? This is because Bath is gifted with natural mineral spring and it has been a spa town for 2000 years. This is the Roman Bath. The Romans were the first to realise the value of the hot mineral water and built their religious spa of Aquae Sulis around the springs.

The Stall Street has many to offer, arts and paintings, food etc.

A man was playing Celtic and Bluegrass music on his 5-string banjo. The music was fantastic, it contributed to the cheery and relaxed atmosphere of Bath.

Tummies rumbling and it’s time for food. We read from the leaflet which says that “You cannot visit Bath without experiencing the taste of the World Famous Sally Lunn Bath Bun”. This caught our attention. Without second thoughts, we popped into Sally Lunn’s for its infamous Bath bun.

Before having our afternoon tea, we visited the museum which is located inside the building. We learned that Sally Lunn is a young French refugee who arrived in England more than 300 years ago. She baked a rich, round and generous bread which is now known as the Sally Lunn Bun. This is the original kitchen with its faggot oven, Georgian range and old baking utensils.

The restaurant was cozy and comfortable with dim lightings.

We had an iced fruit tea at £2.08 to quench our thirst. It was nice and sour.

What is an afternoon tea without some tea? We had a Sally Lunn Cream Tea at £5.68 which includes half a Sally Lunn Bun and their House tea.

The tea was nice and fragrant without any need to add in sugar. A warm cup of tea definitely complemented well with the bun.

Here comes the Sally Lunn Bun which we have anticipated. The toasted and buttered bun was served with Tiptree Strawberry Jam and local clotted cream. The bun was served warm, it was mildly sweet and very aromatic. Coupled with the strawberry jam and local clotted cream, it was fantastic.

We also had another Sally Lunn Bun served with traditional thick cut orange Marmalade at £3.08. The Marmalade tasted authentic, we love the sense of bitterness in it, and occasionally biting on the thinly sliced orange. Both strawberry and Marmalade weren’t overly sweet, the original taste of the fruits were exceptionally good.

It was a pleasant afternoon tea. In our humble opinion, this restaurant is certainly worth a visit. Service was very good and the prices justify the quality of the food. For more information, please visit their website here.

Restaurant Information
4 North Parade Passage,
Bath BA1 1NX,
United Kingdom.
Tel: 01225461634

13 Responses to "Sally Lunn’s Restaurant"

1 | sock peng

June 8th, 2009 at 1:45 am


nice weather

2 | Sean

June 8th, 2009 at 3:38 am


gosh, faggot oven sounds so wrong.
lovely pics! it's so great that u can head to a place like this for a day-trip over there! 😀

3 | Selba

June 8th, 2009 at 4:28 am


Love the pictures… more.. more.. more…. especially because I really want to visit UK! :)

4 | Sabrella

June 8th, 2009 at 10:03 am


nice food!

5 | 550ml jar of faith

June 8th, 2009 at 10:14 am


How strange! I somehow had the impression that Sally Lunn buns were like Boston buns, don't ask me how! So to have the iced topping with desiccated coconut missing feels somewhat askew! Bath looks lovely though! :-)

6 | Little Inbox

June 8th, 2009 at 1:27 pm


It must be a pleasant short trip, right?

7 | backStreetGluttons

June 8th, 2009 at 1:46 pm


We have nice memories of this historical place and infact sat down for 3 hours to listen to an afternoon session of English classical music…

Nice experience

8 | Shell (貝殼)

June 9th, 2009 at 4:02 am


the sally Lunn Bun looks great..yummy!!

9 | ai wei

June 9th, 2009 at 9:09 am


lovely! especially ur afternoon tea. see also feel warm. wish i could be there. i really wanna go UK for a tour/visit!

10 | mimid3vils

June 9th, 2009 at 9:10 am


warm bread~~ Warm ur heart too~~

11 | Su-Lin

June 11th, 2009 at 1:41 pm


Yummy! I loved the Sally Lunn bun when I last went to Bath too – actually, I wanted to buy another to take home but then ran out of time to go back!

12 | karenc 采茶女

June 22nd, 2009 at 2:38 pm


I went there once. Coffee can be refill as many time as you want. Oh my~ i miss the tase of the bun.

13 | Sugar Bean

June 29th, 2009 at 7:21 pm


sock peng, yeah, we were so glad that the weather was so good when we traveled.

Sean, haha, sounds weird and I've read it a few times to make it's faggot oven labeled there. Bath is really a good place for visit!

Selba, thank you. Do visit the UK for a trip, it'll be worth it. :)

Sabrella, yup, Sally Lunn's bun didn't let us down. It was a good try, would love to go back for more!

550ml jar of faith, we didn't know how Boston bun is until we googled it just now. Haha, don't think they look alike but do think that they look delicious. Hope to try that out! Bath is a nice place for visit.

Little Inbox, it definitely is a pleasant trip. Would hope to revisit again.

backStreetGluttons, yeah, they played nice classical music! And wow, you sat there for 3 hours? That's a long time, haha! Nice, we wanted to but it was dinner time so we have to leave after the afternoon tea.

Shell (貝殼), yeah, we absolutely love it, not forgetting the jam too!

ai wei, yeah, it was a very delightful afternoon tea. When do you wanna visit? Welcoming you anytime! :)

mimid3vils, yup, I like your sentence. Lately, we're more and more into bread!

Su-Lin, we were actually thinking of taking away a few buns too! We like it a lot. Guess we'll pay Bath another visit some other times.

karenc 采茶女, oh, we didn't know that the coffee can be refilled as many times as we want. That is good! Yeah, the buns are really good, we miss them a lot too!

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