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SALLY LUNN'S: "Thimble-sized delight" Top 5 Page for this destination Sally Lunn's Tip by pedersdottir

Sally Lunn's, Bath: 12 reviews and 13 photos

  The crooked little house
by pedersdottir

Sally Lunn and her famous buns. Are they from a long-forgotten nursery rhyme? Nearly every visitor to Bath has heard of them. One taste gives you a good idea of why they have become immortal in the lexicon of baked goods since 1680. The buns are simply delicious.

Baked from a soft, slightly sweet brioche dough, these little breads serve as a foundation for both main dishes and desserts.

Favorite Dish: The trencher dinner is a Sally Lunn's classic: a thick slice of bun topped by a meat or fish entree and accompanied by seasonal veggies. SImple - and oh, so good.

Housed in a building that dates from 1482, the 2 dining rooms on the ground floor are so lilliputian they give an entirely new meaning to the phrase 'cosy seating'. But if you make reservations in advance you might be let up the itsy-bitsy staircase to the tilting room on the upper level - and a bit more elbow space. Before leaving, pop into the cellar bakeshop to buy a few buns and see the remains of the original brick ovens.

Address: 4 North Parade Passage
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Open daily from 10:00 am (11:00 am on Sunday). Lunches from L 5; trencher dinners from L 8.50.
Phone: (01225) 461634
Price: US$21-30
Rating: 5
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 14, 2004
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