Hudson Steakhouse Bar & Grill

Price guide: Expensive

14 London Street, Bath, BA1 5BU

Price guide: Expensive

Hudson interior

By Amy Watkins, your Bath expert

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#11 of 20
expert-rated restaurants in Bath
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
4.7
4.7
Service:
4.1
4.1
Location:
3.8
3.8
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, People watching, Shopping, Special occasions, Trendiness

Expert review of Hudson Steakhouse Bar & Grill

Upmarket steakhouse in Walcot, Bath’s artisan quarter.

Juicy steaks and a cool Manhattan vibe make this posh steakhouse worth the trot up Walcot Street. I love the twinkling lights in the bar downstairs, which seem to call you in: “Eat meeeat, eat meeeat,” they whisper.

Food and drink: 

Steaks are why anyone comes here, but they also serve up a decent selection of duck, fish and even veggie dishes, as well as salads for anyone that wants to be the annoying person who goes to a steakhouse and orders rabbit food. Steaks come from a farm in Staffordshire and are then hung by a local butcher for 28 days. Downstairs the bar serves up a good range of spirits and decent cocktails.

Recommended dishes: 

Blue swimmer crab cakes are a good way to prep your stomach for the monster steaks, which range from an 8oz prime entrecote right the way up to a 20oz long bone cowboy rib steak. My favourite is the 10oz rib eye super marbling steak – it melts like butter in your mouth. Sides are extra, so go for the yummy truffle parmesan fries.

Ambience: 

This used to be a fairly rough old pub, but now dimpled lightshades downstairs and cool low-lit dining rooms upstairs give the restaurant a sexy, New York feel. Whenever I’ve been with friends we’ve been the only ones not on a date and it definitely has that feel of a place you’d bring someone to impress them and flash some cash - it is quite pricey.

Service: 

I think there must be some kind of hotness test for the waitresses as they all seem to be tall pretty blondes, but they are all very helpful and friendly – it’s not snooty.

Location: 

At the very top of Walcot Street, as you’re practically leaving the city centre. It’s worth the ten minute walk from the Podium. You can get a bus if you’re really lazy; the No13 to Bathford stops right outside.

Price advice: 

Starters cost from £6.95, steaks cost between £17.95- £26.95 and sides are £3.25.

Tables to book: 

Ask for a table away from the roaring grill upstairs if you feel the heat easily – the tables in the bar are cooler (in all senses), but can get cramped on a Friday or Saturday night, so request one upstairs if you need elbow room to eat your steak.

More information on Hudson Steakhouse Bar & Grill:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Bar, Restaurant
Food:
American, International, Steak
Address:
14 London Street, Bath, BA1 5BU
Telephone:
01225 332323
Website:
http://www.mattwyatt.co.uk/clients/hudson/
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat bar 5pm-11pm, grill 6pm-10.30pm (last orders).
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Grill

Have you been to Hudson Steakhouse Bar & Grill? Would you recommended it?