Same Same But Different

Price guide: Budget

7a Princes Buildings , Bartlett Street, Bath, BANES, BA1 2ED

Price guide: Budget

Same Same But Different exterior

By Amy Watkins, your Bath expert

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#1 of 20
expert-rated restaurants in Bath
Expert overall rating:5.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
5
5.0
Ambience:
4.9
4.9
Service:
4.9
4.9
Location:
4.7
4.7
Value for money:
4.9
4.9
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Chilling out, Nightlife, People watching, Relaxation

Best for Value for money - Expert review of Same Same But Different

Fresh Mediterranean tapas in Bath’s best restaurant.

Same Same But Different is run by a lovely young couple– you’ll find Toni upstairs in the dining room and Rob downstairs in the kitchen rustling up beautifully tasty tapas. I come here every year for my birthday and take over most of the restaurant with a big table, but it also makes a cosy place for a chilled-out date.

Food and drink: 

Good wines, beers and sangria. Specials are chalked up on the board, as are the tapas. While the tapas have a Spanish bent with tortilla, squid and chorizo featuring highly, main meals are hearty Mediterranean influenced modern British dishes.

Recommended dishes: 

Pig out and have as many tapas as you can cram in as it’s all delicious. I had to order extra squid at my birthday party to avoid fights over it and the chorizo based tapas are always amazing. If they have chocolate brownie on the menu go for that.

Ambience: 

Same Same is small with swirly artwork on the walls and it spills out onto the pavement in summer, which gives it a continental feel. The small dining room is dominated by the wooden bar and the ambience depends on who is in – larger parties tend to take over a bit giving it more of a party atmosphere, but otherwise it’s a cosy, chilled-out place for an informal meal.

Service: 

Friendly and welcoming – everything is very chilled-out so you might find it’s a little slow if you’re in a rush, but otherwise it’s all perfectly paced for a relaxed evening.

Location: 

Tucked up on Bartlett Street on the way to the Assembly Rooms, just off George Street and close to Milsom Street for shopping.

Price advice: 

All main meals are £7.25-£10, tapas dishes cost £4-£5 and for larger parties there is a set tapas deal that costs £15/head and includes sangria, bread and olives, and a big selection of all tapas dishes.

More information on Same Same But Different:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Café, Restaurant, Tapas bar
Food:
Mediterranean, Spanish
Address:
7a Princes Buildings , Bartlett Street, Bath, BANES, BA1 2ED
Telephone:
01225 466856
Website:
http://www.same-same.co.uk
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Thurs 8am-6pm, Fri 8am-11pm, Sat 9am-11pm and Sun 10am-5pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Same Same But Different? Would you recommended it?

Community comments (2)

Glad you enjoyed it Arthur - I hear you are a squid expert!

We went here for lunch, and we thought the food was brilliant, especially the calamari.

Arthur