Hudson Steakhouse Bar & Grill

Address: 14 London Street, Bath, BA1 5BU, England
Telephone: 01225 332323

- Expensive

4.5

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
4.5
90%
Service
4.1
90%
Food and drink
4.5
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Ambience
4.7
90%
Location
3.8
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • People watching
  • Shopping
  • Special occasions
  • Trendiness

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