Clutching onto the side of Bath Spa station, Graze’s floor-to-ceiling windows make stopping here a tortuorous few minutes for train-travellers; from any carriage, it’s hard not to watch the crowds indulging in its culinary delights whilst bathing in the warm glow of its sophisticated interior. In fact, on one particular journey from our Bristol HQ, we’re certain we could hear the clinking of glasses and swirl of laughter tease us as the conductor announced the closing of doors.
For lucky locals and visitors of Bath however, Graze is an invitation to sample some of the best British and seasonal eats. With a strong focus on meat cookery, their menu is full to the brim with classic dishes. Ribs, lamb rump, burgers and steamed mussels (served with fries, of course) can be found throughout the menu, ensuring there’s pretty much something for everyone. But with an extensive selection of cuts on offer, it’s got to be the 28 day dry-aged steak that takes centre stage; tender, juicy and delicate, it’s a must for any steak fan.
Owned by the team behind Bath Ales, it will come as no surprise that Graze is also big on beer. In fact, this venue even houses its own micro-brewery so you can try beer that’s made on site. It doesn’t get much more local than that.
What we love about Graze’s menu is that they’re not trying to reinvent the wheel. At the end of the day, what would be the point of that? Instead, they’re dedicated to showcasing how British produce should taste by incorporating time, passion and care into everything they do. So next time you’re near Bath Spa station, you won’t regret stopping by to savour some of the best produce the South West has to offer.
And if you’re on the train reading this, Graze is definitely not a mirage. Do yourself a favour and embrace the urge to hop off - you’ll be sipping an award-winning beer and gazing upon the majesty of Bath in no time.