When those tapas cravings hit, you’re naturally going to want to find a hangout with a Spanish flair - and that’s where the award-winning La Perla (translated ‘the Pearl’) comes in. Perched on the corner where N Parade Rd meets Duke Street, La Perla’s Spanish culinary team serve exquisite dishes in a dramatic vaulted basement-restaurant in the beating heart of Bath’s city centre.
One quick look over their tapas menu and you’ll understand what all the fuss is about. Whilst elsewhere places are stuck serving the likes of padron peppers and calamari, La Perla are doing something different with each and every dish offering something that’s unique. For example, you’ll likely to find the outstanding Fricasé de Setas (a bowl of an exotic mushroom stew, served with refreshing lettuce and herb garnish) alongside the Presa Ibérica a la Brasa (grilled Iberian pork served with roasted sweet potato and blue cheese sauce) highlighting the sheer depth and variety on offer. And with each and every dish arriving at the table with A-grade presentation, it’s not just the tastes and textures that you’ll be impressed by.
If you’re in the mood to spoil yourself with something extra-special, then cast your eyes over their Paella options. La Perla serve Paella like nowhere else in Bath; we’re talking a luxurious range of ingredients including fresh whole lobster and monkfish, chicken, duck and guinea fowl, or wild pink prawns, langoustines and raywings. It’s next level stuff, made for sharing with your whole crew - but take note, if you want to get in on the action, you must order your choice of Paella dish at least 24 hours ahead of your visit as ingredients are sourced per order and are made to order on site each day.
La Perla really is a glistening jewel in Bath’s food scene that finds perfection in its choice of ingredients and an eye for the finer details. Add it to your must-visit list immediately.