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by David Francis (subscribe)
David Francis is a freelance writer based in Adelaide.
Published January 28th 2012
For more than a century and a half, the Bath Hotel has been part of the Norwood scene and its interior modernisation in 2006 has made it a popular spot for young and old.

Bath Hotel by David Francis
The beer garden can be accessed via the restaurant.

The inside has an unimpeded and flowing feel. The larger dining section is open to the adjacent bar and the exit route to the beer garden dissects the tables and splits off the smaller, slightly raised restaurant area without enclosing it.

From the front tables, it is possible to see out to the street and into the beer garden, restaurant and bar; allowing you to feel involved with these other parts of the hotel and enhancing the relaxed feel of the place. If weather permits, the glass doors are opened to give patrons a street-side dining experience.

Spanish Paella @ Bath Hotel by David Francis
The Spanish Paella is worth a try.

Different menus are used, depending on where and when you choose to eat. While there are many changes in content on each of these, some items are listed as the same in more than one but are priced differently, with the bar menu the lowest cost.

A separate children's menu has all its items priced at $9.90 and the website lists an Afternoon Grazing Menu for those not wanting a full meal.

All the food selections include platters and other sharing choices, individual appetisers, or a wide variety of main meals. Don't despair; there are desserts as well.

We had a Sunday lunch in the smaller restaurant section and the more expensive a la carte menu was offered.

The cheapest main, in this pricier bill of fare, is a good-sized chicken or beef schnitzel at $18.90 with an extra $2 for a sauce. Always popular is Bath Fish and Chips, priced at $22.90 a la carte. For around the $30 mark there is a choice of steaks, or dishes such as Duck a l'Orange to tempt you.

My pick of the $25.90 Spanish Paella a spicy (but not overly so) tomato-based risotto with chorizo, chicken, mussels, squid, prawns and capsicum did not disappoint.

As it was a very hot day, I washed this down with Cooper's Pale Ale, from the assortment of beers available on tap. There is a wine list, of course, with bottles priced from around $25 up to, well, plenty.

The Bath Hotel makes for a relaxed an enjoyable dining experience any day of the week and caters for a range of dining styles and budgets.
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Why? Fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere
When: Any day
Where: 232 The Parade, Norwood
Cost: Mains from $15 to $30
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I've never been but it looks great & seems to be a popular place.
by Stephanie Timotheou (score: 1|16) 2844 days ago
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