Mantra - Bath

5 Bladud Buildings, Bath BA1 5LS

$50 - $75 Recommended New Editor's Pick

We at Mantra have reinvented Indian food in a progressive way. The dishes are healthily packed with flavour, crunch, punch, and zing offering plenty of choice to vegetarians and vegans. The menus are inspired by seasonal ingredients, the freshest produce, deliciously healthy ideas bringing amazing diversity of India’s regional cuisines and childhood street food memories offering plenty of choices to cater to all types of customers. Indulge in traditional Indian cuisine with us. Enjoy a lavish menu handcrafted by our experienced chefs and submerge yourself in the rich tastes and flavours of the north as well as south Indian cuisine presented and prepared in a progressive technique. It's a known scientific fact that Indian food tastes good! Thanks to the abundance of spices and flavours. Indian cuisine offers plenty of variety with dishes ranging from North to South and sometimes by the kitchen to kitchen. Punjabi, Bengali, Rajasthani, Goan, Gujarati, and Maharashtrian are just the tip of the delicious iceberg. The word “curry” has much more to offer than just an oversimplification of an Indian cuisine coined by the English. It uses a variety of spices (masalas) all individually added as you cook so that the mixture is much more unique and varying depending on the region and sometimes by the specific kitchen. Right food, a Mantra for Healthy Life!!!

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 5 Bladud Buildings, Bath BA1 5LS
  • Cross Street: The Paragon
  • Location: Bath
  • Cuisine: Indian | International | Pakistani | Seafood | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01225 446332
  • Features: Late Dining, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Tasting Menu, Winning Wine List, Wheelchair Access, Chef’s Table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 15:00  
Dinner - Restaurant 17:00 - 23:00  
Tuesday
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 15:00  
Dinner - Restaurant 17:00 - 23:00  
Wednesday
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 15:00  
Dinner - Restaurant 17:00 - 23:00  
Thursday
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 15:00  
Dinner - Restaurant 17:00 - 23:00  
Friday
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 15:00  
Dinner - Restaurant 17:00 - 23:00  
Saturday
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 15:00  
Dinner - Restaurant 17:00 - 23:00  
Sunday
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 15:00  
Dinner - Restaurant 17:00 - 23:00  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 12, 2020
Justine R.

Excellent food in a lovely family run restaurant


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 01, 2020
jeni w.

Very Highly recommend. Takeaway during Lockdown available. Support your locals whenever you are able.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 30, 2020
Sarah H.

Great restaurant, service and the food was exceptional.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 28, 2020
Priya G.

Fantastic food. Really great service. Covid safe measures in place. Really impressed. Had a lovely evening with friends.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 22, 2020
lydia W.

It was great to try different Indian food. All very delicious.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 22, 2020
Eugene B.

Mantra was wonderful! The atmosphere was great, the food was delicious & the owner & his son were lovely. A little gem of a place!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 2020
Deborah F.

Exceptional food and service


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 21, 2020
Caroline S.

Delicious meal - we loved everything. Very busy, but good social distancing observed. We will definitely go back - great to have a local Indian of this standard.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 15, 2020
Fiona H.

A shortish menu but superb food. Lovely staff and good atmosphere. Highly recommended.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 10, 2020
Dominic G.

Delicious food as always! Great service from lovely staff in atmospheric surrounds.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 08, 2020
Richard H.

Long time since we’ve eaten at Mantra and it seemed even better than before. I tried the new fenugreek chicken which was a bit creamy for my taste but the Chennai chicken was terrific: spicy and full of flavour. Left a real tickle on the tongue. Will be back soon.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 02, 2020
Leanne G.

First time visiting couldn’t fault attentive staff amazing food great atmosphere


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 26, 2020
Katie G.

Fabulous food and friendly staff. Had to wait until 15 minutes after our booking time before we were seated so only rated 9 for service. Otherwise everything was perfect. Ps. Don’t forget to try the dosa!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 21, 2020
Evelyn P.

Lovely evening in a beautiful setting. Great Indian food. Thanks


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 21, 2020
Andrew L.

Excellent meal - this is the best Indian restaurant in Bath!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 16, 2020
Mary E.

This is the best Indian restaurant in bath! The food is wonderful and the staff amazing going the extra mile service wise. Throughly recommended and we will be returning very soon.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 11, 2020
Craig D.

Fantastic and delicious food. Great and friendly service. And an incredible vista of a view! Very much recommended.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2020
Suzanne K.

Being from out of town we were concerned about safety on our first “staycation” but we had nothing to worry about here! Tables spaced and semi-outside due to bifold doors open to circulate air accompanied by all staff wearing masks gloves and using sanitizer (readily available around restaurant) ... food was great ... I mean really authentic and someone obviously knows how to use spices who cooks here. The menu was not your typical korma and madras, it was well thought out and worth looking at before you go if you are just after Bhuna and chips. Starters arrived swiftly and were well presented. Onion bhajis were small, light and tasty not oversized grease balls. The lamb shish was spiced to perfection. For main the butter chicken was warming and full of flavour with great spicing, and the lamb rogan josh was mild but again totally tasty. The mushroom rice had been well cooked and was not an afterthought. We had to wait a while for our mains but they were worth it. Would definitely come back


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 04, 2020
Ian R.

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Mantra. The food was AMAZING. Our table was on the terrace and the views are spectacular .The perfect setting for a fabulous meal. We would also like to thank the staff who were charming,knowledgable and very helpful .We will be back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2020
Jon P.

Great venue, Fantastic service, Excellent menu, superb food and terrific atmosphere. Modern, chic surroundings, extremely attentive staff, delicious meal. Excellent value for money. Best and my favourite Indian restaurant Of all time, can’t fail to have a great evening at Mantra.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 03, 2020
Robert O.

Very nicely spiced Indian food. Love the Dosa's.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 30, 2020
Jane S.

The restaurant was wonderful. It has great atmosphere and the most amazing view over Bath. The food is tremendous- tasty, light, modern Indian cooking. Would recommend it.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 21, 2020
Dawn B.

Absolutely lovely place to eat! Delicious food, spotlessly clean and really attentive, friendly staff. A great dining experience.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2020
Richard W.

The food was quite excellent as usual and the service was impeccable. The only improvement needed is in respect of the loos; unfortunately a few guests make it unpleasant for the majority of us.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2020
Dora B.

Really lovely evening and managed well with the current situation we find ourselves in. I would of rated the food a 10 but I ordered something that wasn’t spicy enough for me which was totally my mistake! Will definitely be back to try something different .


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2020
Sarah H.

Excellent service and food. Would recommend to anyone wanting authentic Indian food


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 09, 2020
Spencer E.

Charming staff and great food.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 5/10
Value: 7/10
Dec 08, 2020
Georgina B.

Lovely place, very friendly , knowledgeable service. Good COVID preventative measures in place. Food was really good!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 06, 2020
Karen B.

We had a lovely evening ‘1st time’ at Mantra, the service was wonderful and food was delicious. A good atmosphere with enough space between tables to social distance. Will definitely return after lockdown.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 18, 2020
Pamela J.

I think this is the best Indian in Bath. The food is superb and the staff super friendly. Sometimes a bit of mix up on orders like forgetting one starter which was then delayed....that's why I give only 9 for service. It didn't matter to us much but it could matter a lot. I love it here.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 14, 2020
Chris T.

A cut above average, especially the dhosa!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 12, 2020
Anne S.

The service didn't seem to it's usual standard. Poppadoms were brought to the table without being ordered and added to the bill. A drink order was very slow coming to the table so had to ask for it again.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 25, 2020
Monika B.

Very helpful staff and excellent quality food


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 23, 2020
Rob C.

A lovely meal with really nice staff.. Good food good service what more could you want Have already recommended it to friends who are going to Bath


Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 20, 2020
Veronica O.

Friendly welcome , good clean well Spaced seating arrangements, food was excellent . I would recommend this place .


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 20, 2020
Denise T.

We took advantage of our going out on a Tuesday with the discount ( from the chancellor), it was great to see lots of others out too. Very well organised, great service , delicious food . It was a great evening . Thank you


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 18, 2020
Jennifer S.

Absolutely delicious food and really fun. Cheery staff ,well sorted for distancing so you felt safe but relatively normal.We ordered two things at a time and just kept going till we were about to explode! We will definitely return if ever in Bath again.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 10, 2020
Ian S.

It is great food and service from Mantra. Best all-round Indian cuisine in Bath.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 09, 2020
Lawrence P.

We were the only customers in the restaurant for most of our meal and the waiter was very helpful, friendly and provided us with an excellent level of service. The view and ambience was lovely and we had a great experience, would definitely recommend.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 16, 2020
Clar F.

Well located, tasty food, friendly service


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 24, 2020
Ken S.

Great food, really enjoyed the masala dosa which you don't get in that many Indian restaurants.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 22, 2020
Harsha D.

The food was delicious especially the prawn dish, and curries. The service we received from Nathan our waiter was exceptional. He managed to juggle a number of customers happy despite the restaurant being exceptionally busy and short of staff that night. Made a very enjoyable evening for us all.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 04, 2020
Val R.

Luckily we phoned Mantra beforehand to check they had received the booking via table agent. They had no record of the booking. They were fully booked at 7.30 but they offered us a table at 8.30. Even so, we had to wait a long time for a table as the restaurant was very busy: it was he last night of the eat out to help out offer.The first table we were shown was too close to the next tables so we declined. They set up an outside table for us which was socially distanced and fine. The waiter (Prakeet) was lovely and although rushed off his feet, took time to speak to us and check we were okay. The meal was good and the peshwari naan was particularly delicious.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 25, 2020
Alice E P.

Great food as usual! Service was very slow especially when it came to getting drinks and the bill. Was clearly very busy!


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 19, 2020
Daryl F.

Lovely setting. Delicious food. Service friendly but very slow. Got the impression they were short staffed.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 18, 2020
Phillip C.

Excellent meal and service very friendly nothing too much trouble. Very covid aware and felt comfortable throughout the evening. Definitely recommend to anyone .....


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 16, 2020
Pauline C.

One of the best indian restaurants I've been to! Starter was huge (the indian pancake) and the fish in goan style coconut sauce was to die for! Also great view from the terrace and great cocktails. I definitely recommend it!


Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 06, 2020
Chris R.

Good food, polite service but concerned that there were too many tables in the room and the spacing between them was far too close in these Covid times!


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 5/10
Value: 6/10
Aug 26, 2020
Barbara S.

Warm the plates to keep the food hot


Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 20, 2020
Gerry T.

The food was excellent but the venue was cold. Large doors leading to an outside terrace were wide open causing a cold draft.