By Katie Wilson
Bath is famous for its Georgian architecture, so perhaps isn’t where you would expect to find a Moroccan-inspired restaurant.
But Boho Marché is unlike anywhere else in this beautiful Somerset city, from its chic bohemian interiors to its alternative but delicious menu.
The perfect all-day dining spot, this new restaurant inside Francis Hotel Bath is the place to head for breakfast, brunch and dinner.
We visited for Sunday brunch and were dazzled by its Seventies vibes, botanical walkways and Moroccan meets Mediterranean food.
There is no denying Boho Marché is an Instagrammer’s dream and it’s hard not to start snapping on your phone as soon as you walk through the door.
Photo highlights include a life-size horse statue, huge wicker princess chair and the Moroccan lanterns and botanical wallpaper on the way down to the bathroom.
The restaurant itself is beautiful and is divided into three separate but flowing sections; a casual seating area, bar area with seating and main restaurant. Those wanting a private space can book the La Mesa room.
If you’re staying at the Francis Hotel, breakfast will be served in the casual side of the Boho Marché restaurant.
The food is a mix of North African, French and Andalusian flavours and many of the dishes are meant to be shared.
Snacks come in the form of Anchovy, Aubergine and Chorizo flavoured crisps (£3 each). While Sharing boards (from £13pp) include homemade Bari Bari bread, Muhammara (Moroccan hummus), Falafel, Braised Ox Cheek and Confit Duck.
We ordered the Smoked Hummus (£7) served with warm bread, Lemon Spiced Carrot Salad with whipped feta (£8/£12) and Spicy Salmon Crispy Tostadas (£11) from the Little Temptations section of the menu. We were also just in time to try the Sweet Potato Hash (£9) on the breakfast menu served with egg of your choice.
Bigger plates are also available, such as the Boho Beef Burger (£16), Sharing Harissa Chicken (£35 for 2), Rib Eye Steak (from £27) and Grilled Lobster (from £24).
It’s never too early for cocktails (and it was post midday when we visited), so we ordered a signature Boho M made from Dry Vermouth, White Wine, Lychee and Lime Juice (£9.50).
We also tried the The Aviation (£10), a blend of Special Gin, Creme De Violette, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur and Lemon Juice.
Both were great, but sadly we couldn’t order more on this occasion as we driving home later that afternoon.
Another great thing about Boho Marché as we head into summer is the outdoor terrace round the side of the hotel, where the restaurant entrance is.
Perfect if you’re popping in for a drink or just want to soak up those alfresco vibes and pretend you’re in Morocco.
Best for: Brunch, catch ups with friends
Boho Marché, at Francis Hotel, 6 Queen Square, Bath, is open daily from 9am to 10pm
Prices start at £6 for a starter and £14 for a main
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