Eat delicious buns and traditional English dinners at this historic venue and then see the museum that showcases the original kitchen.
Head to Sally Lunn’s for a quick snack, light lunch or hearty meal. Try a bath bun, a local specialty that was first created here. Admire the historic building and visit the kitchen museum to learn more about Sally Lunn herself and the original kitchen she used.
Stop at the kitchen museum to learn more of the building’s history. The real history of Sally Lunn and her invention of the Bath bun are lost to time, but the museum explores her legend. See the Roman remains and the masonry oven that Sally may have used, along with many of the utensils that would have been stocked in a kitchen of the time.
Try a Sally Lunn bun at the restaurant. Eat them with a variety of toppings both sweet and savory, and purchase some to take for an enjoyable snack later in the day. Sally Lunn’s offers different menus throughout the day, with daytime, evening and early dinner menus. Choose from a selection of teas, cakes and other items. If you’re really hungry, try one of the restaurant’s “trenchers,” meals served on a rustic bread plate which absorbs flavors from the food and is eaten as part of the meal.
The building which houses Sally Lunn’s is medieval, though excavations in the cellar have marked it as the site of a previous Roman building. See the remains of subfloor heating, mosaic tiles and other finds from this time. The building was later part of the south range of Bath Abbey, and dates back to the abbey’s reconstruction in the 1100s.
Sally Lunn’s is located in Bath’s city center, close to the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. You don’t need a reservation during the day but you might want to book a table in the evening, especially if you’re in a large party. Food is served throughout the morning and into the night, with evening meals served by candlelight. The kitchen museum closes earlier in the evening than the dining room and Sunday hours are different for both.