Boho Marché: Add this Moroccan themed restaurant serving delicious grownup portions and bags of charm to your Bath visit itinerary.
The busy restaurant, situated within Francis Hotel in a very central location within Bath, is a newish addition to the local dining landscape, having opened just after the end of the last lockdown toward the end of 2020.
“Service was excellent.”
First impressions are quickly formed as we walk through the colourful jungle wallpaper of the restaurant lobby. A couple of quick selfies and photos in the secluded colourful space which handily has a large mirror and a photo-friendly rattan ‘throne’ to pose on, shows that the restaurant has the social-media obsessed foodie in mind.
Walking into the restaurant proper and the eclectic décor continues in a pleasant way, with a nod to the Mediterranean, Moroccan cuisine reflected in the lush, greenery above the central bar and the verdant potted plants throughout the restaurant. However, no one in our group was prepared to see the full-size replica stallion in the middle of the restaurant! Someone in our group asked about it, and we were given an explanation, but I cannot remember what it was, but it says a lot about the eclectic décor in Boho Marché that there would be a full-size model horse in the middle of the room while diners happily enjoyed their meals.
Service was excellent. Paola looked after us, asking us which menu we would like to go for and explaining all the dishes. We opted for the all-day dining menu, with its wide variety of Mediterranean and Moroccan-inspired dishes.
We chose a sharing board for our starter – (£14.50) min 2 persons. The platter was huge and packed full of yummy looking treats like falafel, chimichurri, smoked hummus, aubergine dip etc. There is the option to enhance the dish with extra meat. For an additional £3 you can also enjoy options like ox cheek, confit duck, grilled chorizo and chicken skewer.
Completely filled from just the starter, we ploughed through in the interests of writing a comprehensive review and moved on to our mains.
We chose the restaurant’s Middle Eastern flavours and opted for the Tagine (£16) – served with Cous Cous. Diners can choose their favourite meat; we thoroughly recommend the Lamb shank for an extra £14. Again, the portions are huge. Special mentions to the soy and chilli tender broccoli stem sides, the garlic came through very nicely.
Also, try the Ox Cheek (£23), a slow braised affair served with smoked creamy mash, green beans, and red wine jus. Likewise the tender Ribeye 10 oz steak (£35) served with crispy fries.
A rich dessert menu satisfied our sweet cravings, yes we still had space!
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Boho Marche. Great ambience, tasty food and excellent service. Be sure to add this gem of a restaurant to your next visit to Bath.