High-end caterer Searcys has outlined plans to expand its day visit offer with the opening of the Roman Baths Kitchen in Bath city centre.
Set to open later this month, the Roman Baths Kitchen will comprise a deli style café on the ground floor seating up to 25 people and a bistro restaurant on the first floor for up to 60 diners.
Jointly funded by Searcys and Bath & North East Somerset Council, the venue will provide additional catering for visitors to the Pump Rooms as well as being an informal family-friendly restaurant for local people and other visitors to the city.
Chris Maddison, marketing director at Searcys, said: "The Pump Rooms plays a key role in Bath's tourist offering and is extremely popular with both national and international visitors.
"The new Roman Baths Kitchen, along with the existing Pump Rooms restaurant, will ensure that we are able to cater for the huge number of visitors that the venue welcomes on a daily basis.
"The Pump Rooms is an incredibly important and highly treasured historical site and Searcys is dedicated to living up to this reputation through a food service that is equally valued.
"The opening of the Roman Baths Kitchen further cements Searcys plans to grow its day visit offering throughout the UK."
Earlier this year, Searcys secured a 10-year contract with Blenheim Palace to run the visitor catering as well as providing hospitality for weddings, conferences and events.
By Janie Manzoori-Stamford
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