Spring Gardens Restaurant

The site is behind the Georgian terraces of Laura Place and Argyle Street and looks out over the weir below the famous Pulteney Bridge.

The design was initially conceived by David Brain himself and derives its appearance from the neighbouring ‘boat house’ building. Indeed the river pleasure cruisers depart just outside the restaurant during the summer months. The restaurant has a principle elevation overlooking the weir where a balcony provides space for al-fresco dining. The side elevation abuts the Beazer Garden Maze, which is a key visitor attraction in this part of Bath.

Internally the principle restaurant space is at first floor where the open roof structure is supported on circular Douglas Fir posts, utilising flitch plate detailing which was specifically designed in conjunction with Structural Engineer John Mann.

Date
2006
Location
Bath
Type
commercial
Status
completed