National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Richard Bertinet’s favourite pit stops
Richard is a baker, chef and owner of The Bertinet Kitchen cookery school in Bath. He also offers cookery classes via BBC Maestro.
This restaurant, dance club and gym is my go-to place for breakfast. The staff are excellent, and the place makes its own smoked salmon, which I love. I look for a nice, big table where I can put down my newspaper and look out the window.
It might be on the tourist trail, but Framptons does the classics well, like waffles or avocado on toast. There’s a nice vibe and the service is great. Try and grab a window seat to enjoy the views of the weir and Pulteney Bridge. framptonsbar.co.uk
THE GREEN BIRD CAFE
It’s in a part of town most tourists tend to bypass en route to the Royal Crescent. But what a beautiful place! There’s a great chef in the kitchen and it’s a lovely, family-run cafe. greenbirdcafe.co.uk