My Bath: Match days at Rec are a big draw for Richard
Chef and baker Richard Bertinet answers the questions in our My Bath feature
1. What's your favourite part of Bath?
I love The Rec – the atmosphere on match days is amazing. I'm also very fond of the river – I am a keen fisherman.
2. Where's the best place to eat?
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There are lots of places – the King William pub on the London Road is a big favourite, as is Casanis. We also often take the children to Yen Shushi on Bartlett Street.
3. What's the best view in the city?
We have a lovely view from where we live in Camden – all the way down the valley to Bathford and back the other way, including Prior Park and The Rec.
4. What would your perfect day in Bath entail?
Just hanging out with the family. Maybe brunch at the Bertinet Bakery, a walk with the dog up on Lansdown and then, if the weather is good, an early evening picnic in Royal Victoria Park watching the balloons go up.
5. Where would you meet friends for a drink?
I often meet friends for a drink and a game of tarot at the Beaujolais. We always have a great time.
6. What's your favourite shop?
I like Orvis for fishing kit, Mee for presents for my wife Jo – they have never got it wrong yet – and Marc Wallace and Maze for me.
7. What one thing about Bath would you change?
The bin collections should be done at night as they are in Paris. That way people put their rubbish out after dark and it does not sit around looking a mess all day.
â The Bertinet Bakery and Cafe at New Bond Street Place will have a host of new lines for the autumn including pork pies and macaroons, while The Bertinet Kitchen in St Andrew's Terrace is hosting a number of events for the Great Bath Feast food festival, which starts on September 23.
The Desperate Housewives & Hapless Husbands course is on October 18, while the kitchen is hosting appearances by Mark Hix and Angela Hartnett.
Mr Bertinet will be at an evening devoted to breads, cheese and wine at Neston Park Farm Shop on next Thursday.
More at the bertinetkitchen.com and www.greatbathfeast.co.uk.
â See special supplement on The Great Bath Feast in next week's Chronicle
â Next week – Bath Business Improvement District manager Andrew Cooper