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Welcome to Blue Quails Deli

We, Jodi & Thomas Barker look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you to Blue Quails Deli.

Our little cafe/deli, is located at 7 Bridge Street in Bath (BA2 4AS).  We are open 7 days a week.  Our opening hours are Monday to Saturday 8am to 5pm and Sunday 8am - 4.00pm.  We do not take bookings, just pop in.

Blue Quails Deli opened in September 2012 & Jodi and Thomas are very proud to now be the new owners of this lovely, popular little local cafe/deli since May 2016.

It's often asked how the name Blue Quails fits into the scheme? Previously in the Cape - we had a lovely restaurant called the African Blue Quail - so it seemed like a great idea to continue along with the trend. The African Blue Quail is prolific in the Cape - being small and being a delectable treat, we felt it just fitted in perfectly with our small shop. We hope you'll agree that our international street food, frittattas, quiches, delectable soups and delicious home baked cakes will make your visit to Blue Quails worth it! Don't forget, we also serve LaVazza Coffee, a big selection of delicious infused teas, and they say 'the best hot chocolate' in Bath!!

Since opening Blue Quails Deli, it's been very fortunate in winning a couple of great awards

- Best Cafe 2015 - Bath Good Food Awards

- Best Cafe 2014 - Bath Good Food Awards

- Best Deli 2013 in the South West - Taste of the West

- Best Deli/Cafe 2013 - Bath Good Food Awards

- Best Sandwich 2013 - Bath Life Awards

- Finalist Best Cafe 2013 - Bath Life Awards

We've been hovering between Top15 on Trip Advisor (out of 352 cafe's & restaurants) over the past year, which we feel is quite an achievement, we thank our clients for their great comments. We value your opinion, but if when you visit you're not 100% happy, please do tell us!

However, it's not about the awards, we love what we do, we enjoy you all popping in, it's all about keeping innovative dishes appearing,using fresh local produce, giving good service in a friendly and clean environment.

We are VERY small, but tables move along quickly, so please do pop in and try one of the many daily specials.

We hope you'll drop in and introduce yourself - we look forward to meeting you.

Jodi & Thomas Barker

Open 7 days a week 8:00am-5:00pm (close at 4.00pm on Sunday's)


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Recent News

March 2016 - Another busy year has passed, where has the time gone!!  We are still busy, our menu's continue to change on a daily basis, we are constantly seeking out new, innovative and tasty foods from around the Globe.  We thank all our lovely visitors for supporting Blue Quails, we get the nicest folk popping in and it's such a pleasure when we hear you saying you make a point of coming by on your annual trip to Bath.  Then of course we have our regular supporters, to whom we are so appreciative of your continued support.  We are a small cafe, no getting away from it - so from time-to-time we get the odd complaint on Trip-advisor about being cramped, so we apologies for this, but we are what we are - we aim to give great service, great food and great prices.  If we were 10 years younger, we'd take on a bigger space!! - this was always going to be our retirement project, and getting bigger just doesn't make sense at this time in our lives.  So we'll continue with our little shop, and hopefully you'll pop by and won't mind that space is not something we can't offer in abundance!  We are however very happy to have just been awarded again, Best Cafe in Bath, by Bath Good Food.  The chilly season is hopefully coming to an end, and we look forward to another beautiful Spring in Bath - hopefully we'll see you in Blue Quails again soon.

- March 2015 - winner Best Cafe - Bath Good Food Awards

- December 2014 very pleased to have been awarded BEST CAFE 2014 - Good Food Awards

September 2014

It's that time of year again! RUGBY!! We all love the game, the build-up to the match, the buzz on the day, and it's no different at Blue Quails - so enroute to or from the game, pop in for a take away Boerewors Roll with Mrs Balls Chutney, a take away sandwich - made to order, a box of salads with fritatta or quiche. Or if it's really cold, a hot soup with a piece of ciabatta - we'll pack it up for you as quickly as possible, with take-away cutlery - and you'll be off and ready for the big game. We also have a great selection of drinks - both hot and cold (and our hot chocolate will warm you up - for the more adventurous, try it with a dash of liqueur!!)

2013 AWARDS

We're still proud of our awards won during our first year in business

- Best Deli 2013 in the South West - Taste of the West

- Best Deli/Cafe 2013 - Good Food Awards

- Best Sandwich 2013 - Bath Life Awards

- Finalist Best Cafe 2013

We've been hovering between 4th & 6th place on Trip Advisor (out of 352 cafe's & restaurants) over the past year, which we feel is quite an achievement, we thank our clients for their great comments. We value your opinion, but if when you visit you're not 100% happy, please do tell us!

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Catering

We are able to cater for you function - large or small, so whether it be:

* Small dinner parties

* Larger dinner parties

* Canapes and other finger foods for small or large function

* Picnic baskets prepared in advance - or just pop in and we'll make something up to take down to the river and enjoy the wonderful surrounding beauty of Bath.

Give us a call on 01225-338885 and we'll be happy to make suggestions and give you prices.  We are not restricted to the type of cuisine served in the deli, we can generally prepare just about anything you wish.

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Products

BLUE QUAILS PRODUCTS

Being a small deli / café, we have chosen our products very carefully – you’ll find most of the products on our shelves local to the South West, and they are a  great tribute to the area.

Jams, Preserves & Chilli Jams

We offer a wonderful range of the best preserves all from our own South West Counties.

 Timmy’s Chillies

  • Marmanaga – Orange, Ginger, Naga & Mixed Chillies
  • BlimeyLimey – Limes, Ginger, Thai Chillies, Mixed Green Chillies & Nutmeg
  • Lemonchillo – Lemon, Ginger, Habanero, Mixed Chillies, Nutmeg
  • Strawberry Chilli – New to the range (and delicious on everything, including ice-cream!)

 Cherry Tree Preserves

  • Passion Fruit Curd
  • Lemon Curd (Lemon Cheese)
  • Raspberry Curd
  • Pineapple & Coconut Liqueur Curd
  • Lemon & Lime Curd
  • Sticky Ginger Curd
  • Pina Colada Curd

South African Products

We have a small selection of the more popular South African products,

 -         Biltong

-         Dry Wors

-         Mrs Balls Chutney

-         Ouma’s Rusks

-         Romany Cream Biscuits

-         Maltabella (porridge)

-         Braai Spices

 Other products you’ll find on our shelves

 Fudge – Award Winning and Totally Divine!!

Homemade Biscuits – small, bite size biscuits or petit fours, sweet pasty with chocolate and jams – a very popular choice with our clients to have one or two with their coffee.  We have a variety of size boxed up and ready to go – so a perfect little gift.

WINES & LIQUEURS AT BLUE QUAILS DELI

We offer a small selection of carefully chosen wines from Spain, Italy, France & South Africa – all very well priced, as we believe beautiful wines should be consumed, so we have priced our selection so they don’t sit on our shelves!!

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