That’s unsurprising, really, seeing as it’s been launched by interiors brand, Neptune. The Provenist is far from style over substance, though; we swung by for lunch recently and were properly into the spicy Asian bowl we tried, which saw tender strips of beef fillet – marinated in spices and soy – scattered over a tangle of dressed carrot, cucumber and courgette laces, with locally grown quinoa from Bath Farm Girls.
In fact, as you might have guessed from the name, this place is all about provenance, with one of its suppliers located literally just over the road. Elsewhere on the menu are breakfasts ranging from porridge to pancakes, as well as colourful salads and hearty, veg-packed bowls for lunch. Plenty of sweet stuff and boozy stuff is also amongst the tempting line up.