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Who knows the menu best? Who makes the greatest impact on your experience? Front-of-house is your friend!


Ask your Waitress


an Indian tipple called Soul Tree Wine. It really has a very good flavour. We also make some lovely cocktails, and the current best- selling one is the lotus leaf martini.


What makes the restaurant a special place to visit? There is nothing quite like The Mint Room in Bath, in that it’s a modern and very vibrant Indian, which Bath had always lacked. The cooking has a fine balance of the contemporary and the familiar, and yet it’s all very well done, both in terms of flavour and presentation, which people always pay us compliments on. It’s also a great looking place!


Natasha (pictured left) can’t get enough of the grub at her gaff – hers is a lababdar, thanks


If you were a customer today, what would you order? Oh, I’d have a hard


MINTED! NATASHA BAER, host at The Mint Room, Bath


How long have you worked at The Mint Room? It’s just over a year now.


And where did you work before? The Bear up at Bear Flat, which is a very good pub in Bath.


What’s the best thing about being here? I’m very much a Bath girl, and it’s so nice to meet locals who come here. One of the advantages of the work I do is that I get to meet a lot of new people, particularly as Bath is such a magnet for tourists.


What skills have you learned since being here? I would say the best ones are business etiquette and various people skills.


What are the best-selling dishes at the moment? The restaurant’s signature items sell very well, including the masala roast lamb shank and the seafood moilee, which is my personal favourite.


What are the best-selling drinks? One of the wine brands that we sell, which you are not likely to find in many other restaurants, is


time picking something from the menu because you’re truly spoilt for choice. But, if I had to select just one dish, it would either be a fish dish or the chicken lababdar, which is absolutely delicious. So much work goes into the marinating of the chicken, and with saffron rice it’s a marriage made in heaven!


Are your customers good tippers? I never think about that. The crucial thing for me is that I get to meet friendly people in my work.


Where do you like to eat on your days off? Believe it or not, even on my days off I love to come and dine at The Mint Room! However, if I had to select another place to eat at I would say The Kilted Chef in Bath, or Sotto Sotto. I also love Circo Bar for drinks on a night out.


What do you like to cook at home? I try to cook rice but it never compares, so I will usually make something with noodles instead.


www.themintroom.co.uk If you’d like to be in ‘Ask Your Waitress (or Waiter!)’, get in touch: sophie.rae@mediaclash.co.uk 16 crumbsmag.com


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