Sally Lunn's, Bath
Concierge.com's insider take:
There's no point pretending this funny little place in the heart of Bath is anything other than a tourist trap—but it's actually worth a visit. According to a legend of dubious authenticity, a French refugee girl moved into this, the oldest house in Bath (dating from 1482) sometime in the 17th century, and started baking rich buns a foot in diameter. (There's a museum in the basement with displays explaining all this.) Nowadays, half a toasted Sally Lunn with a topping (preferably Welsh rarebit) still makes a fabulous lunch, and the busy scene with grannies in their coats sipping tea hasn't changed in decades.