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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Refined simplicity in a Taunton courtyard

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

The repeated shrilling of the phone serves notice of the popularity of Richard Guest's courtyard restaurant in the town centre where the pared-down contemporary look complements the modern brasserie style food. A warm salad of solferino-balled vegetables accompanies beautifully caramelised scallops to begin, or there could traditional gnocchi with taleggio and rosemary cream. For main, straightforward fish dishes such as turbot with greens in mustard sauce, or John Dory with courgettes and tomato, allow their star performers to shine, while a bowl of rabbit saddle and roasted roots is a paradigm of rustic satisfaction. Finish with crisp-shelled treacle tart with ginger ice cream or lemon posset with summer fruit compôte.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December, 1 January
  • Days closed: Sunday to Monday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Richard Guest

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British, French
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 36
  • Wines over £30: 74
  • Wines by the glass: 14

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 40
  • Off-site parking available: On street

Getting here

M5 junction 25. Town centre, next to cricket ground.

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