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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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Pin-sharp cooking in a 17th-century townhouse

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At a glance

Tasting menu
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

Chef-patron Darren Sherlock's intimate restaurant occupies a beamed 17th-century house in the heart of town. Locally reared meats and fish from Newlyn's day boats produce starters such as smoked haddock and leek tartlet with a slow-cooked truffled egg yolk and parsley dressing before mains that give those pedigree meats and fish star billing, whether it's pan-fried monkfish and scallops with 'linguine' of carrot and celeriac, home-made tarragon pasta and creamy lobster sauce, or roast rump of lamb with pommes Anna, ratatouille-style vegetables and black olive jus. Baking skills are evident in excellent home-made breads, and thought and workmanship are behind even straightforward-sounding desserts like bread-and-butter pudding with vanilla ice cream.

Opening hours

  • Closed: Jan, Aug
  • Days closed: Sun–Mon, Thu
  • Closed for lunch: all week
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9

Chef

  • Chef: Darren Sherlock

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 27
  • Wines over £30: 20
  • Wines by the glass: 6

Price guide

  • 3-course dinner from27.95
  • Tasting menu from55
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 25
  • Off-site parking available: 20 yds, 300 spaces

Additional information

  • Seats: 25

Getting here

200yds from Taunton bus station

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