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Castle Bow Restaurant

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Under the Archway | Castle Bow, Taunton TA1 1NF, England
+44 1823 328328
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and service

We have visited this restaurant several times recently. The food is excellent and the menu (which doesn't seem to change very frequently) has some interesting dishes. The service is relaxed and friendly, but totally efficient. One slight criticism is that the acoustics are such that if there is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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English first
Taunton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We have visited this restaurant several times recently. The food is excellent and the menu (which doesn't seem to change very frequently) has some interesting dishes. The service is relaxed and friendly, but totally efficient. One slight criticism is that the acoustics are such that if there is a loud group dining, conversation can be difficult

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is one of the finest meals we have had. The food is presented very well and is full of flavour. The service is excellent and the attention to detail is second to none. A great atmosphere and a price which matches the quality tops it all off. Highly recommended! This place should have a Michelin star.

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Marc M, General Manager at Castle Bow Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Somersetfood2012 Thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards Marc More 

somerset uk
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

this was our second visit to the restaurant in 12 months,the first time was good but this time was really unsatisfactory. Our party of 6 people had starters which were poor portion size,the same with the mains really,the 3 steaks that were ordered for the men were of poor size and very expensive at£23.00 but what i find ludicrous is... More 

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Marc M, General Manager at Castle Bow Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 40something500 I am very sorry that you did not enjoy your meal. Please feel free to contact me directly if you would like to discuss it further. Best regards Marc More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Today I went to The Castle in Taunton for lunch to celebrate my niece's 21st Birthday, I could not fault the food or the service, we had a set, pre-ordered menu. Roast Beef for main, with Eton Mess to finish.(with Salmon and Sorbets as alternatives). The beef was delicious, tender and plentiful, the vegetables, nicely cooked too. The meal was... More 

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Marc M, General Manager at Castle Bow Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear madfan48 Thank you for the wonderful review. I am delighted that your celebration was such a success. Best regards Marc More 

taunton somerset uk
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I had Afternoon Tea at The Castle Hotel, Taunton today. It was absolutely fantastic, with excellent attentive service. The gentleman described each of the items in perfect detail. I will certainly go again.

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Marc M, General Manager at Castle Bow Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Hazelgee Thank you for the wonderful review of our afternoon tea. Best regards Marc More 

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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Our friend had eaten in the bar before with his mother and suggested we ate there for our lunch. We thought the bar menu was fairly extensive and not too expensive, considering the surroundings. The service was efficient and prompt. All in all, an enjoyable experience.

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Marc M, General Manager at Castle Bow Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear David A Thank you for the excellent review and thanks to your friend for recommending us. Best regards Marc More 

UK
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We have eaten in the Brazz restaurant several times and always said we should try the Castle's main restaurant too. Well, we had the pleasure of dining at the Castle Bow restaurant earlier this week and had the most amazing meal. The welcome was warm and friendly and food was superb. Between us we enjoyed canapes followed by garlic soup... More 

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Marc M, General Manager at Castle Bow Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Artymiss Thank you for your very positive review and hope to see you back soon. Best regards Marc More 

London
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My husband and I went to the Castle for Valentine's night. There was a set menu to choose from. Normally, I'm wary of set menus, but the choice was superb. Something for everyone. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable, as usual.

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Marc M, General Manager at Castle Bow Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear RestaurantRevie Thank you for the great review. Best regards Marc More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Had a superb meal here while staying in the hotel. Everything about it is excellent and I believe that it deserves a Michelin star. The service was excellent throughout. The wine list is great. The bread basket to die for (we had two). The meal was absolutely stunning from start to finish. Superb value at £120 for 2 including drinks.... More 

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Marc M, General Manager at Castle Bow Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Micheal S Thank you for your excellent review. Best regards Marc More 

Central Somerset
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Just enjoyed a lovely dinner at Castle Bow. Food was truly excellent; well priced and service was attentive, knowledgable and friendly. We will be back.

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Marc M, General Manager at Castle Bow Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Havyatt Thank you for your excellent review. I am delighted that you had such a great meal. Best regards Marc More 

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Additional Information about Castle Bow Restaurant

Address: Under the Archway | Castle Bow, Taunton TA1 1NF, England
Phone Number: +44 1823 328328
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
Open Hours:
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 23 - 54

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Under the Archway | Castle Bow, Taunton TA1 1NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 328328

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 54
Open Hours
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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