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Castle Bow Restaurant

Under the Archway | Castle Bow, Taunton TA1 1NF, England
+44 1823 328328
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Ranked #18 of 195 Restaurants in Taunton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $58
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Somerset
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I took our American Uncle and Aunt here on the final evening of their trip. It was exactly the right thing to do. The food was amazing. Right from the off we knew we were in for a great experience. Even the bread was fabulous. We were given two small wooden platters with 4 different breads in?... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had an incredible meal here. The service was outstanding and there was a sense of theatre to how it was delivered. The main course was the best beef I've ever had.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Took my wife here for a romantic meal and it was just great. Attentive staff and couldnt do enough for us both. Food was amazing, will certainly return!!

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My wife and I had an evening meal here to celebrate our anniversary. The atmosphere was both relaxed and formal. The intimate little dining room was elegant and portrayed atmosphere and style. The staff were unobtrusive yet attentive. There was no rush and we were able to relax knowing that our table was not promised to someone else after us.... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Booked for afternoon tea as a treat for my fiancée. Impressed from start to finish. Excellent fresh sandwiches, my favourite was the chicken, chorizo and guacamole. 2 scones each, along with 5 different types of cakes. Loose leaf tea with extra hot water midway through was very good. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

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

Dear Shines 1984 Thank you for the great review. I am delighted that you and your fiancée has such a great afternoon tea. Maybe you'll be back for the wedding..!! Best regards Marc More

Honiton, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Afternoon tea booked for a special occasion with 17 friends. Exceptionally poor service. Booked two weeks before hand but those with dietary requirements were not properly catered for. Scones were like rock cakes! Will not be visiting again.

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

Dear Caroline K Thank you for your review. While we did bake special vegan scones and serve a special vegan butter and vegan jam we were unable to get any vegan cream. Sorry about that as we are generally great at fulfilling special requests and dietary requirements. Best regards Marc More

Taunton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We ate here with friends. The dining room is lovely, looks quite new, decorated in a modern but Art Deco style. We sat in the middle of the room where it took us a while to adjust to the noise level of the room. We were brought a very generous basket of delicious bread rolls. We had a stunning, excellent... More

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

Dear Sheron B Thank you for the great review. I am delighted that you had such a great meal and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards Marc More

Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

a wonderful meal tonight in the castle bow restaurant could not be faulted very charming and professional waiting staff who made us feel very relaxed. helen was very good. Spicy tomato soup and turbot were beautifully prepared and very tasty my husband loved his lamb we will return.

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

Dear Montgomery50 Thank you for the great review. I will pass your comments on to Helen. Best regards Marc More

Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were given a joint birthday gift of a "celebration tea" at the Bow Bar at the Castle Hotel. We were warmly welcomed by our waiter Graham, who was informative, attentive and treated us very well and made us feel special. The tea itself was brilliant,glass of champagne, tea/coffee and finger sandwiches to start. Following this was a very tempting... More

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

Dear Carole M Thank you for the positive review. I am delighted that you had such a great afternoon tea. I will share your kind comments with Graham. Best regards Marc More

Langport, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Good service and very comfortable surroundings excellent coffee and reasonable priced snacks in a most central town position

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

Dear Royston D Thank you for your positive review. I hope to see you back soon. Best regards Marc More

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