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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

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Excellent

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Michael S
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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Central Somerset
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Well prepared dishes with top quality ingredients. Attentive (but not intrusive) service. Good selection of wines by the glass. Excellent all round I would say!

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Taunton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I came here for another meal by myself, early on a Friday night. Nobody else really wanted to spend the money. I arrived at 6:15 for a 6:30 table. I waited in Brazz, which is the bar attached to The Castle Bow restaurant. I didn't like Brazz at all. I don't think I'd return there to eat or have a... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Not the kind of dignified setting in which we would normally ever eat. However we had to meet a business friend who felt that it would appeal and he pitched out about right. Very good lunch. Moderate and fair pricing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Dined tonight with brother and sister in law for her birthday. Was very relaxed and staff could not have been more helpful, even bringing hot appetisers to the bar for us. We all enjoyed our starters, a sag aloo, x 2 delicious and unusual cauliflower soups with cheese dumplings and my beautiful goats cheese and pickled beetroot dish, sublime. We... More 

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Pembrokeshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our cream tea here. The atmosphere was refined and genteel. We opted for a cram tea and the scones were lovely. The afternoon teas looked great and we will book here for a special occasion.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Our son and daughter-in-law bought us a meal here to say thank you for our help with their wedding and it was a wonderful gift. We had a superb meal in lovely surroundings where people really know how to prepare and serve food.

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Ilminster, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Visited this restaurant last night with a close friend. Great atmosphere, outstanding service from delightful and very attentive staff, food to die for - cooked to perfection. What more can I say! Thank you

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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198 reviews 198 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We ate here for a birthday treat. The menu was a daily menu and offered local products. We choose the rabbit ravioli and crab dishes for starters, the portions were large for starters. Both were good dishes. For mains we tried the sea bass and the pork. The sea bass was served with samphire and some flavoured cauliflower, with cauliflower... More 

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Restaurant Details

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 22 - 52
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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