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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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7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Fantastic

Had another fantastic dinner here last weekend. I can't fault it. Love the bread basket - three different types and loads of it. Lovely menu & too much to choose from! I had the truffle risotto which was delicious, the duck breast which was perfect & cheese. In my opinion, this is the best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Charlotte M
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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English first
Taunton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Had another fantastic dinner here last weekend. I can't fault it. Love the bread basket - three different types and loads of it. Lovely menu & too much to choose from! I had the truffle risotto which was delicious, the duck breast which was perfect & cheese. In my opinion, this is the best restaurant in Taunton!

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

Dear Charlotte M Thank you for the excellent review and the 5 star rating. I hope to see welcome you back soon. Best regards Marc More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I was looking to spoil my wife with a quiet dinner, our first since we moved to Taunton. I must say we weren't disappointed. Whilst the cost was a bit more than we were looking to spend it was well worth it. The food was outstanding, the service excellent and the venue was great. We felt looked after and we... More 

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

Dear Steven G Thank you for the excellent review and the five star rating. I am delighted that you and your wife had such a excellent evening and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards Marc More 

Spain
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Before the meal in the Restaurant we made our order and chose the wine to go with the food. However it turned out that they did not have wine we wanted though it appeared in their wine list. (A white Rioja - not really that rare or exotic - some of which should be available in any decent Cellar; if... More 

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

Dear Guestwithstandards Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am very sorry about the issues you experienced during your meal. Perhaps you could call me at the hotel to discuss further. Best regards Marc More 

Seligenstadt, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great location with very friendly and pleasant service. The meal was the best we had during our 3 weeks holidays. The rabbit ravioli starter was excellent and so were the mains duck Break t, beef filet and the turbot. Thanks guys!!!

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

Dear Frank M Thank you for your excellent review. I hope you had a great time on your holidays. Hope to see you back soon. Best regards Marc More 

Oldham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Having dined here before,I knew what to expect.We were again delighted by the ambience,service and quality of food.We had a pre dinner drink.Marc came out to see us,took our orders and escorted us through into the Dining Room when the meal was ready.A little pricey,but you expect to pay for quality.A thoroughly enjoyable experience.We will return.

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

Dear 589Alfreds Many thanks for your excellent review and your 5 star rating. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards Marc More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Testament to Marc (General Manager), Sarah and all of their team here - really excellent experience and worth it for a treat

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

Dear Steve Thank you for your great review and continued support. I look forward to seeing you soon. Best regards Marc More 

Lymington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Walked into 'Brazz' to have a meal which looked a little different to what I remembered, and asked if there was a place in the Bow - luckily as we were early we were able to get a place. Having been a resident of Taunton until 10 years ago i expected to have a first class meal as i remember... More 

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

Dear Derek T Thank you for the very positive review. I will pass your comments to Liam. Best regards Marc More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Had afternoon tea was very enjoyable, could not eat all lovely cakes was given so was provided with bag to bring them home would visit again

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

Dear Len735C Thanks for the positive review. I am delighted that you had such a great afternoon tea. Best regards Marc More 

Somerset
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Really lovely meal. Great ambiance - we love arriving a bit early and sitting in the bar before going through for dinner - rare for Taunton. Good selection on the menu The service was average for this type of establishment but didn't impact on our enjoyment and I guess stood out more because the food was so good.

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

Dear Jollyjak Thank you for posting such a positive review. Best regards Marc More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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Marc M, General Manager at Castle Bow Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Preverenges Thank you for your positive review and for giving us 5 stars. Best regards Marc 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 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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