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The Connection Restaurant

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65 Station Road, Taunton TA1 1PA, England (Formerly French Connection)
+44 1823 352645
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Today
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Relaxed Fine Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Valentines night meal? Have a heart!!

A last minute booking because we were given a gift card. Valentines night, cynical me put firmly in my place by the great atmosphere and superb experience. Located in a traditional part of Taunton, (County town of Somerset) with both on and off street parking close by. We were the second party to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Stu B
,
Wellington, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wellington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A last minute booking because we were given a gift card. Valentines night, cynical me put firmly in my place by the great atmosphere and superb experience. Located in a traditional part of Taunton, (County town of Somerset) with both on and off street parking close by. We were the second party to arrive and were welcomed with genuine warmth... More 

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Somerset
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Visited The Connection Restaurant last night for the second time. The service was First Class, quality of the food was excellent. Alot of detailed preparation had gone into the food and the delicate flavours that the Chef created was applaudable. Very generous portions and extremely good value for money. The cosy atmosphere is very relaxing and this restaurant would be... More 

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Owners65, Owner at The Connection Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such amazing comments about our Winesday promotion. We are so glad that you had such a lovely time and look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We came here to celebrate my parents anniversary. The host and his service was probably the best I have encountered in a restaurant, making us feel very welcome and could not do enough to help. Food was fabulous and not over priced. Would definitely recommend and return.

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Owners65, Owner at The Connection Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a lovely review about our restaurant. It is always nice to hear such wonderful comments. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Having had a hectic weekend, we decided to go out for Sunday lunch on the spur of the moment. Phoned "connection" and they were able to accommodate us at short notice. We arrived to a warm welcome from Marc , and shown to our table. We had the most lovely relaxed Sunday lunch. You have the choice of a two... More 

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Owners65, Owner at The Connection Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing review about our Sunday Lunches. We are so glad that you both enjoyed your meal and look forward to seeing you again in the future More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Lovely hosts good atmosphere pleasant setting. The connection restaurant tries hard but food let's it down . Menu is good and food is presented well but lacks flavour and any sort of WoW factor . We will not be going back.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Owners65, Owner at The Connection Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for writing your review. We are so sorry that you didn't like your meal, it is certainly not a comment we heard from any of our other guests. And if you had spoken to us, any problems you had, could have been sorted out. As for the WOW factor, we are not sure what you were expecting, but... More 

Somerset
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We visited this restaurant last night having been recommended by a friend, and it didn't disappoint. We arrived by taxi on a bitterly cold evening to have the front door of the restaurant flung open and a very warm welcome from Marc, the host, who greeted us by name and immediately made us feel at home. The restaurant was warm... More 

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Owners65, Owner at The Connection Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us and look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Went here for the first time in Friday night and was amazed with the personal service and quality of the food. My girlfriend is a vegetarian and they had a great menu, very difficult to find in Taunton. Will be going again.

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Owners65, Owner at The Connection Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great comments about you evening with us, and especially about our vegetarian menu. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Love coming here food is brilliant and staff so friendly be back soon my favourite place 10 out of 10 for there crème brûlée :-))

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners65, Owner at The Connection Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the lovely comments you wrote about your evening with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again in the future. More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We've just had Sunday lunch - smoked haddock and salmon crepes, cheese and biscuits, and rhubarb and stem ginger cranachan, with a lovely bottle of Merlot and coffee. Absolutely delicious. We can't understand those who complain about the service. A couple there, today, had booked for Christmas lunch, and then were unable to go because of ill-health. The restaurateurs packed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners65, Owner at The Connection Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments about our Sunday Lunches. It is always nice to welcome you back to the restaurant and look forward to seeing you again in the future More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Yet again another wonderful evening. You are spoilt for choice regarding the menu. Scallops are to die for and the homemade ice cream best I have triee. Marc makes it such a wonderful experience every time we go - nothing too much trouble. The personal touches for the birthday meals have been great. Always superb service and food and we... More 

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Owners65, Owner at The Connection Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, it is always nice to hear such nice comments. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 65 Station Road, Taunton TA1 1PA, England (Formerly French Connection)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 352645

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Description

Relaxed Fine Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?