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65 Station Road | Somerset, Taunton TA1 1PA, England (Formerly French Connection)
+44 1823 352645
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Relaxed Fine Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 103
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 10
    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
A lovely surprise!

We needed to find a quiet, friendly restaurant within easy walking distance of the rail station, as we were meeting a cousin from the USA after 8 years, and had only 2 hours to catch up! The Connection Restaurant was ideal. We were warmly welcomed, and offered a wide choice of menu. We opted for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Caryl V
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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English first
Dorchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We needed to find a quiet, friendly restaurant within easy walking distance of the rail station, as we were meeting a cousin from the USA after 8 years, and had only 2 hours to catch up! The Connection Restaurant was ideal. We were warmly welcomed, and offered a wide choice of menu. We opted for the "Light Lunch Menu", and... More 

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Visited this restaurant to celebrate my birthday with the family. As soon as we entered the staff were very friendly and polite,the table was decorated and balloons hung from the ceiling. The food was excellent with a varied menu and reasonably priced. Service was great. Going to return for the Sunday lunch and would definitely recommend a visit.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We were so surprised at this little oasis in Taunton, one of the best lunches we have had in a long long time. We all agreed it will not be long before our return visit. The food and service was excellent and the welcome from the staff was very warm and friendly. One of our ladies was in raptures about... More 

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Taunton uk
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We arranged a group booking for a works meal, the staff were really accommodating and flexible. The food was beautiful and they provided a friendly/professional service. Would definitely recommend to others.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I visited Connection Restaurant today with my wife. We were looking for a restaurant for lunch and saw that this had very good reviews. We rang up to ask if they had a table for 1:30 and we took a stroll along there. I understand from another customer that it is usually very busy during the week in the evenings... More 

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Somerset
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Visited this restaurant for a friends birthday as a group of 10 and had to pre order, which I don't like doing. The place is lovely with a nice atmosphere as only small and perhaps a little crammed when full esp the 2 tables by the door which people struggled to get in or out when both tables were occupied.... More 

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

Thank you for writing a review. As we are only a small restaurant, a table of 10 is always going to be a little tight in some areas, but we didn't receive any complaints from our other guests about this or any thing else. We ask for a pre-order to make things easier for the chef, as was specified when... More 

Somerset, UK
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Have walked past the restaurant on a number of occasions and been deterred by the location but decided as it was walking distance from home then ought to give it a chance. Four of us went on a Saturday night. Wow! quality of food was superb - scallops were a dream, sea bream just delicious and potatoes dauphinois that you... More 

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

Thank you very much for writing such a lovely review about our restaurant. Although we can not help our location, we are so glad that liked the restaurant and your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A group of friends (6) of us went here, the staff are 2nd to none, the range of choice, quality and the sides were top notch. I am a pain when it comes to ordering, between being fussy and some restrictions due to allergies/medical issues. As this had been booked by a friend i didn't phone in advance to explain,... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write an amazing review about your time with us. We are so glad that you all had such a great experience at the restaurant and look forward to seeing you again in the future More 

Taunton, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We visited The Connection on Mothering Sunday and we could not have been made to feel more welcome! The service was impeccable and second to none! We thoroughly enjoyed the Mothers Day menu which was succinct but covered all of our tastes perfectly, (we were also re-assured that if there was something further we were looking for to please not... More 

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

Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review about our Mothering Sunday Lunch, we are so glad that you all had a great time with us and look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Somerset, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

For any one seeking somewhere special and be sure that your guests are impressed with the fine dining available, look no further than here. From entering the warmth shown and the service provided can not fail to impress. Spoilt for choice on extensive menu and all guests were suitably impressed. Lovely atmosphere and no feeling of being overcrowded by cramming... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review about your evening with us. It is always nice to hear such lovely comments and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 37
  • Cuisine: European, French, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?