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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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Monday
Closed
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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
  • 97
    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
lovely food, excellent service will be back

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Rosyherb
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Taunton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Taunton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Somerset, United Kingdom
1 review
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 

Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Had a perfect Mothers Day Meal with my daughter and son in law. The atmosphere, food. service and servers were second to none. Thoroughly enjoyable lunch and will recommend Connections to friends.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review about our Mother's Day lunch. We are so glad that you all had such a great time with us and look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Been here many times pre French and now connection. Both good but the food now is amazing. Fantastic choice, each time menu seems to change apparently every two months. Love trying new dishes soft shelled crab, scallops and sauces I've never heard of ie marco polo. So accommodating offer to tweak menu without asking! Used to be like sitting in... More 

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

Thank you for the amazing review that you wrote about our restaurant, we are so glad you like everything we have done with the restaurant, and also that our new menu has gone down so well. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Superb meal with the family, extremely high level of service and high quality food. Nothing was too much trouble. I would throughly recommend a visit if you are in the area.

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

Thank you so much for writing such lovely comments about our restaurant. We are so glad that you all had a fantastic time with us and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Bridgwater, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

First visit of 2015 outstanding food with defiantly a WOW factor. Brilliant service as always. Happy to accommodate whatever yours needs maybe. Will definitely be back in the near future.

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so glad that some people can see the WOW factor in everything we do. It is always nice to see you at the restaurant and look forward to seeing you all again soon. More 

Wellington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Owners65, Owner at The Connection Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such lovely comments about our Valentine Day meal. We are so glad that you had a wonderful time with us and look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

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 

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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?