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The Connection Restaurant

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65 Station Road | Somerset, Taunton TA1 1PA, England (Formerly French Connection)
+44 1823 352645
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 119
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 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
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Booked for daughters birthday and arrived to find the table decorated with balloons etc which was a really nice touch. Greeting was very warm and welcoming and service was the best we have ever experienced. We chose Connections due to the vegetarian menu and are very glad that we did, it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Booked for daughters birthday and arrived to find the table decorated with balloons etc which was a really nice touch. Greeting was very warm and welcoming and service was the best we have ever experienced. We chose Connections due to the vegetarian menu and are very glad that we did, it is refreshing to dine out with a choice of... More 

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Le Vaud, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

...we were made to feel very welcome in this comfortable restaurant. The two servers worked hard to offer a genuinely enjoyable experience and it was a pleasure to thank the chef who came out at the end of the evening. There was a well chosen selection on the menu of a limited number of freshly cooked dishes using local produce... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Our anniversary, wanted something a bit upmarket but welcoming. We got it. Mark the searver very attentive with impeccable manners. The food..... I was full half way through my meal BUT it was just so delicious I had to finish it. We were pleasantly surprised with the bill :) c highly recommend . Thank you to Mark and Ian, you... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Six of us had dinner here recently to celebrate our daughter's 30th birthday. We had visited before when it was The French Connection and were a bit apprehensive in case standards had slipped. They haven't! From the friendly prompt emails beforehand through to the scrumptious food it was all great. Service was friendly and attentive. Public car parks are a... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

1st visit to The Connection after rave reviews from freinds, food and service was fantastic, a nice touch is the selection of toiletries in the toilet. Fab decor inside and out

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We visited 'The Connection' for the first time whilst staying with friends in Taunton recently. The food and service were excellent and we had a very enjoyable evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Excellent, visited tonight, really good food and excellent service as always! Love this place, can't fault it. Will be back!

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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 

London, United Kingdom
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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Having recently moved to Somerset from West London we are keen to find good local restaurants. After reading the glowing TA reviews we decided to try The Connection with a friend from London who was visiting. A warm friendly welcome was followed by a delicious 3 course meal. Excellent presentation and flavoursome food for all our courses. My only gripe... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write an a review about your time with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. All of our main courses come with a vegetable garnish, so the selection of vegetables is just an extra. We can always do a salad or other vegetable side dishes,(but of course will... More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I visit the UK annually from Australisa to see my family in Taunton and always visit The Connection, Mark, front of house and Ian, chef extraodinaire, are always welcoming and you receive the warmest of welcomes and food to die for. Although Mark and Ian only took over this restaurant two years ago they have really made it their own.... More 

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

Thank you for your great comments about our restaurant, we are so glad that you enjoy coming back to us whenever possible and that you especially enjoy the food that we produce. Look forward to seeing you again in 2016. Take Care xx More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We have just returned home having eaten a wonderful Sunday lunch. The sea bass fillets were cooked perfectly, and the Bailey's crème brulee was to die for. We love eating in this restaurant, and would recommend it to anyone. We're sure you won't be disappointed.

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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 

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