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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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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: 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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  • 115
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 6
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  • 1
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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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Excellent, visited tonight, really good food and excellent service as always! Love this place, can't fault it. Will be back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Julie C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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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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Perth, Australia
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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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Taunton, United Kingdom
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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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Taunton, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Went here for the second time for my birthday meal this year (first time was for my girlfriends birthday last year). The staff were wonderfully friendly and went above and beyond, putting up decorations and even giving me a signed birthday card! Would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family. Food was better than all the other restaurants visited... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic food, great menu, wonderful attention to detail. Very polite waiter and extremely talented chef. A lot of other restaurants in the area could learn from this place. Will definitely be back - my no. 1 place in Taunton & surrounding area - I literally cannot praise this place enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Second visit in a couple of months. Received the warmest of welcomes on both occassions. It is rare to find a restaurant where both service and food quality cannot be seperated but that is the case at this restaurant. A truly great evening and thank you for the birthday chocolates a very kind thought. Look forward to returning again soon.

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

Thank you for your wonderful comments about our restaurant. We are so glad that your birthday meal was such a success. It is always nice to receive a card and chocolates on such a special day. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Had a meal here last night for my friends birthday, second time we have been here and we were not disappointed. The staff, the food, the ambiance, top class .I will definitely go back and would highly recommend that you give it a try . My friend also got a box of chocolates as it was her birthday.

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

Thank you for writing such lovely comments about your time with us, we always try to do the extra bits to make someone birthday feel special. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I have eaten in a great deal of restaurants both in the UK and further afield. This restaurant is the best restaurant I have dined in. Superlatives are pointless; the food is incredible , the service incredible and it is a true dining experience .

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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 the future More 

Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Been a few times and Mark has always got a smile and always makes you feel very welcomed. Food is great and very reasonable priced. Definitely the place to go to for a special occasion .

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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 

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Additional Information about The Connection Restaurant

Address: 65 Station Road | Somerset, Taunton TA1 1PA, England (Formerly French Connection)
Phone Number: +44 1823 352645
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 37
Cuisine: European, French, British

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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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