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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
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, 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
Good for: Special occasions
Description: Relaxed Fine Dining

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  • 144
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very solid

Mums birthday dinner for 7. Very friendly staff. Great service. Good quality food. Surprisingly good wine at very good prices. Nothing not to like!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
PedroLacy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Mums birthday dinner for 7. Very friendly staff. Great service. Good quality food. Surprisingly good wine at very good prices. Nothing not to like!

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Thank PedroLacy
Somerset, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A warm welcome awaits at this restaurant. We were greeted at the door and shown to our table . Water was supplied immediately and also the Wine List😀. We planned our visit on a Wednesday which meant we had a free bottle of wine ... Which inevitably led to a second !! Our starters were superb and to be honest... More 

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1 Thank nikki447
Taunton
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132 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First impressions for our Sunday Lunch at this restaurant were good. Front of house (Mark I believe) was very friendly and tables were spaced generously with clean looking linen ware. Water was offered etc. The menu did not look very interesting but we had a fishcake and beef for a starter and a main.The beef is served "rare" said Mark.... More 

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1 Thank Aart8
Mere, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here at lunchtime on a Sunday, on the strength of numerous favourable reviews on TripAdvisor. And we were not disappointed! We were a little uncertain what to expect of this establishment, given its location away from the centre of Taunton in a parade of unremarkable shops, but the location belies the quality of ‘The Connection’ and this becomes... More 

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Thank Hugh_Christina_S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

went here on a Thursday evening for dinner with friends. first time visit found on internet. what a fantastic place. the service was first class they could'nt do enough for us the food was wonderful from starters through to desert couldn't fault a thing and we had a variety of foods from sea bass to venison to beef it was... More 

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marc g, 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 

Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We have been here a few times and the service is very friendly (if a little quirky!) and the food is just excellent. Not cheap, but still worth it.

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1 Thank Stuart B
marc g, 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 

Cornworthy, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We needed to find a restaurant in Taunton to rendezvous with my god-daughter. When I phoned for a reservation for Wednesday lunchtime, and that we would be lateish because she would be travelling from Bath, my husband and I from Devon, this was no problem at all, they would wait for us. What I didn't realise until we arrived was... More 

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marc g, Manager 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable meal The service was very good and nothing was too much trouble The menu was varied and inviting All in all a fine dining experience and plenty of food

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Thank Derek R
marc g, Manager 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, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

The food and presentation was excellent. Very friendly staff and great service. Value for money. Will go again very soon.

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Thank ajmandpjf
marc g, 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 

Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing food was excellent and well what can i say nothing was to much trouble for us you have to go and see for your self thankyou for a lively meal

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Thank frankie o
marc g, 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 7 - 35
  • Cuisine: European, Vegetarian, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?