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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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  • 106
    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
Top quality dining in an unexpected location.

We have eaten here a couple of times now and have been impressed with every occasion. On a busy road, near the train station in Taunton, sits a small easily overlooked culinary gem. The place is spotlessly clean and very tasteful decorated, the welcome always warm and the menu starts your juices... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
Steve C
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We have eaten here a couple of times now and have been impressed with every occasion. On a busy road, near the train station in Taunton, sits a small easily overlooked culinary gem. The place is spotlessly clean and very tasteful decorated, the welcome always warm and the menu starts your juices flowing the moment you start to read. The... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

On arrival received a warm and friendly welcome. Mark was a great host and looked after our every need without being intrusive. The food was delicious and instilled in us a great desire to eat there again. The service was impeccable and we left feeling that we had had a very enjoyable evening. I suggest if you are looking for... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

What a great place to eat. Service was friendly and food was great. The calve's liver was cooked to perfection and there was a separate vegetarian menu: not the usual one option of pasta risotto or butternut squash! The toilets are amazing too: very quirky! Would happily recommend and return.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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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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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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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 

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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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 

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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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 

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

Thank you very much for writing such lovely comments about your lunch with us. We are so glad that you had a great time and enjoyed the food. Look forward to seeing you again in the future More 

Somerset
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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 

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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 - 38
Cuisine: European, French, British

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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 - 38
  • 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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