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The Connection Restaurant

65 Station Road, Taunton TA1 1PA, England (Formerly French Connection)
+44 1823 352645
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Ranked #24 of 194 restaurants in Taunton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Relaxed Fine Dining
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Relaxed Fine Dining
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English first
london
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had a lovely lunch today at Connection, I had eaten here in its previous incarnation and think today's lunch was better. There was a very friendly and warm welcome on arrival, the set lunch had a good variety of starters and puddings with 2 meat roasts and a fish main. There was a vegetarian option too but as we... More

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Hitchin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were going to see Rod Stewart in concert in Taunton and wanted to have a meal before we went to the concert.not knowing Taunton we tried a couple of pubs but they weren't serving food at that time. We then we found The Connection. A lot of people had the same idea so it became very busy. There was... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

On our list for trying all the eateries in Taunton, finally got round to this one. We didn't know it was open at lunchtime for ages, so after I checked out the menu (simple but tasty sounding) online, we thought we'd try it. Even with a sandwich board outside we still weren't sure they were open, as it looks closed... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Have been meaning to come here for years and finally made it. The food was delicious and the service excellent. They have a separate vegetarian menu to make things easier if you're that was inclined. I can vouch for the seafood crepes and the soup. both excellent.

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

Thank you for your very kind comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind Regards More

Taunton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We've eaten here several times since it changed hands, and have been pleased with the food and the service. We took friends for Sunday lunch, and we all had a good time - good food, good wine, and good company. We were looked after very well,, and made to feel welcome. It's almost like going to friends or family, it's... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such wonderful comment, it is always nice hear positive comments and to know that we taking the restaurant in the right direction. We look forward to seeing you again in the not to distant future. Kindest Regards More

Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had a very warm welcome and an excellent meal here for our anniversary - the staff even wrote us a card! The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was excellent and there was a good atmosphere. A great selection of wines and good advice on which to go for. We will definitely be back and would highly... More

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

Thank you very much for your lovely comments about our restaurant. We will always try to make our guest's visit more personal, especially on a special occasion.And it is always nice to have such lovely customers. We look forward to seeing you again next time. Kindest Regards More

Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I've enjoyed meals at this restaurant over the years when it was the French Connection and was pleased to see the new owners have continued to keep the high quality of the experience there. The service, atmosphere and meal were all very enjoyable, a good sized, excellently cooked meal and a very generous side of extra vegetables with new potatoes... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to give your review of the restaurant. It is so nice to hear such positive comment. We look forward to seeing you again in the future More

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Excellent evening good food great service good menus choice and great selection wines beers soft drinks defiantly recommend and we do eat out A LOT will be back and would ask anyone reading this to give it a try

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

Thank you very much for your kind comments.It is great to hear how much you liked us and how highly you thought of us. It was a pleasure serving you at our restaurant and we are glad that you enjoyed the experience. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. More

motorbikesnakes
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

First of all please don't be put off by the change of ownership and the drop of "French" from the name. This was our first visit and won't be our last. Welcomed by surname on arrival with a warm welcome and a handshake. Then for my coat to be stored and shown to my chair by the gentle and gracious... More

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

Thank you very much for your lovely comments about our restaurant, especially how the restaurant has moved on and that you enjoyed your evening. Regarding Ian (the chef) he is our very special guy with all the menus we serve throughout the day, without him the restaurant wouldn't be where it is today. He is very passionate and nothing is... More

ISLE OF WIGHT
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is the 4th time I have been here and its just as good as the last time. the staff you could not fault, so eager to please and the food is do die for. I don't get up here much but it makes my trip well worth it. I would recommend you book as it is nearly always full... More

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

Thank you very much for your lovely comments about our restaurant, especially how the restaurant has moved on and that you enjoyed your evening. Regarding Ian (the chef) he is our very special guy with all the menus we serve throughout the day, without him the restaurant wouldn't be where it is today. He is very passionate and nothing is... More

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