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4 Holloway street, Minehead TA24 5NP, England (Formerly Zest)
01643 706372
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Restaurant taken over from Zest, with new management. Serving Italian and...
Restaurant taken over from Zest, with new management. Serving Italian and European Cusine, using local ingredients where possible. Now also serving fresh fish and seafood, and beautiful steaks from a local producer. Our specials board is updated frequently. We cater for small to medium size parties, and our restaurant is ideal for birthdays, anniversaries and other special ocassions. Our restaurant has recently been redecorated and offers a cosy feel, with friendly service and freshly prepared food.
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Visitor rating
  • 133
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent meal and service

On a weeks holiday from Banbury. Asked our landlord for a good place to eat and was recommended Fausto's. A perfect evening from start to finish. The welcome was warm and friendly, the food absolutely superb and the portions very good. My fiancée and I both had scallops to start followed by fillet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2014
Gary T
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Banbury, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Families with children
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Banbury, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

On a weeks holiday from Banbury. Asked our landlord for a good place to eat and was recommended Fausto's. A perfect evening from start to finish. The welcome was warm and friendly, the food absolutely superb and the portions very good. My fiancée and I both had scallops to start followed by fillet steak. Everything was perfectly cooked and beautifully... More 

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Nicole H, Owner at Fausto's, responded to this review

Dear Gary and Deb, thank you so much for coming to see us and writing such a lovely review, it means a lot to us. I am also very pleased Simon sent you to us, and hope we will see you again in the future. You were so much fun. Best wishes Nicole and Fausto More 

Telford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Many thanks to Nicole, Fausto and their staff for making my birthday meal a special occasion on Friday 24th January. Thanks for the birthday card, balloon, poppers and drink (and the table by the fire....) . This is the second time we have been here and the hospitality, service and food have once again been excellent. As we have a... More 

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Nicole H, Owner at Fausto's, responded to this review

Dear Bev and Tim, thank you for spending your birthday meal with us. It was a pleasure to have you with us again, and we hope to see you both soon. Thank you also for taking the time to give us such a lovely review. Much appreciated. Best wishes Nicole and Fausto. More 

Minehead, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Thank you Nicole and gang for yet another lovely meal last night. Only sorry we did not eat and drink more! You make every meal and occasion special for us. Love Wendy, Katie and Pete. xx

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Nicole H, Owner at Fausto's, responded to this review

Hi Wendy, thanks for a another lovely review. As always, it is an absolute pleasure to see you all at Fausto's. Hope Kate had a nice birthday. See you all soon. Best wishes Nicole and Fausto More 

Staffordshire
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

We travelled from the Staffordshire area and stayed at Butlins Minehead for the new year break, but wanted to find a nice quiet restaurant off the resort where a relaxed, good quality meal could be enjoyed by the three of us before letting in 2014 amongst the 'craziness' of what is Butlins! Faustos is a little secluded gem of a... More 

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Nicole H, Owner at Fausto's, responded to this review

Dear Norman, Vanessa and Alexandra. Thank you first of all for coming to Fausto's to spend your New Years eve with us. It has been fabulous to have you all with us. And thank you so much for such a lovely and extensive review. We are all thrilled that you enjoyed the evening, especially the service and the food. It... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Loved the restaurant so much we ate there twice in four days recently. Warm and welcoming with a very relaxed atmosphere. Great menu with delicious 'specials' as well. Nicole and the team provide excellent service with a great big smile.

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Nicole H, Owner at Fausto's, responded to this review

Dear Jayne, thanks for your kind review. I will pass your comments on to the staff, they will appreciate it as much as I do. We are so happy you enjoyed both evenings with us and hope to welcome you back in the future. Have a lovely Christmas. Best wishes Nicole and Fausto More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We stayed in Minehead recently for two things. To walk the official 'first leg' of the South West Coast Path, and to visit Dunster for the candlelight festval. Little did we know there would be something else memorable. Fausto's!! On our first night, it was out for a 'look see' and something cheap and cheerful. This accomplished, we went in... More 

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Nicole H, Owner at Fausto's, responded to this review

Dear Stewart, thank you so much for your lovely review, we really appreciate you taking the time to write in such great details. It has been lovely to have you with us, if only all our guests were as nice as you and Jayne. We wish you a merry Christmas and hopefully see you again in the future. Best wishes... More 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

My husband and I make regular short visits to Minehead and always book before we visit to guarantee a meal in our favourite restaurant. On this occasion it was for husbands 40th birthday and I was not disappointed with the efforts Nicole and the staff made: banner, balloons, card, candle in his dessert with singing and a birthday drink. Highly... More 

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Nicole H, Owner at Fausto's, responded to this review

Hi Elaine and Jason, thank you for your kind review, it is always a pleasure having you with us. We are so happy you liked Jason's birthday table and hope to see you next year. Have a lovely Christmas. Best wishes Nicole and Fausto More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Took my son here for his 8th birthday last week. The staff were brilliant. They had a balloon on the table, a birthday banner on the wall and had even got him a birthday card. He thought it was all great. The food was lovely. I had chicken breast with chilli, ginger and garlic, which came on top of potatoes... More 

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Nicole H, Owner at Fausto's, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad that Jake had a nice birthday and that you enjoyed the food and service, and the little touches on the table. Hope to see you all again soon. Best wishes Nicole and Fausto More 

Somerset
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

What a little gem of a restaurant. This was one of the best meals we've ever had anywhere and at a fraction of the cost!. The food was delicious. Black pudding and scallops - what a fantastic combination - cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. This was followed by the seafood risotto. Again, perfectly cooked and full of flavour. All... More 

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Nicole H, Owner at Fausto's, responded to this review

Hi Dougal, thank you so much for the lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed our food an service. It makes all our hard work worthwhile when people give us 5 stars. We can't wait to see you again soon. Best wishes Nicole and Fausto More 

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

As regular visitors to the Minehead area, we normally eat out once a week. This was recommended and visited last evening with our regular dining companions. Tried the chicken liver starter, a meal in itself, excellent. Followed with sirloin steak and pepper sauce, again cooked how I liked and served intelligently with the steak and vegetables stacked to keep warm.... More 

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Nicole H, Owner at Fausto's, responded to this review

Hello John, it was a pleasure having you and your friends with us. We are so happy that you enjoyed your evening, the food and the service and can't wait to see you again. Just let us know where you want to be seated next time and we will try our hardest to oblige with your request. All the best,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Holloway street, Minehead TA24 5NP, England (Formerly Zest)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Minehead
  • Phone Number: 01643 706372

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Restaurant taken over from Zest, with new management. Serving Italian and European Cusine, using local ingredients where possible. Now also serving fresh fish and seafood, and beautiful steaks from a local producer. Our specials board is updated frequently. We cater for small to medium size parties, and our restaurant is ideal for birthdays, anniversaries and other special ocassions. Our restaurant has recently been redecorated and offers a cosy feel, with friendly service and freshly prepared food.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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