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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Had three superb meals here on our last visit to Taunton. This is one of the very, very few restaurants I have been to where high expectations of an excellent meal are more than surpassed by the event. The service and food presentation are of the highest level and the value for money is incredible. Put simply, where else can... More 

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Thank Mike V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked a meal to celebrate our Ruby Wedding Anniversary on the strength of reviews from Trip Advisor as we live 60 miles away. We certainly were not let down as the food and service was excellent. The servers could not not have done anything for us and the food was the best we have had for a very long... More 

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Thank Gary W
marc g, Owner at The Connection Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the lovely comments you wrote about your evening with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again in the future. More 

Somerset, England
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Connection last night for a meal with friends and had one of the best meals we've ever had in the town. There was a good variety of dishes on the menu, along with a separate vegetarian menu. The service was incredible -we never had to ask for our water bottle to be refilled, another one just appeared... 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 had such a great experience at the restaurant and look forward to seeing you again in the future More 

Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Staying nearby stumbled across this gem. Food perfectly cooked and presented and plenty of it So satisfyingly combined with an elegant setting and served with flair and panache.

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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 had such a great experience at the restaurant More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited here on Saturday 30 Jul 2016 for the first time. We shall certainly be returning. Delicious food and attentive service made for a very pleasant evening. We could not understand why the place was not packed out. We shall be recommending this gem of a restaurant to all our friends and urging them to try... More 

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marc g, Owner at The Connection Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your time with us. We are so glad that you had such a great experience at the restaurant and look forward to seeing you again in the future More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant with our friends on 2/7/16. None of us had tried it before, but with a good recommendation and the fantastic menu, catering particularly well for vegetarians, vegans and allergy sufferers, we were incredibly excited to experience this place for ourselves. What an absolute delight this restaurant is. The service is impeccable. We were so looked after... 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 had such a great experience at the restaurant and enjoyed our vegetarian menu which Ian the (chef ) spends hours creating and will appreciate your feed back. we look forward to greeting you and your friends on your... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner have visited the restaurant on several occasions and have always been very pleased with the food and service, so we decided to visit on Saturday evening, on arrival we were greeted by both owners and well remembered, what lovely service we received and we both had the duck which was absolutely delicious especially the jus!. For... 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 have that you have such a great experience at the restaurant and you enjoy returning to try the new menus . Im pleased the chef parcelled you some jus to take away and look forward to seeing you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

What a great place. We've lived in Taunton longer than this has been The Connection and I wish we'd been before. Great place, great service, great choice and keen to meet our needs rather than shoehorn us into their menu. Thank you for a great night out.

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Thank Keith2466
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 can thank ian (CHEF) who spends alot of time creating the menus 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
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

The monthly change of menu is imaginative and a real bonus . Variety and quality are always first class. Every dietary need catered for. Value for money excellent. Ate here in May and again early June . Would thoroughly recommend the cuisine. Don't go more often and didn't score excellent because we find the service a little too over attentive.

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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 had such a great experience at the restaurant and look forward to seeing you again in the future More 

Dunblane, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Fantastic restaurant. Food excellent and the service was second to none. Even when we left the restaurant the owner opened the door for us and remembered our name, asking us to enjoy the rest of our evening. They really couldn't do enough for us. Highly recommend this restaurant. Unfortunately its over 400 miles away from where I live or I... 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 had such a great experience at the restaurant and look forward to seeing you again when your passing More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$7 - $31
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
Description
Relaxed Fine Dining

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