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“Simple pleasures”
Review of Provender

Provender
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Cafe, Fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Somerset deli and café selling a wide range of local produce which includes; Somerset farmhouse cheeses, locally produced smoked meat and Dorset hams, loose and jarred olives, fantastic chocolates, local apple juices, renowned local beers, ciders & fabulous Somerset Cider Brandy along with crusty breads, baked fresh every day.In our bright and airy 30 seat café - part of which overlooks the picturesque village square - we serve a wide range of freshly cooked breakfast snacks ; individually prepared lunches [accompanied by our home-made, signature salads]; fantastic coffees (our beans are roasted by Origin in Cornwall); a range of single estate teas and a delicious selection of truly scrumptious cakes (made by the team, on the premises). We pride ourselves on being able to provide tasty alternatives for customers with special diets - including vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free.
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Simple pleasures”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Just a lovely stop off on a day out. Food and wine fabulous recommend plus plus.it is casual and relaxed.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank AnitauN
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Tony_Bishton, Owner at Provender, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Thank you for you kind review. Whether you are popping in for a bit of lunch or doing some serious deli shopping we will always do our utmost to ensure that you have the very best experience that you can have at Provender. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.
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Kingsbury Episcopi, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
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“Some of the most varied & different tastes of Somerset”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

2 minutes off the A303, a haven of different tastes & flavours , have a coffee & a cake , take on some really great flavours for your next weeks enjoyment.
Tony & Carol are Foodies of the highest quality and will eagerly assist you fill your basket with goodies & treats.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Stephen M
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Tony_Bishton, Owner at Provender, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Hi Stephen, thank you for your kind comments. Our aim is to give a warm and homely welcome and also to tickle your tastebuds with unusual delicacies that are not available with main-stream retailers. We hope to see you again soon.
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Taunton
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26 reviews
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“I've just discovered this little gem just off the A303”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

My wife had been here previously and had enthused about what a lovely place it was.
So, when she invited me for a celebratory lunch, she suggested and I agreed, that we went here for lunch.
South Petherton is a lovely and lively village just off the A303 with lots going on.
Provender stands a little off the main drag in a quiet (ish) square.
We chose our lunch from the daily specials written on the front door. We both chose the mezza platter which was well presented, delightfully varied and more than enough for a summers day lunch. My wife followed with coffee and cake. She assured me both were excellent.
I resisted the temptation.
The delicatessen is inviting and worth spending time and money in. Some unusual but yummy things for sale as well as the standard deli fare. The restaurant is light and airy with a pleasant ambience. The staff are friendly efficient and polite.
Overall a really pleasant place to visit with great food. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Indicara
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Tony_Bishton, Owner at Provender, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Thank you for you complimentary review. We try our best to fill our menu with fresh produce and home-made dishes every day. We are so glad that you and your wife had an enjoyable visit to Provender and we look forward to greeting you again.
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Somerset, UK
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“A great find”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

After visiting Montacute House we detoured slightly to visit Provender for lunch. It was lovely - great ambience & friendly staff. The owner (didn't get his name) in particular was very welcoming, asking what we liked to eat & making suggestions. The lunch was extremely good - very tasty & well presented. Then to the shopping..............Provender is what I'd call a 'dangerous' shop - meaning it has lots of lovely tempting things to buy, so there's a great danger of spending more than you intended.....and we did! Will definitely be going back though.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank JuneSomerset_UK
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Tony_Bishton, Owner at Provender, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Hi June, thanks for the great review. We always try our utmost to make sure that every customer has a great experience when the visit us at Provender. We loved it that you described our product range as 'dangerous' .....our intention is always to stock a range of special foods and gifts that you will not normally find in mainstream shops and that will tempt you to treat yourself. You can be sure that there will be even more tasty treats on offer when you visit us next.

Best regards, Tony
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Dorset
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“Yummy!”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

I stopped off here as i was passing by and came across this lovely cafe, the food was fresh and very delicious, great choice of drinks, friendly staff with a smile. the deli counter looked very appealing and the homemade cake i had was the icing on the cake. I will be back!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Craig H
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Tony_Bishton, Owner at Provender, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Hi Craig, we are so glad that you enjoyed your recent visit to Provender. The team here try to make every visit special......and you can always guarantee that there are lots of tasty cake options on the counter. We look forward to seeing you again.
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