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“Amazing Sunday Roast”
Review of Tristans Bistro

Tristans Bistro
Ranked #12 of 269 Restaurants in Taunton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $44
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: At Tristans Restaurant and Wine Bar is ran buy husband a wife partnership Ashley and Georgie. We have a monthly menu to keep things interesting and also keeping to seasonal produce.The restaurant itself has intimate tables for two as well as tables suitable for gatherings of friends up to 12 plus it has the benefit of the recently refurbished and redecorated Garden room making it a popular venue in Taunton for parties up to 26 for a wide range of events and celebrations.The addition of the bar and seating area at the front of the restaurant provides a relaxed wine bar feel and we now welcome diners and non diners to sit and relax with a glass of wine, pre-dinner aperitif or post dinner coffee.
Reviewed February 18, 2013

After our last visit to Tristans a few years ago we gave the restaurant another try after hearing new owners had recently taken over.
Our group of 6 (4 adults and 2children + my newborn baby) were welcomed on entry by Sam and Cris and offered drinks whilst we waited to be seated. My husband and I chose the soup to start which came with a generous amount of fresh bread. For our main meal I had slow roasted lamb which was cooked to perfection, served with roast potatoes and yorkshire puddings, my husband and daughter both had the roasted sirloin of beef which was also cooked to perfection and melted in your mouth. The vegetables were fresh and there were plenty of them. For desert my shortbread and bramble mousse was delicious, my husband and daughter both had ice cream which came with strawberries dipped in chocolate (chef gave my daughter more as she loved them so much).
Overall this restaurant has improved 100%, good size meals, excellent value, superb quality of food, and friendly and very welcoming people. To finish off our experience the ladies were given a rose by the owner (inc my 5 year old daughter) what a lovely touch! This restaurant is truly lovely and family friendly. We will definitely be returning!
Thank you @ Tristans

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3  Thank MrsKParr
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

I recently went to this restaurant with a couple of colleagues during the week. I had never been before and I was very impressed! We had a drink at the bar before we sat down to eat. There was a great selection of wine to choose from (by the glass as well) and some good lagers and real ales. Being a real ale fan I was delighted to see a selection from Cotleigh Brewery!

The service was great. The staff were very friendly and attentive but discreet at the same time. The menu catered for all tastes and had good vegetarian alternatives too. I had a steak which was cooked to perfection and extremely tender with lovely veg and some of the best chips I have had for some time! My colleagues were also very impressed with their meals - this is certainly one the best restaurant in Taunton.

I had a brief chat with one of the new owners who was extremely passionate about the restaurant. They are making some alterations to the interior which I think will make an already great restaurant even better!

I am surprised to read the review from carlos8484 - he must have eaten in a different restaurant :-)

I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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1  Thank Seb C
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

I got recommended to go to jennys by some one , so I thought I would surprise my wife , I have been to alot of restaurants but never came arcross such dull food for instance like our starters Italian selection which consisted of runny hommus bland salami which look shop bought , then we thought we would give the main a chance and if things couldn't get any worse! The steak came!the steak was average!but what came with it was even worse a cut tomato with raw broccoli stuck in it with a bit of melted cheese ?chips were thick and stacked up which tasted like oil , then my wifes dish was like a mircowave beef in red wine sauce which looked out of a tin , then the same sauce my wife had on her dish was poured on my steak which was odd as it didnt state that,we hardly ate it ,paid ,left will never return , its the worst restaurant we have ever been too

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2  Thank carlos8484
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

A very welcoming and relaxed staff, interesting but unpretentious food very well cooked in sensible portions and excellent value for a two course evening meal. Nice wines and very attentive waitress - and the prices mean you do not have to keep it for a special occasion. We will certainly be back

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Thank Harry Y
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Another evening visit.
Everything in order.

Just some photos of our food.

Understand this restaurant has changed ownership in last two weeks and is to be known as At Tristans

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2  Thank TriflingCircle
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