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European, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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An experienced chef and a bright, breezy team run this welcoming little bistro. Sit in the cosy, intimate dining room or the bright conservatory with s...
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a family member visiting and we visited three restaurants. Augustus came top for atmosphere and great service. Food was excellent.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff were great and very accommodating, food was great and for a “fine dining” experience was reasonably priced and a nice place for a treat for my partners birthday.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023

Really delicious food, and good service. It is pricier than most places we go but worth the extra for a memorable meal. The steaks were first rate, but expensive, but they are very generously sized. If you're after one, think carefully about the need for...a starter. The pattisserie for pudding was exceptional.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 2 November 2023 via mobile

An excellent meal with great service. Top quality cooking with quality ingredients. Superbly presented food, including a delicious raclette bake with perfect salad accompaniment followed by a brilliant beef short rib. The cheese selection of English cheeses is remarkable and the best I have seen...in any restaurant. A great night.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 27 October 2023

Booked on a whim and glad we did. We were both warmly welcomed by the front of house team. We were provided with a choice of tables. We decided to sit in the corner with the sun beaming in. :) We were given a choice...of menus fixed price and a la cart. Both menus were really appetising but we both ended up a la cart. We both had scallops to start with which were perfectly cooked followed by the Veal which was succulent and melted in the mouth. This was accompanied by a nicely chilled Muscadet. The whole meal was topped off with a gorgeous Tart Tatin. Throughout the meal we were well looked after by the team. A gem of a restaurant for those that know it and for those looking for something fesh I can only say give it a try you have nothing to lose. Thank you to the Augustus team for looking after us very well and to the chef and kitchen staff for making this a culinary experience to enjoy.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 October 2023

A gem of a place.. been multiple times for lunch, dinner, special occasions, dinner with friends. Always reliable. Welcoming, attentive (but not suffocating) service, some of the best food we've had anywhere, reasonably priced for what is exceptional cooking and ingredients. Best cheese board ever!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023 via mobile

From the moment you book you know it’s going to be good - the booking experience is extremely welcoming. And then you arrive on the night, nothing is too much trouble, the approach is always positive, the service superb and then the food arrives !!!!...The flavours are phenomenal, just out of this world, I don’t know if the want a Michelin star but it’s a restaurant that truly deserves one. Thankyou Ps and priced reasonably in todays world !More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023

Our first visit but definitely won't be our last. We had the £38 menu and it was superb. The lemon sole was absolutely perfect. The standard of service was exemplary which is a rare thing since covid. Many thanks to all at Augustus for a...fabulous evening.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023 via mobile

Menu not as comprehensive as expected. Service v.good and food was average for the best restaurant in Taunton?People walking pass from table in conservatory.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023

We tend to visit Taunton at least twice a year and this is the best restaurant in town. Fish is our thing so we enjoy good food cooked by Richard and looked after by Cedric, Maitre D

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023 via mobile

Augustus is the best restaurant in Taunton by a country mile. Fabulous food, the best bottle of Shiraz I’ve had in years (for £36 - good value for a restaurant) and fantastic service. It was full on a Friday evening, and that says more than...words. However, words are required here, so I would add that last weekend I paid £29 for a burnt veal chop at a pub near Sainsbury’s and this week I spent £26 on as good a lamb dish as you could possibly want to eat. No comparison whatsoever. We could have had 3 courses from the fixed price menu for £38, which has to be the best value haute cuisine in the country.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 August 2023

From your arrival to your departure this restaurant look after you. Warm, efficient service.Great food. Varied menu ,cooked expertly by richard and the team. The cheese board is one of the best in the South West.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2023 via mobile

Our family enjoyed a very delicious lunch for my Birthday celebration and we all thank Richard, Peter ( and Cedric) plus all the staff for such a wonderful, and happy time. The food was excellent as always, with a terrific choice menu and beautifully cooked...and presented dishes. The ambiance was lovely. We especially thank you for going above and beyond with special requests……oh and the fizz/ wine was great too.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023 via mobile

Thank you once again for lovely vegan options. The service is great. Wine is superb. Until the next time (lady with the folding bike). 😍

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 28 June 2023 via mobile

Have heard good things about this place and was not disappointed. Excellent food and service. Tuesday night and it was packed which says a lot. Definitely will return.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Augustus is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5