We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

la bonne vie

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
33A High Street, Taunton TA1 3PN, England
+44 1823 274748
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Thu 19:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 82: English reviews
Taunton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time here. I had a steak meal and it was absolutely delicious. The best meal I have had in a restaurant for a long time. Really enjoyable. Good ambience and great service. We were the last to leave the restaurant and the staff were very patient and didn't make us feel uncomfortable. Great evening.

Thank Taylorsouthwest
Taunton, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Three course meal for 4 people. All meals lacked lustre! Reminded us of school dinners! Food was very hot, served onto the plates, not dishes. Sauces bland, steak and pork both tough. No mention of free bottle of wine when ordering so had to be prompted. Female waitress service was poor, with no response when complaint made about the steak... More 

1 Thank chatterbCT
Taunton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for years and have always said that this is the best restaurant in Taunton however this visit was far from good. The starter was lovely as always but the main was poor. The food here is usually amazing so probably a blip as it was busy but the rice was rock hard and no care taken... More 

1 Thank EEMJN2001
Taunton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I have been going here for many years. Extensive menu and value for money Menu ranges from curry to steaks Great ambience and service, and have never had a bad meal

1 Thank Caroline A
Wellington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

A little romantic meal out with the husband turned out to be one of the best meals out. The little dark decor could be a tad off putting but look closer and you will u dears tank. The true Parisian feel was simply divine. The film posters and all the quirks made that part fab. The waitress was a lovely... More 

1 Thank danielmafaniel
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Just love this place and have done for the last 35 years. Great atmosphere, great food and great service.

1 Thank Clare C
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We had a lovely steak meal here whilst our teenagers were at a concert in Vivary Park nearby. The service was very friendly and the food well cooked and presented. The value was excellent. We were in a smaller room at the back, and thought the atmosphere was very relaxed but intimate. Would thoroughly recommend.

1 Thank TimEPlym
Taunton, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

A group of us decided to dine here as never been and it is located close to the town. We had to pre order our meals which i thought was stange for only 11 of us. Food was nice, but expected better and lacked anything wow or great presentation. Was also expecting something more french. The decoration and appearance needs... More 

Thank Ben B
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
82 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

The exterior peeling paint is a symptom of an establishment that has proudly been around since 1976... And feels like it's last menu update was 1986. There is very little 'French' cooking on the menu... Esp. when the 'roast' potatoes are the powder coated type you buy at the freezer section in Lidl's. Meats around the table we generally over... More 

1 Thank PrSteveJ
Wellington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Been to la Bon vie a couple of times recently and the food has always been first class. Would recommend a must try.

Thank Carol T

Travellers who viewed la bonne vie also viewed

Taunton, Somerset

Been to la bonne vie? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33A High Street, Taunton TA1 3PN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 274748
well established and surprising it isn't already listed

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from la bonne vie staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?