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la bonne vie

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33A High Street, Taunton TA1 3PN, England
+44 1823 274748
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 19:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 23:00
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Wellington, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 Dan S
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
10 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
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88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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
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80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

Thank PrSteveJ
Wellington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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
Somerset, UK
Level Contributor
70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Visited with two friends on a Friday night. Had no trouble booking a table - I emailed the restaurant and they rang back the same day. We were greeted and seated promptly but were not rushed at any stage of the meal. The restaurant has a retro, quaint style - cosy and charming. Our meals were very tasty and excellent... More 

1 Thank AlpacaPillow
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Another wonderful lunch perfect end to the week,absolutely lovely,where else could you get bottle wine 2 perfectly cooked steaks all for £34!!!! Lovely atmosphere and nice back ground music see you very soon Thankyou Chris and Marie and your wonderful chef.. Teresa and Jan

1 Thank teresa1809
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

We've been quite a few times now and the food is first class. Never been disappointed. Even on a busy sat night they still managed to fit us in and very quick service. It's a small place that offers a mixed menu so always something nice to choose from. I tend to order the fillet steak as its just melts... More 

1 Thank Vicky7878
Taunton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

I love this place and have been eating here for ever. Standards are always high and have never slipped. Great food, service and traditional bistro surroundings at reasonable prices.

2 Thank Jamie L

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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

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