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la bonne vie

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33A High Street, Taunton TA1 3PN, England
+44 1823 274748
Today
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Thu 19:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 23:00
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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank chatterbCT
Taunton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Thank EEMJN2001
Taunton, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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1 Thank Caroline A
Wellington, United Kingdom
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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 

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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.

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1 Thank Clare C
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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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.

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1 Thank TimEPlym
Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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 

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Thank Ben B
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
69 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 

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Thank PrSteveJ
Wellington, United Kingdom
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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.

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Thank Carol T
Somerset, UK
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71 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
well established and surprising it isn't already listed

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?