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Castle Bow Restaurant

Under the Archway Castle Green | Castle Bow, Taunton TA1 1NF, England
+44 1823 328328
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (13 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (10 reviews)
“turbot” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
RATINGS
Food
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
Under the Archway Castle Green | Castle Bow, Taunton TA1 1NF, England
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1 - 10 of 272 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my best meals in Britain: refined, tasty, original. Few extras as well to enjoy waiting for our food, like the little curry pumpkin soup served in a coffee cup. I was not hungry enough for the tasting men, but really enjoyed both my...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tersparis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here many times and feel so blessed it is in our townAlways food is of the highest quality and service outstanding particularly Rosie and Kate who looked after us last night Amuse bouche delightful, starter of scallops succulent, setting us up for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Larry F
Marc M, General Manager at Castle Bow Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Larry F Thank you for posting such a positive review. Best regards Marc

Reviewed 7 December 2018

The food was/is phenomenal......every single mouthful, The service is second to none, and nothing was too much trouble The ambience is great, the seating most comfortable...we consider ourselves so very lucky to have been able to eat there these last two days...

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dtilbury
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Taunton is losing it as the county town, however this restaurant brings class and fine dining to a top level that the town deserves. After being greeted warmly on arrival by all of the staff we knew this was going to be an enjoyable evening,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank zazazaz
Marc M, General Manager at Castle Bow Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Dear zazazaz Thank yo for the great review. I am delighted that you had such a great evening. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards Marc

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

At last - genuine fine dining in Taunton. Delicious meat- and carb-free meal for me with no compromise on taste or imagination. Cured trout (buttery soft and dill-infused, and seared cod (succulent as you like) were top notch. Husband’s meal (goats curd followed by pork...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Stormfever
Marc M, General Manager at Castle Bow Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Dear Stormfever Thank you for posting such a positive review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards Marc

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place, when i got there however it soon became obvious that I had to increase the time for the taxi then again when we went in for the food I thought I had better extend it again, thinking upon sitting down it...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Newquay_or_bust
Marc M, General Manager at Castle Bow Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Dear Newquay_or_bust Thank you for the 5 star review. We will certainly speed things up the next time you are in. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards Marc

Reviewed 10 October 2018

Beautiful food expertly cooked and presented do not miss out on this institution in central Taunton which is unrivalled. The ingredients used are all of the highest quality and locally sourced all of which is reflected in the food served by the very talented kitchen....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank PurleyBoy123
Marc M, General Manager at Castle Bow Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Dear PurleyBoy Thank you for the excellent review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards Marc

Reviewed 8 October 2018

I saw the review of Castle Bow in Delicious Magazine and took my elderly mother there on Saturday night. Apart from not realising that it was in the Castle Hotel and having some difficulty finding it, it was a wonderful experience. The food was delicious...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Apentney
Reviewed 2 October 2018

we had starters, mains and shared a dessert! the steaks here are great cooked to how i like it median rare.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank southdragonhouse
Marc M, General Manager at Castle Bow Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Dear southhdragonhouse Thank you for your positive review. Hope to see you back soon. Best regards Marc

Reviewed 1 October 2018

Really nice food, deserves 4.5/5, well cooked, good service, only dropped half a star, due the ham hock with crispy egg being hard boiled should have been runny. Braised beef shin, again very good favour, but the beef needed another 30mins to be more tender,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank neilbG5849ZT
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NatzFen
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Response from Chalky64 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Natzfen. The parking has now changed. They charge in using the car park. You get a ticket at the barrier and then you need to show it at the reception after you've eaten. I'm sorry, I can't remember how much it is an... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$80
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Wednesday
18:30 - 21:30
Thursday
18:30 - 21:30
Friday
18:30 - 21:30
Saturday
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Under the Archway Castle Green | Castle Bow, Taunton TA1 1NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 328328
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Description
Castle Bow Restaurant offers fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere that is perfect for any occasion. Head Chef, Liam Finnegan's menu is constantly evolving, created to fully embrace the season. It is this quality and care that transforms every meal into a true West Country experience.
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