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The Connection Restaurant

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65 Station Road | Somerset, Taunton TA1 1PA, England (Formerly French Connection)
+44 1823 352645
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12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't praise this restaurant enough. We were shown to our table and seated with a wonderful gift of a pink teddy bear for my wife together with sweetheart sweets and a red large rose each. The food was to die for. A good choice menu and we had the Cornish clam and mussel and chicken parfait as starters. Mains were... More 

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Thank jezorchard
marc g, Owner at The Connection Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Mr & Mrs Orchard for taking the time to write a review about your time with us. We are so glad that you had such a great Valentines experience at the restaurant and look forward to seeing you again in the future More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have to say this was a late booking but what a beautiful night a late anniversary meal with dear friends. Fantastic food. Mussells delicious. And the steak and kidney pudding to die for Attentative staff in every aspect. would of loved a dessert but truly couldn't manage one top rating to the guys we will be back soon .

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Thank Diana L
marc g, Owner at The Connection Restaurant, responded to this review

Lovely comments! thank you for taking the time to give us feedback; , and that you enjoyed your Anniversary. We'll make sure that the whole team see your review. And looking forward to see you on your next visit More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband went for lunch on 9th February, and chose the Exe River mussels. He had the main course portion, rather than a starter size. He loves mussels and says that these were some of the best he's ever eaten, and will certainly have them again, if they're available.

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Thank grandmatricia
marc g, Owner at The Connection Restaurant, responded to this review

Lovely to hear from a returning customer and great to hear your reviews and comments. We'll pass on your comments on to Ian he will delighted to read them. Hope to see you again soon.(PS hoping your feeling better) More 

Bridgwater
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88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eight of us re-visited this restaurant recently. We were given a lovely warm welcome and throughout customer service was just great. Unlike some establishments where we've had to work out our own costs we were given individual bills at the end of the evening. Although ours was quite a complex order given the range of options all our meals turned... More 

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Thank Jill W
marc g, Owner at The Connection Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write an amazing review about your time with us. We are so glad that you all had such a great experience at the restaurant . The Waitress on the night was lynn (she has been told about her review Thank you )and look forward to seeing you again in the future. The comments... More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've left a positive review before when visiting with friends and having visited tonight with my wife and daughter I have to do so again. This is a great place with exceptional service and a menu that is tailored to individual needs.

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Thank Keith2466
marc g, Owner at The Connection Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review, lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us. I'll pass on your lovely comments to the rest of the team and we do hope to welcome you back again soon More 

Devon
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came as a group of 8 for a works meal in December. The staff were attentive and the food was good. I ordered the terrine which was nice, although it came with brioche which was sweet and unusual. The main and the desert were fine. We would visit again.

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Thank StokeyinDevon
marc g, Owner at The Connection Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great comments - we really appreciate the time it takes to leave a review and all get discussed at our team meetings (BRIOCHE ) - 'looking forward to your return More 

Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We had been here for Christmas lunch before and this time it was brilliant again. I know we will back here again this year.

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Thank Oli420
marc g, Owner at The Connection Restaurant, responded to this review

Lovely comments! thank you for taking the time to give us feedback; we'll make sure that the whole team see your review. And looking forward to see you on your next visit More 

Taunton
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

A fantastic evening at this lovely restaurant. One of our favourites. The welcome, ambience, decorations and friendliness were faultless. The wine (good selection, reasonable prices) flowed and the food was delicious, as always. Thank you Marc, Ian and team for a memorable evening. We'll see you again soon.

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Thank CarolSomerset
marc g, Owner at The Connection Restaurant, responded to this review

Lovely to hear from a returning customer and great to hear your reviews and comments. We'll pass on your comments to the rest of the team as they'll be delighted to read them. Hope to see you again soon. ( Amazing night had by all Thank you ) More 

Sorrento, Italy
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378 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Well presented, small, cosy, restaurant with a fairly standard menu. The staters were good. The salmon was a little lacking in salmon, but the taste was good. Over £10 for 3 scallops was a little on the heavy side. Black pudding was a good addition, but I felt the pea purée didn't really go and was a little sweet. The... More 

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Thank Theenglishcritic
marc g, Owner at The Connection Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback; Scallops black pudding and pea puree is a classic but i will pass on your comments to the chef who creates all the menus.We do not sell ice cream by the scoop hence the charge of a sweet from the al cate menu More 

Somerset
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207 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

An excellent dining experience. We enjoyed 4 lovely 3 course meals on a quiet Wednesday evening with great wine and very attentive owner waiting table. All our meals were superb, very tasty, lovely presentation and ample quantities. Not a cheap place to eat but well worth paying a little extra for great food and service and a pleasant, spacious restaurant.... More 

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Thank JanandPete
marc g, Owner at The Connection Restaurant, responded to this review

Lovely comments! thank you for taking the time to give us feedback; we'll make sure that the whole team see your review. And looking forward to see you on your next visit (PS Wednesday is our winesday where you get a bottle of wine ) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$30
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Station Road | Somerset, Taunton TA1 1PA, England (Formerly French Connection)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 352645
Description
Relaxed Fine Dining

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?