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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
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Thank Oli420
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank CarolSomerset
Sorrento, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Theenglishcritic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 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 

Thank JanandPete
County Wicklow, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Been several times and would definitely recommend this restaurant. The food is excellent and everyone is well looked after.

Thank Leslie S
Taunton Somerset
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

A group or eight of us from work ate last night to celebrate our award of team of the quarter. Fabulous 3 course dinner, in comfortable surroundings, the service was efficient but unobtrusive. The starters, mains and deserts were exceptional and every plate was cleared. As a couple, my wife and I have frequented The Connection since the new owners... More 

Thank brendanjmason
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Dined at Connection with friends tonight and had an lovely meal. We were made to feel welcome and the service was very good. Struggled to choose from the menu as everything sounded good and was reasonably priced. I chose Cranberry and Pecan Baked Camembert, followed by Seafood Casserole and Salted Caramel Cheesecake. Will now need to return to try the... More 

Thank Kate C
East Hertfordshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The best meal we've had in a long time. Good, friendly service in very comfortable surroundings. Wish I could take the restaurant home with me as we live 200 miles away. We will definitely visit again when we return to Taunton next time.

Thank Caroline F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Came today with friends. Firstly the staff could not have been more welcoming, accommodating or attentive, they were brilliant with our 2yr old son and equally as good with a number of elderly diners. Then, great food! Scrumptious three course Sunday lunch, very good value for the quality of the food, and generous platefuls. The vegetarian menu in itself was... More 

Thank z1977
Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

It's no wonder we keep returning. The pork and the beef were absolute perfection, today, as were the roast potatoes and vegetables. If we had to be really picky, we would prefer the vegetables in separate dishes rather than all piled into the same dish, but we're not really complaining. It's a good choice of mixed vegetables, and we can... More 

Thank grandmatricia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
European, British, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
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
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?