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“Excellent all round”
Review of Tristans Bistro

Tristans Bistro
Ranked #18 of 257 Restaurants in Taunton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$42
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: At Tristans Restaurant and Wine Bar is ran buy husband a wife partnership Ashley and Georgie. We have a monthly menu to keep things interesting and also keeping to seasonal produce.The restaurant itself has intimate tables for two as well as tables suitable for gatherings of friends up to 12 plus it has the benefit of the recently refurbished and redecorated Garden room making it a popular venue in Taunton for parties up to 26 for a wide range of events and celebrations.The addition of the bar and seating area at the front of the restaurant provides a relaxed wine bar feel and we now welcome diners and non diners to sit and relax with a glass of wine, pre-dinner aperitif or post dinner coffee.
Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Excellent all round”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

Excellent Choice, fantastic food, great service-what more could you ask for! Tristans was recommended to us and I will certainly be recommending it to others! We went to Tristans tonight, and even for myself who can't have dairy there was a choice of starters and mains. It was also lovely to see various fish and various meat dishes. We will certainly be back!!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Elizabeth M
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TristansTaunton, Owner at Tristans Bistro, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Hi Elizabeth
Thank you so much for your review- so pleased to hear you enjoyed your evening with us @Tristans.

Really happy that we had sufficient choice for your dietary needs, I know its not always easy finding a reasonable choice on menus at times- our young Chef Ashley ( who has now taken over the reigns since our old chef retired) is working hard to bring as much choice as possible for all to our menu.

Thanks again and hope to see you back soon
Best wishes
Cris
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“Excellent”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Taken a little time to get round to writing the review - we had our staff Christmas meal here in December and it exceeded expectations. We were midweek, and the rest of the restaurant was very quiet, but food was great, and service friendly. Would recommend.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank MarkRF
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TristansTaunton, Owner at Tristans Bistro, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Thank you so much for reviewing us- we certainly don't mind waiting a few months for reviews when they are so positive as this,

Really glad to hear you enjoyed the food and atmosphere and I hope to see you back @Tristans before next December
Thank you again for taking the time out to review
Best wishes

Cris
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Taunton
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9 reviews
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“Best Restaurant in Taunton”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Great evening, excellent service, superb food and lovely ambiance. I had the lamb which was delicious with beautifully cooked vegetables and very well presented. My husband generally finds eating out disappointing but certainly not on this occasion. The puddings were all home made and finished an exceptional meal off perfectly. My first visit to Tristans, can't wait to return. Thanks to the attentive owner and amazing chef.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Annabelle35
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TristansTaunton, Owner at Tristans Bistro, responded to this review, 20 March 2014
Hi Annabelle
Thank you so much for reviewing us- what a cracking review it is as well so thank you again!
Its a real boost to team morale when people take the time to post such nice words
Hope to see you guys again soon

Best wishes
Cris
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218 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
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“Less than Stellar Experience”
Reviewed 7 March 2014

We were in town visiting family and were very excited to try @Tristans, as we had heard wonderful things about the food. We made reservations for a Friday night and prepared to be wowed. The restaurant itself has a great, quirky layout. We were walked from the front door all the way through the restaurant to the back room, passing through the wait station and by the kitchen on the way. The menu was a little sparse on choice and service was a little spotty, which was a sign of the meal to come. Our server was kind, but obviously inexperienced. Shortly after we were sat, the room was overrun by a large, boisterous party of 8 or 10 people who were so loud we couldn't have a conversation much below a shout. Not the restaurant's fault, but it did take away from the atmosphere. The food was good, although nothing particularly special. If you're looking for a place to have a solid meal, this place will do in a pinch. If you're interested in an intimate setting or to be rocked by amazing food, you may come away disappointed.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Paul B
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TristansTaunton, Owner at Tristans Bistro, responded to this review, 11 March 2014
Hi Paul
Thank you very much for taking the time to review us.

A mixed review and I apologize if we failed to live up to your expectations.

You make a valid point and I fully agree that on the weekends we are a lively venue at times especially as your booking sounds like it was for a table in the garden room which is frequently booked by groups for either private dining or in this case for a small party with other guests in the same room- I can only apologize if they were a little boisterous , I think we shall alter our bookings process to inform guests of these possible conflicts at the time of booking. Had we done so we could have offered your group a table in the front of the restaurant which is far more intimate.

I do hope that next time you are in Taunton you will give us another try and look forward to seeing you again

Best wishes

Cris
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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“Lovely Meal, Great Service”
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Excellent meal with friendly service. The chef even came to apologise as the duck was taking a bit longer than expected to cook. It was worth waiting for.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Juliawoodhead
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TristansTaunton, Owner at Tristans Bistro, responded to this review, 11 March 2014
Thanks Julia
Great review- much appreciated!

Best wishes
Cris
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