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“A disappointment”
Review of The Merry Monk

The Merry Monk
Ranked #44 of 257 Restaurants in Taunton
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Taunton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A disappointment”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We are regular visitors to this establishment but on this occasion we feel the standard of service let them down. On our arrival we were shown to a table but within minutes we were asked to move to another table as another couple had reserved it but there was no 'reserved' sign on the table. We were served our drinks but after some 15/20 minutes we realised that people who had arrived after us were being allowed to the carvery ahead of us. We decided to leave and go to another establishment for our meal

Visited July 2014
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English first
Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“An amazing carvery!”
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Went here for the first time in years and I was really impressed, the carvery tasted absolutely amazing! The staff were friendly and was a great atmosphere, had a but of a rude waitress who didn't act like she wanted to be there let alone serve us, but one waitress being grumpy is nothing compared to the great afternoon we had there. Would highly recommend. Was very busy though so definitely book if your going

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Samantha F
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“book in advance if possible”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

If you do not book, you will often struggle to get a decent table. The staff are friendly if a little slow, but I was disappointed by the food. We had carvery and it was quite dry and limited choice of veg

Visited June 2014
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3 Thank minimin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Top Class Food Brilliant place to drink ! ”
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

I live local to the Monk and drink in there frequently the atmosphere is very friendly the staff are very good the management are very attentive and are always keeping an eye out to make sure that all customers are being served . I have eaten there on many occasions with my family and friends most recently for my birthday in April they allowed my wife to decorate the bar and restaurant area and as always the food was great we all had a carvery . I don't write reviews normally but thought I needed to say something as I am sick of reading all the negative reviews from people who would like to be food critics and take every chance to get themselves on any type of media ! The food is good and the prices are honest if eating on a budget then go for the carvery as you won't be able to eat anything else afterwards .

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“great carvery”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Been here for mums 65th food was great also managed to fit extra people at short notice it did take a little time to get our food which was carvery but it was worth it as it was all freshly cooked

  • Visited June 2014
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