Went for lunch, £17.50 for 2 courses pp. We had starter and main. Below average food. Starters okay. Not enough bread with pate though.
The mains were awful. Truly awful. I had the shoulder of lamb. Nice idea. Over salted, undercooked veg and so, so dry. There was about a thimble or so of sauce for quite a lot of dry meat. There was a scattering of root veg. All of which were like eating apples. There's al dente but this was just laziness or ineptitude.
My partner had the mullet. Half a fillet. Overcooked and dry. Veg inedible. She said it was the worst fish dish she'd ever had.
Service and decor were excellent. It truly is a lovely building and the staff very friendly.
Given some attention to detail i think the food could be really good. Sadly, when we visited, it really was poor. This was on Valentine's Day too. Okay, a Monday lunchtime when head chef is off i could accept it but not on a potentially very busy day. We felt robbed and would never return.
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- The Mount Somerset Hotel and Spa in Taunton, Somerset is a stunning Regency country house hotel, set in four acres of beautiful grounds. This grand dame of a building sits high upon her mount, cradled in between the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, affording guests some of the best views in Somerset. With its high ceilings, sweeping spiral staircase, opulent decor and a feeling of gentle elegance and luxury, The Mount Somerset has all the characteristics of a quintessential English Regency mansion. Well established as one of the finest luxury hotels and restaurants in the region, The Mount Somerset has won a host of awards including two AA Rosettes for outstanding cuisine and four AA stars for comfort and hospitality, making it the perfect venue for a dinner, a weekend away or a wedding in Somerset. ... more less
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