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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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19:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Ilminster, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful, and very immaculate inside. Very friendly and sociable staff, and absolutely delicious, top rated food. The puddings especially! In the toilets, they have hilarious pictures and extravagant luxuries. With perfume, hand- smoothing cream, hand wash and many other treats - the ladies loos are quite pleasing. I would definitely 5 star rate this restaurant to anyone. And they do... More 

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

Thank you for not just taking the time to leave us a review but also for making it such a pleasure to read! The team will be delighted that you all enjoyed your sunday lunch and the Chocolate torte (Miss 10 year old ) come visit again when your in the area chocolate desserts will be waiting More 

Somerset, England
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to this restaurant for Sunday lunch twice in as many months. The service is excellent and so is the food. There is a separate menu for vegetarian food and chilled water is provided as a matter of course. Very pleasant surroundings.

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Thank BoDiddleyBoing
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 had such a great experience at the restaurant for your sunday lunch and look forward to seeing you again in the future More 

Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 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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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 15 February 2017 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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132 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

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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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 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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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

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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22 reviews
14 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 

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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, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?