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“Have eaten here many times, wonderful place, wonderful food.”
Review of Matt`s Kitchen

Matt`s Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Bruton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$53
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Matt's Kitchen is in Matt's house. And it isn't very big. Strictly cash only and BYO.
Reviewed 25 April 2016

A gem in Somerset, have eaten here many times, because of the atmosphere, and the food is excellent. It is so nice to have a relaxed restaurant to enjoy with family and friends.

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1  Thank Deborahjones2016
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Service unrivalled, smiles all round. We usually order all starts on offer and share them - the same with the puds. Great atmosphere. Very accommodating. Always have a top night. Thank you Matt and team!

Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Incredible food and amazing atmosphere. Matt is a genius with food. Thanks again we will be back!!!!

Thank TSPepler
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

Matt's Kitchen is a simple but charming space and we received a delightful greeting from a lovely waitress and then from Matt himself. We were quite excited by their recitations of the choice of starters and the description of how the slow cooked belly pork had been prepared. It all sounded great. Sadly it really wasn't.
Dry aged, smoked beef wonton with black garlic was soggy and somehow managed to taste both earthy and vinegary. Really quite unpleasant.
So, disappointed but hopeful, we awaited the spicy roast pork with tamarind, plums and cabbage which came with a beetroot raita and was served on sesame greens with shiitake and beans. I can only think that Matt was having an off week. The pork was at best chewy and less than spicy. The plums were sour and the whole dish simply didn't taste very nice at all.
My thoughts at this first visit, though i will give it another go, are that this is a chef whose ambitions are somewhat ahead of his ability.

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11  Thank chrisbrickell
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MathewWatson, Owner at Matt`s Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2016

Dear Chris,
I'm really sorry you didn't enjoy your meal here. My style of cooking and flavour combinations aren't your usual restaurant fare and I'm well aware these won't be for everyone.
If you'd raised this at the restaurant you wouldn't have been charged for your meal.
It's a shame you felt unable to do this.
All the best.
Matt

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Reviewed 17 April 2016

I ate here with friends for a party and was not disappointed!

The restaurant is snug, with a very relaxed atmosphere. Matt came to our table and is hands-down the nicest chef/cook/chap you could hope to be served by.

The food was amazing. Wonderfully presented and cooked to perfection!

Book a table now!

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Thank Iscar-James
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