With so many places to eat in Taunton, it can be tough deciding where to go! Our team have created a guide on our favourite restaurants near us that guests of our self-catering accommodation in Somerset, or visitors in Taunton and Bridgwater can enjoy.

Each restaurant we recommend is also a trusted food award finalist, in either the Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards or The Trencherman’s Guide. The latter is best described by Michael Caines MBE: “Trencherman’s celebrates exquisite, creative cooking and pitch perfect service, and it’s what the guide has stood for since it was created by a small group of chefs 25 years ago. And we maintain the quality of the guide by only inviting restaurants that meet the strict scoring criteria.”

View our opinion on the best places to eat in Taunton in 2017 below:

Mr Miles Tearooms – Coffee & Tea Shop of the Year – 20 minutes from Lakeview

Mr Miles Tearooms in Taunton is the high street coffee and tea shop to get your hot drink and cake in style. The menu offers the finest tea, coffee and cake, sourced from all over the world, made with highly skilled chefs and bakers who produce 95% of their offerings in house. Stop by for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea with or without the kids!


The Mint & Mustard – Best Restaurant – 20 minutes from Lakeview

With restaurants in Taunton, Cardiff, Penarth and Chepstow, The Mint & Mustard has established themselves as one of the most successful Indian restaurants in the UK. They specialise in creating Indian dishes that marry the best of traditional Indian culinary with a contemporary sense of style. Best of all, you can enjoy a takeaway from The Mint & Mustard in the comfort of your living room in our self-catering accommodation in Somerset!


Castle Bow Restaurant – Best Restaurant – 20 minutes from Lakeview

Enjoy casual fine dining at the Castle Bow restaurant in Taunton town centre. They serve the best local, seasonal and west country food and it’s ideal if you’re looking for a relaxed atmosphere. The bread is baked fresh, they make their own chutney from the orchard and there’s two menus to choose from; the a la carte and tasting menu if you want to try it all!


Clavelshay Barn Restaurant – Award for Creativity and Innovation – 15 minutes from Lakeview

For authentic Somerset farm produce, the Clavelshay Barn Restaurant is for you. The restaurant is housed in a converted 18th century barn on a dairy farm and offers a seasonal menu, from locally sourced produce. They’ve also won more awards than we can count!


For more restaurants or recommendations on where to eat in Taunton, Somerset, please call the team at Lakeview Holiday Cottages on 01278 661 584 or email info@lakeviewholidaycottages.co.uk. We offer private self-catering accommodation in Somerset ideal for fishing holidays and as short term holiday lets.

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