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Top 10 restaurants in Somerset

Posted by Katy Peck

Explore our guide to the best Somerset restaurants and enjoy the most exquisite culinary experience. Different locations, cuisine, and prices. Keep reading!

Best restaurants in Somerset

Somerset is well known for its majestic gorges, countless apple cider trees, and for being the hometown of cheddar cheese, but did you know it is also home to some of the best eateries in the country?

From locally sourced ingredients to Michelin-rated dining, Somerset has a superb range of dining options to choose from.

Tempt your tastebuds and see our top picks for the best restaurants in Somerset.


This intimate, Michelin-rated restaurant is situated in rural Somerset.

Operating without a menu, Osip prepares meals from the ingredients brought from their local farm each morning.

They cater for all dietary requirements and have a range of dining options.

This unique dining experience comes with a luxury price tag, but you can trust food is fresh, of an exceptional standard and that you are in safe hands.


Augustus is a friendly bistro specialising in top-quality dishes with British, Asian and French influences.

Located in a quaint courtyard in Taunton, Augustus offers an a la carte and set menu option. Food varies from slow-roasted duck and eel with scrambled egg to cheese souffle and risotto primavera.

They also have an extensive wine list that features vintages and wines from around the world.

Matt’s Kitchen

Ran by Matt himself, Matt’s Kitchen is located in the downstairs of his home in Bruton.

Each night Matt’s Kitchen serves a three-course single set menu priced at £40 per head. Matt operates a no-waste policy and allows guests to bring their own booze.

This one-of-a-kind restaurant has received glowing reviews from industry influencers such as Conde Nast Traveller and The Guardian.

New Farm restaurant

A short distance from Taunton, you can find the New Farm restaurant that offers delicious dishes made from fresh, local produce.

Jane, the chef proprietor, her sister Sue and sons Ben and Jack will ensure you have a pleasant and enjoyable visit to their award-winning kitchen.

Their menu changes throughout the seasons and all meals are made fresh specifically for you.

With vegan, vegetarian, gluten and dairy-free options, there’s something for every appetite.

28 Market Place

28 Market Place is a Michelin star establishment in a Grade 2 building on the Market Square in Somerton.

Their dishes vary according to season and availability, but you can still be sure to receive a menu that reflects their environment and background.

Within this modern dining experience are a wine shop and artisan bakery serving fresh bread, pastries and ice cream and bringing you the very best of the west country.

Wild Rocket-Tapas

In Bridgwater, you can find the Wild Rocket restaurant serving local cuisine morning, noon and night.

From homemade burgers and crispy pork belly to sandwiches and jacket potatoes, Wild Rocket has all bases covered. And if you still can’t find anything you like, they will tailor a meal just for you.

Whether you book in for breakfast, lunch or dinner you will be greeted by the friendly staff and served flavoursome food.

The Greek Taverna - Greek

An authentic Greek restaurant in Wells, The Greek Taverna brings a little slice of Greece to the west country.

A family-run business serving traditional, homemade Greek food with vegan, vegetarian dairy and gluten-free options.

Enjoy fried calamari and taramosalata or loukanika (Greek sausages) and bifteki (bun-less beef burgers), all for a reasonable price.


A unique tapas and cocktail bar in the heart of Somerset. Kazbar is an independent restaurant offering imaginative flavours and friendly service in a relaxed setting.

The head chef carefully created the menu taking inspiration from countries further afield. Tapas and small plates are served in terracotta dishes or boards to capture the essence of Spanish dining.

Ciao Amore

A family-run and owned authentic Italian in Taunton, Somerset. Ciao Amore prides itself on serving the best quality food together with an inviting atmosphere.

In addition to an impressive array of Italian wines, Ciao Amore offers an extensive food menu including Italian classics such as pasta, pizza and fresh fish dishes.

For excellent food at even better prices, choose Ciao Amore in Taunton.

Guddi and Gikki

Guddi and Gikki serve you the best flavours of India in the country town of Taunton.

Manveena, Chandeep and Dilijot cook with passion and flair as they recreate authentic Indian recipes their mother used to prepare for them as children.

Guddi and Gikki promises to deliver you the best curry of your life made from fresh and healthy ingredients.

Author: Katy Peck

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