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The Restaurant at Charlton House

Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4PR +44 1749587978

((()* British
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:30 - 14:30 & 15:00 - 17:00 & 19:00 - 21:30

Lovely afternoon tea in relaxing surroundings! Especially liked the two for one cocktails!

Rachael Wichard 05 April 2017
from Bristol

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Surrounded by beautifully-landscaped gardens, The Restaurant at Charlton House serves contemporary continental cuisine amidst the Somerset countryside. Renowned for its food, the restaurant combines award-winning dining and afternoon tea with a spectacular setting.

Taking inspiration from both home and abroad, The Restaurant at Charlton House in Somerset uses the finest local and seasonal produce to complement its more exotic flavour combinations. The sumptuous steamed organic Loch Duart salmon with chicory tarte tatin, curly kale and lemon oil is a perfect example.

Elegant drapes and plush furnishings make The Restaurant at Charlton House a splendidly refined setting for lunch, dinner or afternoon tea. The restaurant conservatory offers wonderful views of the gardens, especially on lighter evenings, while the heated flagstone floor ensures that it remains warm even on cooler days.

A premier destination for fine dining in the heart of Somerset, find The Restaurant at Charlton House in the town of Shepton Mallet.

The Restaurant at Charlton House

Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4PR

Contact +44 1749342008
Reservations +44 1749587978

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Customer reviews for The Restaurant at Charlton House

3.7 ((()* (based on 35 reviews)
71% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (17)
  • lunch (16)
  • romantic (16)
  • afternoon tea (14)
  • breakfast (8)
  • luxury (7)
  • private dining (7)
  • views (7)
  • al fresco (5)
  • business (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • value (2)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((*** 18 April 2017 by Crow Barrie from Purton

    It was only ok!

  • ((((( 5 April 2017 by Rachael Wichard from Bristol

    Lovely afternoon tea in relaxing surroundings! Especially liked the two for one cocktails!

  • (((** 26 March 2017 by Charlotte Gardiner from Yeovil

    The food was amazing, it's a shame that the service didn't match.
    We had to ask for drinks menus, then ask to order a drink.
    They forgot our side of veg and I had to ask for it, there was then no check back at all. We ordered coffee and was bought the bill at the same time without asking for it making us feel like we were being pushed out. When I asked if it was OK to order dessert the restaurant manager was quite abrupt and told me a waitress would be with me soon. It's just a shame they were not very attentive as the food looked and tasted amazing.

  • ((((( 6 March 2017 by Clive Keevil from Shepton Mallet

    The service, food and wine were all excellent and we had a very enjoyable evening with our son and his partner. We went for the Taster Menu and the scallops were just perfect. The venison was also delicious and beautifully presented, however just a few extra vegetables would have been welcome. Would definitely go again.

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Mark Tinker from Glastonbury

    We had an excellent set lunch in a beautiful setting overlooking the garden. The menu was limited but we all felt that we could have enjoyed every single item. The service was attentive but we never felt hassled. At £15 for 2 courses or £22 for 3 courses, this is a really good deal and I can recommend the Charlton House lunches wholeheartedly. Thank you for a very happy occasion.

  • (((** 20 February 2017 by David Wilkes from Langport

    Food was excellent but service awfull second course delivered before first and accompanying wines did not arrive but drinks not charged for in compensation

  • ((((* 15 February 2017 by Mark Stringer from Wells

    It was St. Valentine's Day and we opted for the tasting menu with accompanying wines for each of the five courses. It was quite busy but the staff did an excellent job and kept things moving throughout the evening. Wild mushroom ravioli with a truffle foam was the centrepiece preceded by a pea bavarois with potato foam and then I had scallops and my wife chose the goat's curd. There was a trio of mini desserts and a cheeseboard to end up. Most enjoyable. The Sunday Lunch at the restaurant is highly recommended too!

  • (((** 29 January 2017 by Chantelle Brown from Chippenham

    Food was very nice, can't fault it. Compliments to the chef.
    My husband was looking forward to a Hoegaarden as we can't buy it locally only to be told they had run out.
    The service was extremely slow and we weren't offered any bread before starters despite others receiving some.
    The staff were very pleasant and friendly but it was quite obvious they were short staffed. A nice experience but certainly not worth the £120 bill

  • (((** 24 January 2017 by John Ward from London

    Not bad - they could do with a bit more variation on the side dishes - if you want chips or sweet potato chips fine - but that's all for potatoes - bit boring! Cold in conservatory part of restaurant so bring a wrap ladies - you'll need one. Overall ok and will try again

  • ((((( 15 January 2017 by Jane from Shepton Mallet

    The front of house guy" Julian" was excellent, funny, great with our usually grumpy teenager and really looked after us, having us all laughing.
    Really liked relaxed area by the fire in the lounge to look at menus.
    All the waiting staff were interactive and made a great effort to please.
    On the whole our food was great, except the steak my husband had which for the price was tough and not so tasty,
    There was a good atmosphere, although the music was a little on the loud side, but better than no music at all which happens in some restaurants
    Despite living locally, it was our first visit to the restaurant, we have been put off in he past by the over fancy food on the menu, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the menu had plenty of choice to suit us all which I guess is a recent change.
    We will definitely be back and are already planning to come again soon , as I am a member , the discount was also an asset!

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