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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

We had a lovely meal. The staff were very helpful.

Lucy Pitman 24 December 2016
from Shepton Mallet

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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

3.6 ((()* (based on 30 reviews)
70% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (14)
  • romantic (13)
  • afternoon tea (11)
  • lunch (11)
  • breakfast (7)
  • private dining (7)
  • views (7)
  • luxury (6)
  • al fresco (4)
  • business (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • value (2)
  • trendy (1)
  • (((** 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!

  • ((((* 7 January 2017 by Alex from Shepton Mallet

    Afternoon tea was good if rather overpriced.
    ?Muzak not good ~with no ability/choice to turn it down, or ideally off. Interfered with ability to talk with my friend as very distracting.
    Unimpressed that a service charge was added onto the bill with no consultation to me. Had that not been added the tip would have been greater.

  • ((((( 24 December 2016 by Lucy Pitman from Shepton Mallet

    We had a lovely meal. The staff were very helpful.

  • ((((( 15 December 2016 by Ann Clements from Shepton Mallet

    From arriving to leaving the staff were excellent and courteous .The afternoon tea was one of the best I have had and I have had a few .there was so much but it was lovely to take what we couldn't eat home with us.
    Charlton House is a lovely setting and a wonderful country house.

  • (((** 7 December 2016 by Alison Williams from Wells

    The food was perfectly fine (Christmas Fair menu) but unfortunately the service was poor. Had to ask for our main course and pudding to be served as we waited a very long time after ordering. My own main meal came a few minutes after the rest of my party and when it did arrive it was like a child's portion - 1 piece of broccoli and 2 small slices of duck. To be fair, the manager deducted this from our overall bill but it shouldn't have happened in the first place. What a shame - we won't be coming back.

  • ((((( 10 November 2016 by Beverley Craney from Shepton Mallet

    lovely food & friendly staff

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