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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 food & friendly staff

Beverley Craney 10 November 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

3.5 ((()* (based on 21 reviews)
66% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (10)
  • lunch (10)
  • romantic (9)
  • afternoon tea (8)
  • breakfast (6)
  • private dining (6)
  • luxury (5)
  • views (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • business (3)
  • large parties (2)
  • trendy (1)
  • value (1)
  • ((((( 10 November 2016 by Beverley Craney from Shepton Mallet

    lovely food & friendly staff

  • (**** 8 November 2016 by John Bater from London

    Cancelled booking and didn't attend due to bad reviews. When I phoned to cancel I was not asked why and was treated very offhand.

  • ((((( 10 September 2016 by Sadie Lampert from Wells

    Mum and I were very impressed at the cleanliness and appearance of the restaurant. We were very pleased to be seated by the window overlooking the beautiful garden. We both enjoyed our courses of chicken and hake. The Baked Alaska was especially good!

  • ((*** 7 September 2016 by Tracey Smith from Chilcompton

    To be honest we are big fans but we did find that it had gone down hill a bit as in the menu choices and service .

    As a example we asked for mayonnaise and mustard and was bought the jars it can in !!!!!!

    The menu stated scallops , which was actually one scallop sliced into three.

    We had bought two friends as we had raved about the quality but then to ring our experience a bit embarrassing .

    We are not the type to moan but this our honest opinion .

  • ((((( 16 August 2016 by Ann Savage from Shepton Mallet

    Waitress (Adina?) stayed with us through whole experience and was wonderful throughout. Lovely touch that my friend had special happy Birthday written on her plate in chocolate. Not rushed. Menu explained and different sweet available on request. Whole meal excellent quality.

  • ((((* 29 July 2016 by Janice Buchan from Shepton Mallet

    The setting is beautiful and so peaceful and staff are attentive. we had the afternoon tea which was lovely but I felt there could have been a better choice of sandwiches, lots of egg and cream cheese when we would have preferred prawn or grated cheese and cucumber even if the cost was slightly higher

  • ((((( 27 July 2016 by Carey Wells from London

    I took my partner to Charlton House for a birthday treat. The meal could not have been better. The staff were charming and efficient; the setting (in the conservatory, overlooking the garden, beautiful even on a drizzly night) elegant, and the food very good. I read that the restaurant was awarded a Michelin Star a few years back which it had then to rescind because it also caters for events. In my view the star was well awarded and should be reinstated! I had asked the restaurant to make a cake for my partner's birthday and this they did, magnificently - a creamy sponge laden with fresh berries! All in all, a most memorable experience. Thank you to all the super staff! The only thing I would change would be the music. It could have been more atmospheric (perhaps more classic FM-style?) and less 'poppy'. We stayed overnight and I can highly recommend the Huevos Rancheros for breakfast - most tasty!

  • ((*** 10 June 2016 by David Cox from Bath

    Glass of Red Wine £9 !!!! Far too expensive.
    Roast Beef Very Tough
    Conservatory Too Bright and Glary, Needs decent Blinds for a nice sunny day.
    Got the Bill Wrong. Followed by a phone call later with extra charge. Very bad service
    Only booked here as favourite Hotel restaurant was fully booked
    Very small portions, not a meal for a man!!!

  • (**** 7 June 2016 by Peter Steward from Henley-on-Thames

    3 tables occupied by ladies in bathrobes - presumably from the spa ? Not good. My guest did not like that. Also I had to query the bill which was for 4 people not 2.

  • (((** 18 May 2016 by Fiona Farr from Watford

    Service was very good and setting is beautiful. As a spring day doors were left open a bit too long so restaurant was chilly.
    Venison quails eggs were delicious and unusual recepie.
    Duck was tasty but really just duck pie, more duck and one veg is too much meat. Mascarpone desert was lovely.
    Would love to come for lunch on a summers day.

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