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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

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!

Sadie Lampert 10 September 2016
from Wells

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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 19 reviews)
68% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (10)
  • dinner (9)
  • afternoon tea (8)
  • romantic (8)
  • breakfast (6)
  • luxury (5)
  • private dining (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • views (4)
  • business (3)
  • large parties (2)
  • trendy (1)
  • value (1)
  • ((((( by 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!

  • ((*** by 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 .

  • ((((( by 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.

  • ((((* by 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

  • ((((( by 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!

  • ((*** by 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!!!

  • (**** by 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.

  • (((** by 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.

  • ((((( by from Shepton Mallet

    Lovely food , friendly staff and gorgeous garden at the back of the restaurant

  • (**** by from Shaftesbury

    I've been to the restaurant and hotel once before in January 2014 and enjoyed it, so thought to celebrate mine and my partner's engagement we would treat ourselves with a spa hotel stay and book in at the restaurant - we couldn't have been more disappointed. We arrived in the bar and were greeted warmly, ordered our drinks which would be waiting at our table and the waiter also took our food order. We then had to sit for with nothing to drink because it got busy so weren't shown to our table for 15 minutes which made us feel a bit out of place in the bar area. We reached our table and were advised there would be bread to enjoy whilst we waited for our meal and I requested a bottle of still water. The bread came 20 minutes later and one table even got their bread after their starter! I still hadn't received any water so requested some again and was given tap water. Good thing was our peroni and glass of prosecco was waiting so we could enjoy those drinks whilst waiting, although after 30 minutes we had finished the drinks and nobody asked if we wanted another or anything else to drink even though I'd put the glasses right on the edge of the table in clear view - considering we had been in the spa for the afternoon and were dehydrated this was a real shame they weren't more attentive, perhaps they just weren't interested in serving us! Whilst (still) waiting for our food 2 tables nearby were served their starters and main courses and both tables were served the wrong main courses! It's embarrassing to get this wrong once in what is considered to be a quality establishment but to happen twice in the space of 15 minutes was beyond terrible. After ordering our main course 65 minutes earlier (we didn't have a starter) we finally received our food, which was average and fairly small in size, we decided we didn't want to waste another hour waiting for pudding so asked for the bill and went and got some chips from the nearby chip shop. Terrible experience, we won't return!!

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