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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

3.7 ((()* (based on 26 reviews)
69% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (12)
  • afternoon tea (11)
  • romantic (11)
  • lunch (10)
  • private dining (7)
  • views (7)
  • breakfast (6)
  • luxury (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • business (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • value (2)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((( 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

  • (**** 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.

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