The Restaurant at Charlton House

(122 Reviews)
Shepton Mallet, Somerset, Avon, BA4 4PR
British, Afternoon Tea

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 12:30 - 14:30 & 15:00 - 17:00 & 19:00 - 21:30

Restaurant description

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.

Customer reviews for The Restaurant at Charlton House
3.8
(based on 122 reviews)

75%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (41)
  • al fresco (12)
  • breakfast (21)
  • business (10)
  • child friendly (6)
  • dinner (60)
  • entertainment (2)
  • large parties (14)
  • lunch (50)
  • luxury (26)
  • private dining (28)
  • romantic (42)
  • trendy (3)
  • value (13)
  • views (24)
  • By Jeanette N from Frome
    4 January 2020

    We had a lovely afernoon at Charlton House, staff were very obliging and nothing to much trouble. We very much enjoyed your new afternoon tea menu, the open sandwiches were lovely and a great seletion of cakes. We will come again soon.

  • By Amanda M from Bristol
    20 December 2019

    It was a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere and the food was wonderful so much so I booked to go again as soon as I returned home.

  • By Holly M from Bath
    17 December 2019

    My partner and I dined at the restaurant whilst staying at the hotel and had a 2 course dinner. I was disappointed in the lack of vegetarian options (only 2 options for both starters and mains). My starter (battered cauliflower) was very dry, with only the tiniest scraping of sauce. My main (nut roast) was dry and tasteless. My partner however had meat dishes and enjoyed his. I wouldn’t return to the restaurant unless their menu was updated as I wouldn’t order these dishes again and I didn’t like the other vegetarian option. The restaurant in itself was beautifully laid out, the waiter was very pleasant and attentive. The drinks were very expensive, I feel that there could’ve been at least one cheaper option for wine than they currently have.

  • By Sue E from Somerset
    25 November 2019

    We had a very nice afternoon tea. Staff were very attentive and meal delicious

  • By Samantha D from Kingsbridge
    29 October 2019

    I thoroughly enjoyed our day spent at the spa and hotel but there were a couple of things that could have been improved with more staff training. Following a spa treatment, we went for lunch in the restaurant and the waitress whilst very charming, consistently forgot part of our order and had to keep returning to us to be reminded. She forgot to tell the kitchen we wanted chips, she forgot what sauce we had asked for so brought out two different types, and she forgot what drinks we had ordered. Might I suggest that a pad and pen would solve this problem? Our food also took a very long time to come out, meaning we had to order another round of drinks. The food once we got it was very nice and had we been offered dessert we probably would have had one. As it happened we drove round the corner to the designer outlet and had dessert there instead.

  • By Susan E from Shepton Mallet
    5 October 2019

    Enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea for three, excellent service and food was amazing

  • By Carrie W from Shepton mallette
    27 September 2019

    Menu was disappointing service was slow even though the restaurant was empty. Food was good - but we only had lunchtime snacks.

  • By Richard P from Bristol
    3 September 2019

    Lovely meal to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

  • By Carolyne Jeanes B from Bristol
    1 September 2019

    The salmon was lovely although would have been better if the veggie water was drained and the broccoli cooked longer to enable the knife to be able to cut through it. Pudding was unexpected, should have been Eton mess with pineapple, ginger and basil - what actually was served was meringue with summer berries and almond cream! The waitress didn’t seem to understand it was not what we had asked for!

  • By Mollie W from Shepton Mallet
    18 August 2019

    Delicious meal, beef cooked to perfection. And a sweet to die for. The staff were efficient, friendly and informative.

Restaurant Location Map
The Restaurant at Charlton House
Shepton Mallet, Somerset, Avon, BA4 4PR

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