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The Restaurant at Charlton House

Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4PR +44 1749587978

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  • The Restaurant at Charlton House - Somerset
  • The Restaurant at Charlton House - Somerset
  • The Restaurant at Charlton House - Somerset
  • The Restaurant at Charlton House - Somerset
  • The Restaurant at Charlton House - Somerset
  • The Restaurant at Charlton House - Somerset
  • The Restaurant at Charlton House - Somerset
  • The Restaurant at Charlton House - Somerset
  • The Restaurant at Charlton House - Somerset
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:30 - 14:30 & 15:00 - 17:00 & 19:00 - 21:30

We had a super meal at the restaurant. Scallops were devine my colleagues said and I thoroughly enjoy the pork terrine. All the main courses were exceptional and the service and recommendations excellent. We would come again.

Jo 17 October 2018
from London

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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

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Customer reviews for The Restaurant at Charlton House

3.7 ((()* (based on 87 reviews)
72% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (45)
  • lunch (34)
  • romantic (34)
  • afternoon tea (29)
  • private dining (22)
  • luxury (19)
  • views (18)
  • breakfast (15)
  • large parties (11)
  • value (10)
  • business (9)
  • al fresco (7)
  • child friendly (4)
  • trendy (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • ((((( 17 October 2018 by Sarah from Glastonbury

    Lovely afternoon tea

  • ((((* 17 October 2018 by Jo from London

    We had a super meal at the restaurant. Scallops were devine my colleagues said and I thoroughly enjoy the pork terrine. All the main courses were exceptional and the service and recommendations excellent. We would come again.

  • ((((( 16 October 2018 by Stephen from Frome

    Great food and a lovely atmosphere! My wife and I recently dined here on a Saturday evening, the staff were very attentive and we were looked after really well. The restaurant was busy so had a nice atmosphere but it wasn’t over booked so we could chat normally without shouting. We both had three courses and came out very full but happy, I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

  • (((** 14 October 2018 by Natalie from Wells

    Outstanding staff, food slightly underwhelming but enjoyable. For the calibre of the establishment would have expected a slightly better fine dining experience.

  • (**** 3 September 2018 by Christopher from Bridgwater

    Very pleasant.

  • ((((* 14 August 2018 by Sue from Devon

    very good service, very attentive. Food good quality. Eggs on Sunday am breakfast overcooked. Good quality bacon.

  • ((((( 7 July 2018 by Lynda from Bristol

    The staff especially Anna were very attentive and very pleasant and polite the menu has a very good choice of selection meals for all diets. The quality was very high we enjoyed scallops then halibut and both good size portions.

  • (((** 3 July 2018 by Sarah from Bath

    We went for afternoon tea. The cakes were not good. However the scones were delicious

  • ((*** 29 June 2018 by Elizabeth from Shelton mallet

    We were the only ones in the restaurant and They still got our order wrong! The waitress wrote it all down but obviously the chef did not read it! We had burgers and they were extremely dry and tasteless.

  • (**** 27 June 2018 by Bob from Shepton Mallet

    I have lived within one mile of Charlton House for over twenty years and have had many excellent fine dining meals therein. It was, therefore, the obvious first choice venue to wine and dine two very special visiting friends. On the day, we were shown to our table, presented with the full “A La Carte” menu and advised that there was an unlisted “special” of “traditional roast beef”. After due deliberation, we all decided on the “special”. In anticipation of all full roast dinner, we decided not to have a starter, but opted to share a “Nibbles” plate of “Somerset pork chipolatas in honey, mustard and sesame seed”. The dish was duly served, accompanied by chunks of warm fresh bread and butter. This recipe may seem an unlikely combination of flavours but was, in fact, delightful! Regrettably, it then went very wrong! The beef “special” was a total disappointment. The beef slices on two of the plates were about one millimetre thick, were very difficult to cut, tasteless and like trying to eat plastic! The beef on the third plate was much thicker and, according to my very polite guest, apparently edible. Two plates of food were rejected and returned to the kitchen. I ordered the lamb and my other guest the cod. Eventually, our reordered food was served. To my relief, my guest declared the cod acceptable. To my disappointment, the appearance of the lamb was similar to the rejected beef! A taste test confirmed my fears, plastic in texture and only just edible. Once again I complained about the consistency of the meat. I was not charged for either of the rejected beef dishes and, apparently, was not charged for my lamb. I did query why there was a chicken dish on my bill. No one in my party had ordered chicken and, in fact, chicken was not even on menu! By this time I was certainly not amused!!! In summary, a very embarrassing, very frustrating and extremely disappointing dining experience. I will never, ever, dine there again!

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