The Restaurant at Charlton House

(118 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 118 reviews)

75%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (39)
  • al fresco (12)
  • breakfast (21)
  • business (10)
  • child friendly (6)
  • dinner (60)
  • entertainment (2)
  • large parties (14)
  • lunch (49)
  • luxury (26)
  • private dining (27)
  • romantic (41)
  • trendy (3)
  • value (13)
  • views (22)
  • 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.

  • By Hannah B from Shepton Mallet
    10 August 2019

    Lovely

  • By Christopher J from Newport
    7 August 2019

    We very much enjoyed the dinner, service was good and ambience very pleasant with the garden views. Breakfast on 8th Aug was tasty and reasonable service. However we were not offered toast and eventually asked about it, realising that it was not available on the continental tables. Once the toast was received only a very meagre protein of butter was delivered. The service at breakfast on 9th Aug was another matter - one lone waitress struggling to take all the orders. We waited a full 30 minutes to even receive our coffee, having waited about 20 minutes for anyone to take our order. The continental options were not replenished regularly enough. We heard the waitress commenting that 'everyone came at once'. In many hotels 9am-10am is the busiest time, but this is well known and it should be staffed accordingly. Once the food arrived it was good.

  • By Angela J from Portsmouth
    6 August 2019

    We thought the meal was over priced for the food on the plate my husband asked for a bread roll and was given 3 slices of rather dry bread costing £1.95 !!!

  • By Ian E from Evercreech
    4 August 2019

    I’ve eaten at Charlton a house many times, it’s always my 1st choice for a celebration meal. In the last year I’ve eaten at Charlton House at an event for over 80 diners and otherwise just the two of us. The service is always exemplary, the food delicious and nothing is too much trouble.

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

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