Guide MICHELIN 2020

The Somerset Dining Room

(17 Reviews)
Lower Henlade, Taunton, Somerset, South West England, TA3 5NB
British
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Restaurant description

Awarded 3 AA Rosettes, The Somerset Dining Room at The Mount combines classic favourites and imaginative new dishes using honest ingredients from the abundance of rich produce available in the South West. An elegant space for refined dining, views over the terrace and gardens serve as a backdrop to the likes of Exmorr lamb and beef, their own smoked salmon, Brixham lobster and crab, and a well stocked wine cellar.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Somerset Dining Room
4.2
(based on 17 reviews)

88%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (8)
  • breakfast (1)
  • dinner (8)
  • large parties (1)
  • lunch (2)
  • luxury (5)
  • private dining (3)
  • romantic (4)
  • value (2)
  • views (3)
  • By Paul W from Winscombe
    14 March 2020

    Very pleasant

  • By Helen B from Taunton
    27 February 2020

    Really nice afternoon tea except the price of £22.95 isn't the price you get charged. They charge you nearer £30per person, just to be aware.

  • By Alys G from Taunton
    25 February 2020

    Excellent food and service, lovely old house.

  • By Julie H from Peterborough
    20 February 2020

    We were staying for just one night at the hotel so chose to eat at the restaurant having looked at the menu online. It was definitely the right choice. Everything about this experience was wonderful, from the understated but attentive staff to the delicious, creative food on the menu. Expensive, yes, but worth paying a premium for such a pleasant and memorable dining experience. Book with complete confidence.

  • By Berge B from Taunton
    14 February 2020

    Delightful location, delicious food extremely well presented, and excellent service. Only let down slightly by my wife’s disappointment that the chocolates promised on the menu at the end of the dinner didn’t materialise! We will certainly be returning, however, and would recommend it to friends

  • By Suzy H from Taunton
    13 February 2020

    This Winter Afternoon Tea was a simple afternoon tea. We have been on quite a few but was disappointed with this hotel. The sandwiches was bland, cucumber and cream cheese, and ham and mustard, nothing special; we asked for brown bread but was given white and brown. The scones had burnt currents and was quite small. There was no offer of additional coffee unlike other hotels. I am sorry to say, I would not recommend this experience to friends.

  • By Iain McDonald M from DAWLISH
    12 February 2020

    We started off sitting by the fire in the lovely bar. Here we had a Plymouth gin and Fevertree tonic and a glass of Prosecco and were served mouth-watering appetisers while we perused the pleasingly small menu and made our choices. A very civilised start to the evening. Then we were shown to our table in the dining room where the starters were served - a tasty grilled mackerel and a lovely smoked salmon. The main courses were bream and lamb - both very nice indeed. These were accompanied by a bottle of Picpoul (and a glass of rioja with the lamb). We ended with coffee in the bar (although the promised petits-fours never arrived!). We were disappointed that, although the wine list promised armagnac, in fact none was available. There was a debate as to whether Talisker whisky was available, we ended up having a very nice Japanese whisky. This was a most enjoyable meal in attractive surroundings. The staff were attentive and pleasant. Highly recommended. Thanks to all concerned. We were here on 12th February 2020.

  • By Ian P from Bristol
    1 February 2020

    Food was very overpriced and not particularly good. Dining room totally empty apart from our table and the whole experience was awkward and not pleasant. Surroundings looked dirty

  • By Patricia E from Bristol
    19 January 2020

    Full afternoon tea - lots of beautiful flavours. Sat by a window with beautiful view and comfortable seating. Service was excellent. Highly recommend as a venue for a relaxing treat!

  • By Nikki H from Taunton
    17 December 2019

    It was fantastic. Lovely afternoon tea and lovely relaxed atmosphere. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

Restaurant Location Map
The Somerset Dining Room
Lower Henlade, Taunton, Somerset, South West England, TA3 5NB

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