The Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Somerset

The Somerset foodie scene evokes images of wholesome hearty meals, high-quality produce and much-loved local cider. In recent years, the region’s gourmet scene has been on the rise and is now home to a range of exciting restaurants. To help you discover your next favourite venue, we’ve hand selected a list of the best fine dining restaurants in Somerset.

 

Castle Bow

Style of Food: Modern British | Focus of the Menu: Fish, Shellfish, Meat & Vegetarian

Awards: Michelin Guide, The Good Food Guide and Three AA Rosettes

Beautifully elegant, Castle Bow promises a fine dining experience in a relaxed setting. With a constantly evolving menu based on the best West Country produce, Head Chef Liam Finnegan is passionate about using fresh, local and home-grown ingredients. The delectable tasting menu comes highly recommended, with specials such as Somerset Pigeon, Brixham Halibut and Organic Dexter Beef.

Location: Taunton

Website: www.castlebow.com

Our Nearest Properties: Willow’s Rest and Nightjar – Approx. 24 miles

 

Woods

Style of Food: Anglo-French | Focus of the Menu: Fish, Shellfish, Meat & Vegetarian

Awards: Michelin Guide, Good Pub Guide ‘National Wine Pub of the Year’ and Two AA Rosettes

A cosy pub set right on the edge of Exmoor serving fabulous British food with a French influence. The exciting and inspiring menu utilises produce from the owner’s farm, from Roast Loin of Northcombe Lamb to Confit Leg of Guinea Fowl. With an extensive award-winning wine list and a popular bar on the top floor, relax beside the open fire with your favourite tipple in hand.

Location: Dulverton

Website: www.woodsdulverton.co.uk

Our Nearest Properties: Willow’s Rest and Nightjar – Approx. 3 miles

Roth Bar & Grill

Style of Food: British | Focus of the Menu: Meat, Seafood & Vegetarian

Awards: Michelin Guide

With a daily changing menu, this charming restaurant is set amongst the Hauser & Wirth art exhibitions near Bruton. The talented kitchen team focus on sustainable and ethical produce and even specialise in curing cuts from their own livestock. Expect an exciting range of options from open sourdough sandwiches to dry aged pork chops and ‘nutri juice of the day’.

Location: Bruton

Website: www.rothbarandgrill.co.uk

The Langford

Style of Food: British | Focus of the Menu: Meat, Fish & Vegetarian

Awards: Michelin Guide and Two AA Rosettes

Set amongst seven acres of beautiful mature gardens, this elegant and historic restaurant serves modern British food at its finest. With four options at each stage, the concise menu includes tempting seasonal specials such as Duck and Pistachio Terrine, Roast Guinea Fowl and Raspberry Parfait with Doughnuts, Honeycomb and Meringue.

Location: Near Taunton

Website: www.langfordfivehead.co.uk/restaurant

Our Nearest Properties: Willow’s Rest and Nightjar – Approx. 33 miles

Little Barwick House

Style of Food: Modern British | Focus of the Menu: Fish, Shellfish, Meat & Vegetarian

Awards: Michelin Guide and Three AA Rosettes

Overlooking a pretty country garden, this family-run restaurant is relaxed and comfortable. Serving straightforward food based on wonderfully fresh produce, expect to see Cornish seafood and Somerset game on the menu. With an award-winning wine list, indulge in an extremely reasonable two or three course lunch or dinner.

Location: Barwick

Website: www.littlebarwick.co.uk/restaurant

The Somerset Dining Room at The Mount

Style of Food: British | Focus of the Menu: Meat, Fish & Vegetarian

Awards: Three AA Rosettes

With spectacular views across Quantock and Blackdown Hills, the Somerset Dining Room is set within The Mount Hotel and has an undeniable air of Regency luxury. An elegant space for refined dining, Head Chef Mark Potts has brought a contemporary style to the classic menu.

Location: Taunton

Website: www.themountsomersethotelandspa.com/food-at-the-mount-somerset

Our Nearest Properties: Willow’s Rest and Nightjar – Approx. 28 miles

The Queens Arms

Style of Food: Modern British | Focus of the Menu: Meat, Fish & Vegetarian

Awards: Michelin Guide and Two AA Rosettes

This traditional local pub serves exceptional food amongst rolling hills on the Somerset-Dorset border. With their own smallholding on site, expect to see delicious daily specials ‘from the garden’. Choose from small plates, pub classics and more elaborate dishes like Sea Bass Ceviche and Roasted Broccoli Risotto with Dorset Blue Vinney.

Location: Corton Denham

Website: www.thequeensarms.com/eat