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Places to eat in Somerset

From Exmoor National park to the banks of the Avon, Somerset is a beautiful county encompassing many picturesque and historic towns such as Bath, Wells, Yeovil, Taunton, and the seaside towns of Weston-Super-Mare, and Minehead. It is famous for its local produce, warm welcome and offers everything from pub grub to fine dining. You can be sure that no matter where you stay in Somerset, you will find a restaurant, café, or brasserie, to suit your budget, and tastes. Bon appétit!

Listed in alphabetical order

Best places to eat in Somerset, England​​

Podshavers Restaurant

East Lydeard Farm, Pound Ln, Bishop's Lydeard, Taunton, TA4 3DW


Experience modern and traditional British cuisine, in "Casual Perfection." Enjoy the beautifully designed Barn Restaurant and Mediterranean courtyard to soak up a truly unique dining experience. Perfectly situated in the foothills of the beautiful Quantocks close to Taunton, The Barn is the perfect location for that special occasion. Book now for lunch, dinner or just pop down for a drink.

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Berwick Lodge

Berwick Drive, Bristol, BS10 7TD


Enjoy a unique, luxury dining experience at the 2AA Rosette Hattusa Restaurant, Berwick Lodge. Offering a selection of dining options including the ever popular and seasonally changing afternoon tea. Dinner options include an à la carte or 6-course tasting menu, as well as a more informal brasserie menu option. All created and served by an experienced and welcoming team.

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Bistrot Pierre

Princess Royal Square, Beach Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1AT


Enjoy freshly prepared French food at this beautiful Bistro. Whether it’s for a casual catch up over lunch, a special occasion or a relaxed family meal Bistrot Pierre is the perfect place to eat in Weston-super-Mare. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, and breakfast at weekends, they have something for everyone including gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options. 

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Brazz

Castle Bow, Taunton, TA1 1NF


Taunton's most eclectic, chic restaurant and a great place to catch up with friends, bring the family or enjoy a romantic dinner. Whether you’re looking for healthy or hearty, you’ll find it at Brazz, and you can enjoy it with anyone. At night Brazz really comes to life, so if you’re looking for a venue for a girls’ night out, get your cocktails, sharing platters and booth pre-booked. 

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Burger Theory

37-38 St Stephen’s Street, Bristol, BS1 1JX


Burger Theory, the creative burger people, believe that everyone deserves a good burger. From their colourful two story restaurant with a large outdoor seating area in the vibrant city centre, they serve burgers inspired by world cuisine for everyone from meat eaters to vegans alike with all ingredients sourced free-range and locally. To find out more about Burger Theory’s humble beginnings click here

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Candlelight Inn

Bishopswood, Chard, TA20 3RS


A 17th Century pub is set in the picturesque village of Bishopswood in the heart of the Blackdown hills - some of the most beautiful countryside in Somerset. With its original flint walls, wooden floors, intimate lighting and open fires, it has a very cosy and welcoming atmosphere. Supporting local producers, their award winning kitchen uses the finest seasonal ingredients. 

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Cotley Inn

Wambrook, Chard, Somerset, TA20 3EN


Nestled in the picturesque Somerset countryside, full of charm and character, Cotley Inn offer the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of normal life, feel yourself relax the moment you walk through the door and enjoy their open fires, excellent home cooked food, real ales and hospitality. Whatever the season, their award-winning food will ensure no one goes hungry. 

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Cricket St Thomas Golf Club

A30 Near Chard, Somerset, TA20 4DG


Seating up to 100 guests with a ceiling covered in fairy lights and stunning panoramic views across the golf course – perfect for an intimate dinner or special occasion. Their food is home-cooked by a team of qualified chefs, using high quality local ingredients and offering great value for money. Everybody is welcome in this friendly, welcoming, restaurant and sports bar. 

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The Curry Garden

69 Orchard Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1RL


Established since 1982, a traditional Indian greeting awaits you at The Curry Garden. "Namaste", which welcomes the divine in you. Experience the finest food, which perfectly combines the ancient traditions and authentic flavours of India. Offering a unique dining experience, innovative Indian cuisine in an authentic and contemporary setting in Weston Super Mare.

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Eat the bird

Coal Orchard, Taunton, TA1 1AE (Riverside, behind the Brewhouse)


Single handedly flipping your usual burger joint expectations upside down! Your local hangout for delicious fried chicken and the freshest craft beers. Influenced by the American street food scene, their menu includes kick ass chicken burgers, the cheesiest mac & cheese ever, dirty fries with banging toppings and lots more delicious surprises to be discovered. Be sure to book your table NOW!!! 

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The Hare & Hounds

Lansdown Road, Bath, BA1 5TJ


The Hare & Hounds, where you’ll find fabulous food, friendly service and stunning views. Open every day from 8:30am when you can enjoy breakfast or morning coffee. If it’s sunny, you can soak up some rays on the terrace and enjoy unrivalled views over the Bath countryside. All food is freshly prepared on the premises using local produce.

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The Hatch Inn

Village Rd, Hatch Beauchamp, Taunton, TA3 6SN


The Hatch Inn offers a warm and friendly welcome, whether you're looking to dine in their restaurant, relax with a coffee and a delicious cake, or stay overnight and spend some time discovering what the surrounding countryside has to offer. Overlooking the Blackdown Hills it is surrounded by rolling fields and beautiful countryside. Warm and hospitable with great food. 

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Hestercombe Stables Cafe

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, TA2 8LG


After you’ve explored Hestercombe, what better way to wind­-down than with a freshly­-ground coffee or pot of tea, a delicious slice of homemade cake or a tasty hot or cold lunch. Situated in the historic old stables at Hestercombe’s visitor entrance, the Stables Café is the perfect place to put your feet up & enjoy some great food. Enjoy full table service and a seasonal, unique menu.

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Kazbar

7 South Western Terrace, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1NB


Inspired by cuisines from around the world and based on the simple idea of enjoying delicious food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere, Kazbar is the perfect place to unwind! They use the best fresh ingredients to create delicious Cocktails, Tapas and homemade Desserts. There is always something new to try. Tapas is served from Tuesday to Saturday.

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Keepers at ibis Bridgwater

Woodlands Court Business Park, Bristol Rd, Bridgwater, TA6 4FJ


An all-day dining restaurant and bar offering British, international classics and Keeper's favourite dishes with their signature house honey. Eat drink and unwind, morning, noon and night, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks. Look out for monthly ibis Music nights! Superbly situated just off Junction 23 of the M5. Free on site coach parking.

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Mambo

Mill Lane, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1LN


In the middle of Taunton, this unique and historic lounge and eatery suits all ages and tastes, with extensive outdoor cover, overlooked by towering Georgian style trees and plenty of outdoor heating. They are fully COVID compliant, with state of the art Track and Trace systems, as well as new delicious menus, themed nights and exceptional service from their wonderful team!

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Mercure Bridgwater Hotel

56-66 Eastover, Bridgwater, TA6 5AR


Hotel for travellers looking for local and authentic experiences. The 4-star Mercure Bridgwater Hotel is conveniently set in the heart of the historic town, making it easy for guests to explore the local area. Complemented by a Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, you can enjoy delicious food from a carefully planned and professional menu, which champions the use of seasonal produce.

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The Olive Tree

Russel Street, Bath, BA1 2QF


One of Bath’s longest established independent restaurants, The 3 AA Rosette Olive Tree, nestled in the basement of The Queensberry Hotel continues to receive rapturous praise from guests and locals. This contemporary British restaurant offers informal fine dining under the direction of award winning head chef, Chris Cleghorn. The only Michelin Star Restaurant in Bath.

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Pizzarova

2 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5HS


Enjoy fresh, made to order pizza with your choice of toppings. Situated on the picturesque Park Street, Pizzarova offers sharing tables with large bi-folding windows, perfect for watching the world go by. The open kitchen creates a busy atmosphere, hashed together with some tunes, its a great atmosphere all year round. Open for eat-in, takeaway, and home delivery.

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Rainbow's End Cafe

17A High Street, Glastonbury, BA6 9DP


Local fresh scrumptious cuisine for the whole family. Glastonbury’s first and original vegetarian cafe. Established for over 25 years, award winning and internationally recognized family business. Nestled away in the High Street, between Art of Africa and the Goddess and Green Man, their secret garden extends out to St. Johns Square car park.

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Reeves Restaurant

20-22 High Street, Dunster, Nr Minehead, Somerset


Justin and Claire Reeves opened Reeves Restaurant in June 2005. Justin has over 30 years cooking experience, starting in the early eighties at La Sorbonne in Oxford under master chef Andre Chavagnon. Subsequent positions include Head chef at Painswick House Hotel, winner of country house hotel of the year. Winners! Customer Service Award 2019.

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Shepton Brasserie

64 High Street, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5AX


Situated at the top of the historic town of Shepton Mallet. Shepton, once famed for the likes of Babycham and its historic prison, is now a small market town in the heart of the Mendip Hills. Whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner, there is always something unusual to salivate your taste buds. The restaurant offers intimate spaces as well as space for groups to meet and catch up.

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Silvers Pantry

Blundells Ln, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton, TA2 8QN


Silvers Pantry is a small family run business owned by Myles & Sophie Anderson who have lived in Taunton for 20 years. Their restaurant sits in a converted barn on a farm, surrounded by peace and quiet. All their ingredients are locally sourced and freshly cooked by Myles and his team of hardworking staff. Silver’s Pantry is open for breakfast, brunch & lunch.

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