Shop local 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
The Barn @ Pod Shavers
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.
Berwick Drive, Bristol, BS10 7TD
Enjoy a unique, luxury dining experience at Hattusa Restaurant, Berwick Lodge. Offering a selection of dining options including an à la carte menu, 7-course tasting menu, the ever popular afternoon tea and lunch, as well as a more informal brasserie menu, all created and served by an experienced and welcoming team.
Princess Royal Square, Beach Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1AT
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.
The Red Brick Building Centre, Morland Road, Glastonbury, BA6 9FT
Gold Taste of the West winner 2018, Bocabar provides a friendly atmosphere, diverse food and fine cocktails. The rural relaxed vibe is contrasted with the industrial red brick urban interior. It’s a bustling hub all week serving local and seasonal menus including vegan dishes, local butchers’ fine steaks and fresh fish from Brixham.
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 - (Brazz on The Green, pop up dining experience in a luxury marquee will open on Monday 12th April)
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.
Bishopswood, Chard, TA20 3RS
The Candlelight Inn, 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.
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.
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.
eat the bird
Coal Orchard, Taunton, TA1 1AE (Riverside, behind the Brewhouse)
Your local riverside hangout for delicious fried chicken and the freshest craft beers. Influenced by the American streetfood 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!!!
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.
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.
Huntstile Organic Farm
Goathurst, Nr Bridgwater, TA5 2DQ
Their menus incorporate food from the farm and the best of wonderful local produce, along with ethical and fair trade foods from further afield. They have recently become the Runner Up in Sawdays Slow Food awards which is wonderful recognition for the delicious food Huntstile Farm grow and eat.
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.
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.
Tel: 07767 656298
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 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!
Mercure Bridgwater Hotel
56-66 Eastover, Bridgwater, TA6 5AR
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.
Tel: 01278 239679
Show location - Street view
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.
Rainbow's End Cafe
17A High Street, Glastonbury, BA6 9DP
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.
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.
64 High Street, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5AX
Shepton Brasserie is 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.
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.
Strangers with coffee
31 St. Cuthbert Street, Wells, BA5 2AW
New, independent Cafe opened in Wells serving gourmet Allpress coffee, home baked cakes and deserts, continental breakfasts and Mediterranean style lunches. Fully licensed with an all weather courtyard, friendly welcome and a relaxed atmosphere.
The Stragglers Coffee House
The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1JT
Fully licensed venue offering a wide variety of high quality breakfasts, lunches, hot & cold drinks plus cakes & pastries. No need to book a table in advance, simply come in & enjoy! Open Monday to Saturday 8am – 4pm. Also showing major sporting events on the big screen during the year with special food & drink promotions.
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. Indian cuisine in an authentic and contemporary setting.
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.
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 White Post
Rimpton Hill, Yeovil, BA22 8AR
Welcome to The White Post, the only pub in the UK that straddles two county borders. Dine in this award winning restaurant and enjoy the far reaching views across the beautiful Dorset and Somerset countryside, where they source their fantastic ingredients.