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3 The Courtyard St. James Street | St James Street, Taunton TA1 1JR, England
+44 1823 324354
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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3 The Courtyard St. James Street | St James Street, Taunton TA1 1JR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took some business colleagues there for a Saturday night meal, Waiting staff were very attentive, Initial nibbles were a good indication of what was too follow, All meals cooked to perfection, The chef is a credit to the place, Will be back very soon.

Thank Rich S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A first visit to Augustus today at the start of Connie's birthday weekend. Augustus is highly recommended on many on-line sites and has been a "must visit" for a while. We were not disappointed. There is a separate vegetarian menu with two options for starter...More

Thank Guy160444
Reviewed 1 week ago

It has taken many attempts to get a table at this small restaurant which has such a good reputation. Midweek it was fully booked but certainly proved worth the effort. Professional staff and a great atmosphere. Interesting seasonal menu - the partridge was tender, succulent...More

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I entertained 8 members of my family here a few months ago and as usual, I was far from disappointed. The quality of food and drink here is unrivalled in Taunton and in my opinion in much of Somerset. The thing that sets this place...More

Thank Rajiv D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with two friends for a birthday lunch. Food was superb and nothing was too much trouble. Would not hesitate to go again.

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another great meal with friends at Augustus. Attentive without being intrusive service. Great selection of specials - in fact all 4 starters and all but 1 of the mains were specials. Great to have seasonal food and of course the Paris-Brest was amazing.

1  Thank Weez05
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the friendly welcome to the delicious chocolates with coffee at the end of the meal I cannot fault anything about the Augustus dining experience. Plenty of water on the tables (always a big winner in my book), service is attentive without being over the...More

1  Thank AlpacaPillow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

August accommodated my friends with ease. Exceptional cuisine for which you have to expect to pay top price - a treat to have the best cuisine in town for your best friends big birthday. My tastebuds are already anticipating an encore.

1  Thank Annette H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had been looking forward for weeks to a Chinese takeaway from China Cottage, the Bishops Lydeard jewel, for her birthday. So the rest of us decided to surprise her with Augustus. As a supercook who knows exactly what she wants, she kicked and...More

Thank Rufus S
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Tucked away somewhere in a walled courtyard in the cobbled area of St James's in the heart of Taunton is this small restaurant which has recently doubled its capacity by building a conservatory into the courtyard. The quality of the food is superb and matches...More

Thank Mick H
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Steve L
25 July 2017|
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Response from Dale W | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, I don't know the opening-closing times of the restaurant.
John A
20 March 2017|
Response from princesspentium | Reviewed this property |
I've never had a whole sea bass at Augustus. Usually filleted. But even if they are you can ask for them to be filleted. They are very obliging.
John A
20 March 2017|
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Response from Pilot1957 | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry I didn't see this earlier message. Parking in 10 metres from the restaurant in a Pay & Display Car Park. Up St James Street, turn left, turn left again and you're there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 The Courtyard St. James Street | St James Street, Taunton TA1 1JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 324354
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