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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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“smoked eel” (27 reviews)
“vacherin” (7 reviews)
“duck” (38 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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3 The Courtyard St. James Street | St James Street, Taunton TA1 1JR, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited with three girlfriends last week for lunch. Started with squid, then fish (brill I think) and a brilliant raspberry dessert. All accompanied by a dry white wine. Service discreet, courteous and friendly. We'll be back. Thank you.

Thank meribel1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited here with my partner and in laws on their recommendation and oh my what a meal! Staff were friendly, attentive and vastly knowledgeable about their menu. Nothing is too much trouble and the staff are more than willing to go that extra mile and...More

1  Thank Martyn H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can recommend it for the food : scallops starter was good, duck main was a roulade type thing which was just ok. Staff were a little hard work, especially trying to get them to tell us what soft drinks there were. Big problem for...More

Thank AdrianH_9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hidden little number is the best dining experience my boyfriend and I have ever had. Book in advance, ask for a courtyard table. Put aside 40-50 per person to have the full 3 course meal and wine. Definitely worth it. Scallops starter Duck main...More

Thank Ashlee T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, great lunch. This is a great little restaurant tucked around the back in Taunton. Never fails to impress

Thank justin61
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food, wine and service. Recommend the delicious steak Cheese board to die for! Highly recommended.

Thank O2072QFinfo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called here for an early mid-week dinner for two. The restaurant is tucked away in a small courtyard, just a couple of minutes' walk from the centre of town. The glass conservatory affords good views, both ways! Staff were pleasant and helpful and the...More

Thank Claret_til_i_die
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of 4 dropped in to this hidden away lively restaurant found after searching for gluten free options in Taunton. We were late (about 9:00pm) traveling from Devon to Poole but despite a near full restaurant, the hour and no previous booking made on...More

Thank SharynB118623
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently visited Taunton (24-25 June) and happen to stumble upon this wonderful little restaurant. The food was superb, some of the best that I have ever had. The service was excellent, we had a lovely evening out.

Thank Dale W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here several times and enjoyed both the food and the service. Unfortunately on each occasion bar one we have been seated in the main area rather than the courtyard and the acoustics make it difficult to hear anyone sitting anywhere other than...More

Thank Webbo69
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Questions & Answers
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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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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