Somerset's capital is a foodie heaven. Whether you're holidaying on the coast, you live in the area or you're visiting Exmoor for a walking vacation, Taunton's restaurants make up an exceptional collection of eateries. Pick from international cuisine or Great British fare, and take advantage of Somerset's incredible local foods and fresh produce while you're at. Why not start the ball rolling by booking one of Taunton's best restaurants with Quandoo?
Somerset is a famous county in the world of British food, and Taunton's restaurants are excellent places to try local specialities. If you've ever wanted to know what the finest, most flavoursome Cheddar cheese tastes like, you're in the right city. Taunton's restaurants use cheese straight from source and create rich souffles and cheese and meat pies, as well as stellar cheeseboards. And with pork dishes like Bath chaps or pork and apple sausages on the menu, meat eaters will adore what Somerset has to offer as well.
If you're on holiday on Exmoor or the Somerset coast, Taunton's restaurants allow you to add an evening on the town to your agenda. The city has a vibrant nightlife scene as well as plenty of places to dine in style before hitting the dancefloor. Why not down a few steins and try some authentic Bavarian schnitzel at a German beer hall in the centre of town? With sausages and pizzas also on the menu, everyone can find something to savour and kickstart a great night out.
City centre restaurants aren't Taunton's only option for dining fans. There are also some places to eat in the Somerset countryside. Not far from the city, these pubs and brasseries offer surprisingly cosmopolitan cuisine in rural settings. For instance, you could head to North Petherton for a tandoori grill or biryani that could have been served in a hotel in Mumbai. So why not combine some time in the countryside with global cuisine at restaurants in the Taunton area?
If Taunton's restaurants don't excite you, Quandoo has options nearby that almost certainly will. Just a short drive to the south, you'll find an endless array of fine eating options in Exeter, where classy French brasseries rub shoulders with steakhouses and Thai restaurants. Taunton's less than an hour away by car, so cast your net widely and explore what Devon has to offer as well. You'll be delighted by the range of gourmet options in the South West, and all of them can be booked with Quandoo.
Do you want to escape from the city to find an intimate venue for a very special occasion? If so, Quandoo has plenty of restaurants in Taunton's orbit that are waiting to make your evening as memorable as possible. There are some excellent wine bars in places like Honiton which pair up dazzling continental and New World wines with dishes from France, Italy and the UK. There are Asian eateries in picturesque villages like Broadclyst that live up to their stunning surroundings, serving up perfectly balanced curries, and there are country inns, too, with 16th century architecture and contemporary takes on traditional cuisine.