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Welcome to Augustus.

Opened in 2011, by Cedric & Richard, Augustus is a small informal bistro, in a quaint courtyard in Taunton.

With hospitality at our hearts, we focus on high quality, locally sourced ingredients, most of which are delivered or collected on foot from local independent shops. From fruit and vegetables at our local green grocer Granny Smiths, fresh Brixham fish from Bowditch’s in Bath Place and meat from round the corner at Riverside butchers.

We also enjoy the benefits of locally grown fruits and vegetables from local growers and amazing seasonal game. Meaning most of our produce can be hand chosen by us daily.

‘This small, informal bistro offers simple dishes,with British, French and Asian influences.’

Opened in 2011, Richard Guest and Cedric Chirrosel.  Front of house, Cedric, has made a real mark on Tauntons dining scene. The cuisine at this really friendly bistro is high quality. Sit in the charming courtyard on sunny days.

Restaurant Reviews

In short, it’s a classy bistro that will look after you and make the world feel just that little bit better. You now want an Augustus in your town, don’t you? Quite right, too.
Jay Rayner - The Guardian
An experienced chef and a bright, breezy team run this welcoming little bistro. Sit in the cosy, intimate dining room or the bright conservatory with sliding glass doors and a retractable roof. Hearty, unfussy cooking mixes French-influenced dishes with updated British classics.
The Michelin Guide
“Outstanding food” – at “very reasonable prices” – wins increasingly high ratings for Richard Guest and Cedric Chirrosel’s neighbourhood restaurant.
Expect a lively mix of British, European and Asian influences brought together in assertive, pitch-perfect dishes ranging from smoked eel and scrambled duck egg or whole lemon sole with runner beans and samphire to Thai-style avocado and peanut salad, pork saltimbocca or homemade boudin noir with caramelised apples.