This small, informal bistro offers simple dishes, with British, French and Asian influences. It was opened last year by, 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.
A simple little bistro run by an experienced chef and featuring a conservatory terrace with a retractable roof. Good-sized menu of hearty, unfussy dishes which mix French, British and some Asian influences. Bright and breezy service.
The repeated shrilling of the phone serves notice of the popularity of Richard Guest's courtyard restaurant in the town centre where the pared-down contemporary look complements the modern brasserie style food. A warm salad of solferino-balled vegetables accompanies beautifully caramelised scallops to begin, or there could traditional gnocchi with taleggio and rosemary cream. For main, straightforward fish dishes such as turbot with greens in mustard sauce, or John Dory with courgettes and tomato, allow their star performers to shine, while a bowl of rabbit saddle and roasted roots is a paradigm of rustic satisfaction. Finish with crisp-shelled treacle tart with ginger ice cream or lemon posset with summer fruit compote