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

A pleasant quiet central location. The service and overall ambience was really good. I loved the smoked eel and the turbot which seemed to go down well with others. The star dish however was the gooseberry tart which was outstanding . An excellent evening in...More

Thank Griff1953
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I discovered this restaurant by chance, a comment in a magazine drew it to our attention. My wife has a number of food allergies, so we visited Augustus a couple of weeks ago to discuss what might be possible, Happily we found...More

Thank Madfan48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oh, I loved this place. We managed to get a table at the last minute. We had wonderful asparagus for starters and fish cake/duck as the main course. So fresh, so light!

Thank Kerstin C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Augustus Restaurant again for lunch last Friday & it was as good as ever. Although it is the end of the English asparagus season we enjoyed the most delicious starter of asparagus with a truffled sauce, a breaded poached egg & salad including...More

1  Thank TPDI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't recommend this restaurant highly enough ! The staff are very attentive, lovely atmosphere and most importantly wonderful food. I am coeliac and usually eating out can be a bit limiting with only 1 or dishes suitable on the menu but here they said anything...More

1  Thank itsallkushti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a lunch. Luckily, had booked a table as it was busy. Lively atmosphere with groups of people meeting for a sociable lunch. We had chicken parfait, which we shared as a starter with a "marmalade" sauce which was different but tasty. Chose the...More

Thank Paul O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good atmosphere with plenty of diners for a Thursday evening. The food was excellent if tending towards the more expensive side but was thoroughly enjoyable and we will certainly return, our favoured restaurant in Taunton used to be the Willow Tree but we have...More

1  Thank John F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4 of us had lunch here today. On returning home from staying over with a friend near Taunton, my first job was to write up a review on Trip Advisor as all of us had enjoyed such superb meals. I was amazed to find a...More

2  Thank Christine S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our favourite place to eat in the area and we do love to eat out. The french chef makes some really tasty dishes and we are always looked after by the professional staff. We will visit many times in the future thats for...More

Thank Filip S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have often wanted to visit Augustus, but have been put off by comments about it being expensive. I am so glad that my friend invited me as it was a delicious experience. Everything was cooked to perfection. The service was excellent. If you are...More

Thank Coolcook
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
John A
Are the 'Sea Bass' Whole???
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
Is there any Parking, if not where do you PARK????
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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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