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€€€€Mediterranean, , Healthy
65 Station Road, Taunton TA1 1PA, England
+44 1823 352121
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  • Excellent92%
  • Very good6%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“hake” (4 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Contemporary, Healthy, Wine Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
65 Station Road, Taunton TA1 1PA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't expect fast food; it's cooked to perfection just for you. This restaurant earns my personal "Michelin" award - yes, it's that good. Owned by the chef who clearly aims for perfection in everything. Google's ££££ price rating is well off beam.This is quality food...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant is great, they offered a good taster menu that had alot of different dishes and flavours which where all nicely done, they also paid great attention to detail to make sure you enjoyed your stay. The prices seemed very cheap for the quality...More

Thank OnAir40469492938
RichardP5647, Owner at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so very much OnAir40469492938 We at Anise can't thank you enough for the praise and encouragement you left here for us.. So glad our taster menu was to your liking.. Do come back any time, you will always be guaranteed a warm welcome...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried the five course taster menu last night. £25 for five delicious courses. We could not fault the quality or the flavours, all presented beautifully in just the right quantity. We shall definitely return. So pleased that Taunton finally has a restaurant like this,...More

Thank KarenC470
RichardP5647, Owner at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Karen470 Just to let you know, we are delighted you recently chose to try our 'current' five course taster menu which we change on a regular basis. Of course we are also pleased you took the time to make such kind and generous comments about...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a two-course lunch; it was hard to choose as the whole menu looked good. For starters my partner had mushroom soup with a truffle foam which was absolutely gorgeous and came with Welsh rarebit. I had duck pate and a home-made chutney, all...More

Thank MaryMooLondon
RichardP5647, Owner at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey MaryMoo, It is always great to hear from those who have enjoyed their dining experience with us here at Anise, and even more so when they have traveled quite some distance, as indeed you have done, from London.It is even more gratifying when they...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Anise with family for a birthday celebration. We were warmly welcomed by kamil , who was very friendly and happy to explain the menu for us . The food was excellent , flavours amazing , something different from the everyday, every meal was...More

Thank Jenny P
RichardP5647, Owner at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jenny P, It was a real pleasure to have you and the gang celebrate such a very special occasion with us here at Anise. Your positive comments particularly regarding our hospitality and menu, plus taste, presentation and value for money are so much appreciated...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an great night, me and my wife were looking for a place to get something different and Anise delivered. They had a range of exotic Mediterranean dishes from which I had the Hake that was cooked perfectly, the presentation of the food was...More

Thank jonathanward224
RichardP5647, Owner at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi jonathanward224, We were delighted to learn that you and your wife both enjoyed dining with us recently. Indeed, it was particularly gratifying to hear that your decision to join us was primarily based on the desire to try something a little different, which of...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Rich and Kamil are doing such a great job at this restaurant, I hope it does well and survives in a tough climate. Stunning dinner for two, home cured salmon sublime, husband’s pork belly best he’s ever had! Praise indeed.. can’t wait until the next...More

Thank z1977
RichardP5647, Owner at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you both so very much indeed, return visits are always something we look forward to and welcome here at Anise. Indeed, it is always good to hear what diners have particularly enjoyed and reviews such as yours, which are not only insightful, but also...More

Reviewed 10 October 2018

My husband and I visited Anise with our friends on Sunday. The restaurant captivated us with elegant and welcoming atmosphere and gentle music. We were delighted from the excellent service. The waiter was kind and friendly and we felt relaxed and pleased. The menu was...More

Thank LidiyaI6
RichardP5647, Owner at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Lidiya l6 how very kind of you to leave such a generous review of our humble little dining establishment. As you are no doubt aware, we have not been open very long, and it is so good to hear what diners really think of...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

My partner and I stopped here for an impromptu lunch last Saturday. We sampled the three course special menu and found not only the food to be plentiful but some of the best tasting food we have had for a while. So nice to see...More

2  Thank Nutzy71
RichardP5647, Owner at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Nutzy71, How very, very kind of you, your opinion is so important to us here at Anise and of course, your positive contribution here have got us blushing all over.. We are truly delighted that you enjoyed our special three courser and so much...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Anise is a true hidden gem amoungst taunton’s restaurants. The menus are innovative, but rustic and unpretentious, and deliver big on flavour. If you are looking for a really special place, at an incredibly reasonable price, this is it. We all had the 5 course...More

Thank LilyTonezzer94
RichardP5647, Owner at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

How very kind of you Lily to take the time to leave us such a positive and encouraging review. Many thanks indeed and hope to see you back here very soon..

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20 August 2018|
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Response from nevicpet | Reviewed this property |
The property has had the same owner for many years and was originally called 'French Connection' when the owners eventually retired, the restaurant was rented out to new tenants and became 'Connections'.. More recently, this... More
5 April 2018|
Response from RichardP5647 | Property representative |
Hi there, Thanks for your question. I do believe that one of our customers has kindly uploaded our current menu on TripAdvisor. If you have a look at the photos on our page you should see our current offerings. However this... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Hot New Restaurants, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Station Road, Taunton TA1 1PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 352121
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