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Dine In Style Our Top Picks Of Local Fine Dining

Updated: Feb 1

Welcome to Quantock Cottages, where boutique luxury meets the charm of rural Somerset. Nestled in the picturesque countryside, our dog-friendly retreat offers a truly unforgettable experience. And what better way to enhance your stay than by exploring the vibrant and diverse dining scene that Somerset has to offer? From local, farm-to-table cuisine to award-winning restaurants, you'll find a plethora of options to satisfy your culinary cravings. Join us as we embark on a gastronomic journey through the finest dining establishments near our Quantock Cottages.

Reeves Restaurant - Fine Dining Why Simon and I love it. The food is stunning both to the palate as it is to the eye. The service is wonderful and importantly they not only allow dogs, they adore them.

Located in the medieval village of Dunster, Reeves Restaurant is a hidden gem that promises an unparalleled dining experience. Owned by Justin and Claire Reeves, (Justin is the Chef and Claire runs front of house) this splendid restaurant has garnered a reputation for its exceptional cuisine and warm atmosphere. Step into a world of culinary delights as you savour the carefully crafted dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. The menu at Reeves Restaurant showcases the best of Somerset, offering a blend of traditional flavours and innovative culinary techniques. From their fine dining evenings to their seasonal menus, every visit to Reeves Restaurant is a feast for the senses.

Plan your visit to Reeves Restaurant with their convenient opening times:

  • Monday: Closed

  • Tuesday - Friday: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Saturday: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Sunday: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Address: Reeves Restaurant, Dunster, Somerset

Woods: An Award-Winning Pub & Restaurant

Why Simon and I love it: Although a bit of a treck to get there (its in the middle of Exmoor it is worth it) as the food is wonderful it is mainly grown and sourced from the owners farm which is a couple of miles down the road but we also love the creativity that the owner has shown in converting a very old building so beautifully and the feel and ambiance is wonderful.

For those seeking a blend of rustic charm and continental flair, Woods Bar and Restaurant is the perfect destination. This award-winning pub and restaurant offers a delightful dining experience, from its hand-built interior to its continentally inspired menu. The warm and inviting atmosphere sets the stage for a memorable meal, where traditional English dishes are elevated with a modern twist. Head Chef Ed Heard curates a menu that celebrates locally sourced produce and showcases the best of Somerset's culinary heritage. Whether you're enjoying a leisurely lunch or a romantic dinner, Woods Bar and Restaurant is a gastronomic haven.

Make a Reservation

To secure your table at Woods Bar and Restaurant, simply give them a call at 01398 324007. Experience the perfect blend of quality food, fine wine, and warm hospitality.

Skewer House: A Slice of Madeira in Taunton

Why we love it. The food here is exceptional and you really do feel as though your taste buds have been flown to Madeira.

Transport yourself to the vibrant flavours of Madeira at Skewer House in Taunton. This family-run restaurant specializes in serving traditional Madeiran skewers, known as "Espetadas". The Skewer House is a true reflection of the owners' heritage, with their family hailing from the island of Madeira. Immerse yourself in the rich culinary traditions of Madeira as you savour these mouth-watering skewers. The warm and inviting atmosphere, combined with the authenticity of the cuisine, makes Skewer House a must-visit dining destination in Taunton.

Discover the Perfect Madeiran Experience

At Skewer House, the emphasis is on creating an authentic Madeiran experience. From the moment you step through the doors, you'll be enveloped in the ambiance of a traditional "Casa De Espetada", or skewer house. The interior is thoughtfully designed to transport you to the vibrant streets of Madeira, with wooden accents sourced from the Quantock Hills and crockery imported from the island itself. Every detail has been carefully considered to create a truly immersive dining experience.

Fine Dining Experiences at our Quantock Cottages

While exploring the culinary scene of Somerset is a must, we understand that sometimes you want to relax and indulge in fine dining without leaving the comfort of your cottage. That's why we offer our guests the opportunity of having a private chef come and cook for them. And bonus they not only do the cooking but they also do all the clearing up as well!

So whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply want a private dining experience, we have you covered.

If the thought of a private chef is just to much, then how about having the most delicious home cooked food delivered to your door by the lovely Amanda of Yellow Door Cottage and all you need to do is pop it in to the oven to warm through. Yum Yum!!

Private Dining in the Quantock Cottages

Experience the epitome of luxury with a private dining experience in the comfort of your cottage. You can book for a private chef to create a bespoke menu tailored to your preferences. Indulge in a culinary journey from the convenience of your own dining room, complete with exquisite dishes made from the finest locally sourced ingredients.

Romantic Dining with a View

For those seeking a romantic escape, why not enjoy a candlelit dinner on your cottage's private garden? As the sun sets over the rolling hills of Somerset, indulge in a gourmet meal prepared by our talented chefs. Savour each bite as you take in the breath-taking views and create memories that will last a lifetime.

When staying at our Quantock Cottages, you'll not only experience the epitome of luxury and comfort but also have the opportunity to indulge in the fine dining experiences that Somerset has to offer. From the refined flavours of Reeves Restaurant to the rustic charm of Woods Bar and Restaurant, and the authentic Madeiran cuisine of Skewer House, there's something for every palate. Whether you choose to venture out or enjoy the exclusive dining options at Quantock Cottages, your taste buds are in for a treat. So, come and experience the culinary delights of Somerset while enjoying the warmth and hospitality of our Quantock Cottages where your dogs are as welcome as you are.




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