Your Somerset Dining Experience

Experience award-winning dining in our Taunton restaurant, The Somerset Dining Room. Our Head Chef creates menus that combine classic favourites and imaginative new dishes, using honest ingredients from the abundance of rich produce available in the South West. From Exmoor lamb and beef, our own smoked salmon, Somerset ham hock, Somerset cheese and Brixham lobster, there’s plenty of fresh, local produce to discover. Plus, our well-stocked wine cellar completes a truly exquisite dining experience.
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Soup and bread

Somerset Dining Room

Chocolate Box at the Mount Somerset Hotel in Taunton

Garden Room

Afternoon tea by fire

Afternoon Tea


Private Dining

Head Chef at The Mount Somerset
Meet the Chef

Introducing Mark Potts

Our head chef Mark Potts has hit the ground running and is raring to go. Mark is extremely passionate about his kitchen and working at The Mount Somerset, bringing culinary skills honed during placements in the kitchens of world-class names such as Noma, Le Manoir and Eleven Madison Park and his previous positions at Jesmonds of Highworth, Lords of the Manor and Fallowfields.

Not satisfied with just being a fantastic chef, Mark is also learning French in his spare time so he can communicate with suppliers and staff more easily, and he also found time to do an Open University hospitality degree in order to learn more about the business of running a successful restaurant.

Mark’s food ethos is to choose prime ingredients, treat them simply and extract as much flavour as possible, letting the garnishes enhance the taste.

Award-winning dining

Experience award-winning dining in Somerset like never before at The Mount Somerset Hotel and Spa.

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Tempted to treat your taste buds? Book your table today at either one of our Taunton restaurants.

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