Michelin Star Restaurants in Somerset

Michelin Star Restaurants in Somerset

For scintillating meals in five-star establishments, look no further than our delectable guide to Michelin star restaurants in Somerset. The best in show, these wonderful eateries fuel luxury getaways and serve the very finest cuisine the county has to offer, all masterfully created by the most talented chefs in the industry. Sprinkled throughout the county, these celebrated restaurants and vibrant bistros curate everything from modern British dishes to sensational international fusions, so there’s always something delicious to savour whatever the occasion.

Helping you on your way, we’ve put together a guide to the county’s leading Michelin star and Michelin green star restaurants in Somerset. Book ahead to avoid disappointment and look forward to divine moments in foodie heaven.

Michelin Star

Osip, Bruton

In the picturesque market town of Bruton, you’ll find Osip. Boasting a prized Michelin star and a Michelin green star, this petite, farm-to-table restaurant on the pretty high street pays homage to its bucolic surrounds with mouth-watering, locally-sourced repasts. Letting the chefs lead the way, the ethos here is all about faith in the kitchen, with menus being replaced by unique dishes carefully planned and cultivated by the chefs. Forever in a state of flavour-filled flux, each daily offering is crafted from the restaurant’s own kitchen allotments and local produce for the freshest tastes. Lending a sense of ceremony, guests are invited to sit back and relax as imaginative dishes are brought to the table and paired with the finest beverages.

Olive Tree, Bath

One of the best places to go for tasters and tipples in Bath, the Michelin star Olive Tree is a place of culinary dreams. Set within a beautiful Georgian townhouse in a historic pocket of the city, it exudes elegance and extends a warm welcome to fine-diners. Inside, attractive interiors with flourishing period details set an atmospheric backdrop, while on the menu, classic flavours meet refined, contemporary techniques to master palate and presentation. To begin, choose from the six or the nine course tasting menu and relish the incredible dishes brought to you by award-winning Head Chef, Chris Cleghorn. Supported by local suppliers and an oh-so talented kitchen team, you can expect offerings of the finest quality here.

Bulrush, Bristol

Bulrush is a fabulous Michelin star restaurant run by Albert Roux-trained Head Chef, George Livesey. A celebration of gastronomical goodness from around the world, its menus feature classic British, French, Japanese and Scandi-inspired influences, creating original and flavour-packed food. Take a seat in the kitchen-view dining area and await each dish from the deftly prepared set tasting menus. From starter through to dessert, each menu offers the full sweet and savoury package and can be harmonised with a bespoke wine flight for ultimate indulgence. Depending on when you dine, six, eight and nine course tasting menus are available, ready to suit your every occasion.

Michelin Green Star

Oak, Bath

Starting life as ‘Acorn’ and evolving into ‘Oak’, this wonderful Michelin green star restaurant on Bath’s North Parade prides itself on its incredible vegan and vegetarian cuisine. Dedicated to sustainable practices and the best of Somerset produce, 40% of Oak’s menu ingredients are sourced from their own kitchen allotments. Combining the art of both growing and cooking their handpicked ingredients, the talented team of artisan chefs at Oak nurture food from the root up and certainly know how to achieve the very best from their dishes. Scribing their menus in accordance with the seasons and the day’s specials, the team deliver a masterclass in sustainable excellence and showcase the finest flavours around.

Wilsons, Bristol

Wilsons in Redland, Bristol, is run by partners Jan Ostle and Mary Wilson. Named after Mary’s family’s eponymous former restaurant in London, Oak combines the culinary and agricultural expertise of the pair, working in harmony with the seasons and championing regenerative farming for food deeply connected with nature. Nourishing and nurturing, the kitchen’s market garden not only produces most of the vegetables and herbs cooked in the kitchen, but also creates a central flow to the entire menu. To taste some of the succulent repasts on offer at Wilsons, secure yourself a table for lunch or dinner. At lunchtime, you can usually look forward to a specialised menu du jour alongside a six course tasting menu, while in the evenings, choices are reserved for the restaurant’s tasting menus only.

Exmoor Forest Inn, Exmoor

One of our favourite destinations for dreamy repasts on crisp autumn days in Somerset, The Exmoor Forest Inn tempts with the finest fare inspired by the landscapes of Exmoor. Serving a menu that changes with each day, the team prides itself on provenance and food that “conveys a real sense of place”. Spend a day walking in the wilds of Exmoor National Park before heading over ready to sample the tastes of the region, shaped by the elements and fine-tuned by expert hands. Particularly popular are the inn’s Sunday roasts, which feature local delicacies such as Exmoor lamb, Exmoor Galloway beef, wild mushrooms, and Exmoor charcuterie complete with local cheeses. To avoid disappointment, make sure you secure a reservation in advance at this wonderful Michelin green star restaurant in Somerset.

Michelin Bib Gourmand

Queen of Cups, Glastonbury

Nestled within a charmingly rustic seventeenth century coaching inn in Glastonbury is the Queen of Cups. A Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant with a suntrap courtyard, this fine dining establishment is steered by Head Chef Ayesha Kalaji. Of Jordanian descent, Ayesha proffers a menu full of Middle Eastern delights, combining the flavours of her childhood with the best quality local produce to create exciting, flavoursome dishes. Take a seat inside or outside to set your favourite backdrop and pick dishes to enjoy all to yourself or to share as part of a delicious medley. If opting for the latter, the ‘Queen’s Feast’ is top of the menu, especially when accompanied with the restaurant’s Somerset sharing ciders too.

The Chequers, Bath

A wonderful British gastropub in a handsome Georgian building, The Chequers awaits with classic herringbone flooring, wooden pews topped with comfy cushions and traditional chalkboard menus. One of our favourite Michelin restaurants in the Cotswolds, this Bib Gourmand eatery exudes timeless elegance, inviting diners to step into an atmospheric setting where the food, drinks and easy conversation flow in equal measure. Pull up at the bar and browse the selection of traditional ales, full-bodied wine list and winning cocktails, before turning your attention to the menu. From appetising starters through to expertly curated desserts, there is sure to be something to pique your interest and your appetite.

Root, Wells

A wonderful place to celebrate a special anniversary or lend a sense of occasion to meals, dog-friendly Root was opened in 2017 by Josh Eggleton and Luke Hasell to share great food. With a unique setting within industrial-chic shipping containers on Wapping Wharf and an ethos of “more veg, less meat”, this Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant whisks up the finest sharing plates inspired by the season’s offerings. To make the most of your dining experience at Root, ordering two or three dishes per person is recommended, allowing you to sample a variety of flavours to trill on the tastebuds. With a well-rounded menu, you can anticipate firm favourites and daily specials, including Laverstoke mozzarella, Wye Valley asparagus, Ewe’s curd dumplings and Story Form lamb cutlets.

Marmo, Bristol

In the heart of Bristol, the dog-friendly Marmo is a Michelin Bib Gourmand osteria and wine bar radiating character. Wafting irresistible aromas from its busy kitchen, the restaurant promises a concise menu composed of sustainably sourced produce wherever possible, accompanied by a list of the best European wines sourced from organic, biodynamic, and chemical-free vineyards. Settle at your table and admire the lofty ceilings and attractive décor of this charming building, ready to order your plates du jour. Making a table at this sought-after restaurant even more appealing is that Marmo is one of the few Michelin-recommended restaurants in Bristol to welcome well-behaved dogs.

Box-E, City of Bristol

Box-E is a modern British restaurant located within two meticulously converted shipping containers in Wapping Wharf, Bristol. A husband and wife-run venue with a number of polished accolades, this Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant promises both à la carte and seven course tasting menus that transform with the seasons. Choose from dishes composed of rustic and innovative flavours and savour the creations of Head Chef Elliot, including specials such as hake with seaweed butter, and roast squash with ras el hanout. To accompany your meal, you can also select from a range of drinks. With wine a speciality, pair your meal with one of the forty-five bins regularly on offer at Box-E, including many available by the glass.

The Blaise Inn, Bristol

Situated on the edge of the Blaise Castle Estate, The Blaise Inn on Henbury Road is an independent pub and restaurant renowned for its moreish repasts. Venture out into the fresh air and trace some of the nearby trails in the countryside to work up an appetite, before turning your attention towards The Blaise Inn to replenish. With seating both inside and out, you can take a seat inside on cosy winter eves by the bar and in the suntrap courtyard on balmy summer days and anticipate the arrival of your meal. As well as set menus of traditional favourites and daily specials, the pub also serves delicious Sunday lunches and themed offerings in celebration of seasonal events and festivities.

Beckford Bottle Shop, Bath

Bringing a taste of the continent to a darling corner of Bath is Beckford Bottle Shop. A contemporary wine merchant on Saville Row designed with vintage furniture and rustic décor, this welcoming venue exudes style and radiates ambience. Full of character, it’s the perfect place to go to find, sample and buy wine from across the globe and indulge in award-winning small plates. Take a seat on the bar’s red sofa and let your eyes skip across the colourful rows of wine bottles, or settle in the bistro and satiate your palate with dreamworthy snacks, small plates and charcuterie boards.

The Clifton, Bristol

A popular local watering hole with a heartbeat thrummed by the footfall of regulars, The Clifton in Bristol prides itself on its open-door policy, feel-good food and great drinks. Comprising a welcoming bar and a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant, its strong relationship with the community on both sides of the bar is also reflected in its working partnerships with local artisan suppliers. To experience the culinary mastery at work in the kitchen, choose from one of the speciality sharing and feasting dishes cooked over The Clifton’s custom-made Parilla Grill and let the flavours speak for themselves. Packed with goodness, everything is homemade here, from the sourdough bread and butter to the fresh pasta to the house salad dressings.

Cor, Bristol

The name ‘Cor’ derives from the Latin word for ‘heart’, and with this in mind, the team at Cor restaurant in Bristol pour love and passion into every dish. Founded on a desire to bring people together and share great food in a setting that feels like a homecoming, this Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant is a firm favourite amongst diners of all generations. Infusing fun Mediterranean elements into traditional fine dining, the menus here reflect the seasons and incorporate recipes from the UK and sunshine climes in the south, honed by Head Chef Mark Chapman. Secure a reservation or embrace serendipity and stop by for everything from light bites to leisurely lunches to romantic date nights.

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