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Somerset Dining Guide: Top 5 Restaurants in Frome

The Best Restaurants in Frome


When you own a luxury holiday home at Cookswood, you can relax here and enjoy exploring the surrounding area. As you venture out, you will no doubt want to check out some of the best restaurants in Somerset, particularly those restaurants near Cookwood. Here, we look at some of the top restaurants in Frome, a charming and welcoming town with a rich history and a lively culture.



Fine dining in Frome


1. Bistro Lotte


Bistro Lotte is a charming little French bistro, in the heart of Somerset. Situated in an Edwardian townhouse at the top of Catherine Street, this cosy, intimate restaurant is an inviting neighbourhood eatery with a relaxed atmosphere and a warm and welcoming staff. The ambiance is relaxed, and the menu features classic French fare with a modern twist and locally sourced ingredients. Diners rave about the escargot, the onion soup, and the bouillabaisse, as well as the beef bourguignon and coq au vin.


In the mornings, the pastries are perfect, and when you are craving dessert, you will not find anything more heavenly than their crème brûlée or decadent chocolate mousse. The restaurant has an extensive wine list, with both French and international options, and the helpful and knowledgeable sommeliers happy to make recommendations. Bistro Lotte is also the site of a boutique hotel, in case you want to make it an overnight experience.


2. Castello Restaurant


Castello Restaurant is a hidden gem, perfect for Italian food enthusiasts. Nestled in the heart of Frome, this cosy establishment offers a wide variety of traditional Italian dishes, from mouth-watering pasta to wood-fired pizzas with the freshest ingredients.


The creamy carbonara and rich lasagna are superb, and the homemade gnocchi is a standout, pillow soft, cooked to perfection, and served with sauces like creamy gorgonzola and tangy tomato basil, with flavours so rich you will feel like you’ve been transported to Italy. When it is time for dessert, Castello has an impressive menu, with delights like tiramisu and panna cotta, all expertly crafted and delectable.


The wine list is extensive, as well, with both Italian and local wines, and the knowledgeable staff is ready and willing to help you choose.


3. The Archangel


The Archangel is a chic, stylish restaurant, located in a medieval inn. This gorgeous three storey restaurant is built into an old hay barn and known for its unusual glass mezzanine dining area, known as the cube. Local art adorns the walls, and the food features the best locally sourced ingredients, for a menu that’s not fussy but is delicious.


Unassuming, unpretentious, and full of flavour, the dishes are classics like gammon, flatiron steak, and rope grown mussels, or refined options like pappardelle with portobello and oyster mushroom ragi, rosemary crumbs, and parmesan.


The Archangel is known for its seasonal cocktail menu, and strives to be the best place in the area to get high-end, contemporary cocktails.


4. The High Pavement


The High Pavement is a tapas restaurant that’s extremely popular, with good reason. With a delightful menu showcasing the vibrant flavours of Spain in small plates perfect for sharing, this is a great pace to explore new dishes. The atmosphere is inviting, the rustic wood tables and dim lighting create a warm and intimate ambiance.


Each carefully crafted dish features fresh, locally sourced ingredients, and there are plenty of options for both meat lovers and vegetarians. The menu features hot plates, cold plates, and charcoal grill, along with a bread course of warm flatbread with za’atar. Try the grilled octopus, the spiced labneh, the patatas bravas, or the roasted vegetable paella, everything on the menu is made to provide maximum flavour and quality.


The seats inside fill up quickly, but you can always eat alfresco in the Med-style terraced garden. The staff is attentive and committed to delivering exceptional service so that every guest will have a memorable dining experience.


5. Eight Stony Street


Eight Stony Street is a crowd-pleasing restaurant perfect for people watching. Situated at the foot of Catherine Hill, amidst independent haberdasheries, galleries, gift shops, and florists, this elegant restaurant, wine bar, and shop features floor-to-ceiling glass windows that offer a panoramic view of the town.


It’s an all-day restaurant, and the menu includes mouth-watering dishes like banana pancakes with cinnamon apples or streaky bacon, stacked burgers, and hand-stretched sourdough pizza with fresh, delicious toppings.


There’s an impressive array of wines, sherries, and digestifs, and sharing boards piled with Dorset venison chorizo, Westcombe cheddar and Tunworth soft cheese.


Luxurious Holiday Homes Near All the Best Restaurants in Somerset


Less than 20 minutes from Frome you will find Stoke St Michael, and there you will find your perfect UK holiday home and an opportunity to own part of picturesque Somerset. Imagine your own bespoke dream holiday home, a blend of luxury and eco-conscious living, tailored to meet your needs, tucked away in a gated community that spans 450 acres in the heart of serene and idyllic countryside in Somerset, England.


Cookswood is all this this and more, offering an exclusive collection of contemporary holiday homes, providing the highest level of sustainable luxury. At Cookswood, you will discover a world of relaxation and adventure, with miles of scenic nature trails and private facilities are yours to explore. Dine at the stylish restaurant or have a drink at the bar, pamper yourself at the spa with woodland treatment pods, or just take in the stunning views of the clearwater mineral lake. You can participate in activities like swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding, relax on the lake’s man-made sandy beaches, or participate in one of the many activities and classes Cookswood offers. At the state-of-the-art Pool and Spa facility, surrounded by ancient woodland, you will find a 20-meter indoor pool, a café/restaurant, a modern fitness suite and gym, sauna and steam rooms, and a variety of luxurious treatments.


For outdoor enthusiasts, Cookswood is the perfect place, offering a wide range of activities and pursuit. Mointain biking, hiking, tennis, and football are all on the menu, and the stable facility is connected to trails and bridleways for horse riding. Children will enjoy the dedicated kids club, and security and concierge services will allow you to relax and fully enjoy the Cookswood lifestyle.


To learn more about how you can collaborate with our skilled design and construction team to curate your indoor and garden specifications and create your one-of-a-kind holiday home, call 01761 232889 or contact us through our website.

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