Opening hours  - Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12.00 - 3pm, 6-9.30pm, Sunday 12-4pm. Private parties by arrangement.



A casual neighbourhood restaurant, inspired by the seasons and produce found around the Mediterranean basin

Anise Mediterranean Cuisine opened on 15th February 2018


Classically trained, our Chef and Proprietor Richard chose to refine his culinary skills and enhance his knowledge and appreciation of all that is good about food, both in the UK and France before opening his first restaurant here in Taunton.

Having worked predominantly in London for more than ten years, Richard has held positions at several prestigious dining establishments both there and in the West Country.

Here in Taunton, he is keen to offer a true taste of the Mediterranean whilst always using the finest and freshest local produce that he is able to source. This important principal underpins the changing seasonal menus.

Richard's primary aim is to provide the highest quality dining experience that he can, at an affordable price and without fear of breaking the bank.

He is also eager to promote his own concept of 'sophisticated rusticity' as an attractive and viable alternative to fine dining. The authentic flavours and advantages of the Mediterranean basin are positively exploited as are many of the culinary delights and influences that originate from Italy, Spain, France, Turkey, Syria, the Lebanon, Tunisia Morocco, Greece and Algeria.

Anise also prides itself on always being able to provide delicious and interesting dishes for those who adopt a Vegan lifestyle and those with Vegetarian preferences.

It is also important to note however, for those who might sometimes prefer a more traditional meal, we serve a mighty fine Sunday Lunch with as might be expected, 'All the usual suspects'.

The restaurant may also be booked exclusively for private parties of 14 and above and on request, on closed days. Sample menus are available upon request.

In June, Richard was joined by the experienced and amiable Kamil as 'Front of House'. Kamil shares Richard's vision of establishing an accessible local restaurant where good food just got great. Kamil by the way also knocks up a fine cocktail and is always happy to provide information or answer questions about the food and drinks menus.

Finally, should you have any queries or special requests, please don't hesitate to contact us.

We hope to see you soon....

TEL 01823 352 121


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