Spotlight on Independents: The Settle Restaurant

The Settle Restaurant is renowned locally as being one of Frome’s hidden gems.

The building itself has served as a food and dining establishment for over 100 years. Current owners Samantha and John (head chef) took over almost 22 years ago.

There are two parts to the Settle – the downstairs tea room provides cooked breakfasts and lunches all day, as well as a great range of sweet treats, sandwiches and snacks. Whether it’s a full English you’re after or a traditional cream tea, you can enjoy it here. Exposed stone walls give the tea room a reassuring warmth and a sense of calm.

The ‘hidden gem’ is the upstairs bar and restaurant. Previously in the Michelin Guide, it receives rave reviews form customers. While the restaurant previously opened on Friday and Saturday evenings, it now opens only for private bookings and special occasions, such as Christmas and Valentines day. This way, John can personally ensure customers always receive “good food, good service and no compromise.”

The food speaks for itself and The Settle relies on “old school word of mouth”. Friendly service and great quality food keeps people coming back.

Contact the Settle on 01373 465975