Shepton Brasserie is a lovely little venue that consistently supports local suppliers. Tables are nicely spread out, so the restaurant felt quiet despite being busy with friendly lunchtime diners. We arrived and chose to dine in an airy room overlooking Shepton Mallet High Street. We perused the menu and were offered a selection of specials too. The breakfast menu looked delicious and the lunch menu presented plenty of choice.
My partner chose the Driftwood goat’s cheese salad and the homemade quiche to follow. The salad was available in two sizes, the smaller of which proved a fantastic starter and included beetroot and pine nuts. The smoked salmon quiche of the day was a delicious mini quiche, served with a fantastic dressed salad and sundried tomatoes. I chose the smoked mackerel pâté with tomatoes, spring onion, dressed leaves and crispy sourdough toast, followed by gratinated Portobello mushroom, which was stuffed with blue cheese, shallots and Parmesan, and accompanied by red quinoa. Both courses were very well executed dishes and equally as tasty. With little room for pudding, we shared a retro banana split. Pleasant service, homemade cakes, ﬂavoursome coffee and a varied menu all combine to make this a fantastic place to spend an afternoon or visit for breakfast. Shepton Brasserie also boasts a traditional Sunday lunch and Somerset tapas evening menu.