It is often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day is breakfast. Why not make it memorable by visiting our clients' and care professionals' recommendations.
Odette’s is very close to our heart, as it is owned by Nancy one of our very own care professionals. In 2013, Nancy took part in a community opera written for the town of Wellington called “The Wonderous Tales of the Whiteball Tunnel”. The performance intermingled the stories of the building of the Whiteball Tunnel and that of Odette Hallows, who was recruited from Somerset to become a member of the secret British World War II organisation, Special Operations Executive (SOE). Being part of the opera motivated Nancy and her now retired friend Victoria to open a traditional tearoom in Wellington with Odette Hallows the inspiration behind the name.
Odette’s Tearoom is regarded as a place of style, elegance and scrumptious food, it has also become a hub for the passing on of Odette’s story.
With something for everyone (we highly recommend Odette’s signature dishes) and a children’s menu, Odette’s is Wellington’s priceless jewel. It is open Monday to Saturday and on a warm day, the peaceful, secluded garden is the perfect place to relax.
There is a relaxed vibe here, and you get the sense that this is the kind of place where the ‘after party’ keeps on going. It is open Wednesday through to Sunday, and on the breakfast menu you will find great brunch offerings such as avocado on sourdough toast or salmon with bagel. Ingredients are locally sourced, and our top tip would be to try the mimosas. They seem to work at any time of day. Delicious. The special atmosphere of The Corner Club always gets a mention by our care professionals, Find it at the bottom of Bath Place opposite the County Halls.
The café, restaurant and bar occupies the space once used to hold harvested apples during the pressing season. Built on tradition and offering real home comforts with a contemporary twist, Sheppy’s cafe and restaurant is a place for coming together to enjoy tucking into big plates of hearty food.
English farmhouse-style cooking is the signature style of the culinary team at Sheppy’s. The traditional cooked breakfast is a feast of top quality local produce and ingredients. All dishes are made from scratch with the end result being tasty satisfying fare. If you love the sausages you’ve been served, then you can purchase them from the on-site farm shop to fry up at home.
Our care professionals recommend a breakfast at Sheppy’s, followed by a gentle stroll through the orchard. What a perfect start to the day.
Sheppy’s can be found equidistant between Taunton and Wellington, so is an ideal location to meet up with other people.
Silvers Pantry is open for breakfast, brunch & lunch in Prockters Farm in West Monkton. A family run restaurant, head chef and owner Myles says “The quality of food at Silver’s Pantry is incredibly high and we will keep it that way. We pride ourselves on sourcing fresh, local ingredients to go into our meals. We are wholeheartedly committed to providing a first-class experience for all our customers”. We love the open kitchen that creates a fun, lively atmosphere, and enables customers to engage with the chef and see what goes on behind the scenes.
Breakfast is a big event at Silver’s Pantry, and there is an emphasis on being able to cater for all dietary needs. Some of the best loved dishes include Eggs Benedict, Eggs Royale, Buttermilk Pancakes, and of course the famous Pies.
You can find Silvers Pantry hidden away in Monkton Healthfield.
Our lovely care professional Pauline, works at Daisy Cottage Tea Rooms so we have first hand experience of this delightful place. Tucked away in the heart of Bishops Lydeard this quirky tea room is full of knick knacks, mismatched china sets and arty local crafts. The café serves teas, coffees and a delicious range of cakes which are made in Bath Place in Taunton. The bacon and sausages are delivered by Riverside Butchers and Fenton Farms supplies the eggs. There’s not many people in our team who need much persuasion to partake in ‘Fry-up Friday’.
You can find the Tea Room is on Church Street in Bishops Lydeard. Please be mindful, this is a country village so parking can be limited.