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Where to eat & drink in Devon

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Where to eat and drink in Devon

Explore Devon’s finest eating and drinking establishments

Fresh seafood, lush vineyards, delicious ice cream, beachside cafes, clotted cream teas, a gin distillery, Michelin starred restaurants and more; if you are looking for incredible food and drink, look no further than Devon.

For a decadent menu and extensive wine list, Gidleigh Park’s restaurant is a perfect choice. Set in a dignified country manor hotel, surrounded by extensive Dartmoor woodlands and possessing two Michelin stars, Gidleigh Park has one of the most luxurious restaurants in Devon. For fantastic food closer to the coast, head to Ilfracombe’s The Quay. Relax and enjoy the tasty dishes while admiring both the beautiful sea views and the artwork of co-owner, Damien Hirst, that is displayed in both the bar and restaurant.

There’s nothing better than chilling out after a day spent in the sea at one of the many beach cafes in Devon, tucking into a freshly caught crab sandwich or a rich ice cream produced at one of the local dairies. The Beachhouse Cafe at South Milton Sands is a painted shack complete with wooden benches on which customers can bask in the glorious sunshine while overlooking the famous Thurlestone Rock.

If a pub lunch is what you are looking for, travel by car or boat to The Millbrook, a charming pub nestled in the village of Southpool on the Eastern banks of the Kingsbridge Estuary. This eatery, like many of the pubs in Devon, provides high-quality food, a stunning location and a relaxing environment, perfect after a long day exploring the local sites. One thing’s for certain, you’ll be sure to find lots of incredible places to eat in Devon.

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  • Beachhouse

    A quirky beachside location, serving great food with an emphasis on getting everyone involved. Enjoy their famous seafood platter overlooking the stunning South Milton Sands or crack open an ice cold beer and soak up the friendly atmosphere in one of the UK’s favourite seaside spots.

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  • Gidleigh Park Restaurant

    The award-winning Gidleigh Park Restaurant offers an impressive seasonal British menu with a sophisticated twist. Dine in an intimate setting, soaking up a warm and inviting atmosphere, quality cuisine and an internationally distinguished wine collection, with over 13,000 bottles from around the world.

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  • Old Smithy Inn

    Old Smithy Inn

    Nestled at the top of the valley in Welcombe, set in stunning unspoilt countryside a mile from the sea on the north Devon Cornwall border.  A beautiful beer garden for warm sunny days and in the winter months you can cosy up by our open fire. Menu compromising of homemade specials, pies, pizza, homemade puddings and drinks-wise there is a range of beverages from around the world as well as local ales.

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  • Saveurs

    Saveurs is a friendly, traditional Boulangerie, Chocolaterie and Patisserie creating delicious bread, chocolates, pastries and more. With a warming atmosphere and quality service, the ‘traiteur’ or café also serves locally-sourced homemade favourites.

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  • Lynton Clifftop Cafe

    The Cliff Top Café

    Discover this delectable, Grade II listed café at the summit of the magnificent Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway. Sample some of the finest Devonshire cream tea available while admiring the picture-perfect seascapes and headland.

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  • The Millbrook

    With a delicious menu full of flavour and imagination, the Millbrook produces French-style cooking with a creative, British influence. Using only locally-sourced ingredients, the restaurant is a charming foodie haven located in the beautiful village of South Pool.

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  • The Quay

    Facing the beautiful Ilfracombe Harbour, The Quay’s stylish décor, warm service and attention to quality ingredients has visitors flocking back. The menu has many classic British and European dishes, with a special focus on seafood. There is a charming harbourside room, where guests can relax with a drink and admire the stunning seaside views.

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  • Venus Company

    The Venus Company

    If you’re looking for great warming food, amazing views, Devon & Cornish sourced fabulous produce or the perfect beach setting for a wedding – Venus has it all. They are a proud environmental champion striving to provide tasty wholesome food all delivered with an ethical philosophy. Venus cafes are positioned at stunning locations in Devon and Cornwall, including some of the best beaches in the South West.

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