Where to eat and drink in Devon
Looking for some fantastic dining out opportunities in Devon? Our handy eating and drinking guide divulges the best bars, restaurants, pubs and cafés to visit during your stay.
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.