As well as rolling countryside, beautiful sea views and world-class attractions, Devon is also home to a range of sensational cuisine from around the world. Here are some of the best restaurants in Devon.
This simple restaurant in Torquay serves home cooked dishes. Its menu has a wide choice of seafood starters and mains served with homemade sauces and their seafood is always caught fresh from Brixham. There is also a large free range meat menu if you prefer. The bistro is also known for its range of delicious homemade puddings.
68 Fore Street, St. Marychurch, Torquay TQ1 4LX
The Oyster Shack
Established in 1989, the Oyster Shack in Bigbury is one of the best Devon restaurants for seafood. Nestled in the Avon Valley, the Oyster Shack serves a range of delicious catch of the day which changes depending on what’s in season. While oysters are at the heart of its menu, it also has fish, mussels, crabs, lobster and a range of starters and sides. They have recently launched an 18 course taster menu of classic and modern cuisine.
Milburn Orchard Farm Stakes Hill, Bigbury TQ7 4BE
The Galley Restaurant
The Galley Restaurant in historic Topsham offers the best of Devon’s seafood. The fish and seafood menu changes depending on the local produce and seasons, with plenty of meat and vegetarian options as well.
41 Fore St, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HU
The Masons Arms Restaurant
Located in Knowstone, this picturesque 13th century inn boasts one Michelin Star for its delicious British cuisine. The restaurant focuses on local produce and seasonal ingredients, and for that reason the menus can be subject to change. The Masons Arms serves classic dishes like duck breast, fish dishes and beef brisket, with a range of starters. It has a la carte dining as well as set lunches.
The Masons Arms Knowstone, Knowstone EX36 4RY, England
The Riverford Field Kitchen
This award-winning restaurant in Buckfastleigh specialises in farm to fork dining. Vegetables and herbs are picked daily from the restaurant’s farm and garden and menus change depending on what’s growing. The food is seasonal and organic, and although grass-reared meat and sustainable fish are also on the menu, the highlights are the organic veggies. The dining experience is quite unique, as you’ll share tables with other diners and dishes are served in one long flow.
Wash Farm Bungalow, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0JU
Set in the heart of Exeter, Harry’s Restaurant has been satisfying appetites since 1993. This independently owned restaurant has been run by the same family since it opened, and is the perfect place for a laidback brunch, lunch or dinner. Harry’s has a varied menu with over 75 dishes and 35 wines. It uses locally reared meats and seasonal fruits and veg from nearby farms.
86 Longbrook St, Exeter EX4 6AP
Barbican Pasta Bar
This family owned restaurant has been winning awards for over 28 years and is located in Plymouth’s historic Barbican area. All its dishes are freshly prepared using the best ingredients. There is also a wide selection of stone baked pizza, chargrilled and pan-fried dishes, as well as vegetarian and gluten free options.
40 Southside St, Plymouth PL1 2LE
Bianco’s Italian Restaurant
Bianco’s offers traditional Italian food in Torquay. The restaurant serves a wide array of dishes, including specialities from different Italian regions, such as the fritto misto from Naples. There is a wide choice of seafood dishes, as well as meat and steak dishes served with Bianco’s signature sauces.
38 Torwood St, Torquay TQ1 1EB
Giovanni’s and Luca’s
Since 2010, Giovanni’s and Luca’s has been dishing up authentic Italian cuisine in Ilfracombe. Food here is cooked the old fashioned way, with recipes handed down over generations. Think pasta and rice dishes, locally caught seafood, pizzas and traditional desserts. All the food on the menu is cooked using fresh ingredients and the restaurant is able to tailor the dishes to suit vegan and gluten free requirements.
Searock Apartments, Wilder Rd, Ilfracombe EX34 9AR
Toot in Plymouth is a contemporary restaurant serving authentic Persian dishes. The menu boasts a large choice of kebabs, grills, rice and stew dishes. The starters menu is particularly full of tasty options, from homemade Persian bread to traditional dips and salads. There are also plenty of vegan dishes on offer, as well as traditional sweets and desserts.
46 Mayflower St, Plymouth PL1 1QX
This Turkish mezze bar in Exeter is a cheerful little place that cooks up simple but delicious homemade dishes like flavoursome couscous, salads, tender lamb shish and meatballs. Prices are cheap and portions are generous. Dinosaur Cafe is worth visiting simply for the amazing Turkish breakfast. Make sure to try the Turkish wine and coffee.
5 New N Rd, Exeter EX4 4HH
East In The West
Situated in Paignton, East In The West is a fantastic place to try authentic Indian cuisine. Its menu reflects the various flavours used in the different regions of India and blends traditional spices with modern cooking techniques. There is a great selection of meat and seafood dishes, as well as vegetarian options.
75 Torquay Rd, Paignton TQ3 2SE
For a taste of home style Indian food, head to The Ganges in Barnstaple. The dishes here may be simple, but they reflect the type of food Indians would traditionally eat at home or on the streets. There are various street food inspired options on the menu, as well as curries, grilled dishes and vegetarian options.
87 Newport Rd, Barnstaple EX32 9BQ
El Loco Cantina
El Loco Cantina is a recently opened Mexican eatery on the high street in Ilfracombe. It served street food style options like juicy carnitas, nachos and burritos. Wash it down with Mexican cocktails, beers and sodas. Make sure not to miss the churros for dessert.
The Lantern, High St, Ilfracombe EX34 9QB
This lively restaurant in Exeter has an extensive restaurant to suit all dietary requirements, from meat dishes and seafood, to vegetarian options and a children’s menu. There is also a wide outdoor terrace seating area which is perfect for sunny days.
17-19 Parade, Exmouth EX8 1RS
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