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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Devon

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Devon? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of New Coast Kitchen restaurant
4.9
4.9 (224)
£41 and over
Contemporary British
Braunton
About the restaurant
New Coast Kitchen is an intimate modern British restaurant in the centre of Croyde bay village. Since we started in October 2020 we have gone through a number of challenges and changes to get to where we are now. Our head chef and owner Martin Baylis is leading our team to create unforgettable dining experiences in North Devon and is looking to create a nationally recognised restaurant capable of achieving culinary accolades and bringing something special to the South West.
Top review
TC20
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious fare, scallops for me and rich mushroom parfait, followed by a succulent trio of lamb.
A photo of The Elephant Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2594)
£41 and over
Modern European
Torquay
About the restaurant
Welcome to The Elephant Restaurant
The Elephant is a bright, informal restaurant which is situated near the beautiful Torbay harbour. It was the first restaurant in Torquay to be awarded a Michelin star which it maintains today. We aim to source all our ingredients locally and sustainably, many from our dedicated farm in Brixham.

Run by chef proprietor, Simon Hulstone and his wife Katy. Food is cooked by a talented team of chefs and served by friendly, professional team of staff.

Due to the style of cooking we cannot produce dairy free menus & therefore cannot provide vegan options.

A deposit is required to make reservations on special days of the year, on our special events, or for tables of 6 or more. This is paid over the phone by calling 01803 200044.

Children's menu is only available at lunch for ages 10 and under.

Tasting menu only available in the evening unless requested via phone in advance.


Top review
Noominator1
Dined 2 days ago
This is one of my favourite restaurants. So welcoming, extremely clean and well decorated with top class furnishing’s. Bathroom facilities are incredible too. As for the food and wine!? Wow, just wow. I’ve eaten and enjoyed dishes that I’ve never dared to try anywhere else. Thank you Simon, Kate and the team, for an outstanding experience on every visit. 😍
A photo of Bayards Cove Inn restaurant
4.7
4.7 (966)
£26 to £40
British
Dartmouth
About the restaurant
Join us and dine on dishes created by our chefs using locally sourced ingredients in the beautiful setting of our 14th century building.
Enjoy a wide range of wines and local beers, matching our varied menu. With fresh fish and specials changing daily. Variety is very much the spice of life here at Bayard's Cove Inn!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Delicious food and great service. Lamb kofeta was delicious with a lovely salad with it. Belly pork also great. Can't comment on dessert as we were too full!
A photo of Twenty Seven by Jamie Rogers restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1046)
£26 to £40
British
Kingsbridge
About the restaurant
Here at Twenty Seven our ethos is quite simple; we use fresh local produce, skilfully prepared and served in a relaxed vibrant environment. Quality is key, Jamie only sources and cooks with the best produce from nature’s larder. Choose from Seasonal dinner menu, or our 6 course Taster menus.

Winners of

2021 Michellin guide recommended
South West Chef of the Year Awards – Professional Chef and Overall winner
South West Chef of the Year Awards - Best Menu winner
Taste of The West - Best Restaurant 2018/2019
Trencherman’s Best Newcomer of the Year in 2020
Food & Drink Devon - Best fine dining restaurant
Trencherman’s Award for Creativity and Innovation in Lockdown 2021
Lux life Best vegetarian & vegan fine dining Restaurant

Matched with quality wines and cocktails we guarantee you unforgettable experience.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Enjoyable night with amazing food look forward to going back in the future
A photo of The Rock Inn restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1305)
£25 and under
British
Braunton
About the restaurant
The Rock Inn is a friendly 17th Century Inn in Georgeham, and boasts five cask marque real ales, and an extensive wine list. Our fantastically fresh food is cooked with passion and flair, and is served either beside our cosy fireside bars or in our bright and airy conservatory. But don’t just take our word for it, come and see for yourself.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
The Rock was a fantastic place to eat, the Sunday lunch was excellent, good size portions and a lovely selection of veg. The food was well presented and the staff very helpful and polite. Would recommend the Rock and would visit again when I am in this part of the country
A photo of Shoals restaurant
4.8
4.8 (847)
£25 and under
Seafood
Brixham
About the restaurant
Shoals Seafood Restaurant is the brainchild of Sean and Sarah Perkes. Established in 2014, the once storage room for the open air seawater pool has been transformed into a unique fish lovers dream. The small family run restaurant and outside terrace provide beautiful coastal views across the bay and beyond.
Top review
MevW
Dined 1 day ago
Shoals is my go-to restaurant for a meal out. Fabulous views, great chef, staff tirelessly helpful. Booking essential as it is tiny, but that is part of its appeal.
A photo of Stage restaurant
4.9
4.9 (684)
£41 and over
Contemporary British
Exeter
About the restaurant
ALL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS REQUIRED WHEN BOOKING.
Booking the 'Bar' means Chef's Table which is on extra high stools by the kitchen.
PLEASE ONLY CHOOSE BAR IF THESE ARE ACCESIBLE TO YOU

Use the  'special request' box to denote all dietaries

e.g  2 x pescatarian, 1 x pregnant, 1 x GF

If unsure, please email.

Stage, an immersive tasting menu experience.

WEEKDAY LUNCH - 4 courses at 12:30pm - £30
LUNCH FLIGHT - drinks pairings - £25

SATURDAY LUNCH - 6 courses from 12:30pm - £55
LUNCH FLIGHT - drinks pairings - £45

DINNER - 6 courses from 6pm - £55
DINNER FLIGHT - drinks pairings - £45

Space is limited so please let us know if you plan to bring a dog, buggy or wheelchair. Stage does not provide high chairs.

Please note Stage's seating utilises upcycled materials and most seats are without backs or are on high stools.

Tables are required back after dinner for another party on 6pm sittings. 

See website for more details.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Memorable meal for all the right reasons. Unstuffy, friendly service, open view to kitchen, interesting fixed menu with short, appealing wine/drinks list. Great cooking and presentation. Outstanding value. Highly recommended for anyone who likes food!
A photo of Harry's Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2795)
£26 to £40
Comfort Food
Exeter
About the restaurant
Harry’s Restaurant in Exeter is set in the heart of the city and has been gratifying appetites for 26 years. Rated as one of the best restaurants in Exeter on TripAdvisor, Harry’s has established itself to become the go-to dining den on the neighbourhood food scene.

Founded in 1993 by the Pounds family, Harry’s is still independently owned and run today. The eclectic restaurant, bar and private dining room all sit within the iconic gothic style building, formerly Harry Hems’ 19th century architectural sculptors workshop.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
It can be hard to get a booking at this central Exeter restaurant particularly in graduation week but we were lucky to do so even if later than we’d normally choose. But I’m so glad we did. A lovely restaurant - very nicely fitted out inside. Smart but not overdone. Delightful service. It was a busy night but the room we were in was not noisy and the atmosphere is just right. And the food! We had decided to have mains then pudding having already had lunch that day sadly. The starters looked very good but we resisted. We chose well - tagliata, fresh tuna and crab linguine. All excellent. The affogato, cheese and a very rich chocolate torte. Really enjoyed ourselves and just sad that we didn’t eat here until the night of our daughter’s graduation. But I’d stop in Exeter in the future to eat here. Really worth it.
A photo of Emilia restaurant
4.8
4.8 (42)
£26 to £40
Italian
Ashburton
About the restaurant
Created Tom Hill and Clare Lattin of Ducksoup in Soho and Little Duck in Hackney, Emilia is their version of a small Italian Osteria (transported to the Devonshire countryside) serving seasonal, everyday Italian inspired dishes using locally grown ingredients. Tom oversees the menu and together they cook and share a love for Italian food and natural wine. The dining room is hosted by Lucy Mastroddi and Paul Seckler along with Alice Phillips.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
As you can see from the five star rating throughout items as fabulous as always Many thanks
A photo of The Depot restaurant
4.7
4.7 (908)
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Ilfracombe
About the restaurant
One stop eatery
We’ve combined bar, restaurant, and café into a truly individual one stop eating and drinking experience.

We’re open, so why not stop by and sample our great food and drinks, and experience our unique, welcoming atmosphere.

Note when booking - a high top table is a taller table with bar stool height chairs, the chairs have backs and are very comfortable but we recommend not booking these if you have very young children (under 5s) or members of your party who are less able bodied.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Great place to eat with great service. Easy to get to with plenty of parking.
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