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Diners' Choice: Best Service restaurants in Devon

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best service 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 The Elephant Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2587)
£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
mercgirl
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent experience as always. Wonderful food, beautifully presented. Staff attentive and knowledgeable. Would thoroughly recommend.
A photo of Bayards Cove Inn restaurant
4.7
4.7 (964)
£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 2 days ago
Quaint quirky setting, good atmosphere. Food was tasty but forgettable. The service was excellent and our waitress was charming and attentive. It’s a lovely place to have a meal, however the couple next to us had a dog which smelt and that really spoiled my enjoyment of our meal. I requested a window table as it was a special occasion, which I know isn’t always possible, however we were put at the back of the restaurant slightly behind a wall with no view of anything. This was disappointing as there were some lovely tables available.
A photo of New Coast Kitchen restaurant
4.9
4.9 (221)
£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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
An excellent meal with well cooked and well presented. The waiting staff were delightful. A food choice of wines as well. Our new favourite restaurant in N Devon.
A photo of Harry's Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2786)
£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 6 days ago
Been here many times in the last 20+ years but it has been quite a long time since my last visit. The restaurant is beautiful and the food is impeccable. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The food prices are very reasonable for the quality that they are producing. Will definitely be back
A photo of Stage restaurant
4.9
4.9 (681)
£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
ChristopherW
Dined 5 days ago
Robbie and Felix really have got everything going to ensure a diner is delighted. Today Grace also looked after us and was the perfect hostess. Four scrumptious and gorgeous courses accompanied by a charming flyte of drinks…… I can’t wait to return. Chris Wallington
A photo of The Depot restaurant
4.7
4.7 (905)
£25 and under
International
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 fresh new menu, great drinks, and experience our unique, welcoming atmosphere.

N.B. A high top table is a taller table with bar stool hight 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
DarrenR
Dined 6 days ago
Great place for family to eat. Great team there. Would recommend this for great food.
A photo of Shoals restaurant
4.8
4.8 (842)
£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
JusinK
Dined 7 days ago
Always beautiful food,one of my favourite restaurants in Brixham....can't wait to go back
A photo of Emilia restaurant
4.8
4.8 (37)
£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
Mike
Dined 5 days ago
Dining at Emilia is a unique experience and is strongly recommended!
A photo of The Rock Inn restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1302)
£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 4 days ago
We love The Rock! Always amazing food and service!
A photo of The Marine restaurant
4.6
4.6 (448)
£25 and under
Pub
Sidmouth
About the restaurant
A charming coastal pub nestled along the esplanade of the Devonshire town of Sidmouth. This soul-soothing sea-fronted pub offers an exquisite Italian menu coupled with local Otter Brewery craft beverages within a stylish and vintage west-country setting. Our outside dining is the perfect oasis for any passing visitor or returning local to take in views of the beautiful Jurassic coast.
Top review
SallyB
Dined 7 days ago
Service was fab and the food was fabulous - would thoroughly recommend
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