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Potters

4.8
4.8
203 Reviews
£26 to £40
British

Located in the busy seaside town of Bude, Potters is owned and run by Chef Oly Clarke and wife Nikki. At Potters we showcase fresh, local produce – always seasonal and carefully sourced. Our doors open early every morning for breakfast and brunch, before transforming into a refined and relaxed dining experience in the evening. Our goal is to serve exceptional food and drinks, and deliver a unique experience. We always go that extra mile to put smiles on faces.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British, Cocktail Bar, Café

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Bar
    Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    01288 358466

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Catering can be arranged if required. Please contact us at info@pottersbude.co.uk

  • Neighborhood

    Bude

  • Parking details

    Public parking in Bude centre however some restrictions apple. Pay and display carparks 2 minutes walk away.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Cocktails, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

Starters

  • White Onion Velouté£7.50

    thyme, mascarpone

    • Smoked Hock£8.50

      parsley, mushroom

      • Cornish Mackerel Rillettes£8.50

        cucumber, treacle bread

        Mains

        • Beef Cheek£21.00

          onion, carrot, creamed potato

          • Cream Cheese and Tarragon Risotto£18.00

            beetroot, smoked almonds

            • Seabass£20.00

              jerusalem artichoke, celeriac, butternut

              • Local 8oz Ribeye Steak£28.00

                triple cooked chips, rocket and parmesan, béarnaise

                Sides

                • Flavoured Fries£4.00

                  • Tenderstem and Flaked Almonds£4.00

                    • Triple Cooked Chips and Bearnaise£5.00

                      • Rocket and Parmesan£4.00

                        • Braised Red Cabbage£4.00

                          Dessert

                          • Dark Chocolate Delice£9.00

                            'caramac' sauce, raspberry

                            • Pressed Apple£8.00

                              blackberry, hazelnut

                              • Whalesborough Cheese£9.00

                                chutney, celery, biscuits

                                Last updated: April 8, 2021

                                What 203 people are saying

                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                4.8
                                4.8 based on recent ratings
                                • 4.8Food
                                • 4.8Service
                                • 4.7Ambience
                                • 4.5Value

                                NoiseModerate

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                                1. A

                                  Amanda

                                  Cornwall

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                  overall3food5service4ambience2

                                  Staff very knowledgeable about the menu. Great wine and amazing food. So good to see locally sourced products being used. We were just so cold throughout the whole meal it completely ruined the overall experience. We will be back but in the summer maybe.

                                2. KB

                                  KirstyB

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great food, beautiful setting and wonderful hosting.

                                3. PG

                                  PaulineG

                                  Surrey

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  Excellent . Imaginative menu best fresh ingredients and welcoming staff. Not cheap but you get what you pay for.

                                4. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  London

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on November 26, 2021

                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                  Excellent food and service as always. Love the cucumber in the table water!

                                5. MH

                                  MaggieH

                                  Cornwall

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on November 23, 2021

                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                  Staff very welcoming and knowledgeable. Layout of the Restaurant inviting. The food was outstanding. Every course was delicious. We were in wonder as to how the Chef had made the Apple dessert and we cannot wait to go back.

                                6. AC

                                  AndrewC

                                  Cornwall

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on November 20, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  Excellent amazing food ; great choice of wines.

                                7. MS

                                  MartinS

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on November 19, 2021

                                  overall3food3service4ambience3

                                  Overall disappointing. Promised more than it gave. Food was overpriced and not special. Steak was good quality but tasted of gas. Fish was good but sauces were tastless.

                                8. G

                                  Grizelda

                                  Kent

                                  5 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  5 reviews

                                  Dined on November 18, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We celebrated our wedding anniversary with the taster menu,, a shared cheese course, gin and tonics and wine. The staff were friendly knowledgeable and helpful. They gave good suggestions and were full of information on the Cornish origins of each course. The food was terrific - we enjoyed every bite - even the tap water was cucumber infused and delicious!! My only criticism, if pushed, was that it was quite cold, seated by the window. Not so much as to spoil a memorable evening. If ever in this part of Cornwall again we will be straight back!

                                9. b

                                  boddington

                                  London

                                  6 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  6 reviews

                                  Dined on November 18, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                  Outstanding food great cocktails and quality SA wine all served by experienced delightful staff - highly recommended

                                10. BS

                                  BecS

                                  London

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on November 16, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  This is our 4th visit this year and as always it was fantastic . Enjoyed every mouthful . Best place to eat in Bude .

                                11. RB

                                  RobynB

                                  London

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on November 13, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We have wanted to come to Potters for a while now and it did not let us down. The food was absolutely spectacular. The staff were friendly, helpful and very attentive. We had four courses including the nibbles and the food was beautiful. A perfect place to come for good food, drink and hospitality.

                                12. NR

                                  NicoleR

                                  Cornwall

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on November 13, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Incredible food, brilliant service, will definitely be back again soon

                                13. JC

                                  JoannaC

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on November 11, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The best restaurant and food in bude service also amazing

                                14. JK

                                  JackieK

                                  London

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on November 5, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  A lovely experience. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

                                15. TH

                                  TeresaH

                                  Devon

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on November 4, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Oh my, what a treat! Highly innovative food, amazing flavours, fab presentation. A real explosion for the senses. Definitely the best restaurant in Bude.

                                16. R

                                  Rascas1

                                  Devon

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on November 4, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  That something special dining experience great food Friendly but not intrusive service Great flavors , Nice ambiance and Decor

                                17. PG

                                  PaulineG

                                  Surrey

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on November 3, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  Refreshingly imaginative menu, very good ingredients, well presented and great service. Yes it's expensive but you have to spend to get the best. Good wine list with wines served at the correct temperature. Wooden floors emphasise noise levels but an excellent meal

                                18. JK

                                  JackieK

                                  London

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on November 3, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Don't be confused by the menu. The food service and overall experience was amazing

                                19. AR

                                  AnthonyR

                                  Exclusive

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on November 2, 2021

                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                  Fabulous , we loved the food, the decor and the staff. I think if we had any comment it would be that it was a little chilly in the dining room we were both quite cold by the time we left. Love the decor (although it does hav a slightly 'cold' them that said we and hope to return for a relaxed G&T in you lounge / bar area sometime soon.

                                20. KM

                                  KkMmBb

                                  1 review

                                  1.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on October 30, 2021

                                  overall1food2service5ambience3

                                  Really strange menu offers. We had gone for a birthday and were told on arrival that if one person at the table has the taster menu then all must. This is a game changer at £79 a head. But hay ho not wanting to let the birthday person down we ordered. 2 1/2 hours later we left hungry and bored. The food was mostly cold and uncooked and took ages. Nice wine but again twice the price it should have been. I think these people think the Cornish are stupid but actually many of us have lived in other areas and know something about fine dining!

                                21. SL

                                  SarahL

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on October 30, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  From entering the building we were warmly welcomed and guided to a lovely table. Service was absolutely superb and the lovely staff could talk us through the menu with great knowledge of each dish. The attention to detail and taste of the food was exquisite. Every course excelled our expectations. We will be back and highly recommend.

                                22. RC

                                  RitaC

                                  Gloucestershire

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on October 29, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  A special fine dining evening. We chose the taster menu, everything was delicious. Lots of small flavoursome courses, each one explained in detail by the team of amazing staff. If you have a large appetite, then some bread at the start, would definitely be an advantage Quite expensive, however, for a special occasion it was worth it.

                                23. C

                                  Chloe

                                  Devon

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on October 29, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Beautiful food and exceptional service, the staff are very lovely.

                                24. F

                                  Foodluvy

                                  Berkshire

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on October 29, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  Fabulous food and great serving staff. Definitely recommend this place

                                25. F

                                  Fairybelinda

                                  Northampton

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on October 28, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  Great venue. Beware stairs up to restaurant. I was suffering an ankle injury and using a stick. Young lady was very helpful. We ate out four times on this holiday. POTTERS was the best by far.

                                26. PL

                                  PhilL

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on October 26, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Really good food and service. Lovely venue. Very attentive staff

                                27. MV

                                  MorgzV

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on October 23, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  The food was fantastic - and in a very comfortable and relaxed environment. Although on the expensive end, it reflected the quality of the food - the Monkfish (starter) was particularly good. Very evident attention to detail, from the food to the service. It was a lovely experience. Would 100% recommend.

                                28. VG

                                  VivG

                                  Cornwall

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on October 23, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Potters provided us with a wonderful fine dining experience. It was not cheap but was definitely worth the money. Somewhere we will absolutely go again and would be more than happy to take our friends.

                                29. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on October 23, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  This was possibly the best meal I have ever eaten. How this restaurant is not Michelin starred I do not know!? The food was exquisite, the service had the perfect amount of friendly attentiveness and the ambience of the restaurant was relaxed and unpretentious. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

                                30. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Cornwall

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on October 22, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We had a lovely meal with a menu that had a modern elements to it

                                31. c

                                  corvette

                                  London

                                  13 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  13 reviews

                                  Dined on October 22, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Fantastic, that’s all I have to say. Staff were knowledgeable and just lovely. Definitely would come back.

                                32. HC

                                  HelenC

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on October 21, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Absolutely incredible food & service. Can't wait to go back!

                                33. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  London

                                  16 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  16 reviews

                                  Dined on October 21, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  I absolutely loved everything about Potters, wonderful menu and the food was delicious! I definitely would come here again and recommend it to anyone.

                                34. K

                                  Kerry

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on October 20, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Food and service was outstanding. We had the taster menu and were incredibly impressed.

                                35. BC

                                  BeckyC

                                  Devon

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on October 19, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Fantastic food, the flavours went well together and you can taste the quality of the ingredients

                                36. DS

                                  DebsS

                                  Dorset

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on October 19, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Outstanding meal, every course delicious and staff delightful, we really enjoyed our evening.

                                37. DR

                                  DavidR

                                  Buckinghamshire

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on October 16, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  I’ve eaten at Le Manoir, ThevWaterside, Kerridge Hand and Flowers plus many others………. Potters food and service last night beat them all. A fantastic evening- we had the tasting menu Cannot recommend highly enough.

                                38. JT

                                  JimiT

                                  Cornwall

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on October 16, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Really impressed by Potters! The food was fantastic and both the starters and desert were both in themselves presented like pieces of art, service was warm, friendly but not intrusive. It was expensive but I felt worth every penny and will most certainly be visiting again

                                39. L

                                  Lelo

                                  London

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on October 15, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Absolutely incredible food and first rate service. We will be back!

                                40. RT

                                  RitaT

                                  London

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on October 15, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  I had dinner with my daughter who came down from Kent and thoroughly enjoyed the venison which was very tender and the sweet was very unusual and very nice the cocktails were nice too!

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                                Potters is rated 4.8 stars by 203 OpenTable diners

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                                Google Map for Potters

                                2 Lansdown Road Bude, Cornwall EX23 8BH

                                • Neighborhood

                                  Bude

                                • Hours of operation

                                  Dinner
                                  Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
                                  Bar
                                  Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
                                  Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–12:00 am

                                • Cuisines

                                  British, Cocktail Bar, Café

                                • Dining style

                                  Casual Elegant

                                • Dress code

                                  Smart Casual

                                • Parking details

                                  Public parking in Bude centre however some restrictions apple. Pay and display carparks 2 minutes walk away.

                                • Payment options

                                  MasterCard, Visa

                                • Additional

                                  Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Cocktails, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

                                • Phone number

                                  01288 358466

                                • Catering

                                  Catering can be arranged if required. Please contact us at info@pottersbude.co.uk

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