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Watersmeet Hotel

4.2
4.2
71 Reviews
£25 and under
English

Our Bistro restaurant offers contemporary informal dining with stunning views out to sea. It is the perfect dining choice for couples, families or groups alike looking for a relaxed style of dining.
The a la carte menu serves all appetites with British favourites such as Sirlion Steak, Tempura Battered Hake and Confit Duck Breast on offer.
On a Sunday we offer a dedicated Bistro menu featuring traditional Sunday roasts during both lunch and evening service.
If the weather suits, dine alfresco and enjoy the exquisite cuisine on our terrace whilst taking in the invigorating sea air.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    English, European, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–1:30 pm
    Daily 6:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01271 870333

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    John Prince

  • Neighborhood

    Woolacombe

  • Cross street

    BISTRO RESTAURANT

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

Main

All served with new potatoes

  • Oak Smoked Salmon, Brown Bread & Butter£9.90

    • Homemade Soup Served with Crusty Bread£7.50

      • Watersmeet Fish Cake, Lemon Dill Mayonnaise, Salad Garnish£9.50

        • Hot Garlic King Prawns, Crusty Bread£9.90

          • Garlic Mushroom, Crusty Bread£8.00

            • Ham Hock Terrine, Homemade Piccalilli, Coleslaw, Toasted Brioche£9.25

              • Baked Goats Cheese, Walnut & Herb Crumble, Honey & Mustard Dressing£9.25

                • Breast of Corn-Fed Chicken, Asparagus, Broad Beans, Peas, Carrots, Saffron Potato Broth£17.95

                  • Westcountry Sirloin Steak, Red Wine Shallot or Peppercorn Sauce, Tomato, Mushrooms, Red Onion Marmalade, Rustic Fries£28.00

                    • Whole Sole, Brown Shrimps, Asparagus, Hollandaise Sauce, New Potatoes£18.50

                      • Watersmeet Bolognaise, Spaghetti, Parmesan£14.50

                        • Barnsley Lamb Chop, Mini Shepherd's Pie, Ratatouille, Potato Rosti£17.95

                          • Breast of Duck, Dauphinoise Potato, Duck Roll, Red Cabbage, Fine Beans, Fruit Chutney£17.95

                            • Devon & Cornwall Prime Beef Burger, Brioche Bun, Tomato Relish, Red Onion Marmalade, Rustic Fries£14.75

                              • Beetroot Risotto, Hazelnuts, Crispy Camembert, Pea Shoots£14.75

                                • Wild Mushroom, Wholegrain Mustard, Tarragon Tagliatelle£14.75

                                  • Deep Fried Fish of the Day, Crushed Peas, Rustic Fries, Tartar Sauce£15.50

                                    • Seasonal Salads£16.95

                                      a choice of warm chicken breast, fresh salmon, gammon ham

                                      Side Dishes

                                      • Rustic Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Seasonal Vegetables, Mixed Salad, New Potatoes£3.45

                                        • Basket of Bread, Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar

                                          • For 2£2.25

                                        Desserts

                                        • French Apple & Blackberry Tart, Toffee Fudge Ice Cream or Clotted Cream£8.50

                                          • Warm Dark Chocolate & Orange Pot, Orange Crème Fraiche£8.50

                                            • Seasonal Crème Brulee, Shortbread Biscuits£8.50

                                              • Coupe Watersmeet£8.50

                                                coffee ice cream, toffee sauce, Tia Maria, Devon clotted cream, Almonds & sugar curls

                                                • West Country Cheese Board, Fruit Chutney, Grapes & Biscuits£9.50

                                                  • Dunstable Farm (Devon Made) Dairy Ice Cream

                                                    Strawberry, double chocolate, toffee fudge

                                                    • 3 Scoops£6.50

                                                  Last updated: February 11, 2020

                                                  What 71 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                  4.2
                                                  4.2 based on all time ratings
                                                  • 4.3Food
                                                  • 4.3Service
                                                  • 4.3Ambience
                                                  • 3.9Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

                                                  87% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                  1. f

                                                    fishinghotshot

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on October 5, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    fantastic view as soon as you pull in the car park. Covid secure and well managed from start to finish of our lunch visit. Service and food both excellent, there were four in our party, and we all enjoyed our food. Both waiters were polite and friendly, and could not do enough. If in the are again, will be the first on the list to visit for a meal.

                                                  2. M

                                                    Missdiane11

                                                    Yorkshire

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on September 19, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The food was excellent and the service was second to none. Only wished we had booked for other nights whilst we stayed in Devon. Would definitely recommend

                                                  3. PN

                                                    PaulN

                                                    London

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on September 16, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    wow what great food and the views are too die for. From start to finish the service was excellent and the food was well worth the wait. Did not feel rushed and the atmosphere was relaxing. This is fine dining at its best.

                                                  4. KS

                                                    KarenS

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on August 27, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    View food and service were all excellent. Wish we could go again while we are on holiday but unfortunately it is fully booked.

                                                  5. YM

                                                    YvonneM

                                                    Cornwall

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on August 21, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Beautiful food, excellent service. We have eaten here many times before whilst on holiday, so we were delighted to be able to book again despite the COVID pandemic. We will definitely be booking again when we holiday in North Devon again.

                                                  6. RS

                                                    RosieS

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on August 5, 2020

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                    Very COVID-organised, it was good to feel safe. View was amazing, could have done with a cocktail though To take the experience up a notch.

                                                  7. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    London

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on July 20, 2020

                                                    overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                    Service was terrible as we had to wait over an hour due to a mix up with the tickets out the back BUT our waitress could not have been more apologetic or lovely.

                                                  8. D

                                                    Dave

                                                    Manchester

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    Dined on July 13, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Lovely restaurant fantastic views and really nice food with good friendly service would recommend to anyone !

                                                  9. P

                                                    Pedro

                                                    Cornwall

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on March 14, 2020

                                                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                    Watersmeet Hotel is in a prime location, with outstanding views of the sea and coastline. The dining area is not too large, in fact just the right size. The service is professional and friendly. The food is also first class and the there is a very good and varied menu. All in all our party had a very enjoyable evening.

                                                  10. LP

                                                    LukeP

                                                    Cornwall

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on March 11, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The bistro menu offered a varied choice of meals. The service was fantastic with just the right amount of attentiveness from the waiters.

                                                  11. BP

                                                    ByronP

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                    overall3food4service4ambience3

                                                    OK and went there a second time, later in the week. This time the order was incorrect, comments remain somewhat pricey.

                                                  12. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    London

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 31, 2019

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    Lovely view, great food, great service!

                                                  13. SM

                                                    SiobhanM

                                                    London

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 29, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Fabulous lunch at a stunning location. Excellent service, excellent food, excellent ambiance! We will be back!

                                                  14. RA

                                                    RalphandAli

                                                    London

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 4, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Absolutely beautiful views, friendly service and great food. I have visited several times over the last year or so and intend to do so again whenever I am in the area.

                                                  15. D

                                                    Diana

                                                    Surrey

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 4, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We had lunch in the Bistro early in November. I can't praise it enough. The restaurant was smart and comfortable, the views absolutely outstanding, the food excellent and the waitress was so friendly. If we ever come back to the area, we would go there again. One of the highlights of our holiday.

                                                  16. GB

                                                    GailB

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on October 29, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food. Great service and good location. Will be visiting again.

                                                  17. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    London

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on October 13, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Went to the Bistro for Sunday lunch and the food was absolutely delicious. Service was great and the views from The Watersmeet were fantastic. This hotel is lovely and I would definitely recommend to anyone.

                                                  18. K

                                                    Kruse

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on October 5, 2019

                                                    overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                    Das zugesagte Zimmer stand nicht zur Verfügung . E

                                                  19. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Worcestershire

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    2.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on September 21, 2019

                                                    overall2food2service3ambience5

                                                    I was disappointed that despite a table being booked, they hadn’t reserved one, after me complaining, they sad it was human error. The chicken was very dry. However, it’s a lovely place and setting with a great ambiance.

                                                  20. NJ

                                                    NormanJ

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on September 18, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Excellent stay and meal at this hotel and restaurant (Bistro). Choice of dishes was delicious and well presented. The staff were attentive but not overbearing.

                                                  21. H

                                                    Hungry1

                                                    Bath

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on September 7, 2019

                                                    overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                    Great setting with beautiful views. Nice lounge area & bistro dining.

                                                  22. TE

                                                    TedE

                                                    Worcestershire

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on September 7, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    An evening meal to finish the holiday. The Bistro offered a good menu and was good value. Well done

                                                  23. JS

                                                    JeremyS

                                                    Cornwall

                                                    1 review

                                                    1.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on August 29, 2019

                                                    overall1food1service2ambience3

                                                    Service was rushed (50 minutes for drink, starter and main course) and the food was of a poor standard given the price charged - e.g. the sea bass fish cake was clearly frozen and did not taste of either ginger or lime! We were very disappointed.

                                                  24. m

                                                    maus

                                                    London

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on August 25, 2019

                                                    overall3food2service2ambience3

                                                    Amazing views. Limited food menu that is more suited to dinner than lunch. Definitely on the quieter of woolacombe away from the crowds.

                                                  25. JM

                                                    JuneM

                                                    Cornwall

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on August 18, 2019

                                                    overall4food3service3ambience3

                                                    The Bistro has a fabulous view over the bay. The staff were polite. The main courses were satisfactory the desserts delicious. I think it was little pricey. I also felt it lacked atmosphere. The Bistro is classed as child friendly but I could tell our children didn't feel too comfortable. I can't quite make out what was wrong but maybe it was just too quiet for them. However, it was one of the adults birthday's and the hotel did present a little birthday tray with sweet treats which was a nice touch and appreciated - Thankyou.

                                                  26. NS

                                                    NormanS

                                                    Cornwall

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on July 21, 2019

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                    Overall the atmosphere was somewhat lacking initially although this perked up once the restaurant filled up. The setting was very nice with beautiful see views. The staff were very nice and attentive. I thought the wines were somewhat pricey but overall it was a very nice experience and we would visit again.

                                                  27. NA

                                                    NickA

                                                    London

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    2.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on July 15, 2019

                                                    overall2food2service2ambience1

                                                    Very disappointing. We had to chase for our drinks which arrived after we had finished a bland prawn starter. They actually brought us 2 starters when we had only ordered one and tried to charge us for both. Mains were average and something you could knock up in 30 mins at home. Service was brusk and no atmosphere in the Bistro. Great views and could and should be a great place to eat but food and service need to be significantly improved.

                                                  28. o

                                                    oboy

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on July 14, 2019

                                                    overall4food5service2ambience5

                                                    The Bistro at Watersmeet Hotel is an ideal place for a summer lunch, especially sitting at a table on the Terrace. The view and ambience are fantastic. The menu offers a really good selection of fresh and well cooked food, at very good prices considering the benefits of the hotel position. We visited on a Sunday and had roast beef - the meat, vegetables and Yorkshire Pudding all being just right. We did book an early table - hopefully the quality is maintained for later bookings. The wine list is rather expensive, so we just had fruit juice and water. The dessert list looked good, but we were too full to be tempted. The young serving staff were friendly, but not always attentive, probably would benefit from an experienced guiding hand.

                                                  29. S

                                                    robertS

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on June 15, 2019

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                    Great location , good service perfect for wedding anniversary meal

                                                  30. RP

                                                    RobP

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on June 8, 2019

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    Good value at a stunning location - would be churlish to fault anything as we had a lovely time yet it was missing something in terms of atmosphere - exceptionally quiet in Bistro and almost felt offensive to speak (but we did). Staff were very helpful and attentive.

                                                  31. H

                                                    Helen

                                                    Berkshire

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 30, 2019

                                                    overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                    Disappointing visit. Have had much better previous ones. Food ok. .nothing special. Service poor for an establishment such as the watersmeet

                                                  32. DY

                                                    DamianY

                                                    Oxford

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 19, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Great lunch meeting old friends. Lovely setting. Beautiful weather. Nice staff and very delicious lunch.

                                                  33. BL

                                                    BruceL

                                                    Cornwall

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 13, 2019

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                    Brilliant service from the two ladies that served us: a Portuguese lady and a Romanian lady. Awesome work.

                                                  34. JH

                                                    JohnH

                                                    Cornwall

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 7, 2019

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    Having been to The Watersmeet a few times now we are never disappointed with the experience

                                                  35. LM

                                                    LouiseM

                                                    Cornwall

                                                    1 review

                                                    1.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 21, 2019

                                                    overall1food1service3ambience4

                                                    Its probably a lovely hotel but my food was served lukewarm and inedible and had to be sent back. It took so long my husbands food went cold while we were still waiting so we left without eating main course.

                                                  36. LW

                                                    LesleyW

                                                    Buckinghamshire

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 19, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Wonderful views out towards the sea. Relaxed dining with amazing food.

                                                  37. PB

                                                    PrueB

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 11, 2019

                                                    overall3food4service4ambience4

                                                    I was very happy with the food and service I received. However, I was shocked to be charged £27.80 for 2 x Kir Royales. This is more than they charge in The Ivy and other 5 star London restaurants!

                                                  38. RC

                                                    RobertC

                                                    London

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 5, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food in a lovely location with friendly staff

                                                  39. NH

                                                    NickH

                                                    Gloucestershire

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 25, 2018

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                    Superb location, and quiet out of season. Restaurant quality food at reasonable prices in stunning location

                                                  40. N

                                                    Nicky

                                                    Cornwall

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 7, 2018

                                                    overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                    Filet steak dish in the Bistro was raw inside. After speaking to the waiting staff they offered another main course or no charge for the steak dish

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                                                  Watersmeet Hotel is rated 4.2 stars by 71 OpenTable diners

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                                                  Google Map for Watersmeet Hotel

                                                  Watersmeet Hotel Woolacombe, Devon EX34 7EB

                                                  • Cross street

                                                    BISTRO RESTAURANT

                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                    Woolacombe

                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                    Daily 12:00 pm–1:30 pm
                                                    Daily 6:30 pm–8:00 pm

                                                  • Cuisines

                                                    English, European, Bistro

                                                  • Dining style

                                                    Casual Elegant

                                                  • Dress code

                                                    Casual Dress

                                                  • Payment options

                                                    MasterCard, Visa

                                                  • Executive chef

                                                    John Prince

                                                  • Entertainment

                                                    null

                                                  • Additional

                                                    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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