The best thing about Devon is that you always have the choices of big cities, wild countryside or beautiful coasts and beaches, and each of them offer their own romantic setting. Why not take your partner to a fancy restaurant in Exeter? A cosy, rustic place deep in the countryside? Or perhaps for some beautiful seafood as you watch the sunset over the sea?
We asked our social media following for suggestions, and they bombarded us with all sorts of suggestions! So here is our top ten, in no particular order!
Gidleigh Park, Chagford
Head to Gidleigh Park and embrace the elegant and intimate award-winning restaurant, nestled in the heart of Dartmoor. Whether you go there for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner we can guarantee you will enjoy it!
The Orange Tree, Torquay
Tucked away just a few steps from Torquay harbour, The Orange Tree is renown for it’s seasonally changing a la carte menu offering modern British-European cuisine complemented by warm and friendly hospitality. Elegant surroundings, crisp white table linen and candlelight create the perfect backdrop for that special occasion or just an enjoyable, relaxed evening out.
‘Saveur’ is a successful restaurant, which used to offer classic French cuisine. Head Chef Nigel has brought the menu up to date, still with a European influence but an added modern twist. Perfect for a romantic meal in the city.
Old Vienna, Torquay
The Old Vienna Restaurant in Lisburne Square, Torquay, has a new menu of artisan cuisine made from seasonal local produce with an Austrian touch. If you’re looking to try something new, and don’t know where to start, head here!
The Salutation Inn, Topsham
Enjoy the finest foods from the South West, beautifully presented and technologically perfected by The Salutation’s head Chef Tom Williams-Hawkes. The restaurant menus are designed to offer a food journey for all to experience in unique settings.
Horn of Plenty, Tavistock
The Horn of Plenty is a multi award winning Country House Hotel which sits proudly in 5 acres of English country gardens, overlooking the spectacular Tamar Valley. Located close to Tavistock, Dartmoor, Plymouth and Cornwall, this is an ideal hotel for a foodie break or a romantic meal!
The View, Whitsand Bay
Set high on the cliffs at Whitsand Bay, on the stunning Rame Peninsular in South East Cornwall; The View is modern and vibrant. It’s simple style allows the full appreciation of the breathtaking Rame Head views and on a clear day, as far along the Cornish coast as Goonhilly on the Lizard.
Fresco is owned and run by Marco & Cherry Tavoso. Fresco’s is built on the principles of creating excellent quality authentic Italian cuisine and providing a high level of efficient and friendly service.
Mariners Bar & Restaurant, Bideford
Mariners Bar & Restaurant is the perfect setting for couples. It’s won a handful of awards, and they pride themselves on using local ingredients!
The Artillery Tower, Plymouth
The Artillery Tower offers some of the best restaurant dining in Plymouth. The Michelin-rated restaurant focuses on sourcing the best local produce, combined with proper cooking, and a relaxed informal service. And the wood-burning stove and exposed stone walls create a friendly atmosphere.