Devon is filled to the brim with amazing foodie spots, so it’s understandable if you’re a bit overwhelmed by all the choice. There are hundreds of wonderful places to eat and drink in the county, with many using the best local ingredients to produce delicious food for all tastes.
With so many available, how are you meant to choose? Well fear not, for we have created a list of Devon’s top 10 places to eat. Using MiHi Digital’s Twitter followers, we asked locals for their suggestions of the best places to eat.
The Holt, Honiton
With the best ingredients from the region, The Holt has prided itself on having a unique and enjoyable dining experience since 2005. Delicious meals are joined by cookery classes and musical events; it really is a great place to spend an entire evening. Set up by brothers Angus and Joe McCaig, this gastro pub has even been featured in the Michelin guide!
Rusty Pig, Ottery St Mary
This specialist charcuterie shop and restaurant shows off chef Robin Rea’s incredible work. Traditional methods of curing and air-drying make for truly irresistible delights such as sausages, bacon, and terrines. They work closely with small scale producers within the community, using seasonal vegetables, game from nearby woods, and fish fresh from the coast.
Il Casita, Crediton
Tucked away on St Lawrence’s Green is this wonderful little Mediterranean restaurant. With years of travelling around the world, owners Tina King and Nicholas Hack have experienced cooking for people of all walks of life. The restaurant makes the most of this, and incorporates wonderful flavours and tastes into the seasonal menus.
Crab Shack on the beach, Teignmouth
Seafood doesn’t get much fresher than this, with the restaurant’s own boats bringing in fish direct to the kitchen. The boats, named ‘La Vagabonde Des Mer’ and ‘The Royal Escape’, fish off of the fast tidal waters of the English Channel and catch crabs in the most environmentally way possible.
Harbour Kitchen, Torquay
Right next to the harbour is this restaurant, serving up fresh and affordable dishes. During the summer months you can enjoy your food outside by the harbour, whilst the winter is the perfect time to indulge in a meal in the restaurant’s modern interior. Harbour Kitchen also has a fantastic range of cocktails and craft beers.
The Jubilee Inn, South Molton
As a newly refurbished boutique inn and restaurant, The Jubilee Inn have had a fantastic first year. With a menu that covers both classic food and fine dining dishes, this restaurant has certainly proved popular with Devonians. The warm and welcoming interior is accompanied with locally sourced produce.
Peter Tavy Inn, Near Tavistock
Built in the 15th Century, this charming pub is known for its good food and tasty ales. It is the ultimate family pub, with children and dogs welcome. The warm atmosphere is perfectly accompanied by classic dishes that are suitable for all tastes, there’s also a discounted menu available for pensioners from Monday to Saturday.
Beach House, South Milton Sands
Stunning panoramic views of the coast are joined by fresh, local seafood that is sustainable sourced. Crabs, fish, and other seafood sit alongside great burgers and steaks, making it a great place for everyone. Warm up your winter with a homemade soup to takeaway, ideal for that windy coastal walk!
Salumi Bar & Eatery, Plymouth
If you’re after great food and amazing drinks in a modern setting, then this is the place for you. The sister restaurant of Rock Salt Café Brasserie, Salumi has some great menus including a fantastic brunch menu that will make your tummy rumble just by reading it. This is the ideal place for a catch up with friends.
Simply Fish Bistro, Brixham
If fish is your favourite, then a visit to Brixham’s Simply Fish is a must. Newly opened by Robert’s Fisheries, this seafood and cocktail bar serves some of the finest food around, with all produce locally caught from our shores.