North Devon has a lot of fabulous things to shout about. We are blessed with rolling hills, long stretches of beautiful beaches, The Moors, and cliff railways to name a few. But as a destination, we are more than just a stunning location. We also have a lot of restaurants with Michelin stars and accolades that will impress the true foodies and connoisseurs, so here's a list of some of our finest eateries in North Devon!
THE COACH HOUSE, MICHAEL CAINES - KENTISBURY GRANGE
This three AA Rosette restaurant can be found in the grounds of Kentisbury Grange Hotel just on the outskirts of Barnstaple.
The Coach House oozes style and elegance with a modern decor. Why not enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail in the lounge before your culinary experience in the restaurant. Here you can expect classic dishes with a contemporary twist...
Slow cooked salmon, honey and soy vinaigrette with wasabi mayonnaise at The Coach House. Photograph copyright of Kentisburygrange.com.
MORANS THAI RESTAURANT & BAR - WESTWARD HO!
Morans is a family run Thai restaurant right in the heart of Westward Ho! just steps from the beach. You will be presented with exclusive Thai cuisine as well as traditional English dishes - that’s if you are lucky enough to get a reservation! You will need to book in advance, but once you arrive the views, calming ambience, and exquisite culinary delights will provide an experience to remember.
Sampling the gorgeous menu at Morans Thai Restaurant & Bar Westward Ho! Photograph copyright of Moransrestaurant.co.
THE MASONS ARMS - KNOWSTONE
This 13th century thatched country pub can be found on the edge of Exmoor. The Masons Arms is run by husband and wife team Mark and Sarah Dodson.
This restaurant has one Michelin Star credit to Mark's dishes that are produced with only the finest, freshest local ingredients. Fabulous for lunch, dinner, and Sunday lunch, there's also a choice of local ales, wine and champagnes, so they've got you covered.
Fresh off the main menu at The Masons Arms. Photograph copyright of Masonsarmsdevon.co.uk.
THOMAS CARR DINING - ILFRACOMBE
Ilfracombe has been named the foodie capital of North Devon and there is no surprise, with Michelin starred restaurants such as The Olive Room and Thomas Carr Dining offering such fine dining experiences.
Thomas, from North Devon, has worked at The Coach House by Michael Caines in Kentisbury Grange, where not one but two AA Rosettes were gained in his time there, as well as full entry into The Trencherman's Guide 2014.
You can expect mouth-watering dishes sourced from the best local produce, such as the juicy Exmoor Beef Fillet.
8 oz rib-eye steak, oxtail fritter, chip, king oyster mushroom and red wine shallots at Thomas Carr Dining. Photograph copyright of Thomascarrdining.co.uk.
Premier Cottages has almost 700 cottages within 10 miles of fine dining where you can sample delicacies that tickle your taste buds.
All words by Jade Ryan of Millbrook Estate, North Devon. You can view all of our properties in Devon by clicking here.