The Best Fine Dining and Michelin Star Restaurants in Devon

Holidays are all about spending time with loved ones, exploring new destinations and indulging in delicious food and drink. We know there’s nothing better than discovering new and exciting restaurants on your travels. That’s why we’ve hand selected a list of the best fine dining restaurants in Devon, so all you have to do is turn up, tuck in and have your taste buds tantalised.

 

The Seahorse

Style of Food: Seafood and Shellfish | Focus of the Menu: Fish, Meat and Shellfish

Awards: Top 100 in the National Restaurant Awards, Top Restaurant in Observer Food Monthly Awards and Good Food Guide Best Seafood Restaurant in the UK

Run by Head Chef Mitch Tonks, The Seahorse specialises in beautifully cooked local seafood and shellfish. The separate wine bar is a lovely place to start the evening with a drink, and the fantastic private dining room is perfect for celebrations.

Location: Dartmouth

Website: www.seahorserestaurant.co.uk

Our Nearest Properties: Phoenix House and Blue Moorings – Approx. 500 metres

 

Lympstone Manor

Style of Food: Modern British | Focus of the Menu: Meat, Fish and Vegetarian

Awards: One Michelin Star

The beautiful fine dining rooms at Lympstone Manor provide a truly exceptional backdrop to Michael Caines’ incredible modern British cuisine. Recently recommended by The Telegraph, the stunning restaurant utilises high quality local produce, resulting in a menu that is fresh, seasonal, original and exciting.

Location: Exmouth

Website: www.lympstonemanor.co.uk

 

The Elephant

Style of Food: British | Focus of the Menu: Meat, Fish and Vegetarian

Awards: One Michelin Star

Overlooking the beautiful Torbay harbour, this informal restaurant aims to use locally grown and reared ingredients at their very best. With a delicious à la carte menu as well as incredible tasting menus, you’ll experience a true taste of the South West at The Elephant.

Location: Torquay

Website: www.elephantrestaurant.co.uk

Our Nearest Properties: Phoenix House and Blue Moorings – Approx. 22 miles

 

Gidleigh Park

Style of Food: Modern British | Focus of the Menu: Meat, Fish and Vegetarian

Awards: One Michelin Star, Three AA Rosettes

Run by Executive Chef Chris Simpson, this internationally renowned restaurant is elegant and intimate. Serving lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, you’ll be spoilt for choice by the decadent tasting and à la carte menus.

Location: Chagford

Website: www.gidleigh.co.uk

Our Nearest Property: Overcombe – Approx. 41 miles

 

Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room

Style of Food: British and Seafood | Focus of the Menu: Fish, Shellfish and Vegetarian

Awards: One Michelin Star, Three AA Rosettes

With an emphasis on ultra-fresh local seafood, this relaxed and unpretentious restaurant makes the most of the abundance of seasonal ingredients in North Devon. Run by an experienced local chef who trained under Nathan Outlaw, the main aim of The Olive Room is to exceed the expectations of every customer.

Location: Ilfracombe

Website: www.thomascarrchef.co.uk

Our Nearest Property: The Downes – Approx. 26 miles

 

The Masons Arms

Style of Food: British and French | Focus of the Menu: Meat, Fish and Vegetarian

Awards: One Michelin Star

Sitting on the edge of Exmoor, this picturesque, thatched 13th Century Inn boasts exceptional local cuisine coupled with incredibly friendly service. Run by a husband and wife team, this cosy pub is still the much-loved village local.

Location: Knowstone

Website: www.masonsarmsdevon.co.uk

Our Nearest Property:  The Downes – Approx. 30 miles

 

The Riverford Field Kitchen

Style of Food: Organic and Seasonal | Focus of the Menu: Vegetarian

Set in the heart of Riverford Farm, this organic restaurant serves seasonal dishes with vegetables, fruits and herbs picked daily from their farm and field kitchen garden. Although grass-reared meat and sustainable fish sometimes feature, delicious, organic vegetables are always the star of the meal.

Location: Buckfastleigh

Website: www.fieldkitchen.riverford.co.uk

Our Nearest Properties: Phoenix House and Blue Moorings – Approx. 16 miles

 

The Oyster Shack

Style of Food: British | Focus of the Menu: Seafood and Shellfish

Awards: One AA Rosette

Characterful and informal, The Oyster Shack’s motto is ‘local and sustainably caught seafood, cooked to perfection’. With a menu hand crafted daily, based on what’s been landed locally and what’s in season, you’ll be astounded by the quality of the seafood and shellfish on offer.

Location: Bigbury-on-Sea

Website: www.oystershack.co.uk

Our Nearest Property: Overcombe – Approx. 3.5 miles

 

The Pig at Combe

Style of Food: British | Focus of the Menu: Meat, Fish and Vegetarian

Awards: Two AA Rosettes

The menu at The Pig is inspired by their three walled kitchen gardens, coupled with locally sourced fresh fish, Devonshire cheese and meat from the local butchers. From hand picked white crab pasta to Devonshire seared duck breast, you’ll love the incredibly delicious local menu.

Location: Gittisham, Honiton

Website: www.thepighotel.com/at-combe