Top Restaurants in Devon

At Taste Buds magazine, we know that not all food-lovers make good chefs. For those who prefer to eat than cook, and for aspiring chefs looking for a break from the kitchen, we feature restaurant reviews and recommendations for the best places to eat out in Devon.

The Breakwater Bistro, Brixham

Sue Stoneman heads to this popular Brixham bistro to enjoy a fishy feast with fantastic views of the sea

The Waterside Bistro

Alex Green enjoys the bistro-style cuisine at this popular Totnes restaurant

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Rated by Kate

In the first of a new series of articles written by ITV presenter Kate Haskell, we look at where in Devon you can enjoy a tasty roast dinner

The Grange restaurant, Buckfast Abbey

The Grange Restaurant & Tea Room, Buckfast Abbey

Sue Stoneman enjoys traditional homemade food at this historic venue, located on the edge of Dartmoor

The Hare and Hounds. Kingskerswell

The Hare & Hounds, Kingskerswell

Sue Cade is spoilt for choice at this popular pub

Devon View Restaurant. Highbullen Hotel, Golf & Country Club

Highbullen Hotel Golf & Country Club

Jennie & Jeff Cooper enjoy a culinary family adventure in North Devon

Berry Head Hotel, Brixham

The Bonaparte Restaurant, The Berry Head Hotel, Brixham

Tor Bay is showcased in all its glory at this clifftop restaurant, writes Alex Green

Plant Life

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A Vegan Victory

Plant Life Kitchen is this year’s winner of Dartmouth Food Festival’s Devon Start-Up Award. We find out about this flourishing vegan business

Tom Stewart Home Farm Cafe

In the Kitchen with… Tom Stewart

What makes this talented Head Chef at Home Farm Café in Bovey Tracey tick? Taste Buds finds out

Dessert at the Crabshell Inn in Kingsbridge

The Crabshell Inn, Kingsbridge

Karen Perrow delights in the ambience and lovingly prepared food at this waterside restaurant

Dukes Seaside Inn, Sidmouth

Dukes, Sidmouth

Sue Stoneman dines on expertly cooked local fish and produce at this popular seaside restaurant

Seven Dials Café, Cockington, Torquay

The Seven Dials Café, Cockington Court

Fiona Griffiths finds the scones so delicious, she's already been back for more

Dessert at the White Hart in Dartington

The White Hart, Dartington

Local, traceable food makes for a fine feast at The White Hart in Dartington, writes Alex Green

Table setting at @Angela's in Exeter

@Angela’s Restaurant, Exeter

Sue Stoneman enjoys the local and varied menu at one of the jewels of Exeter’s independent dining scene

Leah Walker, Chef at the Old Pottery Restaurant, Bovey Tracey

In the Kitchen with... Leah Walker

The Head Chef at The Old Pottery Restaurant, at the House of Marbles in Bovey Tracey, talks seasonality and local produce

The Tanner Brothers are celebrating 20 years of success in Devon

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The Tanner Brothers Celebrate

Celebrating 20 years of serving up a storm in the South West, the Tanner brothers share their Devon journey

Scallops at The Oyster Shack

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Playing with Fire

Chrissy Harris finds out where to go in Devon for a flame-grilled food fix

The beer garden at the Elephant's Nest

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Sit, Sup, Soak Up!

Clare Hunt has peeped through the shrubbery to discover some local pubs with great beer gardens

Taste Buds' restaurant reviews give a real sense of what it feels like to visit each restaurant. Each review includes background information, a description of the setting and, of course, the food. A few choice samples are listed, as well as the prices and any further details should you want to visit yourself. If you missed an issue, all our reviews are kept in this archive for you to explore.

Chef interviews also feature in the magazine, an insight to the lives of professional chefs from local restaurants, catering companies, and many other food companies.

Reviews, interviews and food news is at the heart of what we do. Featuring only local content, you’re sure to find more top restaurants in Devon by clicking through these pages. Whether you’re looking for traditional British food, a cosy tea room or café, on the hunt for different deals, or an aspiring chef looking for a top tip, there’s sure to be something that catches your eye.

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… just like the food we write about, Taste Buds is lovingly made using the finest local ingredients!

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