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.

View from the Salcombe Harbour Hotel

The Jetty Restaurant, Salcombe Harbour Hotel

Alex Green dines at this waterside restaurant with its award-winning seafood and killer views

Sacred Ground Vegan Restaurant

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Vegan Restaurants in Devon

Many restaurants and cafés across Devon are now mindful of vegetarians and vegans. Here are six places with plant-based menus.

Taylors, Dartmouth

Taylor’s Restaurant, Dartmouth

Top-class cooking in this intimate restaurant was the order of the day for Karen Perrow

Wildflower Restaurant, Moorland Garden Hotel

Wildflower Restaurant, Moorland Garden Hotel

Sue Stoneman enjoys classic British dishes, cooked to a high standard

The Union Inn

The Union Inn, Denbury

A traditional English pub with a fresh, modern feel is what Alex Green discovered at this village inn

Two Bridges Hotel

Two Bridges Hotel, Dartmoor

Sue Stoneman dines on delicious dishes of Devon produce at this country hotel

The Lamb, Longdown

The Lamb, Longdown

Sue Cade’s dining experience is nothing short of exquisite at the luscious Lamb

Breakwater Bistro, Brixham

Breakwater Bistro, Brixham

Alex Green lauds the seafood and sea views at this award-winning beachside bistro

Woolacombe Bay

Woolacombe Bay Hotel

Karen Perrow enjoys the flavour combinations at this top-quality hotel and restaurant

Scampi and chips

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Seafood Restaurants in Devon

Devon’s fish is among the best you can get. Su Carroll tracks down some of the best seafood restaurants in Devon

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The best places for brunch in Exeter

Fancy trying somewhere for brunch? Either for a week-day treat, or a relaxed weekend meet-up, we have found some of the best places to eat in Exeter

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The best places for brunch in Plymouth

Treat yourself to a mid-morning treat. These four Plymouth restaurants know the importance of a good brunch

home farm cafe

Home Farm Café, Bovey Tracey

This award-winning café serves up a real taste of Devon, says Alex Green

In the Kitchen with… Scott Paton

Taste Buds talks to Scott Paton, Head Chef at Boringdon Hall

dainton park

Oak Room Restaurant, Dainton Park

Alex Green finds all the ingredients for the perfect Sunday roast at this golf club and restaurant

lewtrenchard manor

Lewtrenchard Manor, Lewdown

Sue Stoneman enjoys food that is as delicious as it is beautifully presented, at this special Manor

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The Cottage Hotel, Hope Cove

Lucy Baker-Kind enjoys locally sourced, home-cooked food with her family here

BE Tempted restaurant

BE Tempted Restaurant, Blagdon

Karen Perrow enjoys a special evening at Beyond Escapes’ contemporary restaurant

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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