If you want to eat out, the local produce that Devon is famous for can be best sampled in our great range of local restaurants. Whether you just want the finest dining known to anyone or some simple seafood by the sea Devon has it all.
Micheal Caines at ABode on The Cathedral Green in Exeter is one of the best restaurants in the South West. This is a perfect evening out and we suggest you try out the “tasting menu” to give you a really good feel for what the restaurant has to offer. (The Royal Clarence Hotel, The Cathedral Green, Exeter EX1 1DZ Tel: 01392 319955)
The Conservatory in Exeter is a top rated Mediterranean restaurant offering a gastronomic grand tour of England and Europe within its romantic setting which guests rave about. (18 North Street, Exeter, EX4 3QS Tel: 01392 273858)
Chef at work
Carluccio’s will be a familiar name for many and has a lovely Italian restaurant in the “restaurant quarter” (42 Bedford Street, Princesshay, Exeter, EX1 1GJ. Tel: 01392 271913)
The Hotel du Vin is a fresh new restaurant with a ‘Theatre Kitchen’. It’s a fun evening or lunch time experience and worth a visit.
The Nautilus Seafood Restaurant serves Spanish style tapas all week and a full a la carte menu on Fridays and at the weekends. Very much the baby of local chef Robert Smith; this is the place to eat fresh seafood. (34 Brunswick Place, Teignmouth, TQ14 8AF. Tel: 01626 776999)
Rodean Restaurant is an intimate dining experience offering beautifully prepared food with fine wines all presented with real flair. (The Triangle, Kenton, EX6 8LS Tel: 01626 890195)
Finally, Devon is home to 2 Michelin Star Gidleigh Park: voted Number One in the Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants, “flawless cuisine, luxurious and welcoming a wonderful all round experience in a gorgeous location”… which says it all. (Chagford, TQ13 8HH. Tel: 01647 432574)