Devon has long been a region renowned for its amazing local food, boasting some of the finest farms, dairies and seafood in the country. Devon’s beautiful countryside and crystal clear coastal waters provide the region with fresh seafood, tasty meat and award winning, local beverages.
Wherever you decide to eat in Devon, you will find an array of dining establishments that have something for everyone. To help you decide where to eat in the region, we’ve handpicked our favourite places below.
Funky, fresh and affordable, B-Bar is the home of freshly cooked, authentic Thai food served to the backdrop of original live music, theatre and comedy. Try the Pad Thai with secret recipe home-made sauce or, as you’re on the Barbican, check out the freshly-landed fish specials.
40 minutes from Challaborough Bay Holiday Park
You’ll find Amici Italian Restaurant on the Rotunda at the very bottom of Torwood Street with views of Torquay Harbour. This stylish Italian manages to combine authentic, traditional, mediterranean food in a modern contemporary setting. Great pasta, pizza and grills and a cheerful greeting make dining here a pleasure. Its family owned and run and it shows. Great alfresco dining in the summer time too with the heated terrace right in front of the restaurant. A cracking beer and wine list make Amici’s perfect for a quick drink but linger and enjoy all your favourite Italian food in style.
Only 15 minutes from Torquay Holiday Park
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The Pizza Café
The Pizza Café is a licensed, independent restaurant now in its 29th year. The café has become something of an institution in Newton Abbot. Widely known not only for the most delicious pizza around but for an extensive menu to suit all tastes including Mexican specials, wraps, salads, baked potatoes and lots more, all made on the premises from the freshest local ingredients.
Open all day every day, The Pizza Café won gold in the Taste of the West, Loo of the Year and Independent Pizza Restaurant of the Year awards in 2015. A warm welcome awaits you at the Pizza Café and if you happen to be in a rush, a takeaway and delivery service is also available.
Only 12 minutes from Torquay Holiday Park
The Royal Oak Inn
The Royal Oak Inn resides in the Dartmoor village of Meavy – It’s all here: cask ales, scrumpy cider, even its own Meavy Oak Ale. Great pub grub, hugely atmospheric, and loved by families, cyclists, walkers and their dogs.
A lovely old-fashioned Dartmoor pub on the village green (still with its ‘royal oak’), where ponies trot by in the summer and beauty and birdsong surround you. The pub is often busy with locals and walkers, but if you’re lucky you’ll find a pew in the ancient slab-floored bar, or outside on one of the picnic benches on the cobbled courtyard overlooking the village green.
45 minutes from Challaborough Bay Holiday Park
The Guardhouse Café
The Guardhouse Café is located inside a Napoleonic-era fort on the beautiful Berry Head, with stunning views overlooking Torbay and the South Devon Coast. With rare wildlife, historic buildings and superb coastal walks, this is a fabulous location to visit during your trip. Round the visit off with a meal or cream tea at the Guardhouse, which won the Gold award for “best café / tearoom” at the 2015 Devon Tourism Awards.
30 minutes from Torquay Holiday Park
Owned and run by local brother and sister duo David and Hayley Charlesworth, The Riverside prides itself on lovingly delivering the freshest dishes, at affordable prices, in a welcoming atmosphere. The Charlesworth family even grow many of the ingredients used in the menu at their family farm, situated just outside the village.
Braunton’s favourite family-run restaurant is situated in the heart of the village on the banks of the River Caen. The Riverside have a wide selection of wines, beers and cocktails to get the mood going. The peaceful flowing river Caen is a perfect backdrop for couples looking to dine in one of Devon’s finest restaurants.
Only 11 minutes from Ruda Holiday Park
Situated on Torwood Street in Torquay, Bianco’s Ristorante is an Italian restaurant that serves authentic cuisine. Keen to give visitors an experience to remember, we have focused on the comfort of our patrons and their enjoyment of the menu. Using traditional recipes and the very finest produce available, our kitchen team have created a menu that will impress all diners.
Only 15 minutes from Torquay Holiday Park
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For more information about the region, including a full list of must visit attractions in Devon, please see here.