Lilico’s Tapas Lounge and Bar, BarnstapleLilico’s Tapas Lounge and Bar, Barnstaple

With vast tracts of green fields and farmland and miles of open sea, South Devon is a natural larder. From fresh fruit and vegetables and organic meat to line caught seafood and even local wines, South Devon’s range of top quality restaurants, pubs and cafes serve up tasty food all year round.

Most establishments base their menus around local produce, and so the menus change with the seasons. Winter brings with it warming soups, grilled fish and roast meats. Be sure to book a table at these 5 South Devon eateries.

  1. Café Alf Resco. Start the day off with something from Alf Resco’s famed breakfast menu. This Dartmouth institution draws people from around South Devon, with its welcoming atmosphere and delicious food. Alf’s Full Breakfast serves up 2 eggs, 2 slices of bacon, sausage, tomato and toast, and comes in a vegetarian option too, plenty to keep you going till lunch. If you fancy something lighter their porridge is a real hit as well as their award-winning granola. Alf’s also has an evening menu which is definitely worth trying too.
  2. Dick And Wills. The team at this Salcombe waterside brasserie pride themselves on working closely with local suppliers throughout South Devon to bring their customers the finest in seasonal produce. Fresh caught seafood is a big part of their menu, with crab, lobster and sea bass a firm favourite. Local cheeses also make the menu with West Country Cheddar and Devon Blue featuring in their dessert dishes.
  3. Gastro Bus. Head on over for Bantham for a taste of delicious street food. Serving up burgers made with local beef, warming soups and Devon cream teas, the Gastro Bus is a uniquely South Devon dining experience. Nothing beats tucking into a burger topped with Devon blue cheese while enjoying the beauty of Bantham Beach.
  4. The Crab Shell Inn. Situated in Kingsbridge, this restaurant has an excellent seafood menu, as the name suggests. Devon crab bisque sits alongside pan fried scallops, smoked haddock and good old battered cod. It’s the dessert menu that really delights, with Salcombe Dairy ice cream accompanying many of the indulgent puds.
  5. Village Inn. Tucked away in the village of Thurlstone this 16th century inn features beams salvaged from Spanish Armada wrecks, but it’s the welcoming service and stellar food that has made this pub popular with everyone throughout South Devon. With traditional roast beef dinners on Sunday and fish and chips Fridays you can tuck into warming and hearty food this winter.

If you want to enjoy these wonderful restaurants then book a stay in one of the many luxurious South Devon holiday cottages available in South Devon and reserve a table today.

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