Chefs plating up at Doyle's Restaurant


Our good food guide

After a day full of fresh air adventures, no doubt you'll have an appetite. The kitchen in your Beach Retreat is equipped with everything you need to cook up a storm but for those days where you just don't feel like it, you won't go hungry: there's a crop of amazing dining dens right on your doorstep.


Whether you seek something you can grip in your mitts, a hearty homecooked affair, or a real showstopper for your stay... Woolacombe is the perfect destination to satisfy your foodie cravings.

In our opinion, these are the best places to eat in Woolacombe; each is within walking distance of the Beach Retreats. Dig in...



For something special...

"Foodies will enjoy the interplay between the epic seascape and the opulent surroundings at Doyle’s."

If you want to take a night off from cooking, and you want to do it  in real showstopping style, there's Doyle's - home to imaginative dining and 2 AA rosette awarded food. Located within our sister property the Woolacombe Bay Hotel, this is considered to be one of the best North Devon restaurants. Wine and dine to celebrate a special occasion, or just because...


Head Chef Eduard Grecu is renowned for his passion for perfection and provenance. Combined, these create the perfect mix of gorgeous seasonal ingredients, beautifully presented. From fabulous seafood to British and continental favourites with a delicious twist, the menu at Doyle's remains fresh throughout the seasons, just like the ingredients that inspire it.

For candlelit dining, fine wines and frontrow seats for the sunset, Doyle's is a must.

Autumn pork dish with pork crackling, spinach and apple sauce


Lunch, Afternoon Tea & Dinner

The Bay Brasserie is a beachside hub for foodies. By day, you'll find hearty lunches, afternoon teas, fresh cakes and frothy coffees. By night, the atmosphere is warm and an inviting glow emanates from this popular eatery. 

Both family-friendly and dog-friendly, there's so much to love here. From the hand-stretched pizzas (stonebaked in the restaurant's pizza oven), to the locally-sourced gourmet burgers, freshly-landed seafood and delicate Mediterranean pasta dishes...there is something for all appetites.

Located within our sister property - The Woolacombe Bay Hotel - the Bay Brasserie is just a short stroll from your Beach Retreat. On sunny days, food and drinks can be enjoyed al-fresco on the sea-view lawns. Or, when the winds whip the coast, you can snuggle up in the warmth of indoor courtyard - it's dog-friendly (your four-legged friend will adore the heated floor!)


Baked camembert dish with pesto and walnuts
Afternoon Tea finger desserts on serving dish
Afternoon Tea
Seafood scallop dish with peashoots


A touch of take-away indulgence..

Whether you want to indulge with take-out in the comfort of your Beach Retreat coastal home, or you're satisfying your sense of wanderlust and you want to pack a gourmet picnic to enjoy on the beach, we've curated some of our favourite on-the-go foodie offerings that Woolacombe has to offer. They are perfect for al-fresco adventures whilst you enjoy front row seats to one of Woolacombe's epic sundowns.

Thin-crust pizza at Bay Brasserie
For the pizza lovers
Pickled gherkins and homemade slaw
For the vegans
Fish and chips
For seaside nosalgia

“Pull up a chair, take a taste. Life is so endlessly delicious.” 

- Ruth Reichl

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Registered Office: 30 Bear Street, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX32 7DD
Registration Number: Woolacombe Bay Hotel Ltd 1370970

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