Chefs plating up at Doyle's Restaurant

DINE IN DEVON

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 within easy reach.

 

Whether you seek something you can grip in your mitts, a hearty home-cooked 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...

 

DOYLE'S RESTAURANT

For something special...

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

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.

 

Serving hours: Thurs - Sat, two sittings - 7:00pm & 8:00pm

THE BAY BRASSERIE

Lunch, Cream Tea & Coffee

The Bay Brasserie is a beachside hub for foodies. You'll find hearty lunches, gourmet sandwiches, cream teas, fresh cakes, frothy coffees, and gorgeous gastronomic dinners.

Both family 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, we have a small terrace area to enjoy a fine cocktail or local ale, whilst you soak up the coastal views. Or, when the winds whip the coast, you can snuggle up in the warmth of the indoor courtyard, it's dog-friendly and your four-legged friends will adore the heated floor!

 

Fresh Baked Scones
Coffee, Cakes & Cream Tea
Dinner

LIGHT BITES & SIMPLE FILLS

Let your appetite guide you...

Your Beach Retreat kitchen is well-equipped and supermarket deliveries can be arranged, but sometimes there are just those days where you have all the best intentions - taking a homemade picnic, dining in, cooking a classic English at home etc - but when it comes to it you just don't fancy it. These are some great places where bookings may not be required. All are within strolling distance of your beachside accommodation...

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Beachcomber Cafe

BEACHCOMBER CAFE

Home to divine feasts and beach views to boot, Beachcomber overlooks Woolacombe Beach. Open from breakfast onwards, there is a varied menu, including veggie and gluten-free options.

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Miss Fea's Cafe

MISS FEA'S CAFE

This little gem is a short coastal walk away. 30 minutes by foot and you'll see some lovely coastal views, while working up an appetite. There's a lovely sunny terrace or, for stormy days, a wood burner and a warm welcome.

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Barricane Beach Cafe

BARRICANE BEACH CAFE
Right on the beach, the cafe cooks up a mean Sri Lankan curry on fine weather evenings and you can join the locals for an unforgettable evening, dining alfresco on the sands. From Woolacombe beach simply head north along the Esplanade and the cove is on the left after 300 metres

FOOD ON-THE-GO

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

WOOLACOMBE PIZZA CO.

For delicious pizza indulgence, there's no place better. Located along South Street, it's just a short stroll from your Beach Retreat.

Pickled gherkins and homemade slaw

GOBBLEBOX
Also located on South Street, Gobblebox is home to handmade slaws and fermented pickles along with the best vegan burgers in town (all served with skin-on fries, yum!)

For the vegans

GOBBLEBOX
Also located on South Street, Gobblebox is home to handmade slaws and fermented pickles along with the best vegan burgers in town (all served with skin-on fries, yum!)

Fish and chips
For seaside nosalgia

WOOLACOMBE FRYER
Fish, chips and mushy peas - nothing quite compares to this quintessentially British delicacy when visiting the coast. Even on the most wintery of days... 

EVENINGS OUT

Local foodie delights

These are some of our favourite North Devon restaurants for evenings out. With menus filled with only the freshest locally landed fish or fine dining delights, these lovely eateries serve dishes that are as pleasing to the eye as to the palate. Perfect for a romantic night out or a special holiday celebration...

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THE PYNE ARMS

A proper country pub with award winning food, The Pyne Arms is approx. 25 mins drive from your accommodation. There's everything from a Sunday roast to speciality fish on the menu. It's well worth a visit!

The Pyne Arms
The Beach House

THE BEACH HOUSE

Right in Woolacombe, The Beach House specialises in seafood. Intimate and friendly, it's a lovely spot. They cook super fresh, just-caught seafood, taking special care with the provenance of the ingredients.

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Number Eight

NUMBER EIGHT
A couple run, small, intimate and relaxed fine dining restaurant, situated down a quiet backstreet just off the quay in Bideford. A seven-course tasting menu is served Sun-Thurs.

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