Top Restaurants in Devon

At Taste Buds magazine, we know that not all food-lovers make good chefs. For those who prefer to eat than cook, and for aspiring chefs looking for a break from the kitchen, we feature restaurant reviews and recommendations for the best places to eat out in Devon. You can view our current issue online, as well as viewing our eating out archive.

Exeter

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Exeter Food Forays

Belinda Dillon shares her local knowledge of eating out in Exeter

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Places to Eat in Plymouth that are Family Friendly

Struggling to find nice places to eat in Plymouth when you have young ones in tow?

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Eating Out in Exeter: The Best Vegetarian Options

Are you new to the world of vegetarian food and are wondering if you’ll ever enjoy a plate of food again?

Aune Valley Cafe, Devon

Valley View Café, Loddiswell

Lucy Baker-Kind finds out why this eatery is fast becoming a South Hams favourite

Orangery Restaurant at Powderham Castle

The Orangery Restaurant, Kenton

Jennie and Jeff Cooper relish the home-cooked dishes at this bustling, bright restaurant

fish and chips at Otter Vale Nursery

Otter Garden Centre, Plymouth

Sue Cade gives into temptation and enjoys fresh flavours at this restaurant

Bushell's Dartmouth, view from window table

Bushell’s Upper Deck Restaurant, Dartmouth

Katy Hanley enjoys well-cooked food at this new restaurant – and advises you to leave room for dessert!

People sitting outside at the Good Food Market in Royal William Yard, Plymouth

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Love Good Food

The award-winning Good Food Market at Royal William Yard in Plymouth is a must-visit for food lovers

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Chain Reaction

A flurry of independent local burger restaurants are giving the big chains some food for thought, writes Lucy Baker-Kind

Ilsington House Hotel

Ilsington House Hotel, Ilsington

Katy Hanley enjoys a light lunch at this Dartmoor hotel

Pig and Whistle Inn, Littlehempston near Totnes

The Pig & Whistle Inn, Littlehempston 

This traditional pub serves food with maximum flavour, as Jennie Cooper discovers

Outside seating at the Royal Oak in Meavy

The Royal Oak, Meavy

This pub delivers deliciousness in Dartmoor surroundings, says Katy Hanley

Angelas, Exeter

@Angela’s Restaurant

Belinda Dillon enjoys a taste of local excellence in Exeter's West Quarter

Chef and gardener in the kitchen garden at The Pig at Coombe

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Restaurants with kitchen gardens

Where to eat the best veg in the west

Burger and chips at the Pig & Pallet, Topsham near Exeter

The Pig & Pallet, Topsham Quay

Sue Cade enjoys a fun night out at this charcuterie-BBQ diner

Roast dinner: beef with potatoes, carrots and brocolli. The Grand Hotel in Torquay, Devon

The Grand Hotel, Torquay

Katy Hanley enjoys a traditional roast lunch in the atmospheric surroundings of this elegant hotel

Prince Hall Hotel

Prince Hall Hotel, Dartmoor

Jennie Cooper finds that the food reigns supreme at Prince Hall

Inside Simply Fish restaurant in Brixham

Simply Fish Bistro, Brixham

Katy Hanley enjoys a relaxed vibe and the freshest seafood here

Taste Buds' restaurant reviews give a real sense of what it feels like to visit each restaurant. Each review includes background information, a description of the setting and, of course, the food. A few choice samples are listed, as well as the prices and any further details should you want to visit yourself. If you missed an issue, all our reviews are kept in this archive for you to explore.

Chef interviews also feature in the magazine, an insight to the lives of professional chefs from local restaurants, catering companies, and many other food companies.

Reviews, interviews and food news is at the heart of what we do. Featuring only local content, you’re sure to find more top restaurants in Devon by clicking through these pages. Whether you’re looking for traditional British food, a cosy tea room or café, on the hunt for different deals, or an aspiring chef looking for a top tip, there’s sure to be something that catches your eye.

About Taste Buds magazine

Taste Buds is published by We Make Magazines, a family-owned Devon company. Taste Buds is produced using Devon-based writers, chefs, photographers and sales team. It is printed on environmentally friendly paper.

… just like the food we write about, Taste Buds is lovingly made using the finest local ingredients!

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