Top Choice Bistro in Dulverton


With its deer antlers, hunting prints and big wood-burning stove, multi-award-winning Woods is Exmoor to its core. No surprise then to find menus full of full-bodied flavours: expect confit leg of guinea fowl, slow-…
Top Choice Modern British in Lynton & Lynmouth

Rising Sun

At the harbourside Rising Sun, head chef Matthew Rutter focuses on showcasing not only Exmoor meat and vegetables but also the fresh seafood landed along the rugged shore. Seasonal treats might include succulent lob…
Top Choice Modern British in Porlock

Cafe Porlock Weir

The food here regularly claims awards, while shore views and an assured, country-house ambience add to the appeal. Ingredients from sea and moor pack the menu; a window table is an atmospheric spot to tuck into oyst…
Top Choice Pub Food in Lynton & Lynmouth

Ancient Mariner

The Mariner brings a burst of shipwreck chic to Lynmouth, thanks to a copper bar top, curved ship's decking and a figurehead that isn't entirely clothed. Drink it all in while tucking into a stacked-high Mariner Bur…
Top Choice British in Dunster


The eponymous chef at seriously stylish Reeve's is an award winner. No wonder: the complex creations here truly showcase Exmoor produce. Opt for seabass on prawn and basil risotto, or meltingly tender lamb roasted w…
Top Choice Cafe in Lynton & Lynmouth

Charlie Friday's

A funky, friendly hang-out serving melt-in-your-mouth pastries, thick sarnies, tasty nachos and fair-trade two-shot espresso that really packs a punch.
Pub Food in Porlock

Ship Inn

The floors are flagstone and there's a big wood burner but in the summer you'd be hard-pressed to see them – so crammed at that time is this historic Porlock Weir pub with hikers and holidaymakers. Bag a patio table…
Pub Food in Porlock

Ship Inn

Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and pal Robert Southey both downed pints in this 13th-century thatched Porlock inn – you can even sit in a snug still dubbed 'Southey's Corner'. Substantial pub food – mainly st…
Bistro in Lynton & Lynmouth

Vanilla Pod

At this sweet little eatery, it may be golden eggs Benedict with Devon ham for brunch; Turkish mezze (£4 to £5) or a Devon Blue cheese ploughman's for lunch; and Devonshire cream tea in the afternoon. The evening me…
Cafe in Dulverton


Chunky wooden tables and exposed brick defy traditional tearoom expectations; the menu is surprising, too. Expect homemade 'moo burgers' (beef sandwiched between brioche buns) and unusual rarebits – options for chee…