Exmoor National Park restaurants

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 with full-bodied flavours: expect confit leg of guinea fowl, slow-roa…
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 lemon sole with a tangy lobster bisque, or meltingly tender lamb roast…
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 Modern British in Lynton & Lynmouth

Rising Sun

At the harbourside Rising Sun, they delight in showcasing not only Exmoor meat and veg but also the seafood landed on this rugged shore. Seasonal treats might include succulent lobster, fresh sea bass and local muss…
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. The cafe's guitar, knitting and board games help keep the atmos…
Italian in Porlock

Locanda On The Weir

The chef-proprietor hails from Italy so the dishes here are a happy fusion of Exmoor produce and flavours of the Med. Your pizza could come with gorgonzola and pear, the pasta with local beef and Tuscan tomatoes, wh…
Pub Food in Porlock

Ship Inn

The floors of this historic inn are flagstone and there's a big wood burner but in the summer you're hard-pressed to see them – so crammed does it get with hikers and holidaymakers. Bag a patio table and join them t…
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…
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…
Cafe in Porlock


A quintessential thatched tearoom 1 mile east of Porlock dishing up toasties, soups and afternoon teas featuring homemade scones, proper clotted cream and local jams.