Places To Eat In Braunton
Places To Eat In Braunton Village North Devon
Places To Eat In Braunton all restaurants are within walking distance from here so for a hassle free lunch or evening meal, feel free to leave your car here and avoid parking issues and enjoy a glass of wine and relax.
The quality of eateries and variety on offer will make you want to move here.
Le Bistro du coin
My personal favourite restaurant for a fine dining treat or special occasion, in Braunton is Le Bistro du coin ( corner bistro ) , which has not been open that long, but already has 324 reviews on trip advisor with a 5 star rating and it is necessary to book a table in advance .
An authentic French experience perfectly delivered by Jacques Et Beatrice Fillon and her husband chef. There are no table turn around’s and no rush, it’s like you have been invited to a family occasion and can stay as long as you like enjoying the great hospitality and humour of the hosts who really know their food and wine.
I had the pan fried quail and it was a taste sensation that really leaves you feeling happy and satisfied. All dishes are lovingly executed and look like a piece of art work on the plate. I don’t normally go for pudding but the 6 mini deserts were simply out of this world . You may want to share at this point. ! Bon appetite
SQ Bar Restaurant
Love this place, stylish, great atmosphere and customer service with a great British menu for all tastes at affordable prices.
There is nothing better than on a warm day sitting on the open roof terrace enjoying a cool drink watching the world go by, below, and on colder days it is cosy inside and regular entertainment live music in the evenings.
What is impressive about this menu is the fact that there is a selection of meals in smaller portions at only £5.99 and there is plenty , really good value, nicely presented and cooked well.
My favourite meal here, although I know it is a love it or hate it dish. It is the calves liver and is tender, cooked to perfection, rested so no blood, perfect mash and onion gravy. And only £10.95.
Squires Fish and Chip Restaurant and take away.
Open since 1969 this family run business is a short walking distance from here and still just as good and is said to be the best in North Devon, and over the years has won many awards and had many famous visitors. The family still serve you in the restaurant and very much apart of the great customer service greet, seat and attend your every need, and the reason all the staff are all working as part of the team and you do feel relaxed in a welcome atmosphere.
I like to sit upstairs either over looking the balcony or next to the floor to ceiling windows, nice light and airy place.
The fish and chips and mushy peas are outstanding but very filling. so not surprising they do smaller sizes and also if you are watching the waist line then there are lot’s of fish options without the batter so then you don’t feel quite so bad if you have a cold lager with it !.
The Williams Arms
The Williams Arms has been in the family since 1976 and one of the few places I can say, never has an off day with their food. No matter what staff are on, the standards remain the same, very good. The carvery is excellent, and is situated in the 100 seater restaurant, but you can also sit and eat in the bar areas. The carvery is served 7 days a week and is very popular but I have never gone there and not been able to find a seat. Runs like clock work.
cosy warm atmosphere in a traditional thatch inn.
The Riverside Restaurant
The Riverside is a favourite of mine in the summer, to drink coffee in the morning on the outdoor seating next to the River Caen watching cars pass, surf boards strapped to the roof, an air of excitement, people on holiday shopping for gifts in the small local outlets, cycles crossing over to continue on the Tarka Trail opposite. Also I can recommend lunch here, Very fresh produce grown by the local owners, family farm and run by Hayley and brother David.
Hayley is a great front of house and a very friendly place to relax.
I like the mezze board for something different but also the open sandwiches served with sweet potatoe wedges. The Riverside Piggy Roll is delicious but make sure you are hungry ! Again though, a cold beer washes it down a treat .
Wild Thyme Cafe
A real local and surfers hang out and great for special dietary requirements and healthy eaters. The fresh green smoothies are a real boost to the system. Also has an outdoor seating area and is a great meeting place to drink and chat .
The freshest home cooked which is serving Thai food I have tasted. Experience and passion shine through in the service with Tudorel front of house knowledge and attention to detail, in his eyes, you are an important guest and nothing is too much trouble.
Thongsay is the head chef and she has been cooking since the age of 14. I love that she comes out to chat and explain about the dishes and where she gets her fresh spice. There is no packet food here all is cooked fresh and I would recommend the starter to share. I have never tasted spring rolls this good.
Paneng is my favourite currie here and the coconut rice is perfectly sticky and tasty.If you want sweet then have the masaman , it’s outstanding.
If you like chilli hot, without spoiling the taste but that hits every cell, then you will be blown away by the chefs special dish, Laab Gai .
Siam Bistro are also open for breakfast and lunch and have a takeaway menu .
At One Dining
If you enjoy mediterranean food, then At One have a great reputation locally for their Tapas menu. Located on Caen street in the centre, so easy to sit and watch the busy shoppers whilst you sit and chill ! Also serving lunch and an a la carte menu in the evenings with lots of tasty meat and fish varieties. Also in fine weather there is a roof terrace
A GOOD WALK AND EAT
Places To Eat In Braunton If you enjoy walking and want to eat, then walk it off, I would take the Wrafton road from here and walk in a straight line down Church Street, past the Black Horse pub, who serve great cask ales, so a quick one, then carry on up Silver Street, then a footpath along to the next village, Knowle. You will see the petrol station, take the road to the right just before it.
You will then see the sign for Ebrington Arms a family run pub with a great outdoor decking to the front, with all day long sunshine. The food is excellent and home cooked. Also here is a skittle alley so great fun and at no cost.
Another walk from here to the Braunton Inn past Chivenor, if you take the Barton lane and cross over, heading to Crow Point, you can enter the Tarka Trail going left. Walk past magnificent scenery full of rare plants and wildlife. The old railway line is traffic free and flat to walk. Whatever the weather it is a joy to walk or cycle. This section will be around 6 mile trip.
You will go past the Chivenor air base on the right and then the Taw Estuary along the banks you will see some house boats and to the side a footpath leads to a cafe, great for pit stop. If you keep going, the Braunton Inn is not far. Owned by Vintage Inns, a stunning character building with amazing terraces to enjoy the stunning panorama , or in winter, open fires and cozy nooks.
If you want to double the millage then walk into Barnstaple , around 12 miles round trip, and keep following the path to the right after the council buildings, along the estuary until you see Barnstaple museum along The Strand and next to this is a really great treat ” Tea By The Taw ” , Enjoy an afternoon Tea with homemade cakes and pastries and delicate sandwiches, or doorstop sandwiches with home cooked chips and a beer. Great atmosphere, brilliant service and great food with a view then returning to here for your relaxation with a pot of tea or coffee.