*We paid full price for every meal we mention/enjoyed on this list*
There are no less than four Michelin Star Restaurants in Devon, proving once and for all that the West Country does an outstanding job when it comes to fine dining. This is The Devon Foodie Guide to Michelin Star Restaurants in Devon:
Lympstone Manor, East Devon:A New Generation of luxury fine dining.
Lympstone Manor is fast setting the standard for fine dining in Devon. Michelin Stars are nothing new to Head Chef Michael Caines, who is one of the most influential culinary figures to emerge from the South West. He received two Michelin stars during his time at Gidleigh Park and obtained his first star for Lympstone within just 6 months. Lymptone Manor is also a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux.
How much is dinner at Lympstone Manor? Dining at Lympstone Manor is not easy on the wallet. Lunch during the working week will set you back £48 for three courses, but the à la carte dinner menu is priced at £135pp. Opt for Michael’s signature eight-course tasting menu and you’re looking at £155pp.
What to order at Lympstone Manor: If you’d like a taster of what Lympstone has to offer, then take the plunge and go on a lunchtime. However, if impressing your plus one is high on the agenda, you won’t be disappointed by Michael’s exceptional tasting menu.
Book Your Table: lympstonemanor.co.uk
Read our full Lympstone Manor review
The Elephant, Torquay: The best value Michelin Star Lunch
Head chef Simon Hulstone is responsible for running this informal Michelin Star restaurant, overlooking the charming Torquay harbour. The Elephant sources all of its ingredients locally and sustainably, changing its menus often to emphasise and compliment the seasons. Having held a Michelin Star for over 14 years, there’s a reason why The Elephant consistently scoops up awards and you’re unlikely to be disappointed with anything on the menu.
How much is dinner at The Elephant, Torquay? The Elephant prides itself on offering one of the best value Michelin Star lunches in the UK. Every lunchtime, from Tuesday to Saturday, they have a set lunch menu offering three courses for only £24.95! Meanwhile, an à la carte dinner will probably set you back around £50pp.
What to order at The Elephant, Torquay: The Elephant does some of the best seafood in Devon. Whether it’s local Brixham crab, rainbow trout or plaice, you’ll want to try one of their fish dishes.
Book Your Table: www.elephantrestaurant.co.uk
Read our full Elephant review
Masons Arms, North Devon: A cosy country inn with a difference…
The Masons Arms is rather unassuming from the outside but don’t let that fool you. This Michelin Starred country inn oozes all the charm of a Devonshire pub alongside some of the best fine dining around. Head Chef Mark Dobson, of Waterside Inn fame, is no stranger to Michelin standard cooking. When he and his wife Sarah arrived in Devon in 2005 they set about creating a destination pub serving high quality food with a warm and welcoming approach.
How much is dinner at Masons Arms: Just because the Masons Arms boats a Michelin Star, doesn’t mean it isn’t affordable. At Lunch, alongside the à la carte menu, they offer a three-course menu for £27.50 or a two course for £23.50. Their three course Sunday Lunch is also priced at an affordable £38.
What to order at Masons Arms: Menus are always changing at the Inn, but we recommend getting involved in one of their special taster menu evenings – details of which can be found on their website.
Book Your Table: www.masonsarmsdevon.co.uk
Read our full Masons Arms review
Thomas Carr at The Olive Room, Ilfracombe: The Hidden Gem
Chef Thomas Carr’s North Devon restaurant is one of the county’s lesser-known restaurants to be award a coveted Michelin Star. Carr produces food to a consistently high standard and lets fresh, local ingredients speak for themselves on his menu. Having worked under renowned chef, Nathan Outlaw, at The St Enodoc Hotel in Cornwall it would seem that this Devonshire chef is now forging a real name for himself in fine dining.
How much is dinner at The Olive Room? The four-course tasting menu is priced at £55pp; while six-courses will set you back £75pp.
What to order at The Olive Room: The Olive Room does magical things with seafood. Though, this is hardly surprising when you think about it’s location. Local fish from North Devon really shines on Carr’s menu and few places cook seafood to such a high standard.
Book Your Table: www.thomascarrchef.co.uk