Food & Drink in South Devon
In the words of Food & Drink Devon “Our lush green pastures, rich arable land and dramatic coastal waters provide the origins for an amazing range of wonderful foods – fresh fish and seafood, meat from traditional Devon breeds such as Red Devon cattle, wonderful pies and pastries and splendid array of fruits and vegetables packed with fresh natural flavour.” We don’t think we could have put it better ourselves!
What better way to wake up and start the day then enjoying a delicious breakfast on a terrace while watching the balmy morning unfold in front of you? Find that little cafe tucked away in the countryside serving up local bacon, sausages and eggs or head towards the coast for an inspiring view and a menu that will leave you struggling to make a decision. Whether you're staying in Bed & Breakfast accommodation and the first meal of the day is ready and waiting or you're staying in self-catering and you want an easy morning without the hassle of washing up the frying pans. South Devon's cafes and restaurants serve up a variety of hearty breakfast options to suit everyone.
Lunchtime Light Bites
Treat the whole family to a light lunchtime bite in a local cafe, bistro or restaurant. With many food establishments offering lunchtime menus it is the perfect time of day to grab an inexpensive meal. You don't need to eat three courses to experience some of the finest food produced in the region, how about a South Devon Crab sandwich complete with homemade mayonnaise and side of chunky chips to share? Or for a traditional afternoon treat, go all out and find a local tea room or afternoon tea menu!
Devonshire Cream Tea
A foodie visit to South Devon would not be complete without a traditional Cream Tea. A Cream Tea is made up of delicious freshly-baked scones, jam, mountains of clotted cream and a steaming pot of tea. You can find a Cream Tea on most menus so whether you are by the coast or in the country there is no excuse not to give it a try. Don’t forget that in Devon the cream goes on first.
South Devon is covered with a selection of restaurants that cater to a variety of tastes and appetites. One thing that is certain, that you'll be spoilt for choice if you decide to eat out for dinner. Chose from three course menus that offer local game, the freshest and most crisp vegetables and desserts that will leaving you full but wanting just one bite more! Find the perfect restaurant for you.