The Antidote in Ilfracombe is open for bookings

Welcome to the Antidote Restaurant. Superb Modern British Food, Hand selected Wines and a sophisticated place in which to enjoy with friends. We also have Boutique Accommodation! Two Modern Ensuite Rooms and  a fully equipped Boutique Loft Style Holiday Apartment.

Intimate Dining and Exceptional Food. Using Fresh Local and in Season ingredients you will experience some of the best food in Ilfracombe from this pretty little restaurant. Thoughtful service always with a smile and Wines to Match every plate. Menus full of flavour and personality.

Exmoor Food Fest deal:
Thurs/Fri evenings only. 3 course menu £28.00

Antidote Restaurant
20 St James Place
lfracombe
EX34 9BJ

Phone: 01271 865339

Mobile: 07875388588

Email: antidotetapas@outlook.com

Welcome to New Coast Kitchen in Croyde

New Coast Kitchen is based in the heart of Croyde Bay in North Devon. We offer a set lunch menu between 12-14:30 and a la carte dinner menu 18:00-late 5 nights a week. We work very hard to offer our customers fresh, high quality dishes served in a precise modern style. 

We are still a young business having taken the building on last year in the middle of Covid-19. The building was a shop and cafe so since last year we have gone through a high number of changes including a full renovation and many tweaks to the ways we accommodate our customers. 

Croyde is very much a seaside holiday destination and has an array of great family friendly pubs and eateries which has allowed us to really commit to offering holiday makers and locals a very different dining experience for the area. We constantly challenge ourselves to improve and push standards across the business every day with the goal always being to offer our customers the best of everything. 

Our kitchen is run by our head chef Martin Baylis who is a young, talented, and exciting chef. Originally from Worcester Martin moved to North Devon 4 years ago and has worked in some amazing restaurants both locally and across the country. His vision and passion for offering top quality dishes consistently is the backbone for our restaurant and has given us a strong foundation to create something that we hope many people enjoy and will continue to visit now and in the future. 

We aim to keep both the food and drinks menus fresh and exciting by making numerous changes throughout the year to align with seasons, introducing different combinations of flavours and as we uncover new local suppliers offering the best produce the South West can offer. 

We are delighted to welcome everyone of all ages at New Coast Kitchen. Due to the size of our restaurant and the style of service we are sadly unable to accommodate highchairs and pushchairs and we do not have the facilities to welcome very young children. If your little one is happy to sit at the table and dine from our full menu, we would love to serve them with you. We do not allow dogs inside the restaurant at any time. 

To make a booking please visit our website where our full menu and terms and conditions can be found. 

Exmoor Food Fest offer:

Lunch: Thursday – Saturday 3 courses for £20.
Lunch being served 12-14:30 for the whole of Feb. Which is bookable via our website. 

New Coast Kitchen
1 St. Mary’s Road
Croyde
EX33 1LF 

Website: https://newcoastkitchen.co.uk
Phone number: 01271 316026 
Email: info@newcoastkitchen.co.uk

Where to stay: Bossington Hall

Nestled on the slopes of Porlock Vale, Bossington Hall is barely noticeable as you pass through the valley as it blends so well into the surrounding landscape.
Quite how such a gigantic building can hide so well is unbelievable. The Hall belies its interior, as the vernacular building has been lovingly brought back to life by Guy, an ex-aerospace design engineer, with meticulous attention to detail.

Forget dated floral frilly edged bed spreads, with WiFi, 50” TVs, modern plumbing and Angel Strawbridge wallpaper, it is more like a makeover programme on a grand scale.


Bossington Hall is now a luxury Bed and Breakfast, with probably the best view in Somerset, if not the South West. Sumptuous breakfasts are served, after which many guests find they don’t even need lunch! Six rooms are currently open, with more coming in the new year, along with a Sauna and Wellness Suite, as well as a disabled accessible ground floor suite – quite a challenge in a Grade II listed 110 year old building.

Guy and his Staff are well known for their customer service level beyond all expectations.  Quality such as this comes at a price, but starting at £120 a night, it’s not as astronomical as their standards.

Website
Tel. 01643862800
Email: info@bossingtonhall.co.uk

Welcome to the Royal Oak, Withypool

For over 300 years, the Royal Oak Inn at Withypool has been renowned for providing comfortable rooms and delicious food.

Located on the beautiful village of Withypool in the heart of Exmoor, it is the ideal base from which to explore the moors.

Under new family management, The Royal Oak was refurbished in May 2019 and reopened on 1st June 2019 and has received excellent reviews.

With 2 traditional bars serving a selection of local ales & ciders, including their own ‘Withy Wanger’ ale & ‘Withy Wurzel’ cider, there is also a very well stocked gin bar and malt bar along with extensive wine menu to cover all drinkers.  There is also a dining room/function room seating up to 40 for private dining or functions along with 8 en-suite bedrooms.

All food is freshly cooked by a team of experienced chefs who pride them themselves on using local ingredients to produce high quality meals.

In the short time of being open The Royal Oak has already been award the AA dining award and also finalist in the Countryside Alliance Awards 2020 in the Pub category.

**Information about the ExFF22 offer to follow soon**

The Royal Oak
Withypool
Somerset TA24 7QP

Tel.01643 831506 
Email: joinus@royaloakwithypool.co.uk

The White House, Williton

Welcome to the White House in Williton who are joining the Exmoor Food Fest for the first time!

The White House is a family-owned Hotel and Restaurant located in the bustling Somerset village of Williton. The building, originally a farmhouse, was built approximately 300 years ago and is a Grade II listed building. It has 7 guest bedrooms in the main house and a further 5 in the Courtyard. These outside rooms were formally the stables and a dairy and if you venture to the back of the Courtyard you can see the original barn.

The restaurant is open to the public as well as hotel guests and has two resident chefs, Dainis and Arek. 

Our 2 chefs, Dainis and Arek, are both directors and have been friends since they worked in the same kitchen in London in 2005.

Arek is from Poland and Dainis is Russian Latvian.

As well as Poland, Arek has worked in kitchens in London, Dubai, Oxford and Reading. He specialises in Asian and traditional British cuisine.

Dainis has also worked in London plus New York, Birmingham and Exeter. He specialises in European food, particularly French and Italian but has also been head chef of a traditional Indian restaurant.

At The White House we source our meat from Somerset Farmhouse butchers, our vegetables from Veggie Patch in Watchet and our eggs from Meadowsweet Farm. We grow a lot of our own herbs at The White House.

Our menus showcase the different skills of the chefs. They add their own splashes of exotic flavours and cooking styles to predominantly British dishes.

**Info about Exmoor Food Fest offers will be available soon**

11 Long Street 
Williton
TA4 4QW
Tel.: 01984632306

www.whitehousewilliton.co.uk
info@whitehousewilliton.co.uk

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Restaurants and Accommodation reopen

Today, with the end of Lockdown 2.0, many restaurants and accommodation providers on Exmoor open their doors again for the public – within the restrictions of the government’s Tier 2 guidelines.

The Royal Oak in Withypool is also offering takeaway in addition to the restaurant menu. There is also a special offer available if you wish to spend a couple of days on Exmoor this winter.
Call or message them to book your table 01643 831506
Joinus@royaloakwithypool.co.uk


THE BRASSERIE at The Carlton in Ilfracombe is now open!
Great news if you are wanting to get out and enjoy some great food and drink. We are open from 2nd December and our diary is open right now for table reservations. So that’s Sunday Lunch sorted or a special treat with our December Festive Menu at £19.50 PP.
Call us on 01271 862446 or message our page to book.

Brasserie Menu: bit.ly/WinterMenuAtTheBrasserie

Festive Menu: bit.ly/ChristmasFestiveMenu2020

The Exmoor Food Fest returns in 2021

We are now looking forward to the return of the Exmoor Food Fest in February 2021 to celebrate the best hospitality our region has to offer.

Fingers crossed we’ll soon be able to tell you a bit more about the launch night which we have scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 26 January 2021. We have to assume that space in restaurants will still be subject to Covid measures, which means that there will only be a limited amount of tickets available. We are about to open up a waiting list for these tickets – make sure you have signed up to our newsletter to be in for a chance to join us on the opening night of the 7th Exmoor Food Fest.

For those of you who are on Telegram, please join our “channel” where we will post updates on restaurants and events as they come in.

Are you a restaurant interested in joining? Then please click here.

Here’s hoping for a 2021 where, once again, we can enjoy amazing food in the company of friends and family.

It’s the final week of the 2020 Exmoor Food Fest

We hope you have all enjoyed eating your way across Exmoor in the past three weeks. But it’s not over yet!
You have one more week to try out new venues or revisit old favourites for their Exmoor Food Fest menus.
Next week there are also a number of special events which are worth checking out.  And don’t forget the Taste Exmoor Food & Drink Fair at Porlock Village Hall on 29 February and 1 March where you can take locally produced goodies home.

27 February 2020   
Best of Game
At the Anchor Inn,
Hillfarrance
Somerset and Exmoor in particular is renowned for its Game produce. You will be welcomed with a complimentary drink, followed by a stunning three-course menu, featuring some fabulous dishes using local game produce.
£30.00 per person 
Continue reading….

27 February 2020   
An Evening of Wine & Tapas
At La Petite Bouchée,
WitheridgeTake a tour of La Petite Bouchée’s wine list. Tracy Brock from Moorwine will be talking grapes, regions and terroir and we’ll be serving up a delicious smorgesboard of French Tapas. Start the evening with a glass of fizz, learn about wine, and win a
Dinner for Two at La Petite Bouchée.
£20.00 per person Continue reading….

28 February 2020 
Exmoor Steak and Wine
At The Carlton
, Ilfracombe
Exmoor Farmer Chris Lerwill will talk about his family’s traditional ways of farming while you tuck into some amazing beef, accompanied by a good glass of wine.
£17.50 per person Continue reading….

The Rising Sun Hotel in Lynmouth is open for bookings

 

 

We offer a unique 14th century setting in a thatched smugglers inn, where Exmoor meets the sea. A historic picturesque building with bundles of character and charm. We are renowned for our wonderful locally sourced food, friendly service and cosy setting, beside the harbour in Lynmouth.

Our head chef Matthew Rutter and his talented team have been awarded two AA rosettes and is passionate in serving quality seasonal produce.

Throughout February we are offering an exclusive menu at a special price as part of the Exmoor Food Fest; (excludes Thursday 14th February)

2 course £20
3 course £25

Chef is more than happy to cater for special dietary requirements – please let us know on arrival or time of booking. We also have our current menu on offer and serve food every day, 12-2.30pm and evening service is 6-9pm

The Rising Sun, Harbourside, Lynmouth, Devon, EX35 6EG

Telephone +44 (0)1598 753223
Fax +44 (0)1598 753480
Email: reception@risingsunlynmouth.co.uk

Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room: Open for bookings!

 

 

Here at the Olive Room, quality and comfort are paramount. We believe that excellent food is enjoyed most, in a relaxed and unpretentious environment.

We are incredibly lucky to live and work in such a beautiful area, and we take full advantage of our location! Sourcing the very best in local, seasonal ingredients, and making the most of the abundance North Devon has to offer.

All our food is homemade here on the premises, from the bread, to the ice creams and sorbets. A combination of the very best local produce, and skilled craftsmanship in the kitchen results in a thoughtfully prepared, contemporary British Menu. With strong North Devonian influences, we present  mouth-watering dishes that are as pleasing on the palette as they are on the eye.

We have a fantastic, comprehensive wine list, offering an excellent variety at great value. Our feature wines change with the seasons, accompanying our menu to perfection.

Friendly, attentive service, complements our warm, intimate, environment. So if you’re looking for somewhere to dine with friends, a romantic dinner for two, or perhaps a family celebration, look no further.

We look forward to welcoming you.

“A simple, homely restaurant beneath a B&B, run by an experienced local chef who trained under Nathan Outlaw. Ultra-fresh seafood is the focus, with dishes only confirmed once the day boat deliveries come in. Cooking is skilled” – MICHELIN guide inspectors.

Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room was first awarded a Michelin star for the 2017/18 Michelin Guide, and our team here understand that quality and comfort are paramount. We believe that fine dining is best enjoyed in a relaxed and unpretentious environment.

We are incredibly lucky to live and work in such a beautiful area. To take full advantage of our location, we source the very best in local, seasonal ingredients, making the most of the abundance North Devon has to offer.

We do operate a cancellation policy which you can view HERE

Exmoor Food Fest offer: 
3 courses for £30.00
Lunch:        Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Dinner:       Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Tel : +44 (0) 1271 867831
Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room, 56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe, North Devon EX34 9DJ

Twitter:          @The_Olive_Room
Facebook:       /pages/Thomas-Carr-at-The-Olive-Room
Email:               info@thomascarrdining.co.uk
Website:         www.thomascarrdining.co.uk

About Thomas Carr

Thomas Carr prides himself on producing food of a consistently high standard, establishing a passionate, dynamic and creative dining/kitchen environment. Always experimenting with ingredients, flavours and techniques to push the boundaries of food and exceed the expectations of each customer.

Thomas has always been driven by a fundamental love of cooking and food, always seeking to learn and grow as a chef.

His journey started when he was employed as head chef in 2002 at the Beachcomber Café in Woolacombe, Devon – his hometown. From here Thomas moved to the Watersmeet Hotel, again in Woolacombe, where he was Chef De Partie for 5 years between 2004 and 2009.

In March 2009 Thomas went to work under renowned chef Nathan Outlaw at his Seafood and Grill Restaurant @ The St Enodoc Hotel in Cornwall. Originally taken on by Nathan Outlaw as a Sous chef, Thomas’ potential was quickly noticed and in February 2010 he was appointed as Head Chef at the brand new ‘Restaurant Nathan Outlaw’. Under Thomas the restaurant received two Michelin stars within a year of opening, along with numerous other accolades and awards within the hospitality industry. As well as the day to day running of the restaurant, Thomas also participated in outside events linked to the restaurant and Nathan Outlaw; including a ‘pop up’ restaurant in London and several food festivals/events.

In 2013 Thomas returned to North Devon to take up a role as executive chef at The Coach House, Kentisbury Grange, allowing him another opportunity to work with a renowned chef in Michael Caines MBE. Thomas built a full team from scratch and achieved 2 AA Rosettes within 6 months of opening as well as a full entry into the 2014 Trencherman’s Guide.

In the spring of 2014 Thomas was presented with an opportunity to fulfil a lifetime dream of owning his own restaurant in the harbour town of Ilfracombe, North Devon. The mixture of a bustling, up and coming area and fresh line caught fish delivered to restaurant on an almost daily basis has made for a hugely successful start in business.

And it was at the end of September in 2016, that Thomas received a call so many chefs can only dream of. A call from the Editor of the Michelin Guide, asking him to attend the first ever live presentation of the guide on October 3rd.