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The Best Lunch Spots in Barnstaple

Devon is a haven of delicious foods and eateries to try, and Barnstaple is not short of them.  The town has a reputation for its excellent selection of restaurants and cafés.  With so many excellent choices right on the doorstep, keep reading to find Your Devon Escape’s best lunch spots in Barnstaple.


Located on the historic Butcher’s Row, Block is situated in the heart of Barnstaple.  The café serves delicious brunch, lunch, coffee, and cakes during the day.  Offering the classics plus their own favourites, they offer a delicious selection that caters for everyone.  With gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options, you can keep the whole family happy at block.  They also offer a globally inspired menu at night which you can enjoy at home via delivery or collection.  Check out their website to find out more about one of the best lunch spots in Barnstaple.

Opening Times: Wednesday-Saturday 9am-2:30pm


If you are wondering where to have lunch in Barnstaple, Latitude 48 is a great spot.  A relaxing atmosphere providing a selection of craft beers, ales and ciders, and world inspired food.  Latitude 48 offers a mouth-watering selection of comfort foods from burgers, platters, steaks and more.  They cater for vegetarians and can make dishes vegan on request.  With a great selection of drinks to pair with your meal, you won’t want to leave this place!  If you are looking for the best lunch spots in Barnstaple, try it out on Your Devon Escape.

Opening Times: Monday-Saturday 12pm-3pm

Instagram: @latitude.48


Having been established for nearly two decades, Lilico’s 1844 is one of Barnstaple’s most well-known restaurants.  Lilico’s 1844 is now one of North Devon’s hotspots offering a variety of indulgent sharing boards from around the world. Catering for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten free, there is really something for everyone in this establishment.  Book today and check it out on Your Devon Escape.

Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-10pm

Instagram: @lilicos_1844


Rated the best café in Barnstaple, this is one to not miss.  Serving homemade breakfast and lunches during the week, they pride themselves on superb service, fabulous food, and delicious drinks.  Working with local farms, butchers and suppliers, everything you taste is made with local ingredients and love.  Join them in their cosy space, bring a book and enjoy the ambience.  You will not be disappointed.  They are, however, extremely popular, so we recommend booking!

Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 9:30am-3pm

Instagram: the_boutport_cafe


The Feel Good Larder is unique because it is solely gluten-free.  Their mission is to serve great tasting coffee in a space friendly space for people who love food.  They are an independent business, focussing on healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle.  They offer continental style breakfasts and homemade cakes.  It is also a great place for breakfast.  If you are looking for one of the best lunch spots in Barnstaple, this is one to sure check out.

Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 8am-3pm

Instagram: @thefeelgoodlarder


Serving homemade cakes and savoury bites, the Terrace Café is open in accordance with the sculpture garden opening hours.  This is an excellent option for a spot of light lunch with a beautiful view.  Whether you are after savoury or sweet they have plenty of options, including the traditional Devon Cream Tea. Make a day out of it by booking a tour to see the sculpture garden.

Opening Times: Monday-Sunday 10am-sunset


The Castle Inn is located only a few miles from Barnstaple.  They offer everything you could want from a traditional village pub.  Situated close to the Tarka Trail and many other local attractions, the Castle is the ideal escape from the hustle and bustle.  They have a great reputation for serving delicious food at good prices, using the freshest local ingredients.  They also host entertainment evenings including live music events, quiz nights, pool, and darts.  Serving a traditional pub menu, catering for vegetarians, it is the perfect spot for a hearty meal.

Opening Times: Monday-Saturday 1pm-8pm, Sunday 12pm-8pm

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