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The Best Barnstaple Restaurants for Dinner

If you’re a big foodie, you simply must try some of Barnstaple’s restaurants.  There are several award-winning eateries offering everything from a beautiful fine dining experience to bistro atmospheres and gastro pubs.  Establishments are stocked with high quality produce from the local area. You will be hard to find a bad meal.  For Your Devon Escape’s recommendations, keep reading to find our favourite restaurants in Barnstaple for dinner.

62 The Bank & Bar 62

This contemporary bistro and cocktail bar find themselves in prime location on the high street. Whether you are looking for a casual dinner or a memorable date night, this is one of the best Barnstaple restaurants. Serving seafood, ribs, and steak, as well as vegan and veggie options, and heaps of gluten-free choices, you will find something mouth-watering for the whole party here. The Bank is the bistro, and next door you will find Bar 62. Oozing with style and swagger, this cocktail bar offers an epic selection of quirky and ornate cocktails, fine wines, craft local produce and nibbles. It is the perfect spot for a pre-dinner drink or to continue your evening after a delicious meal next door. The bistro also offers bottomless brunches on a Saturday afternoon if you are interested!

Opening Times: Monday-Sunday 6pm-9:30pm

Instagram: @62thebank

Bull and Bear

Bull and Bear take pride in their mouth-watering menu, using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients in all their dishes. Locally owned, this bar and kitchen specialises in their own twist of classic American comfort food, both wings and burgers to hot dogs and their famous nachos. This is the perfect spot for some comfort food after a day of exploring the local area. Bull and Bear are also a sports bar, so if you are looking for somewhere to catch the next big game, this is it.

Opening Times: Monday-Saturday 12pm-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm

Instagram: @bull_and_bear_barnstaple

Claytons and The Glasshouse

Claytons and The Glasshouse is a glass roofed restaurant offering a unique fine dining experience.  Their chefs use locally sourced produce, with new dishes being added to the menu daily. The restaurant provides a selection of traditional Devon dishes and international options with their twist.  They can cater for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten free dietaries. Extend your palate, experiencing new flavours and combinations, at one of the best Barnstaple restaurants.

Opening Times: Monday-Saturday 6pm-9pm

Instagram: @claytonsandtheglasshouse

Everest Gurkha Chef

Born into a Gurkha family, and passionate about cooking, the owner recently opened this small restaurant at the request of the locals.  Serving traditional Nepalese food, be transported to Everest as you taste the mouth-watering dishes.  If you are wondering where to have dinner in Barnstaple, this is your spot. They also cater for veggies and vegans too. Everest Gurkha Chef is a BYO premises, so if you fancy indulging on a beverage, be sure to bring your own! Or if you would rather eat from the comfort of one of our properties, they can do all their dishes for takeaway.

Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 5:30pm-10pm

Instagram: @everestgurkhachef

Latitude 48

This is a great spot for a dinner in Barnstaple with loved ones.  Latitude 48 offers a mouth-watering selection of comfort foods from burgers, platters, steaks and more.  They serve world inspired food, alongside a great drinks’ menu. With a selection of household names and local favourites on the menu to pair with your meal, you won’t want to leave this place!  Catering for vegetarians and vegans, try them out on Your Devon Escape.

Opening Times: Monday-Saturday 5pm-9pm

Instagram: @latitude.48

Lilico’s 1844

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. Live music is also back on the menu with a purpose-built stage and dance area; nonetheless making Lilico’s 1844 the perfect venue for a night out in Barnstaple.  Catering for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten free, there is really something for everyone in this establishment.  Book today and check out one of the most well-known Barnstaple restaurants on Your Devon Escape.

Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-10pm

Instagram: @lilicos_1844

Maiden Arch by Robert Bryant

The Maiden Arch offers modern British fine dining with Michelin ambition in a relaxed and comfortable environment.  After working in fine dining for nine years, Robert decided to open his own restaurant, combining unique flavours with fresh, high quality local ingredients.  As a result, Maiden Arch was born. Serving a seasonally changing menu, they use both fresh and locally sourced produce to reflect the abundance of the season.  Robert tries to showcase what North Devon has to offer through his menu, whilst providing a world-class dining experience.  Tucked away in the heart of Barnstaple, North Devon this gem won’t stay hidden for long.

Opening Times: Wednesday-Saturday 6:30pm-10:30pm

Instagram: @maidenarch

The Castle Inn

The Castle Inn is located only a few miles from Barnstaple, offering 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.  This Inn have a great reputation for serving delicious food at good prices, while using the freshest local ingredients.  They also host entertainment evenings including live music events, quiz nights, pool, and darts.  Serving a traditional pub menu, as well as 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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