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Find the Perfect Restaurant for a Dinner in Barnstaple

If you’re a big foodie, stopping in Barnstaple is a must.  There are several award-winning eateries offering everything from a beautiful fine dining experience to bistro atmospheres and gastro pubs.  With establishments 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 an excellent spot for a dinner in Barnstaple. Serving seafood, ribs, steak, 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. This cocktail bar oozes with style and swagger, offering 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. This locally owned bar and kitchen specialises in their own twist of classic American comfort food, from 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 fine dining experience.  The chefs use locally sourced produce, with new dishes being added to the menu daily.  They want you to explore their dishes, extending your palate, and experiencing new flavours and combinations.  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.

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, catering 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

Latitude 48 is a great spot for a dinner out in the town.  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, from household names to local favourites. 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!  Try it 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, 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 it out 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.  The menu changes with the season.  They use 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.  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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