We are blessed to have some fantastic fine-dining restaurants within a short drive from Pitt Farm Holiday Cottages in South Devon. If you’re looking for a treat or perhaps a gourmet-themed break, we have picked out a few that we (and the critics, food-writers, reviewers) absolutely love…
In the centre of Kingsbridge, Twenty-Seven Restaurant was opened by the creative and talented (former MasterChef the Professionals semi-finalist) Jamie Rogers in 2018. The former warehouse setting is bright and buzzy with a friendly air. The cooking is fantastic using super-local ingredients. Jamie has also branched out into takeaway, which is a great option for guests wanting a private-dining style experience in their cottage.
We love everything about this place but especially the Start Bay crab mille-feuille (pictured) and the Beesands Scallops with Aune Valley hogs pudding.
Gather is the brainchild of Exeter graduates Harrison Brockington, Declan Wiles and Oli Rosier who “gathered” a year into their working careers and the announced the opening in 2019. The young trio’s concept is fine-dining using ultra-locally sourced and wild foraged ingredients from the fields, shoreline, rivers and hedgerows.
Reasonably priced, friendly service and a modern bright interior on the high street in Totnes.
Tom Parker-Bowles described The Seahorse better than we can “It’s manna from Devon: From the magically fresh fish to the sublime décor, this corking quayside restaurant might be the best in Britain”.
Nathan Outlaw is similarly impressed “Probably my favourite restaurant. The first time I went I’d heard it was going to be amazing; it didn’t disappoint. It’s everything I love about seafood: simple, good-quality ingredients. It celebrates British seafood with an Italian edge, with excellent use of Italian herbs, oils, vinegars and tomatoes”.
Giles Coren in the Times rated The Bull Inn as “9/10. Charmingly eclectic and lovingly restored – exceptional food and drink, indulgent furnishings and upcycled interiors”. He’s not wrong.
Opened in 2019, The Bull inn is the vision of Geetie Singh-Watson (who incidentally opened the first certified organic pub in the world in 1998). Married to Guy Singh-Watson, the founder of the organic Riverford veg-box delivery company; the passion for organic and ethical produce is impossible to ignore (it’s written on their sign-board but it’s clear from the taste).
MasterChef Professionals runner-up (and Champion of Champions contender) Elly Wentworth is head chef at this intimate, stylish restaurant on the river in Dartmouth which celebrates the best of Devon produce. The space at The Angel is comfortable, light and bright and diners can see into the open kitchen as the dishes are expertly finished and plated. We loved the octopus with diver scallops and the Day Boat Brill….simply brill!