Where to eat European food in Croyde: The Best Restaurants and Bars

August 30, 2019 Brandee Mangan

Find out what European restaurants to try in Croyde. Croyde is a village on the west-facing coastline of North Devon, England. The village lies on the South West Coast Path near to Baggy Point, which is owned by the National Trust. It lies within the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Croyde village and its beach faces the Atlantic Ocean near the western limit of the Bristol Channel.
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10. Thomas Carr at The Olive Room

56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ England Seafood, European, British Dinner Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1271 867831 http://www.thomascarrdining.co.uk/restaurants/the-olive-room/
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5 based on 449 reviews

Thomas Carr at The Olive Room

Fine dining restaurant specialising in seafood - exacting standards recognised with a Michelin star. The restaurant offers large rooms above, providing a 'restaurant with rooms' Dinner+Bed+Breakfast package, ideal for the perfect luxurious mini-break on t

Reviewed By 269alfons

Other reviews are glowing and rightly so.The fish dishes are well executed and presented.The wine list is short and fairly priced.Only suggestion would be for the restaurant to amend the menu if slight changes are made to any of the dishes.

9. Number Eight

8A Allhalland Street, Bideford EX39 2JD England European, British Dinner Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi [email protected] +44 1237 237589 http://numbereightrestaurant.com/
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5 based on 215 reviews

Number Eight

We are a fine dining restaurant situated in the heart of Bideford, using fresh local produce to create fun and exciting dishes with an ever changing menu. We are a young couple who are enthusiastic and passionate about what we do.

Reviewed By S B

absolutly amazing meal, £45 for 3 courses, worth every penny, had beef brisket starter, one of the best starters i have EVER had in my 50 years.will definitly be coming back when in the area.

8. Claytons and The Glasshouse

2 Cross Street, Barnstaple EX31 1BA England Gastropub, European, Contemporary Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1271 323311 http://www.claytonsbarnstaple.co.uk/
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4 based on 599 reviews

Claytons and The Glasshouse

Claytons & The Glasshouse offer some of the finest food and drink experiences available in North Devon. We stock a wide range of spirits, beers, wines and ciders to suit every taste, whilst our Head Chef rustles up some truly special dishes in the kitchen

Reviewed By Deborah B

We were in Barnstaple for a couple of days and wanted somewhere nice to eat, and preferably an independent establishment. We came across Clayton and the Glasshouse of a side street. We were quite late for lunch but impressed with the choices which included several fish options and a ‘chefs choice’. The food was really tasty and served with a nice selection of well cooked veg. The wine we ordered was lovely. Service was great, nice friendly staff who offered to show us the amazing roof terrace, lots of glass, a covered and open area, we will go back just to eat upstairs! All in all we really enjoyed this place and so happy to find somewhere that wasn’t your same old chain food!Thank you for your review! Please show your review to a member of staff on your next visit to receive 5% off your bill!Kindest regards

7. Doyle's Restaurant

South Street Located in The Woolacombe Bay Hotel, Woolacombe EX34 7BN England European Dinner Reservations, Seating, Table Service +44 1271 870388 http://www.woolacombe-bay-hotel.co.uk/devon-restaurants/doyles-restaurant
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4 based on 23 reviews

Doyle's Restaurant

Reviewed By Gina R

We had scallops, the daily fish option and a great steak - all the food was attractively presented and good value for the quality.

6. Memories restaurant

8 Fore Street, Northam, Bideford EX39 1AW England European, British Dinner Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +44 1237 473419 http://www.memoriesrestaurant.co.uk/
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5 based on 235 reviews

Memories restaurant

A Small fine dining restaurant owned and run by husband and wife team since 2000 The table is yours for the night, we offer just one sitting where you can sit and savour the food and drink Bookings of 12 or more will have exclusive use of the restaurant w

Reviewed By thebotts1

Mel and I come to Memories whenever we travel down to see my mother who lives locally. As usual, last night's visit was excellent, the main course 'special' was locally-caught fish cooked perfectly. As always, a friendly reception with good atmosphere. We were lucky, as we phoned to book earlier in the week and the restaurant was full, however, Naomi remembered our enquiry and called back when there had been cancellation, to offer us a table. The 'review' from 'good food hero' does not reflect my experience.

5. Watersmeet Hotel & Restaurant

The Esplanade, Mortehoe, Woolacombe EX34 7EB England British, European Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1271 870333 http://www.watersmeethotel.co.uk/
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4 based on 207 reviews

Watersmeet Hotel & Restaurant

We do our best to ensure your visit will be both enjoyable and memorable - whether it's a formal dinner in our table d'hote restaurant or passing through for lunch in our popular bistro. You and your family will be most welcome. Afternoon teas served all

Reviewed By cracklis

What a fabulous experience! Booked by the wonderful Ania who was so helpful to my husband when arranging this for my birthday.We sat in the restaurant with panoramic views of the surrounding beach and ocean! Fantastic service and the high tea was out of this world. Beautifully made mini sandwiches and cakes that were to die for and a bottle of bubbly too Couldnt eat it all and this was no problem as it was boxed up to tale away too!Thank you so much.we will be back Thank you for your recent review, we are delighted to read that you enjoyed your birthday Afternoon Tea at the Watersmeet. We are pleased Ania assisted with the arrangements ensuring the occasion was made perfect and that the Restaurant team provided a fantastic service on the day. Describing your Afternoon Tea as out of this world is a real compliment! We look forward to welcoming you back to the Watersmeet soon.

4. Bay Brasserie Bar

Woolacombe EX34 7BN England European, British Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Parking Available [email protected] +44 1271 872115 http://www.woolacombe-bay-hotel.co.uk
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4 based on 304 reviews

Bay Brasserie Bar

Nestled within the Woolacombe Bay Hotel you will find The Bay Brasserie & Bar, the more relaxed of our two restaurants. Spacious and stylish yet seriously relaxed, The Bay Brasserie is the place to sit back, share a toast with friends and treat your taste

Reviewed By Pazuzu69

We visited for dinner on our last but one night during a week stop in Woolacombe and wish we had come earlier, so that we could have squeezed in another visit.We loved the atmosphere. The main dining room was lovely, airy and spacious which was a great contrast to some of the packed pubs and restaurants we had visited during the week.The service was fantastic, with all staff being formal yet polite and friendly.The quality of food was excellent. I had the pork belly, which was delicious and plentiful, and the duck carpaccio salad, which was tasty - although a small detail the fresh raspberries we're missing as described in the menu which was a slight disappointment. The childrens meals we're also great, it took a lot of willpower not to eat my daughters fish fingers - freshly made with huge chunks of flaky white fish and crispy batter - no Captain Birdseye here!Deserts we're also delicious.My only constructive feedback would be around the portion sizes of the children's menu which just seemed massively inconsistent. The fishfinger meal was huge, it would have served an adult - this was for our toddler so was way too much, which we're not complaining about. However the tagliatelle our 9 year old picked from the children's menu, whilst tasty, was a really small portion. Considering the main ingredient is as cheap as chips (well pasta) it wouldn't have hurt to increase the portion size here. The waiter recommended bringing the childrens meals out with our starters - the logic being that they usually take forever to eat their meals. However on this occasion the tagliatelle was polished off in about 5 minutes there was that little of it, before we had even finished our starters, so our daughter was sat bored and still hungry - we ended up ordering her an additional garlic bread, which we had to ask for again and this eventually turned up after about 25 minutes.Likewise the childrens deserts - our eldest's sticky toffee pudding was reduced in size, whilst the Eton mess our toddler had was huge and most of it went to waste.Again this is just constructive feedback as overall we really enjoyed our evening and the food. It was very reasonably priced too, pretty much in line with some of the local pubs in the village but much better quality.

3. At One Dining Room

1-3 Caen Street, Braunton EX33 1AA England European Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1271 814444 http://www.atonedining.co.uk
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4 based on 416 reviews

At One Dining Room

Modern European dining using local produce & offering breakfast, lunch, & evening dining along with delicious Sunday lunch, freshly made desserts, cake & fantastic coffee.

Reviewed By Kevin H

Had the most amazing meal hear while staying in braunton. Saturday was fully booked so booked a table for the Sunday and glad we did. I had king prawns in garlic which was huge, followed by mullet on risotto that was on the special board absolutely beautiful great taste full of flavour, Greg the owner was helpful friendly attentive in every way, even recommended our wine. I remember saying to Greg compliments to the chef as our meal was so nice, he took me to meet the chef ( great touch).I know he’s not been there long so I wish you all the best Greg you worked extremely hard that night.Kevin from KentHi Kevin, glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Dan is an amazing Chef and we are lucky to have him. Glad Greg and the team made you fell so welcome, hopefully we'll see you again soon.

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2. Hobb's Bistro

6 Hobbs Hill, Croyde, Braunton EX33 1LZ England British, European, Grill Dinner, Late Night Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Full Bar +44 1271 890256 http://www.hobbsincroyde.co.uk/
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4 based on 260 reviews

Hobb's Bistro

Reviewed By Bob N

In August in Croyde, every restaurant should be packed out and this one wasn't. It's a shame as the service was friendly and efficient and the food was decent. The lamb with roast potatoes and vegetables was very tasty. The whitebait starters were great.It's seems little more expensive than the neighbouring restaurants and it's hard to justify the extra because they are good too (if you can get a table) . It also lacks atmosphere because it is quite empty even though it's small. It would be great for a romantic twosome on a special date but that isn't what's happening in Croyde in August.

Where to Eat in Croyde: The Best Restaurants and Bars

1. Claytons and The Glasshouse

2 Cross Street, Barnstaple EX31 1BA England Gastropub, European, Contemporary Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1271 323311 http://www.claytonsbarnstaple.co.uk/
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4 based on 599 reviews

Claytons and The Glasshouse

Claytons & The Glasshouse offer some of the finest food and drink experiences available in North Devon. We stock a wide range of spirits, beers, wines and ciders to suit every taste, whilst our Head Chef rustles up some truly special dishes in the kitchen

Reviewed By Deborah B

We were in Barnstaple for a couple of days and wanted somewhere nice to eat, and preferably an independent establishment. We came across Clayton and the Glasshouse of a side street. We were quite late for lunch but impressed with the choices which included several fish options and a ‘chefs choice’. The food was really tasty and served with a nice selection of well cooked veg. The wine we ordered was lovely. Service was great, nice friendly staff who offered to show us the amazing roof terrace, lots of glass, a covered and open area, we will go back just to eat upstairs! All in all we really enjoyed this place and so happy to find somewhere that wasn’t your same old chain food!Thank you for your review! Please show your review to a member of staff on your next visit to receive 5% off your bill!Kindest regards

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