Food & Drink in Bideford

As well as being a great base for exploring the coasts of North Devon and the blue flag winning beaches that can be found there, it is also home to a number of top restaurants and dining experiences.

Looking for good food? Look no further…

Whatever meal you’re in the mood for, you’ll find it in Bideford. Head to the main shopping area for some of the more familiar restaurants and chains with recognisable names and menus you already know by heart or explore the town and find a whole array of independent eateries. Bideford is home to all manner of restaurants and gastro pubs with extensive menus made up of incredible local produce. As Bideford is right on the riverside and close to the coast, you’ll find that the seafood and fresh fish are highly rated, so be sure to look out for restaurants specialising in all manner of seafood dishes or to please everyone in your party, pick somewhere with a varied menu made up of all your favourites.

Food for the whole family

Eating out as a family can be difficult, especially when everyone is in the mood for something different. Stopping in Bideford for a meal doesn’t have to be stressful, being so close to the beaches and the popular family attractions in this part of Devon, you’ll find that the restaurants and other eateries have dedicated children’s menus and are committed to making sure the whole family has an enjoyable meal. Just make sure you leave room for dessert!

Dinner with a view

Bideford is an incredibly pretty town, so why not make the most of the view while eating at one of the top restaurants? In the summer months, you can enjoy the warm weather and the stunning scenery by dining alfresco. Many of the restaurants have outdoor seating and if you want to watch the sunset, you can take advantage of the parasols and heaters that are dotted around the tables. For a relaxing meal with the sounds of the water lapping in the background, browse the menus at the restaurants that line the River Torridge and the harbour or perhaps find a table at one of the town’s traditional country pubs for a satisfying meal and the chance to immerse yourself in the region’s history.

Located in Bideford are a number of hotels managed by the Brend Hotel chain where you can indulge in exquisite fine dining experiences suitable for family meals, corporate dinners or special occasions. As well as their fine dining restaurants, the hotels also have brasseries and bistros which offer the same excellent service but in a more informal atmosphere that is available to both guests and non-residents of the hotels.