Award Winning Places to Eat in Devon

Considering Devon's excellent food, drink, producers and chefs it's no surprise that we seem to have more than our share of award-winning places to eat.

As well as Michelin starred restaurants Devon is also the home of top foodie pubs, highly rated cafes and tearooms, and top street food and takeaways. But don't just take our word (or the word of the judges!) for it – awarding bodies from TripAdvisor to the South West Tourism Excellence Awards to the AA (see below) all regularly commend Devon’s foodie businesses.

Take a look below and choose where you're going to eat on your next visit to Devon.


Every year TripAdvisor users give excellent reviews to restaurants, pubs and cafés across Devon – and these are arguably the most important (and experienced) judges in the world! Lots of Devon businesses have won TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, including in 2018 Glazebrook House, Kentisbury Grange and Gidleigh Park – all of which have excellent restaurants.

The Michelin Guide

Devon currently has more Michelin-starred restaurants than any UK county other than Greater London. See who qualified this year

The Good Food Guide

Our county’s pubs, restaurants and cafes are very well represented in this very well respected eating out guide. Find Devon inclusions here

The AA Guide

Many Devon pubs, restaurants and hotels have high ratings from the AA, an awards body which is very well respected. See who has the top awards this year

South West Tourism Awards

These awards attract over 600 entries from across Dorset, Devon, Bristol, Bath, Somerset and Cornwall, and standards in each category are notoriously high. All entrants across the South West undergo a rigorous short-listing process – and the winners go on to the Visit England Awards. Recent Devon winners include The Swan at Bampton, and the Elephant Restaurant in Torquay. See all the winners here

Devon Tourism Awards

Our own Devon Tourism Awards celebrate excellence in food, drink, hospitality and tourism from across the county – if you want to be sure of having an excellent visit or meal then find recent winners here.

The Trencherman’s Guide

This invite-only guide has very high standards, and includes many of the best fine-dining restaurants from across Devon. Check out the most recent inclusions

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