Restaurants in South West England

Restaurants in South West England

Restaurants in South West England


With stunning views, unique architecture and fresh produce from the abundant fields and coastline, it is not for nothing that the South West is such a popular place to visit. While the region might also be known for its cream teas, cider and pasties there is plenty to be found on the fine dining end of the culinary spectrum, with a number of exciting, innovative chefs living and working in the area. Ranging from the Cotswolds to Cornwall, this collection features some of the best places to eat in the south west of England.

Ellenborough Park, situated in the heart of the Costwolds, offers a certain degree of grandeur along with its excellent menus, while The Pony and Trap near Bristol provides Michelin standard pub fare in more relaxed surroundings. Further down the coast in Cornwall is Port Isaac's superb seafood Restaurant Nathan Outlaw and Rojano's in the Square in Padstow. Devon, too, is not without its treasures - The Elephant in Torquay serves up exquisitely presented dishes with many ingredients sourced from the chef's own farm.

Restaurants in South West England on Great British Chefs

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This country house hotel and restaurant is chef Michael Caines’ masterpiece, serving world-class food with views of the stunning Exe Estuary.
Courtland Lane, Lympstone, Exmouth, EX8 3NZ
Michael Caines

Lympstone Manor

Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen is Nathan Outlaw’s second restaurant in Cornwall’s beautiful Port Isaac, and has already earned a Michelin star for its delicious small plates served in a rustic seaside cottage.
1 Middle Street, Port Isaac, Cornwall, PL29 3RH
Nathan Outlaw

Outlaw's Fish Kitchen

Talented Bristolian chef Josh Eggleton has reformed his Chicken Shed restaurant in Bristol’s historic harbourside, deciding instead to give vegetables star billing at Root.
CARGO , Wapping Wharf , Bristol, BS1 6WP
Josh Eggleton


Set in over 220 acres of rolling Cotswold countryside, Tetbury’s Calcot Manor is a splendid sight. Now, thanks to Gordon Ramsay protégé Richard Davies, it has a restaurant to match.
Calcot Manor, Tetbury , GL8 8YJ
Richard Davies

The Conservatory at Calcot Manor

Returning to his Somerset roots with the opening of The Pony and Trap in 2006, Salt & Malt is the latest project by highly-rated chef Josh Eggleton
Salt & Malt, Chew Valley Lake, Walley Lane, Bristol, BS40 8TF
Josh Eggleton

Salt & Malt

Le Champignon Sauvage may have become something of a culinary institution thanks to the imaginative cooking of its chef owner David Everitt-Matthias, but the atmosphere and tone of the restaurant remain refreshingly laid-back.
24-28 Suffolk Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2AQ
David Everitt-Matthias

Le Champignon Sauvage

With Padstow becoming another one of the UK’s most-visited destinations for food lovers, Number 6 has carved out a niche as a friendly place which makes full use of the wealth of great local ingredients.
6 Middle Street, Padstow, PL28 8AP
Paul Ainsworth

Paul Ainsworth at Number 6

It seems like a new report appears at least once a week bemoaning the decline of the English pub, but Mark Dodson’s pub restaurant The Masons Arms has defied the trend.
The Masons Arms, Knowstone, Devon, EX36 4RY
Mark Dodson

The Masons Arms

Josh Eggleton took over the kitchen in this two-century-old pub following a stint as a Gordon Ramsay scholar. It quickly became one of Somerset's most popular restaurants, gaining a Michelin star in the process. In 2020, Josh closed the restaurant to turn it into a community interest company.
Knowle Hill, Chew Magna, Bristol, Avon, BS40 8TQ
Josh Eggleton

The Pony and Trap

The Elephant, a Michelin-starred venture from Simon Hulstone in Torquay, offers diners unadulterated wizardry from the mercurial chef.
3-4 Beacon Terrace, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2BH
Simon Hulstone

The Elephant

Hyper-seasonal, farm-to-table dining is the name of the game at this tiny Michelin-starred gem in the Somerset village of Bruton.
1 High Street, Bruton, Somerset, BA10 0AB
Merlin Labron-Johnson


The jewel in the crown of Larkin Cen's Bristol-based Asian restaurant empire, Woky Ko Cargo serves up knockout bao, noodle and rice dishes from a converted shipping container.
Unit 7, CARGO, Wapping Wharf, Bristol, BS1 6WP
Larkin Cen

Woky Ko

Situated in Thyme, a 'village within a village' in the Cotswolds, Ox Barn is a modern British restaurant serving comforting, familiar and confident dishes that make most of the estate's farm and gardens.
Thyme, Southrop Manor Estate, Gloucestershire, GL7 3NX
Charlie Hibbert

Ox Barn at Thyme