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10 Best Budget Restaurants and Cafés in North Devon

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Here’s a list of the 10 best budget restaurants and cafés in North Devon, all  for under $15 (£10):

North Devon

photo by Jim Linwood

Docton Mill Tea Gardens (Lymebridge) – Known for its traditional cream teas and lush landscape, you can enjoy anything here from crab salad to warm scones. However, it is their decadent chocolate pudding that attracts the most attention.

Fremington Quay Café (Barnstaple) – Once a railway station, this café offers bagel baguettes to large breakfast portions and is one of the more favorite destinations of outdoor lovers including bird watchers, cyclists, and hikers.

GJ’s Dutch Pancake House (Woolacombe) – If it’s pancakes you crave then this is the spot. Pancake types include jam, lemon and sugar, maple, and Nutella. Strawberries are added and toppings range from chocolate sprinkles to whipped cream.

Grassroots Café (Ilfracombe) – The menu is 100% vegetarian with 25% of it being Vegan, but don’t let that fool you. Vegetables used in the dishes are all grown on site and the owner caters to dairy, gluten, and wheat-free diets.

Graylings (Fremington and North Tawton) – Grayling is the last name of the owner, not the fish that is served. According to the owners, they were recently rewarded the Food and Drink Award for Best Fish and Chips in North Devon.

Lilico’s Tapas Lounge and Bar (Barnstaple) – Green hills in the background and the River Taw are the setting for Lilico’s. It’s a great spot for the Devon locals who still want the excitement of the city but be located off the beaten path.

Sandleigh Tea Room and Garden (Croyde) – The stone façade of the building does not relate to having a chic interior décor, but people come for miles to experience the crab salad, milkshakes, and pastries.

Tea on the Green (Exeter) – The Hollywood décor that is 1950s retro in black and white welcomes you to generous portions, large pots of tea, and period music. For example, the cheese and bacon grill served with a side salad is big enough for two.
Terra Madre at Broomhill Art Hotel (near Barnstaple) – You’ll find more unique dishes here such as bulgar salad topped with goat cheese or a whiskey-cured salmon seasoned with fennel. Breads are all baked on site as well.

Yarde Orchard Café – Don’t be surprised at all the bicycles parked here. It’s the easiest way to get to this café. But the cyclist’s breakfast, made entirely with local ingredients makes the trip worth it.

Hotels in Devon

Hotel the Somerville - room Hotel The Somerville
Average Price: €115
Average Rating: 9.8

Hotel Copthorne Plymouth - room Hotel Copthorne Plymouth
Average Price: € 60
Average Rating: 6.5

Bed & Breakfast Aveland House - Babbacombe - roomBed&Breakfast Aveland House – Babbacombe
Average Price: €57
Average Rating: 9.7

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Venere Travel Blog writer anita choudhary

Anita Choudhary is a freelance writer and travel blogger based in New Delhi, India. She loves to travel and has traveled extensively in India. Exploring new places, reading and writing are her hobbies.


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