South West – Restaurants
Members and visitors are encouraged to patronise these restaurants, you will be assured of a good welcome and great food. When you do so, please let the staff know that you are a member of the Chaîne, or if a visitor, that you found them through the Bailliage de Grande Bretagne website.
The professional members of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs can now be located by using this map-based search engine.
Our restaurant is little off the beaten track in the west quarter of the city but offers quality dining in Exeter. We accept that we may be easily missed by a casual glance, perhaps that’s why we attract guests searching for a little gem of a restaurant, we try to be part of a neighbourhood that attracts people locally and from around the world, who become our guests throughout the year.
The Fish and Seafood we use come from Brixham and Exmouth, day boat landed. Scallops are a very popular dish, so too is Turbot, Monkfish & John Dory. Mussels from Elberry cove and Crab from Labrador Bay. Channel Island Lobster by arrangment.
For our meat eaters the steaks are sourced from Pedigree Long Horn or Angus Beef just on the outskirts of Sampford Peverell. The best Burlescombe Lamb, West Country Duck and Pork also feature. Seasonal Game feature when available and in season.
We have an interesting quality wine list and small but well stocked bar serving local gins, ales, lagers and spirits.
Exeter Cookery School
Relaxed, friendly and totally hands-on, you’ll find our chefs and staff super-welcoming, patiently encouraging you to concentrate on doing what you love. We believe you’re actually a better cook than you probably think you are. So, our job is to bring out what’s already in you and help you shine in the kitchen. Your job is to relax and have fun while you become a super-cook! Owners Jim and Lucy Fisher ran a successful cookery school in France for several years before returning to their Devonian roots, so you’re in a very safe set of hands.
Exeter Golf & Country Club
Since opening in 1895, Exeter Golf and Country Club has been a ‘home from home’ for thousands of members for sports, fitness and leisure time.
With over 121 years creating memories to last a lifetime, we now offer so much more than just golf. Club members swim in our heated pools, get fit in the gym, play tennis or squash and enjoy precious time with family and friends. Our award-winning Wear Park Spa and Restaurant is open to everyone.
If you want to improve your lifestyle through relaxation, fitness or meeting new friends, Exeter Golf and Country Club is the place for you. Thanks to our 120 acre golf course and Georgian manor house, you’ll even feel like you’re in a country retreat, yet just minutes from Exeter city centre.
You don’t have to be a member to visit Wear Park Restaurant although if you are you can enjoy the same impeccable service and fabulous food at a special members’ price – which always makes it extra tasty.
Located on the ground floor of our Georgian manor house, with views across the putting green and 18th, you can choose to dine in the bar, restaurant or outside on the veranda or terrace.
The relaxed elegance of the restaurant means it’s the perfect choice for lunch with friends or during a spa day at Wear Park Spa. The restaurant is also popular for more formal occasions such as annual dinners, Christmas celebrations and weddings. We have private dining options available.
Exeter Golf & Country Club Topsham Road
No joining fee (£75) when joining the club to swim, play racket sports or use the gym and fitness classes. Member rate green fees also available when golf is booked through Golf Manager.
Set majestically on the bubbling upper reaches of the River Teign, Gidleigh Park is part of the AA Hotel Group of the Year 2017-18 and enjoys an exquisite location on the very edge of Dartmoor National Park.
Famed for its culinary credentials and Michelin-starred restaurant, Gidleigh Park offers an air of tranquillity and romance within a Tudor-style country house, beautifully furnished by the Brownsword family and set within 107 acres of mature grounds.
Adding to the five-star experience, the bedrooms at Gidleigh Park are of exceptional luxury. All individual in style and design, they feature the most stunning bathrooms, wet rooms and spa suites that inspire a true sense of indulgence.
Lympstone Manor is an historic Grade II listed Georgian manor house, creatively and comprehensively transformed into a contemporary country house hotel. Situated overlooking the mouth of the Exe estuary, our 21 luxurious guestrooms and suites take full advantage of this wonderful situation. To reflect this, they are each named after the birds of the Exe estuary. With hand-painted original artwork by local artist Rachel Toll as colourful as the birds that inspire each room, our guestrooms embody our vision of luxury, refinement, comfort, quality, and originality. The majority look out on unrivalled panoramic views of the Exe estuary and across the verdant hills of Devon.
Dining at Lympstone Manor is an exceptional experience in every way. In the beautiful fine dining rooms of a Georgian mansion, Michael Caines MBE, chef/patron and one of Britain’s most celebrated and influential chefs, is able to fully express his vision of modern British cuisine that is fresh, seasonal, original, and exciting. Utilising the bounty of the Exe estuary, East Devon and the Southwest, his faultless cuisine is superbly matched by wines selected from a world cellar that contains over 600 bins.
Salcombe Harbour Hotel
Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa is recognised as one of the most desirable waterside hotels in the UK and the premier address on the south coast. A recent multi-million pound refurbishment has created this chic new luxury spa hotel on the edge of Salcombe Estuary, complete with a coastal retreat spa, private cinema, waterside restaurant with wide outdoor terraces and dedicated wedding venue; all taking in the panoramic vista, overlooking one of the most dramatic coastlines in the UK.
Wake up to exceptional views across the Salcombe estuary, as you slide open your balcony doors and breathe in the fresh Devon sea air. Head off to explore the coastline, before returning to recline on the rooftop terrace, looking out across the water as the yachts sail by. Why not treat yourself with a spa day or an even more indulgent spa break, as you escape to our luxurious Harbour Spa.
The hotel’s Jetty restaurant takes full advantage of its estuary location, with menus created by award winning Chef Alex Aitken and top local chefs delivering fresh and seasonal dishes. Unique to The Jetty is the restaurant’s Crustacean Bar, with the day’s fresh catch to choose from. With numerous outdoor terraces, enjoy al fresco dining at its most spectacular.
10% Discount on all food and beverage at the hotel for members of the Chaîne.
Salcombe Harbour Hotel Cliff Road Salcombe South Devon
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10% Discount on all food and beverage at the hotel.
Soar Mill Cove Hotel
Escape to Soar Mill Cove, a luxurious, dog-friendly hotel with its own beach, nestled into a Devon hillside. Our luxury South Hams hotel is set in breathtaking scenery – perfect for romantic breaks, adventure and relaxation. With Salcombe just a stone’s throw away and the Makepeace family and team on hand to cater for your every need, Soar Mill Cove hotel has everything you could need for the perfect holiday or mini break. Run away to the sea and make some memories.
Cooking exceptional food is at the heart of the Soar Mill Cove story. From the famous pavlova made by Mrs Makepeace for Audrey Hepburn, to our head chef Ian MacDonald’s superior command of locally-sourced ingredients, great food is all part and parcel of your experience at Soar Mill Cove.
Situated right on the coast in Devon’s South Hams, we are lucky to have some of the very best quality local produce right on our doorstep. We pride ourselves on sourcing our food as locally as possible, with fresh fish and seafood available in abundance in season, and succulent meat that has grazed on the rolling hills that surround us. We update our menu not only according to the season, but also to whatever fantastic finds there are to be had at market that day.
So whether you’re whiling away an afternoon on the sun terrace, gazing at the blue sea with a Devon clotted cream tea, indulging in a three-course supper from Ian’s market-style menu, or grabbing one of our picnic hampers for the beach, you are guaranteed to sample some of the best food the region has to offer.
20% Discount from Hotel & Restaurant for members and a complimentary Cream Tea on arrival when staying (Not in conjunction with other offers).
Soar Mill Cove Hotel Nr Salcombe South Devon TQ7 3DS
20% Discount from Hotel & Restaurant. A complimentary Cream Tea on arrival when staying (Not in conjunction with other offers).
The Castle Hotel
The Castle is one of the most renowned 4-star hotels in England. It is also one of Great Britain’s most historic, with origins stretching over 1000 years. For more than 60 years, it has been run by three generations of the Chapman family.
Sitting at the gateway to England’s West Country, The Castle provides an ideal mix of town centre convenience with easy access to some of the most breathtaking landscapes that the South West has to offer.
The Castle’s philosophy of using only the finest local ingredients, translates into a dining experience that highlights the very best of the West Country.
Whether you are dining in Castle Bow, the Castle’s elegant but casual restaurant, BRAZZ, the contemporary brasserie or you’re having a light bite in Bow Bar, you can expect the best food in Taunton.
Our Chefs handpick their suppliers and foods from top quality producers in the region. Our meat is from J&A Gibbins of Exeter, a family run butchers for over 150 years, and our dairy products are from Longman’s Dairy in Yeovil, Somerset. We also highlight artisan cheeses from Somerset & Devon as well as grow our own herbs in The Castle’s Norman garden.
The pride and craftsmanship of our ingredients and the final plates that The Castle’s kitchen produces, shines through in every mouthful. We are so passionate about our food, that some of the best chefs in Britain have been inspired whilst working with us. Our string of successful chefs includes Gary Rhodes & Phil Vickery. Today, Liam Finnegan, who previously worked under Michael Caines at Gidleigh Park and Bath Priory, heads The Castle’s kitchens with his highly experienced team.
Our breakfast chef, Gerry Barge, has been with us for more than 40 years and makes all of The Castle’s jams and preserves. If you ask, he will make one for you to take home!