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Ugly Butterfly by Adam Handling

Ugly Butterfly by Adam Handling

Seductively creative plating is paired with the aesthetic delights of a contemporary restaurant with wrap-around views of the bay at Adam Handling’s restaurant and bar.

Tom's Lyme Regis, Dorset

Tom’s Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis is one of the region’s prettiest holiday resorts and this new Marine Parade restaurant makes the most of the town’s buzzing beachside vibe.


Crab House Cafe

While most chefs talk in food miles, the team at this coastal restaurant count in metres for much of their seafood‑centred menu.

Dartmoor Inn, Okehampton

The Dartmoor Inn

This country inn is a huge hit with savvy foodies on the hunt for sophisticated Dartmoor dining.

Sign of the Angel, Wiltshire

Sign of the Angel

If you adore a dining experience with oodles of historic and romantic atmosphere, Sign of the Angel offers it in spades.

Talland Bay Hotel, Looe food

Talland Bay Hotel

Perched on a secluded stretch of coastline, this luxury hotel is in an ideal spot for those wishing to experience the true spirit of Cornwall, without the summer hordes.

The Rising Sun, Cornwall

The Rising Sun

This cosy dining pub in Truro is a find for indulgent food, an intimate candlelit atmosphere, great beers and wines and barrels of bonhomie.

Outlaw's Fish Kitchen, Port Isaac, Cornwall

Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen

With just five tables squeezed into a tiny 15th‑century fisherman’s cottage, Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen is undoubtedly one of the smallest restaurants in the South West but, boy, does it punch above its weight.

The Cove Restaurant and Bar, Falmouth food

The Cove Restaurant and Bar

Just a stone’s throw from the foodie hub of Falmouth lies Maenporth Beach, a beautiful bay of golden sand and turquoise water that’s also home to Michael Caines’ relaxed coastal eatery.

Acorn Inn, Dorset dining

Acorn Inn

This 16th-century coaching inn ticks all the “classic rural pub” boxes thanks to its log fires, oak panelling and bare beams.


The Angel – Taste of Devon

The Angel has an illustrious past and this spectacular setting is enjoying an exciting era under Elly’s tenure.

Exterior of Seasons at The Eastbury, Sherborne

The Eastbury Hotel & Spa

For one of the most charming getaways in Dorset, you’d be hard pushed to top a visit to The Eastbury Hotel and the opportunity to step back into a more glamorous age.

Robin Wylde, Dorset

Robin Wylde

With just 18 covers it offers a pleasingly intimate dining experience where each course is described to the diner as it’s delivered.

The Jetty at Salcombe Harbour Hotel, Devon

The Jetty at Salcombe Harbour Hotel

The panorama isn’t The Jetty’s only draw, however, as fresh fish and signature dishes from head chef Jamie Gulliford ensure the restaurant is permanently buzzing.


The Crown Inn

It’s difficult to beat a long sociable supper with friends at a classic country dining pub, and The Crown Inn at Upton is just the kind of place you’d want to do it.


The Alverton Hotel

Tucked away at the top of a winding drive and surrounded by verdant mature gardens, The Alverton is a surprising foodie find in Cornwall’s capital city.

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