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Saunton Sands Hotel

Saunton Sands Hotel, near Braunton, Devon, EX33 1LQ
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Saunton Sands Hotel, North Devon

Art Deco feasting by the sea at Saunton Sands Hotel

It’s easy to understand why visitors in search of escapism flock to Saunton Sands Hotel, as there can’t be many restaurants with the kind of spectacular views enjoyed at this two AA rosette coastal find.

One of the best places to take in the vista is from the hotel’s smart brasserie, The Dining Room at Saunton Sands Hotel. This Art Deco-inspired spot is where holidaymakers and non-resident guests congregate to feast on head chef Mathias Oberg’s classic cooking.

The accomplished chef (he’s worked at award-holding restaurants across the globe) places emphasis on sourcing the bounty of local produce from the surrounding countryside and coastal waters, turning it into smart-casual dishes – think modern British classics with flair.

To do justice to the setting, dine (in warmer months) on the attractive terrace. With views over the sweeping coastline it’s an astonishingly beautiful spot for an aperitif from the hotel’s creative cocktail list before dinner.

Overnight guests can follow gourmet gratification with body and soul nourishment at the hotel’s stunning Source Spa and Wellness experience, or simply drift down the footpath to the beach for a morning surf on Saunton’s clean longboard-friendly waves.

Sample menu

Starter: Seared scallops, pea puree, smoked bacon jam, lemon oil, pickled shimeji

Main: Corn-fed chicken supreme, braised leg, black garlic puree, haricot fricassee

Dessert: Ruby chocolate opera cake, elderflower curd, basil sorbet

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Chef(s): Mathias Oberg
course lunch from: £30
3 course dinner from: £40
Seats: 150
Bedrooms:  87
Room rate from: £105
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