The days when you could only find pasties and cream teas to eat on your holiday are long gone.  That’s not to say that these aren’t also a great option whilst holidaying in the South West!

The South West of England, with it’s great surfing beaches, moorlands and charm, is also home to an array of fantastic restaurants, many with celebrity chef connections. If you are a budding chef or gastronome then rent a holiday cottage close to one of these hotspots for your next break. Don’t forget to make your table reservations so as not to be disappointed.

​Exeter local boy, Michael Caines has been head chef at one of Michael Winner’s favourite restaurants, Gidleigh Park for almost 2 decades and this is his Exeter city centre restaurant. Michael Caines at ABode, Cathedral Yard, Exeter, Devon.

Stoke House

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 0
  • Pets: Not allowed


  • Price: £696 - £2227.2
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Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, Watergate Bay, Cornwall
One of Jamie Oliver’s social enterprise restaurants, overlooking the sands of Watergate Bay.  Over 80% of the produce used in the kitchens is Cornish, so you know you are getting a truly local experience.

Charming Apartment With Stunning Coastal Views

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pets: Not allowed


  • Price: £390 - £975
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If you stay near here you could also eat at our next foodie hotspot.

Rick Stein’s The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow, Cornwall
This is Rick Stein’s flagship restaurant in Padstow, right on the picturesque harbour front.  Serving some of the best seafood the UK has to offer, it is a must for any foodie.

​Hix Oyster & Fish, Lyme Regis, Dorset
Celebrated chef and food writer, Mark Hix opened this British Seafood restaurant on Lyme Regis harbour with panoramic views of the beautiful jurassic coastline.  The perfect informal restaurant serving the freshest seafood you can get.

Lyme Regis