This photo, “food” is copyright (c) 2010 Il-young ko and made available under a      Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic  licence.

This photo, “food” is copyright (c) 2010 Il-young ko and made available under a  Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic licence.

If you're taking a self-catering holiday and you're anything like us, you'll want to treat yourself once in a while to somebody else's cooking. We've spent years in and around Woolacombe and have seen restaurants come and go, with varying levels of consistency and food quality. The three restaurants below have made it into this blog post because they've never once failed to impress. We've put them in to this article without speaking to the owners, just to reassure you that these aren't sponsored links of any kind. We just like the food too much to leave them out! Read on for more...


Bar Electric, Woolacombe

Okay, so the website doesn't tell you much but this place is funky. The food is nice and the music playing in the background is always great for chilling out to.If you have a smartphone make sure you've got the Shazaam app installed because you'll want to know what's playing. Alternatively, and this is a crazy idea, ask the owners!

Tip: We'd recommend Bar Electric for everything from a cup of posh coffee to a nice dinner out that's not too heavy on the wallet.


The Thatch, Croyde

Try anything on the specials board, especially the seafood dishes, and you're in for a treat. If you're after good old pub grub rather than fancy food, then everything from the cheesy chips to the 'Thatch Special Nachos' (we recommend the veggie option), will fit the bill perfectly. We've been visiting the Thatch since 1996 and it's never let us down!

Tip: Get a table in the restaurant and they'll take your drinks order at the table, which saves you queuing with the mad summer crowds.


The Corner Bistro, Braunton

One word describes this place: Yummy. It's more expensive than your average pub meal (you can check out the menu on their website) but the food is fresh, local, and you can even choose the farm your cow lived on if you're a steak fan. The Bistro is proud of the fact that when you book a table, it's yours for the night. Nobody is going to usher you on to get the next place setting going so you can relax and take your time.

Tip: Get there for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and you'll love the food.