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Food & Drink Highlights of the South West

Nov 2, 2015 | #BirchallsBritain


At Birchall we pride ourselves on delivering teas of exceptional quality and flavor. Only the best ingredients and production techniques are used to create our blends. It was these great values that we were looking for when selecting the restaurants to feature in our food and drink guide for the South West.

All our featured restaurants have those values at their heart. Sourcing the best local produce and a dedication to creating dishes of great flavor, is a mantra that runs through them all. The southwest boasts some of the finest seafood restaurants in the UK, we urge you to give them a try!




Gidleigh Park

Critically acclaimed, two Michelin Star Executive Head Chef Michael Caines MBE has been at the helm of Gidleigh Park’s kitchen since 1994. Michael and his passionate team of dedicated professionals create dishes with modern European influences which are a celebration of West Country produce from land and sea complemented by vegetables and herbs picked from Gidleigh Park’s own kitchen garden.

Matching the high standards in the kitchen, Gidleigh Park’s internationally renowned wine cellar accommodates over 1,300 bins and 13,000 bottles from around the world. Home to a selection of European, New World and Bio Dynamic wines, the cellar offers one of the most impressive wine lists in the British Isles.

http://www.gidleigh.co.uk (featured image above)

Beach House Devon


Uniquely situated at South Milton Sands, on the coast between Thurlestone and hope cove in the beautiful south hams, a laidback foodie destination on a stunning stretch of Devon coast.

With stunning panoramic views, beachhouse is a great venue for relaxing with friends or quietly soaking up the atmosphere whilst people and boat watching. Fresh seafood is delivered daily from local suppliers with the emphasis on sustainability, cracked crab & moules mariniere are specialities alongside the best burgers & local steaks. They aim to serve high quality locally sourced produce, simply cooked to offer what we all want when we go to the beach!


The Old Quay House


Fowey River oysters, local scallops, West Country meat and Cornish cheeses. hungry yet? ‘Q’ restaurant at The Old Quay House offers excellent dining in a relaxed, unstuffy setting. Forget unsmiling waiters, small portions and whispered conversations, dining here is all about fun and enjoyment – quality local and season produce features heavily on head chef Ben Bass’s menu of creative, contemporary dishes. All this and a beautiful riverside setting


Victoria Inn


Reputedly one of the oldest inns in Cornwall the Victoria Inn is in the little village of Perranuthnoe in the far west of Cornwall. Behind its unassuming exterior you’ll find a multi-award winning food offering based on modern Cornish cuisine. It also boasts an excellent selection of fine wines and local ales. The Victoria Inn retains a Cornish character and charm that has earned it a loyal following, both from locals and visitors to the area. It’s perfect for cosy winter dining by the fire or enjoying lazy summer afternoons in the enclosed terrace garden.