Where to Eat


The Rising Sun (01598) 753223
Alongside the harbour. Restaurant and bar seating. Reservations essential for the restaurant, though the same menu is available at the bar.
UPDATE: Open and serving food (advanced booking essential) – bar is takeaway only, no inside seating for drinks only.

The Ancient Mariner (01598) 752280
Nautically-decorated bar withing the renovated Bath Hotel. Excellent drinks selection, also has an atmospheric cocktail bar.
UPDATE: Open and serving lunch 12-4pm and dinner 5:30-9pm. Pre-booking essential for dining. Some outside tables available for those wanting to enjoy a drink, but on first come first served basis.

The Rock House (01598) 752251
Newly renovated – owned by the same family as The Rising Sun. Large beer garden as well as inside seating.
UPDATE: Open and serving food 12-9pm. Bookings advised for a table inside – first come first served basis for the tables in the beer garden.

The Village Inn (01598) 752354
In the pedastrian Lynmouth Street, serves from a wide pub menu. Large serves, typical pub-grub food. Dog-friendly (expect to see a few!).
UPDATE: Open and serving food from 12pm.

Esplanade Fish Bar (01598) 753798
Fish and chip shop around the corner, between the harbour and the Cliff Railway. Large choice available. Some seating inside, takeaway available.
UPDATE: Open everyday 12-8pm for takeaway (no seating).

7 Le Bistro (01598) 752159
Small intimate restaurant on Watersmeet Road – owned by the same couple who run the icecream kiosk by the Lyn Valley Guest House driveway.
UPDATE: Currently closed, no opening date at present.

Que Pasa Mexican Restaurant (01598) 752390
Mexican food and drinks, on the pedestrian Lynmouth Street.

Lynton & Lynbridge

Both Lynton & Lynbridge are a short walk or drive up the (steep!) hill away – 25 minutes to walk, or just a couple minutes in the car. The Cliff Railway connects us to Lynton and is open 11am-5pm (-4pm from November).

The Oak Room, Lynton (01598) 753838
Tapas bar and restaurant on the high street in Lynton (opposite the Town Hall).
UPDATE: Open daily, bookings essential.

The Vanilla Pod, Lynton (01598) 753706
Restaurant in Lynton that serves bistro-style food with a Turkish flair.
UPDATE: Now open, bookings advised.

Nartnapa Thai / Cottage Inn, Lynbridge (01598) 753496
Thai restaurant within a pub – they also have their own brewery (FatBelly Ales). Lovely fresh food, takeaway also available.
UPDATE: Now open, bookings advised for inside tables, tables also available outside. Serving Sunday roasts as well.