Thurlestone Restaurants

Thurlestone may be tucked away in the rolling Devon hills but that doesn’t mean that finding somewhere to eat is a challenge! With all bases covered here’s a list of the best dining spots for you to try while you’re on your hols. 

From rustic beachside retreats awash with the best seafood and burgers to fine dining. Whether you decide to hike along the coast path or book a cab, be sure to reserve your table first! If you’re looking for a laid-back beachside shack, The Beach House is a must. For a more formal affair, try Sunday Lunch at The Trevilder at Thurlestone Hotel, great dining with far reaching sea views across the sands to Thurlestone Rock. Request a table by the window!

It’s just a 25 minute stroll along the coast path to Hope Cove. Not only is the walk fabulous (sea views all the way) but there are some excellent places to stop for lunch too! Hope Cove has a couple of family friendly pubs serving excellent seafood and woodfired pizzas. For beachside dining, check out the Lobster Pods – these quirky glass domes overlooking the beach and perfect for a get together with friends and family.

Beachhouse, South Milton

Oozing eclectic style, the Beach House may just be a wooden shack but the views overlooking the beach and Thurlestone Rock are outstanding! Sitting just above South Milton Sands this laid-back foodie hotspot is a hit with locals, holiday makers, famous and elite who return year on year for its mouthwatering menu of fresh seafood, grilled fish and tasty breakfasts. 

The Trevilder

Fine dining experience at the Trevilder Restaurant, serving up fresh and seasonal dishes and an extensive wine list to match. Starters include Start Bay Scallops or smoked chicken followed by West Country filet steak, Dover Sole on the bone or Mediterranean vegetable tart. If you fancy a treat, they also serve Devon traditional afternoon teas. 

Hope Cove House

Laid back dining with a boho vibe, this great little restaurant with its cool contemporary interiors serves up some of the best seasonal cuisine in the area. Dine on Salcombe scallops, crispy bream or clams with chilli and garlic. The churros with chocolate sauce are pretty good too! As for the location, it’s spot on – just relax on the terrace overlooking the bay.

They also have a cool beach bar which is open from 10am-6pm for coffee, snacks and drinks to keep you going while you’re on the beach. 

The Cove

Whenever we visit Hope, The Cove is always buzzing! This vibrant pub is just a stone’s throw from the beach and home to one of the best craft beer bars around. This lively bar is popular with both locals and holidaymakers and it’s easy to see why.

Dining out at The Cove is a real treat with Devon moules, burgers, fajitas, excellent fish and chips and their famous seafood platter on the menu… all washed down with a pint of craft beer. Relax on the terrace in the sunshine during the summer months and cosy up by the wood burning stove on dark winter evenings. The Cove is also well known for its live music nights so you can enjoy a toe-tapping evening or get up and boogie!

The Hope and Anchor

Right in the hub of the village, the Hope & Anchor is a stone’s throw from the beach. This St. Austell Brewery traditional pub offers excellent dining and some of the best beer around. The extensive menu is a combo of re-defined pub classics and burgers, from moules and frites, steak and a pork pie ploughmans to fabulous fresh local crab and lobster. There’s also a great kids’ menu serving up sausages, fish goujons and pasta. This dog-friendly hostelry has smart contemporary interiors, a first-floor terrace, and a deck with awesome sea views!


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