Woolacombe Food & Drink

Woolacombe offers a countless array of eateries and pubs for you to handpick from.

It’s hard to pick a favourite from the ever-growing list, but for location and a totally unique experience alone it is hard to ignore Barricane Beach Café. On this sandy cove, just on the outskirts of the village, this wonderful beach café rustles up baguettes, wraps, jacket potatoes, cakes and coffees during the day, but come the evening the café transforms itself into a Sri Lankan beach shack serving authentic homemade South Asian curry. The choice is simple – a vegetarian or chicken-based curry curry with a lentil dhal dish, vegetable curry, rice and poppadums. An awesome setting – sitting on the beach, eating an authentic curry with the most stunning views and the friendly staff will even lend you plastic cups to pour your wine into. A true one off!

For a family restaurant and bar that certainly doesn’t hide anything, The Red Barn, right in the centre of Woolacombe is a popular spot. A large, in your face, red building that once inside could have you believing you are in Australia. Good food, drinks, music and surfboards are guaranteed. A fantastic place to enjoy a refreshing beer after a long day at the beach.

The Boardwalk is another top joint, with stunning views out across the Atlantic Ocean and another notable mention is Beachcombers.

There’s nothing that conjures up seaside holidays better than fish & chips. Well, Mortehoe village certainly has a fish & chip shop, but this one is rather special. Not content with just selling wonderful fish & chips, Mor-Shellfish-T-Eat in the village square also offers a range of shellfish platters, cockles, whelks and prawns in cartons, and the very popular ‘fish-in-foil’ for your barbeque or oven. You can take home tuna, cod, haddock, sardines, sea bass and more, with additional options of garlic, chilli, basil or lemon infused oils. Fish made simple and delicious.

Also in the village, The Chichester Arms offers visitors (and their dogs) a traditional village pub, with hearty home-cooked food and a good range of real ales and ciders on tap.