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Restaurant at Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewdown, Okehampton, EX20 4PN

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Main course: £10
Food spend: £50
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 19:00 - 21:00

Outstanding food and a very interesting menu. Portions just the right size. Service just right in terms of speed and attention to detail.

Kevin 13 October 2016
from Okehampton

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Set in an unspoiled valley below the rugged Dartmoor landscape, the Restaurant at Lewtrenchard Manor serves traditional British cuisine in a fine dining setting. The Jacobean country house overlooks idyllic gardens, its stately charm complementing the West Country-inspired food. Poached quail served with summer truffle and crab tortellini are among the dishes on offer as well as afternoon tea.

Restaurant at Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewdown, Okehampton, EX20 4PN

Contact +44 1566783222

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Customer reviews for Restaurant at Lewtrenchard Manor

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  • lunch (23)
  • dinner (19)
  • romantic (19)
  • afternoon tea (16)
  • luxury (16)
  • private dining (15)
  • value (11)
  • views (11)
  • breakfast (7)
  • business (4)
  • large parties (4)
  • al fresco (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( 13 October 2016 by Kevin from Okehampton

    Outstanding food and a very interesting menu. Portions just the right size. Service just right in terms of speed and attention to detail.

  • ((((( 8 September 2016 by Linda from Devon

    We enjoyed the bar area for our aperitifs before eating in the dining room. Our starters were tasty and the duck whilst described as pink/rose when ordered was beautifully cooked. The fish was perfectly cooked with a crisp skin in a meltingly soft pea risotto. A highlight for the duck eaters was the excellent beaujolais. The chocolate dessert was loved by the diner. The cheese course was generous including an interesting range of hard and soft cheese with piquant chutney and jelly. We finished with coffee and petit fours in the library. The atmosphere throughout the lunch was relaxed while retaining an air of being quietly looked after when appropriate. The staff were efficient and helpful at all times. Lewtrenchard Manor is a beautiful building in lovely grounds and provided us all with a delightful experience.

  • ((((( 6 September 2016 by Sarah from Launceston

    A lovely setting and a well presented, good value Devon tea with sandwiches, cream team and delicious home made cakes reminiscent of a French patisserie.

  • (((** 22 August 2016 by Lorraine from Saint Giles on the Heath

    Slightly dissatisfied, upon arrival had to search for member of staff, advised prior to meal it was my husbands birthday not a mention, or a birthday plate, menu did not have a large variety of choice, but the food we had was excellent. Lacks an atmosphere which is a shame as the location is wonderful, was hoping to go back for cream tea but would have to think long and hard, not sure if we will go back.

  • ((((( 6 August 2016 by James from London

    I took my mum here for her 70th birthday. We had the eight course tasting menu and I literally ran out superlatives when the waiter came to ask us how each one was. The choice of ingredients, preparation, presentation and flavours was absolutely exceptional. My only very minor criticisms on a near perfect experience were that the portions were if anything slightly too generous, although as with most tasting menus at the beginning of the meal you think that they are being a little stingy, we didn't roll out of the restaurant but we were a bit stuffed! Thinking on this more I should've avoided the two bread rolls I had near the beginning, so it's my fault. The service was very good and a minute comment would be that the crumbs weren't collected from the table until the fifth of sixth course and in retrospect my hands had been slightly uncomfortable resting on them. You know that your experience was an exceptional one when the timing of the crumb removal was the biggest fault you could find! What made it even more special was that i had put in a comment asking for a birthday cake to be presented at the end of the meal. I hadn't realised how stuffed we would be so they popped it in a box for us to take home. When we opened it the next day we were bowled over to find a stunningly beautiful cake made out of set strawberry mousse, chocolate mousse, topped with pieces of strawberry, garnished with miniature mint leaves and iced with 'Happy birthday'. The cake was so perfectly formed that you could practically cut yourself on the sharp edges - absolutely incredible to look at and even better to eat. I had almost thrown the box onto the floor of foot well in the car - so glad i didn't!

    Overall: 5*

  • ((((* 3 August 2016 by Andrew from Odiham

    It was all top drawer, the most memorable dinner taste was a fantastic fish appetizer (a ball shape covered in breadcrumbs). At breakfast the bacon was the best I've tasted. I have a dairy intolerance, and the chef was able to provide alternatives to avoid cream. All the staff were very friendly and courteous.

  • ((((( 18 July 2016 by Thomas from Bere Alston

    We had the taster menu which was quite excellent and I couldn't fault it. Each dish was a wonderful revelation with some excellent surprises. The Vulscombe Goats Cheese Terrine was melt in your mouth and quite delicious, I loved the ceviche of monkfish and flaked crab with pickled ginger and Thai purée, which was my favourite as was the honey and five spice roasted duck. It is really hard to choose which was the most outstanding dish as they were all very, very good and quite fabulous. After many years of eating at loads of restaurants, I consider this meal to be one of the best I have ever eaten and the chef is a very talented and skilled cook. The service was excellent with the waitresses and maître d being very knowledgeable about what they were putting in front of you, oh and the warm bread rolls are presented to you and left with you, not to be whisked away and served at another table. There is an extensive and interesting wine list with some very delicious South African wines, as the owners have strong Sotuh African connections.
    The wonderful character and atmosphere of Lewtrenchard Manor, together with the hosts who are very attentive, all go to make a very memorable evening. Thank you very much for your kindness and hospitality.

  • ((((* 11 July 2016 by Michael from Okehampton

    Friendly staff, excellent meal full of flavor. Dining room could be brighter. Garden and grounds ideal for postprandial stroll.

  • ((((( 10 July 2016 by Jaine from Launceston

    Great place, great hospitality, great food - says it all.

  • ((((( 27 June 2016 by Margaret from Near Hatherleigh

    Very good friendly and efficient service, excellent food and good atmosphere. A complaint about a gristly part in the duck breast resulted in an immediate apology from the chef and the offer of an extra cheese course to compensate.

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