Honiton Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Honiton

December 12, 2017 Rosalyn Ihle

Honiton (/ˈhʌnitən/ or /ˈhɒnitən/) is a market town and civil parish in East Devon, situated close to the River Otter, 17 miles (27 km) north east of Exeter in the county of Devon. Honiton has a population estimated at 11,822 (based on mid-year estimates for the two Honiton Wards in 2009).
Things to do in Honiton

1. The Holt

178 High Street, Honiton EX14 1LA, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$275 +44 1404 47707
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 502 reviews

The Holt

Reviewed By upupandaway3 - Arizona

What a wonderful lunch! We were seated in the upstairs area which is elegant, comfortable, & chic! The prices are reasonable & the food was beautifully presented + Absolutely Delicious! Thank you for the great experience Conor....& our sincere compliments to the Chef & Owner- Very Well Done

2. The Flintlock Inn

Marsh, Honiton EX14 9AJ, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1460 234403
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 318 reviews

The Flintlock Inn

Reviewed By joshuatrumpets - Oxford, United Kingdom

We visited the Flintlock following recommendation form friends. They especially recommended the duck.
They were right to do so. We both had the slow roast duck, with boozy plums and thyme, accompanied by dauphnoise potatoes, red cabbage, mage tout, green beans, carrots and what I can best describe as a parsnip rosti. All absolutely superb, fantastically well cooked and delicious. Portions are generous - the duck was huge - so think carefully before you have that starter!
My partner had a fruit pie with custard and I had the lemon posset with a brandy snap. The pie received a favourable report, and my posset was great - really silky texture and delicate lemon taste.
Service was good, we had a little wait, but as the food is all home cooked, you expect that.
Surroundings very pleasant, an old timbered pub which was reasonably busy; but was not overly noisy. I think people were too busy tucking in to the delicious food.
Menu choices are displayed on blackboards around the wall. I have to say it all looks very good, so we will be back to work our way through the menu!
One slight criticism, there choice of wine by the glass is a bit limited, but that's a very minor point when put against the high standard of the food. Couldn't comment on beer or anything else as I never drink it!
It's a bit more pricey than our usual hang outs, but then again you are getting a good quality meal so it is worth it. When you consider what we had, it was good value.
I really recommend this place, that duck was one of the best I have ever had; if not THE best!

3. Lacemakers Cafe

46 High Street, Honiton EX14 1PJ, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$55 - HK$110 +44 1404 44816
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 220 reviews

Lacemakers Cafe

Friendly welcome, service and relaxing atmosphere where the Chefs create extraordinary dishes from locally sourced produce. The menu changes regularly and is extremely good value for money.

Reviewed By Middlebrough - Bristol

I swung by here for something I could grab and eat in the car, and managed to get a doorstep cheese and pickle Sandwich made from very soft and lovely gluten free fresh bread. I also had a gluten free Victoria sponge slice. Both were extremely tasty and not anywhere near the dry offerings I usually get. It's rare to get properly catered for in gluten free, let alone that quality.

4. Vine Tea Rooms Honiton

Vine Passage, High Street, Honiton, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol British, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 91 reviews

Vine Tea Rooms Honiton

The tea rooms can be found down Vine Passage which is a narrow walkway, look out for the sign for the Vine inn off the high street.

Reviewed By Des H - Exeter, United Kingdom

My wife and I stumbled across the Vine Inn and Tea Room whilst exploring little lanes and alleyways in Honiton. We stopped for a milkshake and ended up with a lovely ploughman's after seeing the food that other people were eating. While we were there the pub garden was full of couples and families. The staff were very friendly, the food was excellent and good value. We will certainly be back.

5. The Honiton Wine Bar

79 High Street, Honiton EX14 1PG, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, European, British, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$110 - HK$196 +44 1404 47889
Excellent
68%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 261 reviews

The Honiton Wine Bar

You are welcome to The Honiton Wine Bar for a sundowner glass of wine, or a four course dinner. The old building has a unique atmosphere, friendly and happy staff who really care about your experience. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our menu changes frequently and special menus each week for Fish Fridays. There are special steak nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and a special curry night on Wednesdays. Our main menu runs alongside all our specials.There is a wonderful selection of wine, with three whites, three reds and two rose wines by the glass. We welcome special occasion dinners and love to help to make your evening memorable.Our food is sourced from local suppliers whenever possible, our West Country Steaks are stunning. We serve tap water in specially prepared bottles with the environment in mind.Ring to discuss a special dinner or event. Bookings always advisable.

Reviewed By peter h - Somerset, United Kingdom

Looked pleasant from the outside. We visited for a late lunchtime snack on a Saturday. The place wasn't very busy but we waited a long time for service. Both staff on duty seemed pretty miserable. Now I think when you have a meal out, it's only right for a staff member to come and ask you, early on, if everything is ok. No-one did, and no-one did when I paid the bill either; and since we seemed of no interest to them, I didn't bother to tell them that our soup had been barely warm and our toasted Sandwich decidedly short on filling. Please no-one from the restaurant reply on here to say we should have raised it at the time...just read again what I've written above.

6. Toast

155 High Street, Honiton EX14 1LJ, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1404 598067
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 375 reviews

Toast

Reviewed By Elaine W - Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Recommended to visit Toast and so glad we did. A charming little place, very unique. Staff are extremely friendly and efficient and nothing is too much trouble. Excellent coffee and very good quality food. Would certainly recommend Toast and look forward to visiting again on our next trip to Honiton.

7. Boston Tea Party Honiton

53 High Street, Honiton EX14 1PW, England Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$55 - HK$110 +44 1404 548739
Excellent
49%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 461 reviews

Boston Tea Party Honiton

Boston Tea Party is a small family owned independent café group serving simple well-prepared food & drinks made with great ingredients, skill and love. Ethically sourced, affordable, feel-good & excellent quality - made from scratch onsite everyday by people who care about what they do. We like to think of BTP Honiton as our elegant English tearoom with the added buzz of an urban café – very much in keeping with the town itself & the lovely locals.

Reviewed By go2mike - Athens, Greece

We had breakfast and it was excellent, service was fast and food delicious
It was a nice surprise and look forward to visiting again.

8. Zest Cafe

9 Black Lion Court | Honiton, Honiton EX14 1ES, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1404 43777
Excellent
79%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 179 reviews

Zest Cafe

Reviewed By Andy C

Tuesday is the weekly market day in Honiton with fruits, vegetables and cake stall.
We always pop into Zest for a quick breakfast on way to see friends or on market day have a freshly cooked lunch...especially today as it is very chilly outside...lovely coffee and cakes.

9. Royal Oak Farm

Cotleigh | Nr Honiton, Honiton EX14 9LF, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Free Wifi British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch +44 1404 831223
Excellent
90%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 181 reviews

Royal Oak Farm

Reviewed By Jenny M - Honiton, United Kingdom

The cream teas are wonderful - just melt in your mouth. Also the GF cream tea is amazing - never tasted anything like it. Also the afternoon teas are magical too. Well worth a visit (or several visits).

10. Sawatdee

166 High Street, Honiton EX14 1JX, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +44 1404 42524
Excellent
63%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

Sawatdee

Reviewed By David D - Devon, United Kingdom

Thursday evening 15th March and we were back here for dinner in this friendly Thai restaurant.
We ordered a young pepper corn stir fry with chicken and chicken Thai green curry and 2 portions of jasmine rice.
Our food was well presented but more importantly was absolutely delicious, we are never disappointed with the food here. We regard every visit as a treat.

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