Five great restaurants to try in East Devon and West Dorset


HERE at ViewNews we’ve put together a list of five restaurants you should definitely try.

Dunkeswell Airfield, Honiton

WITH beautiful views across Dunkeswell Airfield, The Aviator Coffee Bar and Restaurant offers comfortable dining and high quality service. The menu includes a variety of traditional rustic dishes, using fresh, locally sourced produce as well as a selection of light snacks, sandwiches or tempting cakes. The varied menu is great for dining on a budget; a traditional Sunday four meat carvery is available every Sunday from midday to 3pm, priced at £9.95 for adults, £7.45 for seniors and just £5.45 for children.
For more information visit or ring 01404 890009

Lyme Regis

GREENS is the fantastic restaurant at Lyme Regis Golf Club under the leadership of head chef Stephen Pielesz. Open to the general public all year round, you do not need to be a member to experience the exquisite cuisine on offer. The restaurant has established a fabulous reputation for one of the best Sunday carveries in the area, with a choice of three succulent local meats and all the trimmings at just £10 per person. The restaurant is also open for evening meals Monday – Saturday.
For more information visit or ring 01297 442963

Fore Street, Beer

The Smugglers Kitchen is a new restaurant that opened in April in the heart of Beer. Serving fresh local imaginative dishes, and of course amazing seafood! With the menu changing on a regular basis! Great Cocktail menu and British spirit selection. Extensive wine list. Hand crafted stone baked Pizza, eat in or take away. Open Thursday, Friday & Saturday lunch 12-2 and Tuesday to Saturday 6-9:30 for evening meals. Booking advisable.
For more information visit or ring 01297 22104

Lyme Regis

Located on the sea front down by the Cobb, Lyme Bay Pizza boasts some incredible views from their rooftop terrace overlooking the bay and beyond. It really is the perfect vantage point to enjoy pizza and a bottle of wine. At Lyme Bay Pizza what they serve is a little different from normal pizzas. Starting with a sour dough base that offers extra flavour and they are all hand stretched to order. The pizzas are then topped with a variety of contemporary ingredients such as slow cooked pulled pork, tandoori chicken, smoked pepperoni, frankfurter sausage, wild mushrooms and camembert. Finally they are stone baked in their oven.
For more information visit or ring 01297 442699

Smallridge, Axminster

Great food, freshly cooked, using the finest locally sourced produce. If you are looking for a pulled pork bap, sticky ribs, juicy steaks, fresh fish, or a wood-fired pizza, why not try The Ridgeway? Quiet, relaxing garden with views over the local countryside. Reserve your table now or book a bbq, and for those hot summer evenings jugs of Pimms or long, cool cocktails are just the thing. The Ridgeway also offers a Sunday carvery. The Rafters Function Room is available for private hire, and is a great venue for weddings, parties and celebrations. For more information visit or ring 01297 32171

Want to make it into our feature? Call George on 01297 446151 

Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Chard & Ilminster Reporter | After studying for his NCTJ in Bournemouth, Peter started with the paper in June 2015 on a freelance basis, now permanently based in East Devon covering community and council news.