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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

100% one of the most incredible restaurants in Devon, owned by a lovely couple who work hard to make the experience so rememberable & fantastic 🍸💛 The food is something you would find in a top restaurant in London but yet half the price and...more of the personal friendly 1 to 1 service 🥰 I would recommend to everyone and I’m already booked for my birthday to go again, they are that great that every time I leave i will always rebook 😇 thank you for bring a bit of posh and glamour to bideford ✨More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finally managed to sample the delights of this fantastic dining experience. Some false starts and rebooking around Covid and they are booked up months in advance. My wife had the pescatarian option while I had the standard 7 course taster menu. Difficult to pick a...favourite as the standard was very high and each course was a culinary delight. Inventive combinations of ingredients and flavours beautifully presented. All the tables around us rebooked to come again which explains the need to book well in advance. We will be back!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 12 September 2021 via mobile

Been patiently waiting to return to Number 8 for months. We weren’t disappointed. The food as ever was excellent and the service superb. We have always enjoyed our visits and yet again this was a truly wonderful experience of fine dining at its very best....If I have to give readers one piece of advice book early (very early).More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 17 August 2021

From the first course to the last, the food was absolutely superb.. The service was attentive without being intrusive. Would highly recommend

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 16 August 2021 via mobile

We booked in advance for a double anniversary celebration with friends and we’re so glad we did. Every course was fantastic with such wonderful flavours, textures and the wine all paired beautifully. We couldn’t resist the cheese platters and shared 2 between the four of...us and would also highly recommend this extra course. Service was friendly and helpful and was happily changed to a pace to suit us toward the end of our meal when we were starting to get a bit fuller! One bit of constructive criticism, we would have liked a little more explanation about the wonderful food we were being served. With only one person at front of house serving we understand how busy it was, the menu only had minimal information and so a little more info would have been welcome, maybe an additional menu with more detail? However this was a minor thing and it was overall a fantastic dining experience, highly recommended and we would love to experience again in the future.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 12 August 2021 via mobile

Yet another superb meal at Number Eight this evening. So many taste sensations, creatively presented. The salmon, black treacle and cucumber was my star dish. Ken loved the strawberry, white chocolate and elderflower. The strawberry sorbet was sensational. What a team you two make. You...deserve the awards. Thank you!!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 7 August 2021

We visited for my MIL birthday and what an absolutely wonderful evening we had ❤️❤️❤️ The service and food was amazing, such a little gem hidden away. No wonder they are fully booked for weeks. Can’t wait to come again x

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 6 August 2021 via mobile

Well thought out intimate dining with a good quality tasting menu. The nod to Slovenian wine on the list was also very well appreciated! A great balance of textures throughout the courses. We cannot wait to return when we are back in town.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 1 August 2021

Outstanding from start to finish. Beautifully presented food in a laid back intimate environment. I can't remember having a better meal anywhere in a very long time

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 28 July 2021

After a cancellation came up we went on Sunday 25th. Four of us braced for a lovely 7 course tasting menu, and tasty it was!!. From start to finish with lots of time to rest between which was great, We thoroughly enjoyed all the courses,...especially the variety we had, and the attention to detail of all of it was superb. Not only that the cutlery, crockery, down to the wine glasses have been thought through thoroughly and at sometime we will return. Only 14 covers, which makes it an intimate evening.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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In my experience they have been incredibly accomodating if you ring them in advance
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Number Eight is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5