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“A cut above the rest”
Review of Bowmers

Bowmers
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 29 - US$ 53
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Located in glorious Budleigh Salterton in East Devon, minutes from the Sea. We cook local meats, fish, seafood and vegetarian food in a contemporary and Mediterranean influenced style. Our restaurant is comfortable, modern and atmospheric. Light and airy by day, candlelit and atmospheric at night. Welcoming and friendly and setting out to deliver terrific customer service.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I enjoyed tea and cake yesterday morning in Bowmers yesterday. The cakes were delicious, the staff friendly, it was a really light and airy modern space and it was dog friendly to boot. So many of the other places we walked past in East Budleigh did not allow dogs. A great find.

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Jan E, Director at Bowmers, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you so very much for leaving us a review. Its great to hear that you enjoyed your time at Bowmers. Come back and try out a meal in the evening. We have a full a la carte menu and some fab seafood if that's your thing. Look forward to seeing you again soon. All best wishes from Jan and The Bowmers Team

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

I realise that the Crab Soufflé is the signature dish of the chef but it was superb. The fish pie was also one I would recommend. Plenty of contents. There were no complaints regarding the Salmon. I would have given this restaurant 5 stars but for very slow service

Thank watchman2015
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Jan E, Director at Bowmers, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Really sorry that the service was slow but very pleased that you enjoyed the food. Thank you so much for bothering to leave us a review. We always keep an eye and try and offer service an appropriate base but it seems to be that we failed for you on this occasion.
Hope that you make it back to Bowmers sometime soon. Jan and The Bowmers Team

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

What a great place to eat; lovely food and wine, great environment and welcoming, friendly staff. I had an evening meal two nights running and would have been back for a third night if they had been open on Sundays. Both nights I had their signature crab souffle, which was incredible, then the lamb shank one night and hake the other. I had appropriate excellent wines with the courses, prosecco, and gin and tonic. The excellence of all that was matched by the environment and the friendly staff. On my second night I was warmly welcomed back and made to feel a special customer. Highly recommended.

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Thank colinr803
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Jan E, Director at Bowmers, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

This is a lovely review. Thank you very much indeed for bothering to tell us what you think - its great to know what our customers think about what we are doing. Come back soon and Try the seafood and over the Summer. All best wishes from Jan and The Bowmers Team

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Very impressed.
The menu was very short.
If you are a fussy eater my advice is to find out what the menu is for that day before booking.
They obviously knew they were going to be busy and it is not hard to see why.
The Crab Soufflé was perfect. The whole meal a delight
Great place try it.
The staff were really good , very professional.
This was our second visit , and very happy to recommend Bowmers.

Thank Sticky2013
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Jan E, Team member at Bowmers, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Good Morning and thank you very much for leaving us such a great review. Its a real boost to hear from our customers - especially when they have had a great time. Yes we were busy - in fact we do seem to be getting very busy these days - which is great for us but sometimes disappointing for our would be diners. Its always a good idea to book ahead online in if you can but also always worth calling to see where we are at on the booking front.

We change the menu pretty much every day depending on what we can get our hands on and what seems right for the day. Of course, the Crab Soufflé is never off the menu... We always had fish, meats and veggie stuff so its generally possible to find something to please all our guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon and again BIG THANKS! Jan and the Bowmers Team

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile


Great location easy to find , nice restaurant has an open fire which is very welcoming.

Table booked for 7.30 on line. Arrived at 7.20 greeted by friendly staff member and shown to our table . Presented with the menu , the restaurant doesn’t offer a specials menu , only as shown on the main menu which changes daily . There was a choice of three to four , starters, main and desert. I wouldn’t describe the menu as vast but fairly good choices. We went for starter and a main . The food was hot , well presented and served in good time . I went for lemon sole as a main which was really tasty and fresh . Ended the meal with coffee and truffles, definitely recommend the truffles , delicious.

Good selection of wines on the wine list .

Price wise , not cheap but reasonable priced given the freshness of the food .

If your in Budleigh Salterton definitely worth a visit .

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Jan E, director at Bowmers, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hello there and glad you got to us before the big freeze. It's great to know that you enjoyed your evening with us and thank you for recommending us to others! Come and see us again when you are back in town - we look forward to it. All best wishes Jan and the Bowmers Team

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