Lympstone Manor Hotel

“Top-flight country house cooking” - AA Inspector



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With breathtaking views of the Exe Estuary and the stunning Jurassic Coast, Lympstone Manor, a contemporary country house hotel, is surrounded by 28 acres of grounds and its own vineyard. It makes for an elegant and refined setting for fine dining cuisine by Michael Caines MBE, which can be enjoyed in three sumptuous dining rooms, each named after an area of Devon. Rather than austere and buttoned-up, the food and environment are designed to be enjoyed rather than revered for the sake of it, offering a relaxed and engaging experience. The food is reassuring in its classical underpinnings, not feeling any necessity to re-invent a wheel which already turns smoothly and cohesively. There are no illusions or trickery, just beautifully crafted dishes with clarity and distinction, the success enhanced by quality produce. The kitchen has its roots in the French classics, but is contemporary and ingredient-driven, starting perhaps with Lyme Bay crab cannelloni, sauce vierge, Oscietra caviar, lemongrass and ginger. It might be followed by Creedy Carver duckling, celeriac purée, Savoy cabbage, roasted garlic with duck and five spice jus. Cherry mousse, dark chocolate sorbet and Kirsch crémeux is a fine way to finish a truly memorable meal.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

5 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
AA Notable Wine List
Lympstone Manor Hotel
Courtlands Lane, Exmouth, DEVON, EX8 3NZ


  • Seats: 60
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Devon

With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.

Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them. 

Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.

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