The Seacliff Restaurant at the Sandy Cove Hotel

“Local seafood in stunning coastal location.” - AA Inspector



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With panoramic views across the Bristol Channel and the rolling hills of Exmoor, the Sandy Cove Hotel enjoys a truly spectacular position perched on a rugged North Devon clifftop. After a swim in the hotel pool, a trip to the beach or one of the many excellent walks, a drink on the spacious terrace makes for the perfect setting before a meal in The Seacliff Restaurant, where local fish and shellfish have a starring role on the menu. For starters, a perfectly cooked dish of hand-dived scallops with Wagyu black pudding, celeriac and Granny Smith is an intelligent combination of flavours and textures. Or maybe you are tempted by a precisely timed piece of salted hake with smoked mussels, courgette, romanesco and parsley. Alternatively, start with the quail, Scotch egg, golden raisins, grapes and dandelion and then move on to smoked pork chop, heritage carrots, barley, sage and onion and Calvados. End with an intensely chocolatey chilled chocolate fondant with praline, raspberries and rose water or a light and airy strawberry mousse, meringue, mascarpone and basil. As a popular family-friendly hotel, the restaurant offers something for everyone throughout the day. Until 4pm, there are freshly made sandwiches including Devon crab with apple, crème fraîche, lemon and dill or minute steaks with caramelised onion chutney and garlic mayo. There are also hotel restaurant staples, from Devon beef burgers and fries to fish and chips. Of course, like any Devon hotel worth its salt, there are cream teas served until 5pm and these include the standard version and the full afternoon tea comprising freshly baked scones with lashing of thick clotted cream and jam, home-made cakes, sandwiches and a choice of tea and coffee. For those guests really pushing the boat out, there are additional Champagne or Prosecco options.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Seacliff Restaurant at the Sandy Cove Hotel
Old Coast Road, Combe Martin Bay, Berrynarbor, ILFRACOMBE, Devon, EX34 9SR


  • Seats: 150
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Closed: 24-26 December and 30-31 December
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 29
  • Wines over £30: 4
  • Wines by the glass: 9
  • Cuisine style: Modern British

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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