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£5 - £40
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European, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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This chic, casually run eatery offers ethically sourced, modern rustic cooking in a lively setting. It’s a place of two halves, with the Temple Up Top ...
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Reviewed 3 April 2024

We'd booked well in advance and weren't aware of the set menu with no alternative choices. Mainly fish and we had no other choices on a cold and rainy night. No worries though, the manager swiftly tried her very best to accommodate us and was...kind and thoughtful, keen to make our evening a success. She succeeded. A popular venue and a lovely lively atmosphere. The food was excellent and we enjoyed ourselves.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 March 2024

Slightly odd menu ( starter is a fixed selection) - but works well. Had a nice meal and interesting choice of wine. Definitely a little above average for the area in terms of both quality and price but a good balance.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024

Wow! Tempted not to leave a review as we like to think this is our secret find! But the food was sooo good! Celebrating our first year anniversary, lunch was whatever we could find, and so glad we hadn’t made plans. Both chose a delicious...lamb stew and sat in the window being warmed by the sun. Just lovely. Thanks Temple XxMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

Big family meal with 17 of us, between X'mas and New Year. I did not check my emails to confirm, but the staff were gracious and attentive throughout, and the food was loved by everyone. The lunchtime menu is short, but it catered to the...vegetarians in our group and every item was well prepared and generous.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 December 2023

Sad to say did not live up to previous visit. Sunday lunch! Was a small menu with nothing special on menu. Sandwiches, lentil dhal… None of us enjoyed the meal. It was tasteless and very underwhelming. Nothing like the photos or meal choices advertised. Service...was good, although the blue over shirt the waitress wore was very grubby and didn’t reflect the hygiene standard one would expect. Will not be returning sadly or recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Kayleigh Bickle, General Manager at Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2023

Thank-you for taking the time to leave a review. I have reached out to other members of your party to have a conversation about this dining experience, and to help us improve our corner of Bude for the future. But have heard nothing in return....More

Reviewed 27 November 2023

My second review of Temple and it's 100% positive again. Lovely spacious setting and friendly service. Top notch, imaginative food, that is well cooked, flavour packed and attractively presented. Good range of drinks - the Ripe cider is well worth trying. Plus the best and...most generous pot of tea in Bude! Tap water comes without asking with meals - again something I really appreciate Opening hours are reduced during the winter so check that out before visiting. Will be back!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 September 2023

Quite superb- interesting and very flavoursome food with eclectic wine list. One of the best meals out I've had for a long time. Dinner is an innovative set menu where there is a "fixed" trio of vegetarian dishes, with a main course choice. Plenty of...thought has gone into complementary textures and flavours. This place deserves a wider audience.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023 via mobile

Came for dinner mid week. They have a set menu where you get all the starters and then pick your main and there’s optional add ons. We had monk fish and hake both beautifully cooked and added on the scallops which were lovely. For dessert...I recommend the rice pudding that was very special. With the extras, a bottle of wine, 2x Proseccos and 2x whiskeys it came to £150 which we thought was reasonable.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2023

Food good but grossly over priced. Around £250 for 4 of us with just 1 drink each is absolutely over the top. I am used to paying that sort of price in London but I am taken aback to hit such level in Bude.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023

Wow! Wow! Wow! I brought my son here as a treat and a break from his mammoth trek north (Land's End to John O’Groats) and we couldn't have been more delighted. Even if he hadn't been subsisting on dried meals in a bag, the food...way surpassed any other restaurant meal we could have opted for. Vegetables so beautifully prepared as to bring out the best in them with sprinklings of toasted hazelnut, herbs and seasonings. Gorgeous cocktails with a second half price. Tender chicken and crispy/fluffy potatoes. And a few wonderful combinations of things I'd have not thought of that worked so well. Definitely go if you can!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 August 2023 via mobile

I can’t rate this place highly enough. We were totally blown away by the food. It’s like the best of ottolenghi at half the price and hardly anyone knowing about it. The side dishes were so unassuming but to die for (I’ll be dreaming of...the hazelnut green beans), my hake was delicious and i don’t know where to start with the chocolate mousse. Every wine or cocktail we had was delicious and service perfect. Just wish I lived near Bude! Thank you for such a great eveningMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 August 2023

An absolute gem! My favourite spot for lunch or dinner in Bude. Staff are friendly and welcoming, and their knowledge of the menu was so appreciated! Thank you for making us feel so looked after. The food is just divine and we all left full...and satisfied. The extensive wines and cocktails ensured that everyone in my family got something they loved, or tried something new.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 August 2023

Wonderful relaxed evening with beautiful food and wine and really great welcoming staff. Loved the decor 😊

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2023

Delicious food, lovely atmosphere, friendly service, a real treat. We are vegetarian and very well catered for. Wish Temple would write a cookbook with some of their recipes!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2023 via mobile

Heard good things about this place so decided to give it a try Surprised to see how quiet it was on a Friday night during peak holiday season. We were one of just 4 tables We ordered our drinks and the wine was corked. It...didn’t taste right and the lady at the table next to us also tried it and confirmed it wasn’t right. Saying to the waitress it was corked she replied that “But there is no cork in the wine” clearly their staff don’t even understand what a corked bottle of wine even means! The manger came over and she explained that they the staff tried the wine and it was fine just acidic. I disagreed. She agreed to take off the bill whatever they can resell the wine for by the glass in the bar upstairs. Because the bottle had been opened. So for every glass sold she would knock £7.50 off our bill for the amount of wine drunk. I’ve never come across a more ridiculous situation. So our refund on the wine is dependent on how many people in another bar agree to order the opened wine that we have just returned?! Incredible. I wasn’t expecting a haggling and bartering system - just a simple apology and an offer to change the wine for another or take it off the bill Eventually she gave in and changed the wine The food was ok. Just ok. The rolled chicken with herbs was bland. The monkfish tails were perfectly cooked and tasked just ok. The coconut rice pudding tasted of lemongrass and not of coconut. Overall the food was average and the service was good other than the managers attitude over the wine.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Temple is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4