Number Eight

Number Eight

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Hours
Thu
18:00 - 22:30
Fri
18:00 - 22:30
Sat
18:00 - 22:30
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
French
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
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About
We are a fine dining restaurant situated in the heart of Bideford, using fresh local produce to create fun and exciting dishes with an monthly changing menu. We are a young couple who are enthusiastic and passionate about what we do.
CUISINES
French
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Table Service
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles330 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

KeepinItReal
Dagenham19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
FOH: Lovely owner/FOH, attentive without hovering over tables Food: Refined and Modern. Light, tasty, surprising. Portion sizes are sufficient and the Chocolate bar is one of the best desserts we’ve had. I would think that the coffee + petit fours would be nice to give all eating coffee their own portion of petit fours as they are too small to share almost. Venue: Cosy and neat, we sat next to the mirror which is a little distracting and something we would probably ask to avoid next time- but understand how it can appear to increase the size of the room Price: 3x Courses (Plus 2 extras, coffee, 1 petit fours, 2 drinks each) for £120 Overall good evening and would recommend to anyone looking for a nice night out in the area. We hoped to have the tasting menu (wrong day) but we’re happy with a la carte decisions ultimately.
Written 6 February 2020
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42gillr999
Exeter25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
An excellent fine dining cosy restaurant with warm friendly helpful service and a brilliant menu. The dishes are an interesting combination of fine flavours all beautifully served, It is excellent value for money and many additional touches make the experience very special. Booking is probably essential and there is a large public car park close by.
Written 23 January 2020
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Naishcombe
Bideford456 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Our favourite restaurant in Bideford. Chloe and Josh have created a relaxed modest sized restaurant. Menu changes regularly to utilise local produce in season. Usually meat and fish both feature. Chloe is front of house and is a relaxed, friendly and efficient hostess. Josh works the kitchen where the fine dishes are prepared. With just the two of them working all aspects the bookings are phased to ensure the meals arrive in a timely manner. A very special place.
Written 18 February 2020
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Glenn L
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 family
Where do we start. Very quiet and lovely restaurant in the middle to town. We were welcomed by a lovely Chloe who knew who we were and welcomed us to our table. We were given a drinks menu and asked for a “pre drink”. The restaurant has only 4 tables so your party feels very private and secluded. The 7 course menu is phenomenal and I feel you can only experience this if you have been there. We had a quiet chat with the owner Chloe and it’s only her and her partner the chef who work there. (They even do the washing up). Every food came out and was warm and full of flavour. Each course was amazing in different flavours you would never match together at home. The menu is a variety of fish and meat. We had a vegetarian in our party who they accommodated to fantastically. I honestly can’t put into words the experience this was. The value for money is brilliant and the chef is on par if not better than any top celebrity chef out there. I would 100% recommend number eight if you are local or a visitor. Get you booking in early as this place is very exclusive and only takes 4 tables at a time. They are currently booked until October (in early July). Overall incredible experience. Get your bookings in. Thanks for an amazing experience.
Written 11 July 2021
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BenandNat2016
Birmingham85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
My wife booked a table at Number Eight for my birthday as we were spending the weekend in Westward Ho!. I’m so glad she did! We each had 3 courses and each one was amazing! The small in between courses were beautiful too. Every dish was made with thought, love and precision and you could tell the chef loved their job. Service was attentive and professional and the courses came at just the right pace. With it being a small restaurant and only having a small number of tables, it’s worth booking in advance.
Written 1 March 2020
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Wopstrop
St. Albans61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
We had one of the best meals of our visit to Devon. Due to Covid, this restaurant is taking 50% deposit for a tasting menu. Fair play to Chloe and Josh, who run this restraint on their own. The 6 course tasting menu is prepared and presented to the highest standard. The food was so good, we can’t stop talking about it days after. Thank you very much for an excellent evening.
Written 15 August 2020
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The-Heads
Markfield30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
Following previous reviews we booked this restaurant about 6 weeks before we were due to visit the area on holiday from Leicester. From the first time we spoke with Chloe she was very accommodating and welcoming. The restaurant is very small with only about 8 tables. Despite this it is very intimate and well decorated. The five courses we had were all very well presented and extremely tasteful. I believe the food was on par of Michelin Star quality. Chloe and Josh have developed a fabulous 5 star restaurant. Don't change anything and please don't go anywhere until we return next year. Thanks both for a wonderful evening and great food. S & C...
Written 6 March 2020
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MrsP-Somerset
Taunton187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 solo
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.
Written 16 August 2021
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Ann H
Worcestershire38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 couples
Such a joy to have a table at number right. As ever a wonderful warm welcome from Chloe and a delicious menu from Josh. They have carefully thought through life in our new strange world, focusing on what they do best. Local ingredients where possible,and a tasting menu showcasing them. Ensuring no wastage, all helping the local economy and must be good for the environment too. Contact the restaurant in advance if you have specific allergies or would prefer a vegetarian menu,Every dish succulent and full of flavour, pork belly, hake, local lamb, strawberries bursting with flavour and the lightest chocolate mousse. Finally a selection of cheese from the South West. Every precaution is taken to make you feel safe as a diner, just a wonderful experience. Like everyone else at Number Eight last night we have booked again. You will need to book in advance if you would like to eat here
Written 30 August 2020
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Ann H
Worcestershire38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 couples
Missing Number Eight, we tried Number Eight at home. A lovely idea, the food selection is good and delivered mid afternoon. The menu is well thought through, cooking was straightforward (one oven temperature and microwave)Importantly instructions were easy to follow, so really easy to prepare with little effort. We had wonderful focaccia, king prawns, a delicious ox cheek cottage pie with carrot puree and vegetables, followed by an incredible chocolate mousse. The bottle of tempranillo was a perfect accompaniment. Whatever Josh and Chloe do, they do it really well
Written 19 July 2020
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Malcolm489
Bideford161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
After missing out in May for my birthday, we rebooked for SWMBOS' birthday, we were not disappointed. The six course taster menu was superb, fresh home baked bread as a starter, followed by scallop, curry, cucumber, raisin and peanut, wonderful. Pigs cheek, apple, celeriac and black pudding, divine. Hake, mushroom, grape, cauliflower and chicken, excellent. Lamb rump, lamb shoulder, salsa verde and onion, the best I have ever tasted. Strawberries, champagne and basil, heavenly. Last but not least chocolate, cherry, pistachio and yoghurt, I have run out of words to describe the fantastic food we were served. The service once again was first class, professional and very covid safe. We will return.
Written 16 August 2020
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Gavin Childs-Brown
Cambridge52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
What a find! It’s always a gamble when you’re not a local to find somewhere special to eat and on this occasion we made the right choice. The service was excellent, the food first class - it puts many a celebrity restaurant to shame. The 6 course tasting menu was flavorsome, hot and very well presented. We are big foodies and this place did not disappoint. Ten out of ten - well done guys! I wish you both much success for the future.
Written 8 September 2020
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Rodney L
Barnstaple22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 couples
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!
Written 30 September 2021
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AndrewJ
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
We have just had another wonderful meal at Number Eight..possibly the best yet. Every dish was packed full of flavour and varying textures. Mackerel with Rhubarb, just enough tartness to cut through the rich oily fish ; Hake on Fungi..in a caramel sauce? Mmmmm; Passion Fruit Posset had so many zingy tropical fruit flavours yum, yum. I didn't mention the amuse bouche and pre-dessert ...both divine. Deservedly winning awards, we really enjoy a night out here and are returning in 2 weeks...can't wait!
Written 7 February 2020
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Sue D
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 family
Second visit to number 8 Food fantastic, cooked extremely well And service impeccable.just moved to Devon 6 months ago.what a great find in the food magazine. The presentation of the food would give London restaurants a run for their money. I should know l just retired from being a chef in London myself. We shall definitely be going again.only 1 chef and 1 front of house. They work hard but know what they are doing.
Written 8 March 2020
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