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£40 - £75
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What started as a pop-up at No.16 has now become a permanent restaurant at No.14. Enter into a cosy bar and up the spiral staircase to a dining room wi...
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful experience well worth the £35 for 4 courses. The food was exceptional, well presented and a delight to taste. A plethora of flavours from shiitake consommé to ox cheek. Thoroughly recommend this place and cannot wait until we return once more.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! This is how a date night should feel. Each and every plate a work of art and the staff did not make it feel too stuffy

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was spot on, atmosphere was great a lovely feel in the restaurant. Katie was very attentive and knowledgeable explaining each course and wine pairing making our experience even more fantastic, we can’t wait to return

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a valentines tasting menu and I had the flight of wines. Each course was well thought out, had a great connection with some ingredients featuring in following courses and they even coped well with my wife being pescatarian. Wines were well selected and...of a good quality. Staff were attentive without being there too much. Well worth a detour.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not often that you come across an independent restaurant that can amaze you with tastes and flavours like Robert Bryant does Excellent meal served expertly by Jack with knowledge and enough attention as was needed Will definitely return next time we are in Barnstaple

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hands Down the best fine dining experience I've ever had, from start to finish the service was spot on and the food was simply stunning, ESPECIALLY THE PASSIONFRUIT Thanks Jack and thanks so much Rob and your team, we hope 2024 onwards just gets better...and better for you xxMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 December 2023

Another visit to Maiden arch for us, this time for our wedding anniversary. We had the Exmoor Menu with the Wine Flight. Once again, Roberts food did not disappoint. Each dish was beautifully presented and delicious. The beef in particular was a fantastic cut. In...our opinion the Wine Flight adds to the meal, with the drinks chosen by Jason the Sommelier complementing each course. Jason was attentive without being intrusive, and very keen to hear feedback on his wine choices. Thank you Robert and Jason for another wonderful evening. We are looking forward to our next visit and highly recommend Maiden Arch.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2023

This must be the best restaurant in all of north Devon. Tasting menu superbly designed and presented. Full of flavour, but not overwhelming. Cosy relaxed ambience and helpful staff.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2023

We went for dinner with the family. The food was wonderful as was the maitre de. Can’t recommend it enough.SPG

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023

My son and I had lunch (Exmoor menu) on Saturday 27th August. The meal was faultless, locally sourced delicious ingredients cooked with the lightest of touches by chef. We hope to return and try the tasting menu another time. Service also very professional and unobtrusive....All in all a gem of a place.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 August 2023

It is fine dining and a lovely sounding menu. Made booking based on Michelin recommendation. It has a way to go to obtain a star and needs to focus on the details to go further. When my wife and I went there were 13 covers...in the upstairs of the premises which are approached up an alleyway that is not very welcoming. On entering you are led upstairs through an empty bar and informed once everyone is in the door will be locked. Plastic flowers do not make a good impression and smack of cost cutting. There was one person acting as maitre d , sommelier and general server for all tables. He did a good job but it added to a lengthy meal, 3.5 hrs. A couple of dishes were not quite as described, the sauce was not split with the lamb and there was no strawberry as mentioned with one of the desserts. Overall a pleasant experience but could do better with a bit more attention to detail .More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2023

A very special treat indeed. Full of flavour and each dish was presented beautifully. A great evening

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023

An oasis in a county of burger and chips. Last minute booking got us a great table. Tasting menu and accompanying wine flight - amazing. Will be going again.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 April 2023

Enjoyed a lovely lunch yesterday. The 5 course menu was excellent value for money, every course was delicious and beautifully presented. Great service from Jason, who looked after us. We’ll definitely be back…highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 15 April 2023

Excited to find Michelin * restaurant in Barnstaple but unfortunately so very disappointed! Food was very mediocre, we had the £75+ VAT Signature Menu..was it filet we ate or was it veal ? Absolutely tasteless but relied on the sauce we felt. The Ocean dish…...why oh why were the mussel, oyster and prawns washed of all seawater taste? No atmosphere and the music was one of ‘slitting ones wrists’!!! Only 6 couples on a Saturday evening. Only one waiter to do everything and he was brilliant 👏. All the tables were against the walls, so wrong! Silk flowers on the tables… come on.. use fresh ones for a ‘Michelin* ‘ restaurant , silk ones so very cheap. Was it worth the money.. definitely NO…. Will we go back.. afraid not!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Maiden Arch by Robert Bryant - Modern British Fine Dining is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5