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7 High Street, Budleigh Salterton EX9 6LD, England
+44 1395 442676
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“crab souffle” (13 reviews)
“panna cotta” (5 reviews)
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Mediterranean, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
7 High Street, Budleigh Salterton EX9 6LD, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have holidayed in Budleigh many times and have eaten at Bowmers several times each stay. I can honestly say we've never had a bad meal: crab souffle (😋), lobster, steak, fish, seafood - you name it we've enjoyed it, even veggie options! But just...More

Thank Billsdottir
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last minute booking for Sunday lunch - food and service top as ever. Accommodating of our two dogs as well which we really appreciated. Very sad to hear about the forthcoming closure - very much hope that the team can find another venue as the...More

Thank Winemarathon
Jan E, Director at Bowmers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Merci, Merci. Thank you so much for your kind comments - it means a lot to us. We are all very sad at the moment as you might imagine. We would have loved to have stayed and continued to develop Bowmers, but high rent and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Crab souffle was bland and tasteless and my mains fish was overcooked. Very disappointed as we had high hopes judging by previous reviewsMore

3  Thank badger4th
Jan E, Director at Bowmers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Very sorry indeed to hear that you were disappointed by your visit - not something we like to hear at all. I suppose the old 'you can't please all of the people all of the time' will sometimes ring true, but I can only apologise...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely welcoming restaurant much needed in East Devon such a shame that it’s going, food is great good value wine list and attentive service, we had starters of crab soufflé, bruschetta followed by steaks and fish all delicious especially the onion rings and panacotta...More

Thank southwestern
Jan E, Director at Bowmers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind comments and best wishes. It's great to hear that you have enjoyed your times at Bowmers. Don't think it will be a new venue for us - the investment we have put into the business hasn't been realised...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food presented in a pleasant manner offering good value for money. Good sized portions served hot on plates.

Thank Rod E
Jan E, Director at Bowmers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Brilliant and thank you so much for leaving us a review. Very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your food and viewed us as being good v.f.m! All best wishes from Jan and The Bowmers Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the crab soufflé and lobster and chocolate torte best flavours I've had in a long time can't fault anything loved it and sad to know that they will be closing 2019 because of the landlord :-(More

1  Thank kazza d
Jan E, Director at Bowmers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

OOh - best food ever, we are bristling with pride. Thank you so much for your kind words and great to hear that you have enjoyed you food at Bowmers. Yes, we are so disappointed to be leaving but not much we can do, the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended to this restaurant and having arrived in Budleigh, after a very long drive, decided its description of being casual and contemporary would suit us well. We were pleased they agreed to seat us at 6pm, although fully booked for the evening. The...More

5  Thank livingthelife2017
Jan E, Director at Bowmers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Very sorry to hear your comments and thanks for bothering to give us some feedback. We generally always take the cost off if a customer is unhappy with a dish - fortunately this doesn't happen very often but we hate it when it does. So...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018

We went for lunch on a Sunday. It's fair to say that we imagined there would be a traditional roast beef, which there wasn't, but the rump of lamb was an excellent alternative. The premises are in a good position on the main street through...More

Thank NickSidmouth
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Dined here recently, the place was pretty empty early evening and still the service was painfully slow. Waiter more interested in folding tea towels. The menu is very short so making a choice takes one minute. I was dissapointed to hear the ping of microwave...More

3  Thank audittraveler
Jan E, Director at Bowmers, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Oh dear I am really surprised to read a review like this. I am so sorry that you had a disappointing visit. As you will see our reviews are pretty outstanding and we have never had anyone comment about our cleanliness before - none of...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

My husband & I booked a table on a Friday evening. (Really need to book to ensure a table) we shared a crab souffle starter which was delicious, it was a large portion with home made bread. I had the half lobster & my husband...More

Thank louharper
Jan E, director at Bowmers, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Great and thank you so much for bothering to leave a review. We have had a great year for seafood especially lobsters from our fab Budleigh fishermen Sam and Dave. So glad you enjoyed your wine - you can hold us responsible for turning you...More

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Alan C
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Yes we do sell gift vouchers. Please give us a call on 01395 442676 Look forward to hearing from you...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$52
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 High Street, Budleigh Salterton EX9 6LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Budleigh Salterton
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 442676
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Located in glorious Budleigh Salterton in East Devon, minutes from the Sea. We cook local meats, fish, seafood and vegetarian food in a contemporary and Mediterranean influenced style. Our restaurant is comfortable, modern and atmospheric. Light and airy by day, candlelit and atmospheric at night. Welcoming and friendly and setting out to deliver terrific customer service.
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