We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

“A perfect meal” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Claytons and The Glasshouse

Claytons and The Glasshouse
Ranked #5 of 137 Restaurants in Barnstaple
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$26
Cuisines: Gastropub, European
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
135 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“A perfect meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2015 via mobile

This is the second time I've been here, and once again had an excellent meal. This time, I went the whole hog and had three courses. Barnstaple is not in itself a major tourist town, so it's all the more delightful to find a restaurant of this calibre, especially at such a reasonable price.

I had the scallops as a starter, three perfectly cooked scallops, tender, flavoursome and delicious, on a potato fondant (cooked just right) on a bed of crushed petits pois with a hint of lemon. Sublime.

For main I had moules frites, local mussels cooked perfectly again in a rich cream sauce.

Technically, I was now too stuffed for a dessert, but that didn't deter me. I had the dark chocolate brownie with white chocolate and Malteser ice cream. Again, just wonderful.

The presentation was lovely, the service friendly and attentive without being pushy, and all in all a Michelin starred experience at a small town price.

Helpful?
Thank ChrisSouthville
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

384 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    275
    81
    19
    7
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Bristol
Level Contributor
267 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Quick and superb food served by very nice staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015

Many positive reviews suggested I give this a go. The choice of starters and/or main courses suited my needs and the whitebait at £6 was very nice. The homemade steak burger that followed (£11) was fantastic and too filling! Fish courses are available as is a rump steak at £21 (which may be good value if the burger is anything to go by. A nice range of locally brewed beer was stocked and the bar staff and waiters were attentive and very hospitable. On the whole impressive.

  • Visited January 2015
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank ChiefRN
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Resto for Business”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015

+ Super trendy bar & excellent barfood downstairs. Brilliant restaurant upstairs. Excellent seasonal local produce based fine dining experience, but with proper portions!

Visited December 2014
Helpful?
Thank John A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Luton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent Dining Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

We found this restaurant almost by accident and what a find!
This is a stylish location with a varied and excellent menu. The waiting staff were attentive and friendly, helping with adjustments to dishes to cater for a dietary restriction, which the chef and the kitchens managed beautifully. The food is superbly prepared and very well presented.
Our only regret was that we 'discovered' Claytons the day before we went home, or we would certainly have been back for more.

  • Visited January 2015
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Pete H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
2 reviews
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

The staff were attentive, courteous and had a good sense of humour. Food delicious and beautifully presented. Great atmosphere. I would recommend Clayton's for any occasion. The staff decorated the table with item I had bought, so all was ready when we arrived. We will be back very soon.

Visited December 2014
Helpful?
Thank Chrissie W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Claytons and The Glasshouse also viewed

 
Barnstaple, Devon
 

Been to Claytons and The Glasshouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing