Top five places to eat and drink in Bude

Made up of rugged coastline, salty sea air and panoramic scenery, Bude is an underrated gem on the North Cornish coast. Yet beyond its sandy shores lies a colourful seaside town, harnessing its own unique culture and atmosphere with a range of highly esteemed places to grab a bite or enjoy a sundowner after a day on the beach. We have come up with a list of our top five places to eat and drink in Bude this summer, ready for you to tuck in during your stay.

The Deck

The essence of The Deck is based on the relationship between food and travel, combining the best flavours from around the world to create mouth watering dishes. Situated just minutes from Summerleaze beach, their menu is inspired by street traders in Asia, seafood from Europe and chargrilled flare from down under, and contains a selection of skewers, fresh fish and grilled goodness, all served in laid back, beachside interiors. Described by the team as ‘flip flop dining’, head straight from the beach to this eatery for dinner, seaside style.


Temple sits in the heart of Bude and merges fine dining with a fresh, simple outlook which focusses on the idea of healing. Using local, seasonal ingredients, their food mirrors the simple joy of living harmoniously within beautiful surroundings, with the aim to heal the landscape we live in. Here you will find perfectly portioned dishes of braised fennel, BBQd mushrooms, daily fresh fish and porchetta with courgettes and picked shallots. For unique, nourishing cuisine, look no further than this roof terrace restaurant.

The Bank at Bude Tapas bar

Set alongside the peaceful ripples of the River Neet, The Bank is Bude’s resident tapas bar, serving an array of authentic small plates designed to be shared with friends. Tapas is inspired by interaction, conversation and sharing, and the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere of the restaurant mirrors this. Situated just a short walk from the main stretch of town and beaches, the serene riverside location sets the tone for an inviting evening of good company and delicious food.

Elements Restaurant

Situated on the rugged clifftops between Bude and Widemouth bay, Elements Restaurant makes the best of this beautiful, isolated location. Looking out over windswept cliffs and endless horizon, you can enjoy their modern Italian menu, best accompanied by some house-recommended wine. Eat here after a long walk on the South West coast path or take the five-minute drive to this peaceful haven after a day on the bustling beach.

The Beach at Bude Hotel bar

The Beach at Bude is your go to spot for sundowners the colour of the evening sky. Feel the aura of sophistication at this chic seafront cocktail bar which overlooks Summerleaze beach. Part of The Beach at Bude hotel, this spot is perfect for an evening of winding down after a day in the sun. The laid-back interiors, decadent drinks and bar nibbles all make the visit worthwhile.