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A fine dining restaurant and café with rooms that's one of the best places to eat in the south Devon and Exeter/Exmouth area. 

The Salutation Inn Restaurant

68 Fore Street Topsham Exeter Devon EX3 0HL 01392 873 060

We say

The great thing about pubs that close down is that they're often re-born as something better, and arguably that's the case with the Salutation Inn, a café and restaurant that has risen from this old Topsham pub. It's a restaurant with rooms basically, but (although the rooms are lovely) the emphasis is probably on the food, and above all fine dining, with local chef Tom Williams-Hawkes using everything he learned under Michael Caines at Gidleigh Park to create a menu that's both refined and tasty, and makes the most of the fantastic produce that's available on the doorstep. There is a choice of three menus, which change weekly, ranging from a regular 4-course menu (with choices) to 6 and 8 course tasting menus, and prices are very reasonable considering the quality of the food. If you can't stretch to the restaurant, just enjoy breakfast, lunch or a cream tea in the bright and airy Glasshouse café, whose pastries and cakes are sublime; they offer light lunches during the week, including a prix-fixe menu for £19.50 (for 2 courses) and decent and very popular roasts on Sunday lunchtimes.

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How much?

4-Course Menu £42.50, wine flight to match £32.50; 6-Course Tasting Menu £59.50, wine flight to match £42.50; 8-Course Tasting Menu £85.00, wine flight to match £60. Cream teas £16 per person.

When?

Restaurant Mon–Sat 6.30pm–9pm, Glasshouse Mon–Fri 8am–5pm, Sat & Sun 8.30am–5pm.   

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