Seafood restaurantsOf course, Devon is known for its beautifully fresh fish and shellfish, which means that some of the UK’s best seafood restaurants can be found here too. If your idea of foodie heaven is sweet, tender, just-cooked scallops, a meaty mackerel or the very best fish and chips – then Devon’s the place for you.
Speciality restaurantsWe may have lots of lovely traditional restaurants and pubs here in Devon, but most speciality cuisines can be found here too. The abundance of excellent vegetables means that there are some really good places to eat if you’re vegan, vegetarian or just trying to be lean and green – try River Cottage near Axminster. And then of course we have restaurants that serve Indian, Thai, Mexican, Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Nepalese, Portuguese, Moroccan, fusion … and quite possibly a few more besides.
Here is a picture of myself foraging in some woodlands on the outskirts of Plymouth Devon for some wild garlic, this wild leave is incredible with such strong flavours packing a real punch. this ingredient is super versatile and with a very short season get out there and pick some, this grows in abundance so any local woodlands you will be sure to find some. Below I have mentioned a wild garlic pesto recipe which is fantastic, drizzled over some homemade pizzas, or partnered with some grilled chicken or roasted lamb. Please give it a go and enjoy!!
- 80 grams wild garlic leave washed and dried.
- 20 grams sesame seeds.
- zest of 1 lemon.
- 150ml pomice oil.
- Generous pinch of salt.