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The Taw Restaurant, Barnstaple

Stunning views of the Taw Estuary.

A petroc hospitality and catering student waitering tables

The Taw Restaurant in Barnstaple is a unique dining experience boasting fine views of the Taw Estuary.

All of our menu items are, where possible, locally sourced and made from fresh ingredients; from Artisan bread to homemade ice cream. To complement our dining menus The Taw has a fully licensed bar, a full wine list and a range of barista drinks. Our trainee chefs and front of house team are supervised by a passionate brigade of highly trained catering professionals. The Taw can also host private functions or corporate events with additional meeting facilities available.

Take a look at our opening days and times on the right of this page>>

Why not treat yourself or a group of friends to an afternoon of pampering? The Taw is situated within the Lifestyle Centre which boasts hair, beauty and nail studios so you can combine a lovely lunch or evening meal with a pamper package!


Please note: Tables are currently limited to parties of six or less and face masks must be worn when entering and moving around the restaurant. Face masks may be removed when seated.

Additional information

We will be open for lunch and dinner on the following dates:

Thursday Lunch Menu

October: 7, 21

December: 2, 9

January: 27

February: 10

March: 3, 17

May: 12, 26

June: 9, 16

Thursday Dinner Menu

November: 4, 18, 25

December: 2, 9

February: 3, 10, 17

March: 3, 10, 17, 24

May: 12, 19, 26

Friday Lunch Menu

October: 8, 22

November: 12

December: 3, 10

January: 28

February: 11

March: 4, 18

April: 1

May: 13, 27

June: 10, 17

  Coffee Lunch Dinner
Monday Closed Closed Closed
Tuesday Closed Closed Closed
Wednesday Closed Closed Closed
Thursday* 10:00am-1:30pm From 12:00pm** From 6:30pm
Friday* 10:00am-1:30pm From 12:00pm** Closed
Saturday Closed Closed Closed
Sunday Closed Closed Closed

*Alternate weeks
**last orders 1:00pm

Please note that the restaurant is closed during college holidays.

For further information regarding the restaurant or to make a reservation, please call 01271 852483 or email thetaw@petroc.ac.uk.