The Taw Restaurant

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.

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!

For further information regarding the restaurant or to make a reservation, please call 01271 852483 or email

The restaurant will close for the summer on 20 June 2019.

Lunch Menu

The Taw is open for lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in term time from 12noon (last orders 1.15pm).

The Taw offers a variety of menus through specialist lunch theme weeks. Please contact us for more information on upcoming menus.

16 January to 22 March 2019 Winter lunch  See menu for individual prices


Evening Menu

The Taw is open for dinner on Tuesday and Thursday in term time from 6.30pm.

Unless otherwise stated, our evening menus are always based on three courses.

15, 17, 22, 24 and 31 January Sizzling Grill £16.50
29 January Chefs' Charity Dinner £30.00
4 February An Evening with Mark Dodson £30.00
7, 12, 26, 28 February Taste of Asia £17.50
14 February Valentine's Day Dinner £17.50
5, 7, 19, 21, 26 March Tapas Menu tba
28 March Taste of the Funfair Adults £12.50; children £8.50
2 and 4 April New York Grill tba
25 April, 14 May and 16 May 2019 Seafood Supper tba
21 and 23 May Food and Wine Menu tba
4 June, 6 June and 11 June 2019 Indian dinner tba
21 May to 20 June 2019 Food and Wine Menu tba


Special Upcoming Events:

Chefs' Charity Dinner - 29 January

The Taw will be hosting a charity dinner for Children's Hospice SW in partnership with some of South West’s great chefs. Chef's will incude Head Chef for Lewtrenchard Manor, Tommy Browning; the Head Pastry Chef from Saunton Sands, Andrea Santos; Head Chef Jamie Coleman from The Beach at Bude; and Dez Turland, Executive Chef for the Brend Group.  The line-up of guest chefs will be showcasing their skills alongside our catering students to deliver a four-course tasting menu. These events have proven to be very popular previously and the feedback regarding the food has been excellent. Booking is essential.


An Evening with Mark Dodson - 4 February
The Taw is proud to announce an evening with the highly acclaimed Michelin starred chef Mark Dodson and some of his kitchen team; all of whom are former Petroc students.  During the evening, Mark will be sharing his culinary skills and knowledge with some of our catering students. This special evening will also include canapes on arrival.  


Taste of the Funfair - 28 March 
Students from the Foundation Degree in Business and Events are hosting a "Taste of the Funfair” event at The Taw restaurant on 28 March. The event will include an opening performance, stilt walkers and lots of fun and games.  Food will include a build your own burger and an interactive dessert with fill your own doughnuts and decorate your own cake pop.  This is a family fun event suitable for all ages.


Please note: some menu items may change subject to market availability.

Not seen the Taw Restaurant before? Have a look around with the 360 tour below. 

Opening Times

Monday Closed Closed Closed
Tuesday Closed Closed From 6.30pm
Wednesday 10.00am - 1.30pm From 12.00pm Closed
Thursday 10.00am - 1.30pm From 12.00pm From 6.30pm
Friday 10.00am - 1.30pm From 12.00pm Closed

Please note that the restaurant is closed during college holidays.

The restaurant will also be closed on the following dates:

5 February
12 & 14 March
23 & 30 April
2, 7 & 9 May 
13, 25 & 27 June