This pretty market town sits on the banks of the Axe, surrounded by the stunning landscapes of the Blackdown Hills and East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Close to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and with excellent rail connections to Exeter and London, the area attracts many visitors and is a popular residential town. Restaurants in Axminster therefore have a diverse clientele of locals and tourists to satisfy and they do this by providing excellent food in attractive surroundings. You can find Axminster's best restaurants right here on Quandoo, so make sure to book a table and experience excellent Axminster food and hospitality for yourself.
The availability of fresh seafood from the nearby Dorset and Devonshire coasts and top-class meat and veg from the surrounding farms has prompted many chefs to open restaurants in Axminster and the surrounding areas. With a focus on fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, these talented cooks are creating some superb dishes reflecting the culinary character of the region. Great steaks, delicate fish and imaginative combinations have helped to create a bit of a foodie oasis in the restaurants around Axminster.
One of the greatest culinary achievements of the county is the famous Devon cream tea. This feast of fluffy, freshly-baked scones, clotted cream, strawberry jam and the perfect pot of tea makes fine use of the excellent local dairy produce and is a delightful way to enjoy an afternoon in the pretty restaurants of Axminster. For a little light entertainment, you can always ask your hosts about the competition between Devon and Cornwall cream teas – the locals are fiercely proud of their own version!
There's no doubt about it: you can enjoy some superb regional British cooking in a number of fine restaurants around Axminster. If you fancy something a little more exotic, however, you're also well-catered for. At Cinnamons, for example, the Indian and Bangladeshi specialities are simply outstanding. The sikandar badi lamb main is a prime example. This complex Indian dish is made with lamb that is marinated for 48 hours in carefully chosen spices before being roasted in the oven until mouth-wateringly tender.