Sarah Maccuaig, the social media and content manager at Discover Clevedon, takes us on a culinary day trip in the Victorian seaside town for #FoodFriday. 

Sarah Maccuaig, content manager at Discover Clevedon

Image - Sarah Maccuaig

Tucked between the Bristol Channel and some of the most fruitful farming land in the South West, our coastal town boasts a variety of independent cafes and restaurants celebrating local produce to suit every appetite.

From coffee shops and paleo cafes, to fine dining and wood-fired pizza, get the full flavour of Clevedon with our day trip guide for the culinary connoisseur.

Brunch

First thoughts for any foodie arriving in Clevedon usually turn to where you can refuel before taking in the town. Coffee and cake or eggs and bacon, we’ve got it covered. 67 Barista Barber is a firm favourite for many locals. You can pick up a cup of locally roasted coffee, chat with friendly baristas and even get a quick trim if you have the time! Head a little further along Hill Road for freshly baked bread, pastries, cake and savouries at Pullins Bakery.

Bigger appetites may appreciate a more fried affair at No. 5. With a tasty selection of English breakfast options and contemporary brunch favourites, there’s plenty to choose from while enjoying the view from their beach front location. If you’re on the hunt for elevenses, we’d suggest the white chocolate rocky road or a sticky toffee cake at Old Street Pantry.

67 Barista Barber in Clevedon

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Lunch

Those with a taste for the Mediterranean should look to Murrays on Hill Road for authentic flavours of Italy. Making good use of their delicatessen next door, the menu at Murrays includes a repertoire of classic dishes and bakehouse pizzas.

For a healthier mid-day meal, Sow and Arrow expertly prepare food that’s great for the body as well as the appetite. Paleo, ketogenic, gluten free and low carb dishes fill the menu with wholesome foods that will keep you going right through to supper.

Visitors to Clevedon on a Sunday are spoilt for choice when it comes to the traditional roast. The Limehouse is a firm favourite with locals for an excellent quality Sunday menu and a cosy, comfortable bistro setting. Once satisfied from their locally sourced menu, it’s hard not to stay for another drink from their comprehensive bar. Watch the world go by from their sunny location on Hill Road.

Plate of food at Sow and Arrow in Clevedon

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Fish and chips

You couldn’t come to the Clevedon coast without savouring that seaside classic, fish and chips! There are plenty of local chip shops who are happy to oblige, like Clevedon Fish Bar. For something special, there’s no better place to enjoy freshly caught crab or a fish finger sandwich than at Tiffin at the Pier, where there are enviable views across the water too. A selection of fish dishes and light lunch options are served on stylish paper platters with traditional wooden cutlery keeping an informal coastal atmosphere from the comfort of their Pier location.

Fish and chips from Tiffin at the Pier

Image - Tiffin at the Pier

Dinner

Clevedon has a variety of restaurants ready to transport you to the many gastronomic corners of the world, such as Monsoon Indian Restaurant – a local gem on Old Church Road. Uniquely, diners at the Monsoon are invited to visit the kitchens and see where their food is prepared.

Puro wine bar and restaurant serve fine dining quality, seasonal food within a sophisticated setting. Enjoy a tipple from their carefully curated wine list with a sharing board or perhaps peruse their celebrated cocktail menu before a sumptuous, intimate meal.

Those in need of being spoilt should look no further than The Cellar. With rooms available to stay, you’ll have no reason to leave after a selection of authentic, tasty tapas, classic bistro dishes and devilishly irresistible deserts.

Ingredients are key at Scoozi, serving high quality ingredients in an authentic and inviting setting. Choose from wood-stone pizzas expertly prepared on in house, hand-stretched dough or peruse their pasta, risotto grill and forno options for a true taste of Italy.

Tapas at The Cellar in Clevedon

Image - The Cellar

Hungry for more? See Discover Clevedon’s Food & Drink page for a full list of places to eat and drink.

About the author

Sarah Maccuaig is the social media and content manager for the Discover Clevedon website, having moved to the town two years ago. Discover Clevedon is funded by Clevedon Business Improvement District, a partnership of 250 local businesses formed to promote and enhance Clevedon in the face of the growing threat of the internet to traditional town centres.

Along with the website, there are plans to improve signage around the town to help people get around, add more murals, flowers and posters installed in empty shops to make the shopping streets more attractive. They are also key to promoting local events and have big plans set for the seafront in 2020.

Follow Discover Clevedon on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter to keep up with the latest developments and find Sarah on Instagram.

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