Head Chef, Scott, 24 has a real passion for food. After spending a short period of time working with Michael Caine’s the 2 Michelin star Chef at Gidleigh Park and the Bath Priory he made an exceptional reputation for himself and the inn.Awarded his first rosette in 2008, he and his brigade of 3 or 5 in the high season continue to keep the high standards and consistency by using fresh, local produce wherever they can. We are very well known for our seafood, and the freshest fish, lobster and hand dived Scallops are caught straight from the Bay in front of the inn by the village fishermen, which Scott works very closely with.
The Cricket is surrounded by lush Devonshire countryside giving us the best Beef, Lamb and Pork plus local vegetables from Artichokes to Asparagus when in season, free range eggs including duck which make the best Crème Brulee. Pretty much everything that comes from our kitchen is made by the chefs in house, from the Crab soup to the Tartare Sauce, Chicken Liver Parfait to the Baked Alaska, each meal is prepared and cooked to order so when the customer ask can they have the Seafood Pancake without the Parmesan it’s not a problem, but be aware when we are busy there can be a wait.
The Cricket was first awarded a Red Rosette by the AA for the quality of its food in 2008 and has continued to keep the quality to this level. Our chef’s have a passion for producing exciting dishes using fresh local produce, the Crab, Lobster and Scallops come straight out the Bay in front of the Inn, along with the many varieties of fish that you will find on our menu. Whether your taste is for Lobster, line caught Sea Bass, traditional fish and chips or Devonshire steaks there is always something for everybody including the kids. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Private Dining or Functions
The new Pavilion restaurant is ideal for private dining or many types of functions, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, etc with sitting for up to 46 or more for a buffet for larger parties up to 150 the whole Inn can be made available, so if you are looking for something special for a party of 6 or a buffet for 150 our chefs can cater for your every need.
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