Lunch: Sat-Sun 12noon-3pm
Dinner: Wed-Sat 6pm-11pm [Last orders at 9pm]
It’s all about the food
We cook food that is modern, innovative and packed with flavour using flavours, oils and spices from France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Lebanon and North Africa. Our dishes includes lots of fresh seasonal veggies, seafood, fish and succulent meats
Everything on the menu at Bowmers is prepared each day in our kitchen. We love food and take great joy from creating and preparing innovative dishes that are packed full of flavour.
We buy our raw ingredients freshly each day, searching out the seasonal best that’s on offer. The menu changes daily to reflect what we can get our hands on and what seems right for the day. Our crab (the star of our legendary Crab Soufflé comes to us from Budleigh Beach and our fish and seafood comes to us each day from Exmouth and Brixham. We work with Devon farmers who farm sustainably and produce high quality meat and poultry.
Our ambition is for our guests to eat casually and well and to take time over a meal at Bowmers, chatting, laughing and catching up with friends and family.
If this feels like the sort of eating experience you enjoy then it sounds like we might just be the perfect match for each other…
We had a lovely evening in great company. The staff were friendly and attentive and the food was almost flawless. One minor criticism was the lamb steak was slightly overcooked. Everything else was on point.
Lovely food, excellent staff and such a shame you are closing
Had a lovely evening with great service. The food was nicely served and the fish was very fresh.
Sitting in the window felt like a very good French sidewalk brasserie. We saw so many friends passing on the high street all of whom waved and looked envious of our lovely dinner spread. Perhaps we could get a publicity discount for presenting such a happy diner image of Bowmers!
We really enjoyed our meal. The soufflé starter was wonderful.
Loved it. A great experience altogether. I can't believe that you are having to close - such a shame that rents are going up to force this!!! Carrie Jost Budleigh
In a different league to anything else in Budleigh Salterton. Casual and relaxed dining with excellent food.
This was our first visit to Bowmers and we were both very impressed. The crab soufflé starter was amazing. Our mains were both delicious too. Looking forward to our next visit.
It was disappointing that the staff did not tell us that they had problems with the electricity that evening. Instead we just waited for a long, long time for our meal. The crab soufffle which we had been looking forward to, arrived looking rather burnt around the edges.
Wonderful food in a relaxed environment. Would highly recommend the hake.
We had one of the best meals for a very long time at Bowmers. Absolutely could not fault a single thing and the service and friendliness of the staff was spot-on too!
Very good food, cooked excellently. Sublime desserts!
Lovely food, nice atmosphere, enjoyable evening all round
Really friendly and attentive waiting staff. Can never fault food.
Really enjoyed our meal with you. The food was excellent and the staff attentive, but gave us lots of space and time. We live in West Dorset and we will certainly be back! Thanks
Some of the best fish and seafood I’ve eaten.
Looking online for restaurants in the weeks before our Budleigh visit, we were delighted to find that Bowmers matched our style, taste and budget, so booked for an early dinner at 5:30 on 19th July before our evening concert at the Music Festival. Four days before our arrival an email asked me to confirm my booking which I happily did. Imagine our surprise on 19th when we arrived at the restaurant to find it locked. After a few minutes bell-ringing a chef appeared and informed us that the restaurant was not opening that evening until 7pm and was anyway fully booked. I showed my online reservation and confirmation but nothing could be done since no front-of-house staff would be there anyway for another hour. Rather than berate the chef who was clearly not at fault we eventually left, but I have rarely been so angry let alone hungry, all this made worse because not a single other restaurant in Budleigh was open. Bowmers management seem to have failed to review their forward bookings when changing their opening hours for a specific night. In my view this is inexcusable. Had we enjoyed our Thursday meal we had also planned to eat there early on Saturday 21st. Needless to say we made other arrangements. The final insult arrived in my inbox the following day, asking me to review our visit !! You just read it.
Great meal at Bowmers, perfect service and tasty food. The best in Budleigh.
An amazing and very memorable crab souffle, to die for! It was a great meal, all of the fish and seafood was cooked to perfection, very enjoyable.
Another excellent meal at Bowmers
Food and service is as good as ever! We always enjoy our frequent visits.
The food was delicious, the best falafel I have ever had and the pavlova was perfect!
Fabulous lobster once again! Beautifully prepared and so fresh. Will be back... Thank you