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Top 10 Best restaurants in Minehead

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Food and food culture are essential parts of the Minehead experience, and any visit to the town wouldn't be complete without sampling its restaurants.  

In this list of the best restaurants in Minehead, we've curated a collection of top-quality establishments that won't break the bank but will still provide you with excellent food and service. With everything from fish and chips to French favourites on offer, there's something for everyone here! Best of all, our brilliant base at Doniford Bay Holiday Park is close by for a lovely Somerset stay.

1. The Wheelhouse Restaurant

1. The Wheelhouse Restaurant

Cuisine: British 

Address: 27 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY 

Sitting at the heart of Minehead, a nine-minute walk from the town centre, The Wheelhouse Restaurant is a darling to locals and repeat visitors alike. It offers delicious home-cooked food with both vegan and children's menu options. There's something for everyone!  

You can enjoy your fresh hot meal from the restaurant's outside seating area as you soak in all of the stunning street views, or there's free Wi-Fi to keep you engaged on your socials. The Wheelhouse Restaurant doesn't intend to leave out anyone from experiencing their delicacies, offering only a 2-hour maximum for reservations.

2. Jenny's Cafe and Restaurant

2. Jenny's Cafe and Restaurant

Cuisine: American, British 

Address: 6 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5UQ 

The Avenue never stops giving the best of Minehead, and Jenny's is another one of the best restaurants in Minehead. Only a three-minute drive from Minehead town centre, this pristine place has a lot to offer. The food looks great, smells great, and tastes great - not just because it was made well but also because of its fresh ingredients. There's an indoor and outdoor seating area for those who want to have their meal while enjoying the street views. 

Jenny's restaurant is open all week! Their website has a great ordering system, and you can get your food delivered to your Haven accommodation too.

3. Apple Tree Tea Rooms

3. Apple Tree Tea Rooms

Cuisine: Cafe 

Address: 29 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY 

When you think of the best cafes in Minehead, think of Apple Tree Tea Rooms. This dog-friendly restaurant is a favourite for locals and tourists alike. Open Wednesday-Sunday, it serves up some of the best light meals and cakes on this side of Somerset. Their homemade cream tea, in particular, is to die for. 

Apple Tree Tea Rooms' interior is colourfully designed, adding to the friendly atmosphere. There's a beautiful tea garden to the rear and a front sitting area with perfect views.

4. Portside Diner

Cuisine: British 

Address: 43 Quay Street, Minehead TA24 5UL 

Right along Quay Street, overlooking the harbour sits another Minehead gem - the Portside Diner. It is a seafront, dog-friendly restaurant and cafe, offering mouth-watering breakfast and lunch dishes with options for vegetarians.

You can choose from a set menu or opt for your own fresh meal from the specials board behind the counter. The prices are affordable, and the service is attentive and friendly!

5. Echo Beach Cafe

5. Echo Beach Cafe

Cuisine: British - vegan specials

Address: Quay St, Minehead TA24 5UL 

This top-rated vegan-friendly restaurant is located along the harbour. Its menu consists of a variety of teas, coffee, and homemade soups and dishes ranging from breakfasts to vegan burgers and snacks.  

Its range of ice cream offerings also includes special guest flavours and a special scoop for your pup. With a relaxing atmosphere and the best harbour view, Echo Beach Cafe is the perfect spot for a healthy breakfast.

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6. Cafe Bar 21

Cuisine: British 

Address: 21 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY 

This is, without a doubt, one of the best English restaurants in Minehead. From the beautiful rear seating area to the comfy front with perfect street views, Cafe Bar 21 is definitely worth a visit. It has friendly staff, a broad vegan-inclusive menu and a rich range of drinks to choose from at the bar.  

Cafe Bar 21 keeps its guests entertained with regular live music performances. The bar also includes several pool tables in case you want to relax with a beer and play a game of pool.

7. Alcombe Tandoori

7. Alcombe Tandoori

Cuisine: Indian

Address: 67 Alcombe Road, Minehead TA24 6BD

Situated approximately a four-minute drive from Minehead's town centre and a five-minute walk from Alcombe Park, Alcombe Tandoori is your go-to Indian restaurant in Minehead. This ravishing restaurant offers a host of Indian cuisines coupled with chef's recommendations, signature dishes, and specials with a dash of English influence.

Alcombe Tandoori has been serving Minehead residents since 1996, and over the years, it has become a staple for so many!

8. Fausto's

Cuisine: Italian 

Address: 16 Parks Street, Minehead TA24 5NQ 

For fresh, tasty, and authentic Italian dishes in Minehead, this is the place to be. Fausto's offers a comprehensive menu with reasonably priced meals, fine wines and beers. They also offer a takeaway and home delivery menu for pizzas and pasta.

9. Passioni Italiane

Cuisine: Italian 

Address: 3A Holloway Street, Minehead TA24 5NP 

Sitting right across from Fausto's is this top-rated Italian restaurant that everyone seems to be talking about. They offer up tasty home-cooked dishes, including vegan and gluten-free options. Judging by the infinite positive reviews, it's safe to say that the food experience here belies the restaurant's small size!

10. Seaview Takeaway

10. Seaview Takeaway

Cuisine: Fish & Chips 

Address: Warren Rd, Minehead TA24 5BG

This takeaway restaurant has the best fish and chips in town. With a dynamic menu offering, it serves a range of different cuisines, from veggie burgers to hot dogs. They also have gluten-free options and special offers for children's meals too! This is one among the very few spots that are open all week, which is always a bonus.

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