Welcome to Number Eight

We are a couple run, small, intimate and relaxed fine dining restaurant which is situated down a quiet backstreet just off the quay in Bideford. Our aim is to create a dining experience with ever changing seasonal menus. Upon arrival you will be greeted by Chloe who will provide you with welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable hosting. With Joshua behind the stove cooking up tasting menus using the best local produce sourced from the South West to create exciting and passionate dishes. With 30 plus years experience between us, working in well known restaurants around the Cornish coast gaining experience and skills, we have now decided to spread our wings and express ourselves and show the passion we have for food and service. We look forward to welcoming you to dine with us soon!

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 Restaurant News

Our current premises is up for sale so at some point this year we will be moving into what used to be the riverbank or to some locals the old swan. We have a huge amount of renovating to do and as we are doing most of this ourselves it will take a while. For now we are not taking bookings past July as until we progress further we don’t have a moving date set in stone, and we don’t want to let anyone down. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram for updates and pictures as we renovate. We cant wait to welcome you in the near future, Joshua and Chloe.

Monday – closed
Tuesday – closed
Wednesday – open from 6.30pm
Thursday – open from 6.30pm
Friday – open from 6.30pm
Saturday – open from 6.30pm
Sunday – closed


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We don’t have an online booking system as we like to deal with each customer on a personal level. Contact us via email to get yourself booked in.

Please read the below information before booking

  • We offer a 7 course tasting menu only at £80 per person
  • Bookings will be available at 6.30pm, 7.00pm and 7.30pm
  • We will require a deposit of £25 per person to secure your booking
  • Deposits are non refundable if less than 48 hours notice is given to cancel the booking
  • We still have some Covid 19 precautions in place 
  • Sadly we don’t accept children under the age of 7
  • Due to the size of the restaurant unfortunately we don’t accept dogs
  • Menu price subject to change due to market prices 
  • Due to the restaurant layout we cant seat tables larger than 6 people
  • We do offer private hire of the restaurant for larger groups