There are lots of great places to eat in Barnstaple and we thought we’d give you a helping hand by putting together this list of some of the healthiest options on offer so when you go out you can focus on enjoying yourself instead of worrying about what to eat.

62 The Bank Barnstaple
62 The Bank is a contemporary bistro in Barnstaple.

62 The Bank 

Starter – Panko Prawns. Tiger prawns coated in panko crumbs served with lime and sweet chilli 

Main – Sirloin Steak with grilled mushroom & tomato. Choose the sweet potato fries.

Claytons & The Glasshouse – Restaurant & lounge bar in Barnstaple –







Claytons & The Glasshouse 

Starter- Pan seared scallops with strawberry and basil salsa with herbs  

Main- Homemade beetroot, carrot and courgette burger with houmous avocado and watercress.

lilicos tapas lounge and bar
Lilicos Tapas Lounge & Bar –


Starter- Olives  

Main – (Tapas)  

Go for the seafood dishes; shell of king prawn with chilli nuts and honey   

Bull & Bear Bar & Kitchen – American comfort food, craft beers & sport –

Bull and Bear  

Starter – Fried jalapenos in a light crispy batter served with a sour cream dip  

Main – Cajun salmon – Grilled salmon fillet rubbed with Cajun spices, served with sweet potato fries which is optional to have but opt for the side salad instead.    

Fat Belly Freds
Fat Belly Fred’s – An Award-winning seafood restaurant in Barnstaple –

Fat Belly Freds 

Starter – Ilfracombe Crab Salad

Main – Hake served on a bed of spring onion mash with samphire and a creamy rosemary and tomato  


Try and stick to a jug of water.  But if you feel like you are missing out, a slimline gin and tonic won’t do much harm. Just remember don’t go overboard with alcohol as the calories plus those from your meal will soon add up. Read the Absolute Alcohol Survival Guide.

All options were correct at the time of writing this post. This is the opinion of Absolute Training & Nutrition. We have chosen these options based on them being the best options in terms of calories and nutrition. You are a grown-up, after all, you can make your own decisions. We just wanted to give you a helping hand.

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