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Lapsewood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Lapsewood High Street, Exmoor National Park, Porlock, England
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of our short break in Porlock we went to Lapeswood for a meal. It was pleasantly busy. We had a glass of wine, Pat had the roast and I had chicken. Both well cooked and enjoyable meals. We also had puddings, Pat had pears and I had a really lovely raspberry and apple tart. It was a good... More 

Thank Edward02
Bristol, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal this evening. Grilled lemon sole, new pots, broccoli & French beans followed by yummy apple & damson pie with custard. The décor may not be the contemporary style of most restaurants we frequent, but we like this unaffected dining experience. It is an easy relaxed atmosphere in friendly surroundings. It must be a great asset to... More 

Thank WillowArt
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What lovely meals, i had exmoor beast steak and mushroom pie and my partner had the venison which both meats melted in your mouth and full of flavour. The service was great and they also allowed me to alter my meal to suit my tastes. I would highly recommended eating here.

Thank DOUG C
North and South
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We were hooked when we read the menu displayed outside. There were so many main courses that we could have enjoyed but the Venison Casserole, on a September evening that had a slight damp chill hint of Autumn, was irresistible. We were not disappointed the taste was just what we had hoped for and even though the portions were generous... More 

Thank CandWNorthandSouth
West Berks,England
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

A really friendly little restaurant in Porlock. Good honest food, good wines and lovely service. Lots of repeat customers mean that it's best to book, especially weekends. We really enjoyed our evening. No gimmicks just tasty home cooked food.

Thank puffafish
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118 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

A small family run restaurant with a warm and friendly welcome. My favourite is the local Exmoor Venison casserole. Never had anything to compare and finish up with home made fruit pies and custard. This little place is a gem. You must try it.

Thank Tony B
Swanage, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

We ate here on our 2nd night in Porlock but would not go back. We arrived at 730, moderately busy only one person waiting tables/front of house. Given menus fairly promptly but then no drinks order taken 20 mins later were asked for our food choices. it would have been good to have been able to have a glass of... More 

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Hook, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

Small family run restaurant.good food and service. A nice home made broccoli and Stilton soup, delicately flavoured and piping hot. Venison casserole good value, piping hot and tasty. Served with roast and new potatoes and three vegetables which were nicely cooked, just like home. A nice Cote de Rhone wine £15.95 and other wines reasonably priced.

Thank John H
Minehead, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

We love eating at this small restaurant. The food is always excellent and the service is friendly and quick. Great value for money.

Thank Elaine K
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

We enjoy eating out at our favourite restaurant - the Lapsewood for our evening meals. We have been eating here on all our visits to Porlock. This is a family run restaurant, conveniently located in easy walking distance of most of the B & B's in the area. They offer nightly roasts as well as a la carte alternatives. The... More 

Thank Mike S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lapsewood High Street, Exmoor National Park, Porlock, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Porlock
postcode TA24 8PU

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?