After asking around all holiday for a great place to eat seafood on our final night, The Culbone seemed like the place to go. It is set isolated near the top of a picturesque heather-covered moor, and has lots of parking. The interior is smartly decorated, but any sense of pretense is put aside by a big sign saying dogs and wellies welcome by the window. Our dogs were greeted at the door by our waitress. From my understanding the restaurant offers different specialities each day. The seafood night that we went to was on a Friday. The restaurant was packed, and booking before is strongly advised. The staff were on the verge of being stretched, but their friendliness more than made up for this. We started off by sharing 2 generous portions of whitebait, served simply with on a hot slate with a homemade tartare sauce and lemon wedge. Delicious. My sister opted for spider crab for main, while my step dad went for rock crab. Both were very fresh (caught that morning), and served with tasty bread and paprika aioli. At around £13 for a hefty bit of crab, no complaints can be made in terms of value either. My mum gave me half of her panko breadcrumb crusted lemon sole and homemade thin chips. We ate a lot of fish and chips during the holiday; this was in a league of its own. I had roasted king prawns flavoured with chilli and lemon, again served with the delicious paprika aioli as well as a slice of toast. The desserts looked wonderful, but the dogs were getting restless, so we had to leave. I will be coming back next time I am in Exmoor.
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