Terra Madre: the award-winning restaurant at Broomhill
Experience the finest of North Devon’s produce at Broomhill’s Terra Madre restaurant near Barnstaple. Give your taste buds a serious treat with delicious home-made Mediterranean inspired cuisine. Our passion for good, clean, fair food is evident throughout our dishes, from fresh breads, cakes and biscuits to artisan chorizo and salamis, we offer an array of delicious, home-made treats for visitors to sink their teeth into!
Interesting Sculpture Garden with excellent Restaurant
“Our visit was primarily to have Sunday lunch, but we arrived early and looked around the gardens. The sculpture garden is very extensive and with 300 pieces spread over quite a large woodland area, a good hour or more can be spent looking around. The setting is delightful with a stream running through the woodland, and various small lakes with interesting sculptures thoughtfully placed. Lunch was served in a very stylish dining room, and was imaginative, well presented and delicious. We had 3 courses for £14.95, accompanied by a reasonably priced bottle of wine. The service was friendly and efficient. Overall, a very pleasant experience, and we will definitely return.” — Tony Hopes, Trip Advisor, 18 Jan 2012
Slow food eats well
The award winning Broomhill Kitchen is based around the ‘Slow food’ philosophy, where respect for authentic produce and local ingredients is paramount to our offering - pure celebration on a plate. Consisting of mainly Mediterranean cuisine using fresh, organic, fair trade produce from neighbouring farms and the coast, the menu affords splendid choice and excellent value. Pre booked 3 course lunch served in our intimate restaurant or outside on the sun-warmed terrace including garden ticket £14.95, bar meals from £4.25. We invite you to experience our blend of hospitality and passion — inextricably linked through art and food.
Open for lunch Mon-Sun.
The art of dining with a slow food twist
- Three-Course Lunch £14.95 (Wed-Sun)
- Three-Course Dinner £24.95 (Wed-Sat)
- Lunchtime Bar Meals from £4.25 (Mon-Sun)
Pre-booked Three-Course Lunch includes a FREE ticket to the Sculpture Gardens.
Broomhill High Tea
Baking is one of our passions at Broomhill and with over 30 years experience we offer some seriously mouth-watering treats for you to taste! Indulge yourself with our new Broomhill High Tea treat which serves up a range of delicious home-made cakes, tarts, scones with cream & jam and light snacks. Includes a free late afternoon garden visit.
Pre-booking is essential.
Wed - Fri 16:00-17:00, from £11.50pp
Passion for Good, Slow Food
Home-made bread and pastries
After indulging ourselves for years with the best bread from Boulangerie Poilane in Paris, we decided to buy our own wood-oven and start making our own organic sour dough breads. The beautiful smell of fresh, traditionally made bread in the house makes it worth all the hard work, it’s the best feeling! With a wealth of experience in baking, all of our deserts are home-made with the best ingredients we can find, inc. tarts, cakes, scones and biscuits. All ingredients in our breads are organic, we use flour, spelt and rye from Doves Farm, a Spanish olive oil, sunflour seeds, sesame seeds and Cornish sea salt in our big loaves.
If you are looking for a true taste of Devon then we recommend that your try a delicious Broomhill cream tea. Our ‘melt in the mouth’ home-made scones and jam with fair-trade tea and clotted cream from the farm next door is truly scrumptious!
Meat and Fish
Our delicious lamb and organic Red Ruby Pedigree Beef comes from Twitchen Farm, near Ilfracombe. Our free range duck and chicken is from Creedy Carver in Crediton and our organic free range Pork is from Little Comfort Farm near Braunton. We make air-dried, cured salamis, chorizo, bacon and sausages with the Pork. A new batch of cured sausages is made up every 4 weeks, with organic curing salt and herbs from our garden, we’re always curious about the end result as we experiment with flavours, but are never disappointed! Our bacon is cured for four days, treated with honey-mustard and slow cooked for six hours, thin sliced and grilled before serving, yum! Plus we couldn’t resist importing some 24-month cured, mouth-watering Serrano Ham for you to enjoy.
Plaistow Mills in Barnstaple supply us with trout and Walrus Fisheries supply us with our summertime favourite, fresh crab from Lundy Island, just off the North Devon coast. Sea salt from Porthkerris - we use pure Cornish sea salt crystals, harvested from the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. With over 60 natural trace elements it has a better taste than table salt. Piquillo Peppers - we love the taste of these colourful Spanish pepper tails, the smoke - the roasted taste is delicious with duck or as a tapas with tortilla and Manchego cheese.
Devon is well-known for its dairy farming and we take full advantage of our regions dairy produce. We have cream and butter from Church Farm near Barnstaple, organic Milk from West Hill Farm near Ilfracombe, and ewe’s milk and cheese from Middle Campscott Farm near Lee. With our continental background and love for Mediterranean food, we have also introduced a couple of Spanish cheeses. We couldn’t resist an artisan-made, 12 month Manchego sheep cheese and the Valdeon which is wrapped in maple leaves. We make our own soft cheese with organic milk from West Hill Farm, this tastes fantastic with cold Plaistow Mill smoked trout from the Broomhill river or beetroot carpaccio.
Fruit and Vegetables
We have a greenhouse and vegetable garden filled with herbs, salad leaves and all the vegetables that we can grow in season. It’s great to pick fresh leaves in the morning to add to our scrumptious salads! We pick up other fresh vegetables and fruit each week from the award-winning Pannier Market in Barnstaple. Neighbouring farms supply us with other vegetables such as potatoes and swedes.
Broomhill offers a range of soft drinks, beers, teas and coffees, most of which are fair-trade and organic, including delicious options from the Devon made Luscombe range.
A full organic wine list is available.
‘I can tell you only that the most succulent and most complex wine grapes I’ve ever tasted came from a biodynamic vineyard’ - Malcom Gluck, The Guardian.
“Organic wines are not necessarily better than non-organic wines - too much relies on the skill of the wine-maker; so they are not readily identifiable by their taste either. Yet there is a fairly widely held view that because the grapes are grown ‘more naturally’ and because there is less intervention in the winery, they best reflect the true character of the grape variety and the ‘terroir’.
‘Organically grown grapes often have that extra dash of fruit flavour and finesse compared to grapes that have had the full agro-chemical force upon them.’ - Jane MacQuitty, The Times.
‘Do they taste better? Not always, but i’ve came across few shockers boasting an organic badge. Wines made as naturally as possible tend to shine brighter and show more individuality than their adulterated cousins.’ - Jilly Goolden.
Quotes taken from ‘Vinceremos’ 2008.
Parties and celebrations @ Broomhill
Broomhill serves up the best available Party package in the area.
Organic local meats, Mediterranean slow food, Vegetables from our kitchen garden.
All options include free entry to Sculpture Garden for each person.
For groups of minimum 10 people:
Mediterranean Buffet and Dessert
Lunch £12.50 • Evening £17.50
Soup, Mediterranean Buffet and Dessert
Lunch £13.50 • Evening £18.50
Choice of 3 Starters, Mediterranean Buffet and Dessert
Lunch £13.95 • Evening (choice of 5 starters) £19.50
Mixed Tapas, Mediterranean Buffet and Dessert
Lunch £14.50 • Evening £21.50
We can cater for up to 150 people.
Private rooms available at minimum cost of £50.00 include flowers.
Library (maximum 12 people) or restaurant (minimum 12 people).
Gallery also available, price on request.
From £3.50 per person red/white wine or Pimms etc.
£31.45 per bottle of Champagne.
Deposit is essential to secure booking:
Lunch: up to 20 people: £50.00
Lunch: 20–40 people: £100.00
Lunch: 41+ people: £150.00
Evening: £5.00 per person (minimum of £50.00 to secure booking)
Deposit is non-refundable if booking is cancelled!
Good Food Awards
We have not won the North Devon Good Food Award for nothing!
The Broomhill Kitchen wins the North Devon Food Awards for the 5th time! The Terra Madre restaurant here at Broomhill has now been awarded Third Place winners in the restaurant category for the 2007 North Devon Food Awards.
Thank you to all who have supported us and taken the time to write such fantastic reviews.
Elegant, intimate, delightful, delicious. Just some of the words used to describe the Broomhill Restaurant.
You really ought to take the opportunity to stroll through the Sculpture Garden before or after your meal.
The Restaurant also serves Cream Teas, Tea, Coffee and light refreshments during the Sculpture Garden opening times.
Where possible we source organic produce as well. For example, our wine list is exclusively organic.
The art of a well spent evening
Broomhill is a great venue to host a private dinner party so let us do the work and you can relax with your friends for an evening to be remembered!
We can cater for 12 people in the Library, 30 people in the Restaurant and 100 people in the Gallery. Table settings and flowers as requested. Reservations essential.
Local, organic, fair trade produce
Five times winners of the North Devon Good Food Awards! Broomhill aims to promote good, clean, fair, genuine, organic, local food.
The award winning Broomhill Kitchen is based around the 'Slow food' philosophy, where respect for authentic produce and local ingredients is paramount to our offering - pure celebration on a plate. Consisting of mainly Mediterranean cuisine using fresh, organic, fair trade produce from neighbouring farms and the coast.
We also use Fair Trade products wherever possible.
What is slow food?
“Slow Food was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.” taken from www.slowfood.com
Some of our suppliers
- Walrus Fisheries - Fresh Lobster and Crab from the North Devon coastline
- Twitchen Farm Westdown - Provides Broomhill with Lamb and Organic Red Ruby Pedigree Beef
- Church Farm - Cream and Butter
- West Hill Farm - Organic dairy
- Plaistow Mills - Trout
- Broadlands Farm - Potatoes and other vegetables
- Little Comfort Farm - Provides Broomhill with organic free range pork
- Creedy Carver - Provides Broomhill with free range duck and chicken
- Campscott Farm - Ewe’s milk and cheese
The restaurant is dedicated to using Fairtrade products.