Among its many accolades, Darts Farm has been awarded some of the most prestigious national industry awards, including Best Large Farm Shop in the UK at the Farm Shop and Deli Awards 2016 and Best Farm Shop in the UK by the FARMA Awards 2015. The Guardian summed up Darts Farm’s essence by saying, ‘it was like finding Selfridges Food Hall dumped in the middle of a field, but with affordable prices and the produce from within a 30-mile radius’.
Darts Farm is fortunate to be situated in a region rich in high-quality artisan foods. The restaurant uses the West Country food hall as its larder, with chefs preparing fresh, seasonal dishes every day. The extensive menu offers delights ranging from hearty all-day breakfasts and Darts Farm’s famous homemade lasagne to decadent afternoon teas. A glass of Devon apple juice or a bottle of locally produced wine and homemade cake with clotted cream let the top-notch ingredients speak for themselves, and may just give you a taste for all the wonderful food and drink available to purchase in the farm shop.
For something totally unique, visit the award-winning Fish Shed, where all the fish is totally fresh, arriving straight off the boats each morning. You can pick seasonal fish, including monkfish and gurnard, straight from the slab and the fishermen chefs will fry it in beer batter or simply grill it with a little olive oil. If you’re in a hurry, dine at the deli bar, which offers freshly made sandwiches, salads, soups, cakes and hot or cold drinks to eat in or take away.
If all that wasn’t enough, Darts Farm also runs many foodie events ranging from cookery demonstrations with local celebrity chefs, to hands-on masterclasses with artisan producers.