Temple, Bude

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66 reviews
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£25 and under
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Contemporary British
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients
  • Fit for Foodies
TEMPLE is a relaxed all-day dining experience with a difference.

When diners step through our door we like to think we take them on a culinary journey that weaves its way around the world, showcasing flavours and inspiration from our home in Cornwall and our travels beyond. Our menus are packed with fresh produce and big flavours. We love to innovate with new ingredients and taste combinations and regularly change our menus to reflect the seasons. For the evenings, we encourage a sharing ethos, giving people a chance to taste everything on the menu. We design our menus so each dish complements another.

We offer insanely good meat dishes (like our confit pork belly or our salt beef with hollandaise) as well as some of the best vegetarian dishes around (like our signature Kimchi grilled cheese sandwich or our ever popular, slow braised field mushrooms, flatbread & Dukkah).


What 66 People Are Saying
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SP
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wholeheartedly recommend Temple. Exquisite food using home grown herbs and home made creme fraiche and locally sourced sourdough. Absolutely delicious and it tasted like it was made with lots of love care and attention. Didn’t have room to try the Toasted corn ice cream - but next time we will save room 👍🏼

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliantly prepared food. A total foodie experience.

JK
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Have visited twice and this was our second booking. The service was inattentive as we didn't have any cutlery on our table when we sat down or when our meals arrived. Cutlery was not replaced between starters and mains either and the carafe of water wasn't replenished. We also didn't have any napkins and these weren't ironed which looked untidy. Food wasn't as good as our first meal here (feta and courgette dish was slightly burnt for example) but we will return as love the menu and ethos of the place. Just didn't live up to our first experience here.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Service first class. Friendly feel to the restaurant.

c
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Small menu but interesting and lovely flavours. Really nice guys serving us.

PB
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really fantastic food with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. One of the best meals I have had for ages.

GO
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is really interesting, great flavours and feels fresh and healthy .Hope they do well as nice staff too.

HM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wish we had found Temple earlier - limited selection of food but the standard is superb! Was blown away. Service was great, friendly and relaxed and informal. Stylish space - can’t wait to return

R
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

If you are in a rush then this may not be the restaurant of choice for you, but the food is well worth waiting for and the staff most helpful. Booking essential. It was nice to visit a restaurant where you could hear the music and still be able to have a conversation. We will visit again next time we come to Bude.

PB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

How tasty everything was ! With an original twist ! An informal and trendy atmosphere. Very high value for money. I thank myself for having booked this dinner at Temple !

a
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant, the menu was simple yet diverse and the food was superb! Both my partner and I loved our dishes, and each others, and would return in a heartbeat when next in Bude.

MH
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was fantastic.
Ambience was good for a quiet meal; it’s not a party place. Decor and setting good too.
Service was good, but it did take over an hour to get our mains to us and I had to chase them up.

As they are fairly new, if they can get the timings sorted then it would be worth a return visit.

SG
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regular clients to Temple and each visit is just as enjoyable as the last. We bring our friends and family whenever they stay. We love it. Simon and Sarah

GB
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant little place , service was great and probably the best veg/vegan food I've ever had. Half the menu is meat and the other half vegan/veg .

S
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in an airy setting with lovely staff. Our 2nd visit. Will return

C
London
14 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good burgers - both beef and vegetarian. Just what was needed after a big night out

J
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, great setting. Look forward to going back.

TG
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were surprised to find such delicious food in Bude. We took up the three courses for 30 dinner set, and we loved every dish.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Temple is the most on trend and delicious restaurant in Bude. Perfect for anyone wanting modern, light food, serving fish, meat and hero vegetarian dishes. Perfect for grown ups. Interesting wines, beers and cocktails. Charming staff make up for slow service.

n
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good modern super healthy cooking using very good quality ingredients

CE
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great little menu , we all loved the food and will visit again

EM
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food & a relaxed & friendly atmosphere - thank you!

NS
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, very attentive staff and incredibly friendly

B
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting food combinations, tasty fresh produce and they easily accommodated my dairy-free request. Great service too, really friendly place.

KJ
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food in a lovely location, looking forward to coming back to try all the other food!

KB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Beautiful settings, quirky vibe and lovely customer service. My portion size was quite big and rich for a breakfast but that isn't necessarily a bad thing! Great iced coffee and smoothies too.

D
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening at Temple.Have previously only been in the day to enjoy the unusual assorted breakfast choices.
Started with cocktails which were different and refreshing, especially the basil infused one!
We were well looked after by the staff and the atmosphere was cosy informal with some great tracks playing in the background.
The menu itself is exciting and fresh. The descriptions give you a hint of what’s to come but leave an element of surprise. This little restaurant is delivering delicious seasonal food with a modern twist, a great addition to Bude’s evening destinations.

n
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant unpretentious and full of flavour with locally sourced food
Just need to add some local English wine to the wine list especially some sparkling

RF
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really amazing food and wine served by lovely people. Truly seasonal and delicious

CB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place!!!
Just what Bude needs a touch of foodie class!!

M
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food,
Sri lankan spiced scrambled egg so yum!
If you want a change from the traditional full English come here.

F
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it, will be returning

R
Buckinghamshire
8 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good quality food. Perfect place for a date.

J
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service we received during our trip to Temple was terrific. Throughout the spring months Temple offer a fantastic menu which includes 2 or 3 courses for £25/35 with a free glass of wine. I would undoubtedly recommend a visit to the Temple restaurant, especially if you're a fish lover like me. If I had to offer one piece of constructive advice for the restaurant, it would be to lower the lighting slightly earlier in the evening to add to the ambiance.

EK
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find!! I would travel miles to get here!! It’s absolutely fantastic- the food is outstanding. Best in Bude and for miles by far. We had dinner here and brunch...both mouth watering and didn’t want it to end. The menu is small - that’s a good thing as means it’s been well thought and well done - We will be back every time we return. 5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

PE
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Interesting menu with excellent combination of flavours and textures. We thought it was great value especially to include a free glass of wine with the two course menu.! Will definitely return.

j
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely selection of fresh food including vegan and vegetarian.Very attentive friendly service. Cool vibe. Great addition to Bude restaurant scene.

ER
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Fantastic and vibrant location. Fantastic food, bursting with flavour and colour. We shall go again!

R
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh flavors great service big portions wow what a nice venue to eat light airy and ambiance nice place and great addition to Bude
Great ethos on food overall excellent

CA
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great meal always something a bit different , friends were staying for the weekend they enjoyed the food delays very fresh tasting

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