Temple, Bude

4.7
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80 reviews
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£25 and under
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Global, International
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 80 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
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L
Surrey
7 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful local food. Refreshingly small menu cooked to perfection. Terrific value. All organic wines and delightful cocktails

F
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really chilled atmosphere, perfect for a night out, delicious food and next level drinks.

SC
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

What a great little place! Attentive but not pushy, or intrusive service. Food is clearly the love of this chef s life. Sirloin, horseradish cream and rainbow chard starter was top drawer. Pollock main course was quality, but a little dull flavour wise for me. Desert...wow! Espresso Gelato or some such creation. Sublime. The starter and dessert were not far from the best I've ever eaten, Michelin starred establishments included. Food made with love, passion and an eye for detail. Support this restaurant to ensure places like this survive, as it throughly deserves to.

SM
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely fresh food for lunchtime. Tasty wine recommended.

GS
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best - and most interesting - food in Cornwall. It's so different from the same-same pub menus and the rather expensive and not always accomplished offers at the wannabe boutique hotels. Very agreeable people running it as well.

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, gorgeous food and brilliant gins! What more could you want?

ER
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Interesting and tasty food. Our waitress was obviously being trained and seemed a bit unsure but we got everything we ordered and were very happy

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & great service

N
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Clean food with interesting flavours. A welcome change.

E
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful, imaginative food. Excellent service and value.

F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, great atmosphere and top staff!

T
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant! Amazing menu with a range of interesting, seasonal and local produce, a must visit and something different in Bude

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant with great food - we all really enjoyed the evening

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So tonight was a birthday surprise meal for my wife, we visit Bude every year and this was the first year through internet research I discovered Temple....how sincerely gutted I was to know we have been coming every year yet haven’t eaten here before. What a place! Everything about our evening was out of this world. We were bonus fortunate to have booked on a night when Temple hand the kitchen over to a visiting Top Chef for a culinary takeover (In this instance Josh Pollen) but we are now very excited to try the resident head chefs delights based on our visit this evening. For any foodie out there wanting to experience in my opinion ‘Michelin level dining’ with a service and atmosphere that feels so ‘at home wrapped in your favourite blanket’ level of content then Temple is an absolute must. Thank you for an amazing meal Team Temple & Special thanks to Keeda for making us feel so welcome and looked after, truly one of the best places we have eaten to date.....roll on the breakfast menu :).

SP
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliantly prepared food. A total foodie experience.

JK
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

c
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

PB
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

GO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

HM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall3food5service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

C
London
14 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

TG
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good modern super healthy cooking using very good quality ingredients

CE
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

EM
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

NS
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, very attentive staff and incredibly friendly

B
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.