The Glorious Oyster

The Glorious Oyster

The Glorious Oyster is a family-run seafood restaurant situated in the beautiful Sandhills Car Park in Instow, Devon

Founded in 2001, the idea behind The Glorious Oyster was to provide unique seafood dishes using locally sourced ingredients

The restaurant offers an extensive menu featuring local Devon seafood dishes, from traditional fish and chips to more creative gourmet dishes such as lobster Thermidor

All meals are freshly prepared and the menu also caters to vegetarians and those with dietary requirements making it the perfect spot for any occasion

With stunning views of the estuary, The Glorious Oyster is a great place to enjoy lunch or dinner in a truly special setting


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fresh oysters from The Glorious Oyster

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The Glorious Oyster Reviews

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Opening Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Phone: 07843 278521
Address: Sandhills Car Park, Instow EX39 4LF, UK

Delivery: No
Dine In: Yes
Price Level: 2
Serves Beer: Yes
Serves Brunch: Yes
Serves Lunch: Yes
Serves Vegetarian Food: Yes
Serves Wine: Yes
Takeout: Yes

Justine Laure avatarJustine Laure
11 months ago
Came here for lunch and ordered a crab sandwich and some oysters. Easily one of the best-tasting oysters I've ever had. Everything tasted fresh! Wish they had a view of the beach- eating with that view would be spectacular. Also, I can't remember seeing prices on the menu boards- I think those would be helpful for anyone being mindful of their expenses.
Rich Wilson avatarRich Wilson
9 months ago
This is the BEST place. I can’t believe I haven’t been before. Lived in the area as a child and back all the time but had never got this far down Instow.Lovely setting, lovely service. Glass of wine and a huge crab sandwich, total £17.50 – perfect lunch!Outdoor seating, with a canopy to avoid any drizzle. Dog and bicycle friendly.
Charlie avatarCharlie
a year ago
This was sourced by my younger sister, who found an absolute gem. For mid October, the weather was AMAZING and only added to our experience. The staff were super friendly and helpful. The menu changes constantly and everything was very fresh.We had enjoyed crab rolls and lobster bisque. We ordered a side of cockles and whelks. Cockles were lovely and the whelks were HUGE, a little chewy. Lobster bisque didn’t topple the Santa Barbra lobster bisque, but was very delicious. The crab meat was enjoyable with more brown than white meat.Overall, the experience baroque and quirky.Top Tip: don’t sit near the road. The dust from the cars makes things crunchy.
Not so Plain avatarNot so Plain
9 months ago
Lovely place for a bite to eat near the beach, perfect for sea good lovers. Relaxed atmosphere. Resonable prices for quality food and friendly customer service. Outdoor seating covered by small marquee. Nice selection of light bites, drinks and cocktails (wish i had had a bloody mary with my oysters!). Oysters are 1 for 3.75 or 6 for £18, they were served with shalott vinegar, chilli gin vinegar, lemon and tabasco, we tried one with each. Limited parking nearby and pay and display parking also available. Would 100% go again
Alice Roberts avatarAlice Roberts
4 weeks ago
Lovely staff, very dog friendly with lots of water bowls and dog treats! Lots of home baked goodies. Delicious fresh food!! Highly recommend
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