NC (Noel Corston) is a pioneering, critically acclaimed restaurant located at the heart of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on the North Devon Coast. We offer one fixed tasting menu which is built around the seasons, reflecting our immediate environment at any given moment in time.
Guests dine at either the kitchen counter which accommodates eight, and we offer one sitting per evening.
Reservations are essential.
*Please note that during the pandemic, and according to group sizes, on occasion we reserve the right to provide guests with table service instead of our normal kitchen counter style service, so as to maintain a safe environment for all. The dining space remains very small, and so the experience still allows for a great view of the kitchen.
If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch prior to making your reservation.
"Loved the cool counter dining by @NoelCorston...
#Woolacombe is very lucky to have you!"
"Noel's aim is to express the unique flavour of North Devon's protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, working directly with farmers, fishermen, foragers and hunters to create food that is simply stunning...
..this is food that is at once totally local and really satisfying"
Marc Millon, Food & Travel Magazine
Each day at the restaurant we source, prepare and cook one fixed multi-course tasting menu.
We have evolved to the stage where we feel that this the best possible way to showcase where we live through cooking.
The menu changes dish by dish every few weeks in order to reflect the best of our immediate environment throughout the changing seasons.
Wherever possible, we only work with ingredients that run, grow or swim inside our
UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, here in North Devon.
Tasting Menu £105
with Optional Wine Flight £180
Menus and prices are subject to change.
"Had a great time at the counter watching @NoelCorston preparing dishes championing Devon's finest ingredients #Woolacombe"
"if you’re familiar with Woolacombe, you might find it hard to believe that there’s a chef there running a ten-seat, counter-eating, open-kitchened, tasting menu, dinner-only type of place.. But there he is in his kitchen, four nights a week. This kind of a concept would be hard to pull off in central London, but he’s smashing it in this sleepy seaside village"
Ella Timney, Great British Chefs
FAQ & Reservations
In order to maintain the integrity of our service for all, we politely request that all guests respect our seating times.
Should you arrive later than your allocated time please be aware that you may miss certain courses as a result - it would be unfair to other guests to interrupt their experience. The menu price will not be discounted.
During service hours or closure periods, please book online or email us.
At certain times, our opening days and times will vary, please get in touch for more information.
For parties of six or more we ask you to contact us directly.
Sometimes we may have late availability, this is not usually posted online so please call for updates.
We request a valid Credit Card number to confirm all reservations, we cannot hold seats without them. In the event of any no-shows or cancellations within 72 hours of the seating time a charge of £105 per person will be made to the card.
Regrettably, experience has shown us that the restaurant is not appropriate for children under the age of twelve.
We will always try and work around allergies. However, it is not possible for us to prepare menus and variations around every single other specific dietary requirement. Please get in touch prior to booking your seats, to see how we can best accommodate your needs.
We can offer an alternative for those who don't eat meat, but we do not prepare 100% Vegetarian or Vegan Menus.
We suggest you allow around three hours for the experience.
There is no dress code, we live at the beach.
Reservations are essential.