Appledore may be one of the quaintest places imaginable but it still pulls it out of the bag when it comes to fine dining. Bensons is an award winner of a restaurant right on the quay, and – like all good quayside restaurants - it specialises in fresh, locally–caught fish.
If you want to sample something extra special (and the season’s right) order in advance for fresh lobster, oysters and crab. Some of the fodder on the catch of the day menu is so fresh it was literally caught right opposite the quay so this is the perfect restaurant for those of you determined to indulge in
We’d recommend calling in advance to reserve your table, and the good news is that once you’re made your reservation you’ll have your table for the entire evening (none of that in and out within a time slot business). Feel free to let the staff know in advance if you have any special requirements as they’ll do their best to work around them, and please note that the restaurant’s something of an adult sanctuary, so it doesn’t cater for children under the age of 12.