The award-winning Amelia’s restaurant at Cofton Holidays in Starcross has welcomed an exciting new Executive Chef who promises to bring his experience working at Michelin-starred restaurants and with Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall to this hidden gem loved by foodies.

Renowned chef Richard King has represented the UK at an international level multiple times at the “Restaurant of The Future” competition in Lausanne, Switzerland and at a Tapas competition in Spain. It was whilst living and working in La Rioja that he worked at a two Michelin-starred restaurant, learning how to create gourmet dishes of the highest quality. Upon moving back to the UK, Richard joined the kitchen at River Cottage in Axminster, creating phenomenal seasonal private banquets and teaching at the cookery school there.

Richard joins the team at Amelia’s at Cofton Holidays just in time to plan a fresh seasonal menu for 2024. With a focus on local ingredients, Richard has created a new menu that makes the most of produce grown around the South West and is bountiful in Spring. Dishes at Amelia’s are created using produce from local suppliers, getting the very freshest and finest ingredients with the lowest food miles possible.

Local food hero's include:

Forest Fungi in Dawlish Warren
Goosemoore in Topsham
Kingfisher Fishmongers in Brixham
Williams Potatoes in Starcross
Ryder’s Bakery in Dawlish
Panino Bakery in Newton Abbott
Salcombe Brewery

To tempt your taste buds you can check out the full menu at Amelia's here.


Cofton Holidays
Camping & Caravan Site
Cofton Holidays - Outdoor Pool

Cofton is set in a peaceful valley offering eighty acres of Devon countryside to explore. Fantastic four star facilities on a family-run holiday park. You’ll struggle to find a more beautiful setting for your holiday.

Cofton Holidays
Spa and Relaxation
Cofton Spinning Session

When looking for a venue for your event, you’ll want to know the facilities are first class, that the service is slick and food quality is good enough to show your mum… At Cofton we cater for a wide range of occasions such as private parties, birthdays, weddings, funerals and even business meetings. Our main function room the Warren Retreat, is generally available through the winter months and Amelia’s Pantry our cafe is our flagship for locally sourced food, handcrafted coffee and home-made cakes.



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