An Exmouth establishment has been included in the SquareMeal Top 100 UK restaurants list.

Lympstone Manor in Courtlands Lane came in 59th place on the list, which was also the highest of the three Devon restaurants that featured.

SquareMeal is the UK’s leading independent restaurant guide and deliberately excludes London restaurants to allow venues from around the UK to be recognised.

Speaking about the list SquareMeal said: "Each of the top 100 results are a unique combination of our own in-house critic-led opinions and thousands of diner votes.

"It’s this dual approach that makes our list incomparable, representing not only our professional opinion but thousands of real-life experiences that help to reinforce and bolster our final decisions."

The full Top 100 list can be viewed over at the SquareMeal website here.

What did SquareMeal say about Lympstone Manor?

SquareMeal wrote: "The jewel in Michael Caines’ crown, Lympstone Manor in Devon comes with all the trimmings of fine dining that you’d expect, and earned itself a Michelin star just six months after opening. Menus are developed around the local southwest larder."

It has also been well-reviewed on Tripadvisor, earning a 4.5/5 rating from 408 reviews.

Dishes such as Cornish duckling paired with chicory braised in orange, anise and orange-scented jus and guinea fowl drizzled with a lemon thyme sauce and served with fondant potato and summer vegetables are not to be missed.

The place where the establishment is located is not to be sniffed at either, being placed in a "grand Georgian pile" set in 28 acres of landscaped grounds, with vineyards sloping down to the Exe estuary in Devon.

The restaurant itself comprises three light and airy dining rooms, each looking towards the estuary and individually embellished with modern artworks.