Places to eat.
The first thing to say is that we are thoroughly spoilt for amazing places to eat, both locally and a little further away! Don’t worry if you are a celiac, vegan or carnivore, everyone is well and truly catered for here! This list is added to frequently as we find more local gems or our guests let us know of other places they have found! When you book with us, you will have access to a greater list of wonderful local places to eat within our guest information app!
Platform 1 – Dartmouth, by the passenger ferry entrance.
Champagne bar and restaurant with an array of food from brunch to dinner. Seafood to steak there is something for everyone and great views of the river Dart. Booking is recommended for Dinner.
Baynards Cove Inn – 27 Lower Street, Dartmouth – Tel: 01803 839 278
Café, Bar and Restaurant. A perfect place for a quick pit stop whilst exploring Dartmouth or for Sunday lunch. The atmosphere is perfect in one of the oldest building in Dartmouth. Booking is essential if you are hoping for a lunch or dinner.
Café Alf Resco – Lower Street, Dartmouth
A fusion of fresh food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere. Great breakfasts and freshly made lunches. open from 7am until 2pm!
Morellos! – Dartmouth
This has to be on the list as a place to visit to treat the kids (and adults!). American diner style, sundaes, waffles, pancakes, banana splits, ice creams, smoothies and milkshakes. Our kids favourite and you will be in your children’s good books! Nothing savoury, this is just pure indulgence! ENJOY & forget the calorie counting!
The Sportsmans Arms, Dartmouth
A 10-15 minute drive out of Dartmouth you will find the Sportsmans Arms. With a large, free, pub car park and outside play area for the children this is a great family place to eat. The Sunday carvery is delicious and very popular, with generous portions! Whatever the day this is a great place to stop at to grab something to eat, especially if you are on your way back from places south west of Dartmouth.
Andria – Dartmouth
One word; Stunning! A small establishment on the back road as you exit the lower ferry! A culinary delight of excellently presented small dishes bursting with flavour. Children are allowed, but we do recommend this one as an adult only experience so you can well and truly experience the delights without having to worry about the little ones!!
The Angel – Dartmouth
For the grown ups! As seen on Masterchef the Professional; Owner and Michelin Plate awarded chef Elly Wentworth and team treat you to spectacular locally sourced and seasonal food. Dine with views overlooking the River Dart. Prior booking is essential for either Lunch or an early dinner, so you are in time for the last ferry crossing back from Dartmouth!
The Seahorse – Dartmouth
A Michelin Plate awarded restaurant offering spectacular local food and great service. In the summer they are offering alfresco dining on the Embankment overlooking the River Dart. What better way to enjoy an evening with a great view, fresh fish and a glass of wine. Booking is a must as this restaurant is very popular.
Rock Fish – Brixham Tel: 01803 850 872 & Dartmouth Tel: 01803 832 800
Restaurants offer fresh catch of the day served simply with salad or unlimited chips. All batter etc is Gluten free! Both are Child and dog friendly and the Brixham restaurant is situated above the fish market, overlooking the harbour where you can watch the fishermen land their catch. If you are very lucky you can spot seals and common dolphins too! As with all popular places we highly recommend booking!
Beamers, Brixham – Tel: 01803 854 777
Adult time! A great little seafood restaurant above the harbour shops. Booking is required and ask for a window table.
Curious Kitchen – 14 Middle Street, Brixham Tel: 01803 854 816
Did someone say Doughnuts??!!! Well look no further, but be quick! Ash and his team produce doughnuts to lust over, as well as selling a delicious array of locally source food every day of the week. The perfect excuse for a holiday treat early on in the day! Breakfast, Lunch and occasional “pop up” dinners this food is not to be missed!
Simply Fish – 72 Fore Street, Brixham Tel: 01803 854 008
Fish and chips, mussels and crab. A good selection to order and take out to enjoy on the harbour edge or beach.
Breakwater Bistro – At the Breakwater, Brixham
Another great relaxed place to eat and enjoy the harbour sights. Sit on the beach outside and have a paddle or walk along the Breakwater. In the summer evenings local live music is played.
The Guardhouse Café, Brixham – This is a café situated at Berry Head, and a great stopping point when walking. Child and dog friendly. They also hold special pre bookable evening set meals, which can be lovely having dinner watching the sun set.
Albero Brixham – Tel: 01803 882 753
Situated in a quiet corner of the inner harbour. Albero serves locally sourced ingredients, in Mediterranean dishes, tapas and pizzas.
Liberty Cocktail bar, Brixham
Cocktails! Do we need to say anymore. Afternoon tea is also served, but we like going here for a pre dinner aperitif or post dinner drinkies.
Fishcombe Cove Cafe, Brixham
A short walk along the coast path to Fishcombe Cove is the award winning, small beach hut serving locally sourced food, cakes, coffee and cream teas. Open during the summer from 10am – 4pm. Evening events/talk take place during the summer months and are always very popular and informative.
The River Shack – The Quay, Stoke Gabriel
In prime location by the waterside in the quiet hamlet of Stoke Gabriel. Grab a coffee and cake or something more substantial then sit down next to the river and enjoy a bit of crabbing! Live music is played on certain evenings during the summer.
Circa Sandridge Barton – Stoke Gabriel
Newly opened with the launch of the new home of Sharpham wine, Sandridge Barton Winery. Enjoy a relaxing lunch in beautifully restored barns or out in the sun filled courtyard. Circa produces exceptional quality food from local source and the wider Sandridge Baron Estate. Alternatively visit the winery at the same location for a self guided wine float with cheese tasting. What a way to spend an afternoon!!
No. 7, Torquay, TQ1 2BH Tel: 01803 295 055
For that special lunch or dinner we highly recommend this bistro style high quality fish and shellfish restaurant, located near the harbour in Torquay, with ample local parking in the car park opposite the restaurant. Family owned (husband and wife team). Bistro restaurant downstairs and wine bar upstairs with great views over Torbay. Good a la carte menu with lots of choice plus plenty of daily specials. Wine list with over 95 wines. Check website for opening times. Booking advisable.
The Elephant by Simon Hulston Torquay- Tel 01803 200 044
The first restaurant in Torquay to have been awards a Michelin Star serving lunch and dinner. Locally sourced and sustainably produce food is the basis of the dishes here, which change regularly depending on availablility. Children are welcome, but there is no children’s menu in the evenings. We prefer to keep this one to an adults only experience.
Further Away but worth the drive:
The Cott Inn, Dartington – Tel 01803 863 777
An absolutely beautiful pub which had been open since 1320! Serving excellent meals and especially good Sunday Roasts!! Featured in numerous press releases and has previously won Great British Pub of the Year. About a 30 minute drive from the farm booking is recommended.
The Winking Prawn, Salcombe – Prawns, crab, popping shrimp baguettes, cakes, coffee, afternoon tea. A great place to visit in a quiet cove and with a secluded beach. Child and dog friendly with inside and outside seating. It will get busy during holidays. Lunch menu starts at 1130 so get there before the crowds!
The Beachouse, South Milton Sands, Kingsbridge – Tel: 01548 561144
A gem! Book, book, book! A small “shack” highly regarded and mentioned in the Independent as “a must”. On sunnier days there is first come first served seating outside, but only a small number of tables inside.
Fika Coffee House, Kingsbridge – For guests who venture further afield to Kingsbridge, along the stunningly beautiful coast road south of Dartmouth, past Blackpool and Slapton Sands, we can recommend an excellent cafe. This is a lovely, small, informal Scandinavian inspired coffee house. It serves great coffee and tea, cakes and simple open sandwiches, light lunches etc at reasonable prices. It’s in a great location near the tourist information office & car park at the head of the estuary where Kingsbridge town begins. Closed Sundays and Mondays