One of the best things about living in Devon is that you are never too far from the coast. Whether it’s for a romantic meal, a family get-together or just a quick bite by the sea, there’s plenty of coastal restaurants for you to choose from. Our followers suggested these fantastic places, why not give them a try?
The Ship Inn, Noss Mayo
The Ship Inn is an award winning waterside pub has been completely renovated using reclaimed materials, English oak, local stone, and lots of love and affection. The style is strong yet simple, spacious yet cosy; it feels like a proper pub, unfussy, uncomplicated but pleasingly functional.
The Cottage Hotel & Restaurant, Hope Cove
Here at The Cottage Hotel & Restaurant, you will find comfortable lounges, glorious views from the sun terraces, and a style of service you thought had disappeared forever.
They have an excellent reputation for food and wine, well appointed accommodation and parking for fifty cars. But above all else, it is their hospitality that keeps their guests returning year after year. The Cottage Hotel is a family-run business and the Ireland family has been offering one of the warmest welcomes in Devon since 1973.
Hope & Anchor, Hope Cove
The Hope and Anchor is the ideal place to eat in Hope Cove. This friendly pub has traditional features and a suntrap terrace overlooking a sandy beach offering locally sourced, quality food. Dine on the decking, the upstairs area complete with contemporary design and impressive views or the pub watching the action unfold in their theatre style kitchen. Mussels, devilled whitebait and fresh lobster or crab, they serve seafood fresh from the sea, just metres away!
Kendricks Restaurant, Dartmouth
Set in the heart of this historic port, Kendrick’s opened in 2000 and has quickly gained a solid reputation for excellent food at good value using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.
When you walk into Kendrick’s the atmosphere is vibrant yet relaxed and the staff are friendly and attentive, always striving to keep standards high and to have fun at the same time, this makes Kendricks the most exciting evening venue in Dartmouth!
Crab Shack On The Beach, Teignmouth
The Crab Shack is all about the Seafood! With a restaurant literally on the beach and boats that land just a few yards away they are passionate about serving the freshest local seafood in a simple yet refined way. Sit back with a Fruits de mer and a cold glass of Chablis and enjoy watching the boats come in.
Their specials board changes weekly dependant on what is caught that day. They have 2 set menus that offer consistency and are based around the fantastic Crab and Lobster that their boats catch.
Rockfish have some of the finest seafood in the world caught from within a few miles of each of their restaurants. They have a simple approach to preparing it – they buy the freshest and most sustainable fish on the planet and treat it simply, they believe this is the best way to enjoy seafood.
Neil’s Restaurant, Sidmouth
The food at Neil’s is from the local area whenever possible. Bringing the best flavours and the most enjoyment to a meal starts with the raw ingredients. Knowing the suppliers for the food, the local fishermen and seeing how they work and their own high standards means that all the ingredients that Neil’s use come from the best local suppliers. As the ingredients go through their seasons so the menu changes, in fact Neil’s change the menu each day to take advantage of the day’s market!
Cary Arms, Babbacombe Bay
At Cary Arms they serve gastro food cooked simply. The watchwords in the kitchen are freshness and seasonality, underpinned by a deep-rooted respect for the surrounding waters and land. The menus specials board changes daily reflecting Devon coast and Devon country in equal measure. Expect superb Devon beef, Lyme Bay lobster and line caught seafood. Food to rival the best.
Gara Rock, Salcombe
Anyone who has visited Gara Rock can tell you that the views are magnificent, whether you love watching winter storms or admiring a summer sunset across the bay. At The Restaurant, you can gaze out through floor to ceiling windows while tasting delicious, locally-sourced food prepared by the talented staff. Gara Rock pride themselves on friendly, down to earth service in a relaxed atmosphere.
The Cricket Inn, Beesands
Often described as a hidden gem, The Cricket Inn has built an enviable reputation as one of the best foodie pubs in Kingsbridge, South Devon. Situated in the beautiful village of Beesands in the idyllic South Hams, just metres from the beach and sparkling waters of Start Bay The Cricket Inn is just 7 miles from Kingsbridge and 12 miles from Dartmouth.