Images in order of appearance: The Elephant : No.7 Fish : The Seahorse : The Crab Shack : River Exe Cafe : Lympstone Manor
Apart from our very own award winning Brasserie at the Bay, we've got some great restaurants just a stroll away including the Michelin starred Elephant and No.7 Fish (no prizes for guessing their speciality). Back down at Meadfoot Beach there's the more modest, but equally enjoyable Meadfoot Cafe with one of the best views in town and a great place to while away a sunny afternoon.
There are also more treats in store further afield if you have a car. If you're staying for longer than a couple of days we really do recommend you explore a little more. The effort is really well worth it!
Holder of a Michelin star for sixteen years, the Elephant is the only restaurant to hold such an accolade. Obviously great cooking from chef Simon Hulstone, with whom our very own chef Callum Tasker worked with for six years.
01803 200 044
THE NO.7 FISH
Immensely popular, family run, bistro style restaurant providing fresh fish and shellfish either from local boats and markets or Scotland. Paul and his family are a Torquay institution.
01803 295 055
THE ORANGE TREE
Their seasonally changing a la carte menu offers modern British-European cuisine
01803 213 936
Excellent Greek/Turkish restaurant has a friendly atmosphere and an interesting range of dishes.
01803 294 466
THE OLD VIENNA
Chef/Proprietor Werner Rott offers a modern take on Austrian cuisine in an intimate setting. Be prepared for the odd operatic interlude from your host that might round off the evening!
01803 296 416
ON THE ROCKS
Seafront location and easy going atmosphere make this restaurant a favourite, particularly when the sun shines
01803 211 075
Traditional style, family run, cosy Italian restaurant with lively atmosphere and a menu offering classic favourites
01803 293 430
Sister restaurant to Bianco’s but more contemporary, trattoria style dining
01803 201 770
A small, seafood restaurant on the harbour. Tucked away up a side alley you need to keep your eyes open or you might miss it!
01803 296 416
Modern burger restaurant on the harbour front
01803 211 075
Well established Chinese restaurant
01803 293 314
Regional French cuisine chain bistro
01803 221 213
Latin American chain restaurant in a contemporary dining room
01803 297 053
HOLE IN THE WALL
Lively local serving typical pub grub
A small, local chain of fish 'n chip shops, owned by renowned fish chef Mitch Tonks
01803 212 175
Award-winning fish and chip shop that has been serving the public for over 30 years
A pub/restaurant (with rooms attached) in a fabulous setting on the bay with far reaching views up the coast. Beware though. It is located down a very steep road with blind hairpin bends so only for the adventurous driver. Better still take a cab. Or even better still it can be reached via the South West Coastal Path
THE SEAHORSE - DARTMOUTH
A past winner of the Observer Best Restaurant of the Year, sitting on the harbour front in Dartmouth, just steps from the lower ferry landing, lies the Seahorse. As the name suggests, the menu has a seafood bias and its cuisine shows a strong Italian influence
THE ANGEL - DARTMOUTH
A restaurant that has seen many ups and downs in its history including a period of ownership by the mercurial Michelin Starred Chef John Burton-Race. Most recently in 2018 Masterchef: The Professionals Finalist Elly Wentworth joined as Head Chef.
01803 835 147
LYMPSTONE MANOR - EXMOUTH
Two Michelin stars tells you that dining here will be no ordinary experience and BBC Great British Menu star, Chef Michael Caines will not disappoint. Nor will its hillside setting overlooking the Exe estuary. A must for a special summer evening
With a fisherman husband whose catch is cooked fresh in the shack (and what he doesn't land arrives from the Brixham's fish market), this small, but perfectly formed shack on the beach offers a true seaside dining experience to remember
01626 777 956
RIVER EXE CAFE - EXMOUTH
Open from 1st April until the 30th September each year, the River Exe Cafe floats off shore in the Exe Estuary and can only be accessed by boat, either a Puffin Water Taxi from Exmouth Marina, or on your own boat.. The Restaurant offers a wide range of locally-sourced food and is surrounded by amazing views.
07761 116 103