Eating Out in the South Hams

Food, food, glorious food! From cake in a café, fresh seafood and a sea view, pub grub with a pint or a vegetarian special; there are lots of places to eat out in the South Hams, so if you’re looking to tickle your taste buds whilst on holiday, here are some of our suggestions.

The Crabshell Inn

The Crabshell Inn

Gloriously situated on the quayside just outside Kingsbridge, where it basks in the south westerly sun all day, the Crabshell offers a good selection of high quality food as well as a popular children’s menu. Parking for 22 cars plus mooring two & a half hours either side of high tide (20 minutes from Salcombe).

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Oyster Shack

Oyster Shack

Fresh local seafood cooked simply. The menu is influenced by what is in season in the surrounding area and what has been landed at the local fish markets, from Salcombe crab and lobster to Brixham's finest catch of the day. Wine is cooled in sand castle ice buckets, you get a plastic bib for your crab and a treasure chest to leave your money in. A delicious and fun dining experience at the ‘shack’.

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South Sands Beachside Restaurant

South Sands Beachside Restaurant

A superb beachside restaurant and bar with stunning views over the Salcombe estuary, Wolf Rock and the Bar. Alfresco dining, mouth-watering seafood, fresh fish, local steak, seasonal veg, Salcombe crab sandwiches, traditional Devonian cream teas, local ales, fine wines and fun cocktails. Welcomes everyone from sandy feet and wetsuit clad sailors straight off the beach, to glad rags and black tie. Open to non-residents, children and families. Dogs are also welcome in the bar and on the terrace.

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Venus Cafe Blackpool Sands

Venus Cafe Blackpool Sands

Located right next to the beach with stunning views of the sea and the cliffs, set in an unspoilt, sheltered bay amongst evergreens and pines. Serving delicious hot and cold food and drinks all day with covered outdoor seating as well as a cosy indoor eating area.

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The Cove Cafe Bar

The Cove Cafe Bar

Just 50 yards from the beach, this uber cool, beach-style cafe bar is set in the heart of the traditional, unspoilt fishing village of Hope Cove. With a bar, a lounge, and intimate outside space - it’s the perfect place to relax with friends, and soak up the stunning sea views. Open all year round for fresh home cooked food and over 30 craft beers, local cask ales and ciders to try.

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Start Bay Inn

Start Bay Inn

Dating back to the 14th century when it was used by local fishermen who worked from the village beach, today local fishermen still work off the beach in front of the pub and out of Dartmouth to deliver a selection of fresh fish which is then prepared on the premises. Look out for a small fishing boat in the bay, it may be catching your supper!

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Harbour House Café

Harbour House Café

A vegetarian café located within Harbour House Arts & Yoga Centre, just off the estuary in the heart of the town. Lunches are freshly made on the premises using natural, seasonal, organic and allotment grown ingredients where possible. Warming soups, enticing cakes and fair trade coffee, popular with both locals and visitors alike.

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