Dartmouth is famous for being a quaint and picturesque setting on the western bank of the estuary of the River Dart. Lying within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the town of Dartmouth has plenty to offer for hungry visitors. There’s not just a fine selection of different holiday cottages in Dartmouth but restaurants and bistro’s for visitors to enjoy too. Here’s six of the best.
Kendrick’s, now in its 14th year, holds a strong reputation for being a place where you’re guaranteed first class dishes that are locally sourced as well as being good value for your money.
Kendricks provide you with a menu full of variety with options including seafood caught just metres away in the river Dart by the local fishermen, salads that are packed full of flavour, steaks straight from the char grill for the red meat lovers, as well as tasty ribs too.
This is just an insight into the delights that Kendricks offer, and they even have an additional list of special dishes.
Find out more at: http://www.kendricksrestaurant.co.uk/
Rockfish Fish & Chips
This restaurant is the current holder of the 2013 National Fish and Chip award so you can rest assured that you’re setting foot in a well-established restaurant, and as Rockfish say “You can’t visit the seaside and not eat Seafood!” With that in mind we suggest taking a visit to Rockfish if you’re after a relaxed place to get stuck into some local great fish and shellfish.
The restaurant overlooks the wonderful setting of the river Dart and is a place that prides their food on quality and freshness. You can expect to see the catches of the day on your plate that evening, and that is why another reassuring slogan from Rockfish states that “tomorrow’s fish are still in the sea.”
Find out more at: http://www.rockfishdevon.co.uk/
The Seahorse restaurant was crowned The Good Food Guide Readers’ Restaurant of the Year 2013 for the South West. Specialising in the local seafood which is cooked over the restaurants charcoal fire they are positioned overlooking the river Dart creating an amazing dining experience.
If you have come from across the river and are planning on staying to enjoy the selection of wines after the final passenger crossing has gone then no worry, The Seahorse are more than happy to organise a comfy boat journey back across the river when you’re done.
It is also worth mentioning that a quick glance at The Seahorse’s events programme will allow you to see if you’re evening will be accompanied by guest chef’s or winemakers as they often make appearances which have proved popular amongst regular diners and new visitors alike.
Find out more at: http://www.seahorserestaurant.co.uk/
Twentysix Café and Bistro
Something for the daytime wanderers who are looking for a place to take stop and relax while discovering what the delightful town of Dartmouth holds. Twentysix finds its inspiration from continental living and in particular the romantic country of France.
If you are looking for something different from the other restaurants in the area then this is the place for you. Drop in for a laidback breakfast or brunch. You can find the usual classics of great coffee to go with your croissants. Share a platter with your friend or tuck into some delicious Ratatouille, Tartiflette or Croques.
Be sure to try the Coq au Vin, as nothing but the finest ingredients make their way into Twentysix’s kitchen. They have compiled a menu that offers flavours a plenty from seasonal produce.
Find out more at: http://www.twentysixcafe.co.uk/
Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant
Indian cuisine at its best. The Taj Mahal Restaurant holds a five star award from the Best Food Award as well as a First Class Master Chef Award by the Curry Club.
You can expect to be treated to a splendid range of superbly created Indian dishes, packed full of flavour from carefully produced blends of exotic spices and passionate cooking straight from the heart.
An enticing menu that includes Biryani dishes, Spice Seafood specialities, Karahi, Tandoori specialities, selections of tasty curries, a Balti experience that will not be forgotten, and Southern Indian options.
A highly recommended restaurant that also has vegetarian options, or you could try the chef’s very own signature dishes.
Find out more at: http://www.tajmahaldartmouth.co.uk/
Taylor’s brings you spectacular views that overlook Dartmouth’s famous harbour to accompany your first class cuisine.
If you are looking to romance a loved one then consider Taylor’s as the destination for the evening. They certainly know how to create the right atmosphere with their comfy lether seating and sparkly chandeliers.
Taylor’s can provide an intimate dining experience with delicious dishes such as Crab Thermidor, Lobster with Scallops, as well as King Prawns. If you don’t fancy seafood then you can order Venison or Devonshire Lamb- a mouth-watering prospect!
There’s plenty more on the menu for you to enjoy and we would advise not missing the opportunity to dine here.
Find out more at: http://www.taylorsrestaurant.co.uk/