Eating Out

Eating Out in and around Dartmouth

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Start Bay Inn

The Inn dates back to the 14th century when it was known as The Fisherman's Arms and was used by the local fishermen who worked their fishing boats from the village beach. The Start Bay Inn has been run as a family business since 1977. Paul Stubbs retired as the landlord in April 2006. His daughters Clair and Gail and his son-in-law Stuart are continuing the family business. All three have gained immense experience whilst working as partners with Paul and are determined to carry on the good work.

Kings Arms

We are situated within easy reach of some of the finest and most dramatic coastal scenery in South Devon. The new section of the South West Coast Path passes right past our front door, and you can enjoy great views of Start Bay from our patio, garden and dining room. Our revitalised pub makes the perfect setting in which to enjoy the very best seafood that Devon has to offer. We aim high, and our culinary efforts have been recognised by several national guides, including Michelin, The Good Food Guide and Egon Ronay.

Green Dragon

Stoke Fleming village
No-one really knows why the Green Dragon is so named but it is believed to have emanated from a Welsh knight, home from the crusades, who could have been colour blind or lost or both. There has been a building on this site since the 12th century. Unlike most pubs opposite churches, it has never been owned by the Church but by the Lords of the Manor who leased it out to innkeepers, many of whom had two trades such as cordwainer (shoemaker) blacksmith or gardener. By 1840 the pub was privately owned by one James Pitts and then sold on to a Dartmouth Brewery before ending up being a Heavitree House which it is to-day. The earliest recorded landlord was one William Lidstone in 1607 whose occupation was then known as a "Licensed Tippler". The present "Tipplers" are Peter & Alix Crowther. Rumour has it there was once an old "cuddy" on the premises which was made use of by H.M the King George VI when he was Prince of Wales and also the late King George V. The pub is very traditional with a stone floor, a large and splendid fireplace, wooden beams, a tunnel somewhere underneath the floor which went down to the nearby beach and, some say, a ghost. But time and history have left the old building unscathed by drama or scandal.

Venus Cafe

Venus has a passion for excellent quality, locally-produced food. Each food product is critically tested to ensure it meets our high standards and, to the best of our knowledge, all our products are GM free. The Venus menu caters for your every need. Delicious choices include: full English breakfasts, pasties and pies, Venus meals – including burgers made from the very finest South Devon grass-fed organic beef, children’s meals tailored to your little one’s taste buds, salads, sandwiches, paninis, baguettes and, of course, the mandatory cream tea. For a special treat, or simply to extend a wonderful day on the beach, why not sample the alfresco Mediterranean-style evening dining at Blackpool Sands? With an emphasis on using fresh, locally-caught seafoods and organic steaks, you can enjoy a mouth-watering meal whilst soaking up the stunning views across the beach and the sea

The Laughing Monk

The Laughing Monk Restaurant is set in the beautiful village of Strete on the main costal road between Dartmouth (5miles) and Kingsbridge (9 miles). 1 mile to our left is the award winning beach Blackpool sands and 1 mile to our right is the ever-popular Slapton sands. The South West coastal path runs practically past our door and the Dartmoor national park is no more than 30 minutes away by car. Food at the laughing monk restaurant is all about our wonderful local produce. We really are blessed in this part of the country to have such an abundance of high quality ingredients. All our fish and shell fish arrives straight from our local fisherman whether it be Start Bay lobsters, scallops or crab, line caught sea-bass or mackerel - one things for sure you can’t get any fresher!!! All our meats come from Local Devon Farmers; char grilled rib-eye steaks, 8 hour braised shoulder of lamb, free-range chickens and crispy belly pork can be found on the menu. Our philosophy is keep it simple and let the produce be the star. We stock fantastic local beers from Quercus Brewery in Kingsbridge, organic cider from Heron Valley and Wines from around the world including the local Sharpham Reserve.

The Seahorse

The Seahorse is all about the best in local seafood cooked over a charcoal fire. The pleasure of a simply grilled fish cooked over an aromatic charcoal fire, or a local steak cooked on the bone, charred, deep red and juicy with just a few herbs and some vegetables or salad of the season is typical of the food you will find on the menu. With the sea right outside the door the restaurant naturally specialises in local fish and shellfish and often fishermen will drop in their catch during service which it will find its way to the charcoal grill in minutes.


With its delightful views over Dartmouth's harbour and Boatfloat, Taylor's is one of the towns' best-kept secrets and probably in prime position for people watching! Established for 10 years, Taylor's sets the scene with sparkling chandeliers, leather seats & some gorgeous artwork for a comfortable and intimate dining experience. With a select and personal atmosphere, service is friendly & relaxed. Famous locally for our excellent fresh fish and shellfish, our Chef/Proprietor prepares simple, but beautifully cooked dishes using quality raw ingredients with the aid of his excellent team using the best of Devon’s produce that arrives daily from our local network of suppliers. Our meat, game, poultry & eggs are reared from local farms wherever possible. The majority of our fish & shellfish are freshly caught directly off the South West Coastline. Vegetables, fruit & herbs are often either grown in our own kitchen garden or by our local certified organic supplier. Taylor's fine setting and exquisite menu mean that it is suitable for almost all occasions: romantic dinner for two, reunion with friends, family celebration, lunch, or a private function for up to 60 people.

Royal Castle

The Restaurant Nu, our first floor river view restaurant, is decorated in a classic contemporary style and is open to both residents and non residents for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Restaurant over looks the river and inner harbour and provides the ideal location for a romantic dinner, lunch with friends, private parties, or business gatherings. Our seasonal menus demonstrate our support for the Taste of the West 'buy local' campaign. The Royal Castle Hotel was founder member of the South Hams Food and Drink Association. All of the meat served at the hotel is locally sourced and we our proud of the 100% traceability.


Welcome to Kendricks Restaurant one of the buzzing restaurants in Dartmouth Devon. 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. Our Menu is varied and ranges from enticing salads, char grilled steaks, sizzling fajitas succulent ribs and much more. In addition Special dishes are created daily by our Head Chef Simon and his team, these always include fresh seafood delivered by local fisherman.There is an extensive selection of fine wines and real ales which have been carefully chosen to complement the food on offer. 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! Children are welcome in our upstairs restaurant and private parties of 20-30 can enjoy their own room


You can’t visit the seaside and not eat Seafood! Rockfish is a relaxed place to enjoy some great fish and shellfish. Quality and freshness are key to us. It is no accident that our restaurants are located close to the finest fish markets in the country, the mornings catches of prime fish and shellfish are on your plate that very same day. Dartmouth is real gem of a place. Rockfish overlooks the spectacular river Dart which if full of activity all year from fishing & sailing boats to super yachts. Our restaurant has 65 covers and on cold days our log burner is lit so you can sit by the fire and enjoy your seafood!. After lunch there are some wonderful shops, pubs, walks and boat trips to enjoy.. We have a take-away situated at the top of the ramp of the Lower ferry serving the same great seafood

Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant

Welcome to the Taj Mahal in Dartmouth Devon, bringing you the very best in Indian cuisine. Awarded five stars Best Food award, and First Class Master Chef Award by the Curry Club the Taj Mahal has created a superb range of the finest mouth-watering dishes each with their own distinctive flavour and fragrance, using delicately blended exotic spices

Twentysix Cafe and Bistro

Nothing but the best quality ingredients make it into our fresh produce, artisanal cheeses, breads, oils and vinegars. The menu is designed to deliver flavours that leave our patrons coming back for more... inspired by seasonal produce and classical dishes. We aim to provide something totally different from those around us, but high quality is first and foremost.

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