Enjoying great food is key to the success of a memorable holiday and the English Riviera can offer an array of gastronomic treats to suit every budget and palate. Torquay, Paignton and Brixham boast an enviable selection of restaurants, bistros and pubs serving-up quality fare in stunning surroundings.
Chefs in the area are spoilt for choice when it comes to locally sourced seafood and meat, meaning our fine European cuisine has a distinctive west country flavour. Adventurous diners can take a culinary journey around the world, sampling everything from French, Italian and Spanish, to Indian, Thai, Moroccan and Mexican.
The Harbour Light Restaurant, Paignton
Nestled in the shelter of Torbay on the South Devon Coast, the restaurant is uniquely situated on the water's edge of picturesque Paignton Harbour. An established family run business for over 55 years. With a varied cuisine, combined with a warm, friendly, relaxed atmosphere, makes a truly wonderful venue for any occasion.
The Inn on the Quay, Paignton
Originally a hospital for French prisoners of war, the Inn overlooks the sea at the centre of Goodrington seafront. Now owned the "Brewer's Fayre" chain, the Inn offers a warm friendly atomosphere for the whole family to enjoy.
Food is available throughout the day from mid-day. Extensive bar areas allow for family rooms, quite alcoves, and large area with lawns and outdoor seating.
The Flagship, Paignton
Paignton's newest addition to the pub scene, 'The Flagship' was created as an extension of the Apollo Cinema complex and so is handy for a pre, or post, visit to watch the latest films.
Located on Paignton Green 'The Flagship is one of the Brewster chain and therefore has facilities for the whole family.
The Inn on the Green, Paignton
Located some 75 metres from the beach, the Inn on the Green has extensive interior and patio seating.
Live music covering the whole range, from folk to jazz, including many 'Stars in their Eyes' contestants, staged most nights.
The Boathouse, Paignton
Originally the 'Boathouse' for Oldway Mansion. Excellent pub/restaurant with great terrace above Preston Sands and views from Torquay to Brixham. Live music on Sunday afternoons, including reggae, calypso and soca (soul calypso) from Antigua Joe. Food throughout the day from 10:00 (w/e BBQs).