You might be self-catered in your Salcombe holiday home or you may have the VIP treatment with a private chef. Either way, you’ll likely head out to a restaurant one evening. Luckily, there are a whole host of wonderful places to eat in Salcombe! There are restaurants for every taste and wallet both in Salcombe and its surrounding areas; here are some of our favourite taste bud tingling temptations:
The Jetty takes full advantage of its waterfront location, with award-winning chef Alex Aitken creating mouth-watering menu concepts. Serving local and seasonal dishes, with fish landed daily and a local larder of delicious seasonal produce on its doorstep, The Jetty offers an exceptional Salcombe dining experience. Sensibly priced and a cracking wine list.
Surely even the name makes you curious?! A firm family favourite and one of the most popular places to eat in Salcombe, The Winkin Prawn is just a pleasant walk to get to from the centre of Salcombe. Simply walk along the coastal road keeping the estuary to your left and you will come across this little gem of a restaurant which is situated behind North Sands. Offering food from all-you-can-eat breakfasts to fruit de mer and BBQ’s in the evening. Keep your ears open for the rock n’ roll music and eyes open for the fancy dress box…
Salcombe is known for it’s amazing crab sandwiches and The Crab Shed will not leave you disappointed. You can enjoy some of Salcombe’s best seafood in a very relaxed environment that overlooks the breath-taking harbour. They handpick 100% of the produce that they prepare, there is no where fresher! There is also an outdoor dining area for you to enjoy in the warm summer months.
If you can walk down a few flights of stairs to this restaurant and bar on the ground floor of what was the Salcombe Hotel, you will be rewarded with stunning views across the estuary from the terraces (whilst enjoying a glass of bubbly). In good weather, enjoy alfresco eating throughout the day. Perfect for a romantic night out and special occasions.
A seriously fishy number – in a good way! Offering seafood by the bucket-load, this local legend of a restaurant started its days as an oyster purification shack and has grown-up considerably over the last decade or so. Still serving wonderfully fresh locally grown Bigbury Bay oysters, this restaurant is a must for seafood lovers. Alfresco eating in the summer at lunchtime is a great experience.
Set just above the stunning South Milton Sands, this small beach hut-style restaurant (seats max 30 inside) serves lots of lovely fresh fish in a relaxed beach-style décor with driftwood panelling and low lighting from hanging bulbs. Perfect to watch the sunset. This is our favourite place to eat outside of Salcombe and we simply love the informal atmosphere, stunning views and fab food.
Further afield there is a stunner of a pub that dates back to 1855. Book in for a delicious evening to enjoy items off the seasonally inspired menu. Or try Sunday lunch with a great atmosphere and even greater drinks.
More food and drink in Salcombe
Living by the sea really does have it’s benefits, with gorgeous sea food on ever harbour it can be difficult to choose. Looking for even more options? Check out our blog post on the best dog friendly pubs & restaurants in Salcombe!