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Cooking & Dining

Everything you need to get the most out of your stay

Chef & Catering Services

  • Claire’s Kitchen
    For more traditional food and service, Claire serves delicious food which is often produced on her own farm a few miles up the road. Her Muscovy duck with red wine and sour cherry was recently enjoyed so much that the diners at The Moult applauded the chef at the end of the meal.
    www.claires-kitchen.co.uk | info@claires-kitchen.co.uk | 01548 560191
  • The Galley Girls
    Gemma and Polly are happy to cater and serve a dinner party or an evening of cocktails and canapés. Recently they produced a sumptuous beef Wellington served with potato dauphinoise and their lemon posset is tangy and wonderful. Equally they too are more than happy to drop off homemade dishes such as lasagne for guests to warm up themselves so that the entire stay isn’t cooking in the kitchen.
    www.thegalleygirls.co.uk | info@thegalleygirls.co.uk | 07749 636607 / 07966 455538
  • Dartmouth Fine Foods
    Here are sophisticated bespoke caterers who will design each event for you. Serin Aubrey will take over the kitchen and prepare mouthwatering feasts with highlights including Devon lamb and local line-caught sea bass. His tarte tatin should win awards! Over the summer, Serin also delivered chicken and vegetable tagines and a series of Moroccan side dishes for the guests to warm up themselves and guests in 2015 raved about the moussaka that Dartmouth Fine Foods dropped off for them.
    www.dartmouthfinefoods.co.uk | 01803 411216
  • Wild Artichokes
    This is a newer duo who ‘pop up’ at special local events and do private catering in great style. Jane and Sam are incredibly experienced having worked at The River Café and Riverford Organic Field Kitchen and their food has a strong southern Italian accent. Thank goodness the dining table is huge as when they recently prepared a dinner at The Moult the generous dishes kept coming. Their truffle arancini melt in the mouth as do the crab and chilli bruschetta. Their fish bourride with aioli, rouille and croutons, is certainly a dish which should stay in the memory for many years. Wild Artichokes’ desserts are sublime, there are no words to describe their amazing baked custard with blackcurrents and hot raspberry clafoutis!
    www.wildartichokes.co.uk | jane(/sam)@wildartichokes.co.uk | 07427 572592 / 07976 814530

Great Places to Eat & Drink

Nearest Pub

Ferry Inn
While the food here may be standard pub grub, the views of the estuary are superb. There’s a large seated terrace area where you can sit idly by and watch the boats bob in the water.
Fore Street, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8JE (25 minute walk / 5 minute drive)

Recommended Pubs and Bars

The Victoria Inn
Attractive pub with plenty of seating. Expect lots of ales from around the South West that change on a weekly basis. Also, be sure to try their own brew, ‘Salcombe’s Best’. There’s also a dedicated gin menu and extensive wine list so there’s something for everyone.
Fore Street, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8BU (25 minute walk / 5 minute drive)

The Millbrook Inn
Lovely gastropub by a stream. It serves excellent seafood and locally sourced delights. When on the menu their delicious bouillabaisse should be ordered at once! During high tide the pub can be reached by boat (with a 5-minute walk from the jetty). Otherwise it’s a car ride, but definitely worth the journey.
South Pool, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 2RW (30 minute drive) | 01548 531581

The Cricket Inn
Beautiful pub right on the waters edge in the village of Beesands. Lots of real ales and some good wines to choose from, with an abundance of fresh seafood available on the menu. Possibly the tastiest and best priced lobster in the South Hams caught from the bay directly in front of the pub!
Beesands, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 2EN (35 minute drive) | 01548 580215


South Sands Beachside Restaurant
Enjoy some fabulous food in one of the South West’s most beautiful eating spots. Overlooking shimmering blue waters, South Sands restaurant serves gorgeous dishes like crab risotto with parma ham crisp, River Exe mussels and Holsome Park Farm sirloin steak. If you were just looking for a light snack, then you can also pop in for a lunch or afternoon tea. There’s also a cocktail bar that complements the stunning view perfectly. In fine weather they have a lovely terrace overlooking South Sands Bay.
Bolt Head, Salcombe, TQ8 8LL (5 minute walk) | 01548 845900

Island Street Bar & Grill
Friendly, laid-back eatery with an amazing cocktail menu and delicious food. The balcony area is a lovely place to spend a sunny afternoon.
Unit 4, Hannaford’s Landing, Island Street, Salcombe TQ8 8FE (30 minute walk / 5 minute drive)

The Crab Shed
The Crab Shed is a vibrant seafood restaurant near The Fish Quay in the heart of Salcombe, Devon. The restaurant is perched on the water’s edge close to its very own Crab Factory where they produce 100% hand-picked crab meat. The Crab Shed is supplied with the finest fish and shellfish in the area, directly from the factory and the boats that operate from The Fish Quay. This helps the chefs provide seafood at its very best.
The Fish Quay, Gould Road, Salcombe, TQ8 8DU (30 minute walk / 8 minute drive)
01548 844 280 | hello@crabshed.com

The Winking Prawn
A fun-loving cafe/bar which loves serving seafood. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper, cocktails or ice creams. As it’s situated right on North Sands beach, it’s the perfect place to re-stock the calories after a long day of swimming!
North Sands, Salcombe, Devon TQ8 8LD (5 minute walk)

The Beachhouse
A real favourite and very hard to get into as it is tiny. This beach shack has sensational views, great fresh food and the best ambiance in the area. Book ahead and possibly take over the whole restaurant for a special event.
South Milton, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 3JY (15 minute drive)

Sailor V
This centrally located cafe situated at the top of the steps by the East Portlemouth Ferry is famed for its smoothies and shakes and there are also great hotdogs, coffee, cake and more. Dogs are also welcome.
36 Fore Street, Salcombe, TQ8 8JF (9 minute drive)

The Jetty
This hotel’s stylish restaurant, The Jetty, takes full advantage of its waterfront location, with award-winning Chef Alex Aitken creating enticing 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.
Salcombe, TQ8 8JH (10 minute drive)

A bit further away in Dartmouth are a few other outstanding restaurants. These are our top recommendations.

The Seahorse Seafood Restaurant
Celebrity chef Mitch Tonks runs this fabulous restaurant, serving some of the best locally caught fish and shellfish in the UK. Mr Tonks is the number one man for fish, and his food is all about flavour. The restaurant is no stranger to accolades, having won an award from the Observer for the Top Restaurant in the UK and routinely being ranked in the Waitrose Good Food Guide. As this place is always popular, we strongly advise you book well in advance to reserve a table.
Staverton, 5 South Embankment, Dartmouth, TQ6 9BH (40 minute drive)
Res: 01803 835147 | www.seahorserestaurant.co.uk

Rockfish Seafood & Chips
Rockfish is an upmarket fish and chips restaurant owned by Mitch Tonks, more relaxed and less expensive than The Seahorse. But it is a great place to take the family for quality classics in funky surroundings.
8 South Embankment, Dartmouth, TQ6 9BH (40 minute drive)

Best place to eat out with children

Captain Flints
Seasonal, family-run informal restaurant offering homemade pizzas and burgers, pasta, Aberdeen Angus steaks, salads, Salcombe crab and fish, delicious Salcombe dairy ice cream and homemade desserts.
82 Fore Street, Salcombe, Devon TQ8 8BY (25-30 minute walk/5 minute drive)

Shopping for Food

Best Local Supermarket

Cranch’s Pantry
80 Fore Street, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8BY (25 minute walk/5 minute drive)

Cookworthy Rd, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1QN (15 minute drive)


70 Fore Street, Kingsbridge TQ7 1PP (15 minute drive)
Tel: 01548 852313

P.W. Coleman
10 Fore Street, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8BY (25-30 minute walk/5 minute drive)
Tel: 01548 842809


Catch of the Day
54 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 1NY (15 minute drive)
Tel: 01548 852006


The Salcombe Delicatessen
52 Fore Street, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8JE (25 minute walk/5 minute drive)
Tel: 01548 842332

Mangetout Delicatessen and Cafe
84 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1PP (15 minute drive)
Tel: 01548 852133


37 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 1PG (15 minute drive)
Tel: 01548 856700


The Bake House
3 Fore Street, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8BY (25 minute walk/5 minute drive)
Tel: 01548 842824

Wine Merchant

Bowers Wines & Spirits
1 Fore Street, Salcombe, TQ8 8BY (25 minute walk/5 minute drive)
Tel: 01548 842215

Major supermarket online orders

Tesco – www.tesco.com
Waitrose – www.waitrose.com
Sainsbury’s – www.sainsburys.co.uk