Local Places to Eat & Drink

Cafes & restaurants in South Devon

Devon is renowned for its abundance of amazing local food. Brimming with producers whose values are based on provenance and quality, it truly is a great place to eat and to buy outstanding food. Producers range from chilli farms to dairies, coffee roasters to micro-brewers and vineyards to blueberry farmers. Restaurants, cafés, delis and farm shops create delicious offerings, making Devon’s food one of the key reasons that people love to come here.

The Ship Inn,
Noss Mayo

Ship Inn

A delightful, traditional waterside pub where you can enjoy our local beers and fresh, homemade food. The Ship Inn’s location is a superb walking destination and a yachtsman’s port of call – you can even tie up your boat outside! Come along, have a drink, sail or sit back, relax and enjoy the views and our friendly hospitality.

The Schoolhouse, Mothecombe

Located above Mothecombe Beach, the Schoolhouse has lovely views out to sea and serves delicious locally sourced food. Parking is available (seasonal charges apply) and you can walk down to Mothecombe with the family for a day on the beach!

Royal William Yard, Plymouth

Royal William Yard

With its Grade I listed former Naval buildings and stunning views over the Waterfront, Plymouth’s Royal William Yard is fast becoming one of the most stylish places to dine in the city. For all fresco dining, Royal William Yard can’t be beaten – whether its Italian cuisine or quality pub grub, everything tastes better when eaten outdoors looking out over the water.

Barbican Kitchen, Plymouth

Barbican Kitchen

Housed in the world famous Plymouth Gin Distillery, the Barbican Kitchen was established in 2006 by the Tanner Brothers, Chris and James. The Barbican Kitchen takes full advantage of the superb larder available to us here in the West Country.

The Oyster Shack, Bigbury

Oyster Shack

A relaxed atmosphere, with its simple yet effective ‘Mediterranean’ theme décor, the Oyster Shack is a unique dining experience. Simple local produce and an unhurried atmosphere, experience the great flavours and freshness of the restaurants surrounding area. A seafood haven!

Crab Shell Inn, Kingsbridge

The Crab Shell Inn, Kingsbridge

The Crabshell Inn is gloriously situated on the quayside Kingsbridge and with its south-westerly aspect, basks in the sun all day. With great pizzas, superb crab, local seafood and many classic favourites, this is a place to take your time and really soak up the atmosphere.

Riverford Field Kitchen,

Riverford Field Kitchen

Located in Buckfastleigh you can enjoy a unique eating experience right at the heart of a working organic farm. Expect a f east of seasonal, freshly-picked produce. Uniquely, there is just one sitting and the whole restaurant is served together at the same time.

Rocksalt Brasserie, Plymouth

Rocksalt Cafe Brasserie

This unassuming little restaurant has become a foodie hub in Plymouth, quickly establishing itself as a hidden gem in the city. Enjoy coffee and cake to start your morning, or try a sumptuous meal, simple light lunches. Something to really tempt your taste buds.

Café Alf Resco, Dartmouth

Cafe Alf Resco

Cafe Alf Resco in Dartmouth, or “Alf’s” as the locals call it, provides an exciting fusion of delicious fresh food and drink, a vibrant atmosphere and live music. The café features an open-plan kitchen and outside seating area, complete with wall-mounted heaters for cooler days.