Top Devon fish restaurants: fish and chips or something fancier…

With traditional fishing villages of winding streets and pretty quayside shops and cafes, there’s a huge choice of top Devon fish restaurants, serving some of the best fresh seafood you can find. There are take away options for traditional fish & chip lovers and fancier catch of the day dishes for the more adventurous palate.

Read on for some of the most unmissable fish restaurants in Devon.

Boathouse CafeThe Boathouse Café
Renovated from an old fisherman’s store, on the Mayflower Steps near the historic Barbican in Plymouth, this café is perfect for delicious dining from daytime through to evening. Enjoy a classic menu with fantastic views and indoor or heated outdoor seating on the quayside for dining al fresco. Favourites on the menu include; scallops served in the shell with garlic and chilli, warm mackerel and beetroot salad, lobster cocktail and chilli crab claws.
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The Jetty SalcombeThe Jetty
The Jetty at Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa is a fish lovers heaven which takes full advantage of its waterfront location and serves local and seasonal dishes from the fish landed daily on its doorstep. Award winning chef Alex Aitken creates an exceptional Salcombe dining experience and is a ‘home grown chef’ who started his career as a trawler man. Centre stage is the Crustacean Bar, overflowing with the freshest catch and as part of the Jetty experience, guests can join Alex on ‘Catch it, Cook it, Eat it’ adventures at sea. Find out more


hanburysHanbury’s Fish Restaurant
Serving fish and chips for over
3 decades, Hanbury’s Award winning Fish and Chips of Babbacombe source all their fish from reputable suppliers who are able to track where the fish was caught and can even name the trawler that caught the fish. Visitors can eat in the marine inspired restaurant or enjoy a take away to eat whilst walking along Babbacombe Downs looking out across Lyme Bay.
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Blue Seafood CompanyThe Blue Seafood Company
Specialising in Devon Crab, The Blue Seafood Company is located in South Quay in the harbour of Paignton. Serving take away sustainable crab mostly landed in Salcombe and Kingswear. Why not enjoy some delicious take away crab whilst exploring the Paignton sea front – a great treat for seafood lovers.
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Two Bridges RestaurantTwo-Bridges Restaurant
Located on Dartmoor the Two-Bridges Restaurant is a warm and welcoming hotel and restaurant where diners can enjoy views of the rolling Dartmoor countryside with a mouth-watering menu including fresh Devon Crab, Smoked Haddock Chowder with mussels, clams, leeks, egg yolk and Devon Hake with baby fennel, gem lettuce and smoked fishcake. Boasting an award-winning Chef, Mike Palmer, who joined the Two Bridges Hotel in November 2012 and became Executive Chef in April 2013, Palmer was also recently name-checked by Michelin-starred MasterChef Winner Anton Piotrowski as ‘one to watch’.
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Beaver InnThe Beaver Inn
Situated in the pretty fishing village of Appledore, it’s no surprise that The Beaver Inn is renowned for its local seafood! Supplied by the local day boats, the menu rotates around the catch of the day – from line caught bass to Lundy lobster. Offering panoramic views across the estuary, you can watch the fishing boats from the dining room, and may even see the day’s fish being delivered over the sea wall! Popular with discerning locals, families and visitors alike, The Beaver Inn is an ideal location to sample the best of North Devon’s local catch.
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