There are many restaurants, pubs, and snack bars etc in the area most of which are of a high standard. Competition in this area is fierce and restaurants can change hands quite often so please excuse us and let us know if this information is out of date.
Great pubs on the back beach
The Ship Inn and the New Quay are both local favourites pubs on the back beach in Teignmouth; they have good views of the estuary and are good places to watch large boats coming in or going away from the docks.
Good pub food
There are some great pub restaurants particularly in Shaldon. The London Inn on the bowling green in Shaldon has great value food and the ferry boat has the perfect location sat next to the sea.
Up market restaurants include
The Owl and the Pussycat in Teign Street has some great organic and locally produced menus. The Ness Hotel is a fantastic location and excellent food. You will have to book though.
Coombe Cellars is another excellent location just up the estuary. You will need to drive through Shaldon and then take the road to Combinteignhead. This has gone up market in recent years.
Nautilus Seafood Restaurant has some excellent food and good value if you want filling up.
The Colosseum is an Italian restaurant in Teignmouth that has an excellent variety of pizzas and pastas; it is a very small, friendly restaurant. It is in the same street as a pub called Diceys; this pub is normally very busy but has a friendly atmosphere and now doing food.
There are two great Indian restaurants. The Taj Mahal is my favourite for food and price but Naz is a little more trendy.
Blue rinse and better value eating
There are a large number of senior citizens who command some great value traditional cooking. The Dairymaid is probably the best and has a licensed restaurant/coffee shop/snack bar, that ofters quality personal service.
The Beachcomber is a particular favourite of mine as it is on the sea front in Teignmouth and has a great view of the sea. This is a good place for lunch or a snack.
Good value family food can be found at Trade Winds just off the triangle, South Pacific,
The Boat House is a very good family restaurant in Dawlish Warren; it has a play area for young children and a children's menu. The food is fairly standard but pleasing and there is a nice view of the beach and surrounding area.
F n R's is a modern bar in Teignmouth which is very popular with young people and is next door to Teignmouth night club Hot Bananas.
Fish and chips or snacks
The Central fish cafe is a fish n chip shop in Teignmouth; there are tables to eat both inside and out. Another is The Jolly Good fish cafe in Teign Street which also has the option to eat in.
The Harbour fish cafe is another good fish and chip shop; this is also slightly closer to the back beach which is a great place to eat them.
Global Aroma is a nice restaurant/coffee bar/snack bar in Teignmouth with a wide variety of hot drinks and snacks.
Scots Sea View Diner is a take away/snacks/ice cream parlour in Teignmouth. It is good value compared to other places in the area.
Scoopy's is a snack bar with homemade soup and cakes; it is also well known for its ice creams.
The Sandwich Shop in Teignmouth is good value with a wide variety of sandwiches and baguettes.
Bocadillos is another sandwich shop and also has a wide variety of sandwiches and baguettes.
Tilly's Tea Room in Dawlish has won awards for its quality service and comfortable setting.