Dining Out in Dartmouth
When you talk about places to eat in Dartmouth the first words on many visitors lips are The Seahorse, The Rockfish or Mitch Tonks. As you would expect from such a coastal town fresh fish is on every menu however The Seahorse does it best. Located on the waterfront you will also find Bushell’s Riverside who boast great views of the river, an intimate dining experience and great food.
The Rockfish is considered as The Seahorses younger brother with some of the best fish and chips in town. If you are looking for somewhere slightly more low-key to eat, locals love Kendrick’s; you can always expect a great atmosphere, good portions, brilliant food and reasonable prices. Many of the pubs in town also produce great pub food such as the Royal Dart Hotel and the Dartmouth Arms located at the entrance to Bayards Cove.
For a night away from the kids look no further than Taylors Restaurant, picturesque overlooking the boat float Taylors offers fresh cuisine inspired by Devon’s land and sea as well as a relaxed dining atmosphere. Dartmouth also offers a wide range of international cuisine including; Chinese, Indian, French, Italian and Polish. The award winning Spice Bazaar in St Saviours Square has embraced local produce and fused it with traditional Indian cuisine for a delicious dishes.
Visiting for a day?
Start the day off in Café Alfresco. World famous in Dartmouth ‘Alfs’ supplys everything you could need for a great breakfast in an incredible setting. Local ingredients, freshly squeezed orange juice and great coffee in a fun friendly environment.
A cheeky ice cream is never far away in Dartmouth, The Dartmouth Ice Cream Company has a number of outlets around town. All of their ice creams and sorbets are made at The Good Intent (by the lower ferry) in their on-site dairy. They pride themselves on using fresh local dairy products, real fruit and producing a finished product which is second to none.
For lunch freshly caught and prepared crab sandwiches are on offer across town, The Crab Shell snadwich bar could easily be missed, tucked away on Raleigh Street produces one of the best crab sandwiches in town.
A trip to Dartmouth wouldn’t be complete without a cream tea, The Castle tearooms supplies a cream tea with a view. Located next to Dartmouth Castle at the mouth of the river the castle tearooms have been keeping walkers on the South west coast path and visitors to the castle fed and watered for years.
On a mild summers evening there is nothing nicer than enjoying fish and chips from The Rockfish on the embankment. Watching the boats come and go as the sun sets over Kingswear.