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7 unique places to eat in and around Dartmouth

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If you are looking for a holiday destination that offers something a bit different when it comes to dining look no further than Dartmouth in Devon. There are plenty of unique places to eat in Dartmouth and the surrounding area. You will have to stay a while to enjoy them all!

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Here’s our top choices for restaurants that stand out as unique for their menu, ethos, historic surroundings or all three!

Platform 1

If you like to dine with a view then the Platform 1 Champagne bar and restaurant is in prime position on the embankment in Dartmouth. 

You’d be forgiven for thinking it was once a train station. While it is a Grade 1 GWR building, locomotives have never called here. It was instead a ticket office for services leaving Kingswear on the opposite side of the river.

Platform 1 is known for its dishes prepared with locally caught fish and produce from Dartmoor.

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Find out more and book a table at Platform 1 in Dartmouth.


Head chef Luca Berardino brings a fusion of European flavours to every dish making Andria one of the most unique places to eat in Dartmouth.

You can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner here. But its the tapas that steals the show. It includes a range of unusual, yet delightful small plates made with Brixham caught fish, mouthwatering meats and local breads.

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Find out more and book a table at Andria in Dartmouth.

The Cherub 

If you enjoy history as well as great food then step inside The Cherub for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.

This traditional inn occupies Dartmouth’s oldest building, which was once a merchant’s house dating from 1380. It’s possibly the oldest building of its kind in the South Hams and has retained a lot of its original features, including some old ships’ timbers in its beams.

The inn menu includes Dartmouth crab and Westcountry seafood as well as sandwiches, jacket potatoes and pub classics.

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Find out more about The Cherub in Dartmouth.

Castle Tea Rooms

For cosy dining with panoramic views of the River Dart and South Devon coastline, a visit to the Castle Tea Rooms is a must. 

It was built as a lighthouse next to Dartmouth Castle in 1856. Later it became the canteen for troops stationed here during World War II.

Since then it’s become the perfect pitstop for hikers on coast walks and those visiting the Castle. Visit for breakfast, light lunches or a hearty slab of homemade cake.

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The Bear & Blacksmith 

This pub in Chillington, near Dartmouth, describes itself as ‘ultra local’.

If the food on its plates isn’t reared or grown by the team, it comes from local producers. That’s right. This Devon pub has its own kitchen garden and small holding where the team grow vegetables and salad, and rear their own lambs, chickens and pigs. This means high quality produce and lower prices for diners. 

Find out more and book a table at The Bear & Blacksmith in Chillington, Devon.

Radius 7

You can’t miss this independent eatery and bar on the road from Dartmouth to Blackpool Sands. It specialises in local produce sourced within seven miles – hence the name, Radius 7. 

Expect dishes inspired by the sea and local landscape. Its roast dinners are incredible.

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Find out more and book a table at Radius 7 in Stoke Fleming, Devon.

Steam Packet Inn

If you love pizza then the best place to enjoy one is the Steam Packet Inn in Kingswear.

Hop on the Lower Ferry from Lower Street and cross the River Dart for superb artisan stone-baked pizzas accompanied by chicken wings, beer battered halloumi fries and a view of Dartmouth. 

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Here’s some more places to eat in town and Dartmouth cafes and restaurants that are dog-friendly.

Where to stay in Dartmouth

If we’ve persuaded you to make Dartmouth your next foodie destination let us make some recommendations on places to stay too.

Get in touch with us to chat through our holiday cottages in Dartmouth, from dog-friendly holiday homes to cottages for larger families, and Dartmouth accommodation with parking. Or search our Devon self-catering accommodation for yourself.

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