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Home to dozens of award-winning pubs, restaurants and food producers, South Devon is quite simply a haven for foodies. It’s no secret that the festive period is a time of decadent indulgence, where sumptuous food that fills the belly and fuels soul is found in abundance. The region positively thrives during the winter season, and you will find yourself spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the perfect Christmas menu. We’ve collated our favourite Christmas dinner options in South Devon, all of which are ideal regardless of whether you’re looking to outsource the cooking of your Christmas dinner on the big day, arrange a festive party, or just planning to squeeze in a few more special meals during the holiday season.

They’ve all announced their plans for Christmas 2018 and are equally as popular amongst both locals and visitors. So if you’d like someone else to take care of the cooking on 25th December, best book soon!

Four fabulous Christmas dinner options in South Devon…

1. The Millbrook Inn (South Pool, near Kingsbridge)

Within easy reach of Salcombe and Kingsbridge, the multi-award-winning Millbrook Inn sits in the pretty waterside village of South Pool.

This cosy gastro-pub combines French cuisine with English pub food, creating a gastronomic experience like no other. There are Christmas Day and Boxing Day options for Christmas lunch, with a menu including traditional roast turkey and a vegetarian alternative.

2. Taylor’s Restaurant (Dartmouth)

Famous for good food and stunning views of Dartmouth Quay, the Dart Estuary and Kingswear, this first-floor restaurant offers a Christmas menu from Thursday 6th December to Saturday 22nd December (inclusive).

Find out more about Christmas dining at Taylor’s

3. Anzac Bistro (Dartmouth)

In a tucked-away yet central part of Dartmouth, Anzac Bistro is a warm and welcoming restaurant serving Polish and Mediterranean-influenced cuisine. Great for winter dishes like goulash and traditional stews, Anzac Bistro is also popular for its tasty range of vegetarian meals.

There are big plans afoot this Christmas and New Year at this Dartmouth restaurant, with Christmas Day lunch (reservations only), Christmas parties and a New Year event all set to take place.

Take a look at the Anzac Bistro website and scroll down to the Christmas section for more details.

4. The Crab Shell Inn (Kingsbridge)

The lively Crab Shell Inn is one of the most popular bar-restaurants in the region, drawing lots of diners from Salcombe, Dartmouth and elsewhere around the South Hams, and is open over the Christmas period (for lunchtime drinks on Christmas Day only), and also for New Years Eve. The ‘Crabby Crabmas’ menu at the Crab Shell Inn includes seafood, vegetable and meat options in addition to traditional roast turkey.

Book your Christmas party or family meal by calling 01548 852345 or visit The Crab Shell Inn website for further details.

We hope you’ve found a restaurant that appeals from this list of local favorites, and you are inspired by the fabulous Christmas dinner options in South Devon. For more information about the best food and drink from our region, download our free South Devon Cookbook, packed with restaurant recommendations, local recipes, fascinating features and more.

If you haven’t already done so, book a winter break in South Devon, discovering fantastic pubs and restaurants, blustery walks and an array of all-weather attractions, before heading back to your luxurious holiday home to relax in the warmth.

Book your South Devon winter break now