5 Mouthwatering Salcombe Restaurants

March 29th, 2016 | By Clare Levy

There’s nothing better when you are on holiday than to treat yourself to a delicious meal in one of Salcombe’s  restaurants. Salcombe has a wide range of impressive eateries to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner and we’ve compiled our Top 5 Salcombe restaurants for you to try.

1. Winking Prawn

Tasty cakes at the Winking Prawn

Anyone who has been to Salcombe before will recommend the Winking Prawn. This established restaurant overlooking North Sands has a quirky charm and a cool 50s beach décor. For those who like a relaxed atmosphere and casual service, enjoy a buffet breakfast, seafood platters and scrumptious baguettes at lunch or head down in the evening for the barbecue feast with lots of fish, meat and veggie delights. ‘The Prawn’ is one of the most popular Salcombe restaurants for families – young children can enjoy the sandpit and dressing up box and teenagers can stroll off the beach to enjoy ice creams with sandy toes.


2. Dick and Wills Waterside Brasserie and Bar

Enjoy refined food in an informal setting, this bistro overlooking Salcombe Estuary is ideal for those who like to eat alfresco, whilst also having the option to dine inside. The simple menu downplays the elaborate food that comes out of the kitchen; locally caught seafood is the showcase but there’s plenty to choose from for meat eaters and vegetarians too. The restaurant staff are helpful and knowledgeable about the dishes and produce so you can be sure you’re getting delicious food and great service.

3. No. 55 

Extensively renovated in 2013, No. 55 on Salcombe’s Fore Street is a cosy family-run restaurant with a distinctively Italian menu. Ingredients are locally sourced as far as possible, and the small wine list has been carefully chosen to complement the dishes served. You can take a look at No 55’s tempting menu online before booking, or see what to expect from the decor by browsing their stylish photo gallery. Well-known for its tasty original dishes and friendly, accommodating staff, No. 55 is a favourite amongst Salcombe residents and regular visitors.

4. Victoria Inn

This fantastic pub in the heart of Salcombe is a great place to eat all year round. Spend Summer days lounging in their huge hidden garden devouring crab sandwiches caught in the Salcombe waters, or while away the evening with friends selecting snacks from their nibbles menu. On Winter nights snuggle up next to the roaring log fire with a baked camembert to share or tuck into homemade pies- the ultimate comfort food after a blustery walk along the Salcombe coastal paths.

5. Island Street Bar and Grill

This lively bar and grill is always bustling and serves food all day. For a fun night out, head down to the bar with a group of friends and tuck into big burgers and hearty salads, followed by cocktails on the deck watching the world go by. During the Summer live music is a regular feature meaning evenings are often spent dancing and singing along to classic covers from visiting bands. If you are looking for somewhere with a great atmosphere and energy this is the place for you.

There are Salcombe restaurants for every occasion and to suit all party sizes and ages. For places to stay in Salcombe and the surrounding area, contact the Coast & Country Cottages team on 01548 843773 or visit the website.