Dining Out in Dartmouth, Devon
Annabelles Kitchen, Dartmouth
Annabelles Kitchen is a Great British Dining room situated right on the waterfront on the South Embankment in Dartmouth. From the restaurant there are simply stunning views of the River Dart and Kingswear beyond.
We serve modern British food using the very best of what Devon and British producers have to offer and we source the vast majority of our ingredients from the South Hams. We are passionate about food and British seasonality and locally sourced, fresh ingredients are key to our dishes. Our menu changes regularly with the seasons to show off British produce at its freshest and tastiest. We personally source all our ingredients, and are very proud of all the farmers, fruit and vegetable growers and fishermen who work to supply us with the most amazing produce. Annabelles is owned and run by Joanna and Jonathan Hodgson
24 South Embankment, Dartmouth, Devon. TQ6 9BB
Tel. 01803 833540
Jan and Freddies Brasserie, Dartmouth
Jan and Freddies Brasserie is situated in the lively heart of Dartmouth. In keeping with the town this stylish brasserie serves a superb range of local foods and wines in a relaxed and friendly setting. The same team have been together virtually since we opened seven years ago and the ethos remains the same now as it was then - good food, a mix of well priced wines all served in an unpretentious atmosphere.
Our chef, Richard Hilson trained formally at Gidleigh Park under Michael Caines and brings with him a wealth of culinary knowledge which has now earned him and his team a coveted second AA rosette and an entry into the Michelin guide. The menu reflects the relaxed style of dining that we offer without the formal emphasis on set menus - local fish, shellfish and carefully reared meat along with good fresh local produce.
Whatever the occasion, be it a quiet dinner for two or friends for lunch you can be sure of a professional touch in an easy and relaxed atmosphere.
Jan and Freddies Brasserie, 10 Fairfax Place, Dartmouth, South Devon. TQ6 9AD.
Tel. 01803 832491
Taylor's Restaurant, Dartmouth
With its delightful views over Dartmouth's harbour and Boatfloat, Taylor's is one of the towns' best-kept secrets and probably in prime position for people watching! Established for 10 years, Taylor's sets the scene with sparkling chandeliers, leather seats & some gorgeous artwork for a comfortable and intimate dining experience. With a select and personal atmosphere, service is friendly & relaxed.
Famous locally for their excellent fresh fish and shellfish, the Chef/Proprietor prepares simple, but beautifully cooked dishes using quality raw ingredients with the aid of his excellent team using the best of Devon’s produce that arrives daily from our local network of suppliers.
The meat, game, poultry & eggs are reared from local farms wherever possible. The majority of the fish & shellfish are freshly caught directly off the South West coastline. Vegetables, fruit & herbs are often either grown in their own kitchen garden or by their local certified organic supplier.
Taylor's fine setting and exquisite menu mean that it is suitable for almost all occasions: romantic dinner for two, reunion with friends, family celebration, lunch, or a private function for up to 60 people.
Taylor's Restaurant, 8 The Quay, Dartmouth, South Devon. TQ6 9PS.
Tel. 01803 832748
The Seahorse Restaurant, Dartmouth
The Seahorse is all about the best in local seafood cooked over a charcoal fire. The pleasure of a simply grilled fish cooked over an aromatic charcoal fire, or a local steak cooked on the bone, charred, deep red and juicy with just a few herbs and some vegetables or salad of the season is typical of the food you will find on the menu.
With the sea right outside the door the restaurant naturally specialises in local fish and shellfish and often fishermen will drop in their catch during service which it will find its way to the charcoal grill in minutes.
The food here is about great produce prepared simply at the hands of cooks who really love to eat themselves. Crabs are dressed to order for the house crab salad and specialities of the restaurant include local bass roasted in sea salt, a plate of locally caught fried fish and the signature, spaghetti with seafood cooked only for two. The seafood is first class. The local meat in the West Country is wonderful and much of what is supplied to the restaurant is reared on nearby Dartmoor and the South Hams, however a wonderful T Bone of Tuscan Chianina can often be found on the menu as can fresh Mozzarella from Naples, new seasons olive oil and Sardinian artichokes & sea urchins.
The Seahorse has a wine list of over 150 bottles including some very respectfully priced classics, the owners want the wine to be drunk and their selection experienced, so each day the owners will select four or five bottles from the list and sell them by the glass. The restaurant lets great produce and simple cooking speak for itself and service is just how you would expect it, so comfortable you could eat here regularly.
The Seahorse Restaurant, 5 South Embankment, Dartmouth, South Devon. TQ6 9BH.
Tel. 01803 835147
The Venus Cafe, Dartmouth
The Venus Cafe is set in an unspoilt, sheltered bay amongst evergreens and pines at award-winning Blackpool Sands - one of South Devon's most beautiful beaches.
In fact, with its superb golden beach, turquoise blue sea and magnificent pines, Blackpool Sands has an almost Mediterranean feel. But don't just take our word for it, come and see for yourself.
The Venus Café is open every day of the year except Christmas Day. During the winter (November-Easter), the Café is open from 10am to 4pm, whilst at other times of the year it is open from 9am to 5pm except in July and August when it is open from 9am-late.
Quite Simply: 'The food is fresh, local, organic and simply grilled. The view is breath-taking'.
Venus Cafe, Blackpool Sands, Dartmouth, South Devon. TQ6 0RE.
Tel. 01803 770209
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