We're really spoilt for choice for great eating out establishments within easy walking distance from Lilycot holiday home.
As their are so many restaurants and cafe's to choose from, we have added some of our favourites we frequent and would recommend to our guests, and some which have been recommended to us by our friends.
We have complied a list of restaurants and cafe's in Torquay, Paignton, Brixham and also establishments further afield worth visiting, whilst on holiday at Lilycot holiday cottage.
For further information, or to book a table to eat, we have also added direct links where available.
Memories bistro is literally next door but one to Lilycot holiday cottage which is really handy. Memories bistro serves good honest food which is reasonably priced and great value for money. Memories bistro is only open on Friday and Saturday night and is always full, so we would suggest booking as early as possible to reserve you table.
Memories Bistro 68 Fore Street, St. Marychurch, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 4LX
The Crown & Sceptre
The Crown and Sceptre in just up the road from Lilycot. You will notice that this pub gets lots of mentions throughout Lilycot's website. The Crown is a proper pub and is our local. We often have lunch here as the food is all home made, very good and very reasonable. Food is available available at lunchtimes and they serve a traditional home made Sunday lunch.
For more information on The Crown and Sceptre please follow the links to Lilycot's 'country pubs' page, or entertainment at the Crown & Sceptre
The Crown and Sceptre 2 Petitor Road, St. Marychurch, Torquay, Devon TQ1 4QA.
Driftwood Cafe is the closest cafe to Lilycot holiday cottage and ideal for a proper coffee in the morning, breakfast or lunches. Whilst staying at Lilycot you'll notice that they're are plenty cafe's to choose from in St. Marychurch precinct and they all have their specialties and menu's to suite everyone. Driftwood cafe is also licensed and runs special themed evening events and menu's through the year.
Driftwood Cafe 55 Fore Street, St. Marychurch, Torquay, Devon TQ1 4PU
The Bay Tree Cafe
The Bay Tree Cafe is one of our favourite cafe's in St. Marychurch. Located at the other end of St. Marychurch high street, past the post office and on the way to Babbacombe, which is only down the road from Lilycot. The Bay Tree cafe is a traditional reasonable priced cafe which specialises in great breakfasts and lunches.
The Bay Tree Cafe 3 Babbacombe Road, Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon TQ1 3SB
Three Degrees West Bar & Bistro
Three Degrees West Bar & Bistro is new to Babbacombe (2015) and has become an instant success story. With its classy surrounding and imaginative menu's, Three Degrees West was destined to succeed. Located right on the front at Oddicombe beach, the bistro enjoys spectacular views over Babbacombe Bay and Lyme Bay. For those not wishing to tackle the hill down to Oddicombe beach you could use the Babbacombe Cliff Railway.
Three Degrees West Bar Bistro Oddicombe Beach, Cliff Edge, Cliffside Road, Torquay, Devon TQ1 3LB
The Buccaneer Inn
The Buccaneer is a pub with a difference. The Buccaneer hence the name, has a subtle pirate theme running throughout serves good beer, good food, and is good value for money. The burgers are very popular but you should check out their specials board which is always interesting. The Buccaneer is right on Babbacombe Downs and is fortunate to have a decked area at the front so its a great place to eat outside on a sunny day.
If you would like to go on a boat trip during your stay at Lilycot holiday cottage please go to our boat trips page for more information.
The Buccaneer Inn 43 Babbacombe Downs Road, Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon TQ1 3LN
Hanbury's is famous for fish and chips. Located in the centre of Babbacombe Hanbury's is a multi award winning fish & chip takeaway and restaurant. As a child I remember going to Hanbury's and some thirty odd years later, it hasn't changed much. A favourite pastime of mine is getting a bag of chips and walking up the road and eating them on Babbacombe Downs.
For more information on things to do and places to go, follow the link to our family holiday page.
Hanbury's Princes Street, Babbacombe, Torquay Devon TQ1 3LW
The Thatched Tavern
The Thatched tavern is in Maidencombe which is on the outskirts of Torquay along the coast road to Shaldon. For the more adventurous, the Thatched Tavern is in walking distance from Lilycot holiday cottage along the South West Coast path. The Thatched Tavern serves traditional pub food with flair. On a sunny day the garden offers a great place to eat outside.
For more information on great country pubs worth visiting in and around Torbay, please follow link to Lilycot's 'country pubs' page.
The Thatched Tavern Steep Hill, Maidencombe, Torquay, Devon. TQ1 4TS
Anstey's Cove Cafe
Anstey's Cove cafe is right on the waterfront on Anstey's cove beach. If you out and about and in the vicinity the cafe offers traditional seaside delights including a full english breakfast, sandwiches etc. On a fine day Anstey's cove is a fantastic spot it Torquay, you can even enjoy a cold beer or a glass of wine.
For more information on Anstey's Cove Beach please follow the link to Lilycot' beached in Torbay page.
Anstey's Cove Cafe Anstey's Cove Road, Torquay, Devon TQ1 3YY
The Kents is located in Wellswood, one of the leafy districts in Torquay. Wellswood still retains a little village feel with a local village school and row of shops. The Kents public house is right at the heart of Wellswood and has a busy vibrant atmosphere. The food is good and reasonable priced for the area and is purchased locally.
For more information on local produce please follow the link to our self catering page and for fine dining go to our fine dining page.
The Kents 1 Ilsham Road, Wellswood, Torquay, Devon TQ1 2JG
Mirch Masala is our local indian curry house. Just down the road in Babbacombe the Mirch Masala is in easy easy walking distance from Lilycot. A warm welcome, good food and a nice atmosphere the Mirch Masala is hard to beat for value.
Mirch Masala 44 Babbacombe Road, Babbacombe, Torquay Devon TQ1 3SN
The Terrace is part the Brasserie at the Osborne hotel. On a fine day and you want to eat out, in my opinion you can't beat the Terrace. The food is interesting and reasonable for where the Terrace is situated. The Osborne hotel is one of Torbay's finest hotels and to eat at the Terrace one can enjoy the atmosphere and the spectacular views over meadfoot beach and Torbay.
We have listed the Terrace, the Brasserie and Langtry's as fine dining restaurants in Torbay, for more information these restaurants please follow the link and go to our fine dining page.
The Terrace Osborne Hotel, Hesketh Crescent, Torquay, Devon TQ1 2LL
Meadfoot Beach Cafe
Meadfoot beach cafe is worth getting up for breakfasts. On a fine day the sun rises on the horizon and the cafe at Meadfoot beach is the place to be. The breakfasts are great and reasonable priced but you can't buy the view, Torbay at its best!
For more information on Meadfoot beach please follow the link to Lilycot holiday cottages beaches in Torbay page.
Meadfoot Beach Cafe Meadfoot Sea Road, Torquay, Devon TQ1 2LQ
Amici is Torquay's premier independent Italian restaurant. Located close to Torquay's harbour Amici's is right in the heart of Torquay's main eating out street, Torwood street. On Torwood street you will find everyone's favourite food available, from seafood to Mexican. Amici is always full so we would recommend booking your table.
Amici 29 Torwood Street, Torquay, Devon TQ1 1ED
Ephuses restaurant serves traditional Turkish and Greek food. Ephuses restaurant is relatively new to Torquay's Torwood street restaurant scene, but since opening earlier this year (2014), Ephuses has been warmly received and has become an instant success with the locals. The the food and the atmosphere is truly authentic and the people are lovely.
Ephuses 48 Torwood Street, Torquay TQ1 1DT
Pizza Express is a well known national Italian restaurant chain. We have added it to Lilycot's holiday cottage eating out page because its a nice place to eat out in. Pizza express is located right on the strand on Torquay's harbourside. It's an amazing venue and always busy and always full either at lunchtime or in the evening, so they must be doing something right!
Pizza Express 16 The Strand, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2AA
The Hole In The Wall
The Hole in the Wall is Torquay's oldest pub. Now a very popular pub and restaurant the Hole in the Wall serves great traditional and imaginative pub food. The pub still retains its oldie worldly feel and has a big local following. The Hole in the wall also has live entertainment on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
For more information on what's on in Torbay follow the link to our entertainment page.
Rochfish opened right on Torquay harbourside earlier this year (2014), and has been an instant success story. The first Rockfish opened in Dartmouth and now the Rockfish brand is being rolled out. The simple, contemporary, yet stylish restaurant theme and food is really well done. Rockfish is also licensed so you can drink a nice glass of Chablis with your fish and chips.
Rockfish 20 Victoria Parade, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2BB
Prezzo is another successful chain of restaurants which serves Italian cuisine. We have mentioned Prezzo Torquay because its a nice place to eat out. Located right on Torquay harbour side Prezzo has made the best of a converted Lloyds bank. Here you will see stamped in history the once opulence of Torquay in all its glory. The Cary Estate head office was also located next door.
Prezzo 1 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5EG
The Green Leaf Cafe
The Green Leaf cafe is right in the middle of Torquay town centre. If you need to go into town then The Green Leaf cafe is a lovely little place to stop for lunch. The decent coffees, light lunches and snacks are all served in a clean and fresh manor.
The Green Leaf Cafe 22 Union Street, Torquay, Devon TQ2 5PW
Ocean Drive is a privately owned themed bar restaurant, located between Belgravia and Chelston in Torquay. Ocean drive is full of interesting paraphernalia, and it's fun spend some time there, have a drink in the bar or gardens before your meal. Ocean drive serves good wholesome food ranging from a good steak, to a surf & turf, to a hearty sunday lunch.
Ocean Drive Restaurant Walnut Road, Chelston, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5JY
One World Cafe
One World Cafe & Bistro is an interesting place to eat and drink. situated right on the edge of Torre Abbey Park, One world Cafe celebrates and interesting menu, fair trade wines, live music and a gallery.
For more information on things to do whilst on holiday in Torquay please follow the link to Lilycot's family holidays page.
One World Cafe & Bistro Abbey Park, Belgrave Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5HP
Pier Point restaurant and bar is situated in a prime location right in the middle of Torquay's promenade and next to the Princess Theatre. Pier Point restaurant prides itself by serving fresh local produce and its menu's are fresh and inviting. On a warm summers evening its hard to beat the atmosphere in and around Pier Point. Pier point is an ideal location to eat at before or after a show at Princess Theatre next door, or after a trip around the bay on a boat trip.
For more information on entertainment, boat trips, or fresh local produce for your self catering holiday at Lilycot, please follow the links to our info pages.
Pier Point Restaurant & Bar Torbay Road, Torquay, Devon TQ2 5HA
The Drum Inn
The Drum Inn lye's in the quaint setting of Cockington in Torquay. The Drum is a chain pub and is owned by Vintage Inns. We have mention The Drum twice in our website purely because its a great place to eat and drink whilst out exploring the Cockington estate.
For more information on Cockington please follow the link to our family holidays page.
The Drum Inn Cockington Village, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 6XA
Occombe Farm Cafe
Eating out at Occombe farm is a present experience as all the produce is either grown on the farm or sourced from local producers. Their is plenty to do see and do at the farm Occombe farm. Family days out, workshops, exhibitions and festivals. Occombe farm Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust. If your self catering at Lilycot, Occombe farm also has a great farm shop for fresh culinary delights.
For more information on self catering whilst staying at Lilycot please go to our self catering page.
Occombe Farm Cafe Preston Down Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 1RN
The Church House Inn
We have listed Church House Inn on three pages of Lilycot's website purely because it's a great pub, and well worth a visit whilst out and about in Torbay.
For more information on the Church House Inn please go to our 'country pubs' page, or our 'fine dining' page.
The Church House Inn Village Road, Marldon, Devon TQ3 1SL
The Coombe Cellars Inn
Located on the river Teigh, The Coombe Cellars is worth visiting just for the view. If your eating out at Coombe Cellars either for lunch or dinner the Coombe Cellars offers interesting pub food in calm and pleasant surroundings. We would recommend visiting for sundowners on a fine summers evening, as it's a very special place.
The Coombe Cellars Combeinteignhead, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4RT
Thariks Indian restaurant in Paignton has a great reputation for authentic Indian food. Thariks is a very well established restaurant in Torbay, so if you like authentic Indian food then its worth a trip to Paignton.
Thariks Indian Restaurant 379a/b Torquay Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 2DJ
The Boat House Bar & Grill
The Boat House is a nice contemporary bar and grill. Located at the Paignton end of Preston beach the Boat House is blessed with very fine panoramic views around the bay of Torbay and a great place for a drink and a bite to eat for lunch or for dinner.
For more information about beaches in Paignton, please follow the link to Lilycot holiday cottages beaches in torbay page.
The Boat House Bar & Grill Marine Drive, Preston, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 2NJ
Thai Garden Restaurant
The Thai Garden restaurant in my opinion is Torbay's top Thai restaurant. I think Thai food is the best food in the world and learnt to cook in on my travels around Thailand. The Thai garden is well presented and a good taste of Thailand.
Thai Garden Restaurant 30-32 Palace Avenue, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 3HB
The Shoreline Restaurant
Located right on paignton seafront the Shoreline restaurant is fortunate to be actually perched above of the promenade, with Paignton harbour and the bay of Torbay as a back drop, the views are spectacular. The Shoreline serves bistro type cuisine with a contemporary style. Live music entertainment is also available at Shoreline.
For more information on live music venues in Torbay please follow the link to our entertainment page.
The Shoreline Restaurant Eastern Esplanade, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 6AG
Churston Court Hotel
Eating out at The Churston Court hotel is an experience. The Churston manor as it's known locally is a twelfth century manor house. Today the Churston is owned by heritage hotels but they have done their best to maintain the style and feel of a manor house and all its splendour.
For more country pubs in and around Torbay follow the link to Lilycot's country pubs page.
Churston Court Church Street, Churston Ferrers, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 0JE
Brixham Yacht Club
When we're in Brixham we head to the Brixham Yacht club for lunch. Open to non members (sign the visitors book) their is no better place to eat in Brixham. Located right above Brixham harbour the yacht club serves good wholesome food at very reasonable prices. We normally get the ferry to Brixham from Torquay.
For more info on ferries to Brixham follow the link to our 'boat trips' page, or if you fancy a sail, go to our water sports page.
Brixham Yacht Club Overgang Road, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8AR
The Berry Head Hotel
The Berry Head hotel is an ideal place to eat lunch on a fine day, or for an evening drink to watch the sun go down, as the Berry Head hotel commands a fantastic location. Tucked under the famous land mark Berry Head, the Berry Head hotel looks out over the bay of Torbay and beyond. If your at a loose end and you fancy a traditional Sunday lunch with all the trimmings then the Berry head is on the menu as a place to visit, especially is you get to Brixham by the ferry from Torquay.
The Berry Head Hotel Berry Head Road, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 9AJ
Sharpham Vineyard Cafe
Sharpham Vineyard Cafe is a special place to go and eat out. Located in the Sharpham Estate near Totnes, the Sharpham vineyard cafe is set in the beautiful surroundings of the estate and river dart estuaries. The cafe serves award winning food and wines (from the vineyard), and all in all a very special lunch out. In high season booking is essential.
Sharpham Vineyard Sharpham Estate, Totnes, South Devon, TQ9 7UT
Riverford Field Kitchen Restaurant
We've listed the Riverford Field Kitchen Restaurant because we love going their and we would highly recommend it for eating out. At Riverford Field Kitchen they run a set menu and allocate sitting times so booking your table is also essential. We're lucky as Rachel's parents frequent Dartmouth and every time they visit they spoil us by tacking us to Riverford kitchen. We discovered Riverford kitchen because we buy an organic veg box every week from Riverford Farm.
If you would like us to order you a Riverford organic veg box whilst self catering at Lilycot holiday cottage, then please let us know in advance as Rverfords currently deliver to Lilycot on Fridays.
Riverford Field Kitchen Restaurant Wash Farm, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0JU.