Whatever tickles your tastebuds, Dartmouth has an eatery for everyone with fresh seafood dishes to sweet treats and everything in between. Whether you’re after a night off from the kitchen or a post-beach day bite to eat, keep reading to find out some of our favourite spots to dine...
The perfect pitstop for breakfast and lunch goodies, Beth’s Bistro serves up delightful treats ranging from a hearty Full English to fresh seafood. This popular eatery gets busy due to its fantastic reputation however, the friendly, welcoming staff will try to find you a table quickly and offer service with a smile. Homemade treats include vegetarian and gluten free options so you can eat out with all the family and savour delicious plates of food.
In the hands of Paris-born Luca Berardino, savour beautifully plated modern European cuisine influenced by years of Italian home cooked recipes. Perfect for date nights or celebratory meals, Andria serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and vegetarian and vegan plates with a twist of sophistication and locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. Treat yourself to crab crumpets, fresh fish dishes or a selection of small plates washed down with crisp wines or cocktails or visit on a winter’s Sunday for an elegant roast dinner with delicious trimmings. Be sure to leave room for dessert or you’ll have to return to sample the sweet treats.
Treat yourself to a waterside meal at Bushell’s where delicious, fresh seafood is the star of the menu. Savour a salad, a sandwich, or a shellfish plate or try one of the burgers for an afternoon treat. Your four-pawed pal is welcomed at the outside tables so you can bring everyone along and enjoy the view.
Tucked away on a historic side street in the heart of town, Anzac Bistro and B&B opens for dinner and offers a small, yet perfectly formed menu featuring both sophisticated and family-favourite flavours and plates for all palettes. Wash your food down with a sumptuous glass of wine and indulge in a pudding before sitting back and taking in the charming ambience. Time your trip right and you can also enjoy live music to liven up your night, music currently takes place on a Friday evening.
For an exquisite culinary experience, visit The Angel where delectable food is matched by expertly curated wines, superb service and tranquil style exuded by the restaurant’s listed building. Open for lunch and dinner, head chef Elly Wentworth works with local and seasonal produce- the star of the show being her tasting menu which can be paired with the impeccable wine flight. A 2016 ‘Masterchef the Professionals’ final, expect nothing but the best from Elly and her team.
A little out of the town centre in the quaint village of Dittisham, the Anchor Stone Café boasts a fantastic waterside location and panoramic vistas reaching far and wide over the River Dart. Open during summer months, the café is known for its superb selection of fresh seafood, locally sourced ingredients and fine wines.
A trip to Devon wouldn’t be complete without a portion of traditional fish and chips by the water. Fortunately for you, Dartmouth has a handful of fish and chip shops including the Wheelhouse where you’re guaranteed a delicious portion of food. Not only can you get your hands on cod, chips and mushy peas, the Wheelhouse offers burgers, salads, sandwiches and more so you can be sure everyone will find something they fancy. There’s a children’s menu for little tummies and a selection of indulgent desserts if you still have some room left. Dine in or takeaway and enjoy a night away from the kitchen.
If you’re in need of a sweet treat or a light lunch, The Singing Kettle is the perfect pitstop. Pop in for a cream tea, a hearty breakfast or a cooling ice cream and enjoy the homemade goodies which are great for guests of all ages. There are vegetarian and vegan options too and you can dine beneath exposed beams which add character to this charming café.