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The food outlets below are listed by category, good reviews and by location. You therefore can see at a glance which are the best, which are the nearest to Paignton and which are the best value. The aim is that you will be able to plan your evening eating out with confidence and at speed!

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Enjoy eating out around Paignton!
TJ's Restaurant by the Harbour

44 Cliff Rd, Paignton TQ4 6DL, UK – 01803 527389

Had the best meal in such along time for my wife's 40th birthday. Great location and staff were brilliant, nothing was to much trouble. Definitely will be going back to heather (chef) and her team.

We booked because of the fabulous Tapas that they did but on arrival looking at the menu... No Tapas. However the food when it came was amazing. The steak was phenomenal. I've eaten in a lot of 5 star hotel restaurants and this was equal to if not better than that. Service was a little bit slow but nothing to complain about. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Mo's Grill

The Crossways Shopping Centre, Hyde Rd, Paignton TQ4 5BL, UK – 01803 557865

Mom's Grill is situated at the bottom end of Crossways shopping centre. A great eat in or takeaway menu.. Food is top notch. In fact I will only eat here. Excellent service with a smile.. The owner Mo is a great chap.. You can eat indoors or outside with a parasol keeping you in the shade. Or you can takeaway & eat in the park like I do..

Great find. Good food at reasonable prices. Mo is a wonderful host. He knows how to make customers feel very welcome. Such a change from some other places.


59 Torquay Rd, Paignton TQ3 3DT, UK – 01803 527347

Good food, great sharing tapas at reasonable prices. Food is slightly anglicised but means its really tasty and appealing to eat. Service was super. The meaty pizza was just that! Great evening!

Excellent service, good prices, fantastic food. Good atmosphere. What more could you ask for.

Best Reviewed Indian Restaurants and Takeaways in Paignton or in Torquay area


33 Hyde Rd, Paignton TQ4 5BL, UK – 01803 551007

I like Indian food but not from here. Idid not enjoy it at all plus very expensive. I won't come here again.

Great food with a menu to suit most tastes and a chef who is flexible , good customer service with friendly, helpful staff, clean comfortable surroundings, relaxing music a great place to go on your own or with friends and family. Taste and see for yourself!

Gurkha's Diner

4A Parkside Rd, Paignton TQ4 6AE, UK – 01803 551166

Excellent food, lovely staff who couldn't do enough for you. The chef even came out and asked how the food was, that's a nice touch. Highly recommended.

This place is a hidden gem. The service was excellent right from the start to finish. Food was of a good standard, even my young daughter enjoying the bespoke child friendly Nepalese dish. A nice touch from the chef coming to our table and mentioning some secret child friendly ingredients. Really pleasant experience

Thariks Indian Restaurant & Takeaway

379a/b Torquay Rd, Paignton TQ3 2DJ, UK – 01803 664116

Very Nice Food and Service. Would definitely visit again.

We have eaten a takeaway of chicken tikka madras,lamb madras,mushroom fried rice and saag bahjee. Absolutely excellent, we ordered extra hot though, as previous wasn't very hot, it was tasty, hot and full of spicy flavours. Chicken was succulent. Sauce was full and rich.The saag was beautiful,full of flavour. Very very tasty Indian takeaway. The best in Paignton and we have tried quite a few of them.

Best Reviewed Italian Pasta and Pizza Restaurants

La Scala Restaurant

28 Queen's Rd, Paignton TQ4 6AT, UK – 01803 521832

I love this restaurant. Enjoyed a fabulous meal there last.night celebrating my sister’s birthday. Max is a welcoming host, and very attentive. Our table was decorated for my sister’s birthday, she was given a birthday card, and presented with a cake at the end of the meal. The food is well presented and tastes fantastic.. This is by far my favourite restaurant in Paignton.

We just had the most amazing dinner at La Scala. Max is a very attentive host and made us feel most welcome. The food was fantastic - all the dishes were well prepared and fresh. A definite favourite and highly recommended.

Quo Vadis

326 Torquay Rd, Paignton TQ3 2DZ, UK – 01803 522355

Absolutely fantastic place best Italian in the country. Wonderful service, delightful food, great atmosphere.

Been in quo vadis million times...everything is 10 out 10...wonderfull food ....service and welcome...another beautiful night...thank you Wendy and Michele.


171 Union St, Torquay TQ1 4BX, UK – 01803 296321

Absolutely amazing food !! Simply to die for, perfect service and lovely atmosphere. 100 % recommend to everyone. Fantastico 👌🏻

I love this place! I order from here at least once a week. They aren really good at accommodating my vegan Italian food needs. Pizza is amazing with their vegan cheese, I love the garlic bread and the bruschetta. The spaghetti that I tried lately is also very good! Thank you Avanti! Xx

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CoCo Cocktails

Abbey sands, 1a Abbey Rd, Torquay TQ2 5HD, UK – 07894 448008

Great cocktails but strange music choice. Not really encouraged to re order.. service was fine but a more personal service would have kept me longer.

Best bar in the bay. Great location. Great selection of drinks and cocktails. Fantastic views.

The Lions Monocle

56 Victoria St, Paignton TQ4 5DS, UK – 01803 445886

A wonderful niche cocktail bar. Quirky and unique in Paignton there's no other bar like it in the bay. The cocktails were nothing short of superb! Cola Cube takes me right back to my childhood. The staff are very polite and courteous with an overall personal feel. Even the barman kept coming back to our table to ensure we were enjoying the drinks and for a chat. We even asked for something that wasnt on the menu and the duly obliged and brought us some fantastic shots. Nothing but praise all round for a fantastic Cocktail bar!

Fantastic night at the lions monocle. The staff were really attentive, they made a special effort with table decorations for mine and my cousins birthday. They also served a fantastic vegan platter with vegan cupcakes. Brilliant and very tasty. The cocktails were professionally created and reasonably priced. Happy days!

The Coach House

32 Church St, Paignton TQ3 3AH, UK – 01803 558766

Salt of the earth landlord.. great staff... great atmosphere... banging music.. biker friendly.. real ale... what more do ya need...

Used to drink here a few decades ago when I worked in Well Street as a Y.T.S. Trainee. Friendly staff with a smile.. Snakebite & Black was my drink.. Still a popular place.. Always has lots of punters..


Torquay Chinese Restaurants

China Blue Restaurant

30 Tor Hill Rd, Torquay TQ2 5RP, UK – 01803 293288

Quiet lunchtime meal that has to be paid for on ordering

We are regulars to this restaurant but over the last year we have seen a big change in the standard of service (poor). The only thing that keeps us coming back is the food which is yummy. Other dislike is the amount of foreign students that treat this restaurant like a some kindergarten. Please look at limiting the amount of students or the times in which they can attend your restaurant.

Dragon Pearl Restaurant

33 Hyde Rd, Paignton TQ4 5BP, UK – 01803 552220

Lush!! Lovely food, friendly staff. They'll change up the menu on request - crispy shredded beef in yellow bean sauce is awesome! My favourite Chinese as a Torbay local.

Lovely food. Lovely staff. Not in the busy part of town. Buffet is mindblowingly good.

Honeymoon Restaurant

31 Church St, Paignton TQ3 3AJ, UK – 01803 393999

We've been to quite a few Chinese buffets and this is one of the best. A decent selection of starters, prawn toast, chicken balls, pancake rolls, crispy duck with pancakes and chicken satay to name a few. Main courses were well catered for with chicken curry, chicken in black bean sauce, sweet and sour chicken and many others on offer. We didn't make dessert but they looked good too. We will go back before our holiday ends. Well worth a visit.

A fantastic and reasonably priced Chinese buffet restaurant. Though some of the trays were not the freshest and had some hard rice in it. But overall I would go again.

Torquay Vegetarian or Vegan Restaurants

Sky Bar And Bistro

4-6 Hyde Rd, Paignton TQ4 5BN, UK – 01803 523177

If I'm taking the wife out I wouldn't eat anywhere else, service is great, cocktails are amazing but most of all we love the food, would recommend the chef's sticky balls.

A delight, food was lovely. Service was attentive but not overbearing.

Island Restaurant

Paignton TQ4 7ET, UK – 0844 474 2222

Decent food, fair prices. Service is okay, but the 'Indian dhal' on my jacket potato was very cold when served, had to wait about 7 mins for it to be heated up. Not the cleanest restaurant though, all the staff are quite young and don't seem to be cleaning tables but instead waiting for customers at tills even when business is quiet. Brilliant location though. There are limited vegetarian and vegan options but it's good to see some choices. Good selection of birchall specialty teas, and delicious cakes! Biodegradable packaging on sandwiches etc is good to see, they are reducing single use plastics at the zoo so they only sell cartons or cans of drinks.

Good food at reasonable prices. If Zoo is busy so is the restaurant.

The Abbey Restaurant

Chestnut Ave, Torquay TQ2 5JS, UK – 01803 400400

Just finishing a weeks stay in the toorak and am so impressed.they seem to go that extra mile for anything you need and always with a smile.the food is amazing and so filling.i didn't have one thing wrong with any part of my meal and my stay.

We have just returned from a weeks holiday at the Toorak Hotel and had a wonderful time. The food was excellent and so was the service throughout our stay. We would have no hesitation in booking a return holiday.

If you are looking for a either a meal or a drink this Paignton Food and Drink page will show virtually all the Public Houses in Paignton or near Torquay. Choose either the best reviewed pubs or the ones nearest to you. We list the best reviewed Pubs first. If you would like to see all the hospitality venues us click more. This also displays their a Paignton street map with the location of all public houses. Enjoy!

Pub Food with Reviews, Maps and Links to their websites

Bull & Bush

43 Belgrave Rd, Torquay TQ2 5HZ, UK – 01803 380249

Friendly pub with lots of special offers throughout the week. On a Thursday you can enjoy two meals and a bottle of wine for £20. Fridays you get a free drink with your fish and chips purchase. Most nights there's an offer on and Thursday is quiz night. We enjoyed a game of darts and the bar staff kindly provide the darts. Other games include the pool table which is 50p per game. There's also a few gaming machines and plenty of little nooks and crannies. Outside the back is a decent beer garden. Worth a look.

Great pub, lovely food... We had our evening meal there 7 nights... Every one was cooked to perfection and great value.. Good drink prices too... .. Daily meal deals which are a bargain... Staff all very pleasant and friendly...

The Ship

26 Manor Rd, Paignton TQ3 2HR, UK – 01803 556481

I've been visiting this chain of Pubs for many years. The Ship is usually lovely. Of all my memorable steaks I've had 3 of the top 4 have been from here. Good staff, comfortable surrounds. Excellent food at a great price. I look forward to visiting again soon.

Comfortable. Friendly staff and good food at good prices.

Alberts Bar

Alberts Bar, Belgrave Road, Torquay TQ2 5HL, UK – 01803 400115

Was visiting Torquay for the Torbay half marathon and after doing this I popped into Albert's Bar to watch the England v Panama World Cup time. Had a lovely time helped by the 6-1 scoreline. But that aside I would go back there again. It had a nice ambience, quite smart inside with lots of seating,tables and tv's. They also serve food although I was only drinking. Recommended

The food here is lovely. Proper pub grub. Have eaten here twice now on our holiday!

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