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South Devon is home to a wonderful array of delicious food and drink for you to enjoy, boasting some of the finest farms, dairies and seafood in the country. The rich countryside and plentiful coastal waters provide the freshest fish and seafood, succulent meat, delicious fruits and vegetables and appetizing, award winning, local wine and juices, which can be found on the tables of our inviting restaurants, pubs and cafes.
There’s something for everyone when looking for places to enjoy a good meal. South Devon offers a whole range of fantastic places to eat out, from friendly local cafes to award winning restaurants. If you want to find places to eat that use local suppliers, look for the ‘Food and Drink Devon’ logo.
What better way to wake up and start the day then enjoying a delicious breakfast? Find that little cafe tucked away in the countryside serving up local bacon, sausages and eggs or head towards the coast for an inspiring view and a menu that will leave you struggling to make a decision. Whether you're staying in Bed & Breakfast accommodation and the first meal of the day is ready and waiting or you're staying in self-catering and you want an easy morning without the hassle of washing up the frying pans. South Devon's cafes and restaurants serve up a variety of hearty breakfast options to suit everyone.
Planning on spending the whole day out and about exploring? Then grab an inexpensive meal and treat the whole family to a light bite or lunch in a local cafe, bistro or restaurant. You don't need to eat three courses to experience some of the finest food produced in the region, how about a South Devon Crab sandwich complete with homemade mayonnaise and side of chunky chips to share?
A foodie visit to South Devon wouldn’t be complete without a traditional Devonshire Cream Tea. Made up of delicious freshly-baked scones, mountains of clotted cream, a dollop of rich jam and a steaming pot of tea, you can find a Devon Cream Tea on most menus. Don’t forget that in Devon the cream goes on first!
South Devon is home to a selection of restaurants, pubs and Inns that cater to a variety of tastes and appetites. From meat lovers to fish fanciers and vegetarian diners there are a plethora of establishments to choose from. Whether it’s Al a carte or traditional pub grub, a 3 course meal or Fish and Chips on the quayside you’re looking for, South Devon caters for all.
Something to Drink?
South Devon is the source of some wonderful, prize-winning wines, ales and beers, as well as tasty fruit juices. Make sure to take a look at the drinks menu when out and about eating and try some of these fantastic local beverages.
South Devon is well known for its amazing seafood, not just because we know how to cook it but because we can catch it in the morning and serve it up to you for dinner. The variety of fresh fish and shellfish available locally has attracted many top chefs to the region as well as giving inspiration to some of our home-grown cookery talent to learn all there is to know about this glorious food.
One of the busiest fishing ports in the UK is Brixham in South Devon. The local species of fish and shellfish are some of the finest in the world and you can enjoy the best of these in local restaurants. Depending on the weather and the season you can expect to find prawns, lobster, crab, bass, scallops, turbot, soles, mullet and lots more on menus throughout the region.
Food Festivals and Farmers Markets
Food Festivals are a great place to sample local produce, see our local chefs in action and get the chance to take a piece of South Devon home with you. Take a look at some of the main food festivals this year.
If you’d rather prepare food yourself whilst on holiday don’t forget to visit one of the many Farmers markets throughout South Devon to purchase your ingredients.
With fantastic places to eat, lively food festivals, tasty local produce and the best seafood in the country there is an abundance of culinary delights for you to explore in South Devon.