Venus Café, East Portlemouth

Ferry Steps, Millbay Road, East Portlemouth, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8PU

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A picturesque passenger ferry ride, a stone’s throw from Salcombe, brings you to the East Portlemouth Venus Café open yearly from 10 am – 5 pm, from March to the end of October. Here we serve an all-day alfresco menu to tantalise taste buds dished up in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. Eat ‘on the go’ or take a seat at one of our garden tables to enjoy great food and stunning estuary views whilst watching the world go by. With three Venus Beach Cafes located in stunning locations across South Devon, our philosophy is best summed up by our logo (loving the beach®).

East Portlemouth café serves a tasty and nourishing all-day menu with wonderful homemade dishes, lovingly prepared in our own kitchens, wrapped in sustainable and home-compostable packaging, and served with a warm welcome from our friendly staff. Hot food includes a moreish bacon bap with a generous serving of three rashers of English dry-cured back bacon and don’t miss our famous Venus pasty bursting with juicy local steak and crammed full of mouth-watering vegetables. We offer a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Try our tasty vegan sausage and tomato bap or the Penne Pasta using Venus’s own special tomato Pomodoro sauce recipe. We make amazing wraps daily, perfect for sunny days, including free-range English Chicken Caesar with Venus’s own homemade dressing and prawn Marie Rose Sauce with plump king prawns. New for 2023, an authentic Asian-style ‘Bang Bang’ chicken wrap is on the menu, and ever popular is our delicious Venus falafel and hummus wrap, packed full of flavour.

We have a delightful range of homemade cakes and treats, washed down with hot or cold drinks including bean coffee (decaf also available). For the die-hard tea drinkers, we will donate 5p to RSPB and other worthy causes for every cup of Venus tea purchased, and all hot cup drinks & lids are 100% home compostable to help protect the environment. A day out on the beach is never complete without a cooling ice cream or an ice lolly. We have an extensive variety available to choose from including all the old favourites and brand new to Venus, Jude’s plant-based extra creamy and smooth plant-based soft Ice cream with no nasties.

Dog friendly

We’re excited to launch our new canine menu developed for our much-loved four-legged customers. The range of appetising dog products offers a main course of three healthy chews from The Canine Menu Ltd. Fully digestible, sustainable, and naturally made from by-products of the meat industry, they are Individually wrapped in fully recyclable packaging, ensuring there’s no single-use plastic. Serve up with Jude’s Dog ice cream as a lick-smacking dessert for your pooch and they will be in doggy heaven. Packed with health benefits, it’s a real treat and completely safe for dogs, and the great news is that 5% of the sales go to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home!

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Opening Times

* Venus Beach café Summer opening times:
East Portlemouth: Open March – October 10am to 5pm daily



  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access


  • Cater for vegans
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Dairy-Free Options Available
  • Locally sourced produce
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Serve lunch
  • Take away service

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)

Establishment Features

  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Countryside
  • Dog Friendly
  • Eco Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Locally-sourced produce

Key Features

  • Seafront

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Cash accepted



Map & Directions

Road Directions

East Portlemouth



Public Transport Directions

East Portlemouth is a short passenger ferry ride across from Salcombe -runs every ½ hour all year the year round. Venus Café open from March – October 10am to 5pm daily




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