Food & Drink in Dartmouth
Foodies have often considered Dartmouth to be a haven, even before the days of Joyce Molyneux and Mitch Tonks who has his premier Rockfish restaurants based in the town. Whatever you’re in the mood for, Dartmouth has something for everyone.
Dartmouth really does have it all when it comes to eateries, there are quiet, rural establishments surrounded by beautiful countryside, hotel restaurants with extensive menus made up of local produce and eateries right on the waterfront giving you a wonderful view over the River Dart and the estuary while you eat. Being in South Devon, Dartmouth is blessed with having a mild climate which helps the taste of its local produce massively but also makes it a great place to visit, whatever the weather. Remember to make the most of it by dining alfresco where possible and enjoying the town’s beautiful scenery.
Incredible local produce
Like most places in Devon, Dartmouth is full of people who really care about the quality of their food, which is why you’ll find the majority of restaurants use locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. It means that you get seasonal dishes that are completely fresh, with many of the seafood dishes being caught the morning before it lands on your plate. It isn’t just seafood that is the focus here either, Dartmouth is surrounded by farmland and so the vegetables, fruit and meat that you see on the town’s menus will have been home grown and reared right here in the south west. The drinks menus are equally full of fine local fare, with wines, ales, ciders, beers and gins all being produced in the area – it would be rude not to have a tipple to finish off dinner really wouldn’t it?!
With its number of award winning attractions, busy events calendar and quality of its accommodation, it is no wonder that Dartmouth is a popular destination for visitors from all over. While there are plenty of things to do for families and there are many restaurants and eateries that offer child friendly menus and even play areas, it is also a great destination for solo travellers, corporate visits and group trips. The number of eateries in the region will mean that you’ll be spoiled for choice. There is a huge range of world wide cuisines available at both dedicated restaurants that cater menus exclusively for certain cuisines and at restaurants with wide and extensive menus, so whatever you’re in the mood for you’ll find it in Dartmouth.
Because of the quality of its produce, Dartmouth is a firm favourite to the nation’s best loved chefs. Mitch Tonks has two restaurants in the town as well as a number of other establishments across the south west and he isn’t the only one! Wherever you look you’ll find restaurants endorsed by well known chefs from across the world. Dartmouth is also a hub of award-winning restaurants and a number of the head chefs from the kitchens in the town have been honoured with personal awards as well as having their work celebrated.
A number of the hotels in Dartmouth feature award-winning restaurants onsite that are open to guests and non residents. There is so much choice, you’ll need to make return trips!