Food & Drink in Paignton

As you would expect as part of the Sea Food Coast, Paignton is home to a vast number of incredible eateries that create their menus from the locally sourced ingredients that are right on the doorstep. The fresh fish that is on offer at the restaurants and hotels is some of the best tasting in the region and a number of restaurants have won awards because of the quality of their local produce. Paignton is a real hub for foodie festivals and there are several taking place throughout the year, this is in addition to the diverse range of eateries that can be found in the town from hotels, to restaurants to bars to cafes and just about everything else in between. Whether you are looking for fine dining or something quick and casual, you’ll easily find the right meal for your taste and budget.

For a real taste of the ocean, make sure to head towards the beach, not only are there several sea front restaurants offering incredible views with your food, but you’ll also find a number of kiosks serving snacks as well as a few hotel restaurants that welcome guests and have extensive family friendly menus full of your favourites. There is something really rather special about dining with the sound of the ocean in the background and a whiff of sea air. If you choose to order fish, you can also spend your time eating while watching the boats come in with the next catch.

If you’re not a fan of sea food, don’t panic, there is still plenty in Paignton to tantalise your taste buds. After all, the region is famous for more than just seafood. South Devon has a mild climate making it perfect for growing veg and rearing meat. The restaurants, hotels and other eateries have no shortage of delicious local produce gracing their menus. If you’re staying in the town a while, make sure to sample as much of the locally produced menus as possible, you’ll be hard pressed to find food as fresh and as tasty anywhere else!

Being a well-loved family resort, you’ll find it easy to dine as a family. There are hotels, cafes, restaurant and a whole host of other eateries that cater for children, so no matter how fussy your little ones are, you’ll find something they like! There are even restaurants that are aimed especially at children, so running around and getting involved in play while waiting for your dinner is encouraged!

Not sure what you’re in the mood for? Well, that’s ok too. Paignton, like the rest of the English Riviera, has eateries that take inspiration from around the world and offer cuisine from every culture imaginable. So, whether you are looking for a Chinese, an Indian, an Italian or something else entirely, there are themed restaurants that focus on one particular cuisine using fresh Devon ingredients. If your party can’t decide what they want to eat, that isn’t a problem either, a number of Paignton’s hotels and restaurants offer extensive menus that cover a variety of cuisines, so everyone can have the meal they fancy.

Paignton is a vibrant and fun town which still bares much of the charm of its Victorian heritage. During your stay, why not indulge in a spot of vintage fun by enjoying a high tea in the original Victorian style? There are a couple of different tea rooms and restaurants in the area offering this and it really is an experience you won’t forget! Plus, who doesn’t love the excuse of having afternoon tea? Especially ones that come with freshly made, locally produced Devon cream!