I often get asked where to eat in Teignmouth by guests and I’m lucky in the fact that there are so many lovely places close by. In Teignmouth town itself, there are a multitude of pubs of varying quality and price range and quite a few restaurants that serve great food. It’s also (happily) a town that hasn’t yet been infiltrated by any fast food outlets, all the establishments are individual and run by locals.
If you’re looking for honest ‘pub grub’ then Ye Old Jolly Sailor is a good place to go. It’s the oldest pub in Teignmouth, tucked away at the back of Northumberland place, with low, beamed ceilings and friendly staff, it’s a great place to go if you have kids and want a filling lunch. The portions are pretty sizable and they have great ale on tap. Another pub worth a mention is The Ship Inn; very popular during summer months as it’s located directly on the back beach www.ship-inn-teignmouth.co.uk and has great views out to sea, again, it serves run of the mill pub food that is reasonably priced.
In regards to restaurants, there are a few in Teignmouth itself that I always recommend guests visit, my favourite is ‘Trade Winds’; it’s run by a chap called Nick, who is by far the nicest man in town. He’s such an excellent host, always smiley, very polite and the food is homely and delicious, especially the Greek choices on the menu, I always order the kleftiko and a Greek salad. The portions are huge and so delicious – it’s a shame they don’t have a website I can link to, but check out their great reviews on Trip Advisor: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g635906-d1499181-Reviews-Trade_Winds-Teignmouth_Devon_England.html
Another of my favourites is The Crab Shack. They serve lovely locally caught fish and seafood, in a light and airy dining area, with seating out the front where you can munch on one of their amazing crab sandwiches. This place is definitely worth a visit, it’s a bit pricey, but they do also have a deli where you can order just sandwiches and crabs. http://crabshackonthebeach.co.uk/
If you fancy travelling over the bridge to Shaldon, there are 2 places that are definitely worth a visit. One of them having recently just been voted ‘number 55 in the top 100 restaurants outside London’. Ode is a wonderful restaurant that serves locally sourced, sustainable food of a very high quality. It’s a relatively expensive place to eat and you do need to book, but worth the money – if you want a more relaxed and cheaper version (and no need to book), then they have their cafe which is located in The Ness carpark where you can order delicious brunches. http://www.odetruefood.com/
The other place I always recommend in Shaldon is The London Inn http://www.londoninnshaldon.co.uk/home/4590191298. I love this place, and always try and go here for my birthday. The food is delicious, the ale is on tap and the landlord Tim is great to have a chat with. I highly recommend this place. It’s not your usual ‘pubby-pub’, you won’t find any horse brasses or old tankards in here, it’s bright and has a seaside-y feel and I love it. There’s plenty of seating outside for the summer and it is child friendly. There’s hardly any parking in Shaldon so i’d say, take a leisurely stroll into Teignmouth, get the passenger ferry over and spend a lazy afternoon having a few drinks and lunch, then slowly amble back up the hill to Yannon.
I’ve written quite a few reviews of local eateries that feature in the Teignmouth Post so you can always google those and see what else I recommend.