Eat and Drink in Teignmouth

Teignmouth has plenty of surprises where it’s restaurants and bars are concerned and if you decide to eat and drink in Teignmouth you wont’t be disappointed! From fine dining to fish and chips, from traditional pubs to wine bars – Teignmouth and it’s surrounding areas has it all!

A self catering holiday at The Observatory allows you to eat and drink in Teignmouth and experience all the culinary delights! You’re not tied to a hotel nor do you need to be tied to the kitchen if you don’t wish to be! Exploring the bars and restaurants of Teignmouth and its surrounding areas, we found some nice places to eat and drink. The ones listed on this page are ones we have personally frequented (quite regularly in some cases!) and we haven’t included any which we haven’t personally tried or any which have fallen bellow par!

Halulu Bar, Teignmouth

Halula is a cocktail / wine bar right on the sea front. With amazing views of the sea you can choose to sit outside across from the bar, next to the beach or on their terrace or inside overlooking the sea.

On a sunny evening it’s got a great atmosphere on the terrace where you can lounge on bean bags taking in the last of the days sunshine.

On a weekend there is a DJ playing from 8pm and the atmosphere is generally quite lively. With a good range of cocktails and some lovely wines it can get quite busy and as it’s only a small place, you may struggle to get a seat!

Halula Bar, The Promenade, Teignmouth TQ14 8BB

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L’Invidia, Teignmouth

L’Invidia is a lovely little Italian which offers an eat in and a take out service. Being only small, it has just 6 tables and is extremely popular most evenings. Open every day, apart from Monday, It’s best to book in advance.

The service is friendly and fun and the food and wine is excellent and well priced. A good selection of pizza and pasta is available which is always extremely tasty!

L’Invidia, 40 Northumberland Place, Teignmouth, TN14 8BU

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The Lobster Lounge, Teignmouth

A Mediterranean inspired tapas bar serving signature cocktails, fine wine and huge selection of gins.

Lovely food which includes tapas, small plates and planks this lovely rustic bar has a vibrant atmosphere and live music playing on a regular basis!

Open every afternoon, apart from Wednesdays, booking is advised.

31 Northumberland Place. Teignmouth. TQ14 8BU

Lobster Lounge

The Crab Shack, Teignmouth

The Crab Shack has arguably the best location in Teignmouth. It is situated right on the beach and has a lively atmosphere as it is next to The Ship Inn which is one of the busiest pubs in Teignmouth.

The Crab Shack is small and quaint and only has a few tables outside so if you’re thinking of taking in the last of the evening sun whilst dining outside it would be best to book well in advance.

The Crab Shack was built off of the hard work of the fantastic and dedicated local fisherman. Their staff promise to use only the best seafood, supplied from as many local sources as possible. From the Crab Boats that land just yards away, to the local line caught whole fish, they concentrate on serving only local, quality food.

The Crab Shack, 3 Queen St, Teignmouth TQ14 8BY

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The Ferry Boat Inn, Shaldon

The Ferry Boat Inn is a historic pub right next to the beach in the beautiful fishing village of Shaldon just across the estuary from The Observatory. It can be reached either by a short ferry ride or 20 minute walk over the bridge.

The Ferry boat Inn is a fun pub with a lovely outside seating area right on the beach. They regularly have live music playing – usually on a Friday night and Sunday afternoon – and the outside beer garden area is usually packed providing a great atmosphere.

The pub currently serves food three days a week – Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 until 8pm. #ionlypoppedinforone!!

The Ferry Boat Inn, 4 Strand, Shaldon, Teignmouth TQ14 0DL


The Thatched Tavern, Maidencombe

The Thatched Tavern is located in the beautiful village of Maidencombe which is a 10 minute drive from The Observatory. You can also reach The Thatched Tavern by walking along the coastal path towards Torquay (if you fancy a long and picturesque walk before dining!).

Dating back to the 17th century, The Thatched Tavern is traditional, cosy and welcoming. The Thatched Tavern is a beautiful, low-ceilinged picture postcard thatched building steeped in history.

On cooler days the roaring log fire offers a warm and cozy environment but it is well worth a visit on warmer days to enjoy the beautiful, peaceful, landscaped gardens.

The Thatched Tavern, Steep Hill, Maidencombe, Torquay TQ1 4TS

The Elephant, Torquay

If you’re wanting to push the boat out a bit then you can’t go wrong with a visit to The Elephant restaurant which is situated by the beautiful Torquay harbour.

Run by chef proprietor, Simon Hulstone and his wife Katy, it was the first restaurant in Torquay to be awarded a Michelin star which it has maintained for 18 years.

The Elephant is relaxed, friendly and serves some of the best Michelin starred food we have ever tasted. From the a la carte to the tasting menu with wine paring, the food here is absolutely exquisite!

The Elephant, 3&4 Beacon Hill, Torquay TQ1 2BH

Elton’s Piano Bar, Torquay

Elton’s is a unique and sophisticated cocktail lounge and music venue situated a stones throw from the harbour in the centre of Torquay.

With a resident pianist and live music playing every evening, Elton’s offers something a little different to the area. So if you’re looking for a bit of fun but a relaxing and entertaining evening, then this is the place to be!

Elton’s provide an extensive drinks menu with a diverse range of cocktails, gins and champagnes all served in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Elton’s Piano Bar, Torwood St, Torquay TQ1 1EB

Booking & Availability

If you have any questions about self catering breaks at The Observatory or Teignmouth and the surrounding areas, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll get back to you soon.