There are a number of places to eat nearby. Here are a handful of our favourites.
Royal Windsor Tea Rooms, 139 Reddenhill Road, Babbacombe TQ1 3NT
Tony and Simon Ingram-Riseley run a lovely tea room in the heart of Babbacombe. Friendly service and a range of tasty and reasonably-priced meals and snacks including special Royal and Devonshire cream teas. Lovely Sunday roasts.
A Piece of Cake, 15 Brunswick Place, Dawlish EX7 9PB
Lovely tea toom across from the wildfowl sanctuary. Efficient staff and a good range of cakes and light meals.
The Gateway, 17 New Street, Moretonhampstead, TQ13 8PE
Quaint and quintessentially English tea toom with oak beams, lace table cloths and fine, bone china. Friendly and efficient service with a range of tasty treats and light meals.
The Thatched Tavern, Steep Hill, Maidencombe, TQ1 4TS
As the name implies, a quaint, Devonshire cob and thatch pub on the outside yet modern and clean on the inside. A range of good ales and meals served either in its attractive beer garden or in the elegant restaurant.
The Kents, 1 Ilsham Road, Torquay TQ1 2JG
A good range of burgers and gins are on offer for the hungry and thirsty traveller. Not far from here, the restaurant is through the bar to the back of the property. Best to book at weekends.
Pierpoint, Torbay Road (Promenade), Torquay TQ2 5HA
Busy restaurant / brasserie in a commanding position next to The Princes Theatre and overlooking the bay. Good range of food (especially British fayre) cooked to order, excellent service - whether it be lunch, dinner or afternoon tea. Best to book.
Amici, 38 Torwood Street, Torquay TQ1 1EB
Excellent family-owned Italian restaurant in the heart of town. There's an extensive menu of traditional classics and restaurant specials. Friendly and efficient service. Indoor and outdoor seating. Gets busy so best to book.
Dot's Pantry, 118 Union Street, Torquay TQ2 5QB
Friendly bakery and coffee shop at the top end of town serving a good range of light lunches, tasty cakes and award-winning scones! Ideal to pop in for a daytime snack or light meal. Efficient service and welcomings staff and regulars.