Dartmouth has a strong and growing reputation for its eateries. Ranging from pubs to restaurants and cafes, you are really spoilt for choice. Wherever you choose to eat, from fine dining to a simple takeaway, the ingredients will most likely be locally sourced. Here we have listed a few suggestions that we love.
This restaurant focusses on a modern take of classic dishes. Owned by Head Chef Luca Berardino, recipes have been developed and tested in house. The menu consists of a range of small plates, including a vegan menu. This reasonably priced establishment is open seven days a week. Holding a high reputation among locals and visitors, booking is strongly advised.
Founded over 20 years ago, this is a local classic. Priding itself for a relaxed atmosphere and being family-friendly, there is truly something on the menu for everyone. This restaurant has a strong reputation, therefore booking is advised. Open Tuesday to Saturday evenings.
The original Rockfish opened in Dartmouth in 2010, with stunning views of the River Dart. Rockfish prides itself in providing sustainably caught, fresh local fish, which is landed and prepared at dawn to be served at lunchtime. Their entire menu is gluten free which, when prepared as such, is suitable for coeliacs. This family-friendly restaurant is passionate about helping more people enjoy sustainable South West seafood. This restaurant can also cater for vegans and vegetarians, and booking is recommended.
Multi-award winning, this relaxed fine dining restaurant has stunning views of the River Dart. Located along the embankment, this location allows you to watch the boats go by as you eat. Using locally sourced, fresh ingredients, this establishment is one to not miss. The menu has been carefully created by Head Chef Elly Wentworth, a former ‘MasterChef: The Professionals’ Finalist. Open Wednesday to Sunday with booking recommended.
With a strong reputation for its fish and chips and pub classics, this is one for the whole family. Boasting a delightful terrace with river views, this allows for the option of either indoor or outdoor dining. Being one of the few places in Dartmouth that does not take bookings, it is a great option for spontaneous plans. Located by the higher ferry and family friendly.
Looking for a Sunday Roast? Head over to our blog post on Sunday Roasts for that Yorkshire Pudding fix.
To top this all off, Dartmouth holds a Food Festival every year in October. For all you foodies that fancy a trip to Dartmouth during the quieter months of the year, this is definitely an event not to miss. For other events going on throughout the year, have a look at our Dartmouth Events page.
Written and reviewed by Abi