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The Best Totnes Restaurants For Dinner

Devon has an excellent selection of award-winning eateries and local produce, and Totnes’ selection does not disappoint. From fine dining restaurants to delicious pub grub, no matter your desires or budget, there are some great places to eat in Totnes! In its quirky nature, Totnes is probably one of the best towns to eat in Devon if you have any dietary requirements. With most, if not all, restaurants and cafés offering vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options, you can keep everyone happy here. Keep reading to learn our favourite dinner spots in Totnes below!


Created by three friends from Exeter College, this restaurant offers a cosy and relaxed fine dining experience in the heart of Totnes.  It offers a tasting menu, showcasing dishes using locally sourced and wild foraged ingredients from the fields, shoreline, rivers, and hedgerows. They source their produce from local suppliers, with their wine list compliments the menu perfectly. With the menu changing daily, no two meals will ever be the same.

Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 6pm-late (last sitting 8pm)

Instagram: @gathertotnes


Positioned on the eclectic high street, this restaurant is a local classic if you are looking for places to eat in Totnes.  Offering large and small plates, stone baked pizzas and burgers, their focus is on making delicious and wholesome food.  This restaurant is renowned for its relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff.  They use locally sourced ingredients and suppliers, to bring you the best of Devon in a casual way.  Vegan and vegetarian options are available, with children welcome.

Opening Times: Monday-Saturday 10am-11pm

Instagram: @rumourtotnes

Steam Packet Inn

Situated on the banks of the River Dart, close to the heart of Totnes, you will find the Steam Packet Inn. This warm and friendly pub serves mouth watering pub classics with a modern flair. Enjoy dinner whilst watching boats glide by all with a beautiful countryside backdrop. Eat outside to enjoy the summer sun or cosy up by the fire through those colder winter months.  Vegan and vegetarian options are available alongside a full gluten-free menu. Dogs are welcome in the bar and terrace areas.

Opening Times: Dinner Monday-Sunday 6pm-9pm (8:30pm on Sundays)

Instagram: @thesteampacket_totnes


Taguchi-Ya is a family kitchen, offering a relaxed, informal dining experience.  They offer simple but delicious home cooking, made with care and commitment.  You will only ever find two fabulous women in the kitchen, cooking authentic food that they love to cook and eat themselves.  If you are looking for great places to eat in Totnes, this canteen is a hidden gem, loved by locals and lucky visitors.  Vegan and vegetarian options are available, and booking is essential.

Opening Times: Thursday-Saturday 5pm-9:30pm

Instagram: @taguchiyacanteen

Tamarind Tree

Tamarind Tree shares their history, culture and tradition through their bowls and plates of delicious goodness. The restaurant was created to bring together the family’s experiences of food, cooking, and place that brought them to England and Totnes. They use bold, fresh, and unique flavours, great produce, and the very best spices from India. Their dishes are influenced by the cooking of their mothers and grandmothers from generations past. They want to bring their history, culture, and flavour to your very table. Offering a weekly changing menu featuring a whole load of tasty and delicious dishes, some new and some locally loved, this is a must on Your Devon Escape. Serving vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, it is a great choice for everyone.

Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 5:30pm-late

Instagram: @tamarindtree.totnes

The Bull Inn

The Bull Inn is an organic, radical, and ethical pub. Located at the top of the Totnes high street, they run their business by their ‘No Bull Rules’ and the ‘Conscious Promise’. They serve deliciously simple plates, cooked from scratch. They only use genuinely seasonal, organic produce, with vegetables at the heart of all their dishes. Produce is sourced locally, with the menu being supplier led; if their supply runs out so does the pub. And they only serve mindful meat that is wild or organic, and whole fish that is caught on the day, solely from day boats. This menu is paired with the tastiest of drinks from the most passionate of producers. Loved by locals and visitors alike, be sure to book a table to enjoy a few of their plates of goodness!

Opening Times: Monday-Sunday 8am-late

Instagram: @bullinn_totnes

Waterside Bistro

Offering local seafood, pizzas and burgers, this restaurant is full of family favourites.  Located next to the River Dart, dine outside for views of the river during the summer months.  Serving fresh and local produce, with vegan and vegetarian options available, they offer something for everyone. Whether you want something traditional and comforting or local and delicious, you will be content at the Waterside Bistro.

Opening Times: Monday-Sunday 5pm-9pm

Instagram: @waterside_bistro_totnes

Or if you are looking for a Sunday roast, check out our favourites in the area here!

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Written and reviewed by Abi

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