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Paignton Pubs & Restaurants

Enjoying great food is key to the success of a memorable holiday and the English Riviera can offer an array of gastronomic treats to suit every budget and palate. Torquay, Paignton and Brixham boast an enviable selection of award winning restaurants, bistros and pubs serving-up quality fare in stunning surroundings. Chefs in the area are spoilt for choice when it comes to locally sourced seafood and meat, meaning our fine European cuisine has a distinctive west country flavour. Adventurous diners can take a culinary journey around the world, sampling everything from French, Italian and Spanish, to Indian, Thai, Moroccan and Mexican. Accolades like AA Rosettes, Michelin Stars and Les Routiers can be found in healthy abundance, while even several of our fish and chip shops are award winning.


Paignton Pubs

Inn on the Green
After a day beside the sea or enjoying the regular activities and entertainment on Paignton Green, The Inn on the Green is ideally situated to enjoy a meal or drink within a stone's throw from the shore. The Inn on the Green is conveniently located close to Paignton seafront and green, and this friendly pub is the perfect place to unwind after a day out in the fresh sea air. With a large garden, a family menu and regular live music, the Inn on the Green is a suitable option for all kinds of Paignton holidays.

The Spinning Wheel
The Spinning Wheel on Paignton Seafront has a long-established reputation for being the No.1 entertainment venue in Torbay. A fantastic atmosphere and a great night out awaits you in our immensely popular cluster of bars and function area that provide an exciting program of nightly entertainment, including live music, dance music with our resident DJ and weekly karaoke. There are also large plasma TV screens and satellite TV so you don't miss out on any sporting action. By day we are a seafront family pub offering a fun play garden and a tasty, varied family-orientated menu. The Spinning Wheel is a brilliant venue for that lunchtime drink after sizzling on the beach. By night we become one of the best venues you could visit ..for live music, a great atmosphere and dancing until you drop!


Paignton Restaurants

The Island Restaurant
Located in the heart of Paignton Zoo and overlooking Gibbon Island, the Island Restaurant is the ideal place to stop for morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea. Serving a wide range of food from sandwiches, cakes and ice-creams to delicious main meals, salads and jacket potatoes, the Island Restaurant is open daily from 10.00am until half an hour before the Zoo closes. There is plenty of seating inside, or on sunny days why not enjoy your meal on the lawn outside the restaurant? The Island Restaurant is also available for children's birthday parties, private or corporate clients.

The Harbour Light Restaurant
Located on Paignton's picturesque harbour, The Harbour Light Restaurant has over 50 years to its name, and is a family-run Paignton restaurant. For a traditional Sunday roast that will make your self-catering Paignton holiday, The Harbour Light is the place to be! Unfortunately, due to the age of the building, there is no wheelchair access to the Harbour Light Restaurant. The restaurant opens from 6pm on weekends between November and May. Pop in and enjoy friendly service and unforgettable views.

The Boathouse
Positioned at the end of Paignton's Preston beach, The Boathouse Bar and Grill boasts beautiful bay views from its terrace – which is an idyllic place to enjoy a meal or drink on a warm evening. The Boathouse is family-friendly and prides itself on its homemade meals created using locally sourced ingredients, such as Brixham fish. Whether you're looking to spend a quiet lunch basking in the sun, or an evening meal with a child-friendly menu, The Boathouse is the perfect place.