In Devon you will find numerous celebrated seafood restaurants and plenty of charming tearooms serving the famous Cream Teas. Due to its popularity as a tourist haven, most eateries in Devon are very welcoming to families. The miles of stunning coastline makes Devon a haven for seafood lovers. You can expect to find fresh crab, oysters and prawns on many restaurant menus.
BabyBreaks has researched the best child friendly restaurants in Devon, so you can plan your mealtimes with ease.
Also take a look at our selection of activities in Devon for the perfect stay.
1. Cream Tea at Docton Mill
You simply cannot leave Devon without tasting a famous Cream Tea. This award winning garden and tearoom serves one of the best in the country. Mooch around the wild flower gardens and along the pretty stream, lined with bluebells and daffodils. After that, retire to the cafe for the classic scones, jam and clotted cream combo. Docton Mill was voted Best Cream Tea in Devon and Best Tea Room in Devon at the North Devon Food & Drink Awards.
Phone: 01237 441369
2. Venus Cafe at Blackpool Sands
Loved for its stunning views, Venus Cafe overlooks one of Devon’s most beautiful beaches, Blackpool Sands. It serves fantastic breakfasts (The Guardian listed it as one of the 50 Best Breakfast Places in the UK in January 2017). Also you will enjoy homemade lunches and takeaway dishes. The menu includes for instance, grass fed Devon burgers, vegan tofu burgers, king prawn tacos and sourdough melts. The kids menu has crowd pleasers like penne pasta and sausage and chips. In addition, there’s a good collection of local wines, ales and ciders on offer after a morning surfing and swimming.
Phone: 01803 770209
3. Dart’s Farm
This award winning farm shop and food hall is like a treasure trove for foodies. Selling row upon row of luxury and artisan West Country produce. Browse the aisles of seasonal produce from oysters to apple cider. And then head to the family friendly restaurant which has views across the farm’s vegetable fields. The chefs use the surrounding land and farm shop, selecting the freshest of seasonal produce to create delicious dishes.
Phone: 01392 878200
4. Rockfish Dartmouth
Rockfish Dartmouth overlooks the spectacular river Dart and serves classic seafood dishes. For instance, dressed crab, oysters, prawns and traditional fish and chips. The good value children’s menu includes a dessert and an activity pack.
The river is full of activity, from sailing boats to super yachts, so there will always be something interesting for the kids to look at while you wait for your food. Or, if you prefer you can visit the Rockfish takeaway shop just down the road, and enjoy your food on the water’s edge. One of the best child friendly restaurants in Devon.
Address: 8 S Embankment, Dartmouth TQ6 9BH
Phone: 01803 832800
5. Riverford Field Kitchen
Nestled in the heart of Riverford Farm, this restaurant prides itself on making it’s seasonal, 100% organic veg the star of every plate, though they do also serve grass reared meat and sustainably sourced fish. There is no agonising of what to eat here, they serve a set menu of 6-8 dishes which are designed to be shared (children dine for half price.)
Your menu could include dishes like fennel seed focaccia and cauliflower with whipped feta and almonds. When it comes to dessert, you will be invited up to the pass where there will be a selection of puddings to choose from such as blood orange flan and hazelnut & chocolate torte.
Phone: 01803 227391
Visiting Devon with children is a great opportunity for a Family Seaside Break. The county features great kids-friendly restaurants, exciting outdoor activities, indoor attractions for young children and last but not least a great selection of accommodations that will satisfy parents with a large family or with their toddlers.
At BabyBreaks, we have kept a limited choice of activities, restaurants and hotels so that you can prepare your trip to Devon without browsing the Internet for endless hours. So if you are looking to be inspired to visit Devon for your next family weekend, just visit our different Devon pages to find what this destination has to offer.
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