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.
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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.
Address: Lymebridge, Hartland, Bideford EX39 6EA
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.
Address: Blackpool Sands, Blackpool, Dartmouth TQ6 0QR
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.
Address: Dart Farm Village, Topsham, Clyst St George, Exeter EX3 0QH
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.
Address: Wash Farm Bungalow, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0JU
Phone: 01803 227391
6. Beachcomber Cafe, Woolacombe
Tuck into All Day Breakfasts, traditional cream teas, ice cream and sandwiches at this beachside eatery. Overlooking one of the top beaches in all of Devon, we reckon this cafe is a top contender for the most picturesque brunch spot for families.
Address: The Esplanade, Woolacombe EX34 7DJ
Phone: 01271 871644
7. Beachside Grill, Saunton
And at number 7 we have yet more stunning sea views from another beachside cafe… did you book your trip to Devon yet?! Re-opening for the holiday season in March 2020, this light and airy bistro at Saunton Sands Hotel (one of our Top 10 Family Friendly Hotels in Devon) serves up seafood, small plates, burgers and a great vegan selection of food. The kids can choose from their own menu and are kept happy with colouring and crayons.
Address: Saunton Beach, Braunton EX33 1LQ
Phone: 01271 891288
8. Home Farm Cafe, Dartmoor
Winner of numerous foodie awards including “Best Family Dining Experience” (Devon Life Food & Drink Awards 2016), this cafe on the edge of Dartmoor promises a warm welcome to hikers, dog walkers and families. The seasonal food is all locally produced, some of it from the 250 acres of surrounding Parkes Estate land. You could spend the whole day here exploring – there’s a pony visitor centre that the kids will love, as well as a walled garden, orchard and plenty of walking trails. Easily accessible if you’re staying on the south Devon coast in seaside town like Dawlish or Torquay.
Address: Parke, near Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9JQ
Phone: tel: 01626 830016
9. The Winking Prawn, Salcombe
Right next to Salcombe’s beautiful beach, this laid back restaurant is loved by visiting families. Its laid back atmosphere means you can walk straight in from the beach, sandy feet and all, and sit down to a delicious breakfast, seafood lunch or an afternoon BBQ in the summer. There are lots of children’s dishes to choose from and a great selection of ice cream, plus lots of outdoor seating by the beach.
Address: Beadon Rd, Salcombe TQ8 8LD
Phone: 01548 842326
10. The Pig at Combe
Nestled in the Otter Valley and just 15 minutes from the coast, The Pig is a luxury boutique hotel renowned for its fabulous food. This is undoubtedly one of the most stylish child friendly restaurants in Devon. Passionate about local produce they serve a “25-mile menu”, where all the ingredients are sourced from this small area. Before you eat, there are three walled kitchen gardens and stunning grounds to explore, so the kids can burn off some energy. Children are very welcome at The Pig, and have their own menu of delicious dishes to choose from. However, if you want a more laid back atmosphere drop into “The Folly” which serves a lighter menu inckuding delicious pizza straight from the wood fired oven. It also has plenty of benches and tables for casual outdoor dining.
Address: Gittisham, Honiton EX14 3AD
Phone: 01404 540400
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. And don’t forget to let us know which of these child friendly restaurants in Devon you have tried!
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