Everyone likes excellent food and drink.
Babbacombe Bay is packed full of great restaurants, bars and cafes.
AT PRESENT, ALL THE VENUES LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED BUT DO PLEASE FEEL FREE TO READ ALL ABOUT THEM AND VISIT THEIR WEBSITES READY FOR VISITING IN PERSON WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO IN THE FUTURE.
3 Degrees West on Oddicombe Beach
A totally unique location down on Oddicombe Beach, with a Mediterranean-inspired menu, a trip to Three Degrees West is a must. Combining everything you want from a beach cafe with licensed bar and bistro-style food, including all sorts of tempting tapas, you won’t regret popping down to Oddicombe Beach to sample some of the delights on offer. Three Degrees West is currently open from 9am, Wednesday to Sunday. It really is the perfect place to start the day. Breakfast with the sunrise. Accessed via the Cliff Railway or on foot down the meandering coastal path there is also promenade parking available alongside the venue during the winter months. You can dine al fresco under the huge red blinds or cosy up indoors and do a spot of wave-watching through the floor-to-ceiling windows. For menus and more information click here to visit the Three Degrees West website. To book an inside table or make an enquiry simply telephone 01803 311202.
Located on the beautiful Babbacombe Downs, The Babbacombe Inn combines a great venue with delicious food and drink and the warmest of welcomes. Open every day from 10am everything from morning coffee, light lunches, loads of pub favourites and an incredibly extensive menu is on offer. The extremely well-stocked bar has everything imaginable to tickle your tastebuds with guest beers and plenty of local ales to sample. Eat in the Bar, Lounge or Restaurant. There’s free parking on site and the Babbacombe Inn is fully air conditioned throughout offering the perfect mix of a cosy spot to relax in the winter and a cool, fresh space to chill out in during the summer. Mind you, during the warmer months, most people choose to enjoy their drinks and bar meals in the beer garden. Spacious and brimming with floral delights this award-winning garden offers stunning views over the Downs and out to sea. There’s also a great Entertainment Lounge with live music every Saturday and a superb speed quiz each Monday evening. A fabulously friendly team ensures that everyone has a great Babbacombe Inn experience whenever they visit. For more information click here to visit the Babbacombe Inn website. To book a table or make an enquiry give them a call on 01803 316200.
Hanbury’s Famous Fish & Chips
Hanbury’s Famous Fish and Chips of Babbacombe has been serving fabulous, award-winning fish and chips for over 30 years. If you’re visiting Babbacombe then a trip to Hanbury’s surely has to be on your list of things to do. Dine in the beautifully decorated restaurant or bag yourself a delicious takeaway and wander up the road to Babbacombe Downs. There you can take a seat on one of the many benches and soak up the view while you enjoy the perfect seaside treat. With hoards of regular, local customers, holidaymakers will return year after year for that reliable and tasty meal of Hanbury’s fish and chips. As far as locals are concerned, everyone knows Hanbury’s and you’d be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t enjoyed a meal or two or three or four (you get the idea) there. Not only do they have a restaurant and takeaway, you can also have your fish and chips delivered now as well. Always at the forefront of new technology and ideas and passionate about sustainability, the team at Hanbury’s only purchase from suppliers who adopt ethical practices and source sustainable fish. For more information on this Babbacombe legend, click here to check opening hours and to browse the menus and gallery.
Portfolio Coffee Shop
This lovely little coffee shop nestled away at the back of Portfolio Gallery on Fore Street is ideal for a hot drink, snack or spot of lunch. Friendly, efficient service with a range of delicious treats on offer. Open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 2pm and Saturdays from 9.30am to 1.30pm. Click here to find out more about the Portfolio Coffee Shop
Royal Hotel and Carvery
The Royal Hotel and Carvery is situated centrally on the beautiful Babbacombe Downs offering panoramic views across the bay to Exmouth and beyond. Privately owned and run by Carole and Andrew since 2011 there is a daily carvery every lunchtime and all day on Sundays, along with a traditional pub menu throughout each day. Suppliers are sourced locally wherever possible with beers and wines from the beautiful St Austell. The Royal also has a function room with private bar and dance floor making it ideal for large parties. Catering for everything from birthdays to weddings and even funeral teas, if you are looking to organise any kind of function why not give them a call on 01803 312600? Or, for more information, including a browse of their menus click here to visit their website.
With weekly Wednesday quiz nights, Saturday steak nights and “Fish Frydays” there really is something for everyone. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in the area, The Royal also has six en-suite bedrooms – check out our Zzz section for more…..
Scoopy Doo’s Ice Cream Parlour
Scoopy Doo’s Ice Cream Parlour in St Marychurch is now closed until the spring of 2020. Check back in then and we’ll update you on all the tasty treats that will be on offer. In the meantime, should you wish to find out a bit more about them, please do visit their website at scoopydoos.co.uk
The Buccaneer Inn
Situated on the fabulous Babbacombe Downs, this great bar and restaurant has far reaching open views across Lyme Bay from the dining lounge and patio. The Buccaneer Inn is a family-run pub with a warm welcome guaranteed. Families and dogs are welcome and they have an extensive casual dining menu, offering traditional meals made using local produce whenever possible. There are also frequently changing specials, including local seafood. If it’s just a drink you fancy, that’s fine too, with three St Austell brewery cask-conditioned ales and a variety of keg beers and ciders on offer, including the legendary Cornish Rattler. There is also a wide range of fine wines, spirits and soft drinks available. If you have a special occasion coming up then give the team a call and they’ll happily talk you through creating a great night out with family and friends. The Buccaneer Inn is open seven days a week from spring to late autumn, but in the quieter winter months opening hours do vary. Click here to visit their website to check current opening hours. As if all of that wasn’t enough, The Buccaneer Inn also has a couple of great holiday letting rooms – ideally situated on the first floor with spectacular views across the bay. More on our Zzz page.