South Quay Bar & Bistro

Your favourite harbourside food and drink venue!

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January 2020



Join us from 5pm THIS FRIDAY for 2 steaks and a bottle of wine. Booking is ESSENTIAL so please contact us to secure your table!

This is a relatively new bar. We have been here a few times for a drink and we would recommend it highly. It has a lovely welcoming atmosphere, friendly service with good banter and a great spot by Paignton Harbour.

There are lots of tables to eat and drink from and you can sit inside the cosy bar. Great choice of drinks including all the local faves (great local gin!).

The menus look good and the food brought out looked tasty. Menu included 'Whole Crab' and good portions of 'Mussels'. We will definitely be back to try the food and report back.

Paignton Harbour is getting a real buzz to it.


Tripadvisor, 27 July 2019

I just had dinner at South Quay, it was really good, they offer a cracked crab on their dinner menu, which consists of a HUGE steamed crab,(they crack it and take the feathers out, but you get everything else) lemon Aoli , and fresh bread..beautiful in its simplicity:) so fresh it was almost still crabbing around on my plate.One friend had a friday special which was scallops with bacon and black pudding,, and the other just a simple fish and chips....there were no leftovers...all this at a very reasonable price , the crab was the most expensive thing on the menu , and it came in at 13 pounds.. Folks , if you are ever in Paignton , go to this little cafe , you wont be disappointed!!!

Paul M

Tripadvisor, 17 May 2019

Never read the menu properly and ended up with a whole crab in its shell. Waitress brought all the cutlery and when i expressed my concern the chef came to see me. She was amazing... showed me how to get the best from the crab and put me at ease. Later, she came back and as I was feeling a little defeated she took it away and brought all the meat back in a tub to take away. We came back 3 nights in a row... the food was excellent value and very fresh. The service was amazing. To have a chef completely comitted to the customer journey was lovely. Totally recommended. The view is fab from the outside space too.


Tripadvisor, September 2019

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