The English Riviera is home to the world-famous Brixham Fish Market from where some of the best chefs source their seafood. With a varied and high-quality catch available, the fish and shellfish are offered on national and international plates.
If you are lucky enough to be visiting the English Riviera or even if you are a local, there is still plenty left and you will find a wide range in our local restaurants and eateries.
Fresh Fish, Fine Ingredients
The coastline around Torbay, and especially Brixham, is home to a huge variety of marine life. Gurnard, cuttlefish, hake, Dover sole, lemon sole, Elberry Cove mussels and hake are just a few of the species landed. The best south west seafood is brought into the Bay to be sold at the fish market and delivered to local restaurants. This takes no more than 24 hours before they are used at Michelin-star restaurants or wrapped as the classic fish and chips.
Finest Seafood Chefs
A selection of the some of the best coastal seafood and fish restaurants are all involved in promoting the English Riviera as a place for fabulous fish and fresh seafood.
In Paignton: Cantina
England’s Seafood Feast 2018
Between Saturday 22nd September and Sunday 7th October 2018, the first England’s Seafood Feast will take place. This seafood lovers’ fest will give you the opportunity to see the many sides of the English Riviera. This diverse programme of events across Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, can be enjoyed whether you are here for the day or staying for a long weekend. You could enjoy some Devon seafood aboard one of the five heritage sailing trawers in Brixham or learn crab or mussel preparation. There will be a range of seafood set menus from 2 to 7 courses across the Bay. Events are constantly being added to the programme so visit the Feast page to find out more.
The Seafood Coast by Foot
There are plenty of things to do in and around Torbay all year round, but combining great food and fantastic views is one of the best. One hundred miles of footpaths and permissive routes around our coastline, appeals to people and visitors of all sorts – including our animal comrades. It is not just humans that appreciate the fine fish and shellfish – dolphins, porpoises and a wide array of birdlife can be seen hunting for food along the coast.
Whether it is for the food, the walking or the natural beauty of the coastline, the English Riviera is one of the best examples of all three.