A self catering holiday gives you the freedom to decide whether you stay in and prepare your own meals in your apartment and take advanatge of some of the region's fresh produce or else go out and enjoy the many splendid restaurants that Torquay and The English Riviera has to offer. All of our self catering holiday Apartments are superbly placed close to take advantage of the rich variety of food outlets on offer. Listed below are some places where you can get fresh produce from the South West and below that some of our favourite restaurants  - in each of the apartments we have a much more comprehensive guide.

food retailers

The English Riviera is blessed with having access to fresh locally caught fish from the Brixham trawler fleet. There are a number of fishmongers around the area. One of these is conveniently located in the main shopping area of St Marychurch.

Fishmongers in St Marychurch on the English Riviera.


Britain has one of the World's finest collection of cheese producers and not surprisingly the South West has quite a few. Tucked away just off the main shopping street in St Marychurch is a specialist cheese retailer, The Cheese Press.


The Restaurants


This Greek/Turkish restaurant is close to Torquay harbour and therefore just a five minute walk away from the Bedford House Apartments. It is run by two delightful brothers who make their guests very welcome. The food is naturally Mediterranean in style and is beautifully done. The restaurant is unsurprisingly always busy and so booking in advance is advisable.

Ephesus Restaurant in Torquay on The English Riviera


The Old Vienna

A beautiful and intimate restaurant in Lisburn Square in the Torwood area of Torquay. Hosted by chef proprietor Werner, the food is influenced by his Austrian origins. He is a superb host who makes his guests feel very welcome.


Number 7 Fish Bistro

Situated on Torquay harbourside, this restaurant is a real institution. It is arguably the best specialist seafood restaurant in the whole area.It has an informal style but with superb service. The fish is as fresh as you can get and although is not the cheapest restaurant in the area, it is nevertheless superb value for money.


The Waddling Duck Bistro

Situated in Ilsham Road in Wellswood, this lovely little restaurant has built quite a following. Making the most of locally sourced ingredients, the food is exquisite and the menu changes regularly. Lovely service in a relaxed and friendly environment. It is just a five minute walk from the Kinbrae and Muntham Apartments and a short taxi or car ride from Hesketh Crescent and Bedford House.

Food at The Waddling Duck Restaurant in the Wellswood area of Torquay.


Wellies Wine Bar and Bistro

Just a few doors up from The Waddling Duck, this is another Wellswood eatery and is another superb restaurant. It is a lively venue that has regular live music events. The food is excellent particularly the daily specials. Service is brisk and very friendly. Again only five minutes away from Kinbrae and Muntham on foot and five minutes by car or taxi from Bedford House and Hesketh Crescent.


If you would like to try these and other Torquay restaurants while staying at one of our self catering apartments, click the link below for availability and prices and to book. Don't forget if you book apartments direct with us you will get cheaper rates than the online booking agents.

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