Nestled on the stunning coastline of Devon, Dartmouth is not just a picturesque destination known for its maritime charm and historic beauty. It also boasts a vibrant culinary scene that celebrates the flavours of the region. From artisanal cheeses to freshly caught seafood and locally crafted beverages, Dartmouth and its surrounding areas are a haven for food and drink enthusiasts.
In this blog post, we’ll take you on a gastronomic journey through some of the finest food and drink producers in and around Dartmouth.
Sandridge Barton, a culinary haven near Dartmouth, beckons foodies with its exquisite food and drink offerings. This idyllic estate boasts a diverse array of flavours, from locally sourced produce to artisanal delights. Renowned for its exceptional wines, Sandridge Barton Vineyard produces elegant vintages that reflect the terroir of South Devon. Guided tours offer insights into the winemaking process, culminating in tastings that delight the palate.
Indulge in farm-to-table dining at the on-site Circa restaurant that showcases the region’s freshest ingredients, transforming them into culinary masterpieces that tantalize the taste buds. Complement your meal with an impressive selection of wines, carefully curated to elevate your dining experience. Whether savouring a leisurely lunch or exploring a gourmet dinner, Sandridge Barton promises a symphony of flavours that harmonize with its serene surroundings, making it a destination for memorable gastronomic adventures.
The Crab Shell Sandwich Bar in Dartmouth is a coastal culinary gem that captures the essence of the sea in every bite. A Dartmouth stalwart, the Crab Shell has long been the place to go for a crab sandwich in Dartmouth. Tucked away down Raleigh Street you could easily spend the day exploring town and miss it.
Nestled along the picturesque waterfront, this charming eatery specialises in crafting delectable sandwiches brimming with the freshest crab meat. The menu showcases a symphony of flavours, from zesty and tangy to rich and buttery, all encased in artisanal bread. With its relaxed ambiance and stunning views, The Crab Shell Sandwich Bar offers a quintessential Dartmouth experience, inviting both locals and visitors to savour the essence of the ocean in a uniquely satisfying way.
Dartmouth Farmers Market is a vibrant tapestry of local flavours and community spirit. Held in the heart of town, the market showcases the best of Devon’s bounty. Stalls brim with organic produce, artisanal cheeses, freshly baked goods, and handcrafted delights. It’s a gathering place where farmers, bakers, and artisans share their passions, fostering connections between producers and consumers. The market’s lively atmosphere, coloured by live music and friendly chatter, embodies Dartmouth’s welcoming essence. Every visit is a chance to immerse yourself in the region’s rich culinary heritage while supporting local growers and creators.
Bringing a touch of Mexican flair to the area, The Taco Shack is a food stand that serves up a tantalising array of tacos bursting with authentic ingredients and creative combinations.
The tacos are made using handmade corn tortillas, fresh, local (where possible) produce and all their sauces are homemade. From succulent meats to fresh veggies, each bite is a fiesta of textures and tastes. With a laid-back ambiance and a dedication to quality, The Taco Shack invites locals and visitors alike to embark on a flavoursome journey that celebrates the spirit of Dartmouth’s coastal charm with a zesty twist.
Part deli, part takeaway and part unique dining experience, Jenny Koos in Dartmouth is the place to explore and enjoy quality, locally sourced produce and homemade fusion foods.
This cosy gem is an ode to homemade goodness, offering a diverse array of local produce to browse and shop as well as a menu brimming with locally sourced delights. From hearty breakfasts to artisanal lunches, each dish is crafted with love and creativity. With a commitment to quality and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, Jenny Koos Kitchen invites diners to savour a taste of Dartmouth’s heart and soul, with a unique Asian fusion twist.
Michael Sutton’s Cellar in Dartmouth is a wine lover’s oasis, nestled in the heart of this coastal town. With a curated selection of fine wines from around the world, it’s a haven for enthusiasts seeking exceptional bottles and expert guidance. The cellar’s inviting ambiance and knowledgeable staff create a unique shopping experience, whether you’re a connoisseur or just starting your wine journey. From rare vintages to contemporary classics, Michael Sutton’s Cellar offers a taste of luxury and a chance to explore the world of wine in the charming setting of Dartmouth.
The team also hold many fun foodie events in their renovated barn. In the past, they have held a variety of events including wine tasting evenings with winemakers, pop-up suppers with local chefs and private birthday/anniversary parties.
For those who appreciate a well-crafted pint, Bays Brewery is a must-visit. Located just a stone’s throw away from Dartmouth, this independent brewery prides itself on producing high-quality, traditional ales.
Dartmouth Ice Cream Company
Proudly making and serving ice cream since 1928, the Dartmouth Ice Cream Company still make all their delicious flavours at their on-site dairy in the heart of Dartmouth. With over 50 flavours of ice cream and sorbets, you’ll find 22 delicious varieties at their flagship store, ‘The Good Intent’ in the town.
Proudly vegan, organic and Dartmouth-based, Clive’s Pies are famous for their award-winning plant-based pies, quiches, tarts and nut roasts. Their delectable creations embrace local flavours and offer a comforting culinary experience, satisfying cravings in every bite.
Dartmouth and its surrounding areas are a haven for food and drink enthusiasts, offering a delightful range of experiences for every palate. From vineyards and breweries to seafood suppliers and distilleries, the culinary scene here is a celebration of the region’s rich heritage and natural abundance. Whether you’re sipping on a glass of locally produced wine, indulging in freshly caught seafood, or exploring the intricate flavours of handcrafted gin, Dartmouth’s food and drink producers are sure to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds and memories.
Dartmouth loves to celebrate its food – read all about the fantastic food and drink the region has to offer here.
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