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TJ's Restaurant

44 Cliff Road | Paignton Harbour, Paignton TQ4 6DL, England
+44 1803 527389
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (206 reviews)
“mini desserts” (12 reviews)
“scallops” (36 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, Mediterranean, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
44 Cliff Road | Paignton Harbour, Paignton TQ4 6DL, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely seating outside overlooking harbour with additional seats inside. Make sure you book to get the best seats. Good selection of food for most tastes and fish of the day sourced from local waters. Owner is also one of the chefs so attention to detail...More

Thank foodlover70702018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived this evening at 8.30 hoping to have a meal. The restaurant was quite empty, only the balcony had customers. I asked the young lad at the counter if we could have a table for two. He sighed and said "not really to be...More

2  Thank Wendy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited while on holiday and for my husbands birthday I had made a booking around a week before and having read the reviews requested the terrace seating Well what a view, helped by the beautiful weather The staff were lovely and...More

2  Thank TerriSurrey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As the title says, tasty but expensive. The seabass and the plaice fish was great. Not worth the near £17 for though. Would return if prices were cheaper as I feel Its not worth the price. Tasty food though but overpriced. The indoor part has...More

1  Thank Jord B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot looking over water . We had to wait over an hour in between courses . I felt sorry for the waiter as he apologised . It appears that the kitchen cannot keep up with the covers in the restaurant. The food was great...More

1  Thank Lorraine2411
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Look st rhe reviews and all look good so of we went The table book for 8.30 and on arrival we were sat down and told we will Collect the drinks order by the owner Waite, while she can past our table 6 times I...More

Thank Peter E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for somewhere special we thought we'd give it a try. We were given a table on the balcony over looking the harbour, a fabulous view, on a lovely sunny evening. The menu was varied and the food cooked and served to a high standard....More

Thank lyn w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh dear this was probably my favourite place in the whole of the West Country but what a disappointment,the food was o k but changed from first rate tapas to run of the mill stuff,charged over £104-00 pounds £114.00 with tip(I refuse to leave any...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Table for four, a return to this fantastic restaurant. As always, a warm and friendly welcome. The trademark of this unparalleled eatery continued with wonderful food, good wine and comfort. At the end a fond heart felt farewell and thank you and not too hefty...More

Thank bell0wsmain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Iv been trying to go to this restaurant for quite a few years now, but my annual trip to this lovely part of south devon has always culminated in the restaurant being closed for a week or the wrong nights being open for me. Hence...More

1  Thank michael g
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Natalie B
29 July 2017|
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Response from Kevin N | Reviewed this property |
When we visited, the menu was clearly annotated with Gluten Free, vegan options etc. I seem to remember seeing quite a few Gluten free options so I think either give them a call or check out the menu online but they have... More
Richard G
19 July 2017|
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Response from Serena B | Reviewed this property |
Summer holidays start on Monday. Best thing to do is to phone TJ's and ask them.
Mark M
25 June 2017|
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Response from Sheila W | Reviewed this property |
No - TJ's only open at around 6.00 in the evening as far as I remember
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Cliff Road | Paignton Harbour, Paignton TQ4 6DL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Paignton
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 527389
  • E-mail
We pride ourselves on having a unique combination of menus; with our Tapas style menu consisting of over 25 smaller portion dishes that can be ordered individually as a starter or in multiples to provide a complete meal - a very social and interactive style of dining, promoting lively debate between couples, families or groups until a compromise is reached concluding everyones preferences. This runs alongside our 'Chefs One Plates Menu', vastly different in content, these main courses always including a succulent Steak. These frequently changing dishes focus on our chef's culinary and artistic skills creating thoughtfully flavoured and beautifully presented meals. Lovingly prepared to order, using, as often as possible locally sourced fresh seafood, meat and vegetables.
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