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“Frustrating and inflexible booking system, but well worth persevering”
Review of The Crab Shed

The Crab Shed
Ranked #1 of 42 Restaurants in Salcombe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$41
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Voted "Best Restaurant 2015" by Food & Drink Devon. The Crab Shed is a new waterside seafood restaurant near The Fish Quay in the heart of Salcombe, Devon. Our restaurant sits alongside our very own Crab Factory where we produce 100% hand-picked crab meat, crab cakes and crab stock for our bisque and sauces. All our fish arrives daily from sustainable stocks from "Day Boats" that land to local Fish Markets, mainly Plymouth and Salcombe.
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Experienced inflexible booking system in both high season and low season. I feel that this could be a deterrent to newcomers. Since the location is not central, people may not just turn up on chance and thus booking would make sense. It is, however, an attractive location, right by the water. Plus you can eat indoors or al fresco on a balcony.
The menu and food are excellent. Recently my wife had the fresh fish special, a really fresh, sizeable fleshy plaice with simple decoration. My bouillabaisse was outstanding, advertised accurately as a Devon version of the classic. It was a tasty meal in itself.
The wine list is simple but very agreeable.The staff are welcoming and nicely informal. A restaurant to return to and often

1  Thank michael e
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

I have been meaning to write this review for quite some time but have never found a quiet moment till now. This whole place exudes charm and a casual approach, something which is definitely not reflected in the cooking, which was spot on and beautifully presented.

Fish and shell fish always require a special touch and the just right technique - if you miss them dishes become non-descript! Here they have it in abundance - outstanding quality and cooking. Go, go go to this place - you will not be disappointed,

2  Thank Jeffrey C
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We had been told about this restaurant by friends so decided to visit.

We had a warm welcome from Kelly and were quickly seated.
The choices on the menu were restricted as the fishermen had been unable to leave Salcombe harbour.

We had boulibasse to start which was really good and then crab and lobster again excellent.

The warm friendly atmosphere ensures we shall return.

1  Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Our daughter booked a table a week ago for a special lunch on 31 Jan 17. The day before they left a message - no business this week so we are not opening on 31 Jan. No real apology, no helpful advice where we might try, just suggested we come the next day!! What is the point of booking, maybe if they were open they would get some customers.

4  Thank Woodpecker1955
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

This place is a must if visiting Salcombe. Food was very fresh and the best meal we had over our long weekend by far. Great choice of specials and wine list. Crab is so fresh as well as the mussels, squid and the side salad with beetroot is very tasty. Highly recommend trying this place.

1  Thank Pstebbs
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