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The Crab Shed

Gould Road | The Fish Quay, Salcombe TQ8 8DU, England
+44 1548 844280
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab” (226 reviews)
“seafood” (87 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (23 reviews)
Closes in 23 min
18:00 - 21:00 Hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Gould Road | The Fish Quay, Salcombe TQ8 8DU, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I really having nothing but upmost praise for this hidden gem of a place. If you like seafood then this place is heaven! Go try for yourself I am certain you will not be unimpressed!! Great fresh Locally sourced produce with very good service in...More

Thank 22Macca44
Reviewed 4 days ago

You really will not get better fish in Salcombe than here at The Crab Shed! Our meal was a delight. My wife had simple fish and chips (pollock) and I had the haddock with a crab sauce - both wonderfully cooked and fresh. The only...More

2  Thank freddog108
Reviewed 4 days ago

the welcoming staff and the tremendous menu, it was an outstanding meal, which made all the better for the service we received. The wait was welcome as the preperation and cooking of the food was done by the chef on view and that is how...More

Thank 634lane
Reviewed 5 days ago

The restaurant was fully booked inside but we were encouraged to come back later to get a table outside. We did this and had a great meal of peppered prawns, hake and crab salad. The wine was good as well. Only disappointment was that the...More

Thank coupleone
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have a whole crab each with side salads and fries. We also shared a half bottle of wine which was lovely. The crabs were presented in bowls of butter. It was a test to break the shells and find the meat. Very messy but...More

Thank Pamplmoss
Reviewed 1 week ago

it is wooden, small and in a car park, but food and service excellent. Very small kitchen so they only seem to serve one sitting for dinner, so no waiting for courses. Starters pricey for their size, but mains good value.

Thank Roger L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited recently and had the set starter and main course seafood platter. The starter had lovely scallops in a garlic breadcrumb along with salt and pepper prawns, mussels and lovely crusty bread. Absolutely delicious. The seafood platter for main course was a two tier...More

Thank scottmordue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed lunch here. Beautiful seafood, fresh and well cooked. The staff were friendly and welcoming. My husband had lobster and said it was fantastic. I had the dish of the day- plaice with lemon and capers. Delicious! Thank you

Thank shelpi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a real gem, and a rare find these days. My daughter and I had an early supper there last Saturday. It was raining outside (the heatwave had just broken) and we found it to be cosy and the owner and his staff...More

Thank Claire C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Could not believe the cost for two of £25 for a sea food platter, so much so that I queried the bill as being under charged ! The food quality is just outstanding and the friendly service a bonus. But do remember it is but...More

Thank rogerandjenny
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gould Road | The Fish Quay, Salcombe TQ8 8DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Salcombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1548 844280
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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.
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