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TJ's Restaurant

44 Cliff Road | Paignton Harbour, Paignton TQ4 6DL, England
+44 1803 527389
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Overview
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (205 reviews)
“mini desserts” (11 reviews)
“scallops” (36 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, Mediterranean, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
44 Cliff Road | Paignton Harbour, Paignton TQ4 6DL, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is our third visit to TJ's and, as ever, we weren't disappointed. All 4 of us were delighted with our choices. The flavours were perfevtly balanced and each meal was presented beautifully without unnecessary pomp. The service we received was excellent. If you haven't...More

Thank coastalgirl62
Reviewed today via mobile

Delicious food with an amazing view and very attentive staff. We believe we had the best inside table for the view, although the staff were going in and out of the door to attend to diners on the terrace they were very aware to shut...More

Thank mandyh42
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had calamari and garlic mushroom starter. Brilliant. Sea bass cooked two different ways. Great. Lovely balcony view of the harbour. A bit expensive for no tablecloth, paper serviettes and standard salt and pepper sellers. Hence not 5*. Food, staff and atmosphere top notch.

Thank CazAxminster
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant because it had lots of good reviews. And we were NOT disappointed. I am on slimming world and was given simply baked fish in oven on a bed of warm salad. DELICIOUS! My husband had a great fish and chips....More

Thank chrisandchantal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are in Devon having a long weekend away. Last night we looked around for somewhere that looked nice to eat as it’s our wedding anniversary and came across TJ’s which is in a great spot overlooking the harbour. My husband ordered the lamb which...More

1  Thank Deborah P
Heather B, Owner at TJ's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your excellent review and I am delighted you found us to celebrate your wedding anniversary. I am so pleased you enjoyed your meals while soaking up our amazing views of the Bay. Our fish dishes have been very popular, and as you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nearly didn't going to this restaurant but the wife wanted to and glad she did. It had nice good quality food. Great staff. We sat outside and the views over the local harbour were good aswell. All in all a great little find.

1  Thank WindowCleanerAdam
Heather B, Owner at TJ's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your excellent review. I am so pleased you found us and enjoyed your evening, with good food and amazing views. We look forward to hopefully seeing you again next time you are in Paignton. Best regards, Heather

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was booked a table by my Father for my birthday and it couldn’t have been more special :) they made up the table really nicely and the food was delightful. All waiters and staff were friendly and helpful despite some challenges in the restaurant....More

1  Thank gbear421
Heather B, Owner at TJ's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your excellent review. It was a delight to have you at TJ's, and so lovely for you to be treated by your father. I am so pleased you enjoyed your meal, and we look forward to seeing you next time you are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely, friendly place to sample the freshest of fish. Gluten free options available, and as a coeliac it is very important to be confident when eating out.More

2  Thank Carol C
Heather B, Owner at TJ's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your excellent review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your meal and found plenty of gluten free options on our menu. Our fresh fish is always very popular, with a range of dishes to choose from (mostly gluten free). We look forward...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Turned-up on the evening of the Torbay Airshow. The whole of Paignton was mobbed! Initially told that they were fully booked. This was because their kitchen is quite small and their main priority is to under-promise and over-deliver - a very good policy I must...More

2  Thank B5869URrobertd
Heather B, Owner at TJ's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your excellent review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your evening, the food, the service and our amazing view of the Bay. I'm so pleased you were able to bear with us over our busy period and returned later in the evening...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently stayed in Paignton and booked table at TJ's. well worth it. Service was excellent and food top quality.

Thank daven1122
Heather B, Owner at TJ's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your fab review. I am pleased you enjoyed your evening at TJ's restaurant. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in Paignton. Best regards, Heather

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Natalie B
28 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
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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.
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
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
Description
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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