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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%
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“tapas” (206 reviews)
“mini desserts” (13 reviews)
“scallops” (36 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Mediterranean, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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44 Cliff Road | Paignton Harbour, Paignton TQ4 6DL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Turned up without a reservation last Saturday, with my eldest daughter and my mother so a truly multigenerational bunch. Although it became apparent later that they were clearly fully booked we were early (18:30) so they managed to squeeze us in. Food was great, two...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank SimonO379
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to TJs a few times. It has never disappointed and always maintains excellence in service and quality of food. It has fabulous views and great atmosphere. Last night we had another exceptional meal. The best oysters I have had since living in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Derek H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have had a fantastic meal tonight. Emailed ahead and booked which is recommended, mentioned my wife’s birthday and they dressed the table for us. Very special evening and many thanks to the staff.

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank pde2009
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Many thanks to Heather and Mike Bruce for an amazing evening at TJ's. The meal was the best we have ever had. It was so full of tantalising flavours, and portion sizes were excellent. We all ordered different meals, and everyone was overawed with the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank bettymerthyrtydfil
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Phone at 3 Sat afternoon,I was offered sitting time 6-6.30- 7 or after 8, Chose 6.30.We chose our drinks, we chose starters,fish of the day cooked 3 different ways we had Bass and Hake,a sweet,coffee,under£80.This is the best meal we'd had out for a while.Thank...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank 859SteveS859
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We go to this lovely place every time we are Down visiting here each year and it's so so nice place to visit

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Steve F
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Nice welcome, attentive staff, all dishes were perfect. And with spectacular view. Presentation and taste of find dinning for normal price. I highly recommed this place.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mhk2222
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Went to a wedding dinner at this restaurant last night. It was our first visit to TJ's and we will definitely go back. We had so many wonderful dishes, a sort of Taster Menu and every dish was unfailingly delicious. The cooking is innovative, well...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Judith H
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

As soon as we arrived we was welcomed from the staff! Great customer service 10/10. My opinion the best restaurant in Paignton! Best steak iv ever had in my 28 year old life! 😁

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank kaynep69
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely meal on our first night in Paignton. Great views from the harbour over to Torquay in the distance. To start I had the crab gateau, my husband had mussels. We both had sea bass mains, mine came with Bombay potatoes & the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank zebedeeS_o_t
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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
19 July 2017|
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Response from SerenaB1125 | 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 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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