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TJ's Restaurant

44 Cliff Road | Paignton Harbour, Paignton TQ4 6DL, England
+44 1803 527389
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (206 reviews)
“scallops” (36 reviews)
“fish goujons” (14 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Mediterranean, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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44 Cliff Road | Paignton Harbour, Paignton TQ4 6DL, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Was just having a meal in another restaurant and fire alarm went of so we had to leave so arrived at TJs after 9pm but was told they finish taking orders at 9pm but i could not believe how we was treated the kitchen staff...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal here. They do a pre starter had garlic bread cheese and chorizo,delicious. Both had starters and then fish dishes for main. Could not fault anything ,and felt reasonably priced. The staff were so attentive and so nice. .Views fantastic if outside...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a view! So please that we went to TJs - took some family from USA so that they got a real feel for Torbay and they weren't disappointed! The food was delicious as always. My mum was disappointed that they aren't tapas style dishes...More

Thank TamsinExeter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is a real good find. We booked last minute, the host set us back from the other diners knowing we had small children. This was a bonus as our kids can be quite noisy and chatty. Table was ready when we arrived and...More

Thank wittonvas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst visiting Paignton for a weekend decided to give this place a go for my husband's birthday meal, based on other reviews and, of course, the menu choices. I emailed the restaurant direct to confirm table booking as there was a motorcycle festival in town...More

Thank TTy1202
Heather B, Owner at TJ's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your excellent review and high praise of the food. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the whole dining experience - the food, service, atmosphere and of course our spectacular view. We are so pleased you chose TJ's for your husband's birthday celebration and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went down to Paignton for the BMAD weekend and found this restaurant online a few weeks ago so decided to book a table for our last night in the town. I am so glad we did. From walking through the door we were made...More

Thank AnneRuncorn
Heather B, Owner at TJ's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your outstanding review. It was certainly a fantastic weekend with the BMAD festival and fantastic weather. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your meal and TJ's atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you next year. Best regards, Heather

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a find. Lovely warm welcome. Beautiful view. The food was absolutely delicious. Will certainly be returning. Thank you everyone who made our evening perfect.

Thank gramps2013
Heather B, Owner at TJ's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your fab review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your birthday celebrations and dining at TJ's. We look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Heather

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here a number of times now and in my opinion this is arguably the best restaurant in the Bay. The food is consistently of a high standard as is the service. Add to that the view across the Bay towards Torquay and you...More

Thank Aequus68
Heather B, Owner at TJ's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your excellent review and high praise, it means alot to us. I'm so pleased you enjoy dining at TJ's and soaking up the amazing views. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, Heather

Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

2nd visit to this wonderful restaurant, great surroundings, had a table with a fantastic view, fish pie was to die for !! And the wife had a really tasty special fish dish of the day and the desert almost too good for words. Give this...More

Thank Andrew M
Heather B, Owner at TJ's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your excellent review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your evening with us at TJ's and liked our fresh fish dishes and our yummy selection of tasty desserts. I agree - the view of the Bay is fantastic. We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff and helpful staff. The desserts recommended by the waitress were spot on! Food was amazing! Will be returning when next in Paignton!

Thank Andros N
Heather B, Owner at TJ's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your excellent review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed dining at TJ's and we look forward to seeing you again when you are next back 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
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

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Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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
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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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