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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” (193 reviews)
“mini desserts” (10 reviews)
“scallops” (33 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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1 - 10 of 988 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

having googled this restaurant, as it was my husband's birthday whilst in Paignton, i was extremely pleased with my choice . i called days prior to ask for a birthday cake to be arranged, i expected a run of the mill birthday cake, but, oh...More

Thank niarostron
Reviewed 2 days ago

It has been a while I wanted to try this place. The décor and the view are appealing indeed. However, the food is extremely simple. Plus our order took ages to come (For some brie with beetroot, nuts, figs and some dressing!) and when it...More

Thank misslatam
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely place food and drinks amazing but a bit pricy. Staff were nice and friendly 😁 And to top it off sat opposite the docs lovely place

Thank Angd72
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really nice restaurant. A good choice of tapas and fish specials, lots of it and very tasty. The staff were also lovely. We had a great evening.

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a great find at the end of a long day of traveling! Small outdoor seating area overlooking the harbor was inviting. Very helpful staff! We sampled one of the appetizers over a couple of beers...delicious dipping sauces. The calamari was excellent and the...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were staying nearby, what luck! We were staying in Paignton for 2 nights and we ate at TJ's both nights! Great food, lovely atmosphere, friendly service and fantastic food! Oh and did I say the view wasn't bad either ;-)

Thank 1Love777
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant with friends and it really is a hive of busyness. The waiters and waitresses were hard working in a restaurant which was being stretched to its maximum. The menu is very unusual with a difficult range of choices, totally unusual...More

1  Thank dtredhead
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food, great service and brilliant location. It is a cafe style eatery which is relaxed and very friendly.

1  Thank johnlizetal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Honesty is always the best policy !! So honestly what an outstanding place!! From the first time I emailed TJs for a 40th party the staff were so accommodating. Nothing was to much trouble. The surrounding are what I would call Devon! From the music...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely evening with family and friends for husband's birthday, and had a really good time. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was great! As it was a nice evening we sat on the balcony overlooking the harbour, and as...More

1  Thank torbaylady
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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

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
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
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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