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TJ's Restaurant

44 Cliff Road | Paignton Harbour, Paignton TQ4 6DL, England
+44 1803 527389
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Overview
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (205 reviews)
“mini desserts” (12 reviews)
“scallops” (36 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, Mediterranean, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
44 Cliff Road | Paignton Harbour, Paignton TQ4 6DL, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

1  Thank Judith H
Reviewed 1 week ago 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! 😁

Thank Kayne P
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

1  Thank zebedeeS_o_t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our friends suggested we visit for dinner, very glad we did. Very good food, I had the steak, very well cooked, very tasty. Friends had the fish in various ways, very impressed. Lovely starters, excellent staff, attentive but not intrusive, prompt and efficient. Local drinks,...More

1  Thank Devon99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overlooking the harbour, this restaurant is in prime position with balcony that must be a wonderful place to be on a warm sunny night of which there have been many this year! Late September is not one of those nights but there is a covered...More

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

Thank you for your interesting review which was a little confusing, but OK. I'm sure you may have eaten haggis somewhere before, but as any Scot will tell you, there is no fish content!!! Our haggis is the best. To ensure it is the genuine...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food - 3 of us ate and we always taste each other’s food - we would honestly have happily eaten any one of the plates served - each dish was so tasty. Lovely staff - fabulous views & a memorable evening overall - highly...More

1  Thank 231RaP
Heather B, Owner at TJ's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your excellent review. I'm so pleased you had a great evening and enjoyed our wonderful flavours. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Heather

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is amazing and cooked fresh. Worth the wait as tasty and chefs style is unique. Bit pricey compared to others bit when you try food you can see why. Service was impeccable too. Definitely our local favourite and will be our special treat time...More

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

Thank you for your great review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed our innovative menu and wonderful flavours, we do enjoy designing and creating new dishes, look out for our new Autumn and Winter menu, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, Heather

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant for a family celebration and we all really enjoyed the food which was excellent quality and very tasty. Furthermore I was really impressed that the staff quickly catered for our 2 small, hungry children bringing out huge plates of food not...More

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

Thank you for your lovely review. Looking after our young diners is always important to us, I'm so pleased the little ones enjoyed their meals and with them settled, I hope everyone else was able to relax and enjoy. It was great to see you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good fish and the staff were very prompt and friendly. The room has a nice atmosphere and offers a good view overlooking the harbour and pier. The desert was impressive, where you chose 3 from a list, delivered in a tapas style. You would...More

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

Thank you for your excellent review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your evening and our selection of dishes. I never get tired of the fabulous views across the bay, it all adds to an all round dining experience. We hope to see you again at...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate there twice during a recent family holiday in Paignton. The wife and I visited on arrival Saturday night and were simply astounded by her plaice and my ling, all locally sourced and cooked and presented to perfection. Booked again to take our daughter there...More

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

Thank you so much for your outstanding review, it means alot to us, and made us quite emotional to hear your very high accolade. It was so lovely to see you back in TJ's for a second visit and enjoying our fish specialties. You made...More

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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 SerenaB1125 | 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Friday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
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
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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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