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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%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (205 reviews)
“mini desserts” (12 reviews)
“mussels” (52 reviews)
Steakhouse, Seafood, Mediterranean, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
44 Cliff Road | Paignton Harbour, Paignton TQ4 6DL, England
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Reviewed 1 week 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.

2  Thank pde2009
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank bettymerthyrtydfil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank 859SteveS859
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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

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! 😁

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

1  Thank zebedeeS_o_t
Reviewed 6 October 2018 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

2  Thank Devon99
Reviewed 1 October 2018 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

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Heather B, Owner at TJ's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

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

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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
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
24 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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
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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