Four of us went for dinner there last night on day five after the hotel had re opened following a major refit. It was certainly worth the wait. The Salcombe Harbour Hotel fills a gap in the restaurant market in Salcombe for fine dining which surprisingly has been missing here for some time.
The decor and ambience of the restaurant are excellent. A New England twist but not too predictable. The food was fantastic. Some original dishes on offer which were beautifully presented. The seafood casoulet was absolutely first class and would compete with any London Michelin star restaurant.
The service was also very good. Nothing too much trouble and plenty of enthusiasm from all the staff and a noticeable team effort to make sure that the new venture is a success.
To be ultra critical, there are still a few snags in the decoration. Also, the view of the harbour is obscured by a curtain which has been put up temporarily to hide the crane and scaffolding while the building of the hotel and apartments is being completed.
3 courses + wine, four cocktails and coffee came to £242 including service which compares very favourably with other top end restaurant in the area but the food here is significantly better.
The restaurant was half empty but my guess is that soon you will need to book well in advance for a table. Will definitely be back.
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