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“Fantastic view”
Review of TJ's Restaurant

TJ's Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 186 Restaurants in Paignton
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Amazing views, fantastic food and really friendly service, this is what all the reviews on trip advisor had said about tj's. So me and hubby decided to book a table, although very busy we managed to get a table with the view of the harbour courtesy of our very helpful hostess who went out of her way to reserve the table for us, the staff were very friendly and the food excellent we couldn't have asked for a better service and knew the reviews were spot on. And we will definitely return there when we are next on holiday in Devon.

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1  Thank Nargis M
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Although busy, they accommodated us without a reservation. Did not wait too long to be served. Food reasonable value for money, view excellent, as is the surroundings.
Can be accessed by a steep staircase from the harbour, or level access from the upper road. Toilets are down a flight of stairs.

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Thank Fossil01
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Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

TJs is a gem in a very average English seaside town. Wonderful hosts who go the extra mile, amazing view/ position and sensational food. Keep it up, you deserve every success.

Thank Geoff J
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Great, creative kitchen and excellent service. We called ahead since they are currently the #1 restaurant on TripAdvisor for Paignton. We determined this was deservedly so, though (of course) we did not try all the others. I've eaten in a number of very high-end restaurants over the years, so I'm not checking the "one of the best meals ever" box, but it comes close. Along with the good food, they have a splendid view of the old harbor, which we enjoyed on the lovely summery evening when we visited (18 June 2014).

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Thank LowellMontgomery
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We visited TJs twice while stopping in Goodrington recently. The first time we got a table straight away inside but with a view of Paignton Harbour. The second time was a Saturday night and although fully booked they very kindly managed to fit us in. We sat and enjoyed a drink until a table was ready. We had the following dishes

Lightly Battered Calamari with Lemon Mayo £6.95
TJ’s Deep Fried Chicken Nibbles with Sweet & Sour Sauce £6.45
TJ’s Pork Tenderloin & Apple in a BBQ Scrumpy Pot £6.95
TJ’s Garlic Bread £3.95
TJ’s Spicy Wedges £3.95
Portion of Chips £2.95

All of which were cooked beautifully. We loved the Pork and Apple in a BBQ Scrumpy Pot and the Calamari were really tasty. The second night we had the following desserts
Sticky Toffee Pudding with Clotted Cream and a very nice Passionfriut and White Chocolate Cheesecake. The service was excellent and the staff very friendly. I dont think in all the time we were there any of the staff stood still.

We drank the following Annings Mixed Berry 4.0% 500ml £3.90 and Pilsner Urquelle 4.3% Pint £4.30

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1  Thank KimQueenofQuo
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