Cary Arms

(73 Reviews)
Babbacombe Beach, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LX
British, Seafood

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Restaurant description

Perched on the picturesque Torquay coastline, Cary Arms is a charming rustic English countryside pub and hotel. Seconds from the beach, this gastropub serves a selection of luxurious dishes made with seasonal ingredients, with a focus on fresh seafood caught in the sparking blue waters right outside.

Gourmet British and European flavours feature on the Cary Arms menu, starting off with seafood delicacies like the half pint of shell-on prawns, served with tomato salsa and dill mayonnaise. Hearty home-style favourites include chicken, leek and mushroom pie with dauphinoise potatoes, seasonal vegetables and red wine jus, and succulent tastes from the grill can be found in the fillet of west country beef with onion rings, mushrooms, chips, bacon and peppercorn jus.

Luxurious desserts at Cary Arms in Torquay include treats such as lemon and thyme drizzle cake with lemon curd and clotted cream, as well as inventive creations like coconut cream pudding with mango and chilli salsa and passionfruit sorbet. There is a fine whisky selection with single malts from across Scotland, and a wine list filled with expertly selected vintages.

A stunning coastal setting for gourmet recipes, Cary Arms is housed in the same building as a luxury spa. Central Torquay is just a 9-minute drive away.

Customer reviews for Cary Arms
4.4
(based on 73 reviews)

96%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (14)
  • al fresco (27)
  • breakfast (7)
  • business (7)
  • child friendly (7)
  • dinner (52)
  • entertainment (4)
  • large parties (4)
  • lunch (44)
  • luxury (19)
  • private dining (15)
  • romantic (34)
  • trendy (5)
  • value (10)
  • views (59)
  • By Hazel S from Torquay
    9 November 2019

    Top Class

  • By Lisa C from ibstock
    13 October 2019

    It the best experience but views amazing

  • By Petra A from Hitchin
    28 September 2019

    Went to celebrate my friend’s 70th birthday and the experience was all that she could have wished for. Nice attentive but not over the top service. Food delicious, crab, prawns, mussels fresh and yummy. Requested a window seat, given without issue and even gave a complimentary drink for the birthday girl. Homemade fudge with coffees also very tasty. Will definitely be back.

  • By Camilla G from Wimborne
    20 September 2019

    Fantastic food and atmosphere. Defo be back. Thankyou. X

  • By Liz B from Trusham
    30 August 2019

    I’m afraid it was mediocre at best . The service was average , queuing at the bar for food when it’s an expensive meal when you’re sat in the restaurant is just nuts you’re not a cheap place to eat . When I voiced this to the gentleman when I paid the bill he seemed shocked at the mere mention that I was less than delighted . The meal for 3 of us cost £85 and one was a child ! We won’t be back I’m afraid

  • By Kyal D from Torquay
    22 August 2019

    Good service,all staff polite.beutifull view's

  • By Mike C from Bishopsteignton
    20 August 2019

    Very nice meal, a few extras included. Sensible portion sizes and high quality. Also very good service.

  • By Alice J from Babbacombe
    4 August 2019

    We sat in the POD private dining area and it was a lovely spot!! We ordered two goat's cheese salads and a salmon and crayfish salad - all of which were delicious!

  • By Tim P from London
    26 July 2019

    My wife and I stayed at the Cary Arms for six nights and dined in the restaurant on five of them. We also had breakfast there each morning, several lunches and an afternoon tea. The food was good, particularly the fish main courses. The service was usually excellent - thanks especially to Jack, Tony and Anne Marie. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals at the Cary Arms.

  • By David E from Heckmondwike
    23 July 2019

    Superb venue excellent food

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Cary Arms
Babbacombe Beach, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LX

Available offers

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  • Festive Party Dinner Menu (Fridays and Saturdays) £34.50 per person
  • Festive Party Dinner Menu (Monday-Thursday + Sunday) £29.50 per person
  • Festive Party Lunch Menu on weekends- £29.50 per person
  • Festive Party Lunch on weekdays £24.50 per person

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