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TJ's Restaurant

44 Cliff Road | Paignton Harbour, Paignton TQ4 6DL, England
+44 1803 527389
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (185 reviews)
“mini desserts” (10 reviews)
“scallops” (33 reviews)
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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 yesterday

The food was delicious with a great view and lovely staff. I can thoroughly recommend the moroccan style sea bass. The tapas style desserts are amazing!

1  Thank Ann B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed everything from meal, view of the harbour and friendly attentive service. I ordered the duck whilst everyone else had the steak and cannot fault any of the dishes. Many thanks for the lovely evening.

1  Thank Michaela M
Reviewed 4 days ago

A lovely restaurant over looking the harbour. The food was amazing, but instead of small meals as tapas usually is, the meals are bigger and are for sharing. Would definitely go again.

1  Thank Serena B
Reviewed 4 days ago

excellent food and service, lovely table overlooking Paignton harbour. Staff very good and attentive. Quick service on a busy evening

1  Thank bobgraham10
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went there on Friday 16th June. This was recommended to us by the owners of the Devon House guest house in Paignton. TJ's was really great. The food was very different in an excellent way. The portion for my food was very large & very...More

1  Thank Sheila W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chris & Heather at TJ's offer the warmest of welcome's and from the moment you step through the door your feel all the staff at TJ's are really pleased to see you. The restaurant itself offers a really chilled vibe and the rear of the...More

1  Thank Terry J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food, fantastic service. I can't speak highly enough of this wonderful restaurant and it is a must for anyone visiting Torbay, an absolute must. Everyone was extremely welcoming and attentive. Heather and Andrew could cook for me every night. Do you fancy branching out...More

3  Thank Steven W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic service and food was amazing. We went there for our anniversary and it did not disappoint and has left us with great memories! Whether it is for a special occasion or looking for somewhere in Paignton that has great views and food, then this...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked at short notice tonight and was lucky enough to get a table. We choose from the tapas selection and everything was freshly cooked and nice and hot. My first time of having mussels and having read the reviews of this place, I thought if...More

1  Thank Chesterfrench
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Running out of superlatives... TJ's is just lovely. Chris and the team are so welcoming, we've eaten there countless times, the food and hospitality is second to none and the flavour combinations they create are just tantalising The tapas and set menu dishes are fantastic...More

1  Thank IJCooper
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Mark M
Hi Are you open Monday for lunch ?
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
Mark M
Hi Are you open Monday for lunch ?
25 June 2017|
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Response from Serena B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, it is only open in the evenings. If you type in TJ Tapas Paignton you will be able to check opening hours and days.
Do you need to book on a weeknight? And do you have a high chair? Thank you
11 December 2016|
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Response from tjsrestaurant | Property representative |
hi there, thankyou for your enquiry. this time of year we are open on friday and saturday evenings. when the good weather comes along and we start opening during the week, it is usually advisable to book, especially if you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
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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