Enjoy a BBQ on The English Riviera

It’s National BBQ Week (27th May - 2nd June 2019), a UK wide celebration of one of the nation’s favourite past times - cooking and eating outside, surrounded by your closest friends and family!

Sample some of The English Riviera’s top restaurants and eateries serving grilled or barbeque themed dishes or enjoy some alfresco dining and the stunning landscape which forms part of the UNESCO Global Geopark and Devon’s beautiful bay.

The Cary Arms & Spa, Torquay

BBQ at the Cary Arms in Torquay

Enjoy some gastro fine dining with the Lobster BBQ available on Saturday lunch times throughout the summer at The Cary Arms & Spa. There are two sittings and on sunny Saturdays the bar will be open for al- fresco cocktails and aperitifs.  The Cary Arms & Spa is a boutique hotel set within a secluded and remarkable position, overlooking Babbacombe Bay and Oddicombe Beach with unrivalled fantastic views. Reservations are required for the Lobster BBQ which is available each week until 28th September.

On the Rocks Smokehouse & Grill, Brixham

The team at On the Rocks love barbeques and combine delicious fresh local produce with great, smoky flavours. You’ll find smoked and slow cooked dry aged and free-range meats and the finest locally sourced seafood from England’s Seafood Coast, prepared in an American-style wood pellet fired smoker and BBQ pit.  There are amazing views across the quaint Brixham Harbour, the fishing town and towards Tor Bay as you tuck into a lavish midday lunch or early evening meal.

The Harvester, Torquay & Paignton

This is a great choice if you are planning to take the family out for a reasonably priced, great value meal. Sample the mouth-watering dishes on the Global Grill menu including The Pitmaster: a Bourbon-glazed port belly, half rack of ribs glazed in a BBQ sauce and a smoked sausage. There’s plenty of options, with many dietary needs and tastes catered for. The ‘Harvester Recommends’ Kids Menu has a BBQ chicken meal for ages 10 and under so all the family can enjoy a tasty barbecued dish in pleasant and family-friendly surroundings.

The English Riviera’s Green Spaces

We like to encourage visitors to explore our beautiful resort, so why not pick up some tasty Devon produce from a wealth of local food and drink suppliers and head outdoors. Please be aware of the signs that indicate BBQ designated areas and remember to dispose of your litter and barbecue remains responsibly.

Ilsham Valley, a long meadow overlooked by Ilsham Woods in Torquay is a tree-lined grassy expanse with a designated barbecue and picnic area. The valley has plenty of open space for children to run around or play ball games and it’s ideal for large groups.

Preston Green in Paignton is a lovely, family-friendly green, lined with colourful beach huts and just a stone’s throw from the beachfront. There are several water taps dotted along the promenade providing free drinking water and there is a dedicated barbecue area. If you are unsure of where to set up your equipment ask the beach manager, who will be able to direct you.

Living Off the Land with Reach Outdoors  

This is the ultimate outdoor experience if you’re looking for some soft adventure. Based on the English Riviera, the Reach Outdoors adventure experts have over 30 years combined experience so you’ll be in very safe hands. Enjoy learning something unique as the Bush-craft instructors teach you lots of new skills such as making a fire from friction, how to forage from the land and prepare a meal on the camp fire. Tuck in to the fruits of your labour as you sit in an improvised shelter for an authentic back-to-nature experience. A real meaty treat for the very adventurous.

For further information and ideas of things to do visit www.englishriviera.co.uk


Reach Outdoors
Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre
Reach Outdoors

Explore the Geopark’s spectacular coastline with an adventure to remember. Reach Outdoors are the South West’s Adventure Specialists. We provide Coasteering, Kayak Tours, Climbing and Abseiling; with the flexibility to deliver across the Torbay area

The Harvester Paignton
Harvester Paignton, Devon

Looking for a family-friendly pub restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere? Look no further. We're near to Torquay and Marldon and Churston. Our menus include our great selection of grills, meal deals and kids' menus, which means there’s something for all appetites. At Harvester, we have been passionate about creating a family-friendly atmosphere, coupled with freshly prepared food. Our aim is to bring food, friends and family together, with grills, rotisserie chicken, special kids dishes and our famous unlimited Harvester salad bar.  Find our opening times, where the Paignton restaurant is located and how to get there as well as make a table booking or take a look at what you fancy from

Harvester Torquay
Harvester Torquay

Welcome to Harvester, we are proud of our freshly prepared food, warm welcome and relaxing atmosphere. It’s the ideal place for those that seek genuine value, whether for a family meal, a relaxing drink or a bite to eat with friends.

On the Rocks Brixham
On the Rocks Brixham

On The Rocks Smokehouse & Grill is proud to bring you fresh local produce, which has been jam packed with smokey flavours. We are smoking and slow cooking our dry aged and free range meats and fresh Brixham seafood in our American style wood pellet fired smoker. Then we will be cooking on open flames in our charcoal and wood burning BBQ Pit. All of this to give our food the best BBQ flavour possible. Come join us, eat, drink, relax and take in the great views of Brixham Harbour. ‘ENJOYING VIEWS OVER THE STUNNINGLY PICTURESQUE HARBOUR… FISHING TOWN OF BRIXHAM’ We’re all about sourcing local produce and forging strong partnerships with our suppliers.



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