Cary Arms & Spa Restaurant


Beach Road, Torquay, TQ1 3LX
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About Us

At Cary Arms & Spa, we serve gastro food cooked simply. The watchwords in the kitchen are fresh­ness and seasonality, underpinned by a deep-rooted respect for the sur­rounding waters and land. The specials board changes daily reflecting Devon coast and Devon country in equal measure. Expect superb Devon beef, Lyme Bay lobster and line caught seafood. Food to rival the best.

Hungry walkers, families, friends and travelling food­ies - this is a place where even a pint of prawns is done with panache. Dine outdoors in the warmer months and watch south Devon life in the bay unfold. In cooler weather, choose something comforting and slowly cooked from the seasonally changing menus. The best quality local ingredients cooked simply and expertly explain why we are one of the best places to eat in South Devon!

Dining is relaxed and cosy in the inn, still holding the charm and character of when it was built in the 1880s. Charmingly restored, the historic inn is warmed by a log burner on cooler days. 

For special occasions in those summer months a sure-fire way to impress your guests is to book the Captains Table, seating six, or the Pod, seating four, probably two of the best tables in Devon!

Seating up to eight people, our Wheel House, with panoramic sea views enclosed by original stone walls is the perfect place to celebrate all year round.

At lunchtimes enjoy the traditional service of a traditional English Inn, order at the bar from our friendly staff and take your time watching the world go by.

For a more formal service join us in the evening and be waited on by our team of local staff who will go out of their way to give you an experience to remember.

Join us on a Saturday evening for the chance to enjoy dinner whilst listening to our resident pianist or if you are after something more lively and informal why not book your Sunday roast with us for which we have a live guitar vocalist every other Sunday. 

If you are looking for something special why not book into one of our Gastro Nights with menus specially designed for the occasion by Head Chef Steve Poyner and paired to wines chosen by Head Sommelier Antony Rios.

Although we are lucky enough to be located on the Jurassic Coast, perched on the edge of one of Devon’s most beautiful bays, parking is available in a public pay and display car park a short distance from our front door. Please be aware this car park can fill up during high season.

Recommended in The Good Food Guide and in the Michelin Eating out Guide

Food is served from: 12.00pm - 3.00pm & 6.30pm - 9.00pm every day with bookings recommended. Call 01803 327110.

The Conservatory can be reserved for private parties seating approximately 32 people



  • AA AwardsAA - 1 Rosette AA - 1 Rosette 2018
  • Regional and MiscellaneousFood Hygiene Rating - 0 Food Hygiene Rating - 0 2013

Opening Times

2019 - opening (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)


1st Dec 2019 - 23rd Dec 2019

Festive Parties, Cary Arms, Torquay, DevonFestive PartiesFESTIVE PARTIES Celebrate the festive season with friends and colleagues. Enjoy a sumptuous 3 course lunch or dinner in the cosy surrounds of the log-fired Cary Arms. For large parties, our charming conservatory seats up to 22 persons. From 1st December until 23rd December 2019. £24.50 per person…
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Special Offers

    Celebrate the festive season with friends and colleagues.
    Enjoy a sumptuous 3 course lunch or dinner in the cosy
    surrounds of the log-fired Cary Arms. For large parties, our
    charming conservatory seats up to 22 persons.
    From 1st December until 23rd December 2019.
    £24.50 per person Monday-Friday Lunchtime
    £29.50 per person Saturday/Sunday Lunchtime
    and Sunday-Thursday Dinner
    £34.50 per person Friday and Saturday Dinner.
    Lunch 12 – 3pm, Dinner 6.30 – 9pm.
    Booking essential. Pre-orders only.

    Festive Menu
    Buttered Chicken Liver Parfait
    served with toasted granary bread and a red onion jam

    Smoked Salmon
    served with tomato and dill salsa and toasted chestnuts

    Baked Brie
    served with cranberry sauce and seasoned flat bread

    Honey Roasted Parsnip Soup
    topped with walnut oil
    Oven Roasted Turkey Parcels
    filled with stuffing and cranberry served with garlic and thyme potatoes, pigs in blankets and a red wine jus

    Mushroom and Brie Filo Parcels
    served with roasted vegetables and a cranberry sauce

    Oven Baked Fillet of Hake
    served with hassle back potatoes, butternut squash and swede puree and a mussel and garlic cream sauce

    Top Side of Beef
    served with roasted potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and a red wine jus
    Boozy Xmas Pudding
    served with brandy sauce

    Sticky Toffee Pudding
    served with honeycomb ice cream and a
    butterscotch sauce

    Apple and Blackberry Crumble
    served with vanilla ice cream

    Salted Caramel Pannacotta
    with candied walnuts

    More offers like this - English Riviera Eating Out Offers


Road Directions

From Torquay Harbour head up the main Babbacombe Road until Babbbacombe Downs Road. The Cary Arms & Spa is on your right just before Babbacombe Theatre

Public Transport Directions

Bus no 22 from Torquay Harbour to Babbacombe, then a short walk.



  • Bar
  • Licensed
  • Serve evening meal

Establishment Features

  • Garden/patio for guests' use

Key Features

  • Unique venue

Parking & Transport

  • Off site parking

Get in Touch

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Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
Telephone 01803 211211

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