Now I don’t claim to be a food blogger but I know when I’ve stumbled across quite the catch with the food, location and interior all being top notch. Therefore the invitation to a seafood restaurant by the sea styled like a beach shack had me hook, line and sinker (sorry I had to!)
The Crab Shack is tucked away up a little road in Teignmouth in Devon. Its praises are sung through word of mouth and the waiting list for bookings shows how popular this little gem by the sea is.
With this view you feel like you are in your own little bit of paradise and the stress of the working day slips away as you sit back, relax and take your first sip from a cold glass of white.
The interior is literally edible; I was prepared to move right in. They have thought of everything – everywhere you look there are gorgeous candles, driftwood, funny little sayings painted on the rafters….it is a feast for the eyes and all appears to have been done with style, taste, love and a fantastic sense of humour!
Now all this is very well but the reason we really came here was for the seafood and I was praying that it lived up to reputation after being lulled into an idyllic state from our surroundings!
Of course it did. Being called the Crab Shack we wanted to try the crab in every form so the soup, parfait and the crab in all its glory were passed around and oohed and aahhed over. I have to try scallops wherever I go and these tasted so fresh as though they had literally come in from the sea, which in fact they had.
The puddings were nothing fancy just simple locally sourced delicious desserts and great choices following the main meals.
What a fantastic hidden treasure that I cannot recommend highly enough. It is not going to break the bank, yet if it were in London I expect it probably would and you would certainly not have the views.
Click here for more info and to see how to book. I would highly recommend getting your booking in asap before they fill up even more on the run up to the festive period.
Leaving the restaurant after a wonderful night with wonderful company and coming out to the twinkly lights- a mixture of boats, houses and stars- it was hard to tell what was what. Our own little bit of paradise indeed.