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Gara Rock, Salcombe, Devon

Gara Rock

4.5
4.5
522 Reviews
£41 and over
British
Enjoy our new 2024 dining spaces and menus.

The Restaurant at Gara - Capturing those special occasions and great dining experiences. Offering a tasting menu and set a la carte in our 2 rosette restaurant - please be advised four legged friends are not permitted - reservations essential.

Gara Kitchen - Relaxed dining in our new casual Gara Kitchen Restaurant - four legged friends welcome, reservations advisable.

From land to sea, we like to keep it local, wherever we can. Executive chef Paul Hegley delivers seasonal dishes featuring ingredients from near by producers and our own kitchen garden. A great view, fantastic service, comfortable surroundings, luxury without pretention at its best.

To see our sample menus please pop across to our page
https://www.gararock.com/eat-drink/restaurant/

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British, Contemporary British, Fine cuts
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 08:00–10:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–14:30 Dinner Daily 18:00–20:30
  • Phone number
    01548 845946
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Paul Hegley
  • Area
    Salcombe
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 522 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Devon

    Best Ambience

  • Devon

    Child-friendly

  • Devon

    Innovative

  • Devon

    Great for fine wines

  • Devon

    Great for scenic views

  • Devon

    British

  • South Devon

    Most Booked

522 Reviews
  1. GREGORYB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vue incroyable, plats délicieux et service très sympa.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great staff, overall perfect experience

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  3. Sophie

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was absolutely delicious! The tastes were incredible and service faultless, so overall a fab experience.

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  4. Albert

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning location, delicious and beautifully presented food, superb service. Well done. Good luck with the more casual dining area you’ve added, we think it’s a good idea and a better and hopefully more profitable use of your space.

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  5. NicolaH

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Underwhelmed after prebooking for a 60th birthday 3 months in advance, poor table in restaurant with no view with other vacant tables felt we had been sidelined for staying guests, dietary requirements not delivered and had to send back meal, meaning while party could not eat together, costly for average but ‘pretty’ meal. Have had better for much less, coastal view amazing for coffee outside

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  6. JoannaJ

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful venue with fantastic locally produced food.

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  7. paulb

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were so accommodating with us and toddler for Sunday lunch Great food and fab staff Thank you and highly recommend

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  8. ChristineD

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A most delicious Sunday lunch, in one of our favourite locations.

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  9. NeilM

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful views and great food with friendly staff though prices are somewhat top end of what was expected.

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  10. AndyE

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious experience all round! Very friendly staff and amazing food!

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  11. Phil

    Devon

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service took forever and had to prompt staff to take order and then hot drinks came (after a long time) but hot drinks 10mins apart from cakes. £6 for a small average tasting brownie and £4.50 for a black coffee - the 12.5% service charge was the last straw 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

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  12. DeborahF

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb spot, interesting menu, great ambience and pleasant staff, let down by an excessively long wait for food and drinks.

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  13. NickyS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing Michelin-star worthy meal at Gara Rock with the best views in the area.

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  14. Albert

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely no complaints - wonderful setting, beautifully presented cocktails and food, friendly efficient staff. Very happy to pay the price.

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  15. SimonD

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really superb lunch at the Gara Rock after an excellent coastal walk from Salcombe. Couldn't fault it in any way.

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  16. FayeB

    Surrey

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely stunning location overlooking the south hams coastline. Remote and very peaceful. The food was delicious, well presented and fairly priced for this exclusive venue. The service was excellent and very friendly. Will definitely be returning!

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  17. alig

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent as it usually is, the views are also outstanding

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  18. Chocypud

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely place to walk to either by cliff path or walk through the woods from Mill Bay. No real ‘light lunch’ to choose from but we are aware of that we come for the great views and enjoy the fish and chips although we feel the price is tops as I write I think they were £26 . Then walk back taking the ferry over to Salcombe

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  19. RuthP

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food excellent service from knowledgeable staff. Also catered for gluten free on request, this was not obvious on the menu though. Good size portions even though it is an al a crate menu. Overall very good, ate twice during a four night stay.

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  20. EmmaB

    Gloucestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic meal for 15 of us! It really was a lovely lunch, in every way. Thank you to all the staff at Gara Rock.

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  21. BPutnam

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great food but it's just incredibly expensive when you compare it to other similar hotels in Devon/Cornwall. For us the cost of the meals has put us off staying again. We would rather Watergate bay or a pig hotel.

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  22. KevinC

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Overpriced food and terrible service, very disappointed as this supposed to be a date lunch.

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  23. IanS

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a two course Sunday lunch and the food was very tasty indeed, especially the starter We have wanted to eat here for ages and it was well worth the wait. We walked from North Sands via the East Portlemouth ferry. Our dog loved it too, and the staff were very friendly and welcome to us and our dog.

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  24. CharlieD

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great sunday lunch - delicious food, good service, beautiful environment with views to die for !

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  25. RachelD

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely setting, great service, excellent food, recommended.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal in a beautiful setting with great service. Prices are high, but justifiably so

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Gara although the price of food from the carte looked expensive but the 3 course festive menu was superb

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  28. RaoulA

    Hungary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the staff were brilliant. Went for partner’s birthday and they treated us perfectly. Amazing cocktails and food. Will defo come again!

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  29. TimM

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very Good food and wine list with great friendly service…

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  30. LouiseS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Charging £17 for a burger - fries should be included. Lots of staff but poor service meant hot drinks waiting to be served and thus getting cold. Expensive but good food but poor service lets it down.

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  31. RobS

    South Wales

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordered soup to start. It arrived cold!. Asked the waitress if it should be hot and she said yes. She took the cold soups away to get them replaced. In general the service was not good during our dinner. The waitresses are young and seem to lack experience - there was something definitely missing with the service. They are all very pleasant, but a bit too relaxed considering the prices you are paying.

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  32. Misty

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful presentation, beautiful flavours and beautiful location.

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  33. George

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Chicken bites and bread were fantastic! However it took 1hr & 15mins for the mains arrived. The burger was good but a little on the small side. Overall, would definitely go back.

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  34. Jane

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a generally lovely stay at Gara Rock. I little annoying to get there at 3:15 and be told our room wasn’t ready and wouldn’t be ready for another 20 minutes, despite check in being at 3pm. No complimentary drinks offered whilst we waited… Room was lovely and evening meal was absolutely delicious.

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  35. RobertF

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and service with friendly staff. Comfortable surroundings and great sea views..

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  36. Sarah

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another wonderful lunch at Gara Rock after a lovely walk along the coast path from the East Portlemouth ferry. Food was delicious and waitresses were really friendly and attentive.

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  37. LisaA

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was the best I’ve had in a very long time, I can not recommend Gara Rock enough - it was just amazing , and in a gorgeous setting with very friendly and professional staff. We only planned to eat there one evening and try other restaurants around Salcombe but changed it to two because of the quality and how superb it was.

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  38. NicolaW

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely brilliant Sunday lunch ! We’ll be back ……

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  39. CaroleH

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited the restaurant as a family to celebrate a recent occasion and it was an amazing setting, huge windows with lovely views of the coast and sea. We opted for the Gara Rock roast of the day, which was cooked to perfection, with all the trimmings and delicious roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding. We all had different starters and it was thumbs up from everyone for those, but sadly no room for pudding this visit as the portions were very generous. Something for the next visit! A lovely restaurant, excellent food, and staff who are very friendly, helpful and professional.

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  40. CaroleH

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent with a range of interesting and tempting choices, the quality was excellent, with creative menu choices and ingredients, a lovely presentation and taste through and through. The staff are friendly, helpful, professional and the restaurant setting is comfortable and casual with stunning views from huge windows, looking out to the coast and sea. We thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant and food.

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FAQs

Gara Rock is rated 4.5 stars by 522 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Gara Rock

Gara Rock Hotel, Salcombe, Devon TQ8 8FA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Salcombe
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 08:00–10:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–14:30 Dinner Daily 18:00–20:30
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British, Contemporary British, Fine cuts
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Paul Hegley
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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