Crab Shed Salcombe - quayside seafood restaurant at the Fish Quay, Salcombe Harbour


Our quayside restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Pre-booking is essential.
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We've been busy cooking and hand-picking our delicious crab meat, brought to us by local fishing boats, which is available for local collection to enjoy at home. Take a look at our Recipes section for serving suggestions!

About Crab Shed Salcombe

Crab Shed Salcombe offers delicious fresh, locally sourced seafood in Crab Shed Salcombe's relaxed, quayside dining environment in the heart of Salcombe on Devon's beautiful south coast.

Crab Shed Salcombe owners Nick and Nikki Horne, who previously owned an award winning seafood restaurant on the west coast of Scotland, look forward to welcoming you!

Crab Shed Salcombe for relaxed seafood dining overlooking the harbour

Our newly refurbished restaurant's light and bright decor creates a relaxed dining experience. In good weather, the outside deck overlooking Batson Creek is the perfect spot to dine al fresco.

Crab Shed Salcombe's fresh fish and shellfish - including the world famous Salcombe brown crab - are sourced directly from the fishermen who land their sustainable catches here at the Fish Quay in Salcombe.


At Crab Shed Salcombe, here on Salcombe's Fish Quay, we cook and 100% hand pick the top quality local brown crabs landed here.

Crab Shed Salcombe's Chefs then create delicious dishes in the restaurant including the ultimate Salcombe Crab Sandwich, Dressed Salcombe Crab, Crab Shed Bouillabaisse, whole Salcombe Cracked Crab and more.  From boat to quay to plate, there's nowhere fresher.


In addition to starring on Crab Shed Salcombe's restaurant menus, we also sell our 100% hand-picked white and brown crab meat to the general public - perfect for a simple, delicious meal at home, on board a yacht or on a picnic.

So if you are near us here in Salcombe, try out our local collection service - details on our crab@home page.

The Crab Shed Salcombe restaurant - working with the South West fishing community


The Crab Shed first started processing and hand-picking Salcombe crab in 2008. The Crab Shed restaurant then opened in 2014, born from an initiative to support the South West fishing industry and showcase South Devon's fantastic natural seafood larder.

The development of the Crab Shed's restaurant was a successful collaboration between Crab Shed founders - Salcombe Crab Traders - and a number of local organisations.

The Crab Shed Salcombe being built at the Fish Quay

South Devon Coastal Local Action Group - who are committed to funding and investing in economic, environmental and community based projects that encourage innovation and promote the prosperity of the South Devon Coastal Area.

Coastal Communities Fund - who aim to promote sustainable growth and jobs in coastal communities.

South Hams District Council - who allocated the land for Crab Shed Salcombe's restaurant by the water  adjacent to the Fish Quay.

The Crab Shed Salcombe for the best Devon and South West local produce


At the Crab Shed Salcombe our whole way of life is based on the use of the very freshest of local ingredients.

So we are delighted to work with other Devon and South West based companies to bring you the best local produce whenever possible.

Our local suppliers include:

Local suppliers are the key to success at The Crab Shed Salcombe

Salcombe Dairy - award winning ice creams and sorbets

Heron Valley Drinks - delicious artisan juices from Loddiswell, Devon

Cove Vodka - exceptional vodka made from potatoes grown on the family farm in Hope Cove, Devon

Owens Coffee - 100% organic & Fairtrade from their Ivybridge roastery

Salcombe Gin - exceptional gin from just across the creek

Salcombe Brewery Co. - award winning, handcrafted beers from a Devon brewhouse

Rivers Exe & Fowey - high quality, sustainable mussels

Looe, Plymouth & Brixham - freshly landed fish including cod, hake, turbot, bass, pollock, squid and scallops


3 Gold Awards at Devon Food Drink Awards 2023

The Crab Shed Salcombe team look forward to welcoming you this festive season!

Our Crab&Go takeaway service is taking a break over the busy summer period.

The Crab Shed Salcombe hand picked local crab served on the quayside
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