We are delighted to say that, in accordance with Government guidelines, our restaurant is open for business.

To enquire about a table booking, please complete our online table booking enquiry form here>


Please note that, in accordance with Government guidelines, we are not accepting bookings for groups of more than 6 people

Since announcing our restaurant re-opening, we have received a very high level of enquiries. Thank you so much for your support - it is very much appreciated! However, it is taking us some time to work through all the enquiries, so please bear with us - we're responding just as quickly as we can.

Safety First
The safety and health of our staff and guests are uppermost in our minds; please be assured that we are adhering to government standards for hygiene protocols and social distancing measures. In the event of any changes in public health guidance, we'll post information here and on our Facebook and Instagram pages - please check back for announcements.

About The Crab Shed Salcombe

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

Crab Shed 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.

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

The Crab Shed'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 the Crab Shed's restaurant menus, we supply this delicious, fresh crab meat to discerning restaurants, hotels, pubs and delicatessens across South Devon.

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.

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 The Crab Shed'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

The Bake House Salcombe - deliciously fresh sourdough bread

Salcombe Dairy - award winning ice creams and sorbets

South Devon Chilli Farm - passionate about growing (and cooking, eating and talking about) chillis

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

Prime local beef from quality local butchers


Food Blogger Lucy Tomlinson shares her super Thai crab cake recipe with us.

We teamed up with Lucy Tomlinson, food blogger for a crab chat and to taste her delicious crab recipes.

New Crab&Go takeaway service opens on Friday 19th June

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