Made with Xara Web DesignerIf you are eating in then then the Sainsburys and Asda are about a mile away while there is a small Coop just overv the hill in Chelston where you will also find a range of local shops including a post office, butchers, pharmacy etc.A stay at Cockington Cottages is a special treat so why not enjoy discovering the fantastic range of restaurants we have in the area from the simple and familiar to some of the finest in the West. Rose Cottage is in our village centre, it’s a favourite for an inexpensive al fresco lunch or a delicious cream tea - they have a seasonal piano player and stunning views across the village. Equally as lovely is Weaver's Cottage ‘Tea Shoppe’ although smaller it has a beautiful walled courtyard garden; they specialise in light lunches, top quality Devon cream teas and homemade cakes and is a delightful spot.The famous Lutyens designed Drum Inn (Vintage Inns) restaurant is just round the corner and is ideal for the first night but it would be a shame not to sample at least some of the hundreds of restaurants that Torbay has to offer.If you are looking for something a little more special, there are at least two restaurants that shouldn’t be missed and to avoid disappointment its worth pre-booking -.The Church House Inn is in the next village of Marldon a great pub restaurant. The other treat for fish lovers is Number Seven Fish Bistro down at the harbour, they specialise in local sustainably caught seafood. For a bit of a gourmet special occasion experience then The Elephant again down at the harbour has a Michelin Star.A fully organic lunch or dinner can be had at award winning Riverford Field Kitchens, just the other side of Totnes, where they make the most of their nationally recognised own organic produce to create a fantastic set menu. A great little restaurant where we have eaten many times is the Breakwater Bistro in Brixham - the sunsets are wonderful and the beach side location has some of the best sea views in the Bay - what a delight to dine al fresco on those balmy summers evenings. While in Brixham there are many fish restaurants using the local catch - good value at lunch times. We have discovered a great Indian resaurant in Babbacombe called the Himalaya - we had forgotton how good Indian food could be! Also at Babbocombe is Hanburys who have won ‘best fish and chip shop in the south west’ umpteen times, is in the top 3in the UK and is world famous! For an Italian there is a lively bistro called Amicis while the traditional Biancos is the sister restaurant both near Torquay harbour. Chinese has got to be Yum Sing but my preference is for a Thai restaurant like the Thai Star in Torquay - all these are around the harbour. For the best local afternoon tea it can only ever be Angels on Babbacombe Downs.