If you want to sit in ‘a little bit of Venice’ then come to “Waterside Bistro”:http://www.watersidebistro.com/ in Totnes, Devon!
It has a lovely setting overlooking the ‘Mill Tail’ which used to power the water wheel of Totnes town mill. The coffee is some of the best that I have tasted and the food varied and attractively served. I can especially recommend the garlic, cheese bread and the squid rings which are light and tender and served with salad. The fillet steak is amazing – though not cheap!
A great place to while away an afternoon over a glass of wine – or two.