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The Laughing Monk Restaurant

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Totnes Road, Strete, Dartmouth TQ6 0RN, England
01803 770639
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Family owned restaurant, relaxed atmosphere, serving the best local...
Family owned restaurant, relaxed atmosphere, serving the best local produce available. We are not a fine dinning restaurant but serving great food is our passion
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food value and service

After a mistaken booking with The Seahorse it was a pleasure to be served at the Laughing monk A starter of scallops with pumpkin puree shared and then the John Dory special was delicious finished with a sorbet of Pear and Elderflower .Good value for this quality and service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
willowridge2015
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Wanaka, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

After reading the reviews on tripadvisor, we decided to dine here on the last night of our holidays. Be aware that there is very little parking space, and with my mobility problems, this became our first issue We were greeted by a member of staff & seated at a table near the toilets, which aren't double doored, (not nice ),... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

After a mistaken booking with The Seahorse it was a pleasure to be served at the Laughing monk A starter of scallops with pumpkin puree shared and then the John Dory special was delicious finished with a sorbet of Pear and Elderflower .Good value for this quality and service.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Myself and my partner, ate at this restaurant one night last week, and I found it truly sensational. The atmosphere was wonderful, the staff incredibly friendly. I had the scallops to start with spiced pumpkin puree and it was so tasty I could of eaten 3 more plates. My main course which was a pork belly was cooked to perfection,... More 

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great food matched only by the staff. Recommend the Grilled mixed fish , local ales were very good. Always busy but had a table for us. Frogwell B&B booked for us one night turned up the following couldn't resist!!

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I left it late to book this restaurant, so glad I did because when we arrived the restaurant fully booked sign was up! We started with beautiful home made bread with a garlic & chilli side, divine! Our main courses of fresh fish & steak were both very good. Wine was excellent with a good selection by the glass. Just... More 

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The Laughing Monk happens to be our local restaurant and had heard good reports from locals, but we had never eaten there as we are new to the area. Our first visit was last weekend with our two adult children and we had a fantastic meal and a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The fish meze starter was delicious as were the... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

An old school in this small village has been converted into a stylish, comfortable restaurant, and the chef lives above the shop! The owner of the local store in Strete recommended this restaurant, and we're so glad we took his advice. We found a delightful atmosphere with plenty of space between the tables and excellent service. The wife of the... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Ate here twice this month because it is that good! The seafood tapas starter is a must -which includes a lightly battered squid that is really delicious. The lamb wellington was perfection too and others at the table raved about the monkfish. They obviously use the best, freshest ingredients here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Good food, good wine, good atmosphere! Will eat here again I had the mixed seafood grill, while my friend had the lamb, both were delicious! Would like to try the steak next! P.s fabulous home made chips!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We visited this restaurant twice during our week in Dartmouth and it comes highly recommended - at the time of writing it's the No 1 restaurant in the area on TripAdvisor - not surprising as the food is exquisite and the service first class. Try the seafood tapas starter for two - delicious scallops, squid and trout. Mains range for... More 

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Additional Information about The Laughing Monk Restaurant

Address: Totnes Road, Strete, Dartmouth TQ6 0RN, England
Phone Number: 01803 770639
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmouth  >  Strete
Cuisine: British

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Totnes Road, Strete, Dartmouth TQ6 0RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmouth  >  Strete
  • Phone Number: 01803 770639

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Family owned restaurant, relaxed atmosphere, serving the best local produce available. We are not a fine dinning restaurant but serving great food is our passion

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