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The Laughing Monk Restaurant

Totnes Road, Strete, Dartmouth TQ6 0RN, England
01803 770639
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Ranked #1 of 1 restaurants in Strete
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Staying a short taxi ride away we decided to try this restaurant based on previous reviews. Warm welcome and we both liked the setting with well spaced tables. Husband's starter of squid was fine with light batter and tender squid, mine was a tasty crab and prawn cocktail with a nicely flavoured dressing...would have been preferable to have a more... More

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East Midlands
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We were in the area and had read about the "Laughing Monk" so we decided to book in for dinner. The building has a fascinating history, in so far as it was the village School house until the mid 60's after which it was used as a stable for the local farmers horse. It was then a restaurant of sorts... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We visited this restaurant twice over a recent long weekend to Dartmouth (staying in the village of Strete) and found the meals to be more than a fair standard. The restaurant itself can be found in the old school house, which has been converted and decorated/fitted out simply but tastefully. On our first meal we opted for the seafood tapas... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit. Food excellent, service great lovely front of house run by owner. Would recommend to anyone visiting the area. Deserts were pretty special too!

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Birmingham
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Had a lovely meal here last night. Extremely good food and wine and a marvellous local gin. Staff friendly, efficient and knowledgable. I booked on line and heard back in plenty of time. Do try the "ham and egg" starter if it's listed and according to my other half it's the best Stilton he's ever tasted! Roll on Friday.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Good food; huge portions. Seafood tapas particularly good as a shared starter - especially the potted crab and calamari. Decent value for money too. Only slight disappointment was my dessert. The lemon parfait was tasty once it had finally defrosted, but the accompanying meringues were poor. Worth a visit if you're staying locally - we would return.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Saw this place on Trip Advisor and it is just as the majority say - excellent food, especially the fish. After enjoying the breads with olives and sun-dried tomatoes we had the local crab and prawn cocktail and the channel squid for starters. Generally I find squid can be a bit rubbery but this was the best squid I've ever... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We tried The Laughing Monk last year on recommendation and really enjoyed the food, so we returned during another holiday to Dartmouth. If anything, it was even better. The food was excellent, with a shared seafood tapas starter well worth the price. A main of beautifully cooked monkfish tail was so fresh it still contained the tailbone! Not to discourage... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Just returned from a weeks holiday in Dartmouth and we decided to go to The Laughing Monk in Strete near Dartmouth after going there 30yrs ago. It was the best decision we made as the food was excellent and the owners were very helpful. The food was cooked to perfection, I only wish I'd decided on the fish as it... More

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South coast, UK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Really enjoyed the food and service here. A great location. Ordering between 6 and 7pm gives you discounted prices - good value

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