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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, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 217
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
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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
Most recent review
Out of season but...

Visited on a Friday in February. The owner and her helper gave us a warm welcome. The mussels starter and parfait were very good. We had fish as main courses. Both were excellent. The fish platter was mindboggingly good. Very well cooked and plenty of it. My Bakewell tart was terrific. Very well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Chispeee
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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271 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cirencester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited on a Friday in February. The owner and her helper gave us a warm welcome. The mussels starter and parfait were very good. We had fish as main courses. Both were excellent. The fish platter was mindboggingly good. Very well cooked and plenty of it. My Bakewell tart was terrific. Very well run restaurant with an excellent chef.

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Devon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We ate here on Valentin's night. A warm welcome was followed by a struggle to choose from the excellent menu. It was clear that much effort is made to use local produce (something we like). I chose the Dartmoor lamb with Boulangere potato from the Specials Board which was beautifully cooked and tasted superb. My Valentine had Southcoast Brill roasted... More 

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were treated to a stay in a nearby holiday cottage by our children as a present for our 30th Wedding Anniversary and booked into the Laughing Monk for dinner on our first night. The whole experience from the warm and genuine welcome from the lovely ladies at front of house, to the fabulous food was wonderful :-). Our table... More 

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We are local residents and consider this 'gem' of a restaurant delivers everything one needs for a superb dining experience. The decor is delightful and front of house team friendly, efficient and unobtrusive. The food is of exceptional quality .... Ben (chef) is a master at his craft and produces truly wonderful meals to a consistently high standard. This place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We visited the laughing monk restaurant on the last night of our holiday in Dartmouth as a treat, and were not disappointed!! What an amazing restaurant, from the beautiful schoolhouse conversion to the log fire and warm welcome upon arrival, we were looking forward to a fantastic meal. The first good sign was the homemade bread, still warm and absolutely... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Was staying in hope cove in October 2014 and wanted a nice meal somewhere further a field. Found this and so glad we came. Was one of the best meals I have ever had. Superb service food. Everything. We will be back

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England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The decor of the restaurant is smart, but this restaurant has the feel of a place you can go for a relaxed meal or for a special occasion. The starters were out of this world, a small selection to choose from, but all created with passion and in a large quantity. The quality which then leads into the main and... More 

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Went here for my birthday and it was fantastic. Great service, only one waitress but she did an excellent job. We had the duck terrine to start and the seafood mixed grill. Beautifully presented, really delicious and wonderfully cooked. Desserts were Iced raspberry ripple parfait and the sticky toffee pudding, rounding off the meal perfectly. This is a lovely place,... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Thoughtful menu with good choice of excellent food complimented by good wine choice. Excellent service with attention to detail.

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Dartmouth
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Excellent food & service very attentive my friend wanted the soup recipe and was given a printed copy which was well explained the restaurant is well run nice subtle decor warm and inviting very reasonable price indeed a little gem in a wonderful place

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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: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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