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Blackpool Sands, Stoke Fleming, Dartmouth TQ9 7LQ, England
+44 1803 712648
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely food and a wonderful location

The Venus cafe is situated on Blackpool Sands and is a wonderful place to stop for lunch. I had the seafood chowder which was lovely. It's a bit confusing when you enter and the staff could do a little more to explain the ordering process (several customers including myself were a tad confused... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
BreffniHugh
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Venus cafe is situated on Blackpool Sands and is a wonderful place to stop for lunch. I had the seafood chowder which was lovely. It's a bit confusing when you enter and the staff could do a little more to explain the ordering process (several customers including myself were a tad confused). It was also a pity the WiFi... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Met a friend here for lunch today, have to say the venue was a lot better than the food. I ordered sea food ragout, nicely presented but mainly potato and tinned tomatoes. My friend ordered chicken and ham pie which she said was disappointing. The staff were friendly and helpful however. The menu is small but for a Monday lunchtime... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

This cafe is in a stunning location on the beach. Amazing on a sunny day (even in Winter). We've only ever had brunch there and the food was good and service was average. I think the staff could be a bit more welcoming. The outside seating is family friendly, free car park. Would be interested to try out the food... More 

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Blackawton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very nice Valentines meal with a pink fizz on arrival, then scallops (tender with crispy bacon) a medium rare sirloin (just right) with tasty portobello mushroom and the only disappointing item, fries (no alternative unfortunately.- they are best confined to McDonalds in my view). Finished with a slice of scrummy salted caramel pie and a Baileys creme brûlée which we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We've eaten at the Venus cafe/restaurant many times- more than 30. I can honestly say it has always been worth it as we drive down from Surrey-a four drive. However, we just had dinner there Valentines night and the food wasn't at all memorable. It was quite a lovely atmosphere with the lights and hearts placed all around but bottom... More 

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London
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visited Blackpool Sands in February and was recommended to eat at the Venus Cafe. We had a fabulous lunch there, the food was freshly cooked and very reasonabely priced. Really enjoyed the roaring log birner and fabulous views from the Venus. We would definetly visit this fab this cafe again.

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DEVON
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

You have to take your hats off to these guys. Given the location and captive audience they could operate a tatty cafe serving poor quality food at inflated prices (as Woodlands theme park just outside Dartmouth does) and still make a profitable living i am sure. What they do however is serve great food, in comfortable surroundings at a reasonable... More 

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Shropshire, England
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We have a place just up the road so it's the closest place for breakfast and it is superb. Amazing view across Blackpool sands. Foods very good.

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We stopped off twice at this cafe/restaurant. The steaks were organic and the seafood was delicious. Don't be put off if they are booked out for dinner as most people tend to finish around 8pm so if you hang around and go in around 8pm there is bound to be a free table. the staff were friendly and helpful, the... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

What a setting -right on the beach and hidden from the world. The food and choice are worth the visit. The approach roads are a little tricky.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Blackpool Sands, Stoke Fleming, Dartmouth TQ9 7LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmouth  >  Stoke Fleming
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 712648

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 30
  • Cuisine: Café, Seafood, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?