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Venus Cafe

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Blackpool Sands, Stoke Fleming, Dartmouth TQ9 7LQ, England
+44 1803 712648
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Today
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
    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
Great setting and a coeliac's delight!

Not an especially exciting interior but a great setting for a cafe with a nice terrace protected by glass allowing you look out at the beach and the sea. We thought our lunch was excellent value. My partner had a pasty with chips and a well dressed baby leaf salad. Unusually I was really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
sjb01
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UK and Spain
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The food was consistently amazing and the staff were really helpful. There was something for everyone, vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Good value and very high quality.

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UK and Spain
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Not an especially exciting interior but a great setting for a cafe with a nice terrace protected by glass allowing you look out at the beach and the sea. We thought our lunch was excellent value. My partner had a pasty with chips and a well dressed baby leaf salad. Unusually I was really impressed by the gluten free options... More 

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Reading
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This beach cafeteria seems to rely on its great location, rather than maintain its high standards of past years. The tables were grubby because the staff were not wiping them down. We had to clear dirty plates from the table ourselves, even though it was not especially busy. We were given a teapot with only luke-warm water. When we returned... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It was a hot afternoon and we'd walked from Beesands, so hungry and tired. Thank goodness this wonderful cafe was open for us, we sat in the sun and had a very tasty late lunch.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Its beach location is a winner and in bad weather the sea and sky can be amazing when viewed from the inside shelter of the cafe. Their fish pie is the best I have ever had when eating out, and their fish'n chips ever tasty and reliable. The cafe is always full of families with children, straight off the beach,... More 

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My 12 year old grandson and I visited the Venus Cave at Blackpool Sands last Sunday, he had his usual of fish and chips which he rates highly and which looked very good. I wanted a healthier option so chose the crab sandwich. What a disappointment! Dry bread, but worse, the crab was full of bits of shell. I should... More 

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Seaford, East Sussex
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The location is great and the quality and sourcing of the ingredients is much hyped. Ordering is confusing and the meals themselves are not much better than average. Still worth a visit on an April day. Wouldn't want to be there in mid summer!

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This cafe has a eat in and take away counter. Some of the ingredients used are organic and they are very good. They sell homemade lemonade, drinks, yummy ice creams and hot food. There can be a long wait at the take away counter. Staff also serve in the outside seating area (picnic benches) which are ideal for families. Lunch... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 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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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 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Seafood, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?