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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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8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 12
    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
A refuge on a wet day

We took refuge here on a very wet Wednesday and found the staff helpful, friendly and generally good fun. There were a number of very 'soggy' walkers there plus families. Between us for lunch we had chicken sandwiches, crab sandwiches, Caesar salad and fish pie - all good size portions with side... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
DeeDeeWorcestershire
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Worcestershire
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  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We took refuge here on a very wet Wednesday and found the staff helpful, friendly and generally good fun. There were a number of very 'soggy' walkers there plus families. Between us for lunch we had chicken sandwiches, crab sandwiches, Caesar salad and fish pie - all good size portions with side salads and lots of crisps - did nit... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The staff are disinterested, even when there were queues at the window staff just ignored them until I asked if anybody was serving. (Stupid question as obviously nobody was , but a very British response). There are no rubbish bins. I like the Eco credentials of not offering any plastic straws, very sensible. But why then put your ice cream... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We have been to Blackpool Sands beach so many times, and have used the cafe on numerous occasions, but have never yet visited the Restaurant. On the last night of this year's trip to Devon, we thought that we would treat ourselves to Supper on the Beach to round off a great week. The food was perfectly acceptable, fresh, hot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The food was lovely and plentiful. Childs burger and chips was huge. Crab and chicken tikka sandwiches were thickly filled with the most delicious crisps on the side. Lovely fries. Coffee good too and chocolate fudge cake. Take away is a cheaper option but long queues. No problem finding a seat in cafe but a lot of crying children because... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Location is fabulous and food is local and lovely. Really though, it's the beach views which make it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

If there is a Venus Cafe at a beach we make a point of visiting. Love their burgers and pasties. Also heard they do great evening meals although we haven't tried them yet. Will be back!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

After reading the reviews, we were excited to visit the Venus Cafe. We were however really disappointed. Apart from being joined by lots of wasps which were particularly horrible but out of their control - the staff were unfriendly and very put out by simple requests (when I asked can I swap my hash browns for an egg and can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Had dinner here after a day on the beach, our family love this beach & to end the day at the Venus completed the day. The food is not fine dining, but what they do, they do well. I had a burger & chips (sometimes you just need a burger!!) others in the party had steaks, fish & chips &... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great food selection for the whole family and medium priced. Staff friendly and attentive and the view out to the beach and sea was wonderful. A great place to have a meal before setting off home for the night! Personal recommendations were the Venus burger and the amazing Dorset crab salad. Portions good size

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for a morning coffee after visiting Blackpool sands garden (a real plantsmans treat) and treated ourselves to lunch and afternoon tea. All homemade. Cafe has lovely view of beach and doors were opened and closed depending on the erratic weather. Food excellent and staff very friendly.

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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 - 31
  • Cuisine: Cafe, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?