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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovley pannis

Went here on a sunny Saturday, lovley lunch - bit expensive, but as it was very nice, thats ok. Went back few days later, it was raining, for drinks. Staff great and its a fab location. Please sort the sunshine out for our next trip - ha ha

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Gayle B
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

While walking the South West Coast Path section from Torcross to Dartmouth, we had planed to stop for lunch at the Venus Cafe at Blackpool sands, and I am really glad we did. The cafe had a really nice atmosphere and the staff cheerful and helpful. As for the food I am a bit of a sea food freak, and... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Went here on a sunny Saturday, lovley lunch - bit expensive, but as it was very nice, thats ok. Went back few days later, it was raining, for drinks. Staff great and its a fab location. Please sort the sunshine out for our next trip - ha ha

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Stumbled across this amazing beach, by chance!!! Very surprised to find the cafe open at 1900 so went in for a cup of tea, ended up having a lovely meal. Well worth a visit to Blackpool Sands for sure.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Blackpool Sands is our favourite beach in the area so, a sunny day beckoned & we arrived for the day with the Sunday papers. Surprised to see parking had gone up to £7, pretty steep for the day, let alone a few hours for anyone not wanting to stay all day. We thought we'd have lunch at the Venus cafe,... More 

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Plymouth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Venus chain has rightly gained a deserved reputation for sustainable food in various locations though Devon. The location is right on the beach at Blackpool Sands. There is an extensive range on offer - sandwiches, panninis, hot meals, seafood, snacks, etc etc. All freshly prepared. A lot of emphasis on local produce. On this particular visit we had fresh... More 

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Well you have to pay to park but this is a small price to pay for what you get at Blackpool Sands. The sandy beach,the magnificent view and of course The Venus Cafe who pride themselves on producing good refreshment throughout the day. Lose yourself at this splendid beach resort for a day in the sun, I can well recommend... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This restaurant has a superb location, beachside with fantastic views. The menu is varied and interesting and promises much. Sadly the food failed to deliver. The scallops with chorizo had little taste, the salad was dull and the quantity didn't justify the price being nearly that of a main course. The side of fries was luke warm and far from... More 

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Europe
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We visited several times with our toddler during 2014 and really enjoyed the extensive and imaginative menu. So it was a big disappointment to find, on visiting in June 2015, that all the nice salads etc. from the menu have gone, leaving fairly ordinary burgers'n'chips type choices only. A real shame!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It is a beach cafe which is supposed to be award winning but I think it was a bit expensive especially if I had paid to park. The food seemed OK but nothing special.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Had to pay £4 for parking, but I suppose if you are planning to stay for a few hours its not too bad.we only wanted a look and maybe a coffee.the beach is not sand but tiny little pebbles.slopes sharply down to the water.the cafe area is grubby and untidy.average look warm coffee.would have returned it if the service wasnt... More 

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Additional Information about Venus Cafe

Address: Blackpool Sands, Stoke Fleming, Dartmouth TQ9 7LQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 712648
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmouth  >  Stoke Fleming
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 31
Cuisine: Cafe, Seafood, British

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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: 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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