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Blackpool Sands, Stoke Fleming, Dartmouth TQ9 7LQ, England
+44 1803 712648
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Price range: $5 - $31
Sun - Wed 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Café
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Been visiting Blackpool Sands for over 40 years and, in more recent years, this Cafe has matured into a very pleasant and competent venue to dine. Lunch in the sun was lovely and the Crab bisque was v'good. A chicken and sun blush tomato sandwich was "ok" and, being critical, the breast had been carved across the grain so was... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

As regular visitors to Blackpool Sands and Venus cafe I am pleased to say that they have installed a new coffee machine. Ok, the staff are not baristas but this machine has seriously improved the coffee on offer and is a now more than just one of those sort of machines you may find in a works canteen as before.... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We have visited this cafe many times and have always found the cakes and scones excellent and of course in a most beautiful location. Last year I mentioned to the staff about the fumes from the cooking which at times really stung our eyes. They explained that the fan on the extractor was broken, a year later and this as... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Don't be put off by the car park attendant asking for a £4 parking fee to park in the Blackpool Sands car park. Entry is free if you are only using the cafe. The cafe overlooks the wonderful bay and serves original tasty food. The Moroccan humous is especially good, the sea food chowder very tasty.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We lunched here on a dismal day on our way to Dartmouth and were surprised at the quality. Between four of us we had two of the specials, grilled sardines with salad and new potatoes plus a Moroccan Humous and mackerel pate and a bottle of English white wine. Absolutely wonderful. The only down side was this is a cafe,... More 

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West Midlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Love the Venus Cafe at Blackpool Sands, great selection of food and drinks, we tried the mocktails and they were great! The setting is beautiful, gorgeous beach and coastline. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Looking at the good reviews for this place I can't help but think we didn't all eat in the same cafe! The setting is amazing on a very attractive beach, but our experience when we visited with our one year old grandson on a warm sunny day in September, was not a good one. First of all, the child seats... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Venus cafe has a great location on the beach at Blackpool Sands, which is one of the prettiest beaches in England. For a beach cafe it is a bit expensive, particularly if you have already paid a rather high car parking charge. For a restaurant, the food is a bit too basic. But you can forgive them a lot... 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: Seafood, British, Café

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