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The Seahorse Restaurant

5 South Embankment, Dartmouth TQ6 9BH , England
01803 835147
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Ranked #3 of 69 restaurants in Dartmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our first time at the Seahorse - taking Trip advisor's recommendation. All the fish was cooked perfectly (though my bass could have been more generous), as were the sides. Service was casual but reasonably attentive - though I would expect more of the staff to have a deep knowledge of the menu. It's London prices, and for this I'd expect... More

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Tabanac, Aquitaine, France
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220 reviews 220 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

What a delight. A special lunch all based on beef ... No seafood in sight in this seafood centric restaurant ... But everything we had was spectacular. This was a special fixed menu lunch based on a Mitch Tonks visit to Italy. He discovered there a world class butcher, who came to Dartmouth for this event with his own butchered... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My wife and I visit Dartmouth quite regularly and have dined at Seahorse half a dozen times now. The restaurant is a good example of ‘less is more’. – obtain quality ingredients and don’t mess about with them too much. For our last visit I started with my absolute favourite – the Scallops in the shell, roasted with white port... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is probably one of the best fish restaurants in the south of England. The fish is very fresh, cooked simply but deliciously. It can be cooked any way you want on request. We stayed in Dartmouth for a week and ate there three of the evenings! The staff are very good and friendly and nothing is too much trouble.... More

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Oundle, UK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We had a lovely meal at The Seahorse and agree with others that we do not understand the negative reviews. My husband, being a philistine, does not like fish, so I popped into the restaurant in the morning to check that there would be OK food for him. And indeed there was. In spite of being extremely busy they cooked... More

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Devon, UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My wife & I have been regulars at the Seahorse for about 3 years now. Our last visit was in March 2014, when we found the portion sizes to have become even smaller that when we went there in February 2014. Although the prices, quality & excellent friendly service remain similar, the sizes of the portions are definitely becoming smaller.... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Cold and wet outside but a warm friendly welcome when you arrive at the Seahorse. Good views out to the harbour if you get a window table. The staff had a knowledge of the menu ands where able to tell where the local fish came from. First choice of wine was not available so we had to choose again and... More

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Rated as THE place to go, and there were some things that were good, but for the price we were a little disappointed. First the pluses. Service was friendly and professional. We arrived at 7.30 on a March Thursday and the house was already very busy. Our waitress explained that service would be slightly slower as they were short staffed... More

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Kingswear, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Belated Valentines dinner was excellent ( prefer not to go out on the night, it's never as good as you hope....) Anyway, excellent attentive service, great food, well cooked and very fresh. Definitely would recommend. This was by far the best restaurant we have tried in Dartmouth to date!

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Devon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I have only been for lunch but the fixed menu is good value but as you would expect limited choice. I did go a la carte at lunch time again value for money. Staff friendly a good place to go in Dartmouth but book in summer

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