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“VERY BAD EXPERIENCE!!!!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Devon Dumpling

Devon Dumpling
108 Shiplay Lane | Shiphay, Torquay, England
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Ranked #129 of 249 restaurants in Torquay
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Devon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“VERY BAD EXPERIENCE!!!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We've eaten here on numerous occasions and had nice some homemade lunches however our last visit ended in one of the bar staff being extremely rude to me and my family. It was a shame because we have been going to the Devon Dumpling for years. I grow up not far from this pub and had a dear friend who parents used to own the Dumpling, so all in all spend a lot of time there. This particular person is in my opinion in completely the wrong job and should never be working in the hopsitality industry. The person concerned was ignorant and totally disrespectful towards me and my father. You'll see the review prior to this one was a member of my family and it was all over us wanting to change a pint of beer because it was flat!!! Some how my father ended up with a pint glass with what looked like bird poo on it. He didn't dare ask for a replacement. A very nice and professional female manager heard what had happened and was very apologetic to me and my family but that didn't change things.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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torquay
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Poo on your pint?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Well the Dumplings ok if you want a cheap meal and to go. Bar staff are unfriendly and argumentative. Food is mediocre. Glasses dirty. One looked as though it had bird poo on it. Waitresses are lovely. That's it really.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“a really nice traditional public house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Haveing now eaten here about a dozen times or more we can honestly say its one of the better places within the torquay area, We have only once had a problem with the food which was refunded with no quibble which means that we will go back time and time again,Afterall when your feeding so many people things can go wrong from time to time and we understand that. The staff are always courteous and the service is also very good, pricy drinks but i guess thats just a sign of the times. All in all i would give this place a 9 and a half out of ten

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Devon
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“A tucked away gem!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Good home cooked food at reasonable prices.Despite being very busy we did not have too wait too long for our food - but it pays to book! Definitely will return.

Visited December 2012
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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“a dissapointed diner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Had heard some very good reports so went on a tuesday evening with friends. Lots of children running around even though gone 21.00hrs.noody seemed to have any control of them.
We ordered food a steak which looked lovely, i had a mixed grill which looked nice but the meat i couldnt define which meat was what, i cant remember finding the steak, the lamb had a weird taste to it. the kidneys very gristley. The chicken with chorizzo looked ok not much chorrizo according to my friend.would go again bt would choose someting different next time.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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