Despite having lived in dartmouth for many years we have never visited the Anchorstone. We caught the ferry up on a warm day and headed straight for the cafe. Whilst there was seating inside we preferred to sit outside and waited for a table. There was no staff member controlling tables so you have to loiter on the stairs outside waiting whilst trying not to make existing diners feel uncomfortable. There is a place to the side to wait, but someone else will nick your table if you are not watching.
That said, we got a table after half an hour or so and ordered our food.
Myself and daughter had fish and chips (one childs portion, one adult) and i thought the portions rather small for the price. £13.95 for a quite small cod and chips i felt was rather expensive.
It tasted good though and my husband had mussels which he said were fabulous.
My son, not a fish eater couldnt see anyhting on the menu he would eat as several choices had run out.
The Ashridge blush cider was delicious and the lemon tart the best i have ever had - and i have had a few. I cannot fault it for somewhere to sit for a leisurely lunch on a beautiful day.
The guy on the bar was chatty and friendly the girls waiting-on rather less so but service was quick .
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