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The Laughing Monk Restaurant

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Totnes Road, Strete, Dartmouth TQ6 0RN, England
01803 770639
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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was all delicious and the service excellent. The one criticism is that the main option for our vegetarian was more the size of a starter - we felt a bit sorry for her as she finished ages before the rest of us.

Thank CJDartmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We broke out rule of not driving to visit this restaurant and I'm so glad we did. The food was excellent and the restaurant relaxed and welcoming. Dinner was squid in tempura batter which was delicious, then lemon sole which was sublime. Really worth negotiating the single track lanes to get there!

1 Thank Nikki B
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food perfect Service perfect Atmosphere perfect Booked this after reading the reviews, however they can not express the taste sensation of this quality food that is backed up by quality service & atmosphere. If you like quality this is for you.

1 Thank DoryLongLegs
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food we had here was amazing. The best squid we've ever had! The steak for main was also absolutely perfect, cooked well. Only disappointment was the tables are a little close. Sat next to the noisiest person ever didn't help but Didn't dampen out evening! The staff were great and very helpful.

1 Thank Alec B
South Pool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time my family and I have eaten here. Went this evening to celebrate our daughters 16th Birthday. The front our house staff are so lovely, could not do enough for us. The food is outstanding, we had lamb, chicken and steak all absolutely delicious. Desserts are to die for 'Peaches and Cream' what can I say... More 

1 Thank tiggi65
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really, really good food, friendly and efficient service and excellent value. Quite seriously one of the best meals we have had in a long time and all the more so given the pricing and tge quality of the ingredients. Our starters were respectively a crab, prawns and guacamole "cocktail " (2016 version of the 70's classic) whilst I had a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great and varied menu which changes frequently. The chef is first class and the front of house team are very friendly and efficient. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough

1 Thank Cjulie16
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to this very friendly restaurant, this time to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary. Everything was outstanding, from arrival to departure. The menu was exciting and the appearance and flavours of the food superb. Some lovely cocktails to choose from too. Ben, Jackie and their team deserve to do well as they put so much effort... More 

2 Thank LizzyNB
Brixham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

chose to celebrate our daughter in laws birthday at Laughing Monk this evening. We were all absolutely blown away with the restaurant, service and food. Will not be the last time we make reservations to eat at the Laughing Monk. Service was excellent, food delicious, ambience great. Can't wait to return

Thank _jbrace1
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were welcoming as soon as you arrived. The food was delicious, especially the seafood dishes. The fish is so fresh! We shared the seafood tapas as a starter. Good selection of wine. There is no problem in them catering for people with allergies. The we had visited this place a couple of years back and the excellent quality... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
British, Seafood
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Totnes Road, Strete, Dartmouth TQ6 0RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmouth  >  Strete
  • Phone Number: 01803 770639
Family owned restaurant, relaxed atmosphere, serving the best local produce available. We are not a fine dinning restaurant but serving great food is our passion

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?