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The Laughing Monk Restaurant

Totnes Road | Please Note NO Private Parking, Strete, Dartmouth TQ6 0RU, England
+44 1803 770639
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bakewell tart” (20 reviews)
“pork belly” (27 reviews)
“scallops” (40 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Totnes Road | Please Note NO Private Parking, Strete, Dartmouth TQ6 0RU, England
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Reviewed October 31, 2015

Went for a meal during half term, October 2015. The restaurant has a great feel to it and is well presented. Me and the Mrs (AKA Princess) went with our 15 year old son. I had the fresh calamari starter and the lamb wellington followed...More

3  Thank DannyTheBlade
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Been three times with friends, we live in Dartmouth so have to go by taxi to be able to drink, we all enjoyed our visits and friends have since been back on a couple occasions, well worth going to.

1  Thank 142penny
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Reviewed October 22, 2015

A surprise 50th birthday celebration for my partner with 10 friends. From the start Ben & Jackie could not do enough to help and advise. On the night, the food was absolutely amazing, imaginative and easily the equal of the best in London, service was...More

1  Thank stretebarton
Reviewed October 19, 2015

Recently stayed at Strete Barton House for two nights and dined at the Laughing Monk on the second night. Wow! Incredible food, service and ambience. The outside of the restaurant doesn't do it justice, wait until you walk in! We were welcomed and shown to...More

1  Thank Lorrainebo
Reviewed October 19, 2015

Well presented family restaurant and aa professional warm welcome. The food was to say the least exceptional. A great seasonal menu. My starter was sublime and the main course of slow cooked lamb ....mmmm1 Outstanding quality, good local produce. Well worth the price tag.

1  Thank allyb523
Reviewed October 12, 2015

booked a table for 7.30 taxi said would have to come for us at 9 or it would other wise be 11 we said we would phone another cab as felt sure wouldn't be leaving at 9 pm. Place doesn't really have any atmosphere bit...More

1  Thank tizzymary
Reviewed October 11, 2015

The food was delicious, the portions were generous and the service was friendly. Especially good was the squid and hash brown starters and the plaice and king prawn main. Can't wait to come back.

Thank Doplas
Reviewed September 29, 2015

After a long and sometimes difficult journey from SW France,the Laughing Monk was a haven of peace,excellent food and first class service.Thank you.We enjoyed our meal enormously

Thank bruce_john
Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

This was the 'treat' meal of our weekend away. What a lovely restaurant. Homemade fruit bread and herb bread were delicious. We had fish tapas to start...crab pate, whisky smoked trout, scallops and calamari...all were amazing! Fish mixed grill for main course...gilt head bream, monkfish,...More

Thank John P
Reviewed September 25, 2015

We usually use Trip Advisor to check out restaurants before we book, so we don't get any nasty surprises. We would heartily agree with the 281 previous "excellent" reviews. The starters (duck terrine and corned beef hash) mains (belly pork and sirloin steak) and puds...More

1  Thank Carol B
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July 13, 2017|
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Response from What | Reviewed this property |
They may well accommodate children, but it's not my idea of a family restaurant. It is very adult and sophisticated (I think almost pretentious). The menu is also not child oriented at all (although they might accommodate... More
April 3, 2016|
Response from DannyTheBlade | Reviewed this property |
Hi Its usually evening service bookings 6-9pm Tuesday to Saturday. Nick
March 4, 2016|
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Response from allyb523 | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for the delayed response. To be quite honest I can't remember - I've racked my brains and queried with my husband to no avail. I would ring up as they were so helpful.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Totnes Road | Please Note NO Private Parking, Strete, Dartmouth TQ6 0RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmouth  >  Strete
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 770639
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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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