My wife and I often choose mussels to start when holidaying by the coast. The mussels we had on our first visit to this restaurant were, without doubt, the best we have had in a very long time. My wife had plaice to follow, from the 6-12-6 menu, whilst I decided on the turbot from the blackboard. Although nicely cooked, the turbot was not as fine flavoured as I would have expected. The plaice was however excellent, by far the better of the two. We enjoyed our meals so much that we visited the restaurant again on the last night of our seven day holiday. We could not resist having the mussels again and fortunately, they were just as good. To follow we both had beer battered brill, chips and pea puree. The main courses were very good. With a bottle of reasonably priced Sauvignon Blanc, our meals averaged £57 which I thought was reasonable for this part of the country.
Whilst on holiday we also visited The Seahorse in Dartmouth which is in the Good Food Guide. Whilst The Seahorse was also very good, we did not think it was any better than The Laughing Monk. I am a little surprised that this restaurant has not yet received greater recognition.
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