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“Nice local, good selection of food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Dartmouth Arms - CLOSED

The Dartmouth Arms
Price range: $0 - $55
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice local, good selection of food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

We've been here a few times and it's always a strong local choice.
The schnitzel is delicious and the seafood risotto out of this world. It's reasonably priced too.
The service is good and very relaxed and friendly. Sometimes the cocktails can be a bit hit and miss but overall it's a lovely little place.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank mfix
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25 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
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  • English first
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English first
Brighton
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great fish and chips”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Popped in for a quick bite to eat with a friend.

Ordered food at the bar. Fish and chips were brilliant, batter and chips very crunchy with a great tartar sauce.

Friend had chicken ceasar salad which didn't look too great but he didn't complain so assume it was ok.

Just over £10 for the fish and chips was a little expensive, but I would return for them again.

We were in and out quickly. Service was efficient and friendly but we weren't asked how our food was whilst we were eating.

Good all round experience though.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank DWLBrighton
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London
Level Contributor
71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Terrible, over-priced food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

I had a sunday roast here- the beef was grey and leathery- cut in thick slabs which had to be chewed for 5 minutes before swallowing... really disappointed! The staff didn't even come and check if everything was okay with the food, and collected our plates a good two hours after we had eaten, by which time I couldn't be bothered to raise the issue of the horror roast. The price is on a par with most gastro pubs in the area- if they're going to do terrible food and not have a real chef in the kitchen why can't this be reflected in the prices?!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank L_Smash
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1 review
“Cosy and satisfying - yum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

We popped in as a last minute thing and are glad we did. I had the steak and my friend the salmon - we're both comfortably full and enjoyed our meal. The music is good but not too loud, staff are polite and attentive without being overbearing. We'll be coming again!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Charlotte2121
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London
Level Contributor
44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Better than average pub food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

I think it depends where you regularly eat but this is one of the best pubs in that part of south east London for both food and atmosphere. Service has always been good and the beer is well kept. The food is cheap and you can certainly get 2 courses for 2 and a bottle of wine for less than £50.
Generally they have several slightly different bar snacks - dipping breads and various cheeses and meats on a platter for less than £10. Free wi-fi is always a plus and as several people have said its less than 1 min walk from the tube station. Jump the tube, go to The Hob (large pub opposite the train station) for comedy nights and then to the Dartmouth for food/drinks.
Note most days it becomes a creche for the local toddler group??!? who tend not to look after the kids whilst they drink water and natter. Stick to going in the evening.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank beenaroundstillgoing
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