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“A lovely valentines day treat, disabled access fair.”

The Owl and the Pussycat
Ranked #9 of 78 Restaurants in Teignmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A lovely valentines day treat, disabled access fair.”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

I was whisked off for a surprise valentines treat and was delighted to be taking to the Owl and the Pussycat!

At first I was a little anxious, as a disabled guest having visited a few years before and could remember the access was 'fair/ok'. Previously I had sat in the corridor of the restaurant with a few other tables as the main room isn't accessible, which left me feeling a little uncomfortable as people walked in and out of the restaurant and kitchen.

However, this visit was completely different. I can't say if this is a permanent arrangement or if it was special for the valentines day meal, but the access was great as they had turned the once 'corridor' into more of an annex and secondary room with many more tables. The main door was my access to my table, and the other guests used another main entrance into the dining room, so we didn't feel in the way, just part of the atmosphere! A big improvement here.

The food was delicious a set menu with 5 courses, each better than the last. On top of the food, we were entertained with a musical accompaniment which was beautiful and all given roses, a nice touch to feel extra special.

The staff were really helpful and happy during the evening, never appearing stressed or rushed. Unfortunately we did find a small piece of shell in the tian of crab, which they apologised for profusely and there wasn't any other problems during the meal.

I can't comment on access to the disabled toilet (i don't know if they have one?) but there wouldn't have been any way of me getting through the annex to use one without moving people, their tables and their food. So this could be a problem for others in wheelchairs.

Overall a very lovely night, thank you O&P! x

  • Visited February 2014
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Birmingham
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234 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“birthday celebration meal”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

Walked around Teignmouth on recent stay to Newton Abbot and spotted this restaurant. Subsequent online research (trip advisor) and magazine write up sounded positive so booked for Saturday night for birthday meal.
Small restaurant but relatively busy given the weather and prices. Food beautifully presented and tasty. Good atmosphere due to decor and size of place. Fish particularly good and wine selection varied and well priced.
One to try out when in the area - all tables were for 2 and it definitely seemed like a 'couples' place. Worth a visit

  • Visited February 2014
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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Special!”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

Nice to find a restaurant open in the town at this time of year.
The food,wine and service excellent without being over bearing.
The food was beautifully cooked good presentation.
There was a nice atmosphere and lots of smiles in fact the nicest dinner I have had for many months.
Hopefully to return soon.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Ken246
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stevenage
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“birthday celebration”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

been a few months since i ate here and again the food was sublime.

Had the ravioli starter cooked to perfection, the duck main course was perfectly pink, tender and juicy.

the chocolate brownie and vanilla icecream was just perfect and the home made little candied twists of lemon rind were just the sort of embelishment one would expect of this top class outfit.

when do you expect your first michilin star?

Thanks again for a superb meal
Phil Cooper

  • Visited January 2014
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Surry
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Christmas Perfection”
Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed Christmas Dinner here booked as a treat for the family and everyone enjoyed the food, the service and the whole experience.
Lots of care and attention was evident from the owner and their team, thank you:)

  • Visited December 2013
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