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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%
Travellers talk about
“bakewell tart” (24 reviews)
“pork belly” (27 reviews)
“scallops” (44 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 November 3, 2018

We had a superb meal. The service and the food were both perfect. We both chose fish dishes which were perfectly cooked and tasted delicious. The tables are spacious so you didn't feel too close to other diners.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Anniead
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited last weekend for our first time - we had been meaning to try here for a while. Ultimately it ticked many boxes - classy yet relaxed ambience , good food choice ( had Meat Loaf special & fish), efficient service...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We had a delicious meal - we both chose fish. It was cooked to perfection, with a wonderful balance of flavours, and beautifully presented. I had a fillet of brill with pea purée and a potato and bacon ‘cake’. My husband had the special -...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Lwizard
Reviewed September 9, 2018

A party of 11. Seamless service, excellent food including dishes not on the menu but done by special request. Impressively high standards with a team who cannot do enough to help which all makes for a memorable evening.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank stretebarton
Reviewed September 6, 2018

A good middle of the road restaurant in a small village near the south Devon coast. Not open Mondays or Tuesdays. Set in an old school building it has a certain character and is worth driving those few extra miles to. Like most restaurants in...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mumph
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Came here for a meal with my partner and food was delicious. A little disappointed that the meat dishes advertised on the sample menu weren’t available though as was really looking forward to the pork belly! Had the John dori and really enjoyed it. Agree...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank debhan44
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We came here after a recommendation and it was everything the reviews said. Cute, charming, historic and that was before the food. We had a prawn/crab starter to share- amazing, our mains were a mix of Mackerel, John Dory and Halibut with scallops. Amazing food,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank 961farzanak
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We’ve eaten here before although not recently. The limited opening hours even in peak season mean booking well ahead seems to be the norm. The food was very good, well presented and with high quality ingredients. However it just didn’t make the same impression as...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ratherbeathome
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Had an excellent three course meal. Lovely sauce with our John Dory, only downside was that the menu said 'John Dory fillets' but they only served one without any explanation. Very good combination of salted caramel ice cream with our chocolate fudge cake. Ambience very...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Max M
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Two years ago we had a superb meal - see my review 9 July 2016 - so good that we went back a few weeks later with our adult children and were just as impressed. Unfortunately this evening's meal did not reach the same standard....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank nickcDorset
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September 23, 2018|
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Response from Michael T | Reviewed this property |
No separate room that I can recall.
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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