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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” (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 1 week ago

Based in Kingsbridge, we have many fabulous restaurants and inns to explore locally but decided to visit "The Laughing Monk" on the coastal road between Kingsbridge and Dartmouth for our Valentine's Day evening meal. We were not disappointed. The welcome, service and food were all...More

2  Thank 224neily
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Starters were based on a cold format which is probably a very sensible idea as they wasn't a wait, the front I'd house staff were lovely and welcoming. Plenty of lovely tasty food on our plate....we couldn't fit a dessert in! Would definitely go back...More

Thank Jane D
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We ate here at the Laughing Monk as we were staying nearby. It is a very nice restaurant with excellent service. We had two starters and main meals and a bottle of wine with a shared starter which came to nearly £100. I thought it...More

Thank Trishspit
Reviewed 5 October 2017

A 10 min drive south of Dartmouth, this is one of the best restaurants for fresh seafood in Devon. We had he tapas appetizer for two and the scallops were excellent. The seafood platter was pretty fresh and the steak was nicely done as well....More

Thank devilpup88
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Staying metres away at Strete Barton House we were very happy to eat at the Laughing Monk on each of the 3 nights of our stay (rather than venture out by car to explore elsewhere) because the food was excellent. Service friendly too.

1  Thank fooderella
Reviewed 1 October 2017

A little way out of Dartmouth but well worth a visit to this restaurant in Strete. Not the cheapest meal we had on our holiday to this area but most definitely the best quality. The seafood grill is outstanding. Service is excellent and the staff...More

Thank thegamesplayer
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Arriving late at our "digs" in the village, a reservation was made and we scurried off to find an interesting menu but not one really suitable for mother in law who is of the meat and 2 veg persuasion. My wife and I both enjoyed...More

Thank WeybridgeHero
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We wanted a great dining experience to finish our 5 day touring trip to Devon...and couldn't have asked for better. Attention to detail...lovely presentations...and great food and atmosphere. On the pricey side...but worth it for that special occasion.

Thank davidglobetrotter
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

My mother and father in law recommended my husband and I eat here while in the area. We weren't disappointed! On arrival we had a very friendly greeting from the front of house lady. She couldn't have done more to help and knew the menu...More

1  Thank Joanna W
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Frequent visitors to this area, and hadn't tried this restaurant before - although the sadly now defunct pub used to do excellent food. So having read the reviews on TripAdvisor, decided to try it. Don't be put off by the 'NO private parking' - we...More

4  Thank captainblood
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13 July 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
3 April 2016|
Response from DannyTheBlade | Reviewed this property |
Hi Its usually evening service bookings 6-9pm Tuesday to Saturday. Nick
4 March 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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