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Venus Cafe

Unit a Halwell Business Park, Stoke Fleming, Dartmouth TQ9 7LQ, England
+44 7710 048728
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (17 reviews)
“crab” (11 reviews)
“chowder” (4 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Unit a Halwell Business Park, Stoke Fleming, Dartmouth TQ9 7LQ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great location. Great food.....all locally sourced. Fair Trade tea and coffee. Splendid views from the veranda. Excellent menu. All food home made. The staff are so friendly and helpful. Great views from inside too. Well worth a visit. You can have breakfast there. The restaurant...More

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a lazy breakfast on a sunny September morning. Great food and friendly service. Managed to get a great table as it was off season and quiet which definitely helped!

Thank Maggie O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to this café, unfortunately on our first visit there was a minor issue with on of the dishes we ordered. We pointed this out and it was dealt with very efficiently by our waitress. Today our waitress, her name was...More

Thank jimnashton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived for an early(ish) lunch so not especially busy there. We found the staff very friendly and helpful and our food and drinks were produced very quickly. I can especially recommend the Salcombe dressed crab; it was delicious. The rest of the family had crab...More

Thank 150casey
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Wonderful spot on the beach with god parking and large open cafe, restaurant with licence. They specialise in vegetarian food options. You sit looking directly over a beach and bay free of dogs (blue beach). Very atmospheric in all weathers. Highly recommended.

Thank Rory A
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Visited here many times and always given an excellent review, unfortunately this time am very sad to say the crab sandwich I ordered was very lacking in any crab, tiny amount of white meat was mixed with mostly brown shell meat, lucky there were no...More

Michael S, Owner at Venus Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your feedback regarding the crab sandwich.   We have not changed our specification nor portions on this product for 2 years or so and the sandwich should contain 100 grams of crab – 50% white crab meat.   I am very sorry...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Sorry but I cannot agree with the negative reviews I have just read regarding the Venus Cafe I thought the staff were friendly, very obliging and courteous. We had coffee cake, carrot cake, tea and coffee. All delicious No complaints from me!

Thank Barberie
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I have visited this cafe numerous times. Every time it is busy and the staff can't handle it. The manager and owners need to open there eyes and employ enough staff to be able to cope with the work load instead of justifying down right...More

2  Thank Dave S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

A local place for us but last visit disappointing. Lunch menu very limited -no crab so three dishes not available. Service for ordering was very slow and quality of meal was only average. Unusually not very busy as it is normally. May have been after...More

2  Thank Mike M
Michael S, Owner at Venus Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at The Venus Café. We are very sorry that you found your recent visit disappointing and, in particular, I am sorry that crab was not available on that day – our crab is freshly caught...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Well, no words but terrible. I have been before and it was lovely food and atmosphere. But bank holiday weekend, it all went wrong. They cannot cope with busy periods and this can be seen by the RUDE manner of the lady manager who I...More

1  Thank KatColl123
Michael S, Owner at Venus Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

To all those who have read the below note: as ever there are always two sides to every story. This customer was rude to the point of belligerence and adopted a very bullying approach. The rest of the café were quite understanding that we were...More

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17 May 2016|
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Response from 617polly | Reviewed this property |
As I dont drive and public transport doesnt run at night to this beach,is bit tricky to answer but if you phone DartmouthTIC ,am sure they will tell you,usually july and August are the months of'summer holiday'if that helps?
16 April 2015|
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Response from Jon1289 | Reviewed this property |
The charges change throughout the season. Up to £7 for the day last year however the price reduced during the day. If using Venus for an evening meal then arriving late is free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit a Halwell Business Park, Stoke Fleming, Dartmouth TQ9 7LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmouth  >  Stoke Fleming
  • Phone Number: +44 7710 048728
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