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“Good cream tea”
Review of No. 8

No. 8
Ranked #74 of 103 Restaurants in Dartmouth
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 1, 2015

We were really struggling to find a teashop open at 3.15pm on a cold Friday afternoon. However we decided to try this one in Foss Street despite the mixed reviews. We are glad we did. Large pot of tea. 2 fruit scones, jam and clotted cream for £5.95. Decent portion size and crumbling melt in the mouth fresh scones. Service was efficient and we left happy.

Date of visit: May 2015
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Reviewed April 29, 2015

We stopped to have lunch here, the food was lovely and we shared a portion of chips that were amazing, crisp on the outside fluffy on the inside and well seasoned.

Date of visit: April 2015
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1  Thank 936gillj
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Reviewed April 9, 2015

Now, what constitutes a ‘Luxury prawn cocktail’? According to Number 8, it is prawns piled up on a few pieces of lettuce and a sniff of Marie Rose sauce. Oh, and a thin piece of bread from a sliced wholemeal loaf to go with it, described as ‘granary’. I would love to see their standard version of this classic starter.

I couldn’t quite get over it – so much so that I have completely forgotten what my partner ordered. It obviously wasn’t quite as memorable as my luxury prawn cocktail which incidentally took about 25 minutes to throw on a plate when others in the café had all been served. Just providing a menu and taking an order seemed to be quite an effort for the staff who had lots to talk about between themselves.

It is worth mentioning the salad bar which has alongside it, tortillas, chipsticks and croutons all left out to gather dust over the course of the day. Typical of a business only interested in the tourist trade and not looking for repeat custom.

Totally unimpressed.

Date of visit: April 2015
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2  Thank Exmoorgirl
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Reviewed April 9, 2015

We saw a sign that said 'child and dog friendly' so came in for an early family lunch (2 adults, 3yr old and 1yr old). The decor was nice and comfortable but there were no high chairs which was surprising. We chose 2 meals from the kids 'special bag' menu which was meant to include colouring pencils etc. Sadly this never materialised. The apple juice arrived in large glass glasses, although there was a fun bendy straw. The portions were quite generous so all in all probably better for older children.
The soup and salad bar was not running (but only told this when we asked), my husband's sandwich was average, his wedges were good. I had a sweet chilli chicken salad which was just plain cold chicken with sweet chilli sauce on it. It was mostly leaves, extremely small bit of tomato and cucumber and 2 tiny diced cubes of pepper. The cakes and coffees looked nicer so maybe afternoon tea would have been better.

Date of visit: April 2015
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1  Thank Alice L
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Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited on Good Friday. There were plenty of staff in attendance, but not one of them said "hello" or welcomed us. We ordered jacket potato with chilli con carne and cheese and a bowl of steamed mussels, red wine and a mineral water.The cheese was missing off the jacket, and i was horrified to see that there were baked beans in the chilli!( a sign of cheapness). The bowl of mussels were very sparse and tasteless.When I asked for the cheese for the jacket, I was given the tiniest amount.Both plates of food were very small. we had travelled from Canterbury in kent,and it was a terrible shame that we stopped there.They should feel ashamed of themselves for serving such sub standard food.
Other reviews have stated that they were turned away with young children,but they seemed happy to accept large dogs in the restaurant ! In fact there were at least three dogs under the tables growling at each other!

Date of visit: April 2015
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Thank abrigstock
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