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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” (23 reviews)
“pork belly” (27 reviews)
“scallops” (42 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

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.

Thank stretebarton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank mumph
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank debhan44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Farzana K
Reviewed 11 August 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

Thank ratherbeathome
Reviewed 10 August 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

Thank Max M
Reviewed 10 August 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

Thank nickcDorset
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The food is Fantastic. I think the restaurant itself lack atmosphere. It’s a big old school hall. Worth a visit.

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The Laughing Monk is always on our 'list' when we are in the area, and it never disappoints. We visited last week, (made little piggies of ourselves as usual) and made a promise to ourselves... it was high time that we shared this little nugget...More

Thank CriticalCritc
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Lovely restaurant! Only open a few days per week and gets booked up very quickly, especially at peak times. If you can get in you are in for a treat. Lovely menu with local dishes and produce. The staff are very friendly and make you...More

Thank RandSHowell
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14 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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