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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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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 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

Thank Joanna W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank captainblood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read the review by Anthony C just hours before visiting this place and was extremely put off by the owner's response which I personally found very childish and a little unprofessional. Our first impressions were that this was a nice looking restaurant, in...More

1  Thank Vicky L
benh1chef, Owner at The Laughing Monk Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Maybe you and Anthony C should get a room !!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Limited menu but the food was absolutely delicious. Well worth a visit if you are in the area - be sure to book in advance!

Thank JenlouS
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went here when staying in Dartmouth on holiday as a belated birthday meal for me. We were expecting it to be good based on the reviews we'd read before hand, but in reality it exceeded expectations. The gin and tonic recommendations...More

Thank RobCrossUK
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

A lovely meal and excellent customer service, reasonable prices for drinks too. The food was presented beautifully and tasted lovely too.

Thank Carb17
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

A weekend evening meal with a 3 year old. We all received a great welcome, the service was excellent along with every dish. I would recommend this whole heartedly.

Thank Carll_UK
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

On holidays and we fancied a treat.. found this place online with some good reviews.. got there all ok, nice place.. no customer parking available outside the restaurant so you have to park up the road somewhere. overall nice food.. fish cooked very nicely, but...More

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The restaurant came as a recommendation from a friend and we would not have even known it was there if it wasn't for them. Tucked up a side road in the village of Strete, the restaurant was amazing. The devon lamb bolognese was unreal. Was...More

Thank izzyevansbrown
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This was our third visit to The Laughing Monk and once again we were not disappointed. Ben and Jackie and all the staff are always happy to see us and the food, as usual, is beautifully presented and tastes delicious 😋. The service is slick...More

2  Thank debjarman63
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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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, 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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