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Smith’s Brasserie at Bovey Castle

North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park, Newton Abbot, TQ13 8RE

((((* British
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 22:00
Saturday & Sunday: 08:00 - 22:00

Loved the way the small details are thought of', food was perfect , cheddar Salcombe fish pie is wonderful. Staff always ready to chat and are very helpful.

Julie Clegg 22 December 2016
from Plymouth

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In a stunningly regal setting on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, Smith’s Brasserie at Bovey Castle is a shining example of British tradition. Classic recipes are made using local produce, with the restaurant boasting countryside views and roaring fires.

The Smith's Brasserie menu is filled with gourmet takes on British classics. To start, there are favourites like Salcombe crab salad or English pea soup, while mains feature hearty recipes such as roasted lamb fillet with minted French bean salad and balsamic dressing, or cheddar-crusted Salcombe fish pie. Lighter bites include a range of generously filled sandwiches, including a steak, onion and mushroom ciabatta. There are also dedicated vegetarian and kids' menus.

On the dessert menu at Smith's Brasserie, the British classic flavours continue with options like seasonal Eton mess, and sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream. Diners can also choose from the extensive international wine list.

Offering a true taste of British tradition in a breathtaking setting, Smith’s Brasserie at Bovey Castle is surrounded by lush countryside, and sits 14 miles from Newton Abbot.

Smith’s Brasserie at Bovey Castle

North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park, Newton Abbot, TQ13 8RE

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Customer reviews for Smith’s Brasserie at Bovey Castle

3.9 ((((* (based on 48 reviews)
79% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((((( 26 February 2017 by Lyn Rothbone from Devon

    Stunning location, beautiful restaurant, delicious food, attentive staff. What more could you ask for?

  • ((((( 15 February 2017 by Samantha Porter from Paignton

    Attended Smith's Brasserie on 14th February, being Valentines night and my father's 70th birthday. First time we have visited Bovey Castle and we were very impressed. I telephoned beforehand to ask if chef would be kind enough to present a plate to my father with Happy 70th Birthday written on it and it was presented to my father not only with greeting on but truffles as well! Staff hospitable and very professional. The four of us had different dishes from the menu which were cooked to perfection. Your staff kindly showed us around the Great Western Restaurant after our meal and we are looking forward to visiting again in the very near future. Although we live close by, I am sure we will treat ourselves to an overnight stay with spa use. I cannot praise Bovey Castle enough and I shall be recommending you to all my friends and family. THANK YOU BOVEY CASTLE!

  • (((** 19 January 2017 by James Selman from Exeter

    A pleasant restaurant with ok food. Unfortunately the price of the food far exceeds the quality offered. A disappointing experience overall.

  • (**** 5 January 2017 by Michael Blagden from Tavistock

    Very poor meal. Beef tough, few vegetables

  • (**** 5 January 2017 by Gary Wolens from London

    While the service was attentive, my son and I unfortunately ordered the steak which was absolutely terrible. In addition to being tasteless, it was the toughest piece of meat I have ever been served. I was surprised that such an establishment which obviously prides itself on quality would serve such poor quality food. It's a shame as it lessened the experience of the evening. In addition to telling the waiter of our disappointment I also told the front desk and am now telling you.

  • (((** 30 December 2016 by Emily Reddaway from Okehampton

    It felt like we waited quite a while, for so early on in the Lunch sitting, however when the food arrived, it was worth the wait. My mum had the Fish Pie, and it looked like it had been freshly prepared and cooked.

  • ((((( 29 December 2016 by Tony Jenns from Plymouth

    Another lovely time spent at Bovey Castle, the staff as always were excellent, helpful and professional, the Christmas trees were better than those in NYC.
    The meal was very nice, the staff again were very supportive and service were second to none, we will continue to visit Bovey Castle not just to spend the day but stay over as we have in the past, thank you veryone.

  • ((((( 22 December 2016 by Kathryn from Okehampton

    Very lovely experience, good food and wine choices.
    Also very accommodating for colleague who eats gluten free - with lots of options for her.

  • ((((* 22 December 2016 by Tony Ham from Yelverton

    Just what we wanted

  • ((((( 22 December 2016 by Julie Clegg from Plymouth

    Loved the way the small details are thought of', food was perfect , cheddar Salcombe fish pie is wonderful. Staff always ready to chat and are very helpful.

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