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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

Burger and chicken mains were delicious - so flavoursome!

Gurpreet Bharya 27 November 2016
from Berkshire

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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 37 reviews)
81% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • al fresco (5)
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  • ((((( 6 December 2016 by Caroline Blott from Westerham

    We loved the decor and ambience. The staff were extremely attentive and the food was delicious.

  • ((((( 27 November 2016 by Gurpreet Bharya from Berkshire

    Burger and chicken mains were delicious - so flavoursome!

  • ((((* 22 November 2016 by Debbie Freeman from Exeter

    We had lunch to celebrate our 50th birthdays. I have been twice before for Afternoon Tea. The surroundings and experience do not disappoint. The food was very good and reasonably priced, but £13 for a glass of wine and £10 for a glass of prosecco is just ridiculous. It's just not right that the wine is about £1.50 cheaper than a main course!

  • ((((( 14 November 2016 by Andrew Hewitt from Lichfield

    Excellent attentive service. Food quality and presentation very good.

  • ((*** 10 November 2016 by Lizzie Wilson from Lustleigh

    My wife and I booked lunch at Smith's Brasserie having stayed previously at Bovey Castle and thoroughly enjoyed the fine dining in the Great Western restaurant. But the quality of the two eateries are so different, it's hard to think they are in the same establishment! The food wasn't up to much and before we had finished, your staff started dragging furniture across the floor: setting up for the evening, we were told. Your staff should either wait or lift the furniture to avoid disturbing your guests. Also, I really object to having an "optional" tip automatically added to the bill: unfortunately, we didn't notice until after we'd left- I certainly wouldn't have left one after such a dissppointing experience.

  • ((((( 9 November 2016 by Julie Noonan from Honiton

    What a lovely location

  • (((** 31 October 2016 by Jose m Valderas from Exeter

    We celebrated my mother's birthday with a lunch with the family. The setting is great, beautiful views. The service was good, particularly the valet and the waiters, perhaps less so the maitre. Drinks and food arrived promptly. Portions were generous, the quality of the mains although appropriate, was average, perhaps not to the high standards that could be expected for the place. Children's menu is probably one of the better ones we have had in a while. My mother was very happy with the experience, which was after all the most important thing. I think we will be back, particularly considering how beautiful the castle is and that we know now what to expect.

  • ((((( 3 October 2016 by Julie Miles from Worthing

    Great restaurant, food excellent, very attentive and courteous staff. The calamari starter was cooked to perfection, possibly the best I had tasted. Disappointed with the crab risotto but this was down to personal taste than anything else - too salty, and the smell of the dish was off putting too (however it tasted much better than it smelled!). Bar prices very steep, but in line with some other 5 star hotels I suppose.
    Would recommend and definitely return again.

  • (**** 14 September 2016 by Fiona Lyne from Bournemouth

    It was an awful experience and I have left a review on trip advisor with the detail. Please feel free to contact me by email as per my original booking.

  • ((((* 8 September 2016 by Samantha Lee from Exeter

    Lovely setting, lovely food. Waitress could of been more jolly!

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