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Smith’s Brasserie at Bovey Castle

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

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

Fantastic food and great service can't recommend enough

Sarah Hartley 19 February 2018
from Newton abbot

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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 99 reviews)
78% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((*** 26 February 2018 by Carly Jancar from Bristol

    Great service but below average food. You would expect better from a 5 star hotel!

  • ((*** 19 February 2018 by Dani from London

    Food quality is not great and definitely not at level of the hotel.

  • ((((( 19 February 2018 by Alastair Riddell from Wellington

    Fantastic environment, lovely building, warm and welcoming Brasserie with friendly staff. Good food well presented.

  • ((((( 19 February 2018 by Sarah Hartley from Newton abbot

    Fantastic food and great service can't recommend enough

  • ((((( 1 January 2018 by Reg Lawton from Totnes

    First class from entering to departure. Additional highlights:- Silvia our waitress gets a big tick from us, plus the very nice man who parked our car and finally the other staff dressed up in lovely country clothing were so helpful in trying to identify the river and it's tributaries. We will be back, Reg & Sharon Lawton

  • ((((* 23 December 2017 by Nicola Snell from Newton abbot

    I love the ambience of this hotel, and it's surroundings, so I'm often here.
    You can never go wrong with the steak dinners, they are always good.
    This time I had a whole lobster, but was disappointed it was the size of a large prawn.
    Also had the bread and butter pudding , which was dry at the ends.
    But honestly I eat here often and most of the dinners are usually excellent.

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Sara Casadei gardini from Highweek village

    Me and my friend had a fantastic time. Food was tasty and delicious and staff was very nice and efficient. The special perk belly was wonderful . The only thing that requires attention is the coffee. My friend ordered a double espresso . When it was delivered or tasted like it was burnt and there was not the distinctive double espresso crema on top but this did not spoil our wonderful experience at all.

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Jackie from Okehampton

    Great place for a special celebration, a real treat from start to finish. My parents said it was one of the best meals they had ever had, as they are both in their 70s and have worked in catering for much of their lives, they've eaten a few special ones. Great food, great service and fabulous Christmas trees to admire in the bars and lounges.

  • ((((( 29 November 2017 by Jane from Exbourne, Okehampton


  • ((((* 27 November 2017 by Catherine Brimacombe from Exeter

    The food was delicious and service was very good. A personal choice would be for the water to be left on the table. Whilst we would have tipped anyway, it would be nice if a service charge was not automatically added to the bill.

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