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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
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Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 22:00
Saturday & Sunday: 08:00 - 22:00

Delightful setting. Very relaxed atmosphere. Food very good, I had, probably the best beef burger I have ever eaten.

Ron 21 June 2018
from Exeter

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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

4.0 ((((* (based on 103 reviews)
78% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • romantic (33)
  • afternoon tea (31)
  • large parties (24)
  • private dining (20)
  • child friendly (18)
  • al fresco (17)
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  • ((*** 2 July 2018 by Lisa from Exbourne

    Service was poor with long waits in-between courses and drinks orders. Food was good but nothing special. My husband got the wrong meal, I gave my meal back so I could eat with him and the children ate separately ... My meal has been kept hot as was evident by the meat on its return. The kids menu was poor , burgers/ fish & chips etc, I expect this from a pub menu not a Brasserie ... Was quite loud with the bar area being so open.. Disliked the tv in the eating area, more sports bar than Brasserie, really distracting for the children... We were eating and people were walking over to watch the tv...A little disappointing as this was a Father s day treat...

  • ((((( 21 June 2018 by Ron from Exeter

    Delightful setting. Very relaxed atmosphere. Food very good, I had, probably the best beef burger I have ever eaten.

  • ((((( 27 March 2018 by Mali from Reigate

    Beautiful setting, and a great set up with stunning views and, best of all, a circular couch with a wood burner in the centre. I had the 8oz Dartmoor Sirloin steak and I have to say it was one of the best I've ever had - melty and perfectly cooked. Had a great night and would happily recommend it to others!

  • ((((( 24 March 2018 by Rita from Swansea

    Excellent food, friendly staff, nothing was too difficult and all with a smile. Very flexible and accommodating.

  • ((*** 26 February 2018 by Carly 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 from Wellington

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

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

    Fantastic food and great service can't recommend enough

  • ((((( 1 January 2018 by Reg 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 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.

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