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Smith’s Brasserie at Bovey Castle

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

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

Bovey Castle is such a wonderful place, so we took our American friends, who loved it.
The lunch was excellent, the whitebait a first for them.

Valerie Down 11 July 2017
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 71 reviews)
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  • large parties (19)
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  • private dining (13)
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  • ((((( 19 July 2017 by Sheila Beashel from Harpenden

    Stunning location and lovely ambience

  • ((((* 16 July 2017 by Vilma Olive from devon

    Best restaurants features, amazing views. Normally I would say that creme brulle is my favorite but not this time..You should have just keep the normal creme brulle instead of changing the recipe and make chocolate creme brulle. Taste like mouse. But overall me and my husband enjoy the rest of the meal.

  • ((((* 11 July 2017 by Valerie Down from Exeter

    Bovey Castle is such a wonderful place, so we took our American friends, who loved it.
    The lunch was excellent, the whitebait a first for them.

  • ((((( 3 July 2017 by Kate Eslick from Plymouth

    Great, lovely choice of meals, we all ate off the specials board. Friendly and prompt waiting staff, Beautiful surroundings.

  • (((** 27 June 2017 by Robert Langton from Holsworthy Devon

    Lovely surroundings, very pleasant staff. Only downside was the 'bucket-style' chairs, terribly uncomfortable, bad backache. Many thanks.

  • ((((* 22 June 2017 by James Perkins from Ivybridge

    We had a meal in Smith's Brasserie to celebrate my wife's birthday. It was our first visit to Bovey Castle.
    The meal experience was very pleasant. The food was good and the staff were very friendly and attentive. In fact when they discovered it was her birthday they brought my wife a plate piped with a chocolate Happy Birthday together with some "petit fours". Delicious. The only slight downside was that being a very hot and sunny day it would have been nice to spend more time on the terrace outside the brasserie. However there was only one umbrella which was already taken so we were only able to sit out for a few minutes before having to go inside to escape the sun.

  • ((((* 18 June 2017 by Jens Wilhelm from Hannover

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  • ((((( 14 June 2017 by Katie Rendell-martin from Exeter

    Food and service were fantastic. First class.

  • ((((( 12 June 2017 by Neil Mcandrews from Exeter

    It was a excellent experience lovely food and good service a enjoyable day.

  • (((** 9 June 2017 by Carlo Bianchi from Zürich

    Dear Management,
    To be honest, we were disappointed. We thought, the Smith Brasserie is more casual then the main restaurant, but still on a high level. But it isn't at all because of the followiing experiences:
    We comanded a bottle of the Malbec for 40 £, which was served too warm, with at least 23 °C. We asked for cooling, what also happened.
    We started with a Devon salad with Blue cheese, Large size: The size wasn't really large, the quantity of Blue cheese was in my eyes below expectations. But the worst was, that no sauce was added. I asked for oil and vinaigre. It took at least about 5 minutes, until the waitress informed, that they have no oil and vinaigre some other sauce. So, she went again in the kitchen and turned some minutes later back with a mustard sauce, like you can buy it in every supermarket.
    We continued with the fish of the day, served with young potatoes. The potatoes were much too long cooked in water and softy like a jam.
    The lamb shoulder also menu of the day, was ok, but a bit too cold.
    The evening ended up with a bill of about 170£, together with two drinks in the nice Oak Bar. We had a wonderful evening with my girlfriend, but because of her, not because of the Smith Brasserie.
    The rest, means the atmosphere in the castle, the nice room we had, was lovely. If I had to make a comment in Tripadvisor in a few words, it would be "avoid Smith Brasserie, if you want good dining"

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