Smith’s Brasserie at Bovey Castle

(138 Reviews)
North Bovey Dartmoor National Park, Newton Abbot, South West England, TQ13 8RE
British

Opening hours

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

Restaurant description

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.

Customer reviews for Smith’s Brasserie at Bovey Castle
3.9
(based on 138 reviews)

77%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (38)
  • al fresco (21)
  • breakfast (16)
  • business (14)
  • child friendly (22)
  • dinner (71)
  • entertainment (6)
  • large parties (26)
  • lunch (64)
  • luxury (57)
  • private dining (23)
  • romantic (42)
  • trendy (21)
  • value (10)
  • views (78)
  • By Tim W from Truro
    14 February 2020

    Nice place, attentive staff, shockingly tasteless food! We are both vegetarian and had the ravioli, but it had literally no taste. And charged £18!! I'm sure the meat dishes are good, but you need to sort the veggie options!

  • By Paul M from Guernsey
    22 January 2020

    The ham, egg and chips was probably the best I have ever had. ??

  • By Matthew M from Exeter
    11 January 2020

    The selection of food and drink where exceptional. I am a vegetarian and took my wife (not a vegetarian) and I thought there would not be many options for me as classic dining establishments can often have only a single option . How wrong I was, in the end we both ended up having two different vegetarian mains all where fantastically designed and beautifully presented.

  • By Adrian A from devon
    10 January 2020

    we both loved the nibbles as opposed to a starter

  • By Roger N from Peterborough
    27 December 2019

    Hotel beautifully decorated, good food but slightly let down by a long wait before getting deserts. Restaurant felt a little cool halfway through our meal as the central fire had been switched off. Drinks expensive.

  • By Claire H from Yeovil
    23 November 2019

    Amazing food. My friend said they were the best chips of her life

  • By Lee E from Devon
    23 October 2019

    Great atmosphere with a lovely ambience.

  • By Pat S from Ilsington
    17 October 2019

    Beautiful Landscape views from our table. Attentive helpful waiting staff. Food excellent. Look forward to returning soon.

  • By Gary E from Weston Super Mare
    2 October 2019

    The location and setting of Bovey Castle is fantastic, the staff are lovely, the starter we had was good but the main my wife had was very disappointing she had lamb and it was very tuff she struggled to cut it, as this was my wife 60th birthday I took her somewhere nice but the food let me down.

  • By Stewart L from Exeter
    15 August 2019

    Average burger but shocking dirty feel to the place . Chairs were filthy all around the room . Get the basics right . Staff all smart but floor dirty and chairs disgusting .

Restaurant Location Map
Smith’s Brasserie at Bovey Castle
North Bovey Dartmoor National Park, Newton Abbot, South West England, TQ13 8RE

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