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20 The Quay, Appledore EX39 1QS, England
+44 1237 424093
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (18 reviews)
“hake” (12 reviews)
“lemon sole” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
20 The Quay, Appledore EX39 1QS, England
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1 - 10 of 176 reviews

Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Dreadful, an appalling expensive meal. Only one other person dining although ‘fully booked!’ Owner was like Basil Faulty. Couldn’t have cared less if we were dining there or not. Table cloths bleached by the sun so no care about attracting custom. Shame as lovely location...More

Thank Ruth I
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I booked this restaurant fun the understanding that the food choice was going to be limited, specialised, and confined to a " catch of the day" slate, with a few non-seafood offerings. That is exactly what it was. As a party of seafood-lovers we really...More

1  Thank Fishmandxb
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Such a shame that diners are staggered on entry, as the first in it was very quiet and a bit awkward. I can understand why it's done but spoilt the experience. Food was excellent, the sea bass was beautiful as was the creme brûlée, but...More

Thank lmu262
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Booked a table by email for last Wednesday night. Andy got back to us straight away. He controls the covers to maximise quality of food and of course timings for the very talented chef. Anyway we loved our evening. I had Salmon Pate, Lemon sole...More

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We both had 3 very good courses in this great restaurant. Everything was beautifully cooked, presented and served by, we assumed, the owner and a lovely young girl with a good sense of humour. For me, a good selection of vegetables is as important as...More

Thank luloeastbourne
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We were here for a few days and decided to come here for our last night. Only people in for a while and was quiet. However, the food was delicious and home cooked. The owner, Andy, was very humorous and interesting. I would recommend the...More

Thank SuzylooMk
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Took me back to the 60s. Bit pretentious and no atmosphere. Food ok but nothing special. Overall experience poor. Would not recommend.

1  Thank gailblanche
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great fish menu- and some superb home made starters. Only does one sitting so no rush for your table. Owner and atmosphere very laid back. Advisable to book as only open Thursday - Sunday

Thank Riffman1
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Andy and his lovely wife run this great little restaurant in appledore , the service , food , and great Bottel of wine was fantastic.. it's a must visit.xx

Thank nickyPrattsBottom
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The food here was cooked with such care and was so delicious. We are real foodies and thoroughl enjoyed the tastes and a great bottle of wine. This was our second visit to Appledore and we made sure to book up Bensins. Very glad we...More

Thank HilarySJ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 The Quay, Appledore EX39 1QS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Appledore
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 424093
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