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Blackpool Sands, Stoke Fleming, Dartmouth TQ9 7LQ, England
+44 1803 770209
08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Finished off a great weekend in the area by having the best full English I have had in a long time. Fairly priced bearing in mind the quality of the produce. Really friendly helpful staff. The weather was so great we could eat outside in February. Free parking and clean toilets. Highly recommended

Thank Clarenineteen
Penarth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this cafe and always have great food in a fabulous setting with great service but why oh why are the toilet facilities so inadequate. The beach toilets were closed which left only two staff toilets for an extremely busy cafe. I'm sure health and safety must be an issue here.

Thank Jeff M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Venus Cafe at Blackpool Sands near Dartmouth is a great place to get a good breakfast. The meals are tasty and the ingredients are from local produce. It does get quite crowded but it's worth waiting around to get a meal.

Thank Sue D
Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely breakfast mackerel & poached egg Menu stated price was £7 When I was paying I was asked if I lived locally or not. I asked why this information was being asked & was told we charge you £2 extra if not local! This is a breach of trading standards of menu price is listed and you charge... More 

Thank Rollerderbychick
Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Great place for lunch, warm family atmosphere, real log fire plus overhead heaters, needed at this time of the year. Lovely hot tasty soup and granary bread. Good to know too that the ingredients are organic. We had coffee and a read of the papers. What's not to like. Lucky we are locals so can go any time.

Thank Lily299
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome and in such a beautiful setting too!! I had the mackerel butty which was delicious! Very romantic setting but also for the kids they loved the meal deals with agree toy! Truly gorgeous food in beautiful setting highly recommend!!

Thank Alexis D
Newbury, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Welcome return visit. Plenty of parking, free entry. In the busy season you have to pay to park. The cafe is part of well known Devonian organic cage chain. Can be pricey. Medium coffees are £2.45 which is fair. Busy, plenty of staff on duty. Lovely location, right on the beach. Good clean toilets and souvenir shop on location.

Thank 732MichaelW732
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

After a great dog walk on Blackpool beach on a sunny morning. A lovely cup of coffee and a seat outside and watch the world go by.

Thank Elaine W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Visited several times before and dropped in a few days ago on a wet, misty, miserable December lunchtime for a basic fish and chip lunch and it's difficult to think how it could have been better. Despite the weather always a lovely beach setting here. Easy parking. Wasn't expecting the huge wood burning open fire place making the large dining... More 

Thank Mark8484
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Blackpool Sands is a beautiful cove near Dartmouth. It is privately owned and during the summer has a small shop, a hire shop,a great cafe and small charge car park. The whole place is very well-kept and perfect for families. In the summer dogs are banned but in the winter they are allowed as it is very quiet. We took... More 

Thank IanOscar
Venus-Blackpool, Manager at Venus Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Sir Thank you for your review and for your feedback regarding our policy with dogs in the café area. We have created a dog friendly heated seating area in the Venus beach shop which will be open everyday throughout the winter and we have also decided to allow clean and well behaved dogs into the covered decking area. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$37
Cafe, British, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blackpool Sands, Stoke Fleming, Dartmouth TQ9 7LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmouth  >  Stoke Fleming
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 770209

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?