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The Grill Room at the Royal Castle Hotel

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11 The Quay, Dartmouth TQ6 9PS, England
+44 1803 833033
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Bedfordshire
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138 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Judging by the menu, presentation and pricing the Grill Room is clearly trying to move further upmarket. We dined last evening. On a negative note, waiting staff need further training and experience. My lamb mains was well presented but the lamb itself was of a disappointingly poor quality. Perhaps the total cost of the evening wasn't justified. On a positive... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As I wrote in my hotel review, when we ate in January our dinner approached Michelin standard. It is also such a lovely room with a beautiful first floor view over the river Dart

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Thank gay_martin
Bristol, United Kingdom
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357 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked here for Sunday carvery. It was a very bitter Sunday. Freezing in fact.... But we were greeted by friendly staff. Sample first a warm drink in the bar. Cosy log fire. Very nice atmosphere. Then we were treated to a wonderful lunch. Presentation and atmosphere was super. Informative staff and warm surrounding. Really enjoyed our time here. The other... More 

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Thank BristolDawn1
England
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst visiting friends in Dartmouth they booked us in for the Sunday carvery. I have to say that this was the best carvery I have tasted for several years. My rheumatologist says I should avoid red meat so when I ignore him I want it to be very good. The beef was cooked to perfection (if you like medium rare... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in here for a light lunch crab sandwich was ok becareful as shell left in had several pieces in mine and i don't think it was fresh crab Everthing else alright.Staff very chatty and friendly.It is not cheap to eat here.

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Thank PlymouthAngela
Judy K, Manager at The Grill Room at the Royal Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear PlymouthAngela Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at The Royal Castle Hotel. We are pleased that you felt well looked after, however it is disappointing to hear that that you did not fully enjoy your meal. All our crab is handpicked and although it is rare to find any shell unfortunately it does occasionally happen... More 

Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

How lucky are we to be able to eat in the Royal Castle whenever we like. Lovely welcoming atmosphere, good food and coffee. A visit is highly recommended.

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Thank Lily299
Judy K, Manager at The Grill Room at the Royal Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lily299 Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are very happy to hear that you like popping in so much  We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Many thanks Judy Kitt More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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668 reviews
434 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

There is the Grill Room and also the Galleon and Harbour bars which serve very reasonable lunches and sandwiches of good quality and fair price. Lovely old hotel with plenty of character. Parking is an issue with street parking limited to one or two hours.

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Judy K, Manager at The Grill Room at the Royal Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mike M Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We understand parking can be an issue however there is a large public car park just across the road next to the tourist information centre and also at this time of year (out of peak... More 

Bromley, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I've eaten here several times and have always found the food excellent. It's not cheap but it's good quality and the fish is especially good. If you book in advance you can ask for a table overlooking the harbour and the river and on a sunny summer's day it is a lovely spot. Because it is a little pricey it... More 

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Thank Julie W
Judy K, Manager at The Grill Room at the Royal Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Julie W Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Royal Castle Hotel. We are so pleased that you always enjoy your visits. We are lucky enough to have an excellent team in the kitchen who take great care in selecting the very best fresh local produce around. We hope you will come and enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Thank you to all staff , my family enjoyed their Christmas Eve Meal. Food was served hot, good portions, cooked as requested, in an efficient manner, we received a warm welcome from owner who made the time and effort to greet and speak to us. Well done to you all. We will definitely visit you again soon, and we will... More 

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Thank Justine D
Judy K, Manager at The Grill Room at the Royal Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Justine D Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at The Royal Castle Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your festive meal in our grill room. We believe that personal touch is so important and endeavour to make every guest feel at home. We look forward to seeing... More 

Brixham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I had my works Xmas lunch here and have had a few over the years. Sadly this one was rather disappointing. The food was not as good as previous years and the waiting staff were rather chaotic. I had the vegetarian main course (although I am not a veggie, I often enjoy the veggie option) which was rather odd. It... More 

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Thank Alison N
Judy K, Manager at The Grill Room at the Royal Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Alison N Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. It is very disappointing to hear that you feel our food was not up to the usual high standard we endeavour to maintain. We apologise that you felt the vegetarian option was unappetizing, we can assure you that our chefs would not put a meat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$50
Cuisine
Bar, British, International, European
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 The Quay, Dartmouth TQ6 9PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 833033
  • This restaurant is at Royal Castle Hotel
Description
The Grill Room is our first floor river view restaurant, decorated in a contemporary style. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Restaurant provides the ideal location for a romantic dinner, lunch with friends, private parties, or business gatherings.

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