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We are a mediteranean restaurant serving Pasta, Pizza, Fresh seafood, Steaks and Vegetarian dishes. Relax in our bar for a pre dinner drink in front of our log burning fire. All our ingredients are fresh and everything is made to order, from fresh breads, home-made sauces, fish delivered daily, meat from our local butcher along side breeding our own Saddleback pigs and shooting our own game for the menu. Our Gin list is extensive with a cocktail list adjacent to a fantastic around the world wine list. The atmosphere is friendly, relaxed and informal with a great vibe whether eating or just having a drink,. The outside decking and patio probably is the best around with views in the summer nearly
PRICE RANGE
£8 - £25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is excellent, there is a varied menu of really lovely food, we came for a late lunch, seafood platter was excellent and my steak with lobster was cooked perfectly, we have never had a bad meal or service without a smile. Nick...and the team do a excellent job, this place usually is very busy but they are organised and service has always been good, we will be back for plenty more of the delicious food that is served here..More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived just after 2:30pm, the restaurant had a relaxed feel with lovely mood lighting and gentle backgound music, the staff were polish friendly and proffessional, they didnt hover around and gave you the time and space to fully choose what you want from the...menu. Now to the best bit....the food. I had Brie Fritto for starters with orange marmalade which complimented the cheese beautifully, for my main it had to be the Venison Di Vino (rare to medium rare), which was cooked to perfection for me, the Venison had a wonderful deep, rich gamey flavour and melted in your mouth, paired together with the red wine and shallot sauce was truely heavenly. I will certainly go again, the price isn't the cheapest however for the whole experience it was worth it!!!! Thank youMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A horrible night weather wise but the journey was well worth it for a wonderful meal in delightful surroundings. We chose the three course menu and if even a tad expensive compared to other restaurants we could not complain about anything that was served and...left absolutely satisfied. Will be returning soon and would certainly recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I made a reservation for 1800hrs on a Saturday, I am glad we did as this is a very popular restaurant. Located in a very picturesque moorland setting just outside the village of Belmont, plenty of car parking space at the rear...as well as at the side. Welcoming front of house staff, as the location is very popular with families and couples alike we were helpfully offered the opportunity to sit in a quieter area. Staff courteous and amenable. Extensive range of choices on menu, both of us opted for the King Prawn Picante as a starter, we were not disappointed, very tasty!! My Wife chose a sirloin steak with a pepper sauce, whilst I chose the Pollo Pepe with an extra order of slim fries to mop up any of the surplus delicious sauce, it would be rude not to! Food arrive promptly, was hot and very well presented.Good portion size. For dessert I chose the Tiramisu, my wife a double Courvoisier brandy Had a wonderful evening, this was our first visit but I can say without hesitation it will not be our last. Concluded the evening with a moorland drive as the sun set.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 16 April 2024

This is a large Italian restaurant and although some way out of town it has a good following. We booked at short notice and early in the evening. The menu was what you might expect with a good range of Italian dishes and a few...'English' too. It might have benefited from a few more salad and vegetarian options. It is a large building and maybe as a consequence, for us, lacked a little atmosphere, but great if you are a bigger group or attending an event. The food was excellent and well-presented.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 20 March 2024 via mobile

Booked here for 15 people for my daughters 18th, the service and the food was excellent, we all had 3 courses each, and I honestly can't fault anything. Thank you to all the staff, you are amazing. we will all definitely return.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 22 January 2024

So lovely to spend an evening at San Marino. Fabulous food and excellent service - Nick and his staff were extremely helpful, the service was wonderful and the ambiance was great too! The food definitely lived up to our expectations. Overall, this was an incredible...dining experience and we would highly recommend. Thanks again for a wonderful dinner!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

We chose San Marinos for our daughter's 18th birthday celebration. And what a great choice it was. There were 12 of us of very varying ages and the menu was perfect for everyone to find something they would enjoy. And enjoy the food we did....Everything was beautifully cooked and presented with good sized portions. There was no rush and the staff were great. They brought in the birthday cake we brought and joined in the singing - although there were a few suspicious notes in there 😂 Head chef came out and agreed to divi up the cake for us. The birthday girl was thoroughly thrilled to bits with her day there. A big thank you so much to all the staff for making it a memorable timeMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 26 December 2023

We were passing and needed a place to eat. Received a warm welcome on entering. Staff were attentive, food very hot and quickly served. Didnt feel rushed. Clean. Atmosphere just right. Food perfect 5* Very happy and both really enjoyed the food. Only 10 mile...from home so will be back for my birthday with the rest of the family. Thank youMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 18 December 2023

We come all the time and It never disappoints! Tonight we had rib eye steak (husband is a butcher so it had to be good ) and I had the fish platter and both was exceptional. Staff are fantastic. Chatty ,helpful . Go above band...beyond.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 November 2023

There are some places you go just to eat and enjoy and then a few that you go to and you know you will really enjoy. This is one of the latter. We went as part of a group of friends and we certainly weren’t...disappointed. We chose the 3 course menu and everyone cleared their plates. If you’ve not tried this place then all I can say is that you are missing out.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 November 2023

Visited with a group for a family celebration. I have various allergies and food intolerances (dairy free, pescatarian, allergic to shellfish and potatoes) so emailed the restaurant via the website a few days ahead of the visit to see what I could eat and avoid...'making a fuss' on the evening. From what I could see online, I would be limited to one of two risotto dishes from the whole of the menu - not very exciting food after a near 300 mile drive! I'm still waiting for your reply.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023 via mobile

Delicious food and great service. The restaurant is beautiful inside and very clean. I would recommend a visit, the little cafe is also a great place to visit for breakfast.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 November 2023 via mobile

We visited the restaurant as a family (4 adults) and whilst the food was lovely we wouldn’t return after having continuously rubbish service. We were seated, it wasn’t busy as you’d expect for a Tuesday night but our table was really affected by the freezing...temperatures every time someone opened the door so we asked to move to the table behind us where there was a wind break - considering 3/4 of the restaurant was empty I’d assume this would be a simple ‘yes’ but instead our server had to check with 2 people by which time we had moved ourselves because it was freezing. We ordered drinks and the waiter (gave his name as Giro but not sure if that’s correct) came over. I wanted to ask some questions about the menu and there was some difficulty in me understanding what he was saying, because I’m partially hard hearing and when I asked him to repeat himself he rolled his eyes at me. When he came back to take our order I was trying to pronounce the items on the menu and as I’ve done in plenty of other restaurants I asked how to pronounce my dish, he very abruptly just kept saying back to me you want the goats cheese, I said yes but I’d like to know how to pronounce it again he repeated goats cheese and rolled his eyes. After clearing our starter the waitress asked if we wanted the dessert menu, she was polite so I said we will but wanted our main first. The mains arrived and Giro was very abrupt in telling us what he had in his hands. He then told my dad off for holding his plate when he told him it was hot, but he didn’t mean the plate was hot he meant the dish on top - he then told my dad he wasn’t stupid and was telling him not to touch it - again his tone, choice of words and attitude was aggressive at this point I was desperate to just get up and walk out after asking a chat with a manager, but having driven from Dorset for this family catch up I decided to stay. After dinner we ordered another round of drinks, by this time we were the only table left in the restaurant still dining and there were 5+ staff around. The drinks took 15 minutes and a reminder to reach us. Giro then placed every drink infront of the wrong person intentionally as we had the same drink glasses in front of us, one beer, two cokes and a water - not difficult to figure out and if he was confused he cold have said what he had on the tray and we would have helped him. The food was good, we had the 3 course deal but wouldn’t recommend this restaurant based on the service and particularly the attitude of that one waiter - I’m not sure if he was just having a bad night, or if he is just too rude for a hospitality role but if I wanted that kind of service we would have gone to Karen’sMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023 via mobile

I had a lovely visit to the restaurant on Wednesday evening and the market menu is still amazing and great value and the staff are very friendly and helpful. When looking for my driving licence the day after I realised I had lost my purse....After checking at home and in my car I thought I had better ring the restaurant. I was told immediately they had found my purse. I was so grateful and relieved to have found some honest people. Thank you San Marino staff.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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I believe their current food hygiene rating is 5 stars. As for the owners, it's still the same owners but under new management.
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