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The Retreat Restaurant

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Finlake Lodge The RETREAT, Chudleigh, Dartmoor National Park, England
+44 1626 855396
08:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 23:00
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Went on two different nights and had two different experiences. The second one was much better, really enjoyed the food and our waiter James was such a lovely guy. Really engaged with us and made us laugh. Not sure if we would try again, unless there was a menu change as the options are limited. We enjoyed the chicken fajitas... More 

Thank catinthehat8
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Service was good, the food however is mainly just general frozen chips burgers etc. Didnt try any off the fancier stuff which may off been better did look more appealing but we were just there for a light tea.

Thank Roxie C
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Despite being amongst hundreds of chalets and lodges, we were the only people in the restaurant; mid week. Food was average, at best and didn't represent good value. Drinks were extortionate. £4.80 for a pint of lager. Our plan, during our mini-break, was to eat here every night but one visit was enough to change our minds. Such a shame... More 

Thank Ryanontwp
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We live locally. Always eat out on Sunday lunch time for a local roast or carvery. Have tried lots of local places over the years but thought we'd go back here after a long absence. Hadn't enquired the carvery price when we rang to reserve a table and found, on arrival, it to be £11 for the carvery, with the... More 

Thank kestanandw
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Went on a Sunday half the seating was missing so should have rang alarms bells. Service was very poor staff seemed to be more engrossed with there new tablets for taking orders than providing a good service. Waited 10 minutes to take our order for drinks. When we got our food the plates were cold so was the food Very... More 

Thank jeseypete
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Ate here twice for breakfast. The food was fine and the service good. When you are paying 3.95 for eggs royale you shouldn't really expect perfection. We were staying at Finlake if we hadn't been I wouldn't have made the trip for the food.

Thank TheHungryLion
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Finlake for a week in September. Visited The Retreat one evening for dinner but was a bit disappointed. Nice place for an evening drink and play a game of pool but the food wasn't great. Fish and chips - fish was greasy and batter tasteless, and chips were undercooked.

Thank cmcarter16
Chudleigh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Went to Finlake restaurant for family meal and entertainment. Excellent service provided with ample food and drink.

Thank Dave F
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Whilst staying on the Finlake park we decided to try the Retreat Restaurant for our Anniversary meal. We were not disappointed both of our meals were great and the staff were friendly (Lewis was our waiter, I think his name was. Young man with glasses) was excellent and attentive. The restaurant itself was modern,clean and well set out. We enjoyed... More 

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Pencoed, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Finlake for a week and visited the restaurant three times for food, twice for an evening meal and once for breakfast. The food was delicious, the fajitas are very good value, they come with three wraps and a huge pile of meat and vegetables. Breakfast was also very good, a nice variety on the menu. You have... More 

Thank Cerys J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Finlake Lodge The RETREAT, Chudleigh, Dartmoor National Park, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Chudleigh
  • Phone Number: +44 1626 855396

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