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The Laughing Monk Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Strete
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Family owned restaurant, relaxed atmosphere, serving the best local produce available. We are not a fine dinning restaurant but serving great food is our passion
Oundle, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Great food, service and venue. Really enjoyed our meal. Generous starters, good variety on the menu with a strong seafood content. We didn't have a desert as the starter and main we're sufficient.

Visited August 2014
Thank Bill C
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English first
Chichester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Overall Not Great”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

my experience at the laughing monk could have been better i felt a little bit ignored by staff the atmosphere in the building wasn't great and all my fish seemed to be overcooked and a little bland it might have been an off night so i might be back to try again soon just to make sure

Visited July 2014
4 Thank tracey h
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Thame, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Gorgeous food and friendly service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

We ate at the Laughing Monk recently whilst staying at fantastic local luxury B&B 'Sunswept'. The food was delicious in every way. Other reviewers mention the portion sizes but one is not obliged to clear ones plate. Exercise a little restraint and you will enjoy some of the best seafood imaginable with friendly service and pleasant surroundings. Those that scoff all the complimentary (and delicious) bread may find themselves a little full upon departure, but that is hugely preferable to the alternative of leaving a restaurant still peckish. Full marks, we shall definitely be returning.

1 Thank Amythame
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Pleasant experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Characterful building and interior, not much in the way of car parking. We were the second people in, so I guess any later and you park down the road a bit. Nice welcome, opened the door as we were getting out of the car. Food good, although my monkfish and tiger prawns wasn't enough so had me finishing off the kids chicken. Wife's pork belly really good. No kids menu as such, but don't be put off, they do most of the usual stuff kids like. The kids fish and chips was top notch.
Cheese selction nice and different, just needed more biscuits, and I had to ask for the jelly which they forgot to bring...but good deserts all round.
Have to mention the toilets, just a nice ambience!
Oh, and they tried to sneak in an extra 50 odd quid on the bill for 3 meals we didn't have!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank WinkySlug
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food for all the family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

The best food we had in our holiday. Excellent medley of fish and monkfish tails. Not cheap but value for money

Visited July 2014
Thank Mike W
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