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“A welcome cup of tea on a windy September day”
Review of Venus Cafe

Venus Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$38
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Cafe
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Good for: View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Solihull, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“A welcome cup of tea on a windy September day”
Reviewed 4 October 2013

The Venus Cafe on Blackpool sands is really just a beach cafe with quite a high standard of food. On a gloriously hot day it is highly recommended but when we visited in mid-September it was a sad reflection of what it can be - although with only 10 or so people on the beach I was actually surprised it was open.
The owners of Venus pride themselves in their sustainable credentials and sourcing local products. It was a pity they did not extend this to the staff on duty - both Polish if I know my accents!
Please let me back next time I am in Dartmouth.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Desres83
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TheVenusCompany, Owner at Venus Cafe, responded to this review, 19 January 2014
Thank you for your comments. We do not employ any Polish people at Blackpool Sands at the moment. We do have 2 EEC Spanish nationals who are delightful. We would certainly employ more local people from Dartmouth and the surrounds (we already employ 10) but we do find very few actually want to work in hospitality. As a sensible employer we employ the best people for the job and only those with the right attitude. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit.

Mr Michael Smith
Managing Director
The Venus Company Ltd
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Brighton UK
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great beach restaurant”
Reviewed 1 September 2013

The foods good, service ok but the view of the sea over Blackpool sands - outstanding! Can get a bit chilly so take a wooly.

Visited October 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Really nice beach cafe....”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

On the best beach in the country (not sandy!) nice simple menu, good wine list and lovely staff - all with a beautiful view.

Visited July 2013
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2 Thank DickyTraveller007
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great beach Cafe”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Blackpool sands is a lovely spot and the cafe has everything you need to enjoy your stay. I really like the local lemonade, not your fizzy stuff but with the zing of real lemons. Also for morning coffee before it got busy we didn't have to pay for the car park

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Janice P
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Premium food in premium location”
Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

We visited the Venus Cafe as part of our visit to Blackpool Sands. The food is excellent, well presented, plentiful and sourced locally. Organically produced ingredients are central to this Cafe's ethos. The food is more restaurant standard the cafe. if you are expecting typical beach side cafe fare, then i would suggest that this is not the place for you, although the surroundings are very cafe style. The prices reflect the quality as well as the location. Pleasant and helpful staff and, all in all, an experience that is well worth repeating. The downside is the £7 that we had to part with in order to simply park the car.

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank PermanentlyPuzzled
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