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“The Witches Bowl casts a magic spell!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Witches Bowl

The Witches Bowl
Ranked #24 of 51 Restaurants in Dawlish
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: The Witches Bowl is run by Husband and Wife team, Arthur and Sue, with their Daughter Gilly. Originally from Essex and with over 25 years of collective experience in catering, they decided to move to the beautiful town of Dawlish to fulfil their ambition of running their own restaurant. Front of House is where you'll normally find Arthur and Sue offering warm welcomes and friendly service and behind the scenes in the kitchen is where you'll find Gilly, preparing and cooking meals fresh to order.
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“The Witches Bowl casts a magic spell!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

My parents and I visited Dawlish on Sunday and came down by train from Somerset.We visited Dawlish specifically to witness what had happened in the storms and the tremendous amount of work that has taken place to get things back to normal.
We applaud the Dawlish community on their spirit and resilience and whilst visiting the shops we asked a lady where we might find a good place to have a Sunday lunch.We were given great advice when directed to the Witches Bowl .The hosts and staff welcomed us in and showed us a table in the nicely presented dining area. The food was great and well presented and the service
was as good as it gets. Highly recommended by us and a great thanks to you all.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“I Don't Believe It!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

I have written reviews on this restaurant in the past. We eat there on a Saturday luchtime on average once a month and on the occasional Sunday lunchtime also. We took some friends there for an evening meal this Friday and once again I have to say the food was outstanding! I was slightly disappointed not to find their slow roast belly-pork on the menu but not for long. As stated in a previous review, the lamb shank was superb and as per usual Jills' home made bread and butter pudding was the best! Excellent service once again from these lovely people, so what was it that I couldn't believe? We were the only people there!!!! So yes, you could say that the place was lacking atmosphere but it is people that make that atmosphere. I will never understand why the people of Dawlish don't support this restaurant more in the evenings. I don't know of a better meal in Dawlish or even further afield come to think of it! It really is a little gem and deserves to be used evenings as well as it is at other times!!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Gerdi99
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“!st time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

Sunday lunch was really good, made to feel really welcome, wife had turkey i had roast beef was really tender. would recommend highly.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nobbler
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Banbury, England, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Good food,helpful staff,great prices for what you want,local food,nice in morning for coffee or evening meal.parking near by or easy to walk to.turn right by taxi office on the strand.easy reach from main road in dawlish.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank William H
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Food + Excellent Atmosphere!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

Have visited Dawlish numerous times on holiday from London and book a table at the Witches Bowl every time. Food is always superb, varied, and refreshingly creative - mussels are a particular delight! The staff have always been very kind and welcoming. And the lovely cosy atmosphere generated by the 'olde worlde' theme makes for a fun and relaxing change from generic big city restaurants. Highly recommended!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank XanderDemarco
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