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“Great food and service”
Review of Jack Sprat's

Jack Sprat's
Ranked #1 of 56 Restaurants in Dawlish
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$24
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: A stylish, contemporary licensed restaurant using the freshest and best produce to create delicious food served by professional waiters with smiling faces. Try us for great coffee, fabulous stone baked pizza, pasta, homemade burgers (best ever!)and lots of daily specials. Good value, family-friendly and fresh tasty food. We are small so book if you can.
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

We visited Jack Sprat's on Saturday (23rd November) base d on Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. The service was fast and friendly and the food was excellent. We all had sandwiches which were fresh and tasty and the chips were great. The portions were a good size for lunch without being too big. Obviously a very popular place as they were turning people away and we can see why. Highly recommended.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank DaniH0103
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Helgakbeer B, Owner at Jack Sprat's, responded to this review, 27 November 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review. We really appreciate it. Tripadvisor users help us so much by promoting the business and giving us the real feedback we need to grow and develop. I am so pleased you read the reviews on the site and they encouraged you to visit us. Thanks for your kind words. it is all very encouraging. We hope to see you again soon.
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Barnstaple
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely meal for a party of 15”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We arranged this venue for a Saturday lunchtime meeting for 15 people. We had pre-ordered our food the previous day but there was quite a range of choices made, some chose just a starter, others chose three courses all from either the Specials list or from the menu listed on the website. The staff were extremely obliging and coped very well with the different selections made. On the day they were extremely pleasant and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Despite the variety of orders all arrived at the appropriate time and we had a happy and jolly meeting. The food was delicious and well presented. The only slight downside was that perhaps we were a little cramped with a party of our size although that didn't really trouble us and the staff coped admirably. Most who initially just wanted a starter did then add one of the delicious puddings and all the party complimented the staff on the service, food and value for money. We highly recommend this restaurant whether it be for a party booking, just a casual single diner, a couple or group of friends. Quite a find and must when you are in the Dawlish area.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank SeaLegsBarnstaple
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Helgakbeer B, Owner at Jack Sprat's, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Thank you so much for your super review. I am so pleased your party enjoyed their lunch. We are very lucky to have such lovely staff - it is great to hear the service was friendly and efficient. I am also delighted that you enjoyed the food so much. With regard to your comment about space, it can be a bit tight to keep a big party all sitting on one table. When we have bigger parties we often have the party spreading out to use all the tables in the restaurant. We thought you would like to be on one table coming straight from your conference but I take on board your comments and I wish we did have a little bit more room. Maybe two spacious tables for a big party would work better that getting everyone on one table. I will give this some thought and I really appreciate your feedback on this matter. We very much hope we will see you again next time you are in the area. We very much appreciate your business.
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“First visit”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Our first visit to Jack Sprat's on a recommendation. Ate lunch with coffees. My cheeseburger and chips were both excellent, as was the small side salad. Proper home made burgers and (seemed like) home made bap as well, although the price reflects that. All very tasty and easily too much for me. Well presented. My partner had simple cheese topped garlic bread. She was happy and stated it was "very nice". We did point out to the lady though that it is not a good idea to serve such an item on top of a paper napkin as, separating same from melted cheese attached to the bread is a messy business. She agreed with us so hopefully will learn from that.

My only other grouse is the length of time it took for the food to arrive, especially as I had parked on limited time roadside parking. Fortunately, despite being 20 minutes over, I had not got a ticket.

  • Visited November 2013
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Helgakbeer B, Owner at Jack Sprat's, responded to this review, 24 November 2013
Thanks for your great review. We have indeed taken on board your comment about the napkin and we no longer put one under the garlic bread. The issue about time is harder to resolve - we make thick home cooked burgers and they are cooked fresh to order. This means they will always take 20 minutes to cook. I know the chef put the burger on the moment I placed the order so unfortunately this is simply how long a thick burger takes to cook. I was very encouraged by your comment on the day that it was "the best burger" you had ever eaten so I am guessing it was worth the wait. i wish they would change the time on the parking machines so people are on less of a tight time schedule when they come in for lunch. Thanks again for your super review and we hope to see you again soon.
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“Simply faultless”
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Went here with 4 adults and 2 children. Couldn't have been made to feel more Welcome and service was superb. Couldn't do enough for us. Food was great. Highly recommend.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Ant1843
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Helgakbeer B, Owner at Jack Sprat's, responded to this review, 15 November 2013
Thanks so much for your very lovely review. We are all so delighted! We hope to see you again soon. Your positive remarks are really appreciated.
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MERSEYSIDE
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Birthday Surprise Meal”
Reviewed 12 November 2013 via mobile

Exceptional Food, in wonderful cosy restaurant. The service warm and friendly. I would recommend Jack Sprat's as the best eatery in Dawlish

Dave Handley

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Thank WINGY22579
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Helgakbeer B, Owner at Jack Sprat's, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
We are so glad you had a great time on your birthday. We do love a celebration at Jack Sprat's. Thanks so much for your kind comments and taking the time to post a review. It is so good for staff morale. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.
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