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“Disappointing....but great fish!”
Review of Marine Restaurant

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Marine Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 10 Restaurants in Instow
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Disappointing....but great fish!”
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Called in for a light 2 course meal on a sunny Sunday, which was ordered and eaten in the bar. Being near the sea I was looking forward to some good quality fish and my hake was perfectly cooked, the batter light and crispy and the fish moist and easily flaked with a fork. Sadly, however, it was accompanied by some rather sad looking peas and chips, which looked better than they tasted. Dessert was a favourite of mine - lemon Posset - no complaints there - it was the correct consistency and really delicious. The service was young and charming but not the best - we weren't told that we needed to order at the bar so we sat there waiting for something to happen until we finally saw someone else order. We also had to ask for our crumb covered table to be cleaned when they brought our cutlery. Would I go back? Well, only possibly, but we have yet to try the alternatives in Instow, which is a very pretty spot that we would like to revisit.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Bideford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Always good value, a pleasure to visit”
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Eat here for lunch frequently with friends and visitors. It is always beautifully clean, the food is of a very good standard, there is lots of choice and the position is lovely.
Service is excellent .

Visited May 2013
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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“30% increase”
Reviewed 26 May 2013

We visit the Commodore for Sunday lunch about once every three weeks and were really shocked today to find that the price had increased from £18.50 to £25.00. The food is excellent but nothing warrants an increase like that.

  • Visited May 2013
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Bath, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed 14 May 2013

Three of us called in here for lunch. I've heard good things about it over the years but never got around to going here before. We were disappointed, especially after our lunch in the Watersmeet Hotel at Mortehoe the previous day. (See separate review) One of us had ham, egg & chips at £9.95 which was OK. One had a B.L.T sandwich at £7.25 which was said to contain tasteless bacon, and was mostly left. I had a roast beef sandwich at £6.95 which was a thin bit of fatty scrappy beef and tasteless. The cooked meals we saw being served looked OK but I would certainly not recommend ordering sandwiches. I've had better sandwiches in the most basic of pubs. In addition, for the whole of lunchtime there was very loud drilling and banging going on in the adjacent reception area. I understand that work needs to be done, but why not have it done at some time other than a busy lunchtime.

  • Visited April 2013
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York, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant with great service”
Reviewed 12 May 2013

Very good food. Well prepared and presented. Exceptional service from the staff. Price is approximately 30.00 GBP per person for dinner.

Visited April 2013
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