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Boatswains Brasserie

Certificate of Excellence
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British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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6-7 Russell Court Fore Street, Salcombe TQ8 8BS, England
+44 1548 842180
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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365 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at 7.30 on a busy Friday night and asked if they had a table. Very politely asked if we could off until 8.15 - which was a result! We were warned there would be a wait for food but it wasn't an issue for us. When the food came it was delicious- presented well and our waitress was... More 

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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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261 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was very good but we had mixed views about service and portions. We took our time choosing our meal but then waited about 40mins or so for the starter (fish cakes - recommended). Two of us had chosen a special that was described as monkfish stuffed with sundries tomatoes and pesto and wrapped in Parma ham. It didn't... More 

Thank sjs1205
Durham, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Called here on spec on Easter Sunday. The staff managed to find us a table even though they were very busy. The food was super - fresh scallops, muscles and squid for starters then various fish dishes for main. Brilliant menu and lovely staff, far better than many other places in the town and much nicer staff.

Thank Jessica Scarlet C
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We were at a wedding in Hope Cove and knew that we would want to eat in the evening after the wedding. Had a coffee and a bacon sandwich in the Salcombe coffee company which was delightful and went for a walk around the town. Spoke to a lovely young lady about where we should eat n Salcombe and she... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A charming and friendly little gem, reasonably priced with an interesting menu. The best mussels we have had for years.

Thank David C
St Albans, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We have had some excellent family meals at Boatswains Brasserie (in my pre TripAdvisor days), but in our experience this year there was a definite drop in service and food quality. Most of the food was okay as opposed to previously excellent. I had fish cakes for starter. I know an occasional fish bone can happen but this is pretty... More 

Thank Dave N
Monmouth, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

You need to book a table here to ensure you get to try this delightful brasserie. Mussels were first class cooked to perfection in a cream sauce with fresh hunks of tasty bread. The others in the party had burgers handmade on the premises which were also cooked to perfection huge and extremely scrummy. Reasonable prices and excellent wine selection... More 

Thank nupeynoo
1 review
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

My friends and I had yet another wonderful meal at Boatswains last night. Thank you for a lovely birthday meal!

Thank Emily B
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Because 2 of our party have restrictive diets we had made a prior visit to check the menu to ensure that there were dishes that could be enjoyed by us all. How disappointing on arrival to be told that many dishes were unavailable. We were a party of 6 of which 4 selected steaks there were only 2 available. There... More 

Thank Les J
Sydney, Australia
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155 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Enjoyed a lovely dinner here as part of a large party of 12, fantastic service at all times. Fresh fish from the specials board was the way to go for our table and everyone was very happy with their meals. Mussels and Cod were a standout but there were plenty of amazing choices. This is on the pricey side but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-7 Russell Court Fore Street, Salcombe TQ8 8BS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Salcombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1548 842180

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?