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Boatswains Brasserie

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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6-7 Russell Court Fore Street, Salcombe TQ8 8BS, England
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
2 of 5 bubbles 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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154 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Tiztraveller
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We visited this restaurant that is tucked away down a quaint little alleyway one evening while staying in Salcombe and had a very good meal. The service was good and attentive and the food was tasty. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank ejsejsejs
Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant. The food is a good standard with something for everyone on the menu. We had a lovely evening and would definitely visit 'Boatswains' again.

Thank LauraS16021989
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This restaurant is tucked away but was a great find. Very welcoming and attentive service. Food very good- enjoyable experience

Thank Gerry H
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is a lovely restaurant which was let down by poor food. It seemed that because you are visitors and probably not likely to return they were not interested in the feedback on the food.

Thank 888Anon
Devon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Super meal,was busy so I presume pre booking is a good idea-only fault I have is that s large party who were quite loud,came in during our meal,the ceiling is quite low so the noise was quite loud-but can't fault our meal and the service

Thank F7026ZJemmap

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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: 01548842180

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