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The Dolphin at Budleigh Salterton

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35 High Street, Budleigh Salterton EX9 6LQ, England
+44 1395 442042
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is a lovely, friendly, local café, run by local people for local people. All others are welcome but Margaret specialises on looking after her regular customers. I love coming here and always get such a welcome. The menu has been expanded recently and is extremely good value.

Thank TotallyMadH
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

first time visit... great place to drop in.... really friendly staff good prices, great welcome, food, tea, coffee... what more can you say.... just go and give it a try

Thank thatcherrock
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

When you enter the Dolphin you are immediately taken back in time greeted by the waitress dressed in a pretty long floral frilly dress, the greeting is warm and welcoming. It's not a big cafe with only 8 tables frequented mainly by locals but tourists are made welcome. Do not expect to get a full meal or have loud music... More 

Thank Ostomate
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We have been visiting the Dolphin cafe for years now, we are not locals as such but live in Torquay. We travel the hour or so every two weeks or so to have coffee, home made tea bread and the scones which are OUT OF THIS WORLD !! Margaret and Gary are perfect hosts and are experts at what they... More 

Thank Norrms
Devon, United Kingdom
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338 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

My friend and I come here regularly as I love the Olde Worlde feel of the place. It is always very busy and is popular with locals and tourists. They do not serve meals. They do however serve delicious drinks and snacks. All the cakes and breads are home made and are really delicious. It has lots of Dolphin items... More 

Thank Bangel2015
Devon, United Kingdom
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338 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Lovely tea room with good old fashioned service. Very very popular with locals and tourists. Lots of brassware and lots of dolphins decorating the tea room. They do not do meals but they do a lovely Dolphin Coffee, great homemade tea bread, cakes etc highly recommend and a must for tourists

Thank Bangel2015
London, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Budleigh Salterton is situated towards the western start of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. The picturesque town has a 2 miles of pebble beach with cliffs and it remains one of Devon’s most unspoilt and charming towns. From the gently flowing brook in the high street, museum, cafes, shops and pubs, Budleigh Salterton has so much to offer to a... More 

Redditch, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

What a quaint tea room. The décor, the owners and the service all provided a lovely way to spend a hour, especially when the weather was so dreadful outside. Even though the place was quite full it still remained very quiet and peaceful, and the service was excellent. The cakes seemed all home made, although I don't know whether they... More 

Thank Alan A
England, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

and that is what we got, not the ritz, but was just what we wanted, yes she was wearing a long frilly pink apron, but that is just the charm of the place. They don't do lunches, says so on the door, nor credit cards, but the four cups of coffee an biscuits only came to £8.50 so not a... More 

Thank Vince D
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

The Dolphin is a delightful old fashioned tea rooms run by a couple. If your looking for sandwiches etc this isn't the place. But they do they do wonderful cakes and a lovely toasted fruit bread that's a little like a toasted tea cake. As well as lovely service. They also have music piped into the room from 30s -... More 

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  • Address: 35 High Street, Budleigh Salterton EX9 6LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Budleigh Salterton
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 442042

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?