About The Seahorse
Our restaurant specializes in seafood and is situated on the banks of the River Dart in Dartmouth. We are lucky to have some of the best fish and shellfish in the world landed here.
We believe that seafood of this quality requires skillful but simple prepartion to enjoy it as it's best and this is at the heart of what we do. Much of the seafood we serve at our restaurant is roasted over an open charcoal fire with just a few herbs and our own olive oil.
During these extraordinary times and following a burst water main in the main dining room, we are doing some things a little differently, we've opened an outdoor space 'The Seahorse al Mare' on the Embankment and have our private room, the Cantina, available to book. We're thrilled to be back doing what we love the most, cooking great seafood and offering amazing hospitality, so that you can relax, wind down, spend time with friends and family.
We have been overwhelmed with responses and enquiries since opening up our reservations again so we do apologies if you are having problems booking. We'll open more dates very soon. Thank you for making The Seahorse a 'must do' post-lockdown.
We are so looking forward to welcoming you through our doors once more.
Call 01803 835147
Giles Coren, Saturday Times
"We… walked up towards a warm, amber glow on the drizzly seafront. There was a bustle inside, of diners and waiters and general enjoyment of life. The lighting was low, the banquette seating was soft and cosy, people were drinking cocktails, conversation was spreading across tables, olives and tarama and little bits and pieces were being plonked on tables for sharing. It was like peering into a really good turn of the last century local bistro in Lyons or Marseilles. It was just exactly where you wanted to go on a rainy night a long way from home. The Seahorse… is perfect. Our dinner there was the best meal that I have had all year "
"It's manna from Devon: From the magically fresh fish to the sublime décor, this corking quayside restaurant might be the best in Britain"
"Probably my favourite restaurant. The first time I went I’d heard it was going to be amazing; it didn’t disappoint. It’s everything I love about seafood: simple, good-quality ingredients. It celebrates British seafood with an Italian edge, with excellent use of Italian herbs, oils, vinegars and tomatoes.
The best thing I’ve had was a whole monkfish on the bone, marinated in herbs and cooked over charcoal. They did something quite magical to that fish. It gets very busy in the summer, but I love taking my family here, and my children are treated really well every time, which isn’t always the case in the UK."