About The Seahorse
CLOSED FOR NOW & OPENING DECEMBER 8th
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 have been doing some things a little differently, we opened an outdoor space 'The Seahorse al Mare' this summer on the Embankment and had our private room, the Cantina, available to book. We were thrilled to be back doing what we love the most, cooking great seafood and offering amazing hospitality, so that you could relax, wind down and spend time with friends and family. Our last day at al Mare was in late September and then we had a short pause to close for October whilst we refurbished the dining room. We planned to reopen in November but with new lockdown measures just announced, we will now hope for our third time lucky and reopen The Seahorse dining room, the Cantina & Joe's Bar on December 8th.
Reservations are open now for tables from December 8th onwards. The best way to book is online here on our website as the phone can't always be answered regularly whilst staff are furloughed.
Thank you for your patience and support.
We are so looking forward to welcoming you through our doors once more when we reopen in December. It'll be great to be back.
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."