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The Anchorstone Café Average rate: 5.0

Manor Street, Dittisham, Dartmouth, TQ6 0EX
01803 722365

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Nestled on the banks of the River Dart, The Anchorstone Café could have been lifted from an Enid Blyton story. The adventure is best begun just downriver from Dittisham on the quayside in Dartmouth, where you can ring a bell to summon a little ferry, painted a jolly shade of blue and bedecked with fluttering bunting. The ferry will carry you up the river Dart to Dittisham quay, where, just to the left of the pub, you will find a tiny blue shack - The Anchorstone Café. Most of its tables are outside and have a wonderful view of the river. The crockery and cutlery is higgledy-piggedly, but, as Jon Simon of Bristol's Pieminister says, 'They do some of the nicest, freshest seafood you can get… it's not expensive, just really simple and really tasty.' Dishes can include Thai tuna fishcakes, huge crab salads and Caesar salad with scallops, as well as spider crab and dart oysters when they're available. The Anchorstone is open most days for lunch and some evenings too but a word of advice from Simon: 'You will need to book about a week in advance in the summer… It's very popular with the locals and not surprisingly the locals keep it quite under wraps.'

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