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  1. Distance: 26.83mi
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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 26.83mi
  2. Distance: 29.67mi
  3. Distance: 32.60mi
  4. Distance: 33.50mi
  1. Distance: 26.83mi
  2. Distance: 29.67mi
  3. Distance: 32.60mi
  4. Distance: 33.50mi

About The White Hart

Our aim is to work with local suppliers to source the best local produce. These partnerships are based on the values of our charitable Trust whose vision is to create a society that is sustainable, just and enriching. We try to use local organic, free range and fair trade products as much as possible.


We work with suppliers like the family owned brewer St Austell’s, the coffee supplier Origin, local produce and meat suppliers also Sharpham for their local cheeses and wines.


We hope you enjoy your time and meal at the White Hart at Dartington Hall.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
British

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 07:30 - 09:30, 12:00 - 15:00 and 17:30 - 21:00
Saturday - Sunday: 08:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 15:00 and 17:30 - 21:00

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01803 847111

Website:
http://www.dartington.org/visit/food-drink/white-hart-restaurant/

Public Transport:
Dartington Hall Bus Stop

Executive Chef:
Luvo Mafani

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The White Hart Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

3.8

Service

4.0

Ambience

3.7

Value

3.5

Noise

Quiet

81% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Healthy (10)
Scenic View (9)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Neighbourhood Gem (8)
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Notable Wine List (4)
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined 2 days ago

Very good pre cinema meal deal. Generous and tasty dishes in a lovely atmosphere. Very courteous staff

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Lovely food and great service
Would highly recommend

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value2

 
 (Dorset)·Dined 7 days ago

Service was good. Food was well presented and well cooked. Wines were excellent. However we felt it was very overpriced and thus would only recommend it for special occasions and not everyday dining. We booked a meal as we had cinema tickets.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined 7 days ago

The White Hart has lost its heart. First the ‘snug’ which was a relaxed seated area ( benches and large tables ) around an open fire got replaced by so many tables and chairs that you can’t see the fire. Also a shame the comfy sofas have gone from the main hall.

Tags: Worth the Drive
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Was slightly hesitant on booking a meal as had read some of the reviews. However was more than pleasantly surprised - thought everything about the experience was absolutely fine. Thank you.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Not sure what paleo means?! Everything was exellent, outstanding. It was my dad's birthday and I had been here at Christmas and we both loved it so much I said id treat.him to a 3 course meal on his birthday. The food was fantastic, service exellent as was the ambience. Highly recommended.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Made a nice treat for before the cinema with very friendly and helpful service. Good food.
Would book again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Local Ingredients
Food1
Ambience1
Service2
Value1

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on February 5, 2018

I have to say that I was thoroughly disappointed. I went for an anniversary meal with my husband as we have previously been there and remembered good things about it but we regretted that decision quite quickly. The staff were pleasant enough but not overly efficient or genuinely friendly. My husband was given the wrong drink and the water we had ordered was totally forgotten. Our starters were ok though his mussels had far too many totally empty shells in it. The fillet steak he had for his main course was the worst piece of over cooked meat we’ve ever eaten, despite him asking for it to be medium rare. My main course was entirely bland and I didn’t want to eat it. It was a total waste of money and I will never be persuaded to go there again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The Risotto was absolutely wonderful - and the crumble which literally melted in the mouth. I must also mention the serving staff who were helpful, smiling and efficient. Well done White Hart.

Food2
Ambience4
Service5
Value1

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Amazing building & lovely waiting staff but let down by very disappointing food which is overpriced for what you get!
The meal deal prior to attending the cinema is such a good idea but sadly food does not live up to expectation!!

Food4
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

 
 (London)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Pleasantly quiet and comfortably furnished, food to a good standard but the service was a bit slow and rather gormless

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Innovative and interesting menu. Superb vegetarian options

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great food had pre cinema meal that was very good and superbly cooked stone bass

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Cozy, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (London)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We arrived a bit early but the staff were friendly and accommodating. The food came quickly, our needs were regularly checked (eg for water). The food itself was very good; two of us had mussels, which were delicious, perhaps a little too rich. I had the vegetarian cauliflower dish which had an Ottolenghi dimension, was very flavourful and tasty. The sea bass was fine.
A nice end to our visit to the Barn to see Paddington 2.

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was delicious and good value if you go for the pre-cinema deal however portion sizes not massive so main menu quite expensive for the portion size. Good servers although the person who served us didn't give us a drinks menu, the man serving behind the bar also ignored us for several minutes even though there was no-one else waiting and he was just chatting to another member of staff. Ambience is quite nice but the draft from both doors was really cold and did make the evening less enjoyable. Would definitely recommend for the pre-cinema meal deal as what you get for that price is good value.

Tags: Great Beer, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We have eaten at The White Hart many times -- usually early evening before attending a concert/performance at Dartington and we have always been pleased with our experience. On this occasion, we thought the menu was interesting (though not extensive: approx. 4 starters, 6 mains, 4 desserts) and the food was excellent. Delicious celeriac risotto, with local Sharpham cheese. Confit of pear in mille feuille was beautifully presented and offered a wonderfully subtle blend of textures and flavours. The staff served us efficiently and pleasantly: we were in a bit of a hurry because of the show afterwards, so we asked the waitress to move things along briskly, which -- if we nudged them -- they did.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Efficiently served in time for evening concert . Good value for money

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Perfect pre-nutcracker meal,thoroughly enjoyed by both of us thank you.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access
Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

There wasn't a big choice of menu but what we had was very good, the service was excellent. The only down side was the room was on the cold side and at the end of our meal we all felt a bit chilled. We were a bit surprised to have to pay for parking but then it was only £1.

Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We arrived a bit late and had a show to attend. The staff were amazing. Very attentive and positively divine.
Got our meals very quickly so we weren’t late.
Only thing I would like to point out is if you want to tip take cash

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Business Meals, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was good and the service provided by the waitress excellent. Food prep was slow. Lack of soft furnishings meant the restaurant was noisier than we would have liked. All the staff were very helpful.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Casual, Great for Lunch
Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was authentic and well cooked, better than is to be found in most modern restaurants. Service was prompt, polite and pleasant and we had an excellent evening. Perhaps the dining room was a little too plain and serviceable and could be made more cosy and intimate but this is not a serious criticism.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We all enjoyed our lunch and the care given by your friendly and helpfull staff!
Many thanks
Sue
ps good value!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
Food2
Ambience2
Service2
Value2

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Pre cinema deal was anything but. Only 2 choices including vegetarian option & they ran out of the meat option within 10 minutes. My partner had to order from the main menu. Also only 2 options for the dessert. All desserts inc the main menu served with ice cream not what everyone wants on a freezing cold winters night. Food itself was fine what we did eat but very overpriced & very poor options. Wouldnt bother again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (London)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Fabulous food and prompt, friendly service. We will definitely be returning.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Food3
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
 (Bath)·Dined on November 7, 2017

cold drafts
long waiting for drinks orders arrived and waited 30mins until drinks arrived.
food portion small but tasty and not good value.
summing up in one word : pretentious

Food3
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Tables rocked, presumably due to uneven floor . Surprise! Wine had to be requested twice.
One item of food order had to be returned under cooked. Service was generally slow.
Bread and olives requested as a starter didn't materialize.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a pre-film meal, although we decided to choose from the main menu rather than the meal deal (although it looked delicious). Our meals were absolutely wonderful, so tasty and comprising local ingredients. Although we had booked for the bar we decided to eat in the cosy area next to the fire and the ambiance was super.
I would definitely recommend and will myself be dining there again soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
Food2
Ambience4
Service2
Value1

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We went for a Sunday roast. The food was very nice BUT there was hardly any of it. The portion size was so small. One roast potato cut in half, 2 slices of meat, a tiny jug of gravy and a small bowl of veg to share between us. While we were there another couple complained about the small amount of veg and were told if they wanted more they would have to pay for it.
We left there still hungry and went home and ordered a takeaway. Complete waste of money

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Really good tasty food with outstanding vegetables. Venison and duck both very well cooked.
Good gluten free bread.
Nice ambience and attentive service.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
Food5
Ambience2
Service4
Value3

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on November 3, 2017

fabulous food let down just a bit by seating being confined to the outer room. Room and furnishings rather characterless.

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on October 29, 2017

When I booked online the only option offered to me was a "high table". I had to phone the White Hart to find out what that was, it could have been a stool at the bar! It was in fact a tall table with tall chairs that had backs to them, a little different from the usual table and chairs and fairly comfortable. We enjoyed the excellent Sunday lunch before a concert in the Hall.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
Food2
Ambience3
Service2
Value2

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Service slow. Food was cold, one roast had four slices of meat, the other one had one slice of meat. Very very skimpy veg portion. Overall disappointing.

Food1
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on October 16, 2017

I WOULD GIVE A REVIEW BUT THE WHITE HART IS SHUT ON MONDAYS AND GUEST WHAT ? I BOOKED FOR THE 16TH OF OCT MONDAY WAS NOT HAPPY

Tags: Casual
Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We came to eat something nice before a live performance at Dartington, although there ought to have been enough time ( an hour and 5 mins ) we had to wait more than half of that time to be served the 'meal deal' ( please note this sounds so uncouth when going for a special dining experience - it is not mc. donalds is it ?!) Our food was quite good but we were a bit anxious that it would come - and then we really had to scoff our puddings - something I would never normally do in 8 mins which was all we had by the time it did. I did note that some folks near us had only one meal delivered, which the chap had eaten nearly all of before her's arrived and that while someone tried to give us a glass of wine that didn't belong to us, the waiter didn't hear the lady saying it was hers and she had to ask for it again ten mins later - no food or drink ! I would have been mad and I didn't think it reflected well on the service that night ( saturday early eve ) .... sorry to continue, but feedback is just that- at the bar, my partner order a gin - the young barman automatically opened a glass of tonic not asked for, then again at pre order drinks interval ( opera ) his order for whiskey and ginger and mine for a straight ginger ale was misunderstood and only the whiskey and the ginger ale appeared- too hectic to correct ... so wondering if the staff were perhaps rather inexperienced that night ?
I still gave a tip (!)

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Very impressed all round..unusual for a restaurant to get it all right!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual
Food2
Ambience3
Service1
Value2

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Possibly the worst service I have ever experienced in a restaurant. Took an hour to bring out one drink. Puddings came in three sittings. Waitress forgot orders. Orders were wrong. Wasn't even busy. A disgrace. Stingy portions as well and some Puddings were not as described on menu.

Tags: Scenic View
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the meal, but found the service a bit slow because there only seemed to be one waitress looking after many tables; this made us 10 minutes late for the cinema. Otherwise, a good evening.

Tags: Comfort Food, Organic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Lovely, great value pre-cinema deal on my partner's birthday. I mentioned his birthday when booking online a month before. I reminded our waitress and she knew all about it. He was served a separate slate of mini macaroons and chocolate dipped strawberries with a piped chocolate message with his ordered sorbet for dessert. He was thrilled and so was I - lovely service and a fun film in the Barn cinema afterwards. Well done and thank you for a special evening.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined on September 9, 2017

My sister and I stayed at Dartington Hall for her birthday weekend and our meal at The White Hart was delicious. A lovely menu with locally sourced fare and great service. The 'Happy Birthday' dessert was a lovely touch and much appreciated. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options

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