YARN - Dartmouth

4a Smith St, Dartmouth TQ6 9QR
$ Hamburger

...it’s small, and intimate, with a unique atmosphere, and we’re sure you’re going to love it.
Our menus focus on quality locally sourced produce (including meat from Dartmouth Butchers,) served with a unique Yarn twist. We specialise in local Craft Beer (e.g. South Hams and New Bristol Breweries) and local Hunts Cider. We also serve exotic Rhum Arrangés from Réunion Island, and offer a good quality Wine List curated by Dave Azam of Ellis Wines.
We serve an eclectic range of dishes at Brunch and a range of 12 fabulous Smash Burgers for Dinner.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Please let us know ASAP if you’re running late as we get very busy and can’t hold tables for more than 10 minutes past the booking time. Thank you.

Business Info

  • Address: 4a Smith St, Dartmouth TQ6 9QR
  • Cross Street: Smith Street
  • Cuisine: American | Cajun/Creole | English | Hamburger | International | Mexican | New Zealand | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: +44 7712 331680
  • Features: Sunday Brunch, Takeout Available, Winning Wine List, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Trendy / Hip,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Wednesday Evening 17:45 - 21:30
Valid between: Feb. 7, 2024 - Dec. 24, 2024
Thursday
Thursday Evening 17:45 - 21:30
Valid between: Feb. 8, 2024 - Dec. 24, 2024
Friday
Friday Evening 17:45 - 21:30
Valid between: Jan. 5, 2024 - Dec. 24, 2024
Friday Breakfast/Brunch 9:30 - 12:30
Valid between: Feb. 9, 2024 - Dec. 24, 2024
Saturday
Saturday Breakfast/Brunch 9:30 - 12:30
Valid between: Jan. 6, 2024 - Dec. 21, 2024
Saturday Evening 17:45 - 21:30
Valid between: Jan. 6, 2024 - Dec. 24, 2024
Sunday
Sunday Breakfast/Brunch 9:30 - 12:30
Valid between: Jan. 7, 2024 - Dec. 24, 2024
Sunday Evening 17:45 - 21:30
Valid between: Feb. 11, 2024 - Dec. 24, 2024

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely, we love 'em!
We do (along with all major cards)
Yes, we do.
Yarn only has 20 covers so fills up very quickly, so yes, it's best to book in advance, and essential during holiday seasons.
Yes, we've hosted some lovely family occasions, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. We can accommodate a maximum of about 25 - if people don't mind getting cosy!
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Menus

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.87 out of 5 stars based on 229 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 02, 2024
John E.
Jake’s menu was superb, delicious from start to end. Xav is always very welcoming and engaging. All in all a lovely evening.
Business Response:
Thank you John, Jake's pop up evenings are certainly proving popular, the consensus is this was the finest yet. We were customers ourselves and were amazed by what he can create in our little kitchen!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 21, 2024
Jonathan N.
Absolutely superb. Best burger I’ve ever had, great beers and a fantastic atmosphere. Thank you, will definitely be back next time we are in Dartmouth.
Business Response:
Hi Jonathan, awesome review, thank you! Look forward to your return! Cheers Simon and the team at YARN

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 06, 2024
Dani M.
Friendly service, nice food, nice beer. It’s a recommend from me.
Business Response:
Thank you for top marks Dani, sounds like we hit your sweet spots.... nice food, nice beer, nice everything, that's our aim! See you again soon we hope. Cheers Simon at YARN

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 29, 2024
Andy S.
Great little place, brilliant burgers, the only place to drink proper craft ale for miles. Good value, I wished we could have tried the breakfast.
Business Response:
Hi Andy, Great to hear you like 'lil ol Yarn! You're right, best craft ale for miles! See you, hopefully for breakfast as well, in the future. Cheers Simon @ Yarn

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 14, 2024
Georgina S.
Lovely brunch. Great food & friendly staff
Business Response:
Thank you for your review and 5 x 10 out of 10. Glad to hear everything was great! Hope to see you again soon. Simon @ Yarn

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 07, 2024
Alllan C.
We've been 3 times now, and I can't recommend it highly enough
Business Response:
Hi Allan, Thank you very much for your review, repeat custom, and 50/50 score. Look forward to seeing you a fourth time! Simon @ Yarn

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 20, 2023
Martyn M.
Superb superb brilliant food and nice people.
Business Response:
Very kind of you Martyn, thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 11, 2023
Lorraine W.
Excellent service and absolutely excellent food
Business Response:
Hi Lorraine, thank you for giving us 50 out of 50 and for rating us excellent ...and even more excellent!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 31, 2023
Kate A.
What a lovely team and delicious supper. Completely recommend the rum special! Thank you
Business Response:
Hi Kate, Thank you so much for your 50/50 score, but even more for noticing out loud our lovely team. Really glad you enjoyed the very special Réunionese Rhum, there's nowhere else in the UK you can get it, so come back for some more ASAP!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 29, 2023
Sarah R.
Absolutely fantastic Mexican burger, cooked to perfection and great combination of flavours. Friendly staff and laid back ambience, Yarn is is well worth a visit.
Business Response:
Hi Sarah, Merci Beaucoup for your five stars, glad you love The Mexican One! See you again soon!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 29, 2023
denise b.
Fantastic burgers and great service. We had a great night thank you
Business Response:
Hi Denise, Wow, another 5 star review! Fantastic to hear you loved the burgers, never get complacent, but it's not a surprise to hear that!! Very glad to hear you had a great night out, that's what we're here for! Cheers Simon @ Yarn

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 16, 2023
Gary L.
Excellent as always
Business Response:
Hi Gary, sorry for the belated response but a heartfelt 'thank you' for your 50/50 scorecard. Hope to be able to do it again for you soon. Cheers Simon @ Yarn

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 08, 2023
Ethan D.
Lovely food and great atmosphere
Business Response:
Hi Ethan, thank you for your review and 37/40. If I remember you ordered the new monthly special? If so, thanks to feedback received from you and others, you might be pleased to hear we've made it bigger!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 29, 2023
Peter G.
We had a really good time at Yarn. It's a small, quirky place. Staff were friendly, burgers excellent, nice beer and wine, great funky playlist. Highly recommend.
Business Response:
Hi Peter, thank you for your review and 38/40, not a bad effort! What could we have done to get 2 more for service? Simon @ Yarn

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 16, 2023
Suzanne B.
Amazing food, great atmosphere, very friendly owner. Can't wait to eat there again!
Business Response:
Hi Suzanne, Thank you, we enjoyed your company too! Cheers Simon & Yarn crew

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 16, 2023
Mark S.
Excellent meal as usual. Thanks for a lovely evening
Business Response:
Hi Mark, thank you, great to hear we are keeping up the good work, thanks for your support!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 23, 2023
Tina F.
Super restaurant with fabulous burgers and sides!
Business Response:
Hi Tina, thank you for your kind words and very high (if not quite full) marks! What matters most is that you enjoyed yourselves (and can now make super tasty luscious Creamed Corn at home ;-)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 20, 2023
Lucy W.
Yarn is incredible - the atmosphere was so welcoming and warm from the moment we stepped in. The food is amazing - the best burgers we’ve ever had! - and the chicken salt fries are out of this world. We were only in Dartmouth for the week on holiday but went to Yarn twice (the second time being our final night of the holiday and our anniversary). It’s such an amazing place and we just wished we lived closer so that we could return quicker!
Business Response:
Thank you for your top marks review Lucy, and for trusting us with two of your precious evenings on holiday, great to hear you enjoyed them so much. Live closer? Just do it!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2023
Selma S.
Really enjoyed our breakfasts, we sampled most of the brunch menu and everyone enjoyed what they had. Nice atmosphere and very friendly, we would definitely recommend and return.
Business Response:
Hi Selma, great to hear that you all enjoyed your breakfast. Thank you for scoring us a perfect 5 x 10. We look forward to earning the same again when you return!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 04, 2023
Ian G.
Delicious burgers, great beer and super friendly hosts - Yarn is a gem!
Business Response:
Hi Ian, As a regular customer, your opinion is based on repeat experience which means everything to us, and helps those not 'in the know', to have confidence in choosing Yarn. So, a big big 'thank you' for your review and for the perfect 5 x 10 score! Cheers! Simon

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2023
Rich p.
Fantastic food. Great beer. Friendly service.one of the best burgers we ever had. Perfect
Business Response:
Hi Rich, Thanks for you 10/10/10/10/10 review, and kind words. Sorry for the slight delay in responding, we have been busy recuperating from last week and getting ready for this one! See you in Yarn soon again. Cheers Simon @ Yarn

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 01, 2023
david s.
The combination of Yarn’s intimate setting, agreeable ambiance, elegantly provided “front-of-house” service, appetising food, a creative drinks menu and sensible pricing make it the “Pocket Battleship” of Dartmouth’s café culture.
Business Response:
Hi Dave, thank you for your thoughtful and informative review, which really helps people to know what to expect, when they choose Yarn!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 27, 2023
Nick B.
The food is excellent, especially the burgers, which are the best. The front of house service is friendly, the beer is great and the price is reasonable. Have been before and will be back again.
Business Response:
Hi Nick, thank you for your 5 ⭐️ review and feedback, great to hear you enjoyed our little place, even greater that you're going to come back! See you then!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 18, 2023
Sacha k.
We had a great time at Yarn and have really found a hidden gem in Dartmouth. Great family friendly restaurant with a great vibe and even greater burgers!!
Business Response:
Hi Sacha, Thank you for your kind review, I remember your table, quite a complicated and large order, so especially pleasing to hear we hit the spot for you. Come back soon!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 09, 2023
Pippa U.
Delicious burgers - best I’ve ever had! Great music and a friendly place. We’ll be going back.
Business Response:
Hi Pippa, Thank you for your review, great to hear you like Xav's cool Creole vibe, and the delicious burgers, lovingly made by my fair lady ...and me!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 01, 2023
Elaine A.
Best burger I have had! great atmosphere, music and staff brilliant!
Business Response:
Hi Elaine,

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 19, 2023
james l.
Fantastic food and service very friendly owner and son
Business Response:
Hi James, Thank you for your review of YARN and those kind words, all very much appreciated. Hope we see you again soon! Simon @ YARN

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 15, 2023
Simon H.
What can I say …. Amazing . I have tried food from all around the world and I can honestly say the Yarn serves outstanding food and it’s on my doorstep. I highly recommend the breakfast menu.
Business Response:
Hi Simon, It's great to hear that you really enjoyed your world-class Yarn breakfast, thank you for taking the time to let us know, it really makes a difference. We look forward to seeing you again! Simon @ Yarn

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 30, 2023
Graham L.
Good experience
Business Response:
Hi Graham, Great to hear you had a good time, thank you for your full marks, we'll try to earn the same next time!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 20, 2023
Janet S.
Very relaxed evening, good food and wine. Was a warm evening, so a little hot but would highly recommend.
Business Response:
Hi Janet, Thank you for your kind words and review, phew, what a scorcher that heatwave was! Please come back in the deep dark winter, Yarn is really cosy when it's dark outside and the candles are twinkling inside!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 13, 2023
Glynn D.
All round great experience we arrived somewhat earlier than booked time but were made welcome and, as it is only small venue, after a bit of table juggling given a decent spot. Good selection of drinks, beer, lager, cider, wine and spirits plus a great choice of burgers, sides and extras. However you like your burger you will find it here and they are no ordinary burgers one of the best I've ever tasted fabulous. Staff are pleasant, efficient and ready to meet your every need without being intrusive. All in all good food and drink well cooked and presented in a pleasant environment at reasonable cost. Would not hesitate to visit in the future. Well done Yarn.
Business Response:
Awesome, comprehensive review Glynn, thank you. It's just the kind of information we look for before choosing a place we are visiting, so hopefully other people will be grateful to you too! Best wishes Simon @ Yarn

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 07, 2023
Leo V.
Honestly the best burger I’ve ate in recent memory. Lovely little place with a good vibe and good beer. Such a refreshing change from your big faceless chains.
Business Response:
Hi Leo, you're in good company!. There's a pretty strong consensus that Yarn burgers really are, shall we say. flipping good?! Thanks too for noticing the craft beer. We like to stick with South Hams for their great local range of traditional and modern ales, and New Bristol Brewery for IPAs etc. that are that little bit 'out there'. Glad you like them. Cheers!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2023
Sophie N.
Service and food was great! Just a little small so when walk in tables came it felt a little cramped when our table was split for another 2 to sit next to us but I know that can’t be helped!
Business Response:
Thank you for your feedback, Sophie, really glad you enjoyed your Brunch. Last Friday was unusually busy because of BRNC passing out, but thank you for being accommodating, and helping as many people as possible to get their day off to a good start.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Apr 05, 2023
Geoff C.
The food was ok but a bit samey!
Business Response:
Hi Geoff, thank you for joining us for our monthly Creole apero evening, (just clarifying that's what your reviewing so that people know you're not talking about our regular Burger menu). Have to say, I'm struggling to understand your description 'bit samey' given we served a sharing platter of seven dishes (inc beignet crevette, samoussas, deep fried drumsticks, bonbons, bouchons, archard), followed by white yam cake, and home made Rhum arrangé. It's certainly not the same as any menu anywhere else (outside Réunion Island)! Still, customer's right so, please, come back next time and we'll try to be even less samey.