European dining in Dartmouth
The past year has been big for this Dartmouth dining destination. Not only did it receive a mention in the Michelin Guide, but it also cemented its status among the South West’s hospitality elite by scooping the coveted Best Newcomer prize at the Trencherman’s Awards.
The restaurant’s success is testament to the determination of chef‑owner Luca Berardino and his team who push boundaries and off er a distinctive dining experience.
Named after the Puglian town of Luca’s ancestors, Andria is where the talented chef turns his memories and food experiences into unconventional tasting menus and a daily line‑up of carefully crafted small plates. Presentation is clean, simple and designed to let bold fl avours shine.
Building on his achievements and the restaurant’s resulting popularity, Luca has introduced a chef’s‑table experience above the restaurant, where eight guests are wined and dined in an open kitchen. The immersive supper is all about connection, so book a seat (not a table) to enjoy a menu flush with foraged finds from coast and countryside in the company of other discerning diners.
For something more casual, the lunchtime set menu is excellent value (£35 for four courses, plus canapés and bread) and features the likes of roasted scallop with langoustine bisque and carrot.
Fabulous food is complemented by a lively playlist, relaxed atmosphere and great wines which include an impressive selection by the glass.