The Old Sorting Office, Hauley Road
Tel: 01803 839009
Bellini's Bar in Dartmouth is an ideal swanky hangout after a day in wellies on the moors! This little bar tucked away in Dartmouth's old sorting office offers a dash of city chic in the middle of the South West. Yet Bellini's has all the quaint West Country charm you could hope for, with a head cocktail waiter famous for his friendly conversation and skilled tricks, and the bar's beautiful Dartmouth setting.
Bellini's is a great spot for pre or post-dinner drinks, or both! With everything from elaborate cocktails and wine lists to lagers, beers and draughts from around the world, everyone should be able to enjoy their drink of choice. In fact, if you tell the barman your favourite spirits and flavours, he can usually tailor a tipple especially to you! If you're a lover of the classic cocktails then the mojitos here are stunning; alternatively you could try the peach infusion of the Bellini house cocktail or the ginger and lime punches of a Moscow Mule. If you're new to the cocktail scene then you've come to the right place, as the staff will happily talk you through the ingredients and flavour combinations of Long Island Iced Tea, Cosmopolitans, Martinis and the like! For those of you wanting something stiff and straight, have a look at the eclectic selection of gins Bellini's has to offer. Just make sure you don't leave without trying the barman's PS I love you.
The bar itself has a lovely ambience with leather sofas to sink into, droplet chandeliers for warm lighting and illuminated bottles exuding a stained glass effect along the bar. The warm and classy vibe is at its height in this piano bar when live performers take to the stage. The sultry chocolate tones of Antonia Suñer never fail to inspire awe and other fantastic acts include Shady Cool, Nick the Fish and Ben Carr & Sly Lane with their great guitar pieces. Flourishes such as fabulous musical entertainment, little ramakins of olives to accompany your drinks and easy conversation, is what makes this bar stand apart from many others.
Bellini's loves to get in the party mood during events such as regattas and the Dartmouth Food Festival. If you make time to pop in during festival seasons you will often find something different going on, from elaborate cocktail demonstrations to free samples floating about! If you fancy a change from the pub one night, enjoy getting a little dressed up and drop by Bellini's.
Bellini's opening times:
Wednesday - Thursday 5pm-11pm
Friday to Saturday 5.30pm - 11.30pm