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Restaurant at The Salty Monk

) #17 of 58 Restaurants in Sidmouth €€€€ British, , Vegetarian Friendly
Church Street | Sidford, Sidmouth EX10 9QP, England
+44 1395 513174
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Church Street | Sidford, Sidmouth EX10 9QP, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We dined here for the third time with standards as high as ever (in spite of renovations going on ) The welcome , food and service were all excellent. The quality of the crockery,cutlery and table decorations was particularly pleasing at a time when shabby...More

Thank Portland348
Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked dinner at The Salty Monk, Sidford, for our silver wedding anniversary. At the time of booking, I mentioned to the owner that it was a special occasion, and, our first dinner here. We had 3 courses. When the wine was brought to our...More

Thank Sharon M
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are very lucky to have so many great reviews so this makes it extremely disappointing to hear that you did not enjoy your dinner with us, we take great care to provide a great experience and food for all our customers. It is a...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Very nice welcome here with a nice lounge and the dining table looking over the courtyard. Started with a rabbit dish which was superb and then went on to fillet steak which was just right. The service by Anette was great and later Andy came...More

1  Thank alan k
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Fabulous review, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. That Rabbit Dish was so popular, it will definitely be back on the menu later in the season. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon and tempting you with one of...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Sidmouth is a lucky little town to have two great restaurants. I visit Sidmouth one or twice a year to visit my aging parents. On this most recent occasion we went to the Salty Monk which we hadn't been to for a couple of years...More

Thank Dellick
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, we are lucky to live in Sidmouth it is a beautiful area and we love what we do so a good review is perfect for morale, we look forward​ to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 17 April 2017

10 of us met for a Friday evening meal, food and service were excellent. Atmosphere relaxed and attentive , would recommend to anyone considering a visit

1  Thank Clenecorn
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you for your lovely review we love a family get-together , special celebration or just a group of friends out for a lovely evening. We hope we will see you all again for another great evening soon.

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Dated restaurant lacking in charm and any atmosphere. Greeted by unsmiling waitress who informed us we were half an hour early. Average food, not particularly well seasoned. Gave impression of trying to create a fine dining experience but falling far short of expectation.More

1  Thank 782jeremy
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

We are sorry to learn that you didn't enjoy your meal with us and we are also very surprised after your comments made to us at the time. You are right we are certainly not a fine dining restaurant, we offer an a la carte...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017

We had an evening meal here to celebrate an anniversary recently and it was a fantastic experience. The service was excellent and the food even better! Every course was presented beautifully and cooked to perfection. We can't wait to return.

Thank GeoffandDebby
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Lovely kind review thank you, all the team love making any celebration special. We just need to make more special days for customers to celebrate. Come back soon and see what we've been up to, the new al la carte Menu is the first step.

Reviewed 14 April 2017

Walked from sidmouth along the byes and found this restaurant. Sat in the amazing garden and enjoyed cream tea. The scones were freshly baked to order in 5 minutes. Great service by a lovely chap. Amazing all round.

Thank Joseph M
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

A great treat after a lovely walk through The Byes, we are so lucky to be at the end of the national Trust walk, so lots of lovely walkers find us for a treat, makes the walk back even better...

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I would never have known about this place if it wan't for my partner's uncle being a fan already. A great non alcoholic cocktail to start with great fruit jiuces. Then some really tasty starters before moving onto the wonderful mains. None lf us had...More

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6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Lucky for us your astute Uncle had already found Devons best-kept secret! and now you know too, pass it on..... We are so glad that you had a lovely evening and we look forward to seeing you all again soon, save room for puddings next...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Lady Orthopod booked the Salty Monk for a birthday treat for me (66, thanks for asking), her sister and brother in law. We recently moved to Sidmouth and have been sampling local eateries, along the way being very underwhelmed by Neil's which often scores...More

1  Thank food_enthusiast666
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

oooh exciting news as your now local, we have a brand new a la carte menu throughout both dining areas for you to sample. We trust we will see you before your wife books you another Birthday surprise, maybe it's your turn to surprise her...More

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Jenny B
Dessert club
5 June 2016|
Response from 6,556 | Property representative |
Hello we run a Pud club evening in the spring & autumn, a light main course and 6 desserts washed down with custard & cream! Numbers can be low for this event sometimes and we need at minimum of 14 to run the event. Check... More
Hi, I see there is an extensive wine list to compliment the food but just wondered what options for a non-wine drinker there are? Do you serve real ale? Draft or bottled!
5 November 2015|
Response from 6,556 | Property representative |
Hello thank you for your enquiry, we have an extensive bar with local ales, english lager and lots of artisan local juices and non alcoholic drinks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$51
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
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18:30 - 21:00
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18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street | Sidford, Sidmouth EX10 9QP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 513174
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Award winning boutique Restaurant with Rooms just outside Sidmouth in East Devon.
6 Ensuite Bedrooms, Spa, fitness room, Private Car park & award winning gardens. Restaurant with an A la Carte Menu made from a strong ethos to local produce
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