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Neil's Restaurant

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Vicarage Road Radway Place | Sidmouth, Sidmouth EX10 8TL, England
+44 1395 519494
18:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 18:30 - 21:00
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ate here twice during a weeks stay in Sidmouth with my family in February. This is not the first time I've eaten here as I've visited Sidmouth many times before over the years. Once again our meals were excellent and I love the fact that everything is cooked to order by Neil. I can personally recommend the mussels and scallops... More 

Thank 12Sarah5967
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited whilst in Sidmouth excellent lst class meal and excellent service thank you very much. We had the lemon sole as a main course which was hot, fresh and very worthwhile. Will be back again in the summer

Thank roger5826
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had a lovely Valentine’s dinner and found it was even better than last year’s. A friendly welcome, after which our appetites were whetted with particularly good home-made bread. We then shared the Fish & Vegetable Tempura - prawns, asparagus and other interesting fish & vegs in a refreshingly light batter, with a really tasty soy, sesame and lime dip.... More 

Thank helenaDevon
Exeter, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very good meal and the service was excellent. Can understand the comment about 'boring vegetables', as these weren't very exciting, but the main courses and the deserts were excellent. The only complaint would be that it was a very cold night and every time the font door opened you got a blast of cold air if sitting in... More 

Thank PeterG1958
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came for dinner when house-hunting (successfully - we now live in the town having fled La Sturgeon after 40 years north of the border). Had beautifully fresh and well-cooked fish which was let down by vegetables which were a reminder of 1970s restaurant presentation when a melange of overcooked veg was a novelty. Given that fresh fish is very readily... More 

Thank food_enthusiast666
Winchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Saturday night in late January. Neil's was a perfect night out. Front of house staff Ann and Mike were friendly, welcoming and helpful. The food was simply delicious and nicely presented. A bottle of Albariño went with it perfectly. Can't recommend it highly enough.

Thank Michael J
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

An excellent meal at Neils Restaurant this month - The service was terrific and attentive and the food was superb. My partner opted for the Mussels for his starter and said they were the best he had tasted - Both main courses were excellent we honestly can't wait to return. The waitress was very informative about which dishes contained gluten... More 

Thank GilliCY
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255 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

... probably deserves 3.5 - especially considering that this restaurant is in Sidmouth. Now down to business: the quality of of the raw products (fish, seafood, vegetables) was really excellent!!! The preparation was however not always to my preference. The creamy sauce in which the mussels were served just cannot compare to a classic white wine or tomato based sauce.... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We went to this small restaurant on Friday 2nd Dec on Sidmouth's busy Christmas late night shopping event and couldn't have been more pleased. Table service excellent as was the food. There was 4 of us and we all choose some different. All was beautifully cooked and served. My duck was particularly lovely as was the crab soup! Thank you... More 

Thank Ruth H
Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Uncomplicated dishes perfectly cooked with fresh ingredients. Serving staff very pleasant, the one and only chef could be seen in background cooking all the food on his own. In the past I've paid more money to swankier restaurants for a lesser food. Neil's restaurant punches well above it's weight.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$27
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vicarage Road Radway Place | Sidmouth, Sidmouth EX10 8TL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 519494
Neil's is a great place to eat in Sidmouth and is just a short walk from the Beach and within easy reach of Beer, Lyme Regis and Exeter. Neil's focuses on bringing the freshest Devon food, cooked in sympathetic and delicious ways to the table. Neil's Restaurant Sidmouth has an informal and contemporary design and allows you to actually see Neil at work.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?