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Neil's Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining

Location and contact

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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Seafood, British
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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The restaurant is quite understated and from the outside may appear rather plain but do not be put off by this. Staff and service are extremely good and the menu offers a very wide variety of primarily fish dishes. All I can say was that...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Anthony R
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our second visit to Neil’s and we weren’t disappointed. From the moment we arrived we had first class service from the very efficient and friendly serving team. The menu was, as ever, irresistible - a delicious array of fish dishes to choose from,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lucy B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fabulous fish restaurant, the fish is very fresh, beautifully prepared and elegant on the plate. Will definitely return when back in Sidmouth

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SPdiner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying nearby and went to Neil's to celebrate a birthday. We booked for 6.30 to take advantage of the 20% discount. The food is amazing, best meals we have had in a long time. Duck beautiful and tender. Hake with crab and corriander...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tiggybdorset
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The quality food deserves a better home. The ambience disappointed at first due perhaps to the lighting and a strange musty odour on arrival (which admittedly dissipated as the restaurant filled up). But a lovely warm welcome from the staff and an interesting menu soon...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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neilbar, Owner at Neil's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am sorry the restaurant was lacking in ambiance on your arrival.The smell which you mention, I believe was caused by the central heating being turned on for the first time since the restaurant was decorated in the spring. I...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Neil’s Restaurant A great restaurant in a small town!! Sidmouth is a wonderful place where Queen Victoria used to go on vacation. Neil’s is special fish restaurant and one of the few where the menu is changed everyday according to the catch of the day...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank lionel2021
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Lovely place to eat, food was tasty, hot and well served. The restaurant is very pleasant fresh and airy. But need to book to be safe. I had Monkfish on pasta and my wife had the John Dory. Service was attentive and friendly.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Giles N
Reviewed 5 October 2018

This restaurant fully deserves its reputation as a top fish restaurant, although its meat dishes are equally good if the duck is anything to go by. The service and ambience were great and the icing on the cake was having prime position to view the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jacqueline M
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Another excellent meal, congrats to Neil and his team for maintaining such high and consistent standards. A must if you are a seafood lover.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank S3021KKpetera
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We booked this restaurant to ensure we had a good meal on the first night of our holiday. Booking experience was great and our request to be away from draughts and music speakers was achieved, my husband is very deaf and has major heart problems....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LSTE
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26 October 2018|
Response from neilbar | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. I am sorry but we are closed From Sunday 23 December, re opening on Thursday 23rd January. If you would like to make your reservation for February I am sure we could accommodate you with a... More
john h
26 April 2017|
Response from neilbar | Property representative |
No. Sorry only registered guide dogs are allowed
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