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Restaurant at The Salty Monk

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Church Street | Sidford, Sidmouth EX10 9QP, England
+44 1395 513174
10:00 - 17:00
18:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 21:00
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Sydney, Australia
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172 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 which was a mistake. It's a smallish restaurant with a nice relaxed atmosphere, a nice... More 

Thank Dellick
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this review

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 More 

Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Clenecorn
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this review

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. More 

West Molesey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank 782jeremy
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this review

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 menu with snacks, starters, mains and desserts, all made ourselves from local ingredients. However, we... More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 review

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. More 

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 review

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... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 a pudding but i can imagine that they are just as special. Really helpful and... More 

Thank Payrollpaul
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this review

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 time. More 

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 highly with others. It was a Monday night and we ordered from a combination of... More 

Thank food_enthusiast666
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this review

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 National No Washing Up Day or any other excuse you can think of....! I will... More 

London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Our family had a wonderful evening meal here, the team catered to our children's dietary requirements absolutely magnificently, producing their own special menu for them. Hosting and service were flawless and the food a delight all round. This a lesson in the very best customer service.

Thank Finian D
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review we really enjoy hosting family parties and were very happy to help with the dietary requirements, being able to think outside the box is a good practice. We hope to see you all again for a repeat party! More 

Colyton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We had a party of eight with three different diets, including two children who MUST have a fat free diet. The restaurant not only produced a choice of two items for all three courses for them but printed the children their menu, like the rest of us. The freshly baked bread included fat free bread for them and we all... More 

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Birdham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Staying in Beer and out for the day with friends, when we decided to try and find a tea room so that we could enjoy a cream tea, we drove around the local area and decided to drive into a town, whilst on route my husband saw the sign for cream teas and pulled in to the car park. We... More 

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6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this review

We really hope to see you all again and maybe a doggie or two! Its so lovely to hear that the extra mile we go to is valued, this is why we enjoy our customers and business so much. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 51
British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
18:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 17:00
18:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 17:00
18:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 17:00
18:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 17:00
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
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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