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Restaurant at The Salty Monk

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Church Street | Sidford, Sidmouth EX10 9QP, England
+44 1395 513174
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here as a foursome. No room in the pre dinning areas so we went straight to our table in the restaurant. The pricing is simple, £45 per head for three courses with an entree. The food was good but not that remarkable. I do agree that the food is of a higher quality that most of the surrounding... More 

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

We apologise unreservedly if a member of the team did not acknowledge your kindness leaving a tip, I am shocked please contact me privately so that we can resolve the matter and educate the member of staff. We are also obviously sorry that you feel we are a little more expensive than others and that you were unable to relax... More 

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A very intimate restaurant with the staff making you very welcome. Superb food from local produce and an excellent wine list.

Thank sinicho
6556, Manager at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this review

We love that you enjoyed your experience and hope that you will come again soon, maybe our November Game Special month will entice you ! More 

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We booked a Friday night meal, as we were staying nearby that week. I had heard that the food was good, but that doesn't go half way to explaining the whole dining experience. The food was second to none, and deserves a Michelin star. The decor was beautiful and very tasteful. Lovely furniture to sit on, cosy and warm lounge... More 

Thank Philippa W
6556, Manager at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this review

We are cracking open a bottle this is a fantastic review thank you so much. More 

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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We live locally and have often thought about eating here. Wish we had tried it before. We were given a lovely warm welcome and seated in the lounge where we chose our meal options. Then we were taken through to a lovely contemporary dining room. Service was friendly and relaxed, food was absolutely delicious. We were pretty full after two... More 

Thank J N
6556, Manager at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this review

We love meeting new customers and help make great dining memories. Thank you for spreading the word we look forward to meeting you again and lots and lots of your friends! More 

Bewdley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

dined here in 2015 excellent food and service well done.We were booked in for dinner two weeks ago but found it impossible to find a taxi from sidmouth so had to cancel. the young lady who took my cancellation mentioned that we were not the first to have this trouble and had to cancel.Maybe a local shuttle service for their... More 

Thank 528778Keith44
6556, Manager at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this review

We would love to be able to secure taxis as and when our customers need them and we do have an excellent relationship with all of the local firms, but rural Devon is not always easy to get taxis at short notice and you definitely cannot hail one around here!! We recommend that both journeys are booked in advance to... More 

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133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Very good food, locally sourced, served in an upmarket setting. Courteous staff. As it was a Monday, the main restaurant was closed, so we ate in the Brasserie. Tables a bit close together for my liking, but perhaps the main restaurant is more generously spaced.

Thank DorsetTedwood
6556, Manager at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this review

Our Brasserie is definitely more normal table spacing for a restaurant these days but the Garden Room restaurant does indeed have generous spacing, linen cloths and drapes etc so it is a little more unusual these shabby chic bare table days! Our development mondays menu is well received and gives the students great opportunities to further their training. More 

Exmouth, England, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Visited the Salty Monk with my fiance. We were welcomed very warmly and from the moment we arrived to the moment we left nothing was too much trouble. The food was great and the wine chosen by the owner was superb. We will definitely be back. Thank you

Thank Rob T
6556, Manager at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this review

Thank you for making a very happy team, we love our carefully chosen wine list and are glad that you enjoyed it. Look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Superb restaurant. Family run. Offering a really warm welcome and friendly staff throughout. Food superb

Thank Valerie C
Crewe, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Our first visit to the Salty Monk. We stayed there and ate there. Wow how fabulous it was. Even the breakfast was a feast . If you stay in or near Sidmouth, treat yourself to an absolutely fabulous Neal. Can't wait to return.

Thank 18Anne
6556, Manager at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this review

We maybe " a little bit crazy with a whole load of style" according to a recent customer but, if people love what we do then it is all worthwhile. Looking forward to no 2 visit already More 

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is a fabulous restaurant which in fact is deserving of Michelin stars. I have eaten at Michelin rated establishments who's food was not as good as this. I highly recommend you eat here. The food was fabulous and the service even better. Get there soon.

Thank PaulDickens5782
6556, Manager at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this review

Wow what can we say, we are very happy you enjoyed your meal so much, looking forward to seeing you again soon. 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
US$13 - US$82
British, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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.
Two Restaurants, one fine dining and the other a Brasserie featuring local artists jewellery, Paintings and craftwork.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?