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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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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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254 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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 

Thank Ornithorh
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.

Thank Lima7
Exeter, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Went last weekend, staff were very very good nd helpfully I found my fish slightly bland and under seasoned but perhaps thats a taste issue - the hake would have been fantastic with some fresh chill and coriander ! My wife has scallops whihc were perfect - all in all a very enjoyable evening

Thank Benjamin B
Croydon, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Enjoyed a fabulous meal on a wet and cold Thursday evening. Fromt start to finish everything was perfect. Good welcome and the lady waiter has excellent knowledge of the fish (you have to have the fish here!) and her service was faultless. We started with the Tempura and a risotto. Both perfectly cooked. Our main courses were the Haker and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Lovely restaurant, service is excellent as is the food. Have been several times and always the same level each time. Food is hot and freshly cooked. Well deserved of all the comments will visit again

Thank roger5826
Croydon, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Went here on recommendation. The service was friendly and very quick and the food excellent. The fish was brilliantly cooked by Neil and very fresh. Puds to die for.

Thank Ballinpittle17
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

It is 12 months since we last visited Neils Restaurant. Our party of 6 was warmly welcomed by Neil, Anne and the "crew". All our selected dishes were excellent continuing our past experiences of superb fish based starters and main courses. It was also hard to resist the desserts particularly the flaming chocolate creme brûlée!. We look forward to returning.... More 

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We always book Neils for visiting friends and relatives. We have NEVER had a poor meal. Not only is the cuisine excellent the service is efficient and friendly. The decor and the atmosphere is perfect, relaxed and you are able to converse without loads of background music blaring in your ears >


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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$18 - 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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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?