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Restaurant at The Salty Monk

Church Street | Sidford, Sidmouth EX10 9QP, England
+44 1395 513174
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (14 reviews)
“venison” (3 reviews)
“faggots” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Church Street | Sidford, Sidmouth EX10 9QP, England
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1 - 10 of 208 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Whilst we did not stay at the hotel, we took friends to the restaurant for dinner. The restaurant is pleasantly decorated, airy and, though bijou, quite spacious - with good sized tables, not cramped together. Service was extremely good - polite, efficient and friendly. The...More

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here on a recommendation as a dog friendly place and absolutely loved it. Our rooms were connected on one side of the hotel and we had a private entrance into the room straight off the garden - absolutely ideal for dogs and children....More

Thank Andy A
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Andy what a fabulous review thank you so much, a family break is a good experience and we are very happy that we made it a great one. Those little table games are popular but frustrating so it's lucky we are trained to help...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am going to be a bit gushy about this restaurant because it is really good - and I cannot tell you how rare that is. Both of us thought our meals were much more enjoyable than at our local Michelin place. Not so fancy,...More

1  Thank Wishywashy47
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a lovely review thank you so much for taking the time to leave your experience for others, the whole team are obviously delighted that you enjoyed your dinner so much. What can we say those little faggots are so tasty and so popular, who...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An urban location on a junction did not at first bode well for a relaxing and dog friendly stay. The car park was small and was full, having driven round to the adjoining street in the hope there was a second car park we returned...More

2  Thank Fratercula53
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I honestly can say that sadly we were expecting a bad review after your succinct rude email demanding a refund, however, I see that we are afforded two. The whole team were horrified, the derogatory comments about the 99th birthday tea guests, who were most...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Just well cooked, imaginative food. Not the cheapest dining in the area, but well worth the little extra.More

Thank romseykalkan
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you so much we think were worth the little extra too we are still focused on staying up to a quality and not down to a price this is why we still only use local farmers, suppliers and staff. We hope you will visit...More

Reviewed 29 September 2017

We did not stay here but came for dinner. Apart from one other diner who came after us we were on our own so sat down with some trepidation. However we had an excellent meal with very good service. Loved the puzzles on the tables,...More

Thank 888rosieg45
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review we are so glad you all enjoyed your first visit to us, we have lots of different puzzles so plenty more next time for you to try! As the menu changes each day there will be new...More

Reviewed 29 September 2017

Visited again after some years. Atmosphere has changed, more informal, for me not quite as good. Before, feel it was more elegant; could sit in armchairs before the meal with sherry and nibbles while poring over the menus; so much more relaxing. This time straight...More

Thank Peter G
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

We too are looking forward to the Gin tasting event in October it should be fun and informative too, the prize for the light-hearted Quiz after dinner is a Cream Tea for Two, so bring your thinking caps with you! We still do have our...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017

We have been to this restaurant a number of times before and have never been disappointed. The quality of the food, the cooking and presentation are outstanding. The service is excellent and they go out of their way to please. Excellent wine list and good...More

Thank Pat J
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

We always love our customers to become regular visitors, and are very proud that you love what we do and keep coming to us. We hope to see you both again soon

Reviewed 16 September 2017

Return visit and we like the look of the less formal dinning rooms. Another great meal. These guys are consistently good and we particularly like the fish dishes. Looking forward to going back now we are more locally placed to visit them. Top marks again!More

Thank hulford
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

We are very glad that you like the improvements we have made recently, the changes and our new style menu have been very well received by new and regular customers alike, and the bonus of a new bedroom suite overlooking the garden has also been...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017

Excellent selection of starters and mains. Local meat and fish. All very well presented. Very good wines, and a reasonable mark-up on them. Recommended, but book early!

Thank DorsetTedwood
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we are very glad that you enjoyed your visit and we do hope to see you again soon.

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Jenny B
6 June 2016|
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Response from 6,556 | Property representative |
Hello we run a Pud club evening in the spring & autumn, a light main course and 6 desserts washed down with custard & cream! Numbers can be low for this event sometimes and we need at minimum of 14 to run the event. Check... More
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ginga84
6 November 2015|
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Response from 6,556 | Property representative |
Hello thank you for your enquiry, we have an extensive bar with local ales, english lager and lots of artisan local juices and non alcoholic drinks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$23 - US$86
Meals
Dinner
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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
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Description
Award winning boutique Restaurant with Rooms just outside Sidmouth in East Devon. 7 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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