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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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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (15 reviews)
“venison” (3 reviews)
“faggots” (3 reviews)
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10:00 - 17:00 Hours
European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Church Street | Sidford, Sidmouth EX10 9QP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited here and had an enjoyable meal. Friendly staff and nice food, although portions are small. However, we felt it was overpriced and have had better for less. Also, it really frustrates when restaurants automatically add a service charge and then...More

Thank Tim H
6556, Manager at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Even after 20 years at The Salty Monk and knowing that statistically we cannot please everyone, we are still genuinely upset when we read a bad review, we have to make make decisions based on market trends, our ethos and customer feedback which also helps...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely evening at The Salty Monk last night! The restaurant itself was atmospheric and had lots of character with white beams and tasteful interiors. The food was delicious and we were not disappointed. My personal favourite was the Wild Mushroom Tortellini Starter!...More

1  Thank Siobhan S
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review we are very glad that you had a great evening with us, we do hope that you will be able to visit again soon and if the next birthday is a way off come just because you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sidford is not quite Grantchester and is certainly not just outside Cambridge, but it does share some of its rural surroundings and there is certainly a very comforting atmosphere inside the Salty Monk! We only popped in there for afternoon tea but the owner gave...More

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

Thank you Bubbles for your review, many guests enjoy our tranquil atmosphere for afternoon tea. It was lovely chatting with you both, thank you for your interest in what we do and our ethos, we do hope to see you both again soon maybe for...More

Reviewed 1 March 2018

We enjoyed a three night stay at The Salty Monk and the food on all occasions was excellent. A varied menu was offered for breakfast and even simple choices were beautifully cooked and presented by friendly, efficient staff. Dining in the evening was a total...More

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6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review, we are all delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. Customers holidays are precious and we love making good memories to cherish, we do hope that we will see...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

You must visit if you are in the Sidmouth area The food is Devine and nothing is to much trouble Having lived a mile away and now live over 100 we still visit when we can and do miss the fantastic salty monk Keep up...More

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6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Wow thank you for continuing to support us, even over such a distance, we love to see our regular customers who often become great friends. We'll still be here doing what we do with great food at the ready, hope we will see you both...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017

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
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Dear Karen thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we are delighted that you all had a great evening and enjoyed the food it really helps other guests to know what to expect when they come for the first time. We...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017 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

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6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

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 25 October 2017

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 28 October 2017

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 24 October 2017

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

5  Thank Fratercula53
6556, Owner at Restaurant at The Salty Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

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

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Questions & Answers
Jenny B
5 June 2016|
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
5 November 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$91
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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