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The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8AR, England
+44 1395 513320
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Devon, UK
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Popped in on the off-chance there would be space on a busy Christmas late night shopping in Sidmouth - we were offered a table for 45 minutes before the reservation arrived. That was OK, we were served quickly but didn't feel overly rushed, in fact we were grateful they fitted us in. Food pretty good, although not outstanding.

Thank Ron P
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Duke's is fine. The staff, mostly from Australia or New Zealand, are nice. The food is OK and arrives pretty quickly. The ambience is alright. The beers are fine too. There is a nice patio out front where you can listen to the waves at high tide. Not amazing? Well, no. But this is Sidmouth, not Brooklyn. Nobody comes here... More 

Thank straightouttacamden
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a Sunday lunch. Had one roast lamb and two fish pie but only one small bowl of vegetables between us. The fish pie was small too, just fish in cream. In contrast the kids meals (small and usual selection) were quite big and worth the money. Also not a huge selection of GF options and not very... More 

Thank Gillian S
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting Sidmouth with friends, we had lunch here & were very pleased with quality & quantity of food - very tasty & adequate variety of dishes available. Also very satisfied with their hose white wine, friendliness & efficiency of staff - on a pleasant day, sitting outside with a sea view, who could ask for more?

Thank Danddtol
Hollingbourne, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dukes is a friendly pub with rooms on the sea front of Sidmouth which is a seaside resort that has maintained standards. The menu is good quality pub food and there is a wide range of drinks available including many locally produced beers and gins.

Thank ruralrider2015
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My second visit to Dukes in two months. Last month a friend and I had moules and frites and a glass of wine (a special offer on joining Dukes club). Last night we had the excellent fish pie and lamb shank with a dish full of beautifully cooked vegetables. The service was good too.

Thank MandywLondon
County Meath, Ireland
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I visited Dukes on spec on a Saturday evening. The restaurant was pretty well booked up but they managed to give me a table on the proviso I would let them have it back for someone who had booked it a little while later. The menu is short with the emphasis on fresh local produce. Food is nicely presented, well... More 

Thank Ed0765
Andover, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Dukes is placed in an ideal spot right on the seafront in Sidmouth. It looks fresh and welcoming from the outside and this carries on as you go inside.

Thank lkrmusic
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The service was good, and the waiting staff friendly and cheerful. I would say this was the highlight of the visit as the food was disappointing. We both had the Sunday lunch, my nut roast was very dry and the brussel sprouts over cooked. My boyfriends lamb was dry on the edges. The saving grace were the parsnips and cawliflower... More 

Thank Runningfree73
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We do like this place as we enjoy the atmosphere and the food however you can never second guess what the service is going to be like so are reluctant to recommend to friends. This time red wine was poured into the smallest of glasses; we asked the waitress for larger glasses so we could enjoy the wine for her... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 513320
Situated at the heart of Sidmouth town centre and Esplanade, Dukes is a family friendly inn offering relaxed dining, drinks and accommodation all year round.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?