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The Loft

Upper Floor 3/5 Old Fore Street | Sidmouth, Sidmouth EX10 8LS, England
+44 1395 489681
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak burger” (8 reviews)
“antipasti” (7 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Upper Floor 3/5 Old Fore Street | Sidmouth, Sidmouth EX10 8LS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant by chance as we could not get a table in the place we wanted to eat but what a find. The service was excellent and the food was really good. We will definitely visit again on our next trip to Sidmouth.

Thank SWales55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the loft today with my partner and toddler and we were so impressed. We were served by a young man who was absolutely lovely and so welcoming. The food was delicious and we loved the setting. I would highly recommend this little gem!

Thank micha_williams
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Spotted this in waling past and booked for later in the evening as inside upstairs looked just the ticket as did the menu. We were not wrong. Staff were attentive , helpful and efficient and always cheerful and the food was truly excellent. The Bakewell...More

Thank NorthwichSteve
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We popped into the Loft for our lunch, which was amazing. I had the antipasti, my daughter had the seafood platter, hubby doubled up on the lamb burger and my son had a pizza. All were beautifully cooked and/or presented, and we left very full...More

1  Thank whitejaws
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Had a very enjoyable lunch at the Loft. It's a nice space above the high street in Sidmouth. The seafood platter was excellent value with tasty smoked salmon, mackerel pate and a generous portion of crab. The burger was also very good with a well...More

1  Thank floating_goat
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Came here for a meal with the wife. Was very enjoyable. Was quite busy (which is always a good sign!). Service was good and attentive. Food cooked really well and of a high standard. Really enjoyed it. Chicken battered burger was insane!

1  Thank Alan H
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This is the best restaurant in Sidmouth by far. Food is very good, dinning room very good, sun terrace very good. Service very good, wine excellent, staff great.

1  Thank Brighspark05
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Came back to Sidmouth for a long weekend and into The Loft on Saturday. Had the full loft for breakfast and i honestly struggled to finish this. The 'doorstep' bread just about finished me off. Back again in the evening and although really busy, the...More

1  Thank 904dee
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Having been recommended to visit by a friend we took the opportunity to visit My wife had the haloumi salad while I had the crab, both were very well presented. The staff were young but good and the food arrived in good time. The prices...More

1  Thank simon s
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This restaurant is a real find and is hidden away in a pedestrianised area in the centre of town. The new owners have worked really hard to keep local customers as well as enticing new ones. We had a fantastic meal which started with mackerel...More

1  Thank steelhead2013
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Alan B
26 April 2016|
Response from Katrinalort63 | Property representative |
I am so sorry Alan, I rarely check Trip and I had no notification from them that I had a question from you. You are probably back home now, hope you enjoyed your time in Sidmouth. Regards Kat
4 March 2015|
Response from Katrinalort63 | Property representative |
Hi Due to my husband (the chef) having a spinal unjury, we have unfortunately had to cut back our hours for March. So its Tuesday to Saturday 9.30 to 3. We resume our evenings at Easter but only have 2 tables left for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upper Floor 3/5 Old Fore Street | Sidmouth, Sidmouth EX10 8LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 489681
  • E-mail
Voted No.52 in the top 100 restaurants outside London in 2015 by Square Meal, the independent restaurant guide. We are open Tuesday to Saturday 10 To 3 for Breakfast, morning coffee & Lunch and both Friday and Saturday in the evening from 6 (booking advisable). During peak times we are sometimes unable to serve just drinks or snacks (this includes starters) as tables are reserved for those wishing to have lunch or dinner. Please telephone for reservations. Dogs are welcome on the terrace which is open weather permitting. Our food is seasonal & freshly prepared, we use local suppliers where possible, our bread, fish and vegetables are from traders on Sidmouth high street. We cater for dietary needs including vegetarian, Gluten Free & coeliac.
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