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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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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak burger” (8 reviews)
“antipasti” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
DETAILS
Upper Floor 3/5 Old Fore Street | Sidmouth, Sidmouth EX10 8LS, England
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131 - 140 of 336 reviews

Reviewed 12 May 2015

Very good restaurant It was Friday and it was Tapas, really enjoyed the crispy squid one of the signature dishes. The prawns were excellent as was the Halloumi , not sure about the Spanish omelette ? Wine was a cabernet sauvignon(Chile) and good. Next time...More

Thank pushp B
Katrinalort63, Owner at The Loft, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, it was lovely meeting you. Sorry you didn't enjoy the omelette, although it has proved very popular. Look forward to seeing you on a Saturday evening next time, but be sure to ring and reserve a table as we...More

Reviewed 11 May 2015

Very pleasant We had two great coffees cakes would visit again Only drawback to visit you need to be able to climb stairsMore

Thank Two Woods x
Katrinalort63, Owner at The Loft, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive review, although I am slightly confused as we don't do cakes ... unless you had a scone. We both love our coffee and we use a blended bean from Miles of Porlock, which we think has depth of flavour...More

Reviewed 9 May 2015

Something a bit different in Sidmouth. This idea is absolutely perfect for people who don't want a full meal but where early evening tapas and a glass or two (or jug!) of cocktail/Pimms/Sangria etc fits the bill perfectly. Lovely food and perfect ambience - we...More

Thank tobyjake
Katrinalort63, Owner at The Loft, responded to this review

Thank you so much for another positive review and your continued custom. So glad that you enjoyed our Friday night Tapas & Cocktails, we thought we would try something different and have to say it is proving very popular. Look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 27 April 2015

Very friendly and welcoming owner and staff. We had an excellent very affordable lunch with wine. It was a weekday so quite quiet, probably a good time to just 'drop in'. We will definitely visit again for dinner when next in the area. Highly recommended.More

Thank Patsy10red
Katrinalort63, Owner at The Loft, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review and so glad that you enjoyed your lunch. Being out of season there aren't always that many visitors about and its just our regular locals. When you do come back one evening I would recommend that you book well...More

Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

We booked for my in laws 40th wedding anniversary as a party of 10 on Saturday 25th April As we pre ordered we did not have wait very long at all for our food Service was fantastic food was absolutely gorgeous I had the whole...More

1  Thank Chrissy T
Katrinalort63, Owner at The Loft, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure being asked to host your celebration and thank you so much for your fab review. I absolutely love being able to make occasions extra special, so thank you for your positive comments. Hope we see you all again very soon.

Reviewed 25 April 2015

ive lived in sidmouth now for over thirty years and as i was down town very early the other day had a nice pleasant experience of popping into this quaint place for breakfast have to say apart from overdone mushrooms one of the nicest hottest...More

Thank CARINGANDY007
Katrinalort63, Owner at The Loft, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review Andy. We pride ourselves on our breakfast, its sourced from just 3 local suppliers, and is quality premium ingredients, we feel it offers fantastic value for money. Sorry the mushrooms weren't too your liking, but as everything is cooked...More

Reviewed 25 April 2015

It is upstairs with windows overlooking the street so good for people watching if you have a window seat. Tables aren't cramped together and it is big enough for a small group of friends to sit together. Food is excellent and served quickly and is...More

1  Thank susief1386
Katrinalort63, Owner at The Loft, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your five star review and your very positive comments. As you live locally we hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

Visited a couple of times now whilst visiting family in Sidmouth. The staff are fantastic, the food is amazing, great portion sizes. The window seats are amazing for people watching. I will look forward to my next visit.

1  Thank 16kimc16
Katrinalort63, Owner at The Loft, responded to this review

Was lovely seeing you again and thank you so much for another positive review, really look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

Reviewed 21 April 2015

Arrived in Sidmouth after a early morning drive from London and looked for a restaurant that provided tasty simple food. I read the reviews for The Loft on Trip Advisor and made a reservation. So glad we did as the food was extremely tasty. service...More

2  Thank MauraRD
Katrinalort63, Owner at The Loft, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review and so glad that we ticked all the boxes. The roof terrace is very popular and with only five tables you do definitely have to book. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 12 April 2015

If you want something different,something a little quirky,some really good food,served by very pleasant staff then this is your place. Saturday night in April, and a full house. This was a special occasion,an anniversary, and we thoroughly enjoyed our second visit here. Not a vast...More

Thank Brian S
Katrinalort63, Owner at The Loft, responded to this review

Thank you so much for another 5* review. Thank you also for choosing us to celebrate your anniversary and thank you for sharing your story with me, sooooooo romantic. Really look forward to seeing you both again very soon..

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Alan B
Hello, we are in Sidmouth from 1st May, can you tell me you opening hours for the evenings
26 April 2016|
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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
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688Brennans
Hi, can you tell me your hours and if i need to book or just turn up?
4 March 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 15:00
Thursday
10:00 - 15:00
Friday
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 20:30
Saturday
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 20:30
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
Description
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.