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“Bad taste”
Review of Dukes

Ranked #6 of 80 Restaurants in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$19
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Bad taste”
Reviewed 1 March 2011

We visited the restaurant twice as it was one on the few open in Sidmouth. Very much a pub type setting virtually next to the bar.
Service was good and at a reasonable pace with good space between tables although one particular table blocked the toilet designated for disabled and baby changing. Waiters were pleasant without being too much "in your face". Food was average and well presented with portions just about right for the average eater. However they blotted their copy book with the underhand charging.
I suffer from whats called "dry mouth" due to a lack of saliva following some major medical problems. I asked for a little gravy to help with this and they said they could only give me anything if Chef had something from the meals on the menu. I appreciated that and they gave me a small serving of a red wine sauce (which did not really go with the meal). They didn't mention any cost so I was gobsmacked when they charged £2.75 for this. Not a lot but its the principle that counts so their tip went out of the window as did their chances of any repeat business which for three people over 1 week could have come to a reasonable sum

  • Visited February 2011
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Thank ishairiness
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