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“The best Fish Restaurant in Sidmouth”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Neil's Restaurant

Neil's Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 78 Restaurants in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$28
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Neil's is a great place to eat in Sidmouth and is just a short walk from the Beach and within easy reach of Beer, Lyme Regis and Exeter. Neil's focuses on bringing the freshest Devon food, cooked in sympathetic and delicious ways to the table. Neil's Restaurant Sidmouth has an informal and contemporary design and allows you to actually see Neil at work.
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The best Fish Restaurant in Sidmouth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Absolutely the best fish restaurant in Sidmouth, great service, perfectly cooked and seasoned using the freshest ingredients, locally sourced. Simply fabulous.

  • Visited May 2014
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Bilston, United Kingdom
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“Wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

We ate here whilst on holiday in the area and took advantage of the restaurant's 20% off before 7pm offer. The two waitresses were very friendly and helpful, and as the food is cooked to order, were able to ask the chef (Neil himself!) to adapt a dish for my dietary requirements. The food was delicious! I honestly can't remember having such a good meal in a seafood restaurant before! I had bream cooked with prawns and squid, with local potatoes and vegetables. This was followed by a tasty selection of sorbets for dessert. Although everything was on the expensive side, it all tasted so good I was happy with the cost. What is particularly good about this restaurant too is their commitment to using local produce and the fact that the menu changes regularly dependant on the fish that have been caught that day.

  • Visited May 2014
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Axminster, United Kingdom
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Have been to this restaurant three times and have not once been disappointed.

The staff are very friendly and accommodating and the food is well worth the price. The focus on quality is very apparent. I treated myself to the lobster and was not let down.

A must try for seafood fans!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank R G
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Why!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

It's been a couple of months since we last ate at Neil's and the question is why did we leave it so long. The food was cooked to perfection, served with a no nonsense, pleasant efficiency in a lovely atmosphere and perfect background music. Well done for keeping up such a high standards.

Visited May 2014
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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“"Excellent Dinner"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

While staying for a couple of days in a traditional hotel in Sidmouth, my wife and I decided to try this Restaurant for Dinner. When we arrived there at about 8.00, it was quite busy for a Thursday night and the young lady welcomed us in a friendly and cheerful manner, before handing the Wine list and the Menus.

I had Lyme Bay Crab and Mango salad to start, the generous portion of Crab was beautiful fresh and even the brown meat was excellent. For main course, my wife had the Lyme Bay Scallops and although she asked the waitress if the Chef could leave the smoked Bacon out, again the the portion of Scallops served was quite generous. The Scallops were served with their roe and extremely fresh and very tasty. I had the whole grilled Brixham Lemon sole with Tartare sauce and the only thing I would say: it was the best sole I have had for many, many years! My only suggestion would be that the vegetables may need a little more attention.

Overall this was an excellent Dinner and made complete, when Mr Harding the Chef/Proprietor joined us for a chat and a beer at the end of the evening. The service was also very good.

In my opinion, this is a small Restaurant, serving top quality fresh food produced mainly in the region, with a lot of care and passion and also at a reasonable price. Well Done!..

  • Visited May 2014
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