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“Wonderful service, great atmosphere and fantastic food”
Review of The Loft

The Loft
Ranked #13 of 80 Restaurants in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$16
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Devon
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful service, great atmosphere and fantastic food”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We've been three times in as many weeks. This is fast becoming a firm favourite! The menu is excellent and reasonably priced; and we have thoroughly enjoyed our visits.

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Thank JamesDevon
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Katrinalort63, Owner at The Loft, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Thank you for such a fantastic review .... If ever we wanted a 'strap line' I think we would use the title of your review! Glad we are ticking all your boxes, see you soon.
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Evening Dinner”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Our friends had been to the Loft before and had wanted us to sample its menu. They told us how much they had enjoyed it previously so we were up for the challenge. It was all that they said and more. A simple menu of fresh fish, meat and vegetables all presented in a Mediterranean atmosphere on a beautiful evening. The owners made us very welcome and took time out to come and talk with us. The young waitress was training we think as she was a little clumsy but very pleasant. All in all, well worth a visit with prices for food and drink set at reasonable rates.

Visited July 2014
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Katrinalort63, Owner at The Loft, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Thank you for your fab review, so glad that you took up the challenge and that we exceeded your expectations. We have a two new members of staff, who are an absolute delight but who are still a little nervous, I am sure like yourselves people appreciate how daunting it can be at first for them, but it wont take long before they settle in. Hope to see you all again soon.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Completely lived up to expectations”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

Visited the Loft after seeing trip advisor reviews. We LOVED it and had the most enjoyable lunch of our whole weeks holiday in sidmouth. Kath was so friendly and chatty despite it being a busy lunch time she still found time to chat and make us feel so welcome. I had the most tasty platter of all kinds of tapas style treats while my partner had the home made beef burger. I really liked the eclectic furnishings and decor too. Thoroughly deserves its top ratings.

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Katrinalort63, Owner at The Loft, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Thank you for your 5* review, it was lovely meeting you both and so glad that you enjoyed your lunch. I hope you get to visit Sidmouth again soon and that you pop in and see us.
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Mere, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Super lunch”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We met up at The Loft on the strength of reviews. As I had booked it all I was a little concerned, There was no need. The service was excellent with friendly staff going the extra mile to help. The food was lovely as was the wine, not always the case from a small wine list.
It was all so good that we'll be meeting there again.

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Katrinalort63, Owner at The Loft, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Thank your great review and so pleased that you weren't disappointed. We have 22 wines on our list, 8 white, 2 rose, 8 red, 2 sparkling and 2 champagne all have been specifically chosen to complement our menu by our wine merchant Tolchards and start at £14 for a Merlot and Sauvignon. Hope to see you all again soon.
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Wokingham
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188 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This restaurant is so inconspicuous you might miss it but it is well worth a visit. A small entrance above other shops. Family run, it is only open during the day Monday to Saturday and evenings on Friday and Saturday only. During the summer it is necessary to book for the evenings, Saturdays can be up to two weeks in advance! There even a roof garden for the hot weather.

A good menu with a wide range of dishes from pasta and pizza to salads and main meat dishes.
Well cooked and generous portions. The price is mid-range but good value for money.

The staff are friendly and attentive, although there is not a feeling of being rushed. The tables are only booked once during the evening so there is no need to hurry.

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Thank MalcolmSWokingham
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Katrinalort63, Owner at The Loft, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write such a fab review. So glad that you enjoyed you evening with us.
We are actually open Tuesday to Saturday, Sunday and Monday being our days off. And agree that booking is advisable for our evenings, as we only have one sitting, because we believe that people should be able to relax and enjoy their evening without clock watching. Hope to see you again soon.
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