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The Salty Monk

Church Street, Sidford, Sidmouth, EX10 9QP +44 1395262072

(((() British
Main course: £17
Food spend: £38
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 10:00 - 21:00

Lovely restaurant, nice setting, good service and delicious, modern, yet classic cooking.

Dave Watson 16 December 2016
from Dorchester

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Proudly boasting 2 AA Rosettes for excellence, The Salty Monk restaurant is hidden in the beautiful Devon countryside, as part of an award-winning Bed & Breakfast. Utilising local produce, it serves fine British cuisine, and was even awarded ‘Best Coastal Cream Tea in Devon’.

The award-winning menu of The Salty Monk offers lines for weddings and breakfast, complemented by a wine list of both well-known and unearthed-gem bottles. Such delicious dishes include roast fillet of beef sliced on to wild garlic pasta ribbons, with mustard cream sauce, and layered salmon, sole and scallop mousse garnished with seared scallops and saffron foam.

Electing a regal dusty pink colour, The Salty Monk interior is elegant and grand, from the rustic sideboard to the ornate gold-framed mirror. It even features the work of renowned local artist Ben Hughes, aiding the class of the restaurant, and has a secluded private dining room.

With views over the River Sid, and only 5 minutes’ drive to the sea at Sidmouth, The Salty Monk is the ideal country restaurant in Devon.

The Salty Monk

Church Street, Sidford, Sidmouth, EX10 9QP

Contact +44 1395513174
Reservations +44 1395262072

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Customer reviews for The Salty Monk

4.6 (((() (based on 74 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (60)
  • lunch (29)
  • private dining (27)
  • luxury (26)
  • romantic (25)
  • afternoon tea (21)
  • value (17)
  • large parties (12)
  • business (9)
  • breakfast (7)
  • al fresco (4)
  • trendy (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • entertainment (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((* 3 January 2017 by David T from Ottery St. Mary

    Not a vast menu choice, the pate we had for a starter was nice but not stunning. The main courses were good, although we should have asked for more sauce because as we carried on eating we found the dish a little dry. Dessert was very good. Service very good. Lovely setting in such an old building.

  • ((((( 16 December 2016 by Dave Watson from Dorchester

    Lovely restaurant, nice setting, good service and delicious, modern, yet classic cooking.

  • ((((( 6 December 2016 by Peter R from Budleigh

    All courses were of an excellent standard of food, with respect to ingredients, presentation and especially taste. This was an extremely good dining experience. Pre-dinner drinks and after dinner coffee were served in a lovely lounge.

  • ((((( 28 November 2016 by Martin Kerridge from Sidmouth

    excelent food, with very good service

  • ((((( 8 November 2016 by John from Bristol

    Have wanted to experience this restuarant for some time now and it didn't disappoint. The food was fabulous!

  • ((((( 24 October 2016 by Carole Clemson from Sidmouth

    Excellent as always! Superb food ,great service,lovely surroundings always an enjoyable experience for a special occasion.

  • ((((* 22 October 2016 by Paul Squirrell from Sidmouth

    Polite service good food but a bit expensive

  • ((((( 18 October 2016 by Dixon & Ann Atkinson from My Business

    Excellent - As usual.

  • ((((( 17 October 2016 by Colin Vincent from London

    A very pleasant evening.

  • ((((( 10 October 2016 by Murray Joe from Lake oswego Oregon USA

    This truly is one great food experience. Well presented, taste combinations that are a must for every diner. We have dined at many restaurants but this is unlike any other! We had lunch, and upon finishing, immediately made reservations for dinner later in the week. You will not be disappointed. Expensive but well worth it. Cannot think of any other restaurants that have the quality of food/tastes in this nor nearby counties. The ambience is very inviting, and once within the restaurant one will forget that you are situated next to a busy road. Amazing result when one considers its' location.

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