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The Salty Monk

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

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

The staff could not have been more attentive and engaging and the food was excellent and well presented.

John Loudoun 28 March 2017
from Sidbury

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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

4.7 (((() (based on 80 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (66)
  • lunch (30)
  • private dining (30)
  • romantic (30)
  • luxury (28)
  • afternoon tea (23)
  • value (18)
  • large parties (12)
  • business (9)
  • breakfast (7)
  • trendy (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • entertainment (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( 28 March 2017 by John Loudoun from Sidbury

    The staff could not have been more attentive and engaging and the food was excellent and well presented.

  • ((((( 20 March 2017 by Jerry Young from Sidmouth

    This is an ideal venue for a special occasion. It falls into the 'pricey' category; however, the overall experience makes it worth every penny. Attention to detail is the key, from the cosy ambience and the first class service, to the carefully selected wine list and the taste explosion in every course. Simply fantastic!

  • ((((* 12 March 2017 by Andy Cockram from Honiton

    Great location and friendly staff

  • ((((( 4 March 2017 by Roz May from Exeter

    Customer Service from the moment we walked through the door was excellent, food choice was very good with plenty of options which made it a challenge to choose and when it came it was everything we'd hope for and more. Love the way the menu is priced too. We will be back to sample more!

  • ((((( 16 February 2017 by Joanne Burchell from Sidford

    We really enjoyed our evening! The food was absolutely delicious! My Sea bass was cooked to perfection. Thank you for making our Valentine's Day so special ....

  • ((((( 15 February 2017 by CAROLE CLEMSON from Sidmouth

    Superb experience as usual. Attentive staff,great food and lovely ambience.

  • ((((* 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

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