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Food & Drink in Sidmouth

With its timeless Regency charm, dining out in Sidmouth, whether it’s just a one of occasion or as part of your holiday is a real pleasure. The town sits on the Jurassic Coast giving a beautiful backdrop to your meal, particularly when you choose one of the many coastal restaurants.

Devon is famous for its fresh fish and shellfish and Sidmouth is no exception. You’ll find several restaurants in the town offering fresh fish and other sea food with everything from traditional fish and chips, fancy scallops and more.

Devon isn’t all about seafood, another of the region’s famous foodie exports is the cream tea – make sure to look out for places around Sidmouth advertising cream teas, whether you stop off in one of the restaurants to pick one up or you choose to visit a café, hotel or pub. The cream teas you get in Devon feature fresh locally made cream, beautiful home made scones and jam and tasty sandwiches, as well as a pot of tea. These are available as gluten free and vegan options as well as with a variety of teas, in case you’re not a fan of the traditional kind. You’re more likely to find cream teas on offer earlier in the day, which makes them perfect for those of you who want some refreshments after a walk around the South West Coast Path.

Speciality restaurants

There are a number of speciality restaurants across Devon, including in Sidmouth where you’ll find establishments offering everything from vegetarian-only dishes, to vegan and gluten-free menus and of course, ones just specialising in desserts or certain cuisines. Because of its popularity as a family destination, there are plenty of family-friendly restaurants who have dedicated children’s menus as well as a relaxed atmosphere where the children can play and enjoy themselves during the meal.
If you’re looking for cuisine from around the world, you’ll love walking around the restaurants in Sidmouth. You’ll find restaurants and take aways that focus on certain cuisines including Indian, Thai, Chinese and more, as well as restaurants with varied menus that feature a little bit of everything – just for those of you who can’t decide!

You’ll find that restaurants in Sidmouth offer two chances to dine with a lunch time menu and an evening one, these often differ with light bites earlier in the day and the fuller heartier meals in the evening. Whatever time you find yourself in Sidmouth, you can be sure that there will be a top quality restaurant with brilliant seasonal menus for you to choose from.

Something for everyone

Whether you’re just looking for somewhere casual to fill your bellies after exploring around the South West Coast Path or you’re celebrating a special occasion, you’ll find a restaurant to suit your taste and budget here in Sidmouth. There are a number of restaurants offering fine dining menus as well as those with a more relaxed atmosphere, so you can choose whether you want to be fancy or casual – either way you can be sure of a delicious and extensive choice.

Like most of the town centres in the region, Sidmouth has its fair share of chain restaurants and independent establishments, which is pretty evenly spread. Go for one of the high street names for familiar items and your best loved dishes and take advantage of their loyalty schemes or opt for one of the independent businesses where you can really enjoy the fresh local produce that has been lovingly prepared for you. Either way, you’ll be able to sample the very best ingredients that Devon has to offer.