If you’re looking for an award winning restaurant in the height of Sidmouth, look no further than the Hotel Riviera which has again this year been awarded Two AA Rosettes for the outstanding quality of its cuisine and in recognition of the overall dining experience.
Situated in the centre of Sidmouth’s esplanade with far reaching views out across the Lyme Bay, this is a truly special dining experience.
Open to both hotel guests and non residents, the restaurant at the Hotel Riviera has a reputation for incredible cuisine, the qualified team in the kitchen prepare a series of fresh dishes that combine those international favourites with the very best of English cooking all created with fresh, local produce. At the Hotel Riviera, with its view across the bay, it is no surprise that there is a real focus on seafood, with extensive menus featuring seasonal catches of the day, among other firm favourites. This includes the ever popular traditional Devonshire cream tea which is served in the hotel’s lounge, or during the summer, on the terrace where you can enjoy the extensive sea views. It is an absolute must during your trip to Sidmouth, whether you are visiting for the day or are spending some time in the town!
For those of you indulging in dinner and a show, the team are happy to make special arrangements for pre-theatre meals and to accommodate children. Refreshments are available throughout the day in the hotel’s Regency Bar, Lounge and on the Terrace during the summer months.
Whatever the occasion, you’ll find that at the Hotel Riviera, every dish is a pure delight, expertly served and complemented by a wide selection of wines. Whatever you choose from the various menus, you can be assured that your meal will contain only the best quality local and regional produce. The hotel has always been committed to sourcing the finest and freshest premium quality produce, including locally caught fresh fish, crab and lobster, west country meat and local fruit and vegetables from farmers across the south west. The hotel’s menus also feature a range of Devon farmhouse cheeses and fine wines, many of which are produced in the county.
If you have any dietary requirements or require vegetarian options, these can be catered for, simply speak to the team at the restaurant and they will happily assist you.
Whether you are a hotel guest or just passing and feeling peckish, you can be sure of a warm reception and an extensive choice of food and drink at any time of day. The breakfast menu is served between 8 and 10 am every day and features every variation of Continental and Full English Breakfast that you can think of with everything from cereal to omelettes to fresh, smoked fish.
Later in the day, you can expect to enjoy the lunch menu, featuring the choice of two, three or four courses of delectable, locally sourced dishes at set prices followed by the ever popular dinner menu. Full of locally caught fish and home grown meat dishes that change seasonally, the dinner menu is served from 7pm every evening. Alternatively, guests can choose from the A La Carte menu which features many of the hotel’s most popular dishes.
Every Sunday, there is also an extensive Sunday lunch menu – be aware though, Sunday Lunches at the Hotel Riviera are incredibly popular and space is booked fast! Make sure to book your table to avoid disappointment! With options such as fish, beef, lamb or guinea fowl, it is perfect for a special occasion or something a little different at the weekend.
For a more informal dining experience, visit the hotel’s bar and terrace where refreshments are from midday. Choose from Hors D’oeuvres, light meals, salads, sandwiches and more in the relaxing environment of the bar or in the warmer months, out on the terrace where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Lyme Bay.
Find sample menus, dining times and more on our website.