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Neil's Restaurant

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Radway Place, Vicarage Road | Sidmouth, Sidmouth EX10 8TL, England
+44 1395 519494
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6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Neil's is a great place to eat in Sidmouth and is just a short walk from...
Neil's is a great place to eat in Sidmouth and is just a short walk from the Beach and within easy reach of Beer, Lyme Regis and Exeter. Neil's focuses on bringing the freshest Devon food, cooked in sympathetic and delicious ways to the table. Neil's Restaurant Sidmouth has an informal and contemporary design and allows you to actually see Neil at work.
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  • 55
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brilliant food for the whole family

A relaxed welcoming atmosphere greeted my family of 6 including 2 teenage grandsons. With 2 bottles of wine and 3 courses each the cost was very reasonable. I had lemon sole, the best ever. We each had a different dish for main including Duck and steak for the grandsons and fishy starters, my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Christopher D
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

A relaxed welcoming atmosphere greeted my family of 6 including 2 teenage grandsons. With 2 bottles of wine and 3 courses each the cost was very reasonable. I had lemon sole, the best ever. We each had a different dish for main including Duck and steak for the grandsons and fishy starters, my summer pudding and clotted cream was very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Second visit to Neil's, standard was the same very high, good food, excellent service, please keep up the good work thank you

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We booked as heard it can be busy and it was. King prawn starter; Big and well presented but not much flavour, however, the crab & mango salad was very good. I was disappointed with my main as I love John Dory, but it was dry and over cooked. With just one man in the kitchen cooking everything, it's not... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

You can tell this place is popular by the fact that you have to book most nights of the week - Excellent seafood and local wines

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Bracknell
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Following the advice on TripAdvisor we decided to try Neil's as it was our first visit to Sidmouth. We made sure we reserved a table as its a popular place and glad we did as a few drop ins were turned away while we were eating. I had the squid starter with ginger which was fabulous and my mum had... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is definitely the best restaurant in Sidmouth. Book ahead, it gets very busy. You will not be disappointed, and try the Devon wine!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Six of us visited Neil's on Wwdnesday 19th August. In one diners salad was a dead catterpillar. All Neil did was send one of staff rather than himself to apologise. She said our friend would not be charged for starter she had. We were very unimpressed by the restaurant's apparent lack of concern. I would say the rest of the... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We visited this restaurant after looking for places to eat within Sidmouth during a brief stay in the area. We were not disappointed!! We phoned earlier on the same day to make a booking (& to ensure that lobster would be available!) Luckily we had done this as we were later told the lobster would definitely have gone had we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Visited Neil's this week and was not disappointed. Excellent choice of fish with steak and duck available too. We chose monkfish and steak as mains with crab mango salad and squid for starters - all cooked and served to a high standard. This was our third visit and, although a little expensive, will return.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Followed the chef's recommendations and had a wonderful meal, attentive but not intrusive staff, made us feel welcome and looked after us. Not sure how it compares price wise with its local competition but I walked away happy and would definitely go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Radway Place, Vicarage Road | Sidmouth, Sidmouth EX10 8TL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 519494

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 34
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Neil's is a great place to eat in Sidmouth and is just a short walk from the Beach and within easy reach of Beer, Lyme Regis and Exeter. Neil's focuses on bringing the freshest Devon food, cooked in sympathetic and delicious ways to the table. Neil's Restaurant Sidmouth has an informal and contemporary design and allows you to actually see Neil at work.
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?