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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, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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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  • 62
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
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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
Superb food

I visited Neals last night with friends ,a first visit for all of us.The restaurant its self was clean and fresh looking.The fish was excellent but the potatoes tasted as though they had been cooked in old oil.The staff were friendly but the service was too quick for our liking.As soon as we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Barbara G
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Westward Ho, United Kingdom
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Westward Ho, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Neals last night with friends ,a first visit for all of us.The restaurant its self was clean and fresh looking.The fish was excellent but the potatoes tasted as though they had been cooked in old oil.The staff were friendly but the service was too quick for our liking.As soon as we finished our starter the main course appeared... More 

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Thank Barbara G
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Neil creates great meals from top quality fresh local fish and seafood. The prices are reasonable and the quality is superb.

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1 Thank John L
Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food and a great atmosphere at a very reasonable price. Lovely fish dishes and a fantastically simple pudding made great by the whiskey shot. The staff were patient and efficient. It made a Christmas night out with a bunch of great friends very special. Certainly worth a try if you are visiting the area even if it isn't Christmas!

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Thank henriettaw132
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

The food at Neil's is excellent the food is brilliant the staff are really friendly & I would really recommend going to Neil's restaurant big time the food is excellent

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Thank Bambambrumie
BATH
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77 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We are infrequent visitors to Sidmouth but Neil's remains consistentl reliable. Don't bother going there for a good steak although I'm sure that they can cook one to perfection. Neil's is really the place for seafood and Neil himself is a master at cooking fish. Service is very good too and perhaps the restaurant is slightly lacking in ambience but... More 

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Thank Typhoons
Chepstow
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131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Whilst visiting the area,we booked a table at Neil's. Welcoming and friendly greeting on arrival and we were taken to a nicely positioned table. The food was extremely good and the service was efficient. We will be back next time we are staying in the area.

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1 Thank TheGeminiTravellers
Seaton, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We dined at Neil's as a treat following a trip to the nearby cinema. We have eaten here before and we knew we were in for a culinary delight. The waitress who greeted us was friendly and courteous and gave us useful tips re choice of wine. The sauteed Brixham squid (starter) was delicious and tender. The sea bass served... More 

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1 Thank David J
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Specifically looking for somewhere as a treat to ourselves (middle-aged couple). Couldn't have made a better decision. Great service - grown-up and courteous; great choice of food and excellently cooked and presented; good wine and a very reasonable price given the quality and effort involved. Well done to all at Neil's.

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1 Thank PaulADen12
Emsworth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Down for the weekend again and would never miss the chance to visit Neil's Restaurant in Sidmouth. Busy as usual, so booking is a must. Was shown to table promptly and given jug of iced water. 20 mins later drinks/food order taken which seemed a long time to wait, but understood they were busy. When you realise Neil is on... More 

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3 Thank Suzanne T
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

A warm welcome and excellent food.. We had lemon sole, plain and excellent with a good glass of white wine. So often restaurants swamp fish with strong saurces which dmasks the fish but not here. If you go before 7pm there is a discount

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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 22 - 32
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, 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?