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Blinis

York Street, Sidmouth EX10 2AL, England
+44 1395 572920
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Ranked #26 of 70 restaurants in Sidmouth
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Sat in the heart of Sidmouth, just off The Esplanade, the contemporary styled Blinis Cafe-Bar is a stylish a popular venue offering great service, good food and a relaxing atmosphere. At lunchtimes, delicious daily specials, snacks, salads and sandwiches are served. Blinis is open throughout the day for coffees, shakes and homemade cakes. Also on offer is an excellent choice of wines, beers, spirits and minerals. New for 2014 - Afternoon tea (served Monday - Friday 3.00Pm - 4.30Pm)
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Stopped off a few days ago for a meal. An excellent experience, from the atmosphere, through the service and to the quality of the food. Good value for money and the staff are friendly and attentive. A very pleasant way to relax with friends in an unhurried way.

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ryfadmin, Owner at Blinis, responded to this review

It’s great to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Visited here yesterday with my mother for a light lunch and was delighted with the food and drinks we had. I ordered a chicken ceaser salad and my mum ordered an open beef sandwich. Both dishes were delicious and we didnt have to wait long for them to arrive. I highly reccomend the chicken ceaser. After we finished we decided... More

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ryfadmin, Manager at Blinis, responded to this review

We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your lunch and your overall experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. More

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We like the ambiance and menu good but it closes for evening. They are missing a trick as it could be a cool venu if jazz was played.

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Pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Had many a lovely meal at Blinis with my Devon family :) Great food, friendly staff and if you haven't been, then you really should go! :)

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Thanks for the recommendation. More

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I've been a customer of Blinis for many years and am suprised by some of the reviews here! I always find the staff friendly and attentive. The food is always yummy, I normally have the fishcakes but recently tried the Hake off the specials and was not disappointed. I'm bringing friends next week for a prosecco afternoon tea and can't... More

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ryfadmin, Owner at Blinis, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We’ve only just embraced Trip Advisor but hope more of our happy regulars will respond favourably too. More

Exmouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I have been a regular visitor to blini over the last few years and for once as it was i little early for lunch we asked if we could just have coffee.The waiter/manager announced very loudly so that the whole cafe could hear that they were only serving lunches. No one likes to be exposed by this rudeness,professionals are taught... More

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ryfadmin, Owner at Blinis, responded to this review

We were sorry to read that the waiter did not explain more politely that the tables were reserved for the lunch time service. Please accept our apologies for any upset caused. More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Had lunch here recently, menu read really well, but the food was very average. My bass was a minute portion and was over cooked and the wife's fish stew was pretty tasteless. At no time were we asked if things were OK, even though the staff were nice there was no attempt for interaction. Bill came to about £25 for... More

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Exeter Devon
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116 reviews 116 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I have eaten in this restaurant on several occasions but somehow never got around to sending a review, so I thought I ought to rectify that now. We recently went there for a light lunch and I thought the quality of the food was excellent and very good value. I had scrambled eggs and smoked salmon and my wife had... More

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Devon UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This is an exceptional restaurant. The food and service were beyond criticism. I had a prawn open sandwich with skinny fries and my wife had guinea fowl on a bed of lentils, all were cooked and presented to perfection. The best cup of mocha ever completed the meal. The service provided by the young waiter showed excellent communication and service... More

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Excellent lunch served in this busy place. Blinis is a welcoming place in a comfortable environment. The food was superb and was good value for money. All dishes were very very tasty and presented with care and imagination. The haloumi burger with sweet potato fries was amazing and is probably the best lunch i've ever had and we eat out... More

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