Review on The Salty Monk

In a former life, this delightful restaurant-with-rooms was a salt house used by the Benedictine monks who traded salt at Exeter cathedral. It's an atmospheric 400-year-old dwelling within easy reach of Sidmouth and the famous 'Byes' which lead down to the sea.

The dining room is done out in genteel 'country house' style and it has the bonus of views over the restaurant's award-winning gardens. The kitchen makes good use of meat from the local butcher's own herd, as well as seasonal game and fish from the Brixham boats. Begin with a cocktail of langoustines, scallops and prawns or saffron pasta with Serrano ham and smoked Parmesan before fillet of wild sea bass with a casserole of mussels or grilled Devon sirloin with a filo parcel of brisket and honeyed root vegetables.

West Country cheeses and desserts such as glazed banana tartlet with chocolate sauce and nutmeg ice cream are followed by coffee and homemade fudge. The extensive wine list is a good match for the food.

The Salty Monk is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA Guide

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Modern European


Annette and Andy Witheridge

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 8.00 - 9.30am Mon-Sun
Lunch: 3.00 - 5.00pm Afternoon Tea
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.00pm Mon-Sun

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The Salty Monk

  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Partial disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 45 covers


Accomodation is available, (5 rooms)


WiFi is available


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Salty Monk
Church Street
EX10 9QP

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