The Esplanade, SIDMOUTH, EX10 8RY
The setting at the end of the town's impressive Georgian esplanade is alluring, with the expansive bay offered up in all its shimmering glory. Jacket and tie is still the dress code for gents dining in the Jubilee restaurant. From the doorman to the pianist tinkling the ivories, The Victoria oozes old-world charm and what appears on the plate is generally classically minded. Sautéed wild mushrooms, spinach and toasted brioche is one way to begin, followed by fillet of John Dory, braised baby gem lettuce and oyster mushrooms. Finish with pineapple upside down cake, rum and raisin ice cream.