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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Gentle modern British food in a former salt house

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At a glance

Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

The name is not a reference to a seafaring friar, but rather the building's 16th-century role as a store for the salt the monks' traded at Exeter Cathedral. The Garden Room restaurant makes a smart yet understated backdrop for unpretentious cooking. To begin, try roasted nut, sunblush tomato and cream cheese cappelletti served on tomato sauce with a parmesan crisp, or maybe pan-fried duck livers and bacon topped with a crispy egg nest. Main course offers a medallion of steak with braised brisket topped with horseradish-filled ravioli, or a medley of brill and salmon. To finish, a warm toffee apple and custard tart comes with a spiced baked apple sorbet.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 1 week November, January
  • Closed for lunch: all week
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday to Monday
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9

Chef

  • Chef: Annette and Andy Witheridge

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 47
  • Wines over £30: 22
  • Wines by the glass: 14

Price guide

  • Starter from 6.50
  • Main course from16.50
  • Dessert from6.50
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 30
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 30

Getting here

From M5 junction 30 take A3052 to Sidmouth, or from Honiton take A375 to Sidmouth, 200 yards on right opposite church in village

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