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The Riviera Hotel and Restaurant

The Esplanade, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8AY
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The Riviera Hotel and Restaurant, Sidmouth

Elegant dining in Regency Sidmouth

This imposing establishment on Sidmouth’s esplanade offers charming English seaside views and smart two-AA rosette dining.

Attention to detail is the defining characteristic of chef Martin Osedo’s modern British menus, while the hotel’s heritage adds traditional appeal. Not only has The Riviera Hotel been run by the Wharton family for over four decades, the seafood on its menu is supplied by a third-generation local fishing family.

Get into the glamorous spirit of the place by sipping a cocktail in the Regency Bar, or linger over a lunch of classic dishes out on the sunny terrace.

With echoes of the South of France and a prime position on the seafront, The Riviera makes an elegant base from which to explore Sidmouth, a resort described by John Betjeman as ‘a town caught still in timeless charm’. The late poet laureate declared Sidmouth to be one of the most delightful seaside destinations in England, and its public gardens, bandstands, putting greens and croquet lawns continue to attract those in search of relaxation and tranquil pleasures.

If you opt for a gourmet break, glorious sea views are to be enjoyed from many of the hotel’s tastefully furnished rooms and you’ll be impeccably well looked after: the establishment is known for its genuine welcome, traditional hospitality and excellent service.

Sample menu

Starter: Confit duck leg and blueberry terrine served with spiced pears, mixed leaf salad and walnut and raisin toast

Main: Roast rack of Devonshire lamb served with herb mash, ratatouille and a thyme jus

Dessert: Baked egg custard tart served with nutmeg ice cream and a blackcurrant coulis

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Chef(s): Martin Osedo
course lunch from: £27
3 course dinner from: £43
Seats: 80
Bedrooms:  26
Room rate from: £222
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