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$$ - $$$
British, Contemporary
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York Street, Sidmouth EX10 2AL, England
+44 1395 572920
10:00 - 18:00
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly staff and very good food. Comfortable surroundings and very good service. There is a good menu choice and the food is well presented.

Thank Anne T
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chef has worked at Blinis for over a decade and we have been lunching there almost as long as that. She never fails to surprise us with the 'specials' and today we were introduced to duck rillettes as a starter - a delicious first course. We chose buttered roast chicken as a main course although we were tempted by... More 

Thank Simmykeef
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We went for a celebration lunch and my goat's cheese salad was delicious. My husband thought his battered squid was one of the best. Staff were attentive but not intrusive.

Thank katealayne
Honiton, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Yet another excellent lunch with my mother and husband. The specials are always superb and the standard menu is wonderful too (I can particularly recommend the burger). Fish dishes always cooked to perfection. All set in relaxed and pleasant environment, decorated with a nod to Art Deco. Great service and staff too.

Thank Adrian H
Inverness, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I have eaten here in the past and found their food to be delicious. This time we just popped in for a drink and the service was quick and friendly. They even had a bottle of good malbec open behind the bar and so I was a happy bunny. The whole place is clean and warm and very attractive. Would... More 

Thank Kitty W
Torquay, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We found this gem whilst strolling round town and it is well worth seeking out. Decor is gentle on the eye, modern yet comfortable and relaxed. Very clean. Staff are great, helpful and polite but not too much in your face. Food was delicious and had so many mouth watering ideas it was hard to choose. As it was lunchtime,... More 

Thank Pootlepod
Winchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

It has an imaginative menu and there was no pressure to leave. It is very popular so it is advisable to book.

Thank Val B
Woking, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Popped in from the rain for lunch whilst shopping. Interesting light lunch menu. Prawn linguine with chilliest in white wine, very acceptable

Thank Penny P
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is a great bistro. Food is always good whether you go for full blown lunch or just a snack/coffee. Pleasant decor, peaceful atmosphere, friendly helpful staff.

Thank Devondizzy50
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Set behind / beneath the Royal York & Faulkner Hotel is Blinis Cafe Bar. Well appointed Lounge Bar serving a good range of snacks and meals, with excellent coffees. Reasonably comfortable seating, welcoming / attentive staff. Table Service, but pay at the bar. Lower ground floor position and nearby buildings restrict the view out at the rear. However, this is... More 

Thank Clive D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: York Street, Sidmouth EX10 2AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 572920
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?