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$$ - $$$
British, Contemporary
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York Street, Sidmouth EX10 2AL, England
+44 1395 572920
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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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11 restaurant reviews
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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
devon uk
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109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

To be honest didn't think Blinis looked very promising from the outside. However as menu looked ok we thought we would try it. Glad we did. Prompt service. Enjoyable food . Easy going atmosphere in pleasant surroundings. Pretty good spot for lunch. Plus sweet potato fries! Yum

Thank pilgrim51
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260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We walked in at 2.15pm to be greeted and given a choice of tables to sit at. The waiter then brought all the lunch menus over to us before I could explain that we just wanted coffee and cake. He seemed a bit crestfallen and disappeared and there was a longer than necessary wait before another member of staff took... More 

Thank louiseholistic
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160 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for coffee and cakes after a strenuous walk in the morning above Sidmouth. Coffee was served as I asked with an extra shot and cakes were fresh and tasty. Nicely decorated premises. Only complaint was that staff seemed reluctant to serve us only coffee and cakes at around 2.15pm.

Thank David M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Found on the off chance , very good service , delicious food.... which made up for the disappointing weather, thoroughly recommended .

Thank jpcooke14

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
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?