The Kitchen at The Donkey Sanctuary

Tranquillity, good food and a few furry friends at The Kitchen

Welcome to The Kitchen, where tranquillity is personified. Step inside to find freshly prepared dishes made with locally sourced produce, a spectacular backdrop of rolling Devon hills, oh and a couple of hundred donkeys, mules and hinnies.

Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this new opening at Sidmouth’s Donkey Sanctuary is designed to allow diners to relax in the modern-rustic charm of its spacious surroundings. There’s even an alfresco dining spot on the veranda that overlooks the donkey paddocks and Jurassic Coast beyond.

The restaurant upholds a unique integrity – all profits from The Kitchen go towards supporting donkey welfare worldwide – yet they still find time to prepare an abundance of scrumptious dishes including hearty breakfasts, paninis, jacket potatoes, burgers and other lunch options, as well as indulgent afternoon treats and an array of light snacks served throughout the day.

Try the homemade baked beans for a smoky infusion atop your sourdough and poached eggs, or some Kitchen-cured orange and fennel scented salmon with orange, beetroot and watercress for an impressive salad lunch.

With vegetarians, vegans and gluten free eaters all well catered for, The Kitchen focuses on great value, seasonal menus and a warm and welcoming environment – with the welcome extended to well behaved pooches. Furry friends are, after all, VIPs at The Sanctuary.

The Donkey Sanctuary, Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU

01395 578222

Opening hours

Monday – Sunday: 9am – 5pm

Chef: Chris Morris

Owner: The Donkey Sanctuary

  • Kids welcome
  • Dogs welcome
  • Wifi
  • Disabled access
  • Parking available
  • Gluten free options


Sunday roasts every Sunday from October 8

Insider’s tip

Walk off that hearty lunch with a proper Devonshire yomp – The Kitchen is just a stone’s throw away from the South West Coast Path.

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