Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find out whats on the menu?
Follow each page on facebook @SeatonEatsBoutique and @SidmouthEatsBoutique where we’ll post the menu a few days before. We like to rotate our vendors for variety, so never expect the same market twice (but we do have lots of traders who come back regularly ‘cos they just love to see you time and again).
Do you cater for dietary requirements?
YES! In a world where people are increasingly aware of their body’s individual rhythms we do indeed make every effort to ensure we have menu choices for everyone. See the little codes next to the descriptions on the menus (links above). Please do be aware that each trader produces food they love and not all are able to offer every dietary option. BUT since it is all prepared and cooked by them they know what’s goes in and can advise you – please just ask.
Should I bring a chair or something to sit on?
That would be a great idea. Your own chairs or rug or cushion would make the best #SeatOutDevon and you’ll dine in style.
Can I bring my dog?
In Seaton, East Devon District Council stipulates that dogs are not allowed in Jubilee Gardens. The beach has a dogs policy, which you can read here.
In Sidmouth, Yes, Kennaway House lawn is open for our furry friends if they are happy and well behaved.
Do you take card payments?
Yes, and at the bar we are happy to give cash back with a bar purchase.
Is there a cash machine nearby?
Seaton: There is a Lloyds bank on the corner of Eyrecourt Road and Marine Place, approx 2 mins walk.
Sidmouth: There is an HSBC on Fore Street. approx 3 mins walk. Head down Church street, passing the church on your left. Tuen left into Dove street and left again on From street.
Are there loos nearby?
Seaton: Just across the road and to the right, there are loos, showers and baby changing facilities on the beach promenade
Sidmouth: just across the road from the buss stops, on the green Triangle.
Is there disabled access?
Yes! We’re in public gardens and there are ramps to everywhere. There are disabled toilet facilities in the nearby public loos (please see above for locations).
Where can I park?
Seaton: Both The Esplanade (next to the beach) and The Orchard Road council car park are less than a 3 minute walk away, and both stop charging after 6pm. There is also parking on The Underfleet. Disabled parking is available in many places.
Sidmouth: There are lots of car parks around Sidmouth, with the nearest being the Bedford Lawn Car park the sea front. A little further west is Manor Road Long stay Car park, and to the east of Sidmouth are the Ham long stay car parks. Manor Road and The Ham stop charging after 6pm.
Is there public transport? for your specific journey, check out Travelinesw
Seaton: Marine Place are where most buses terminate, and there’s a bus stop right in front of us.
Sidmouth: buses arrive at The Triangle, right next door to us.
Can I bring my own alcohol?
In short, we’d rather you didn’t, as purchases from the bar directly support the viability of the events. We endeavour to keep the prices fair and offer a varied menu of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. We use re-suable plastics too, for a returnable deposit as we’re conscious of the waste events like ours can generate. Please note that Jubilee Gardens and Kennaway House have a temporary events license to sell alcohol, meaning that they are subject to all the laws in this respect. Anyone under the age of 18 consuming alcohol will be politely asked to leave, and please don’t be offended if we ask to see some id.
Is there something for children?
There is always something on the menu that kids love to eat, and the bar serves squash and apple juice.
In Seaton the beach is just across the road, and go up a level into Seafield Gardens where there is a crazy golf course, tennis courts and a playground. More details here
In Sidmouth the beach is a 2 minute walk. Right next door to us is the Sidmouth putting green – more info here. Please be aware that at Kennaway House in Sidmouth the road alongside the lawn is an access road for residents.
What about rubbish?
Please use the rubbish bins, and better still, take your rubbish and recyclables home, particularly if its not from something you have bought at our event. If you see an overflowing bin do let someone on the bar know as we have spare bin bags. All our vendors take their rubbish with them at the end of the evening. We use re-usable plastic cups on the bar as we are conscious of the waste we generate at our events. Our vendors are encouraged to use as little packaging as possible, and compostable if possible.
Word of our lovely market has spread to the sea gull population and they like food, especially if they can tug it out of a rubbish bin. They are not very welcome guests at our party, but this is their territory too so we gently discourage with our bird-of-prey kites. Please be aware that they can grab food out of your hands, and when this happens its quite a shock. Try to sit with your back against a wall or bush to stop them dive bombing, wrap your food up while walking, or eat really fast (no don’t do that, you need to savour all the delicious flavours).