Welcome to Seaton Eats Boutique
This is where our evening street food markets started with the mission to bring the community together in the stunning Jurassic landscape.
Join us on a Friday evening in Seaton this summer to nourish your friendships and eat your way around the world.
We endeavour to include a guide to dietary options available from each trader on our menu, but please do check with each trader at the market if you have a specific request or allergy.
Find us at Jubilee Gardens, EX12 2QU
from 4pm until sunset (or around 9pm)
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s on the menu?
Check out each event on our calendar a few days beforehand to see the line up of traders. Its also posted on our facebook page, Instagram and on Google My Business. It can change last minute – life can get in the way sometimes!
What should I bring?
Another layer for when the sun goes down, a cup for your pub purchases (or you can take part in our Borrow and Wash scheme for 25p), a cushion or blanket, perhaps a kite to fly on the beach? Your swimming things for an evening dip when the moon comes up.
When does it get busy?
If you want your food in a hurry come either early at 4, or late, at 8. We have extended our trading times to try and ease the pressure at peak time.
How busy does it get?
The event is much valued by people in the area and consequently, can get very busy. It’s not unusual to queue for 45 minutes to get your food.
Why do I have to wait so long for food?
Street food is fresh food not fast food.
Our traders work long hours behind the scenes to be able to serve up what they love to eat. Please be patient – its a tough industry to be in right now. Please be kind and enjoy the theatre of their cooking. All that hard work is rewarded by having fun with our customers. We love meeting you.
What is the atmosphere like?
The area we use is quite compact, so queues become intermingled and it can feel a little bonkers, slightly shambolic and mildly exuberant. Lots of people enjoy this rambunctious characteristic of our Seaton events. We suggest you grab a drink from The Salty Arms, and treat queuing time as part of the fun. Get chatting with those around you, and before you know it you’ll have made new friends and made it to the front of the queue.
Why is it about community?
Sharing food is a ritual as old as time. With this informal way of dining its a great way to meet people, and it doesn’t put too much pressure on the purse. Our crowd are loyal friends and come back the and again to soak up the atmosphere and catch up with their mates.
Where can we sit?
We have some tables and chairs, there are a few benches, amphi theatre style seating and a grass lawn. If you cannot find anywhere to sit in the venue, its because we’re having a Really busy night. Bring a chair, a cushion or a picnic blanket, or find a peaceful spot on the mile long beach across the road. No worries about sand in your food with our beautiful, multi coloured pebbles.
Can we bring our own food and drink?
If you choose to purchase food from an establishment in the town instead, then thats great. Spread the love! But please save a little love for us because we are all trying to be viable businesses. Our Seaton event is supported by the Seaton Chamber, for which we are super grateful.
I don’t like busy places….
The beach is a mile long so you can usually find a quiet space and ask a friend to order your food. If that doesn’t work for you, if you get overwhelmed by lots of people in a small space, perhaps this isn’t the event for you. May I suggest you try our sister event, Sidmouth Eats Boutique, which is an altogether more genteel affair.
Where are the loos?
Across the road there are public facilities, including baby change and disabled access. There’s also a cold shower if you need, for any reason….There is a Changing Places facility in Tesco, next to the Pharmacy.
Can I pay by card?
Yes – all traders take cards. There is a Lloyds cash point about 1 minute away on Marine Place. You can also get a little cash back from the pop up pub.
Do you have music?
We offer busking pitches. Please support our wonderful musicians by putting some cash in their case. You can also make a donation at The Salty Arms. Not all events have music as we know that this can make the events inaccessible to some people.
What time is the market?
We open at 4 and serve until about 9pm or when the food runs out.
Is there public transport?
Not a lot I’m afraid to say. We’re in a quiet corner of Devon. There are buses from neighbouring towns but please check timetables carefully as the last buses can be quite early. Try using TravelineSW
What else is there to do on a day out in Seaton?
SOOOO much! Mini golf, beach swimming, hire a SUP, tennis, walking the SW coast path, Holyford woods, walk the labyrinth, visit Seaton wetlands, ride the Tram, visit the independent shops, The Gateway theatre, the skatepark, watch a cricket match, Saturday morning park run…. and more. Facebook is a great place to look and ask questions.
Can’t make this one? No worries. Check out our other upcoming events:
“We love Seaton Eats!!! A highlight of the summer season in Seaton! A great time to get together with friends and family, chilled atmosphere and great location by the sea”
“As a regular trader at Unique Boutique Events I have enjoyed thorough professionalism from the very first event and for the last four years of my association with the management of this beautiful upmarket festival.”
“Lovely events that bring people together in a party atmosphere. Always fun and interesting food choices”