Welcome to Sidmouth Eats Boutique
A pop up street food market on the Jurassic coast, Sidmouth Eats Boutique takes place on the 2nd Friday of the month.
Be a part of our community and find us on summer Friday nights under the big Devon sky. Join us at the community dining table, nourish your friendships and eat your way around the world. It’s where global cuisine meets the locals. Sharing food is a ritual as old as time. Check in with our calendar for 2023 event dates.
The people who trade at our events are small businesses and sole traders who live right here in the south west. Our events directly support up to 10 businesses each time. By creating pop up street food markets Unique Boutique Events offers opportunities for traders to build a livelihood from street trading. We further contribute to building resilient local economies as many of us source ingredients from local producers. Our loyal caravan of traders come back time and again because they know we make great food markets that our communities value. Find out more about our wonderful street food traders in our Hall of Fame.
Eats Boutique street food markets animate our town spaces by bringing people into their public realm. Our free to attend events are inclusive and accessible. Keep on reading for FAQs to make the most of your visit to our event.
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 on the lawn at Kennaway House, Coburg Road, EX10 8NG
from 4pm until sunset (or about 9pm)
Frequently Asked Questions
Whats 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. Sometimes it can change last minute – life can get in the way sometimes!
What should I bring?
Another layer for when the sun dips behind the hills, a cup or glass for your pop up pub purchases (or you can take part in our borrow and wash cup scheme for 25p), and perhaps a cushion for your picnic.
What is the atmosphere like?
Kennaway House lawn is a serene space shaded by large horse chestnut trees.
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?
Street food is fresh food not fast food so queues can take a little time. We suggest you grab a drink form the bar and use your queue time to make new friends with those around you.
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.
Are dogs welcome?
Yes, our furry friends are very welcome if they are well behaved. If your pooch gets over excited you can always take them and your picnic on the green triangle just across the road. Not everyone is a dog lover and we’d like all of our customers to feel welcome and comfortable in our space
Why is it about community?
Sharing food is a ritual as old as time. Our market is an informal way of dining, a great way to meet people and 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.
Is there somewhere to sit?
People perch on the walls around the lawn, the steps of Kennaway House, many bring blankets and the dedicated bring their own tables and chairs. We bring a few tables and chairs too – as many as we can carry. The beach is a 2 minutes walk away where you can find the last of the sun and its pebbles don’t get into your food like sand does.
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 little love for us because we are all trying to be viable businesses.
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….
Can I pay by card?
Yes – all traders take cards. 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?
We’re right next to the main bus terminus of the town. That said, they aren’t lots of buses and the local Trainline was a victim of Beecham’s cuts in the 60s. (For train buffs you can still see the beautiful old red brick stations dotted around). 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 Sidmouth?
So much. There’s the beach of course, a great playground on The Ham, LED swimming pool, The Toy Musuem, The Radway Cinema, scoot down the Byes, star gaze at the Norman Lockyer Observatory. For a fabulous view and a sunset you can’t beat Peak Hill, on the western side of town. Check out Visit Sidmouth for the best listings. Sidmouth Tourist Information is near the car parks located in the same building as the swimming pool.
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”