• The Donkey Sanctuary

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Donkey sanctuary with a restaurant serving breakfast and lunch with some vegan options available. Access to restaurant doesn't require going into/through the sanctuary. Open Mon-Sun 09:00-17:00. Restaurant, gift shop and visitor centre are closed on Christmas Day.

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8 Reviews

First Review by chp


Points +388

13 Apr 2023

Great cake

Only had a cake but it was lovely! There were many vegan options on the menu.


06 Jun 2023

Thank you for your review, we appreciate all feedback. We're glad you had a lovely visit to The Kitchen and that you enjoyed the cake! We hope you visit again soon.



Points +16

10 Nov 2022

Really enjoyed it

The range of options caters for vegans across breakfast, burger, sandwich, panini and cakes which is pleasant to see. What was nice to see was that the vegan option always was listed above the animal product based options on the menu.

Pros: Plenty of vegan options , Vegan option always above animal option on menu

Cons: Would be better if fully vegan


Points +258

04 Aug 2022

Great Vegan burger

Love visiting the donkeys here & staff are lovely. They have vegan burger, sandwich, pasty & cake in the cafe plus vegan icecream in the stall outside.
I had the burger - mushroom, red pepper, avocado, tom & onion chutney with coleslaw & chips - it was really nice & reasonably priced. Their jaffa cake is really good (tried on a previous trip in March)

Pros: Several vegan options , Reasonably priced, Benefits charity

Cons: Not all Vegan


Points +24

22 Jul 2022

Not vegan friendly

Gone worse. Used to be good

Pros: Vegan sandwiches would be good., Simplify ingredients. Pumpkin puree??

Cons: Expensive, Very restricted vegan options


04 Aug 2022

I went on the weekend & there were a few options - Sandwich, burger, pasty, cake, and icecream in the stall outside too?


04 Aug 2022

Sounds good. No pasties or sandwiches when I went last year. Hope it's improved as I love going there!! Donkeys are amazing so food is secondary. Fantastic place


Points +51

28 Feb 2022

Donkey sanctuary Sidmouth

Amazing vegan cake options, we had vegan jaffa cake which was delicious, reasonable price & good tea, will definitely be bake for more.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Delicious cake , They care for Donkeys!! 😊

Cons: None 😊


Points +24

28 Oct 2021

Fantastic Vegan Food

I had the vegan curry and rice. It was lovely. My husband had the vegan pasty and we all had chips and my so had a baked potato with beans. It was all very tasty. Good vegan options I would recommend this to anyone.

Pros: Good vegan options, Lots of space in the restaurant , Clean and tidy


Points +126

30 Aug 2019

Great breakfast

Came here for breakfast twice on our trip, had the full vegan breakfast and the breakfast bap which were both very good. Offers soy milk for drinks and vegan spread for toast. A couple of vegan cakes/flapjacks on offer too.

Pros: Clearly marked menu , Several vegan and veggie options , Lots of choice for GF


Points +2865

24 Jun 2019

Great food at a great cause

I won't say much about the Donkey Sanctuary itself (you can google it to find out how much of a good cause it is) but I will talk about the amazing new restaurant they have. You can sit by the windows, overlooking the donkeys playing in the fields and enjoy some food - including vegan dishes! There aren't many but they cater for both breakfast and lunch and the food is really tasty - I had a fantastic risotto (often meh but not here) and my partner a sandwich. It would be nice if they had more options but its a step in the right direction to now cater for vegans. Go see the donkeys and eat some great food!

Pros: Tasty food, Supports a good cause

Cons: Limited options

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