The Donkey Sanctuary's award-winning restaurant The Kitchen has just launched a Sunday Brunch menu, so we went along to give it a try.

If you're looking for somewhere to go for Sunday Brunch in East Devon, this is the place! The large, airy restaurant has possibly the best views to be found for miles around, as it overlooks acres of the Sanctuary's rolling countryside, and out to the sea at Weston, near Sidmouth.

View from The Kitchen

Brunch is served every Sunday from 9am until 3pm, perfect if you want a lazy Sunday morning. The menu is made up of the freshest, local ingredients, and every dish can be made meat-free with a wide range of vegan options. 

 Sunday Brunch Menu at The Kitchen Coffee at The Kitchen

We had the American style pancake stack, with banana and salted caramel (£7.50, also available with honey and thyme roasted figs, toasted walnuts and honey drizzle), with added ice-cream (£1.15) - you can also add smoky bacon but we chose to go extra sweet!

American style pancake stack at The Kitchen

We also had the open BLT, a toasted ciabatta topped with smoky bacon, charred romaine lettuce and The Kitchen's homemade sunblushed tomato sauce (£6.50).

Open BLT, The Kitchen

We couldn't possibly miss out on the day's special, which was a full English sandwich... toasted butter sourdough stacked with smoked bacon, pork sausage, grilled tomato, mushroom, hash brown, poached egg and sun blushed tomato ketchup (£7.95)!

Full English Sandwich at The Kitchen

The food was perfectly cooked and presented, and the portion sizes were good so we spent a good few hours afterwards walking around The Donkey Sanctuary to burn it off! There is plenty of seating in The Kitchen restaurant, all with great views, and for sunny days there is sheltered outdoor seating overlooking the donkeys and the fabulous view.

Outdoor seating at The Kitchen

The Kitchen at The Donkey Sanctuary is part of the Exeter Food & Drink Trail, due to its commitment to serving locally sourced produce on its menu.


The Kitchen at The Donkey Sanctuary
The Kitchen restaurant

Indulge in a serving of farm-fresh food, while soaking in the unparalleled views across donkey paddocks, Devon’s rolling hills, and the Jurassic Coast.  Take sanctuary in the Taste of the West award-winning restaurant and choose from the colourful menu, packed with fresh, local, seasonal produce. All dishes are made on-site by the expert chefs who have hand-picked only the freshest ingredients for you to enjoy.   Hearty breakfasts, luscious lunches and tempting afternoon treats are dished up daily – best served with friends, family and fabulous views.  As a passionate animal welfare organisation, all meat dishes are responsibly sourced from producers with high standards of farming and welfare, while vegan or vegetarian options are promin

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