Page 1

Eat & Drink


Contents

8

World flavours

What the people say...

52&53

24

#Find it in exeter

42

Coffee Culture


1

Exeter has it all and we urge you to come t ry.

Welcome W

hen I moved to Exeter I hadn’t quite anticipated how thriving the foodie scene would be here. Since then, in the name of research and with a love of good food, I’ve been working my way around our restaurants, artisan coffee shops and gastropubs. I still have a way to go but I love discovering new gems that I add to my growing list of places to take friends, great venues for family and

kids that serve amazing coffee and cake or a cosy dinner. With new eateries popping up in our city, favourites launching seasonal plates and expanding their menus and new food trends coming to Exeter, we wanted to pull together the ultimate guide for Exeter’s food fans (I think that includes most of us). Whether it’s a juicy meltingly good burger, a slice of mouth-watering pizza, or a

perfect brunch plate, Exeter has it all and we urge you to come try. So here it is, your definitive guide to Exeter’s restaurants, cafés and gastro bars and pubs. Have a flick through next time you’re wondering where to eat in the city or where to take friends to show off quite how fabulous our foodie scene is. We hope you enjoy devouring it. Ann Hunter, In Exeter


2

Absurd Bird 22 Higher Market, Guildhall Shopping and Dining Centre, Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3FB The taste of the American Deep South mixed with the London street food scene has arrived in Exeter. Absurd Bird promise honest grub, good value and a twisted take on southern classics. www.absurdbird.com phone 01392 401000 twitter @absurdbirdexe facebook-f @absurdbirdexe instagram absurdbirdexeter

ASK Italian

5 Cathedral Close, Exeter EX1 1EZ ASK Italian make sure there is something for everyone. Using the finest ingredients to deliver tasty Italian dishes, at great value, in a fun and relaxing environment. www.askitalian.co.uk phone 01392 427 127 twitter @ASKItalian facebook-f @ASKItalianExeter instagram askitalian


3

Artigiano

Board Café

248 High Street, Exeter EX4 3PZ A great place to hang out at any waking hour - head there for breakfast, coffee, lunch, late night drinks and occasional live music.

79 South Street, Exeter EX1 1EQ The South West’s first Board Game Café Bar; an ideal spot for families, couples, and friends.

www.artigiano.uk.com

www.play@boardexeter.co.uk

phone 01392 499 169

phone 01392 791 396

twitter @arigianoexeter

twitter @BoardExeter

facebook-f @artigianoexeter

facebook-f @BoardExeter

instagram @artigianoexe

instagram @boardexeter

Bodrum Kebab House

Buffet City

166 Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AT Open late with an extensive menu offering pizza, jacket potatoes, burgers, fish and chips and classic kebabs.

George Street, Exeter EX1 1BU Over 100 international dishes available everyday, including Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai and English cuisine.

www.bodrumkebabhouseexeter.co.uk

www.buffetcityexeter.com phone 01392 438 885 facebook-f @buffetcityexeter

Burger King

Caffé Nero

50-52 High Street, Exeter EX4 3DJ The well known family favourite is located on the High Street.

70-71 High Street, Exeter EX4 3DT Premium award winning Italian coffee, from this high street coffee shop.

www.burgerking.co.uk

www.caffenero.com

phone 01392 217 584

phone 01392 279 100

twitter @BurgerKing

facebook-f @Caffe Nero

facebook-f @burgerkinguk

instagram caffenero

instagram @burgerking

Caffé Nero 89-90 Queen St, Exeter EX4 3RS Delicious Italian coffee served daily along Queen Street. phone 01392 279 222


4

Al-Farid Restaurant

3 Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HJ Moroccan and Middle Eastern Bar and Restaurant, Al Farid occupies an intriguing space in the corner of Exeter’s iconic Cathedral Green. It’s a gorgeous place with a truly authentic feel, offering a real dose of foodie escapism. Expect authentic hot and cold mezze dishes, tagines, shish and platters of Moroccan deliciousness. This is a place to gather with friends, offering deals for groups of six or more at a set price per person. They promise a ‘feast for a king’ and they know how to deliver.

What diners are saying:

T h e m e zz e p l a t t e r s a t A l F a r i d a r e a m az i n g . I love Moroccan food and this place is one of my all-time favourites. It’s a great place t o g o a s a s m a l l g r o u p a n d t h e p o r t i o n s iz e s are generous. www.alfaridrestaurant.co.uk phone 01392 494 444 facebook-f @alfaridexeter


5

At Angela's Restaurant

38 New Bridge Street, Exeter EX4 3AH Occupying a quiet corner just beyond Exeter’s indie hub, Fore Street, Angela’s is a refined independent restaurant serving top notch food and drink. The understated exterior means this is a place that could easily be missed. This little gem has more than 100 five-star reviews on Tripadvisor and attracts those looking for something a little bit special, off the beaten track. Day boat landed fish and seafood from Brixham and Exmouth feature heavily on the menu, making the most of Exeter’s location. Channel Island lobster can be brought in by arrangement. Locally sourced meat – from incredible steaks to Creedy duck and local pork, offer plenty of choice for meat eaters.

What diners are saying:

Offe ring t he best of local dining, @Angela’s specialises in local seafood, which it offe rs f rom its dining room hidden away in t he West of the city. Easy to miss, but to do so is a foolhardy move, as you will miss one of the city’s best hidden t reasures. www.angelasrestaurant.co.uk phone 01392 499 038 facebook-f @angelasrestaurant


6

Bella Italia

92 Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RP Good honest Italian food just like Mamma makes! Bella Italia is the perfect place to enjoy date night, dinner with friends or a fun family meal. www.bellaitalia.co.uk phone 01392 211 778 twitter @Big_Bella facebook-f @bellaitaliaexeter instagram bellaitaliarestaurants

Bills Restaurant

32-33 Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS A spot to enjoy modern British cuisine. Whether you are celebrating or just looking for somewhere with great tasting food, Bill's is your place. www.bills-website.co.uk phone 01392 259 227 twitter @BillsRestaurant facebook-f @exeterbills instagram billsrestaurant


7

Byron Burger

26 Bedford Street, Exeter EX1 1GJ A British chain serving American-style, proper hamburgers made from carefully-sourced British beef, freshly prepared and cooked to order, the way they should be. Readily available to eat in or to take away. www.byronhamburgers.com phone 01392 433 340 twitter @byronhamburgers facebook-f @ByronHamburgers (Exeter) instagram byronhamburgers

Cafe Rouge

24 Bedford Street, Exeter EX1 1GJ Celebrating all the glamour and style of the famous French Riviera, Cafe Rouge boasts a beautifully designed bistro dishing up an all-day menu of French classics from croquets and baguettes to steak frites and boeuf bourguignon. www.caferouge.com phone 01392 251 042 twitter @CafeRougeTweet facebook-f @caferouge.co.uk instagram cafe_rouge


2 8

World Flavours Exeter’s got a pretty impressive world food scene. From noodles and sushi to pizza and pasta, there’s a seriously tasty choice of independents, quality chains and pubs serving the best of gastro-food. The Asian food scene is buzzing in the city right now with impressive independents like Jasmine Thai (South Street), the wonderfully inventive Steaks n Sushi on North Street and Tyepyedong (Sidwell Street), happily rubbing shoulders with bustling chains like Wagamama and Yo Sushi. Quality curry is easy to come by in the city with independent curry houses serving up exceptional flavours. Moroccan restaurant Al Farid on Cathedral Green is an Exeter favourite for authentic food in traditional and warm interiors. For Turkish food, Pasha on South Street is worth a visit, plus the recently opened Ottoman Grill around the corner on Guinea Street. Lebanese restaurant, Comptoir Libanais has been introducing Exeter to wholesome colourful Lebanese food in a souk-like setting since is opening in 2016 in the Guildhall’s Queen Street Dining. Fancy Italian? Go indie and enjoy one of the sensational pizzas at The Flat, a vegan pizza restaurant on Fore Street, leading the march on the best of Vegan. Think stripped back brick interiors and relaxed lighting – there aren’t many tables and it’s incredibly popular from Wednesday to Sunday so we advise booking. Perfect for a bite before the cinema (The Picturehouse is just behind it). Quality chains like Carluccios, Zizzi and ASK have found picturesque homes in the city with outdoor seating (ask for a Cathedral view table at ASK). For French food try Cote on Cathedral Green (another place where asking for a window table is worth doing). For Mexican, head to Las Iguanas and for chicken, Portugese-style, head to Nandos in Princesshay or the HenHouse on North Street . If we’re stretching the world food description to include burgers then Exeter does burgers well (and also medium-rare…). We were one of the first places outside St Ives to get a Hubbox – this amazing place on Sidwell Street cooks up mouth watering juicy burgers from inside a shipping container and is often touted as being one of the best places for burgers in the city. Byron Burger arrived in Exeter along with GBK (Gourmet Burger Kitchen) a few years back bringing a national reputation and great food. Five Guys on Queen Street joined the Exeter burger scene last year and is also worth a visit.


9

Brody's Breakfast Bar

23-24 Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3SH Breakfast, widely regarded as the most important meal of the day, is celebrated by this place. This is all about the hearty, comforting, quality full-English experience. On a mission to make breakfast an all-day affair, Brody's offers up plenty of choice; traditional full English, pancakes, unlimited toast, hot drinks and even a take away option for those short of time. With each table equipped with its own toaster there’s no way you’ll leave hungry.

Brody’s says:

Ou r mission is to spoil you with a huge range of great, high quality breakfast choices at affordable prices wit hin a fantastic atmosphe re. T his way you can indulge in you r dream breakfast wit hout breaking t he bank. www.brodysbistro.com twitter @Brody'sBreakfastBistro facebook-f @brodysbreakfastbistro instagram brodysbreakfastbistro


10

Carluccio's

30 Bedford Street, Exeter EX1 1GJ Enjoy a taste of regional Italian food with Carluccio’s renowned cafe, restaurant, deli and food shop. This addition to Exeter's dining scene offers guests genuine and affordable Italian dining, drinking and shopping in relaxed and welcoming surroundings. www.carluccios.com phone 01392 410 492 twitter @Carluccios facebook-f @carluccios instagram carluccios

Coal Grill & Bar

18 Bedford Street, Exeter EX1 1GJ Located prominently on the main piazza off Princesshay in the centre of the city. Coal Grill and Bar is a vibrant restaurant, offering a comfortable and modern atmosphere combined with a fantastic selection of food. www.coalgrillandbar.co.uk phone 01392 420 070 twitter @coalgrillandbar facebook-f @coalexeter instagram coalgrillandbarexeter


11

Café at the Cavern

Caffe Espresso

83-84 Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RP Featuring incredible bands and live music throughout the week, alongside serving fresh food and drinks.

12 Castle Street, Exeter EX4 3PT Four parts café to one part bistro, Caffe Espresso is situated facing Exeter Castle, in a historic part of the city.

www.exetercavern.com

phone 01392 258 903

phone 01392 495 370

facebook-f @caffeespressoexeterdevon

twitter @ExeterCavern facebook-f @CavernClubExeter instagram exeter_cavern

Camper Coffee

Chandos Delicatessen

22 Mccoys Arcade, Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AN Found in Exeter's indie McCoys Arcade Camper Coffee serves fresh, locally roasted gourmet coffee.

1 Roman Walk, Exeter EX1 1GN Chandos are passionate about the food they sell and are renowned for sourcing foods from all over the world.

www.campercoffee.co

www.chandosdeli.com

twitter @CamperCoffeeCo

phone 01392 437 379

facebook-f @CamperCoffeeCo

twitter @chandosdeli

instagram campercoffeeco

facebook-f @chandosdeli instagram chandosdeliexeter

Chococo

Coaches Café

22 Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS Serving chocolate made daily with fine origin chocolate & local ingredients, head to Chococo for a take out treat or sit down sweet treat.

Exeter Bus Station, Paris Street, Exeter EX1 2JX Snacks and drinks for travellers and locals alike at the city's bus station.

www.chococo.co.uk phone 01392 249 422 twitter @chococotweet facebook-f @chococoexeter instagram chococochocolates

phone 01392 277 514


12

Circa 1924

Bailey Street, Exeter EX4 3QJ A relative newcomer to the city’s restaurant scene, Circa 1924 opened in 2015 with the aim of ‘creating an establishment for Exeter to be proud of’. Box firmly ticked. This place has gorgeous interiors matched by great quality food. The chefs are well-aware of the advantages of Exeter’s location, sourcing world-class meat from the surrounding hills and fish from the nearby coastline. Book a table for an indulgent evening of dining or treat yourself to a lunch to tell friends about (there’s a great mid-week lunch deal). For a post-work gin or cocktail, drop into the beautifully lit bar. It features over 30 different house infusions, from dill & fennel gin to charred pineapple rum.

What diners are saying:

T HE p l a c e f o r l u n c h The Telegraph

Exete r was crying out for somewhe re like t his Exeter Living

www.circa1924.co.uk phone 01392 438 545 twitter @circa1924 facebook-f @circa1924 instagram circa1924


13

Ganges Restaurant

156 Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AT Every city needs great curry restaurants and Exeter’s no exception. One that consistently delivers is The Ganges on Fore Street. The menu features dishes from across the different regions of the Indian subcontinent including all of the classics you’d expect. A fresh ambiance in the restaurant and super-efficient service means this place impresses again and again.

The Ganges says:

Each and eve ry meal is prepared to orde r using only t he f reshest, finest and most delicious ingredients. Ou r cooking is aut hentic and based on t radition, whilst creative and t hought ful at t he same time. www.thegangesrestaurant.com phone 01392 272 630 twitter @gangesexeter facebook-f @gangesrestaurantexeter


14

Comptoir Libanais Exeter 20 Higher Market, Guildhall Shopping and Dining Centre, Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3FB Enjoy Middle East cuisine and real, wholesome and healthy Lebanese food in a souk-like setting. Offering everything from organic yoghurt topped with pomegranate and orange blossom water to halloumi cheese, crispy onion and tomato tortillas. www.comptoirlibanais.com phone 01392 249 588 twitter @ComptoirLibanais facebook-f @comptoirlibanais (Exeter, Devon) instagram comptoirexeter

Cote Brasserie

21a Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HB CĂ´te is inspired by the brasseries of Paris, championing relaxed all-day dining and serving authentic French classics made from great quality, fresh ingredients. www.cote.co.uk phone 01392 433 406 twitter @cotebrasserie facebook-f @CoteBrasserie (Exeter, Devon) instagram cote_brasserie


15

Crocketts Bar

2 Upper Paul Street, Exeter EX4 3NB Crockett's gin and cocktail bar serving over 200 varieties of gin, with more than 40 produced locally. Serving beautiful home-made pies and tapas-style bar snacks. www.crockettsbar.co.uk phone 01392 332 222 twitter @CrockettsExeter facebook-f @CrockettsExeter instagram crockettsexeter

Curry Leaf

50-51 North Street, Exeter EX4 3QR Curry Leaf is the only south Indian Restaurant in the whole of Exeter, with a unique menu of traditional south Indian dishes not found anywhere else in this region. www.curryleafexeter.net phone 01392 438 994 twitter @CurryLeafExe facebook-f @curryleafexeter


16

Hen House

7-8 North Street, Exeter EX4 3QS Newcomer to the city’s foodie scene, Hen House on North Street is receiving rave reviews. An independent restaurant specialising in chicken, the rustic interiors are the backdrop to a delicious hearty menu. An ideal spot for a gathering with friends, it can cater larger groups as well as hosting more intimate get togethers.

What diners are saying:

M y f i r s t v i s i t t o H e n H o u s e w a s a m az i n g , v e r y nice and f riendly staff, loved t he design of t h e r e s t a u r a n t . F o o d w a s a m az i n g e s p e c i a l l y chicken curry. Highly recommended. A m az i n g s e r v i c e , b r i l l i a n t f o o d - l o v e d t h e chicken and all t he sides - already booked to go back! www.henhouserestaurant.co.uk phone 01392 217 362 twitter @henhouseexeter facebook-f @henhouseexeter instagram henhouseexeter


17

Coffee #1

Costa Coffee

4-5 Roman Walk, Exeter EX1 1GN Looking out onto the city's historic Roman wall, this coffee house serves gourmet coffee and snacks in a comfy setting.

43-45 High Street, Exeter EX4 3DN Costa Coffee in a historic building on the High Street.

www.coffee1.co.uk

www.costa.co.uk

phone 01392 256 659

phone 01392 479 433

twitter @coffeenumber1

twitter @CostaCoffee

facebook-f @coffeenumber1

facebook-f @Costa Coffee (36 High Street, Exeter, Devon)

instagram coffeenumber1

instagram costacoffee

Costa Coffee

Costa in WHSmiths

12 Bedford Street, Exeter EX1 1LL Costa Coffee with views out onto Princesshay Square, a favourite space for one off out door events.

34-35 Guildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter EX4 3NJ Costa Coffee tucked away in WHSmith; the perfect spot to sit with a coffee and a good read.

www.costa.co.uk

www.costa.co.uk

phone 01392 258 540

phone 01392 493 244

twitter @CostaCoffee

twitter @CostaCoffee

facebook-f @Costa Coffee (Princesshay Shopping Centre, Exeter, Devon)

facebook-f @CostaCoffee instagram costacoffee

instagram costacoffee

Debenhams Café

Drake's Coffee House

9 Bedford Street, Exeter EX1 1GG With a third floor setting and enormous picture windows, this café offers stunning views over to the Cathedral.

17 Catherine Street, Exeter EX1 1EU Serving breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas and a selection of homemade cakes.

www.debenhams.com phone 0344 800 8877 twitter @Debenhams facebook-f @debenhams instagram debenhams

phone 01392 494 470


18

Devon Coffee

88 Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RP Devon Coffee is a new independent coffee shop on Queen Street, Exeter - serving amazing coffee, cakes and sandwiches always delivered with a smile. twitter @devoncoffee88 instagram devoncoffeeexeter

Exeter Phoenix Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS Exeter Phoenix provides an eclectic, inclusive and accessible programme of events, activities and opportunities for a wide section of the community – with a lovely cafÊ/bar it is an easy location for a relaxing drink and chat with friends. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk phone 01392 667 080 twitter @Exeter_Phoenix facebook-f @exeterphoenixpressroom instagram exeterphoenix


19

EX4 BAR

Ferns

161 Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AT A lively bar and club at the top of Fore Street.

27a Guildhall Shopping and Dining Centre, Exeter EX4 3HL Home cooked food with first-class service and the famous Ferns coffee.

twitter @EX4Nightclub

phone 01392 427 231

Five Juice Bar

Forn Bar & Restaurant

Unit 16, Guildhall Shopping and Dining Centre, Exeter EX4 3HP Fresh juice and real fruit smoothies made to order in the Guildhall Shopping Centre.

14 Mary Arches Street, Exeter EX4 3BA Tapas, wines, cocktails are on offer in Forn, an independently owned restaurant and bar.

phone 01392 495 921

www.fornexeter.co.uk

twitter @5Exeter

phone 01392 259 950

facebook-f @FiveJuiceBar

twitter @FornExeter

instagram fivejuicebar

facebook-f @fornexeter

George's Meeting House 38 South Street, Exeter EX1 1ED A Wetherspoons pub in an 18th-century, former chapel building.

Glorious Arthouse 120 Fore St, Exeter EX4 3JQ A vibrant, colourful café and art gallery with delicious food throughout the day .

www.jdwetherspoon.com

phone 01392 490 060

phone 01392 454 250

facebook-f @TheGloriousArthouse

twitter @jdwtweet facebook-f @georgesmeetinghouseexeter instagram wetherspoon_official


20

Herbie's Wholefood Restaurant

15 North Street, Exeter EX4 3QS An Exeter institution, this North Street independent was serving up amazing veggie food long before it was trendy. There’s plenty on the menu for vegans too. This place gets amazing reviews and deservedly so - it’s inventive, fresh and has stood the test of time. The clever menu offers dishes including spicy vegetable satay, three bean chilli with rice and the legendary nut burgers. Gluten free options are also marked out on the menu. This is the place to indulge and enjoy perusing an entirely meat-free menu.

What diners are saying:

Fantastic meal last night, always love He rbies great atmosphe re ve ry f riendly staff fantastic food. Vegan sticky toffee pudding wit h vegan custard was the perfect end to the meal.

phone 01392 258 473 facebook-f @herbiesvegetarian


21

Hubbox

183 Sidwell Street, Exeter EX4 6RD Competition for the best burger in Exeter is fierce but Hubbox is a more-than worthy contender. This place occupies a modest unit on Sidwell Street and has a shipping container at its centre. This is where the magic happens. From this humble container the most amazing burgers and hot dogs are being made (and chips, and slaws). A favourite haunt of Exeter’s hipsters, Hubbox also attracts families, workers after a lunch to impress and evening diners after incredibletasting food. Get in early to grab a table.

Hubbox says:

At Hubbox, food and t he provenance of ou r supplie rs is somet hing we are fie rcely proud of.

www.hubbox.co.uk phone 01392 258 737 twitter @HubBoxExeter facebook-f @hubboxexe instagram hubbox_


22

Hidden Treasure Tearoom 5a New Bridge Street, Exeter EX4 3JW The Hidden Treasure Tea Room is an independent vintage style tearoom in the heart of Exeter’s artisan West Quarter. It is a beautifully tranquil place to meet friends for a chat, relax with a book and a cuppa or celebrate in style with a tea party.  www.hiddentreasure.biz phone 01392 274 134 twitter @Httearoom facebook-f @Httearoom instagram hiddentreasuretearoom

Five Guys

74 Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RX Since starting out in Virginia in 1986 by a family of five brothers, Five Guys have continued to offer high-quality burgers and fries cooked to perfection. www.fiveguys.com phone 01392 276 744 twitter @FiveGuysUK facebook-f @fiveguys (Exeter, Devon) instagram fiveguysuk


23

Giraffe

3 Princesshay, Exeter EX1 1GE Giraffe is a family friendly restaurant that serves fresh cooked food to the sound of great music. Open morning, noon & night. www.giraffe.net phone 01392 494 222 twitter @giraffetweet facebook-f @girafferestaurants instagram giraffesnaps

Gourmet Burger Kitchen 13 Higher Market, Guildhall Shopping and Dining Centre, Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3FB Gourmet Burger Kitchen serve up a variety of crafted burgers, combining 100% prime beef, traditionally reared on independent farms across the South West. With the freshest ingredients and sauces made from scratch, every day, GBK is known for its delightful food. www.gbk.co.uk phone 01392 273 069 twitter @gbkburgers facebook-f @GourmetBurgerKitchen (Exeter) instagram gbkburgers


24

Find it in Exeter

Find it in Exeter is a social media campaign that celebrates all of the independent businesses within Exeter. Highlighting business success and some interesting finds that you might not know about.

Roly’s Fudge

85 Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RP

Roly’s Fudge is known across the UK for their incredible tasting fudge. Visit Roly’s on Queen Street to watch the talented team make the fudge right in front of you, and take home a delightful box set of Roly’s five favourite flavours; Vanilla, Chocolate, Butterscotch, Maple & Walnut and Rum & Raisin.

P.3 8

March 87 South Street, Exeter EX1 1EQ Local coffee house March is well known within the Exeter area for their locally roasted coffee and fresh handmade doughnuts. Providing a relaxing and calm environment for their customers, March owners John and Valentina are always on hand with the best coffee tips.

P.3 1

The Hidden Treasure tea room

5A New Bridge Street, Exeter EX4 3JW

Situated on Fore Street is the Hidden Treasure tea room, serving beautiful handmade cakes, fresh coffee and tea all within its wonderful vintage décor. Hidden Treasure is the perfect delight for any occasion to treat your sweet tooth. .

P.2 2

Bradnich Place, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS

Exeter Phoenix

Nestled in the heart of the city, lies the magnificent building of Exeter Phoenix. Since the 90’s the organisation has been bursting with creativity and passion for the arts. The Phoenix is a popular venue for after work drinks and light lunches in their café/bar.

P.1 8


25

Jasmine Thai Restaurant

153 Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AT This fresh and welcoming restaurant on Fore Street is well-known for great quality Thai food. There is also an impressive nod to local food provenance on the menu. Try the Massaman curry - slow-cooked for 4 hours, with Devon naturally-reared beef, or the Satay Gai marinated Devon free range chicken grilled on skewers served with peanut sauce. Some delicious set menu combinations offer the perfect excuse for trying new things with friends.

What diners are saying:

W e l o v e Ja s m i n e T h a i , t h e f o o d i s g o r g e o u s and knowing t hey sou rce locally makes it all the more enjoyable. It’s my favourite place to go with a group of friends.

www.jasmine-thai.co.uk phone 01392 689 988 twitter @JasmineExeter facebook-f @jasmineexeter instagram jasmineexeter


26

Gulliver's Cafe

13 North Street, Exeter EX4 3QS Located on North Street is the delightful Gulliver's cafĂŠ. Serving up the best cake in the city, made and served fresh everyday. Enjoy every last crumb. facebook-f @gulliverscafeexeter instagram gullivers_cafe

John Gandys

23 Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS Escape the hustle and bustle of Exeter’s High Street to enjoy a wide selection of local real ales, lagers and wines plus a stylish cocktail bar. www.johngandys.co.uk phone 01392 213 924 twitter @JohnGandys facebook-f @johngandys instagram johngandys_exeter


27

Greggs

Greggs

28 Sidwell Street, Exeter EX4 6NN All the usual sandwiches, pasties and cakes from this well known high street chain.

195 High Street, Exeter EX4 3EB All the usual sandwiches, pasties and cakes from this well known high street chain.

www.greggs.co.uk

www.greggs.co.uk

phone 01392 367 312

phone 01392 438 849

twitter @greggsofficial

twitter @greggsofficial

facebook-f @greggsofficial

facebook-f @greggsofficial

instagram greggs_official

instagram greggs_official

Hops and Crafts

Hotel Chocolat

18-19 Mccoys Arcade, Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AN Exeter's craft beer shop, stocking more than 200 varieties.

7 Eastgate, Exeter EX1 1GB Award-winning chocolates and luxury chocolate gifts for any occasion.

www.hopsandcrafts.co.uk

www.hotelchocolat.com

phone 01392 661 925

phone 01392 424 229

twitter @hopscrafts

twitter @hotelchocolat

facebook-f @hopscrafts

facebook-f @hotelchocolat

instagram hopsandcrafts

instagram hotelchocolat

House of Fraser Café

John Lewis Café

30-35 High Street, Exeter EX4 3LN Café Zest is located on the second floor of House of Fraser.

1-11 Sidwell St, Exeter EX4 6NN Enjoy stunning city views whilst you relax with a drink, meal or snack from the menu at The Place to Eat.

www.houseoffraser.co.uk

www.johnlewis.com

phone 0344 800 3727

phone 01392 284 150

twitter @houseoffraser

twitter @johnlewisretail

facebook-f @houseoffraser

facebook-f @JohnLewisRetail

instagram houseoffraser

instagram johnlewisretail


28

Lloyd's Lounge

Catherine Street, Exeter EX1 1EU Local independent restaurateur Lloyd Gardner is well known for his award-winning restaurant ‘Lloyd’s Kitchen’ located in the city-centre, recently opening his new and exciting venture ‘Lloyd’s Lounge’. Glamourous and modern, this impressive and popular new Café Lounge Bar is proving to be one of the favourite meeting destinations in the city. With lunch time, evening and weekend menus there are lots of treats to try – the evening tapas style menu is pure indulgence and perfect paired with a cocktail, or two.

What diners are saying:

T h i s b e a u t i f u l l y t a s t ef u l y e t s i m p l e b i t o f a r c h i t e c t u r e , s i t u a t e d o p p o s i t e Ll o y d s K i t c h e n and t he Almshouses is quite a design t riumph. Dining Devon

www.lloydslounge.co.uk phone 01392 431 879 twitter @chillatlloyds facebook-f @lloydslounge instagram lloydslounge


29

Ottoman Grill

1 Guinea Street, Exeter EX1 1BS Turkish and Mediterranean bar and Restaurant, Ottoman Grill is a family owned independent restaurant in the heart of the city. The restaurant features traditional Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine that offers a real taste of authentic dishes, as well as unique beers and wines to accompany the fantastic flavours. The restaurant boasts a copper charcoal barbecue where visitors can take a seat and watch their food cook to perfection. The extensive meze dishes are one of Ottoman’s most popular choices, perfect for groups of friends or couples to get to together and enjoy.

What diners are saying:

Wonde rful food, flavou rs, and se rvice! It is fantastic to see t he meat being cooked in t he t raditional way and wit h such beautiful flavours.

www.ottomangrill.co.uk phone 01392 758 585 facebook-f @ottomangrill


30

Kupp

12 Higher Market, Guildhall Shopping and Dining Centre, Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3FB A modern restaurant with Scandi roots, KuPP merges that minimal style that is unique to Scandinavia with the great British coffee scene and pub culture. The KuPP concept is all about good ingredients, simply presented. www.kupp.co phone 01392 531 777 twitter @Kupp_Exeter facebook-f @KuppExeter instagram kupp_exeter

Las Iguanas

79-81 Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RP With an ethos that is refreshingly simple Las Iguanas bring authentic South America to every table, every day. Using only the freshest food, and the highest quality ingredients, Las Iguanas is the perfect place for an exquisite meal. www.iguanas.co.uk phone 01392 210 753 twitter @lasiguanas facebook-f @ExeterLasIguanas instagram lasiguanasexeter


31

March Coffee

87 South Street, Exeter EX1 1EQ March is known for its speciality coffee and fresh food concept on South Street. Their handmade doughnuts are famous and Exeter loves them. www.marchcoffee.co.uk twitter @marchcoffeeexe facebook-f @MarchCoffeeExeter instagram marchcoffeeexeter

Nandos

1-2 Princesshay, Exeter EX1 1GE Relax, roll up your sleeves and get stuck in the Nando’s way! Their famous flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken is spiced to order and served with tasty side dishes.

www.nandos.co.uk phone 01392 436 080 twitter @NandosUK facebook-f @Nandos.Unitedkingdom instagram nandosuk


32

Oddfellows

60 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4EP A stone's throw away from the hustle and bustle of Exeter High Street is the relaxed and friendly gastro bar, The Oddfellows. The stylish and eclectic mix of old and new decor plus a mouth-watering menu of English style cuisine with a modern twist. www.theoddfellowsbar.co.uk phone 01392 209 050 twitter @theoddfellows facebook-f @theoddfellows1 instagram exeteroddfellows

Old Timers Wine Bar & Restaurant

Little Castle Street, Exeter EX4 3PY Old Timers Wine Bar & Restaurant, situated in the heart of Exeter, offering a delicious and varied lunchtime & evening menu for all. www.oldtimersexeter.co.uk phone 01392 477 704 facebook-f @oldtimersrestaurant


33

Kaspas Exeter

KFC

1a Market Street, Exeter EX1 1BW A chain of new dessert houses offering a multitude of hot and cold desserts under one roof.

93-95 South Street, Exeter EX1 1BZ The city centre outlet of KFC is located on South Street.

www.kaspas.co.uk

www.kfc.co.uk

phone 01392 259 851

phone 01392 278 675

twitter @kaspasdesserts

twitter @KFC_UKI

facebook-f @exeterkaspas

facebook-f @KFC (95 South Street, Exeter, Devon)

instagram kaspasdesserts

instagram kfc_uki

La Café

Lloyds Kitchen

Central Station Buildings, 3a Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3SB Lovely café located in the heart of Exeter city centre, next to Exeter Central Station.

16 Catherine St, Exeter EX1 1EU One of Exeter's most popular places to eat, meet and drink, an independent restaurant café serving modern British food daily, along with their own blended coffee, and offering a fantastic wine list.

phone 01392 422 315

www.lloydskitchen.co.uk phone 01392 499 333 twitter @lloyd's_kitchen facebook-f @Lloyd'sKitchenExeter instagram eatatlloydskitchen

Marks & Spencer Café

Mcdonalds Restaurants

213-219 High Street, Exeter EX4 3ED On the second floor of Exeter's Marks and Sparks store.

190 High Street, Exeter EX4 3DU Located on the High Street, offering everyone's favourite fast food.

www.marksandspencer.com

www.mcdonalds.com

phone 01392 214 999

phone 01392 413 737

twitter @marksandspencer

twitter @mcdonaldsUK

facebook-f @marksandspencer

facebook-f @McdonaldsUK

instagram marksandspencer

instagram mcdonaldsuk


34

South Street Standard

3 South Street, Exeter EX1 1DZ Another relative newcomer to Exeter’s thriving foodie scene, South Street Standard is an independent bar and kitchen serving food all day. As well as delicious food (we’ve heard amazing things about the roasts which they are fast building a great reputation for) the team are rightly proud of their drinks offering. They have six beer lines that host rotating beers with an emphasis on local suppliers. Check out the amazing artwork that adorns the industrial interior supplied by Upfest of Bristol.

What diners are saying:

First visit and ve ry impressed, I’m always looking for t hat top notch Sunday roast and I found it, loved it, loved it, loved it, looking forward to popping in for breakfast very soon too. www.southststandard.co.uk phone 01392 273 780 twitter @SouthStStandard facebook-f @southststandard instagram southststandard


35

Pasha Turkish Restaurant

80 South Street, Exeter EX1 1BZ A gem of a restaurant on Exeter’s increasingly foodie South Street: the decor and tablewares bring a ‘taste’ of Turkey to the city. Using a green charcoal grill and serving up tasty meats and meze alongside delicious salads, the food is as fresh as the family team are friendly. Absolutely charming.

What diners are saying:

Really aut hentic Tu rkish food, f resh and plentiful. Eve ry dish is well seasoned and delicious. Grilled meats spectacular. M ez e d e l i g h t f u l . L e m o n p o s s e t d e s s e r t memorably good - t he best lemon pudding I have ever had. www.pashaexeter.co.uk phone 01392 279 464


36

Steaks n Sushi

23-24 North Street, Exeter EX4 3QS Step beyond the unassuming exterior and discover amazingly authentic Japanese food. Serving up a wide but focussed menu with extensive sushi choices, traditional Japanese noodle and rice dishes and quality steaks with Japanese sauces. www.steaknsushi-exeter.co.uk phone 01392 250 414 facebook-f @SteaksNSushiJapaneseRestaurant instagram steaksnsushi

Patisserie Valerie

194 High Street, Exeter EX4 3DU At Pattisserie Valerie, indulge in the best quality cakes and patisserie, continental breakfasts, lunches, the finest teas and coffees and an atmosphere that is unique. www.patisserie-valerie.co.uk phone 01392 255 444 twitter @valeriecafe facebook-f @valeriecafe instagram patisserievalerie


37

Prezzo

202 High Street, Exeter EX4 3EB Casual Italian chain restaurant for stone-baked pizzas and classic pasta, renowned for their friendly atmosphere and tasty dishes. www.prezzorestaurants.co.uk phone 01392 477 739 twitter @love_prezzo facebook-f @loveprezzo instagram love_prezzo

Real India Restaurant

28 South Street, Exeter EX1 1EB An award winning Indian restaurant serving classic fare alongside innovative creations. phone 01392 211 999 facebook-f @realindiarestaurant


38

Riddle & Rye 223-226 High Street, Exeter EX4 3LR Riddle & Rye is a cellar bar serving great beers, burgers and awesome cocktails – A real hidden gem on the busy Exeter city centre High Street. Kickback and relax to feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city while you sample some fabulous food and drink. www.riddleandrye.co.uk phone 01392 422 365 twitter @Riddle_and_Rye facebook-f @riddleryeexeter instagram riddlerye.exeter

Roly's Fudge

85 Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RP If you are in need of a sweet treat, Roly's Fudge is the ideal place to indulge! Head into the Exeter store to watch the team make your classic favourites right in front of you. www.rolysfudge.co.uk twitter @RolysExeter facebook-f @rolysfudgeexeter instagram rolysfudge


39

Ship Inn

1-3 Martins Lane, Exeter EX1 1EY Fast, friendly service for every part of your day. Historic city centre pub with great drinks, fantastic food and a welcoming atmosphere. www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk phone 01392 272 040 facebook-f @shipinnexeter

Tabac Taphouse

1a The Crescent, Exeter Central Station, Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3SB From the Fat Pig group, the Tabac Taphouse offers craft beer, a wine merchants and bottle bar located near Central Station. www.inexeter.com/business/tabac-taphouse phone 01392 437 217 facebook-f @fatpigtabac instagram tabac.exeter


40

Tea on the Green

2 Cathedral Close, Exeter EX1 1EZ With some of the most spectacular views in the city, facing onto the Cathedral, this restaurant finds its home over two floors in a sixteenth century building, with a fabulous outdoor dining area for customers to enjoy. On Sundays the restaurant serves an outstanding lunch, with the option to choose from beef, lamb, pork, chicken, nut roast, salmon or salad. During the rest of the week, the restaurant offers a fabulous breakfast menu, lunches and afternoon teas.

What diners are saying:

Best breakfast I have had for a long time! Great friendly service. Tea on the Green has such a relaxing atmosphe re about it.

www.teaonthegreen.com phone 01392 276 913 twitter @teaonthegreen facebook-f @teaonthegreen instagram teaonthegreenexeter


41

Mercure Rougemont Exeter Hotel Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3SP Originally a Victorian prison, this Queen Street hotel is atmospheric and elegant.

Monkey Suit Amber Rooms, Sidwell Street, Exeter EX4 6RH An independent venue in the heart of Exeter offering cocktails, craft beers and comfy corners.

www.accorhotels.com

www.themonkeysuit.co.uk

phone 01392 312 273

phone 01392 431 420

twitter @RougemontHotel

twitter @The_MonkeySuit

facebook-f @MercureExeter RougemontHotel

facebook-f @TheMonkeySuitBar instagram themonkeysuitbar

instagram exeter_rougemont

Oggy Oggy Pasty Company 16 Guildhall Shopping and Dining Centre, Exeter EX4 3HW 'Pasties to shout about' says this Cornish pasty chain.

Pizza Express 2 Broadgate, Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HJ Exceptional Italian cuisine, offering freshly crafted pizza and pasta dishes, plus a handy takeaway service.

www.oggyoggyfranchise.com

www.oggyoggyfranchise.com

phone 01736 368 705

phone 01392 495 788

twitter @OggyOggyPasty

twitter @PizzaExpress

facebook-f @oggyoggypasty

facebook-f @Pizza Express (Exeter) instagram pizzaexpress

Pret A Manger

Quick Stop Grocers

247 High Street, Exeter EX4 3PZ Sandwiches, salads, wraps, baguettes and hot options, with a wide range of beverages on the High Street.

143b Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AN Offering European products and food for all.

www.pret.co.uk phone 01392 459 661 twitter @pret facebook-f @pretamanger instagram pret


42

Coffee Culture Exeter thankfully hasn’t escaped the trend for beautifully made and well sourced artisan coffee and the city has seen the springing up of gorgeous, quirky coffee shops all over the place. There’s always somewhere impressive to arrange a rendezvous - think March on South Street with its heavenly homemade doughnuts (think fresh light sugary matcha and white chocolate filled doughnuts) that fill all of your foodie needs. Kupp is the perfect place if you’re thinking of going scandi and cool or The Glorious on Fore Street has a more colourful arty vibe. Try Queen Street’s Devon Coffee for even more locally-roasted goodness. If it’s time for a traditional British cuppa then there’s not better place to head than Tea on the Green, set on Cathedral Green itself, this place doesn’t let the stunning views get in the way of quality food and drink. We also love The Plant café on Cathedral Green both for a coffee or a light and virtuous lunch. If it’s a cheat day (or even if it’s not) then the raspberry and beetroot cake is essential. Part of a small but perfectly formed chain, Boston Tea Party has long been part of Exeter’s coffee culture scene. Guest coffees and the most incredible cakes keep this place buzzing. The beautifully cavernous upstairs space transports you away from the bustling streets for a quiet break. Further down Queen street, next to Central Station, you’ll find The Exploding Bakery. Serving ridiculously good coffee and impressive bakes it has no WiFi so is the perfect place to escape and switch off. Caffe Espresso tucked away on Castle Street is worth a mini detour from the High Street. It happens to have amazing coffee, cakes and food but is also a perfectly off-the-beaten track place to impress visiting friends with. Artigiano on the High Street is a convenient but stylish pit stop for a break from shopping. By day this place does great coffee and by night transforms seamlessly into an evening wine bar. Tucked away in the slick architecture of Princesshay, Chandos Deli looks out onto the ancient city wall ruins and serves up artisan coffee, homemade cakes and deli lunches. Head a few doors down for Coffee #1, another small chain that knows what they are doing when it comes to coffee.


43

Thai Orchid Restaurant

5 Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HJ Established in 1995, Thai Orchid Restaurant was Exeter’s first Thai restaurant introducing the city to the finest Thai cuisine in a quirky period cottage on the edge of Cathedral Green. Built in 1540 this stonemasons’ cottage provides an unlikely yet fitting backdrop for this taste of Thailand. The family-run restaurant serves authentic food prepared by Thai chefs with experience gained in prestigious restaurants and hotels from Bangkok to New Zealand. Thai Orchid caters for all occasions, from a romantic rendezvous for two to business dinners, private parties and families.

What diners are saying:

Supe rb food, great se rvice and a ve ry calming atmosphere. Highly recommend a visit especially so close to Exeter Cathedral. One of the best T hai meals I have had outside of T hailand. Aut hentic exceptional dishes. Well worth the visit. www.thaiorchidrestaurant.co.uk phone 01392 214 215 twitter @ThaiOrchid1 facebook-f @ThaiOrchid


44

The Angel

32 Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3SR The Angel Bar is an independent warm hearted bar for the people of Exeter. With live music and hosting fantastic events, the bar is the ideal place for a brilliant night out. www.theangelbar.co.uk phone 01392 432 611 facebook-f @angelbarexeter

The Boston Tea Party

84 Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RP Boston Tea Party is a modern independent British cafĂŠ with a mission to serve good things in great spaces that nourish the body & warm the heart. Serving up breakfast, burgers, salads and baked goods with sustainable ingredients. www.bostonteaparty.co.uk phone 01392 201 181 twitter @BTPCafes facebook-f @BTPExeter instagram bostonteapartyexeter


45

The Cauldron Inn 15 Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS Welcome to the wonderful wizarding world of The Cauldron Inn. Moving paintings, floating candles, all bought to life through the magic of augmented reality, taking place on the street that is rumoured to have been J.K. Rowling’s inspiration behind Diagon Alley from the world famous Harry Potter books and films. www.thecauldroninn.co.uk phone 01392 539 076 facebook-f @thecauldroninn instagram thecauldroninn

The Exploding Bakery

1b-2 The Crescent, Exeter Central Station, Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3SB Serving lunches, tray bakes and coffees in this open bakery and café alongside the Central Station. The incredible cake slices are available in the café individually and as traybakes. www.explodingbakery.com phone 01392 427 900 twitter @explodingbakery facebook-f @explodingbakery instagram explodingbakery


46

Exeter has it all and we urge you to come t ry.


47

Red Rose Indian Restaurant & Takeaway 13-14 North Street, Exeter EX4 3QS Second floor curry house on North Street, offering classic Indian dishes in the restaurant and to takeaway.

Seven Wok 10 -12 Palace Gate, Exeter EX1 1JA All-you-can-eat Oriental cuisine.

www.redrose-exeter.co.uk

www.7wok.co.uk

phone 01392 427 670

phone 01392 211 888

facebook-f @Red Rose Indian Restaurant & Takeaway

facebook-f @7Wok

Shakeaway

Shaul Bakeries

Harlequin Shopping Centre, Paul Street, Exeter EX4 3EW American-style milkshakes, made to order with 100's of flavours to choose from.

A long established South West family bakery business.

17 Waterbeer Street, Exeter EX4 3EH

www.shakeaway.com

www.shauls.co.uk

phone 01392 433 826

phone 01392 496 481

twitter @ShakeawayLand

facebook-f @shaulsbakery

facebook-f @shakeawayexeter instagram shakeaway_official

17 Sidwell Street, Exeter EX4 6NN www.shauls.co.uk phone 01392 208 083 facebook-f @shaulsbakery

Spice Magic

Starbucks

139 Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AN Authentic Indian takeaway situated along Fore St, a bustling indie hub in the city.

5 High Street, Exeter EX4 3LF Located on the High Street, offering all the usual hot and cold beverages and light snacks.

phone 01392 254 027

www.starbucks.co.uk

twitter @Spice_Magic

phone 01392 424 099

facebook-f @Spice Magic

twitter @starbucksUK facebook-f @starbucks instagram starbucksuk


48

The Little Orange CafĂŠ

29a-30 South Street, Exeter EX1 1EB Family friendly cafe based on Fore St. Serving a range of hot and cold drinks as well as a wide selection of food. www.littleorangecafe.com phone 01392 278 177 facebook-f @littleorangecafe

The Old Firehouse 50 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4EP The very popular, beautifully eccentric pub, The Old Firehouse is at the heart of Exeter's nightlife and music scene. With its great atmosphere and traditional French, Italian and English cuisine it makes this venue the perfect place for a night out with friends or family. www.oldfirehouseexeter.co.uk phone 01392 277 279 twitter @exeterfirehouse facebook-f @oldfirehouseexeter instagram the_old_firehouse


49

Subway

Tang Shian

91 Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RP Casual counter-serve chain for build-your-own sandwiches & salads.

77-78 South Street, Exeter EX1 1BZ Authentic Cantonese, Peking, Szechuan and Mandarin cuisine to enjoy in the restaurant or takeout.

www.subway.com

www.tangshian.com

phone 01392 430 881

phone 01392 430 080

twitter @SubwayUK

facebook-f @tangshianexeter

facebook-f @subway instagram subway

Taste CafĂŠ

Terry's Restaurant

22 Harlequin Shopping Centre, Paul Street, Exeter EX4 3TT A light & airy cafe at the corner of Paul Street and Queen Street, in the Harlequins Shopping Centre.

31b Sidwell Street, Exeter EX4 6NN Traditional English Cafe/Restaurant offering a wide range of food including, traditional English all day breakfasts, homemade pies and roasts of the day, teas, coffees and soft drinks and homemade cakes and sweets.

www.tastegreatfood.co.uk

phone 01392 477 745

phone 01392 218 111 twitter @tastecafeexeter facebook-f @tastecafeexeter instagram taste_greatfood

The Beer Cellar

The Canopy

2 South Street, Exeter EX1 1DZ Exeter's first craft beer bar, offering twelve beers on tap and a multitude of bottled speciality beers.

88 South Street, Exeter EX1 1EQ The Canopy is a family run restaurant serving local and seasonal European food on regularly changing menus. We are located in the heart of Exeter.

phone 01392 757 570

www.thecanopyexeter.co.uk

twitter @BeerCellarExe

phone 01392 275 742

facebook-f @thebeercellarexeter

twitter @canopy_exeter facebook-f @thecanopyexeter instagram thecanopyexeter


50

The Conservatory

18 North Street, Exeter EX4 3QR Long recognised as one of Exeter’s favourite restaurants, The Conservatory on North Street serves up sophisticated interiors (think, light and airy with a refined style) and a beautiful menu. The modern European menu features French and Mediterranean influences plus traditional style English dishes, blending hearty comfort food with light, imaginative gourmet dishes all made using high quality ingredients, often from the surrounding countryside. Overwhelmingly good reviews help explain why this restaurant has stood the test of time in the city and remains hugely popular.

What diners are saying:

I cannot speak highly enough of t his place. I had a risotto starte r and it was cooked and seasoned to pe rfection. I had t he sea t rout for main which was stunning. T he staff are f riendly and attentive and these guys know how to cook. www.theconservatoryrestaurant.co.uk phone 01392 273 858 facebook-f @TheConservatoryRestaurant instagram conservatoryexeter


51

The Fat Pig

John Street, Exeter EX1 1BL The Fat Pig is pretty hidden away but you’d never know given its popularity and thoroughly-deserved reputation in the city. With a loyal and growing customer base, the Fat Pig remains one of Exeter’s favourite pubs for artisan food and drink. The team’s ethos centres on locally sourced, meat, fish, game, drinks and produce. They also run an experimental brewery to produce beers and spirits just for the pub and its sister bar, Tabac, so you'll always find great beer on tap. Sundays are all about the classic roast dinner at the Fat Pig. Unsurprisingly, booking is recommended.

What diners are saying:

All of our meat comes direct from the farm, we don't have a middleman. Rare breed pork c o m e s f r o m H a l d o n h i l l , r a r e b r e e d B e ef f rom Mortonhampstead, and lambs f rom La n g f o r d . W e a r e a d v o c a t e s o f t h e n o s e t o t a i l philosophy and use eve ryt hing. www.fatpig-exeter.co.uk phone 01392 437 217 facebook-f @thefatpigexeter instagram thefatpigexeter


52

What the people say.. Helen

Philippa

Amy

Helen Scholes is marketing manager at Stagecoach SW and a board director of InExeter.

Philippa Rutherford is owner and manager of the jewellery boutique Mantis on Gandy Street and board director of InExeter.

Amy lives and works in the city.

For morning coffee, I’ve recently been enjoying The Glorious Arthouse on Fore Street. Great coffee in a colourful, quirky environment. The massive salads on offer at the Plant Café Deli are hard to beat for a healthy and tasty lunch. And after the salad, for a decadent sweet treat, the cakes in Boston Tea Party are great – I am powerless to resist their rocky road.

Breakfast has to be Lloyds Kitchen in Catherine Street. They do the best eggs benedict and have lovely freshly baked croissants. I love a flat white from Devon Coffee on Queen Street. They make the best coffee and it is lovely and cosy inside with great décor.

For an evening out my friends and I tuck into Chateaubriand at Circa 1924, followed by Artigiano for wine and then onto the Firehouse for a bit of live music. A lunch in the city usually involve Typedong – I love Asian food and this little indie restaurant on Sidwell Street is fantastic. For all fresco dining you can’t beat tapas and wine in Forn’s garden.

Lunch at Herbies on North Street is great. It’s been a long-time favourite of mine and I often go there with my daughter who is vegetarian. That said, the best kept foodie secret in Exeter is the Cavern’s Vegetarian Café.

Mark and Gary Mark, a counsellor, and his husband Gary, a customer service representative live in St James with their 13-year-old Jack Russell, Tizzy. For a special occasion we head to Cote Brasserie. We love the food, the layout and the ambience. Fine food, fizz and a table with a view of Exeter Cathedral – what’s not to like? For lunch we like KuPP. Of all the new restaurants in the Queen Street Dining development, it is the one we have visited most. You are guaranteed to find something different to try on the menu – there is nothing else quite like it. On a sunny day, we take an outside table at Café Rouge. The menu is great, what’s better than tucking into Steak and Frites, and people watching in the heart of Princesshay piazza? Tizzy loves it too!


53

What the people say.. John and Jenny

Russ and Viv

Mattie

John and Jenny are farmers from Cornwall, often visiting Exeter to catch up with friends and family.

Russ, an operations supervisor from Exeter and his mum Viv, from Torquay.

For a night out in Exeter we enjoy pre-dinner drinks in Crocketts on Upper Paul Street. The décor is great with lots of quirky details and the range of gins and accompaniments is fantastic.

We enjoy Exeter’s Sunday lunch offering, debating between South Street Standard and Oddfellows as our favourite venues. The quality of the food at both is fantastic – locally sourced, generous portions and nicely presented.

Mattie Richardson is the founder of Bunyip Craft and an InExeter board director. She lives with her young family in the city.

A curry at the Ganges is a must – the specials are really different and the fish menu is excellent – I particularly like the mango and fish dish they do.

For tea and cake we make a beeline for the Exploding Bakery – the cakes are so good and the location is perfect, right next to Central Station. In the evening, we head to the Fat Pig: it has a brilliant range of drinks including their own gin, great smokehouse food and fab staff.

The best treat we can give the kids is a visit to Brody's Breakfast Bar on Queen Street, they love the range of breakfast foods, and the pancake machines are pretty epic! In the evening the kids like Yo Sushi. We took them for the first time about a year ago and now they want to go all the time. My husband and I would say any meal that we get to eat out is a special occasion, but the real dream is @Angela's on New Bridge Street, we've been once and the food was beautiful.

Sharon and Will Sharon, a PR consultant, and her husband Will, a filmmaker, live in Exeter with their young family and their cat, James. For coffee it’s got to be The Exploding Bakery. These guys really know how to do coffee and the cake is incredible. We love Tabac on the rare occasions we get out as a couple for a pre-dinner drink. The beers are fab and it feels like a real escape. For a family lunch we often go to Ask. It has a really lovely feel being in such a beautiful building on Cathedral Green. Plus they give out crayons and stickers to keep the kids entertained. On some occasions this has allowed us to finish the odd sentence to each other.   

Share your favourite places to eat and drink in Exeter using #foodiesinExeter


54

The Real Food Company

3 The Crescent, Exeter Central Station, Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3SB The Real Food Store stock a wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetables. Placing a strong emphasis on seasonality as well as a comprehensive selection of local dairy, eggs, fish and meat products. www.realfoodexeter.co.uk phone 01392 681 234 facebook-f @realfoodexeter instagram realfoodexeter

The Rum and Crab Shack

14-15 Ground Floor, Catherine Street, Exeter EX1 1EU The Rum and Crab Shack is an Exeter gem serving fresh seafood and delicious meals that everyone loves. Well known for their wide selection of rums. www.rumandcrabshack.com phone 01392 758 050 twitter @rum_shackexeter facebook-f @rumandcrabshackexeter instagram rumandcrabexeter


55

The Café At Ramm

The Chevalier Inn

Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RX No trip to the city's award winning RAMM is complete without a pit stop in the café.

Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3HR City centre Wetherspoons pub, complete with roof terrace garden.

www.rammuseum.org.uk

www.jdwetherspoon.com

phone 01392 265 858

phone 01392 457 760

twitter @RAMMuseum

twitter @jdwtweet

facebook-f @RAMMuseum

facebook-f @chevalierinn

instagram rammuseum

instagram wetherspoon_official

The Coffee Pot

The Exonian

36a Guildhall Shopping and Dining Centre, Exeter EX4 3HL Traditional café in Exeter's Guildhall Shopping Centre.

99-101 Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3JQ Fore Street pub offering live music, craft beer, gin sensations and tin can cocktails.

phone 01392 436 015

www.social-squirrel.com/ theexonian-exeter phone 01392 410 965 twitter @exonianexeter facebook-f @TheExonianExeter instagram exonianexeter

The House Of Hope & Mercy In The Jungle

The Pursuit Of Hoppiness

Mccoys Arcade, Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AN Exeter tea merchants, offering teas hand blended in Devon, with gorgeous tea ware and gifts.

42 Longbrook Street, Exeter EX4 6AE The Pursuit of Hoppiness is a monument to beautiful beers, scrumptious cider and delicious wines.

www.thehouseofhopeand mercyinthejungle.co.uk

phone 01392 430 730

facebook-f @thehouseofhopeand mercyinthejungle

instagram pursuit_of_hoppiness_ exeter

instagram tea_atelier_times

facebook-f @hoppinessinexeter


56

The Flat Restaurant

142 Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AN Pizza is one of life’s simple pleasures, and you cannot beat a great tasting pizza. The Flat, on Fore Street, offers a vegetarian and vegan menu for fans of freshly made pizzas. Self-described as ‘planetfriendly indulgence, done simply’, the Flat pride themselves on creating the best quality food for their customers. Our favourites? The Salty pizza (sun dried tomatoes, capers, artichokes, chilli and parmesan) and to finish, the sorbetto, a mix of lemon sorbet, gin, prosecco and almond milk blended together to make a smooth after dinner treat. Absolutely delicious.

What diners are saying:

Aut hentic, delicious Italian vegetarian and vegan food matched by welcoming and f riendly staff! Still can't get past t he p izz a m e n u t o t r y t h e p a s t a ! A l l i n a l l , my favou rite place to eat out in Exete r. www.theflatexeter.co.uk phone 01392 459 424 facebook-f @theflatexeter instagram theflatexeter


57

The Plant Café

1 Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HJ This friendly little café on the edge of Cathedral Green is the perfect spot for a delicious but nutrition-packed lunch and amazing coffees and cakes. Its welcoming interiors are perfect for cosying up on chilly or wet days while the sunnier months can be enjoyed from the outdoor seating overlooking the Cathedral. It’s a veggie café and many other dietary requirements are also catered for. Everything is homemade from scratch on site. The team there focus on using local and organic produce wherever possible.

The Plant says:

We make eve ryt hing f rom scratch on site t h e r ef o r e w e k n o w e x a c t l y w h a t g o e s i n t o eve ryt hing we sell. We are not you r ave rage vegetarian café as we focus on a healt hy alte rnative way of preparing vegetarian food whilst neve r forgetting about flavou r. phone 01392 428 144 twitter @theplantexeter facebook-f @ThePlantCaféDeli instagram theplantexeter


58

The Stable

32 Guildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter EX4 3EB Organic sour-dough pizza, freshly-made pies and cider bottled that very morning are the key ingredients on the menu at The Stable. All served up in a cool and alluring atmosphere. www.stablepizza.com phone 01392 215 555 twitter @StableExeter facebook-f @StableExeter instagram stablexeter

The Terrace 1st Floor, 12a Guildhall Shopping and Dining Centre, Exeter EX4 3HW The Terrace is stylishly split over two levels, each with its own personality and individual flair. The top floor boasts a roof deck with stunning cathedral views with an open fire to cosy up to when the evenings get cooler. www.theterraceexeter.com phone 01392 793 030 twitter @theterracexe facebook-f @theterraceexe instagram theterraceexe


59

Turtle Bay

Guildhall Shopping Centre, Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3HP Enjoy the exotic tastes of Caribbean dining washed down with authentic rum cocktails right here in Exeter. www.turtlebay.co.uk phone 01392 425 928 twitter @turtlebayuk facebook-f @turtlebayrestaurants instagram turtlebayuk

Tyepyedong

175 Sidwell Street, Exeter EX4 6RH Pronounced tye-pye-dong, with the meaning ‘a place to eat without the fuss’, Tyepyedong noodle bar is an independent family run restaurant based on Sidwell Street in Exeter, offering Oriental fusion food. www.tyepyedong.com phone 01392 251 888


60

Wagamama

16 Bedford Street, Exeter EX1 1LL Asian inspired noodle restaurant, combining great, fresh and nutritious food in a sleek yet simple setting with helpful, friendly service and value for money. www.wagamama.com phone 01392 274 810 twitter @wagamama_uk facebook-f @wagamamaexeter instagram wagamama_uk

Yo! Sushi

8 Bedford Street, Exeter EX1 1LL Tokyo inspired conveyor belt restaurant in Exeter. Serving hot Japanese classics such as yakisoba, katsu curry and spicy pepper squid to the iconic sushi rolls and sashimi. Take plates off the belt made fresh in front of you or order your favourites from the menu. www.yosushi.com phone 01392 331 340 twitter @YOSushi facebook-f @Yosushi instagram yosushi


61

The Real Cornish Pasty Co. 11 Martins Lane, Exeter EX1 1EY Freshly baked Cornish pasties and other treats in the historic atmosphere of Martins Lane.

www.therealcornish.co.uk

The Real Food Company (Exeter Library) Musgrave Row, Exeter EX4 3RJ Community owned and housed in Exeter's award winning library, this cafĂŠ serves delicious fresh local produce.

phone 01392 424 349

www.realfoodexeter.co.uk /cafe

twitter @therealcornish1

phone 01392 681 234 (Real Food)

facebook-f @therealcornishpastyco

phone 01392 384 218 (Library)

The Refectory (The Cloisters) Cathedral Close, Exeter EX1 1HS Charming breakfasts and light lunches in this special Cathedral Cloisters setting. www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk

The Sandwich Shop 4 Roman Passage, High Street, Exeter EX4 3PZ Serving up delicious lunches to take away.

phone 01392 424 747

phone 01392 255 573

Thorntons

Warrens Bakery

46 High Street, Exeter EX4 3DJ Chocolate specialists set in a beautiful, historic building on Exeter's high street.

1 South Street, Exeter EX1 1DZ Pastries, bread and cakes to take out and enjoy in the city or at home.

www.thorntons.co.uk

www.warrensbakery.co.uk

phone 01392 410 026

phone 01392 214 889

twitter @thorntonschoc

twitter @warrensbakery

facebook-f @thorntons.official

facebook-f @warrensbakery

instagram thorntonschocs

instagram warrens_bakery


Exeter offers flavours from all over the world - cafes and restaurants can be found in abundance with top brands and independents catering for every taste from tapas to Thai, burgers to British fine dining, Indian to Caribbean, Italian and Lebanese.

For your guide on where to eat and drink in the city visit

www.inexeter.com

#foodiesinexeter @in_exeter

InExeter

@tweetinexeter

Don’t miss the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink 5-7 May 2018

#inExeter


63

Waterstone's

White Hart Hotel

Roman Gate, 253 High Street, Exeter EX4 3PZ Housed on the first floor of the Waterstones at Roman Gate, this café offers locally sourced sandwiches, cakes and pastries.

South Street, Exeter EX1 1EE A centuries-old traditional inn with a warm atmosphere and fantastic period features.

www.waterstones.com/ bookshops/exeter-roman-gate

www.whitehartpubexeter.co.uk

phone 01392 438 714

facebook-f @WhiteHartHotelExeter

phone 01392 279 897

twitter @waterstones facebook-f @waterstonesexe instagram waterstonesex

Whittards

Wilko Café

19 Waterbeer Street, Exeter EX4 3EB Specialists in tea, coffee beans, hot chocolate, brewing accessories and pretty tableware.

Unit 100, Guildhall Shopping & Dining Centre, Exeter EX4 3HL Serving hot and cold breakfasts and lunches within Exeter's ever popular branch of Wilko.

www.whittard.co.uk

www.wilko.com

phone 01392 459 537

phone 01392 430 034

twitter @whittardUK

twitter @lovewilko

facebook-f @whittardofchelsea

facebook-f @wilkoexeter

instagram whittardUK

instagram lovewilko

Yummy House

Zizzis

59 South Street, Exeter EX1 1EE Serving delicious Chinese cuisine.

21 Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS Tasty Italian cuisine on the cobbles of Gandy Street. Zizzi has an outdoor area perfect for sunny days.

phone 01392 255 715

phone 01392 920 606 twitter @WeAreZizzi facebook-f @ZizziExeter instagram wearezizzi


Plan your journey

Find your stop

Track your bus

Download the Stagecoach Bus App Download the Stagecoach Bus App ÂŁ

Search Stagecoach Bus Search Stagecoach Bus

Plan your journey

Track your bus

Mobile tickets

from


Eat & Drink

For your guide on where to eat & drink in the city visit www.inexeter.com #foodiesinexeter twitter @tweetinexeter facebook-f @InExeter instagram in_exeter

Profile for Cathryn Frost

Eat and drink in exeter  

The ultimate foodie guide for Exeter. Find out where to eat and drink in the city.

Eat and drink in exeter  

The ultimate foodie guide for Exeter. Find out where to eat and drink in the city.

Advertisement