places to eat in Exeter

Top 10 Restaurants in Exeter

Bar Venezia Exeter

Exeter is worth visiting and not only because it is a very picturesque place with beautiful gardens and castles. Food heritage of Exeter is also rich and worth trying.

 There are many good places to eat in Exeter and if you plan to come here soon, include in your diary visiting of some local pubs and restaurants. Exeter is not a big city, so not many restaurants can be found there. Some of them are situated in the area within several kilometers from Exeter.

1. Angela’s Restaurant
Angela’s Restaurant, Exeter

This restaurant is nestled in the back part of the town. It is far from the centre of Exeter, that’s why the owners of the café didn’t care much about the modern decoration of the building. They wanted their restaurant to be the part of surroundings and look natural there. As the building of Angela’s Restaurant is not the sample of interesting architectural style, the owners of the venue tried to offset it and made the dishes in the menu extremely tasty. It is famous for its seafood products. The fish is extremely fresh here; it is cooked just the next day after it was hooked. Scallops are highly recommended to try there. For meat eaters there are some dishes in the menu too. Steaks from pork and lamb will make your mouth watering.
Angela’s Restaurant, Exeter
Address of Angela’s Restaurant: 38 New Bridge St, Exeter EX4 3AH, United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 1392 499038

Angela’s Restaurant opening times: 

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – Thursday  – 18: 00 – 21: 30

Friday 12: 00 – 14: 00, 18: 00 – 21: 30

Saturday 12: 00 – 14: 00, 18: 00 – 21: 30

Sunday –  Closed

2. Bar Venezia
Bar Venezia Exeter

Yes, it really looks like Italian famous city. Bar Venizia is located at the bank of the river Exe and that’s why it looks great from morning till night. It is possible to come here just to enjoy the Mediterranean ambience and admire picturesque view of the river through its window. The venue is extremely beautiful inside and outside and dishes that are served here are delicious too. Classical Italian courses like pasta and pizza are present in the menu. If you like dancing, just come here in the evening and visit a dancing class – learn how to dance Salsa or Bachata.

Address of Bar Venezia: Piazza Terracina, 61 Waterside, Exeter, Devon EX2 8GY, United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 1392 423688

Bar Venezia opening times:

Monday – Thursday

10: 00 – 23: 00

Friday  – Sunday

10: 00 – 00: 00

3. Prezzo Exeter
Prezzo Exeter

It is an Italian restaurant and it looks quite casual. If you expect some great luxurious ambience, you are in the wrong place. Come here if you are in a pizza mood – and get extremely tasty classical pizza. Pasta, salads, grilled dishes look attractive too and are worth trying. If you have a son or a daughter, you can invite them here and try the best kid’s menu in Exeter! Prezzo Exeter is a modern place, where the latest trends are present. Thus they offer half sized portion option and have great system of discounts.
Prezzo Exeter
Address of Prezzo Exeter: 202 High St, Exeter, Devon EX4 3EB, , United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 1392 477739

Prezzo Exeter opening times:

Monday – Saturday
12: 00-23: 00

12: 00-22: 30

4. The Conservatory Restaurant
The Conservatory Restaurant Exeter

This noble restaurant is situated in the centre of Exeter. Being nestled in a very old building, it is the sample of that respectable conservatory style, old England is famous for! No wonder that real English cuisine is served there. Food is worth trying, it is fresh and incredibly tasty. The size of portions is so big, that at first time you will be in a doubt, if you can eat it, but when you taste the food, you will see that it is possible to swallow everything and even lick the plate after it. The service is great here – the staff is polite, but not intrusive. The ambience is relaxing, so you will never regret, if you have dinner here!
The Conservatory Restaurant Exeter
Address of Conservatory Restaurant: 18 North St, Exeter EX4 3QS,, United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 1392 273858

Conservatory Restaurant opening times:

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – Saturday

12: 00 – 14: 00, 17: 30 – 21: 00

Sunday – Closed

5. The Cozy Club Exeter
Cosy Club - Exeter

This restaurant works daily from 9.00 am till 11.00 pm. This venue is quite new; it was opened in April, 2013. The bar and restaurant is situated in the building of an old hospital. That’s why, when you come inside, the first thing you notice is the surgical illumination of the room. High ceilings, roomy theatrical premises and great view from the window – you will enjoy these advantages of the bar till you will be waiting for your order. Fans of burgers will have a great time here as there are many kinds of them in the menu. It is recommended to try tapas – they are delicious. Sandwiches with a cup of strong coffee can be a good snack, if you are walking around the town and want to have some rest.
Kid’s menu is also served here, so take your child with you and enjoy your meal!

The Cozy Club Exeter
Address of The Cozy Club Exeter: Halford Wing, Dean Clarke House, 1 Southernhay Gardens, Exeter EX1 1SG, , United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 1392 848744

The Cozy Club Exeter opening times:

Monday – Sunday
9: 00 – 23: 00

6. The Restaurant at Magdalen Chapter
Restaurant at Magdalen Chapter Exeter

This restaurant is situated in the building of the hotel. It looks really luxurious, so if you plan some romantic date or family-get-together activity, it is one of good places to eat in Exeter. Theatrical atmosphere, huge roomy halls and comfortable armchairs make you relax and feel like a VIP from the first minutes of your staying here. Menu is changeable, they serve seasonal food. The ingredients are fresh here, that’s why dishes taste so delicious! If you visit the Restaurant at Magdalen Chapter in summer, you can occupy the table in the terrace. Food here is perfect and beautifully served and the staff is polite, so pop in, if you have some free time and relax here!
Restaurant at Magdalen Chapter Exeter
Address of The Restaurant at Magdalen Chapter : The Magdalen Chapter, Magdalen St, Exeter, Devon EX2 4HY, United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 1392 281000

7. Zizzi Exeter
Zizzi Exeter

This restaurant is worth visiting and revisiting, although it is not the sample of masterpiece in culinary. What is really great here is Italian ice cream and Italian tapas. As you have guessed, Zizzi Exeter is the sample of Italian cuisine that is one of the best cuisines in the world. All the other dishes you will try here won’t make “wow” impression on you, but at the same time you will be content with a standard tasty dinner you can get here. Thus try a pizza or some pastry, pasta with spicy sauce or calzones – and for sure, you will be in great mood the rest of the day!
Zizzi Exeter
Address of Zizzi Exeter: 21-22 Gandy St, Exeter EX4 3LS, United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)  1392 274737


Zizzi Exeter opening times:

Monday – Saturday
12: 00 – 23: 00


8. MC Cafe Bar & Grill – Exeter
MC Cafe Bar & Grill Exeter

At the end of long working day everything we can dream of is a great dinner in the warm company of old friends. MC Cafe Bar & Grill is that very place you can get delicious dinner and enjoy the views of Exeter Cathedral. Being situated in Exeter historic Cathedral yard, the café is the sample of luxury. It is interesting to watch this modern gem in the heart of old town.
But the beauty of the building and picturesque view from the window is not the only things you can get here. Talented MC Café chefs will cook succulent local dishes for you! Even if you don’t plan to eat the whole dinner here, still you can have the cup of the best coffee and a big piece of chocolate cake.
MC Cafe Bar & Grill Exeter
Address of MC Cafe Bar & Grill in Exeter: Cathedral Yard, Exeter, Devon EX1 1HD, United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 1392 438168

MC Cafe Bar & Grill Exeter opening times:

Wednesday  – Sunday
12:00 – 15:00
18:30 – 21:30

9. Bella Italia – Exeter
Bella Italia - Exeter

It is one of the best restaurants in Exeter. It is located in the heart of the town, that’s why many visitors pop in daily here. If you plan some occasion, you should book in advance as the restaurant is quite small and probably you won’t get the table on Friday night here. Italian cuisine is tasty, so for sure, you will like the hot bowl of pasta with special sauce from the chef or you can try classical delicious pizza. Staff is polite, service is fast, so this place is worth visiting and having some rest here!
Bella Italia, Exeter
Address of Bella Italia in Exeter: 92 Queen St, Exeter EX4 3RP, United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 1392 211778

Bella Italia in Exeter opening times:

Monday – Sunday
9: 00 – 22: 00

10. Café Rouge – Exeter
Cafe Rouge in Exeter

To feel like a Frenchman in the heart of Exeter sounds like a fairytale. Nevertheless it is possible, if you visit Café Rouge in Exeter. It was opened in 1989 and since then it became one of the local places of interest. Extremely beautiful, elegant and noble, Café Rouge is worth visiting from morning till night. You can have a cup of extremely strong coffee and sweet croissant for breakfast, getting ready for work or long walking across the surroundings of Exeter if you are a tourist. You can have a traditional French dinner here with a glass of champagne – why not? And of course you can relax and have post-work glass of noble wine in the company of your spouse or best friends. Café Rouge is the place, where your mood can change for better, so take your time and visit it!
Cafe Rouge in Exeter
Address of Café Rouge in Exeter: Unit Msu5, 24 Bedford Street, Exeter, Princesshay EX1 1LL , United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)  1392 251042

Café Rouge in Exeter opening times:

Monday – Wednesday
9: 00 – 22: 30

Thursday – Saturday
9: 00 – 23: 00

9: 00 – 22: 30
Cafe Rouge in Exeter

Our list of best restaurants in Exeter is just the variant of top ten places. Of course, every person is a unique individual, so if you want to know exactly, if the restaurant is worth visiting or not, you can just come here and try its menu.
Have a great time in Exeter!