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Conservatory Restaurant - Exeter

18 North Street | Exeter, Exeter EX4 3QS, England
+44 1392 273858
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Ranked #13 of 397 restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $50 - $75
Hours:
Thu - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: French, British
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: For a taste of the Mediterranean without leaving the West Country look no further than Exeter’s The Conservatory. With huge windows obscured by white blinds, tall exotic plants and Swedish-meets-French countryside painted furniture you almost feel it would be a shame to call in after sunset. But come in for dinner and you’ll find yourself in an intimate and romantic setting perfect for that relaxed dinner to help you forget about bills, work and worries. Sail away on a culinary cruise through Europe as the menu takes you from Britain via France and in to Italy and beyond with plenty of local ingredients to keep the flavours fresh and delicious.
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English first
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

After reading other reviews we were really quite disappointed by the food and service here. The service was very slow considering there was only our group and one other in the restaurant. The food was not very good, the sauces were overpowering. The vegetables tended to be overcooked or undercooked and the fish was overcooked. The meat I had was... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We like the intimacy of this restaurant. Although it is fairly small you don't feel you're too close to adjoining tables. The staff are first class and the food is wonderful. This was our first visit for a couple of years, but I'm pleased to say we found it is still one of Exeter's best places to eat.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was recommended as a venue for dinner for our Uni reunion and didn't disappoint. The service was excellent throughout the evening and we all agreed the food was just fabulous. The Conservatory has a lovely atmosphere, very conducive for a great evening reminiscing with my wonderful friends.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We chose this restaurant on the strength of previous reviews and weren't disappointed! The shabby chic decor is lovely, and the food faultless. Attention to details was everything- beautiful presentation and vegetables matched to choice of main course. The chocolate tart and salted caramel ice cream was out of this world. This is an Exeter gem!

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Brixham
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123 reviews 123 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
515 helpful votes 515 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We visited today and had a very good 3 course lunch overall. The smoked salmon starter was lovely to look at and would have been even better if the salmon had had just a little more flavour. The main courses of chicken were very good, attractive, plenty of white meat in creamy wine sauce and tasty plus fresh green vegetable... More

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Despite staying at Michael Caines' Abode hotel (for an annual reunion with former work colleagues) we decided we would prefer to dine elsewhere in Exeter - we were not disappointed by the Conservatory. The welcome, service, atmosphere, quality and choice of food was excellent and the menu catered for my group's widely differing tastes. I can't praise the chef and... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

8 of us took advantage of the early bird special, fantastic food, excellent service, very reasonably priced wine list, would recommend to anyone.

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Me and my boyfriend have been here several times and loved it each and every time! The food is delicious and the atmosphere is lovely. Early bird menu is also great value for money!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The early evening (before 6:45pm) special menu (choice of 4 starters & 5 main courses normally) is both fabulous food and great value for money.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Well, maybe not, but pretty hard to beat. Delicious food, good service and a really nice atmosphere. One of Exeter's hidden secrets - so don't tell anybody!

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