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Conservatory Restaurant - Exeter

18 North Street | Exeter, Exeter EX4 3QS, England
+44 1392 273858
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Ranked #12 of 413 restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $51
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
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is an absolute jewell in Exeter's crown. I have eaten here several times and the food is always perfectly cooked with a fabulous wine list to accompany the spectacular delights on the plate.The last time we went I ordered the braised beef and horseradish mash and my partner had the monkfish. Both were superb and the stick toffee... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Have wanted to eat here since it opened but never got around to booking. A bit quirky to go in through the front door and downstairs and then upstairs to the restaurant, the building is an odd shape, plain decor simple and elegant The menu I thought was also simple and I loved the fact you get potatoes and veg... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We had dinner there on Saturday 19/08. We loved the food but the service was outstanding. The waitress was very attentive and we had a very pleasant evening.

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Egham, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Booked well in advance and pleased we had done so as it was full - including a gentlemen's dining or luncheon club called the Snails who seemed a cheery crew. Our first visit and thoroughly enjoyable - good set menu and plenty of choice elsewhere. Only minor comments are that it would make sense to provide bread as service is... More

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Came here for a graduation celebration. Enjoyed some Pinot Noir sparkling wine that was fresh but not too dry. Food was really tasty and interesting. Scallops for starter came with herb crust. Lamb main was perfectly cooked with interesting vegetables. Sweets very generous portions. Wine good value. Setting bright and roomy.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited last night with friends as a celebration evening. We'd heard lots about this place and were looking forward to our visit. We weren't disappointed! The food was fab and the service very good - the downside for us though was that they had run out of scallops to start and only had one lab dish left..... Little bit... More

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92 reviews 92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The meal here was definitely the best we have had on our week away. The combination of ingredients in each dish was inspired and the fish, in particular, was very well cooked. You have got to have a dessert though...no matter how full! While I would not wish to detract from the restaurant, do not miss the Tudor wall panels... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This restaurant is excellent for a good meal out and the quality of the food and atmosphere are great. Just one thing the stairs are steep so its not ideal for anyone with mobility issues but as a place for a special occasion in Exeter this is probably the one.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We've been meaning to visit this restaurant after reading good reviews on here - we decided to go to celebrate a special occassion and unfortunately were quite disappointed. The restuarant from the outside doesn't look much which is fine as the inside is nice and quirky. The service to begin was good however as the restuarant got busier, we did... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Wonderful food, fantastic service. Just a real shame that there were so few people in the restaurant to share in the experience. We had the scallops followed by the fillet steak and the plaice. Everything was hot and flavourful a fantastic meal. No room left for desert, but watching another table devour theirs was food enough!! Wine list was very... More

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