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Conservatory Restaurant - Exeter

18 North Street | Exeter, Exeter EX4 3QS, England
+44 1392 273858
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Ranked #14 of 418 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $28 - $50
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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91% Recommend
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English first
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We choose this restaurant to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. Lovely ambiance, quaint and charming. It was obviously a busy night with 2 waitresses striving to look after all the tables so service was a little erratic. Our starters, Scallops for me and the cheese in pastry for my husband was delicious. Then came our main courses; oh dear what a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Nice little restaurant hidden away in Exeter. The food was really well cooked and very tasty, the portion sizes were excellent and the service was efficient but not rushed. Really a very enjoyable experience.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed in Exeter for a two night mini break. After eating at our hotel on our first night, we wanted to try somewhere different on our second. We found The Conservatory after looking at reviews for local restaurants on trip advisor, and we are so glad we did. This restaurant is a hidden gem, you... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Booked a table for 6.45pm and took advantage of the early bird offer which makes this place unbelievable value. The whole place is maazing, a great dining experience. Best in Exeter? In my opinion, yes!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We have been trying to get a table at the Conservatory for a while now and booked enough in advance to get a table for our wedding anniversary. I had the brie and onion starter which was ok but was a bit bland, my husband had the duck which was obviously prepped and plated in advance as was all really... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Wow what a find big thanks to reviewers on Tripadvisor. My husband and I wanted to celebrate our 25th Silver Wedding Anniversary somewhere really special. From entering this beautiful restaurant it was so special. The staff were so friendly and efficient, the food was divine and so tasty, the duck starter and my husbands scallops were beautiful and the steak... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband and I had a meal here for our wedding anniversary. It was wonderful in every way! The service was excellent and the food was extremely good. When we arrived I was worried as it's on a street that looks a bit rough but when you enter you totally forget all of that! I can't rate this place enough... More

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We found this restaurant by looking at restaurants in Exeter on Google as we were there for one evening and don't know the city's restaurants very well. Even on a Friday we managed to get a table fairly easily. The outside is fairly unprepossessing and then bemusing when you go inside as you have to go down some stairs and... More

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Holbeach, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Excellent food, well cooked and quite upmarket. We unfortunately had noisy neighbours at our table, but there's not much the restaurant can do about that. The only criticism is that the desserts were too big. Could'nt eat all mine

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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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