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Conservatory Restaurant - Exeter

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18 North Street | Exeter, Exeter EX4 3QS, England
+44 1392 273858
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: For a taste of the Mediterranean without leaving the West Country look no...
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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  • 225
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Celebrating family occasions in style

We have had at least two big family occasions at The Conservatory and have been so happy with the excellent service and kindness we have encounted. We used the little room which held our family group very nicely. The staff had realised it was for something special, and to add to the ambiance put... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Cara N
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We have had at least two big family occasions at The Conservatory and have been so happy with the excellent service and kindness we have encounted. We used the little room which held our family group very nicely. The staff had realised it was for something special, and to add to the ambiance put sprinkles on the table and put... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Slightly quirky but refreshingly different. Very much enjoyed early bird meal - excellent value. Nice atmosphere and attentive service. We like that tap water is offered straight away. Food is very well presented with a choice for everyone. Highly recommended!

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This restaurant is quirky and welcoming. The food was exceptionally good and the prices relate to that. staff were very attentive and the experience on the whole was lovely. already booking again. Would always recommend that you try it here!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Having been a regular visitor to this restaurant over the years we stopped going when the restaurant changed hands a couple of years ago assuming that it would never be the same.What a wonderful surprise to find that the atmosphere, quality, menu choices, and staff are as good as ever. We have now enjoyed four superb evenings in five weeks... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My husband and I booked a table for two, as it was our anniversary on 11th August. When we arrived a lovely youg lady showed us to our table, which had been decorated simply with confetti and words saying happy anniversary. Nice touch ! The service wine and food was excellent. We have never yet been disappointed with this place... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Booked a table for Thursday night as a treat for me and my wife. The food was outstanding we both had the ham hock starter that was so good we both wanted another. I had the beef to follow and my wife the duck both were amazing and cooked to perfection. Evan tho we were both quite full as portions... More 

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Aberfeldy, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

went with a few friends after being recommended & the decision was an awesome choice, great food great service & excellent prices. A definite 5***** place to go

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exeter
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My partner and I booked a table here for our first 'proper' night out since having our second child as we wanted something a little more special than just a pub meal as we don't get to do it very often! highly recommend this place, lovely and relaxed feel to it, you could be dressed to the nines or casual... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I can't comment on the atmosphere as we ate early before catching a train home & were the only customers in the restaurant. At 5.30 pm on a Tuesday that's not really surprising. The important thing was the food, which was excellent. Garlic bread & olives arrived promptly. We both had a goats cheese mousse with beetroot to start. A... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is rapidly becoming our go-to restaurant in Exeter for special occasions. It has a series of individual dining spaces topped by the eponymous conservatory. The staff are universally friendly and helpful and the food is excellent and good value - particularly if you take advantage of their Early Bird menu. We've had some imaginative starters - really fresh mackerel... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 North Street | Exeter, Exeter EX4 3QS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 273858

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 46
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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