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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 195
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Most recent review
Exceptional food in an intimate setting

We visited the Conservatory for a special occasion. It was a busy Saturday evening and the restaurant was pretty full. The restaurant is a quirky sort of place - you enter past the coffee machine, go down then up some stairs then (in our case) back down to our table. This gives it an intimacy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
BrianRelax
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Exeter
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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285 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Exeter
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited the Conservatory for a special occasion. It was a busy Saturday evening and the restaurant was pretty full. The restaurant is a quirky sort of place - you enter past the coffee machine, go down then up some stairs then (in our case) back down to our table. This gives it an intimacy which I found rather pleasant.... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

If you are looking for an off the beaten track restaurant in the centre of Exeter this one is for you. but we would recommend you phone them when in the centre of the city and ask for directions - then it is simple! I experienced a delightful Mother's day treat here 2 days early with my daughter The food... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The food was good quality, but the atmosphere is just not to my tastes and I didn't feel relaxed there.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Absolutely delicious British/European fair, warm welcome and cozy atmosphere. A "must visit" for any foodies that make their way to the South West.

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Reigate
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The concierge at our hotel recommended the restaurant which we would not have considered/found otherwise. Although reasonably central it is somewhat off the beaten track. Food was excellent (modern European cuisine) but not cheap. However, the restaurant offers an early bird menu (orders to be placed before 6.45pm) which is very good value for money. Service was excellent and the... More 

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Devon
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101 reviews 101 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The Conservatory restaurant is tucked away on a very nondescript street in Exeter. You may even walk past it without a second glance. However inside the decor and food is a different story. I had eaten at the restaurant previously but took my husband here for his birthday. It didn't disappoint. The menu isn't huge but a good selection of... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The atmosphere is lovely and both the food and service are second to none. the corn fed chicken and the sticky toffee pudding were exceptional.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I went for dinner with my family last thursday evening. Walked in and was a little confused with the fact that there was no one there to greet us but that was the only thing I didn't really like. The decor is incredible, simple and vintage. The menu is not huge which proves the quality of the food. I chose... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

me and my husband have eaten here twice now, lovely decoration inside polite and efficient staff and the food excellent. The chief presents the food very nicely and everything looks like its been placed on the plate with great care and attention. The dishes we have had have all been full of flavour and the toffee pudding is amazing !... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

what a gem, food service was lovely, recommend the fish, can only apologise if we were too noisy enjoying ourselves, had friends down from London said also what super food !!!

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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 25 - 45
  • Cuisine: French, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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