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Gourmandine Crepes Cafe

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14 Catherine Street, Exeter EX1 1EU, England
+44 1392 256428
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: What began as a takeaway Creperie is now a truly French Bistrot (spelled...
What began as a takeaway Creperie is now a truly French Bistrot (spelled the correct Breizh way) bursting with authenticity and presenting classic French dishes in a relaxed and friendly environment. Gourmandine is open for morning treats, lunch,and afternoon patisserie. We will also open evenings by special arrangement for private parties of 20 to 25 people. Come in and see why we're no longer the best kept secret in Exeter, and discover what a real French Bistrot is!
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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
Quick, good value, fresh and with charming staff

If you're after a light lunch cooked and served quickly in Exeter, Gourmandine ticks all the boxes. Lots of choice, from crepes, baguettes and croques through to salads and bigger main courses - and plenty of vegetarian options too. Smiling helpful staff always make a difference, and Gormandine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
TeignmouthRed
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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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166 reviews 166 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

If you're after a light lunch cooked and served quickly in Exeter, Gourmandine ticks all the boxes. Lots of choice, from crepes, baguettes and croques through to salads and bigger main courses - and plenty of vegetarian options too. Smiling helpful staff always make a difference, and Gormandine has that too. Thoroughly recommended.

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Devonport, United Kingdom
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243 restaurant reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I don't know how many times we have passed Gourmandine and said we will visit one day. Too often. We have been missing out. Gourmandine is so friendly and welcoming. The menu looks good and promises many delights for future enjoyment. How great to have a lovely French Bistrot in the heart of Exeter. We called in today and after... More 

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Eastbourne
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

I must have walked passed Gourmandine countless times. Today, lookg for a light lunch we gave it a go and it was well worth it. I had a galette filled with smoked salmon and cream cheese, followed by a crepe with apple and toffee sauce. Both were very well filled and full of flavour. My wife had the fish of... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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114 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Really friendly authenticity French bistrot. Nice simple menu with tasty food. Crepes are fantastic, wether you choose to have the sweet or savoury. Located very centrally as well so perfect for a mid morning snack or an afternoon lunch.

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

There were three of us, two of whom had a main course and shared a crepe for dessert and the other having soup and a crepe. It was very good food and although some might find the absence of large quantities of potatoes a problem, it was not an issue for us. The fish was excellent and boeuf bourguinon tender... More 

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Exeter
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I ate a simple baguette (£4.95) with chips (£0.75), a simple crepe (£4.50) with an eyeball size scoop of icecream (£1) and a coffee (£2.55). That's just under £14 for a fairly basic lunch, not including tips. Also, the chips annoyingly were a handful of crisps in a small bowl (forgot the french translation). Pricey for what you get (the... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Visited for lunch on a Saturday having read the great reviews on Trip Advisor. Didn't disappoint my friend had the goats cheese salad and I had a crepe both washed down with some great Breton cider. We will go back.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We came here for lunch on a Saturday a few weeks ago. The food was lovely - I had the warm goat's cheese salad and my boyfriend had the 'La complete' crepe. The staff stood out as being friendly, particularly a very nice woman who chatted to us about our visit to Exeter when we went up to pay and... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I can never pass this restaurant without having a croissant and a coffee, the best in Exeter. The service has always been quick and never kept waiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

Great coffee and equally important fantastic customer service. We need more people looking after their customers as well as this delightful place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Catherine Street, Exeter EX1 1EU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 256428

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
  • Cuisine: French

Description

What began as a takeaway Creperie is now a truly French Bistrot (spelled the correct Breizh way) bursting with authenticity and presenting classic French dishes in a relaxed and friendly environment. Gourmandine is open for morning treats, lunch,and afternoon patisserie. We will also open evenings by special arrangement for private parties of 20 to 25 people. Come in and see why we're no longer the best kept secret in Exeter, and discover what a real French Bistrot is!

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