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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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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
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This bistro only opened in the last three months, and thought we should give it a try. We only had coffee this morning, whilst we perused the menu. Obviously it has a French / (Breton) theme, and specialises in crepes. Located in one of the small areas just off the main street, along with various... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
John-TQ
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South Devon, United Kingdom
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Sorrento, Italy
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Gone down hill since our last visit, despite being far less busy. Service slow. Crepe not particularly hot.

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South Devon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This bistro only opened in the last three months, and thought we should give it a try. We only had coffee this morning, whilst we perused the menu. Obviously it has a French / (Breton) theme, and specialises in crepes. Located in one of the small areas just off the main street, along with various other cafes etc. The coffee... More 

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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Popped in here for a tea and a light lunch. Very polite service. Tea is really good. We ordered 2 crepes. More like Galettes (if you know your savoury pancakes!) Cheese and Ham was very full and tasty. The Sausage one was tasty and enjoyed but should have had a better balance of filling. Either more sausage and charge more... More 

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Uppermill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Lovely food, good service and reasonable priced. Something different, great crepes with wonderful fillings.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Walking around Exeter we stumbled across this amazing Creperie. Fantastic service was accompanied by lovely food and drinks. The owner was delightful and welcoming us to the area. We can't wait to take our little boy back to enjoy the crepes!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We had some excellent crêpes in this lovely spot of Exeter (in a pedestrian street), as good as those you can eat in France.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is our go-to place for light lunches and coffees in the city centre. The staff are patient and friendly, and are more than happy to adapt their menu choices to suit your needs. The manager is attentive and remembers a customer after just one visit! Food quality is always high, especially with crepes, and the options and variations make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We absolutely love coming here. The food is beautiful, the service quick and the staff are just lovely. Our favourite place for lunch.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Because this restaurant does not open in the evenings, I deliberately organised my day to have lunch. I had a buckwheat savoury main with a sweet crepe for desserts, with a glass of local cider. All was pleasant enough, including the service, but quite frankly, after all the hype reviews, it didn't knock me out of my socks. Good but... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Thank you for getting me through the hangovers. Waking up and dragging myself here when in Exeter is just a blessing. Please don't ever leave

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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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