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“fish and chips on a Friday” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Royal Oak, Exminster, Exeter, Devon

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The Royal Oak, Exminster, Exeter, Devon
Main St, Exeter EX6 8DX,, England
01392 832 332
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Ranked #230 of 407 restaurants in Exeter
Price range: $16 - $32
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Royal Oak has just changed to an Indian resturant & Takeaway
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
“fish and chips on a Friday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Simply the best fish and chips I have ever tasted and 2 for £8.95 an amazing price. The curry and a pint on a Thursday is also a fantastic meal and at a fantastic price too.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Brilliant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Wonderful little pub, Sunday roast was excellent, cannot fault. Young couple running the place are very friendly and work incredibly hard. Great menu, great service and great atmosphere, would highly recommend!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Exeter
2 reviews
“Very, Very Good..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

I would defnitely recommeneded the Royal Oak of exminster.. the food is brillant, the service is quick and very good, they have a great selection of drinks (soft and larger) large beer garden/play area for children. brillant offers, curry night on a thursday pint + a good protion of curry with rice for ONLY £6.50 i couldnt believe the value for money. The carvery is great aswell if you like a proper home cooked roast. They are making very good progress as the weeks go on

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
“How things change!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Have been a regular customer at the oak for many years and never had any complaints ,always good food and friendly atmosphere. Recommended a lot of people! Unfortunatly we went last week,the restaurant wasnt busy,one couple were asking how much longer their food was going to be and there was a large table of about ten people,the waitress took their order first,when she finally came over we ordered ,gammon steak and a rump steak(medium). Took ages to come ,when it finally did the order was wrong,sent it back and said i didnt want anything ! My partners steak was overcooked and no steak knives,in the mean time the manageress came back over with the ham . There was no apology,in fact she was very aggresive,saying,"are you saying this isnt gammon?"i told her that i had ordered the gammon steak not ham especially not out of a packet! She walked off with no apolgy she was aggresive and rude and we will never go there again,a lot of other people in the village have also had the same treatment and have started frequenting other places,its such a shame it was a lovely little pub and great food!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Good! Very Good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

We were looking for a place for a Sunday roast evening time after travelling through the day down to Devon and came across The Royal Oak on line. First impressions were, hmm - well it looks OK, quite a noisy bunch of regulars in the bar early evening, but our reception by the young couple running this place was superb. They were welcoming and very helpful, I have some difficulty walking and my glass was carried to table for me.

Our initial thoughts had been for a carvery meal, but the specials and menu options were enticing, We were not disappointed! We enjoyed our meal immensely and returned for a second meal a few days later, which was every bit as good! The food is imaginative and very well cooked and presented.

The couple running this place seem to be in the early stages of establishing their business the wine list was being printed, business cards were being printed........ They deserve to succeed.

There was absolutely nothing I could fault about the food and service, The dining room was large and quite spacious, although the atmosphere was somehow lacking. Given a little time, I have no doubt this place will merit a full five star review.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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