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Abode Restaurant

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European, British, Contemporary
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3 Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HD, England
441392223638
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Today
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Devon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cooking to impress - food looks great on the plate but portions are not large. Bread is great! My only criticism, frequently made, is that their vegetarian option ALWAYS seems to be risotto, and my partner refuses toneat it, so now I call ahead and ask for anything else, and they are very accommodating.

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Exminster, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fine dining, although it I feel it is not as good when Michael Caine owned it. The menus are good and I was not disappointed.

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent food, great service. Steak and lobster deal looked delicious, we didn't have this as our package included a la carte.

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Thank charlotte4530
Restaurant M, Manager at Abode Restaurant, responded to this review

Good afternoon charlotte4530 Thank you for writing a great review on the restaurant. We are very proud of our food and service. I hope you come back and have steak and lobster in the future. Kind regards Dan More 

Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Abode restaurant on 28th July to meet our "foodie" friends who have been here before. We waited for them in the "Champagne" bar - staff were so snooty it was unbelievable. Ate in the restaurant - choice on menu was very limited and quality of food very average - we have eaten better in 3 star restaurants. Service... More 

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Thank Casey8548
Restaurant M, Manager at Abode Restaurant, responded to this review

Good morning Casey8548. I am sorry to hear of your experience when dining with us. It seems the standard of service and food did not meet are normal high standards for which I can only apologise. I do hope that you will give give us the opportunity to show you are normal standards in the future. If you wish to... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting Exeter and were recommended Michael Caines' Abode Restaurant at Cathedral Yard. The building, restaurant and surroundings were simply gorgeous! We went for the Sunday lunch featuring steak, lobster that came with a bottle of Prosecco. Based on the price, it was great value and we couldn't wait. The service staff were knowledgeable, helpful with advice and recommendations.... More 

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Restaurant M, Manager at Abode Restaurant, responded to this review

Good morning jeffreybose I am sorry to hear that you did not completely enjoy your meal, although I am glad you enjoyed the Lobster. I am pleased to hear that you found the staff knowledgable. I do hope that you will try the Abode Restaurant again in the future. So we can restore your faith in us. If you wish... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic place to stubble upon for a Sunday roast, every detail of this meal was so well planned and delivered at the highest possible standard, very talented chef here who was even so kind as to give me his red wine jus recipe as it was so delicious. Service was friendly with attentive staff. I can't wait to... More 

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Restaurant M, Manager at Abode Restaurant, responded to this review

Good morning Michelle B. I am very pleased to hear of your experience at The Abode Restaurant. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Dan More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite literally the best steak I have ever had. However it was only the best because I had to call a waitress over to specify how I wanted my steak cooked as it would have apparently come medium rare as standard. The peppercorn sauce is again, the best I have ever had. I would recommend visiting this restaurant 10 times... More 

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Restaurant M, Manager at Abode Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Jake P for taking the time to write a review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the steak and lobster offer. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Dan More 

London, United Kingdom
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Exeter every year and always look forward to Abode, but this year it disappointed. I reckon 90 minutes should be sufficient for an efficient and well - run restaurant to deliver 3 courses; Abode took to 2 hours to deliver 2. Plenty of staff, but most seemed young and untrained. It took 15 minutes after sitting down to... More 

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Restaurant M, Manager at Abode Restaurant, responded to this review

Good morning Arthur P. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your restaurant experience as much as you normally do. We are currently going through a number of exciting changes at the Abode Restaurant. I do hope that you will visit us again to restore your faith in us. With all good wishes Dan More 

Tiverton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

£25 for three course lunch. We dine out a lot and this was exceptional value for money bearing in mind the quality of the cooking - it's what you expect when Michael Canes has his name behind it. Great wine list and very attentive service. £100 all in and we left feeling very happy indeed.

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Restaurant M, Manager at Abode Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Morning I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your 3 course lunch here at the Abode Restaurant and you found the service very attentive. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Dan More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my family a while back and have to say to anyone thinking of eating at this establishment to rethink their choice! The food itself was delicious but the service of the waiters and waitresses were shocking, they were rude and seemed like they were trying to avoid us! I expected more from such an establishment.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $50
Cuisine
European, British, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: 441392223638
Description
A charming 18th Century building over-looking the soaring Gothic architecture of Exeter Cathedral. ABode Restaurant serves high quality British/European food in contemporary style.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?