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Toby Restaurant

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Sidmouth Road, Exeter, England
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Ate here with friends because the location was convenient for everyone to get to. The younger members of serving staff were very nice, but we saw the older members of staff bring incredibly rude to a neighbouring table. The food tastes of nothing and is poorly presented, either all dried up or soggy and limp.

Thank IbrahCrossed
Pattaya, Thailand
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Warm ambient surroundings, warm and friendly staff, dinner was very good and hot. Children also present and catered for. Made a very pleasant evening.

Thank 634dave104
Devon, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

For a long time this place has been getting bad press and yes it's had it problems. I've never had any major concerns as far as staff ability and the food. I will say I do find the veg sometimes a bit hard or a bit mushy but then you can't please everyone. I find this place very inexpensive and... More 

Thank nicola R
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

From Monday to Saturday the food is good value for money.. you know what to expect so you're not disappointed.. I won't go on a Sunday as the price increases but the menu is no different

Thank Terrimaria
Widecombe in the Moor, null, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Called in for breakfast around 10.15 food looked as if it had been on the hot plate for a while - it was warm not hot. Went to get some toast just before 11 - no that had been packed away and remaining food cleared. Breakfast finished at 11 - so why not tell your customers that when they come... More 

Thank Dianne M
essex england
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2016

great food could easily accommodate a larger group ( 6 of us) without having to pre book which as we were coming back form a day out was great carvery great choice as always - never had an issue at one yet . great value for money

Thank dolphinjann
Exeter, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

I still think the Torbay is the best place for a roast dinner in Exeter. It's priced well and the food quality is good. You can pile your food on your plate and be able to eat a substantial meal. My only complaint is that I have asked them for a tray before as I have had to carry two... More 

Thank Jenniemouse
Newquay, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2016

Called in as the hunger had been building. The carvery that was being served at the time must have been the best value for money I have ever spent. Portion size had been generous. The restaurant itself, is clean and tidy. Goes to show how good the carvery is, due to the amount of visitors. I shall be back

Thank mcwgeary
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Very bad customer service skills never been spoken to by a manger or person in such a disrespectful way. All because we were unhappy with our meals. He refused to refund our meals and told us we were not welcome back. I made a complaint with head office and had an area manager ring me to apologise and refund our... More 

3 Thank emmafrost381
Exeter, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2016

I've been to the Toby a few times now for one of their "all you can eat breakfasts" It seems to be a hit & miss affair depending on what time you eat. Midway through service, the food was lovely (9am) but on the past 2 occasions I have been up later & had a breakfast at 10am. Both times... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sidmouth Road, Exeter, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: 01392

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?