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Conservatory Restaurant - Exeter

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18 North Street | Exeter, Exeter EX4 3QS, England
+44 1392 273858
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a large family party we were given a table downstairs in a private area (so no difficult background noise for older members) & looked after extremely well, in spite of it being Graduation week & a busy time. The food was excellent, ( the portions were a little large for me, but others had no problem) & presented beautifully.

Thank Lovetravelling939
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Exeter for a long weekend and found this quite well recommended on Tripadvisor so thought we'd give it a try. First impressions were a bit apprehensive from the unusually quiet atmosphere in the restaurant for a Friday evening but OMG I cannot fault a single thing about the food! My favourite was the confit duck bon bon starter but... More 

Thank Gem F
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I ate here as we visit Exeter regularly and try to visit different restaurants which are rated on Trip Advisor. Cute little restaurant, which is very deceiving from the outside, nicely decorated, I presume from the smell of paint had recently been done (the smell of paint is not a criticism) My partner had scollops and black... More 

Thank Marie H
manchester, England
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115 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What looks a pretty nondescript exterior hides one of the best restaurants I've eaten at in Exeter. The interior is full of interest, the highlight being the magnificent Tudor wall paneling which I could hardly take my eyes off. My wife, son and I had lunch there and we were all very impressed with the quality of food (wonderful fresh... More 

Thank HarryS_9
Exeter, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even on an evening when paying full price I still rate this restaurant as one of the top ten in Exeter, however when combined with their amazing lunchtime offers it has to be number one! Why not treat yourself and a friend or family member to a wonderful lunch? The staff are always really welcoming and the quality of the... More 

Thank RobSevens1275
Okehampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch on Saturday with my partner and her daughter. 4th time here to eat. All I can say is wonderful food. Lovely staff. Overall a joy.

Thank William J
Exeter, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celebrated a colleague's retirement here at lunchtime. Had an area to ourselves, which was great. Must say it's the best lunch menu (at £9.95) I think I've ever tasted! The salmon and lemon starter was exquisite, as was the pork tenderloin for main course. I was seriously tempted by the Bakewell tart and ice cream but was just too full!... More 

Thank KimM750
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Understated from the outside, chic and welcoming inside. Menu short enough to show they care, with local fish, steak, lamb and fresh handmade pasta all enjoyed. Nothing left on any of our plates. Relaxed service, friendly and unhurried. Nice work.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the set menu and then enjoyed it so much we had a dessert. The Plaice and Ravioli were both excellent and we had great service. The restaurant carries a selection of local wine and isn't expensive for this quality of food. We'd thoroughly recommend The Conservatory, we'll be back next time we're in Exeter.

Thank Ge0Pr0f
Exeter, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having arrived through the front door there is a small seating area where customers wait nail they are led to their table. We had to find a member of staff to advise them we were there and as there was another party waiting the entrance was pretty packed out. The building is narrow but goes back a way which gave... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $34
European, British, French
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 North Street | Exeter, Exeter EX4 3QS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 273858
For a taste of the Mediterranean without leaving the West Country look no further than Exeter’s The Conservatory. With huge windows obscured by white blinds, tall exotic plants and Swedish-meets-French countryside painted furniture you almost feel it would be a shame to call in after sunset. But come in for dinner and you’ll find yourself in an intimate and romantic setting perfect for that relaxed dinner to help you forget about bills, work and worries. Sail away on a culinary cruise through Europe as the menu takes you from Britain via France and in to Italy and beyond with plenty of local ingredients to keep the flavours fresh and delicious.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?