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Conservatory Restaurant - Exeter

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18 North Street | Exeter, Exeter EX4 3QS, England
+44 1392 273858
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Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was there mid-week while on a business trip in Exeter. After having had our fill of pub-grub we were after higher quality fare. This place delivered. It's a quirky layout for a restaurant. Space space which was bright and cozy. I had the Bacon wrapped Venison with poached pears in Red Wine reduction. I didn't expect the dish to be... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our most recent visit we took advantage of the set lunch menu which was incredibly good value for money. It's a little off the beaten track in an unpromising looking street but well worth seeking out.

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Thank Ade B
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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318 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great dinner on our visit to Exeter for Christmas shopping. It was very busy with parties but they did very well to attend to everyone without too much of a wait. The food was great and very tasty and we will definitely be back again on our next visit to the city.

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Thank MarkCornwall_UK
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch for a special occasion. Delicious food and attentive service despite the restaurant being full. And very good value!

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Thank Brian j
Brixham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

Both the food and service were exceptional. Booked for evening meal after reading previous reviews and so pleased we did. The food was outstanding, one of the best meals ever, would recommend both the venison and the pork. The service was quick, friendly and helpful, especially impressive as they were also looking after a large group of 15-20 at the... More 

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Thank CLD6
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

As someone who has been an infrequent dinner since it opened 14 years ago, I welcomed the opportunity to call in for lunch on a rare visit to Exeter. I have always liked the way the Conservatory has managed to combine a fine dining experience with a relaxed, and almost informal setting, this remains as true under the present owners... More 

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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Ate here last night for anniversary dinner. Food was amazing. Really recommend this restaurant. Service great too.

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Thank Alice C
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

We had an excellent meal here on a Saturday evening and the meal was made more enjoyable by very good staff. Thought the pricing of food was spot on to what I would expect to pay.

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Thank Paul B
Exeter, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

It was the day of the big fire in Exeter, when the Royal Clarence Hotel burned down. I'd invited my sister out for a meal and it was a choice between this and the Cote Brasserie. If I'd chosen the latter, we wouldn't have eaten, as it's only a few doors down from the fire! However, "it's an ill wind..."... More 

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Thank ChrisRRR
Exeter, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

To begin with, I was sceptical. Firstly the restaurant is tiny and so getting a booking at busy times is always difficult. However once sat down, in a nice cosy restaurant, we had to wait a good 15 minutes before we even got a drink. We decided to order food with the drink due to the poor service, however after... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $32
Cuisine
European, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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?