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Conservatory Restaurant - Exeter

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

Great independent restaurant. Menu is just right, not too big but with enough choice between meat and fish dishes, with vegetarian options. Great wine selection, very reasonable and always lovely. Usually go a few times a year, and it never disappoints. Service is polite, friendly and efficient. Atmosphere is fine-dining/formal but not stuffy or uptight. Without a doubt one of... More 

Thank exeterresident
Exeter, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You would never guess from its location and frontage the simply amazing food and service that lies within. This is really high quality food at very affordable prices and extremely attentive and polite service. DO NOT JUDGE THIS BOOK BY ITS COVER! Make a booking and go and enjoy some of the best food in Exeter.

Thank MitfordPE
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Another superb meal. Quail was very delicate for starter Venison for main with the blackberry was just right . Pudding was a scrum my as usual, next months visit already booked .

Thank Susan B
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked on the recommendation of some friends and were not disappointed. The menu is straightforward using local ingredients. The fish was superb! The service was excellent.

Thank Kate K
Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely food, well presented and beautiful flavours. We had the early bird set meal which was excellent value. The building itself is very interesting with plenty of historical quirkiness. The Elizabethan painted panel is a fabulous backdrop. The service was prompt but not rushed, the waitress was attentive, friendly and helpful. One to recommend.

1 Thank Anne S
Exeter, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, a couple of negatives : if you're wheelchair bound, the only way in is via the alleyway through Mary Arches car park, to their back door. There are a few tables on that level, all others are either up or down steps and they have no ramp. BOOK IN ADVANCE! The other point is very minor. Guys, "shabby chic"... More 

Thank ChrisRRR
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From a varied and interesting menu we chose fish,from St Ives-- fresh,full of flavour and beautifully presented. A long,leisurely 3 course meal-- excellent but discreet service.Every dish was reasonably priced.I will eat there again.

Thank Helen C
Exeter, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

O. My. God. What a gem....... just took the family for birthday meals ( including 3 yr old grandson) yes expect to pay £25 plus for a starter and main course but my days you get fabulous food and great service from Jo....... she went out of her way to arrange a small meal for the 3yr old ....changed the... More 

Thank Sally S
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Boy this was a surprise. From the outside could be a bric a brac shop rather than a very pleasant restaurant. Very nice casual and somehow very relaxing feel inside. Great quality food, excellent service and the chef responds to dietary requirements with the kind of flexibility I wish happened more often. Looking forward to a second visit.

Thank mikeelstonj
Crediton, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Just had a dinner for four with girl friends here. We went for the early bird menu which can be ordered until 6.45pm. This is a smaller version (in choice not sixe of portions) of the main menu. One of us is vegetarian and was delighted at the options. After ordering we were brought home made bread and olives to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $32
European, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?