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“Awesome food”
Review of The Salty Pigeon - CLOSED

The Salty Pigeon
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome food”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

We went for a dinner after reading the review. Everything was good. Food were delicious with good services.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank nujchy
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gemsexeter, Owner at The Salty Pigeon, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thankyou for your great review
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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Enjoyable first visit”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

My wife and a friend had lunch here today and enjoyed it very much. The lady owner is friendly and the food tasty, particularly the superb seafood tagliattelle. It was quiet this lunchtime and service was good and we didn't wait for our food, but other comments here that at busy times service etc is slow makes me hesitate about making an evening booking. Possibly a little expensive too, but generally speaking we had no complaints at all.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank David H
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gemsexeter, Owner at The Salty Pigeon, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Glad you enjoyed your meal with us
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Excellent in every way!”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Visiting Exeter for a few days from London, this restaurant was suggested by a friend who had good things about it, and wanted to try it out.
The a la carte menu looked fabulous but we were looking for something lighter and the 'Express Lunch' was just the thing. We weren't in a hurry but if you are they promise to serve you in 45 mins, great if you're visiting in your lunch hour!

There were 2 choices of starter; lentil soup or goat's cheese mousse, 2 mains; minute steak, salad & fries or seafood tagliatelle (2 courses £9.95) and a choice of desserts, dark sticky toffee pudding or Eton Mess (3 courses for £12.95)
We opted between us, to have all the choices apart from the soup and everything was fresh & delicious. The service from Ryan was excellent and he was able to accommodate all our desires including providing freshly made garlic butter to go with our steak , when we declined the offered red wine sauce. He constantly brought fresh iced water to our table as we needed it, without being asked ( a sign of a good server!).
Coffee was strong & hot too and the ambiance of the restaurant, was calm and easy of the eye. We sat in the small glass roofed conservatory, but the restaurant has a small main room upstairs just off this.
I hope that more people will try this restaurant - it has only been open 6 months and deserves to do well. If you're visiting Exeter or are a resident - please give this place a try and support a new business which deserves to succeeds. We will definitely be back to try the a la carte menu in the evening.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank princesspentium
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gemsexeter, Owner at The Salty Pigeon, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thankyou for your review
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Exeter, England
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Fresh and tasty food with great service”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

I have just shared an enjoyable lunch at The Salty Pigeon with two friends who were visiting Exeter. This was such a good choice offering lovely fresh and tasty food. Goats cheese mousse for starters, steak with salad and seafood tagliatelle for mains and a delicious Eton Mess and a very dark and treacly Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert. All part of the £12.95 three course lunch menu (two course for £9.95). Very friendly owner who went out of his way to accommodate our requests and foibles. Really looking forward to going back in the evening to try the á la carte menu. Such a change to eat in a non-chain restaurant in Exeter.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank SharynF
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gemsexeter, Owner at The Salty Pigeon, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Thanks for the great review.I am glad to hear my son Ryan and Sim looked after you.
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Try the salty pigeon”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

The Salty Pigeon is really very good. We had a great meal there. It is excelllent value for money. The staff are very helpful, service is prompt and courteous and the food is fresh and interesting.
We will return.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank 44tony
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gemsexeter, Owner at The Salty Pigeon, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
All of us at The Salty Pigeon are glad you had a great meal with us.We hope to see you again soon
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