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“a little out of the ordinary”
Review of The Hourglass

The Hourglass
Ranked #58 of 535 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Westward Ho, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“a little out of the ordinary”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Have been here a few times when in Exeter for lunch and not surprised it's a favourite with many of the people who work nearby. It still has an old world feel but the menu is imaginative and varied as well as being reasonably priced. Often have to ask what some of the dishes are (obviously don't watch enough celebrity chefs on TV) but have never been disappointed. Great range of wines by the glass from Italy, Spain, France, Argentina etc as well as fine range of whiskeys. Good choice of real ales too. Love the bread (+ olive oil, sea salt and pepper) to nibble before the main dish arrives - nice touch.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Last roast before the summer”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Great rib of beef, roasties, celeriac dauphinoise, roast beets, cabbage and carrots. 2 bottles of Pinot Noir, cheese and biscuits (with butter!!). Feel lovely and full. Thanks to Adam and Ree. Love this place. x

  • Visited June 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Pub in Exeter and the meanest Bloody Marys!”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Great atmosphere with an eclectic mix of customers. Great service, steak and chips with horseradish creme fraiche, melt in the mouth tomato with home made chips, so good I can never choose anything else. Wine list good, beers and Rums and Whiskys you've never heard of but will remember. Always guarenteed for a good night out.

  • Visited June 2013
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Devon
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice quirky surroundings”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

If you fancy something a bit different in quirky surroundings The Hourglass is the place to go. Also quite reasonably priced.

  • Visited November 2012
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Best pub in Exeter”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Fantastic, atmospheric pub, with a really welcoming, quirky interior, great friendly staff and food I can't fault every time I dine here. Sunday lunches are fabulous, a good place to relax and the bloody marys cure the hangover from the night before!

  • Visited May 2013
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