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The Book Cover

Portland House, Longbrook Street, Exeter, EX4 6AB

(((** Tapas
Main course: £5
Food spend: £12
Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday: 17:00 - 23:59.

Great food and atmosphere

Adam Baxter 15 March 2017
from exeter

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From the outside The Book Cover appears to be a vintage bookshop.... never judge a book by it’s cover! Step inside and you’ll find it’s a completely different story. You’ll be immersed in the nostalgic atmosphere of a bygone era … Our first class bar specialises in creating tantalising cocktails and craft spirits. We house an extensive range of gins ‘new and old’, boutique beers and a great selection of wines from around the world. The Book Cover is a Speakeasy Bar, the perfect venue to indulge in some clandestine sipping in laid back, atmospheric surroundings.

The Book Cover

Portland House, Longbrook Street, Exeter, EX4 6AB

Contact +44 1392279393

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Customer reviews for The Book Cover

3.1 (((** (based on 8 reviews)
75% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • entertainment (4)
  • trendy (4)
  • dinner (2)
  • large parties (2)
  • luxury (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • romantic (1)
  • value (1)
  • ((*** 28 April 2017 by Debbie Rogers from Exeter

    Difficult to rate the dining experience, as 2hrs before we were supposed to arrive, I was called to say that there was no tapas available. Having not been before, I thought that there maybe other food available, but sadly no. Having not eaten, and trying to celebrate a birthday, we left after one rather expensive drink.

    When we arrived, we were warmly welcomed, but that's where the hospitality ended. It was extremely quiet in there, and we thought someone would come and take our order, after we had found our table but again sadly, no. We had to go to the bar to order our cocktails, and 5 mins after they arrived, a waitress came to ask us if we wanted to open a tab, or could we pay the bill now!

    We were all disappointed with our experience, as we had been really looking forward to our night out.

  • (**** 3 April 2017 by Derwyn Williams from Exeter

    I booked the restaurant on Thursday morning for later that evening (8pm). When we arrived, we waited for 30 minutes to be served. We read the cocktails menu and the small selection of Tapas type food. However, when we asked if there was another food menu, we were informed that the chef had walked out two days before and that you would not be serving food that evening. If I had been informed that this was the situation when I made the booking, then I naturally would not have proceeded to book a table. All in all, a ruined evening.

  • (**** 3 April 2017 by Terri Juleff-skidmore from Exeter

    Had booked for food to receive a call 2 hrs before stating there was a problem with the kitchen therefore food was not an option. As much as I appreciate these things happen, it was disappointing. No offer of a goodwill gesture for the inconvenience caused.

  • (**** 3 April 2017 by Claire Corrie from Exeter

    They called to confirm the booking at 5.20pm and told me kitchen would be closed that evening (table booked for 8pm). As this was arranged for my birthday, to try and find an alternative venue for dinner for 9 on a Saturday night was not good service, I was very upset which no-one seemed to care about and no real apology given, as no sense that they had given bad customer service. Not even offered a complimentary drink as an apology.

  • ((((( 15 March 2017 by Adam Baxter from exeter

    Great food and atmosphere

  • ((((( 11 March 2017 by Adam Tregale from Exeter

    The service was absolutely great! Loved the live magic (although I'm kinda one sided on that, as I a magician myself). Loved the atomosphere and how unique the style is, will definitely be coming back

  • ((((( 4 March 2017 by Nichola Parr from Exeter

    The Book Cover was great. Good atmosphere, lovely tapas, fab staff with a magician & burlesque!!! Unique !!!

  • ((((( 4 March 2017 by Katie Coe from Exeter

    Great mixologist in this bar, amazing cocktails and reasonable price from £8-12. We went for food too and they have a good selection of fish and meat tapas all about £3.50-5 and the ones we ordered were good value for money and tasty. This is more of a drinks place though if you're a real foodie. Great atmosphere and don't forget the visit their fb page for the secret password to enter! We'll go back for sure.

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