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The Book Cover

Portland House, Longbrook Street, Exeter, EX4 6AB

((((* Tapas
  • The Book Cover - Devon
  • The Book Cover - Devon
  • The Book Cover - Devon
  • The Book Cover - Devon
  • The Book Cover - Devon
  • The Book Cover - Devon
  • The Book Cover - Devon
  • The Book Cover - Devon
  • The Book Cover - Devon
  • The Book Cover - Devon
  • The Book Cover - Devon
  • The Book Cover - Devon
  • The Book Cover - Devon
  • The Book Cover - Devon
  • The Book Cover - Devon
  • The Book Cover - Devon
Average
Main course: £5
Food spend: £12
Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday: 17:00 - 23:59.

The dishes were much bigger than regular tapas so we ordered and ate too much. The air conditioning was rather fierce. The magician made it feel like a proper night out.

Jeanette Knight 17 June 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

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3.9 ((((* (based on 20 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • entertainment (12)
  • trendy (11)
  • dinner (6)
  • large parties (6)
  • romantic (6)
  • luxury (5)
  • private dining (3)
  • value (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • lunch (1)
  • (((** 25 June 2017 by Danielle Hallford from Exeter

    Love the decor and the people really friendly good service fries too salty. Shame no entertainment thought they'd be a singer or musican or dancers (not strippers) as weeknights have things on but not Saturday. Was very disappointed in this sense as found people only stayed for a drink and we were only Ones staying and eating, a singer/ entertainment would have encouraged people to stay all night! Especially if staff acted as a role really like it Is speakeasy, maybe with an acting energy i.e. Give name for reservation with password at the end and librarian acting like real librarian. Feel entertainment would encourage people to stay and travel to go like we did, (we travelled 2:30 hours to go) thus people would spend more. Not sure if recommend as it seems like any other cocktail bar think it has so much potential to be unique and a top sought after location just needs an entertainment tweak.

  • ((((( 21 June 2017 by Claire Griffith from Exeter

    I came here for the first time with my husband to celebrate my birthday - on entering we were greeted by "Ms Labrowski" and shown to our table. Due to being a quiet weekday evenings, offered one of the VIP booths. This really has been thoughtfully decorated and there is definitely a feel of 1920s Speakeasy I would say. Great background music. As only a couple of other tables occupied, there was not the atmosphere perhaps of a busy bar, however we were made welcome and service great. Being a Tues, this was Classic Film Showing night - nice touch with popcorn pot offered. We ate several Tapas dishes to go with the cocktails and enjoyed everything. Price-wise it was not cheap however quality is there and this was after all a celebration! Would definitely return but will try a busier night with magician etc to get a different take on it.

  • ((((( 17 June 2017 by Jeanette Knight from Exeter

    The dishes were much bigger than regular tapas so we ordered and ate too much. The air conditioning was rather fierce. The magician made it feel like a proper night out.

  • ((((( 16 June 2017 by Paulette Bristow from Exeter

    Fantastic night, a classy joint offering escapism for a few lovely hours. Staff service impeccable, especially cocktail guy, very knowledgeable. Food fantastic, drank cocktails in a private booth whilst listening to live jazz. Superb

  • ((((( 27 May 2017 by Susan Hunter from Exeter

    Brilliant night and atmosphere delicious cocktails magician was amazing

  • ((((( 26 May 2017 by Carole Mcnamara from Exeter

    Lovely attention to detail, the Art Deco theme throughout, even the back ground music was of the right era. The tapas was delicious and the cocktails delightful.
    Would We go again, you bet we will.

  • ((((( 19 May 2017 by Lydia Brammer from Exmouth

    We had a great time at The Book Cover last night! Amazing cocktails, delicious food, fabulous band - what isn't there to love?

  • ((((( 19 May 2017 by Carl Knill from Exeter

    First visit to The Book Cover, loved it.
    Cocktails were amazing and tapas lovely especially the calamari. We will be back

  • ((((* 14 May 2017 by George from Exeter

    It was okay but a bit underwhelming and didn't quite meet the hype. The password entry was cool, but the atmosphere wasn't quite there. The drinks were nice, but were a bit pretentious and overpriced. Service was good though - staff were very attentive and knowledgeable.

  • ((((* 7 May 2017 by Lyvia from Amsterdam

    Very cool and trendy place. They serve tasty small dishes, which I would not compare with proper Spanish tapas but they are very good small bites. The confit lamb burger was definitely my favourite one. The cocktails are very good as well. The atmosphere felt special. Although it is a bit pricey, I think it is a pretty good place to spend an evening with friends or as a couple.

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