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Lazy Toad Inn

Brampford Speke, Exeter, EX5 5DP

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Main course: £15
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30 - 14:30 & 18:30 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 14:00

An enjoyable lunch break with friendly staff and good quality food

Chris White 18 February 2017
from Exeter

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A classic country pub, The Lazy Toad Inn Exeter has earned a place in the Michelin Guide with its hearty British and European menu. Housed in an 18th-century, Grade II-listed building, this character-packed pub also boasts a peaceful beer garden.

Favourites on The Lazy Toad menu include loin of pork with Jerusalem artichoke purée, salt-baked celeriac and red wine salsify, blue cheese and hazelnut tortellini with crispy kale, and classic fish and chips served with minted mushy peas and hand-cut chips. Amongst the indulgent desserts, savour glazed banana loaf with peanut butter ice cream, or lemon posset with passion fruit jelly and shortbread biscuit.

With open fires and original features, The Lazy Toad in Brampford Speke is a charmingly rustic venue serving English and international wines, and local ales. Sunday roasts are also a firm favourite.

The Lazy Toad Inn Devon sits in an idyllic village on the banks of the River Exe. Exeter is just a 15-minute drive away.

Lazy Toad Inn

Brampford Speke, Exeter, EX5 5DP

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Customer reviews for Lazy Toad Inn

4.4 (((() (based on 98 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (64)
  • dinner (58)
  • romantic (27)
  • value (27)
  • private dining (22)
  • al fresco (19)
  • child friendly (17)
  • large parties (13)
  • luxury (13)
  • business (10)
  • views (10)
  • trendy (8)
  • afternoon tea (7)
  • breakfast (5)
  • entertainment (4)
  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Claire Crebo from Thorverton

    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We did ask to move tables as the original table allocated was the long table with a bench backing onto the radiator which really wasn't comfortable. We were very happy with the alternative table and thank you for your patience! We loved the ambience and decor. All four of us had 3 courses and thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful. The service was friendly, efficient and discreet. It is quite some time since we have been to the Lazy Toad as we were not always happy with the menu and food combinations previously but we will be returning. Thank you for a very enjoyable evening.

  • ((((( 18 February 2017 by Phil Daniels from Exeter

    Excellent food, especially the fillet of beef. And the Devonshire cheesecake is a stunning dessert.

  • ((((( 18 February 2017 by Chris White from Exeter

    An enjoyable lunch break with friendly staff and good quality food

  • (((** 15 February 2017 by Linda Fox from Exeter

    We had a poor experience this time unlike our previous visit. It was cold and the fire would not stay in. The service was not particularly good. Starters were excellent but the two members of our party who chose fish and chips rather than from the specials board were very disappointed. They were not just average they were poor. The batter tasted weird. It was a Thursday in Winter so appreciate that it would be quiet but all the more reason for us to get better attention.

  • ((((( 12 February 2017 by Jason Mitchell from Exeter

    Food was fantastic

  • ((((( 11 February 2017 by Lois Clarke from Exeter

    A superb meal at your normal high standard. Warm, comfortable atmosphere and excellent service.....

  • ((((( 7 February 2017 by Susan from Plymouth

    We went for a Sunday lunch and had the roast beef - best cooked beef we've had for a long time, pink with a very tasty gravy. The chocolate pot was also very good - glad we ordered two! Customer service was excellent. It was very busy, so ensure you precook.

  • ((((* 2 February 2017 by Ann Hildred from Exeter

    Took my daughter and granddaughter for lunch. Enjoyed it very much.

  • ((((( 29 January 2017 by Molly Rooke from Exeter

    Excellent restaurant, excellent food. The staff were very polite and helpful and it was a fantastic evening.

  • ((((( 24 January 2017 by The Olivers from Exeter

    Brilliant meal - roast turkey and pork were great and sea bass, sublime!
    Puddings were perfect, too.
    Service and welcome were great and had a lovely time!

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