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The Conservatory

18 North Street, Exeter, EX4 3QS

(((() British
Main course: £18
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 - 21:00

Enjoyed a very good meal last night with friends. Excellent staff - very attentive

Jane Challacombe 24 November 2016
from Exeter

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One of Exeter’s longest-standing and most renowned restaurants, The Conservatory building dates back to 1600, and boasts an original, restored Tudor panel wall in the dining room. The menu fuses using classic English cuisine with an innovative Mediterranean influence, resulting in imaginative, modern European fare.

Seared scallops with blood orange and bok choi and Cornish crab arancini with apple salsa exemplify the restaurant’s quirky take on favourite dishes. Hearty dishes such as braised blade of beef with swede and smoked cheddar gratin are just as popular.

Iced peanut butter parfait with dark chocolate ganache and banana curd is a must-try dessert on The Conservatory menu. Early bird and express lunch menus are readily available, alongside a substantial wine list. Award-winning, local organic ales can also be sipped alongside the food.

True to its name, The Conservatory in Exeter boasts light and airy surroundings, creating a bright, relaxed setting. With Exeter Cathedral on its doorstep, The Conservatory is found just a 6-minute walk away from Exeter Train Station.

The Conservatory

18 North Street, Exeter, EX4 3QS

Contact +44 1392273858

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Customer reviews for The Conservatory

4.7 (((() (based on 168 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (143)
  • lunch (84)
  • romantic (82)
  • private dining (76)
  • value (54)
  • business (22)
  • luxury (21)
  • trendy (17)
  • large parties (13)
  • entertainment (6)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • breakfast (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • ((((( 5 December 2016 by Michael Bloss from London Borough of Croydon

    Brilliant experience. Service very efficient and friendly. My fillet steak was cooked to perfection. Will definitely come again.

  • ((((( 5 December 2016 by Angela Manley from Exeter

    Excellent as always, our favourite restaurant in exeter, loved the beef dish, lovely wine
    Will be back on our next visit to exeter

  • ((((( 5 December 2016 by Ben Knight from Exeter

    Excellent food, service and value as ever

  • ((((( 4 December 2016 by Michael from Crediton

    The quality of the food was excellent , service was very friendly and the atmosphere was welcoming,

  • ((((( 4 December 2016 by Lauren Marriott from Exeter

    Lovely atmosphere. Delicious meals all round with real flair. Excellent value for money. Attentive staff.

  • ((((( 2 December 2016 by Julie Lowe from Cambridge

    Really lovely lunch, incredible value- fab food, decor, staff and ambience.

  • ((((( 28 November 2016 by Lauren Stone from Exeter

    Excellent food and great service.

  • ((((( 28 November 2016 by Kerry Martin from Plymouth

    excellent service excellent food. always book here when visit Exeter my fav!!

  • ((((( 24 November 2016 by Jane Challacombe from Exeter

    Enjoyed a very good meal last night with friends. Excellent staff - very attentive

  • ((((( 21 November 2016 by Richard Ciechan from Exeter

    We had a great visit to the restaurant; we'd been before and will definitely be going again. The early-bird menu is incredible value, but that aside, the quality of the food and the general ambience make this, for us, one of the area's best restaurants - a bit of a hidden gem! The quirky, cosy decor is very relaxing and the staff are friendly and attentive. It has everything one could wish for from a good restaurant.

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