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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

Very good. Potato and white truffle soup in particular

Surya 13 January 2017
from Teignmouth

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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 184 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (156)
  • lunch (95)
  • romantic (92)
  • private dining (83)
  • value (60)
  • business (25)
  • luxury (24)
  • trendy (18)
  • large parties (16)
  • entertainment (7)
  • afternoon tea (6)
  • breakfast (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • ((((( 18 January 2017 by Simon from Exeter

    Really good dinner as ever we have dined here on many occasions & always recommend the conservatory to both business colegues & friends.

  • ((((( 17 January 2017 by Mike Painter from Exeter

    Our party of 7 had been put together to welcome my youngest daughter's boyfriend to Exeter and to meet him for the first time. Our table was discretely situated in a quite section of the restaurant which was ideal for us. Although very busy, the service we received was perfect - not too quick but not too slow. The food was excellent and comment was made from several eaters of red meat that the fillet steaks were the best they had tasted. All round a first class performance. We will certainly done there again.

  • ((((( 13 January 2017 by Surya from Teignmouth

    Very good. Potato and white truffle soup in particular

  • ((((* 7 January 2017 by Charlie Markey from Exeter

    We both had the venison - fabulous dish! The girls front of house are always polite.

  • ((((( 23 December 2016 by Vincent Huang from Exeter

    Great, excellent, fabulous, only good words for the restaurant!

  • ((((* 22 December 2016 by Tom Jones from Exeter

    Food very good thought presentation could have been better but taste excellent .

  • ((((( 22 December 2016 by Sarah from Exeter

    Lovely setting, quirky layout and great food. Early bird menu is fab value and drinks also reasonably priced.

  • ((((( 22 December 2016 by Julie Bamford from Exeter

    The venison was excellent.

  • ((((( 21 December 2016 by Michael Hauskeller from Exeter

    It's a lovely little restaurant with a unique and welcoming atmosphere. The staff are both very friendly and efficient, and the food is absolutely wonderful and, given the quality, astonishingly cheap.

  • ((((( 17 December 2016 by Lizzie Brayley from Exeter

    Great service, lovely food

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