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The Conservatory

18 North Street, Exeter, EX4 3QS

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

Quiet refined ambience, prompt service and with excellent food beautifully presented.

Tony Smith 04 October 2016
from Seaton, Devon

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

  • dinner (125)
  • lunch (75)
  • romantic (72)
  • private dining (68)
  • value (46)
  • luxury (20)
  • business (19)
  • trendy (16)
  • large parties (12)
  • entertainment (6)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • breakfast (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • ((((( by from londn

    foods are superve. my wife and I enjoyed tasty first dishes and fish main dishes

  • ((((( by from Exeter

    As usual excellent food and service. Loved the crab starter

  • ((((( by from Exmouth

    A pleasant surprise, food was delicious, was visiting fir Dad's birthday and we all felt relaxed and well looked after by your lovely staff. Thank you, I love where we sat upstairs, so nice to have the light shi ning in and mediteranean feel to it.

  • ((((( by from Exeter

    We had a meal at the Conservatory which is one of our favourite restaurants and it was excellent.I had hake and a crab cake and a peanut and salted caramel cheesecake - absolutely lush! The waitress was very helpful and friendly.We will be back.

  • ((((* by from Exeter

    Small restaurant in a not so inviting area. But really nice inside with an extremely friendly service. Food was very good at a very good value

  • ((((* by from Exeter

    A fantastic restaurant great food lovely staff a really pleasant experience.

  • ((((( by from London

    Excellent fish. Service first class.

  • ((((( by from Exeter

    Dinner was superbly cooked & presented whilst the wine list was comprehensive & included some locally produced wines. Overall an excellent experience & good value for money.
    Well done.

  • ((((* by from Bristol

    A little gem in the shadow of a car park-good food with efficient and friendly in a pretty and convenient location. Reasonably priced as well what's not to like?

  • ((((( by from Seaton, Devon

    Quiet refined ambience, prompt service and with excellent food beautifully presented.

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