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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

The good was excellent, service very good. Appreciated the birthday table glitter! Highlights were the honeycomb with the brulee and the mustard with the gin-cured salmon & cooked to perfection asparagus and eggs.

Jackie Sears 20 May 2017
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 248 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (205)
  • lunch (121)
  • romantic (115)
  • private dining (99)
  • value (79)
  • business (29)
  • luxury (28)
  • trendy (22)
  • large parties (16)
  • entertainment (8)
  • afternoon tea (6)
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  • child friendly (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((( 21 May 2017 by Leah Kenny from Exeter

    Just love this restaurant and the fact that it is a independent rather than all the chains taking over. Friendly service , comfortable and not stuffy atmosphere and above all just really good non pretentious food. The salted caramel ganache finished my week off and I've been dreaming of it !! ??

  • ((((( 20 May 2017 by Jackie Sears from Exeter

    The good was excellent, service very good. Appreciated the birthday table glitter! Highlights were the honeycomb with the brulee and the mustard with the gin-cured salmon & cooked to perfection asparagus and eggs.

  • ((((( 14 May 2017 by Andrew Clemens from Exeter

    Excellent food, casual atmosphere, good service, what's not to like.

  • ((((( 13 May 2017 by Kate from Exeter

    Excellent! Went for my sister's birthday and they had decorated the table and put a candle in her pudding! Great service, lovely food, amazing value.

  • ((((* 8 May 2017 by John Clements from Exeter

    We booked a table for two on our first wedding anniversary. We had a lovely evening. There was a good menu with plenty of choice and options that suited us both. The food was of excellent quality and at a reasonable price. The ambience was good and we were able to chat to other restaurant users without it seeming to be inappropriate. The service was friendly and efficient. All in all a really good night and we will certainly be going back.

  • ((((( 7 May 2017 by Ellie Greensmith from Exeter

    Very welcoming and friendly staff.
    Delicious, well presented food.
    Quick service.
    Free nibbles (bread and olives) to start.
    Nice atmosphere and decor.

  • ((((( 6 May 2017 by TRACY from EXETER

    Excellent as always.

  • ((((( 5 May 2017 by Mary Fox from Exeter

    Very goo, enjoyable and interesting dishes, and quite a quirky restaurant in the centre of the city.

  • ((((* 3 May 2017 by Carol Maden from Exeter

    Excellent service, consistently good menu and dishes. Quiet,relaxed atmosphere and no loud music.

  • ((((( 30 April 2017 by Michael Hauskeller from Exeter

    The best restaurant in town: great food for a reasonable price and excellent, very prompt and friendly service. Also very accommodating: it was no problem at all to get a vegan alternative to the standard two-course menu. Our teenage daughter, who is vegan, said her onion and mushroom tart was the best tart she ever had.

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