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Southernhay House

36 Southernhay East, Exeter, EX1 1NX

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  • Southernhay House - Devon
  • Southernhay House - Devon
  • Southernhay House - Devon
  • Southernhay House - Devon
  • Southernhay House - Devon
  • Southernhay House - Devon
  • Southernhay House - Devon
  • Southernhay House - Devon
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 21:30.

Beautiful food cooked perfectly

Debbie 04 June 2019
from Swindon

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Southernhay House offers simply cooked, clean and delicious food in Exeter city centre. Freshly prepared, dishes are packed with local ingredients.

The Southernhay House menu changes regularly to ensure dishes feature the best local produce Exeter and Devon has to offer. The club menu is available throughout the day and evening and the seasonal menu serves up the freshest market produce of the day.

The bar at Southernhay House offers a range of fizz, beers and cocktails, whilst diners can eat al fresco on the beautiful veranda or terrace in the green oasis of the garden.

A relaxed spot for all-day dining, Southernhay House is a stone's throw from the historic Exeter Cathedral, and only 8 minutes' walk from Exeter Central Rail Station.

Southernhay House

36 Southernhay East, Exeter, EX1 1NX

Contact +44 1392439000

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Customer reviews for Southernhay House

4.1 ((((* (based on 14 reviews)
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Recommended for

  • dinner (9)
  • lunch (7)
  • private dining (5)
  • romantic (5)
  • business (4)
  • luxury (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( 4 June 2019 by Debbie from Swindon

    Beautiful food cooked perfectly

  • (**** 3 June 2019 by Sarah from Exeter

    Staff lovely. Setting beautiful. Food extremely poor. Cheap ingredients badly cooked. V disappointing

  • ((((( 27 May 2019 by Martin from Exeter

    A lovely meal in a very relaxed environment. Small but perfectly-formed menu. Dishes not too large, so we able to fit in four courses! Lovely selection of wines.

  • ((*** 23 May 2019 by Maya from Exeter

    I came to Southernhay House to treat my partner to a Birthday dinner.

    Upon arrival the restaurant seemed clean, was quiet but the staff were welcoming.

    The only redeeming factor about the visit was the staff. I have a feeling they know how bad the restaurant is as they looked embarrassed when they delivered the food.

    We ordered from the a la carte menu, which was slim pickings anyway. The food was expensive so we expected quality.

    Much to my disappointment the potted shrimp was rubbery and bland. The cheese custard was basic to say the least.

    We ordered everything in the beginning and so steak was to come next. The chips were quite clearly oven chips and we were informed there had been an 'incident' with the mushrooms so we couldn't have the sauce it was meant to come in. The ketchup was Heinz on a silver dish.

    Essentially Southernhay House needs to stop pretending they are fine dining. Call a spade a spade Southernhay House.

    Fine if you want bland food and oven chips then pay over £100 for the pleasure.

    Poor staff, I'd be embarrassed to deliver that food to a table!

  • ((((( 20 August 2018 by Nigel from Exeter

    Loved the meal, menu slightly restricted but it did have fish, meat and vegetarian. Nice place, we had one issue with the music being too loud and staff quickly dealt with it. Great will come again.

  • ((((( 20 August 2018 by James from London

    The restaurant is beautiful and situated close to the cathedral, but tucked away and in a tranquil location.

    We were fortunate enough to have a sunny evening so could sit on the veranda for dinner. The food was perfectly sized and balanced, and the service was friendly and perfectly timed. The lady who welcomed us (and I assume is the owner) was particularly friendly and made us feel very welcome.

    Great wine selection – we picked one of "Liam"'s bottle of Sauvignon Blank and thoroughly enjoyed it!

  • (**** 27 June 2018 by Aiden from Exeter

    Lunch on the terrace. Great food and service

  • ((((( 3 June 2018 by Anneli from Guildford

    Lovely locally sourced produce, great service and probably one of the best breakfasts I’ve had anywhere .. they also do a great negroni cocktail!

  • ((((( 15 May 2018 by David from MILTON KEYNES

    The occasions was a surprise 21st dinner for my daughter during her exams. The restaurant team were amazingly helpful and reserved a table in the bar, met my daughter and brought her to our table with drinks ready to serve when she arrived and helped with photographs. The staff made sure our glasses were never empty which is always a good sign for me. The food was very good and the dinner service was excellent as well. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening which was helped enormously by the restaurant team.

  • ((((( 14 February 2018 by Amanda from Swindon

    The welcome was warm and the bar area treatise an modern. A good range of pre dinner drinks. The menu had a reasonable choice and was cooked to perfection. The service was spot on and there was a lovely open fire.
    The dining room is small so there will never be a lot of you dining at one time. Then chef came out at the end of the evening to answer questions and to check you had enjoyed your food. That was a nice touch.

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