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The Conservatory

18 North Street, Exeter, EX4 3QS

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

Delicious meal in a small but bright and airy dining room. The restaurant is central but in a not particularly attractive location with an unassuming entrance - that should not put you off however. We had a very good dinner with friendly and attentive service. Would highly recommend.

Kim 21 July 2017
from Harpenden

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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

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Customer reviews for The Conservatory

4.7 (((() (based on 268 reviews)
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  • dinner (223)
  • lunch (132)
  • romantic (124)
  • private dining (106)
  • value (86)
  • business (33)
  • luxury (29)
  • trendy (24)
  • large parties (17)
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  • afternoon tea (6)
  • breakfast (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((( 21 July 2017 by Kim from Harpenden

    Delicious meal in a small but bright and airy dining room. The restaurant is central but in a not particularly attractive location with an unassuming entrance - that should not put you off however. We had a very good dinner with friendly and attentive service. Would highly recommend.

  • ((((( 13 July 2017 by Patricia Gibson from Somerset

    Delicious food which is very good value for money in pleasant surroundings with excellent service.

  • ((((( 9 July 2017 by Peter Morrish from Exeter

    Been here before never fails to please,always intend to have two courses end up having three classy food and friendly service

  • ((((* 9 July 2017 by David Baldock from Exeter

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  • ((((( 4 July 2017 by Elaine Willey from Exeter

    We very much enjoyed our first visit to The Conservatory. Excellent food and service. We liked the panelling and old joinery.

  • ((((( 2 July 2017 by Ian Briggs from Weston super Mare

    The food and service was exceptional

  • ((((* 30 June 2017 by Sarah Hogg from Exeter

    We had a very good meal and the food excellent. Service a bit too efficient, it felt like they wanted us out quite quickly. There was a table of 15 or so quite close who were very noisy which did spoil the occasion somewhat. I would go again but the venue is too small to hold large parties as it loses its intimacy

  • ((((( 27 June 2017 by Kimina from Exeter

    Another lovely lunch in a relaxing and calming setting with great food and service. The lunchtime 2 course deal is super value for money.

  • ((((( 24 June 2017 by Anand Chopra-mcgowan from London

    Great service, amazing food, cozy interiors.

  • ((((( 24 June 2017 by Nigel Hanson from Chichester

    Second visit to Exeter this year and second visit to The Conservatory. We loved it the first time and it didn't disappoint this time. The menu selection is excellent and the food delicious. Couldn't fault it and the staff are efficient and very friendly.

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