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The Conservatory

18 North Street, Exeter, EX4 3QS

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

Excellent meal attentive staff lovely food really good size meat portion for the carnivores amongst us.

Throughly enjoyed it really good value for money.

Philip Olver 24 December 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 316 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (262)
  • lunch (153)
  • romantic (145)
  • private dining (126)
  • value (103)
  • business (38)
  • luxury (34)
  • trendy (30)
  • large parties (20)
  • entertainment (10)
  • afternoon tea (7)
  • breakfast (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((* 12 January 2018 by Sarah Taylor from Exeter

    The service was excellent, really efficient and friendly, the food was very good indeed too!

  • ((((( 24 December 2017 by Zoe Lentle from Exeter

    Myself and a friend had lunch here to celebrate Christmas and a personal reason the staff were friendly and helpful we enjoyed our couple of hours eating beautiful prepared and cooked food and will definitely come back x

  • ((((* 24 December 2017 by Victoria Jones from Exeter

    All very good.

  • ((((( 24 December 2017 by Neil Gibbins from Exeter

    Great food, lovely service.

  • ((((( 24 December 2017 by Philip Olver from Exeter

    Excellent meal attentive staff lovely food really good size meat portion for the carnivores amongst us.

    Throughly enjoyed it really good value for money.

  • ((((( 22 December 2017 by John Lewis from Tavistock

    Early bird menu was excellent value for money, with a good choice of starters and main courses. Service was very good too. Not surprised the place was busy even at 6 45 in the evening. Will definitely go again.

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Brian from EXETER

    All I can say the whole experience was excellent will book again.

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Lynne Maclean from Exeter

    This was my first visit. Excellent food and service - will go back again for sure.

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by John Rogers from Exeter

    Excellent meal , excellent service , could not recommend highly enough.

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Linda Sewell from Reading

    This was a return visit, having dined here a number of times over previous 4 or 5 years, the welcome, service and standard of food was as always excellent.

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