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The Conservatory

18 North Street, Exeter, EX4 3QS

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  •  - Devon
  • The Conservatory - Devon
  • The Conservatory - Devon
  • The Conservatory - Devon
Average
Main course: £18
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 - 21:00

Our party of 4 all had various starters, mains and desserts here and none of us could fault it. The food was some of the nicest I’ve had for a long time, all presented beautifully and excellent flavours. We will certainly be returning.

Kayleigh 18 June 2018
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

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Customer reviews for The Conservatory

4.7 (((() (based on 361 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (301)
  • lunch (179)
  • romantic (166)
  • private dining (141)
  • value (122)
  • business (47)
  • luxury (41)
  • trendy (32)
  • large parties (21)
  • entertainment (11)
  • afternoon tea (10)
  • breakfast (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((( 24 June 2018 by W from Exeter

    I always love the food and the atmosphere here

  • ((((( 18 June 2018 by Kayleigh from Exeter

    Our party of 4 all had various starters, mains and desserts here and none of us could fault it. The food was some of the nicest I’ve had for a long time, all presented beautifully and excellent flavours. We will certainly be returning.

  • ((((( 17 June 2018 by Melanie from Chichester

    There is a lovely, relaxed atmosphere in this quirky restaurant, where delicious food is served by the friendly staff. We try to ensure to book a table every time we visit Exeter.

  • ((((( 15 June 2018 by Sarah-Jane from Exeter

    Fantastic as usual. Excellent food, good quality and delicious. Lovely relaxed atmosphere with friendly, helpful staff.

  • (((** 14 June 2018 by Cathy from Exeter

    Service was not up to the usual excellent standard on this occasion and for the first time ever, I had to send my main course back. I know its trendy to serve meat pink, but please, NOT PORK! (Starter was delicious though).
    Hope this was a one off as this is normally one of the nicest places in town.

  • ((((( 13 June 2018 by PM from Exeter

    Good atmosphere, friendly attentive staff. Good choice on the menu, wine a reasonable price.

  • ((((( 11 June 2018 by Kim from Exeter

    I think the conservatory is a brilliant restaurant. It is the best in exeter by far. It deserves a Michelin star in my opinion.

  • ((((( 11 June 2018 by Sarah from Exeter

    Another brilliant evening

  • ((*** 6 June 2018 by Sarah from Findon

    Was expecting a more Michelin star experience or at least fine dining from the website. Venue small and very limited up staircases, food disappointing..

  • ((((( 5 June 2018 by Katie from Exeter

    We always enjoy our dinners at The Conservatory. We like the Hake and the Asparsgus starter on Saturday night was amazing. The food is consistently good. The fact that you are brought bread and olives to nibble while you contemplate your dinner is a nice touch. The staff are very pleasant and obliging and the atmosphere is peaceful and unhurried. Cannot really fault The Conservatory.

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