- Main course: £18
- Food spend: £30
- Opening hours
- Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 - 21:00
Amazing food and service, top quality, even allowed my father to come in through a side door to avoid some small steps. Will definitely visit here again!
20 August 2018
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.
18 North Street, Exeter, EX4 3QS
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Customer reviews for The Conservatory
((((( 4 August 2018 by Brian from Exeter
Excellent food and service. Great quiet atmosphere in a unique setting.
((((( 30 July 2018 by Britt from Exeter
Excellent food! Eaten here a couple of years ago it was excellent then and not dissapointed this time, highly recommend
((((* 23 July 2018 by Rhona from Exeter
The food was outstanding at The Conservatory. One of the best meals I have had. The
((((( 23 July 2018 by Nik from Exeter
Lovely food well presented in a lovely furnished restaurant
((((( 17 July 2018 by Rachel from Marlow
A small and quirky layout in the restaurant gives an intimate feel. The service was friendly and professional: a bottle of water arrived immediately and as soon as we ordered, complementary bread and olives were served which were very welcome. My son declared the lamb to be the most tender he had eaten and the plaice and cod dishes were delicious with a generous side of fresh vegetables included. Good to see local wines on the menu. Deserts were superb and generously portioned. Overall an excellent experience for a birthday treat. The bill was very reasonable given the quality of the food partly because the wines were not outrageously priced.
((((( 17 July 2018 by PM from Exeter
Great menu, good atmosphere, quality well presented food and value for money!
((((( 17 July 2018 by John from Nottingham
Welcoming staff and excellent food
((((( 12 July 2018 by Robert from Bradenton
((((( 9 July 2018 by Yve from Exeter
Excellent experience. In the terrific heat we were kept cool. Service was friendly and efficient. Food was excellent - both diners had fish which was perfectly cooked.
All in all I am a convert. My dining partner live in London and dines out regularly. She was impressed. Terrific value for money.
((((( 6 July 2018 by Andrew from Exeter
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