Food & Drink | Posted 08 Feb 2018

Exeter is a lively and attractive city packed with foodie finds to suit all appetites. From traditional country pubs that boast riverside views and a fantastic choice of regional beers, to family-run bistros, popular chain restaurants and stylish cocktail bars – you’re sure to find a restaurant that matches your tastes and budget.

Discover more about the city by sampling its exquisite selection of food and fine dining. Here are 10 of Exeter’s best restaurants to visit in 2018.

Harry’s Restaurant
Harry’s remains a popular foodie hotspot for its quality food and service. Located at the very heart of the city, this family-run restaurant is often praised for its friendly feel and relaxing atmosphere; the perfect setting for laidback lunches and special occasions. Wherever possible, Harry’s source ingredients from nearby farms and local producers to ensure maximum freshness and flavour in every dish.  

Jurys Inn Exeter
Whether you’re seeking a quiet spot to sip coffee and read a book, or a dining experience that promises comfort and considerate customer service, head to Jurys Inn. Here you can escape the hustle and bustle of city life in exchange for great tasting food and a place to relax. Its location is ideal for those looking to kick back and recharge in between exploring Exeter’s rich history and vibrant cultural scene.

The Jack in the Green Inn
Where classic pub grub meets fine dining, the Jack in the Green Inn attracts visitors from far and wide for its innovative menus, good local brews and unwavering commitment to serving only the best local produce. But don’t just take our word for it – this establishment is also both Michelin and Good Food Guide recommended.

Conservatory Restaurant
The combination of history, charm and contemporary dining is what keep customers coming back to the Conservatory; one of Exeter’s most popular eateries. The menu is varied, featuring French and Mediterranean influences in addition to warming traditional English-style dishes. Situated on North Street, the restaurant is conveniently located for those interested in local culture, as there are theatres and galleries right nearby.

Jasmine Thai Restaurant
If you’re craving delicious, authentic Thai food, Jasmine Thai Restaurant is the place to visit. Here you can choose from a menu that offers both traditional and modern dishes (with Eastern and Western influences), and look forward to flavoursome fresh-tasting food that’s sure to excite the palette.

Rendezvous Wine Bar
Nestled at the heart of Exeter's Southernhay area, and only a stone's throw from the Cathedral Yard, this little gem is a haven for food and wine lovers. Its inviting rustic décor and ambient lighting offer a cosy spot for a quick lunch and catch up with friends, or something more formal in the evenings.

A little off the beaten track and away from Exeter’s bustling city centre is @Angelas, a hidden treasure that’s worth discovering for its freshly made and delightfully presented local seafood. In addition to the restaurant’s popular fish dishes such as scallops, turbot and monkfish, there are also delicious meat or game-based options for you to try.

The Puffing Billy
Situated in the beautiful village of Exton and just 15 minutes from Exeter itself, The Puffing Billy prides itself on providing a dynamic, seasonal menu within a relaxed and recently revamped interior. Its beautiful surroundings and warming traditional pub classics suit any occasion, from a family Sunday lunch to a cosy dinner for two.

The Restaurant at the Salutation Inn
Established in the 1720s, the Salutation Inn’s stunning three-story façade stands proudly in the centre of Topsham; a former ship building town located just 15 minutes from Exeter. Once an inn for passing tradesman and seafarers, centuries later, the restaurant continues to dedicate itself to providing the finest ingredients and delectable, carefully prepared dishes to each of its guests.

If exploring Exeter’s café culture is more your style, indulge in some of the region’s best vegetarian and vegan food at the quaint and quirky Herbies. With flavours from around the world and creative dishes aplenty, it’s easy to see why this café by day/restaurant by night is a popular choice among local residents and tourists alike.

Get experiencing the best eateries Exeter has to offer, when you book a stay at Jurys Inn Exeter.

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