Places to go out & eat & drink in Exeter
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Exeter

Places to eat & drink in Exeter.

An intimate and sometimes charming capital city, Exeter is particularly noted for its great Norman cathedral whose diamond-shaped close contains properties that hark back to the Middle Ages; Molls Old Coffee House, for example, was built in 1596. The cathedral itself is a marvel of medieval stained glass and has a jaw dropping vaulted ceiling.

The city centre had to be largely rebuilt after being bombed in World War 11 but it still has many reminders of its ancient past; the White Hart Hotel dates to the 14th century and other buildings have Tudor origins. In some places the old Roman wall that once encircled the city is clearly visible. Down at the quayside are restored maritime warehouses. The old Customs House dates to 1680.

The city started life as the stronghold of the Dumnonii tribe of Celts but fell into the hands of the Romans and later the Saxons under Alfred the Great. Its 14th century Guildhall is one of Britain's oldest municipal buildings and the Ship Inn is reputed to have been a favourite with local adventurer Sir Francis Drake. Historic attractions include underground passages, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and the 11th century Benedictine priory of St Nicholas.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Exeter or surrounding areas.

Exeter Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Food Outlets, etc


12 Lower North Street, Exeter, EX4 3ET
Tel: 01392 435953

An excellent modern menu with a traditional approach. For a great eating out experience in a relaxed and cosy atmosphere. Parties welcome. À la carte meals and daily specials. Large wine selection - 30 varieties. Friendly & locally owned.
Type: Restaurant

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The Lamb Inn

Longdown, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7SR
Tel: 01392 811711

Bar and Restaurant food 7 days a week, lunchtimes and evenings. Only ten minutes from the city on the B3212 Exeter to Moretonhampstead scenic route to the Moor.
Type: Restaurant, Pub/Inn

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Hanson's Family Restaurant

2 Cathedral Close, Exeter, EX1 1EZ
Tel: 01392 276913    Fax: 01392 491243     E-mail:

We have a children's menu and baby changing room. We cater for all - from business tycoons to modest families - from kids to old age pensioners - we love them all!
Type: Restaurant

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21 Gandy Street, Exeter
Tel: 01392 491411

Crêperie & Bar specialising in traditional Brittany style galettes and crêpes & open every day for lunches & evening meals or just coffees and teas. Cripes! is one of Exeter's most popular speciality restaurants. Try our lunchtime and afternoon special set menus. Fully licensed so you can drink without having to eat. Cripes! - not just any old crêpe!!
Type: Restaurant

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