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Conservatory Restaurant - Exeter

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18 North Street | Exeter, Exeter EX4 3QS, England
+44 1392 273858
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I arranged my wife’s 70th birthday party on last Saturday evening at the Conservatory, booking a table for 12 family and friends. The service, food, wine, and ambience were all first rate. I particularly appreciate the attention to the details I requested, (the presentation of the cake, meeting the guests with drinks, and allowing us to change seats between courses... More 

Thank FirebeanExeter
Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the conservatory for a belated valentines lunch with my husband yesterday. We wanted a nice white table cloth lunch somewhere that wasn't a chain and out of the hustle and bustle. We had a fantastic meal , absolutely outstanding food, and enjoyed a good selection of wines by the glass. I ate from the early bird menu which was... More 

Thank Victoria S
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Normally go to Cote when in town but fancied something different and checked Trip Advisor and this came up with a good rating . Doesn't look much from outside , and odd entering , however... When you go through you are in a very nice welcoming g eating area, quickly and very well greeted and seated. Water, Olives and Bread... More 

Thank AndyTraynor
Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Was there mid-week while on a business trip in Exeter. After having had our fill of pub-grub we were after higher quality fare. This place delivered. It's a quirky layout for a restaurant. Space space which was bright and cozy. I had the Bacon wrapped Venison with poached pears in Red Wine reduction. I didn't expect the dish to be... More 

Thank Stahl_D
Exeter, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

On our most recent visit we took advantage of the set lunch menu which was incredibly good value for money. It's a little off the beaten track in an unpromising looking street but well worth seeking out.

Thank Ade B
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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336 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had a great dinner on our visit to Exeter for Christmas shopping. It was very busy with parties but they did very well to attend to everyone without too much of a wait. The food was great and very tasty and we will definitely be back again on our next visit to the city.

Thank MarkCornwall_UK
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We had lunch for a special occasion. Delicious food and attentive service despite the restaurant being full. And very good value!

Thank Brian j
Brixham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Both the food and service were exceptional. Booked for evening meal after reading previous reviews and so pleased we did. The food was outstanding, one of the best meals ever, would recommend both the venison and the pork. The service was quick, friendly and helpful, especially impressive as they were also looking after a large group of 15-20 at the... More 

Thank CLD6
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

As someone who has been an infrequent dinner since it opened 14 years ago, I welcomed the opportunity to call in for lunch on a rare visit to Exeter. I have always liked the way the Conservatory has managed to combine a fine dining experience with a relaxed, and almost informal setting, this remains as true under the present owners... More 

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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Ate here last night for anniversary dinner. Food was amazing. Really recommend this restaurant. Service great too.

Thank Alice C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$32
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 North Street | Exeter, Exeter EX4 3QS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 273858
For a taste of the Mediterranean without leaving the West Country look no further than Exeter’s The Conservatory. With huge windows obscured by white blinds, tall exotic plants and Swedish-meets-French countryside painted furniture you almost feel it would be a shame to call in after sunset. But come in for dinner and you’ll find yourself in an intimate and romantic setting perfect for that relaxed dinner to help you forget about bills, work and worries. Sail away on a culinary cruise through Europe as the menu takes you from Britain via France and in to Italy and beyond with plenty of local ingredients to keep the flavours fresh and delicious.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?