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Cafe Bar & Grill - CLOSED

ABode Hotel Exeter Cathedral Yard | Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HD, England
+44 1392 223626
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good20%
  • Average17%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible19%
23 Sep 2016
“Disatrous service”
16 Sep 2016
“poor service average food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
££ - £££
ABode Hotel Exeter Cathedral Yard | Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HD, England
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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Friday evening as live jazz advertised. Well sort of, if one saxophonist with pre-recorded backing tracks is live. We tried the tapas menu - again sort- of ok but nothing out of the ordinary. Sticky toffee pudding was dry, not sticky and...More

Thank LovelyDevon
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We visited here on a sunny weeknight. Exeter itself was fairly busy that evening but this café was...deserted. There was one other couple in the café and one man sitting at a table outside. We were seated at a comfy table near the bar. We...More

Thank KSc0
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Quite frankly this place trades on the name & view. Poor service (forgetful, long time waiting) was followed by the most mediocre food. And a burnt, unimagintive burger. And expensive. Avoid.

Thank exeterresident
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

We are Exeter residents, stopped off today for lunch and we were so disappointed. Cold coffee, drinks turning up to the table without glasses. Warm BOTTLED beer. The waiting staff were wandering around the place with meals which they didn't know the table. Highly disorganised....More

Thank Slk1001
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch having spent the morning shopping. Great location on Cathedral Yard. We sat inside. Very attentive service and the food came out promptly. The panini was very tasty. Will happily visit again.

Thank Truffle72
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Pretty disappointing lunch stop here today. Spur of the moment decision whilst passing on a nice sunny day-off stroll round town. Grabbed a free table on the busy cobbles outside as it came free, and sat to see if I'd be served....and waited. And a...More

Thank easyslider
Reviewed 9 April 2016

The tea was well made in a generous sized pot and the stained Glas in the Windows offered promise of a great atmosphere that didn't quite deliver. Maybe this wax because the Muzak was totally out of place for a cafe attached to a traditional...More

Thank CustomerConsultant
Reviewed 2 April 2016

My wife and I recently visited the Abode Cafe Bar and Grill and we are delighted to see that they have re-introduced the Divine Dining menu, two courses for around £15 or three for £19. Alice, who is the usual excellent front of house was...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 31 March 2016

On a sunny and warm day in Exeter, I can not think of a better place to relax and let the world pass by than the Cathedral Yard. It is a quiet refuge from the busy town center, sometimes enhanced by talented and inoffensive musicians...More

Thank nagelestock
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Dropped in for a meal after a stressful afternoon. Staff showed us to a lovely cosy table and were very welcoming and attentive throughout the meal. The new menu caters for all tastes and the food was delicious. We came out feeling very mellow and...More

Thank Explorers25
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$12 - US$37
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ABode Hotel Exeter Cathedral Yard | Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 223626
Nestled in Exeter's historic Cathedral Yard, ABode Exeter occupies the city's oldest hotel, bringing chic modern style to its formal surroundings. The hotel's easygoing Café, Bar & Grill is an appealing space for laid-back daytime dining, with a smart menu of international classics that makes the most of succulent local produce and ingredients, all fresh and skilfully prepared by the kitchen staff. Even if you simply pop in for a coffee and a slice of chocolate cake, you can expect the finest coffee in town. Later on, live jazz and music creates an upbeat evening mood and during the summer, food is served in the attractive cobbled seating area with striking views of the beautiful cathedral.
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