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Old Malthouse Bartholomew Street East | The Old Malthouse, Exeter EX4 3BG, England
+44 1392 494455
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (3 reviews)
“pulled pork” (2 reviews)
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Old Malthouse Bartholomew Street East | The Old Malthouse, Exeter EX4 3BG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was told I would be paying sugar tax for a DIET drink so I obviously questioned this & inevitably wasn’t charged the sugar tax - however then I was brought the glass bottle of Diet Coke (that was already open & not opened infront of...More

Thank Tina L
Martin H, General Manager at Zita's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi I am very sorry you didn't fully enjoy your experience when you visited us earlier this week and we apologise if there was some confusion over your Diet Coke With the issue with your bottle of Diet Coke tasting strange again we can only...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On arrival received a very warm welcome from the gentleman who was working, shown straight to our table and drinks ordered and received, The menu choice looked amazing. Meals came and omg there was definitely plenty of it!!! And every bit it tasted yummy! With...More

Thank Karlenesimms
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered stuffed pepper because it sounded tasty on the menu. It turned up in a plastic basket lined with paper that got soggier and soggier, meaning I spent most of my meal picking bits of shredded paper out of my food. The food itself was...More

Thank P B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd previously visited Zita's earlier in the year and had the worst meal I've ever had anywhere. Even though we didn't eat much due to the taste, it tasted funny, my partner threw up on the way home and I was also ill when we...More

Thank Safarihowler
Martin H, General Manager at Zita's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi I am very sorry if you believe that eating with us had made you ill For the record. anything concerning food poisoning to take effect, it will take roughly 6 hours for any symptoms to show and would not happen on your drive home...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We shared a selection of starters/sides - brisket bites, moink balls, halloumi fries, loaded onion rings, loaded hash browns and slaw, everything was delicious. The brisket was so smokey, the moink balls unlike anything I've had before and the hash browns were like American ones,...More

Thank Caroline G
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner, had the mixed tray. Beef brisket was overcooked and dry, the chicken undercooked and the sausage was very low quality. A shame as the pulled pork was excellent as were the drinks and the service.

1  Thank Alexander R
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Went out with 5 friends for dinner. Had the large smoke boards to share. Food was really tasty. Cocktails were nice too. Well priced. Worth a visit.

Thank Jimb83
Martin H, General Manager at Zita's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Thank you for your kind review We look forward to welcomeing all again soon

Reviewed 1 October 2018

We visited this saturday for a private function. One of our party left the building to go outside to smoke, but was then refused re-entry. As I was asking why he could not be re-admitted, two other people re-entered, because apparently they went to move...More

Thank NorthDevonWhitley
Martin H, General Manager at Zita's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Hi I'm very sorry you found our customer service not up to your standards Part of our licencing conditions is that we have to limit entry after 11 pm this is something that we have no control over and have to abide by so we...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Whilst is Devon with my family we were looking for a place to eat dinner, we stumbled upon Zita’s by chance and was pleasantly surprised. As with all places we go, I looked at the reviews and had mixed feelings. But I cannot fault it....More

1  Thank joeflower123
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We had driven by this place many times and decided that it was about time to give it a try and we were pleasantly surprised. We visited early evening on a Thursday and ordered the sharing platter as we both like similar things and we...More

Thank eradford65
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Malthouse Bartholomew Street East | The Old Malthouse, Exeter EX4 3BG, England (Formerly Zita's)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 494455
  • E-mail
At Zita's, we are a smokehouse inspired restaurant and bar, independently owned and we use local suppliers for our food as well as our drinks We also support local artists by displaying their work in our restaurant and give back to the local cumunity as much as we can
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