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River Exe Cafe

River Exe | The Docks, Exmouth, England
+44 7761 116103
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (113 reviews)
“seafood” (81 reviews)
“samphire” (19 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
River Exe | The Docks, Exmouth, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What can I say, a trip to the River Exe Cafe isn’t just a run of the mill meal with family/friends. It’s a whole experience, from the water taxi ride over there to the wonderful view, and gorgeous food made with local produce you couldn’t...More

Thank Carrie-Ann P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So amazing cannot fault it food was outstanding! staff were amazing!! good company just wow!!! The mussels were incredible, honestly never been anywhere like it and I was bought up In exmouth I am so proud to say I live here especially with the river...More

1  Thank claire1988ebdon
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such a stunning unique setting for a special occasion. The river taxi out and back is part of the experience. The food is always delicious - we've visited 3 or 4 times and always had a lovely meal. This time was a bespoke buffet for...More

Thank Kate W
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing afternoon spent at River Exe Cafe - fabulous food and service on a sunny afternoon. Sublime!!

Thank Claire V
Reviewed yesterday

This is a real treat taken by family whilst on holiday in Budliegh Salterton. The restaurant is moored out on the Exe estuary, A water taxi takes you out from the pier in Exemouth.The food was first class a good menu from fish and chips...More

1  Thank bnews0n
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hi, I and my friends had the time of our lives at this restaurant! Amazing place, food and staff! Love it and we will be coming back! ❤❤❤

Thank Katarina J
Reviewed yesterday

I went for a meal here last weekend with my boyfriend, which we had booked quite a while before, so were really looking forward to it. The weather on the day was terrible so I rang the restaurant just to double check they weren't going...More

Thank JLJ44
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited river exe cafe few days ago with my friends. This was one of my Best dining experience of my life so far! Brilliant friendly service and amazing food!! Well done! Will be back soon!

3  Thank Dalibor D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've visited this gobsmackingly amazing floating restaurant twice over the summer. Great quality, slightly quirky, professional but very friendly! The first time I went I reckoned I had my best meal ever - seafood, chorizo and chicken paella, an outstanding combination of flavours and textures....More

1  Thank jocO9297OH
Reviewed 2 days ago

We come to the River Exe Cafe twice a year, always in June and September. It marks the beginning and end of our Summer and we have been coming for four years. Every time we are made to feel special, the food is amazing, the...More

2  Thank Cathieburgess
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Laura G
28 June 2017|
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Response from RiverExeCafe2014 | Property representative |
Hi, You can certainly take the buggy on the Taxi but were ask if it can be collapsed for the journey due to space. Please let us know if we can help further.
5 June 2017|
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Response from LoriMB | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Sorry I have only just seen this. We stayed at Lympstone Manor which was lovely although quite pricey. I hope you found somewhere suitable.
2 May 2017|
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Response from Nick S | Reviewed this property |
There's a children's Menu and if you don't chose the most expensive items it could be reasonable ranging from 15-25 pound for main meals for adults. There are also some sharing platters available as well
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$54
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: River Exe | The Docks, Exmouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 7761 116103
  • E-mail
The River Exe Cafe is a floating barge just off the Ski lane on the River Exe, and is in the heart of Exmouth’s water sports fraternity, wakeboarding, waterskiing, kayaking, sailing to name just a few, however it is also situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, protected by Natural England. Open from April to September only . The Exe Estuary is home to many rare birds and creatures including Avocets, Osprey and of course our friendly grey seal. With the potential to take up to 100 people on board the Cafe has been designed very much like the “Ski in Ski out” wooden chalets found on the ski slopes of many ski resorts, but with the intention that the quality of food and service exceeds all expectations of the external look and feel. The barge has a licensed bar and covered outdoor space with heaters and indoor seating to relax well into the evening without suffering the cold. Customers to the barge really are of all ages and walks of life, ranging from the usual river users and water sports enthusiasts to bird watchers, artists and holiday makers. Special events such as birthday parties, anniversaries, stag & hen parties to corporate & team building days can be arranged. Private and exclusive use of the barge is also available.
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