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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find , after walking round looking for a place to eat that didn't serve all the same food as other places we found Abys , at first we were a little daunted as it was packed , but we liked the menu and...decided to try and get a table. We were shown to a table in a side room and the young lady gave us chance to settle before taking our drinks order, she gave us a menu and explained the ordering process. We noticed on entering that they did a full carvery but my granddaughter had already spotted her favourite meal , chicken skewers in pitta , I found my favourite dish , slow cooked belly pork. I have to say the food was exceptional ,it arrived very hot , well presented and it was excellent , full of flavour and a full plate. I highly recommend Abys for really good food .More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Has a Seafront location with sea view & some outside seating. Staff pleasant. Coffee reasonably good. Some dishes lacked a certain presentation. Cleanliness not quite what I hope to see.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Come here reasonably regular as the staff are so friendly and the food fantastic. Husband's birthday today so was an obvious choice for us for lunch. Both of us had the belly pork, mash, peas and lovely apple gravy. Had it on many occasions before...and never been disappointed. So tender it just melts in your mouth. Will no doubt be there again very soon. Cheers all.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I called in here today for two take away lattes, just a small insignificant order. They were short staffed and apologised that I would have to wait. I was served by a lovely Italian guy? who couldn’t have been nicer to me. Made me and...my husband a delicious hot latte with a little biscuit to take out and all with a smile. Next time I visit Exmouth I will be sure to return to try the food too. Such a pleasure today for ‘just a coffee’More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for Mother’s Day lunch. What can I say but, a great roast dinner (Carvery) And the staff were excellent, very friendly and attentive. Great place, would highly recommend 🤗

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024 via mobile

My friend and I went there for an impromptu Sunday lunch. There were 3 choice of meats and the portion size for a small plate was decent. The choice of veg was good and all very tasty! The place was busy and the staff were...very friendly and efficient.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024 via mobile

Unexpected gem! Vast choice of dishes - had roast dinner which was delicious! Huge Specials board too! Great service! Only 1 tiny flaw, the ketchup on table was a little strange, which only bothered my 11 year old !!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024

Lovely people,however we stopped going because they seemed to have a bit of a thing about sticking mayo on the meal without asking,I cant stand the stuff so found it somewhat annoying.Anyway today we popped in for the first time in ages and of course...the first thing I said when ordering was No Mayo.I'm pleased to report they did serve the meal with no Mayo BUT the peas were drenched in butter despite there being no mention on the menu,so being dairy intolerant I had to send it back.It was sorted out, but why on earth do Abys do this stuff without asking ? Not everyone likes butter or, as in my case, can have it and to be honest I dont want to have to go through a big checklist before ordering,if its not on the menu I dont expect to have it on the plate.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024

I had a significant concern to raise with Aby’s. I took the trouble to go back in at a time when they were not busy, no other customers there, to quietly mention it. I did NOT raise my voice; I was NOT aggressive; I was...expecting nothing more than they would check it through. I have every confidence their CCTV will show this. The way the owner’s youngest son spoke to me makes trying to rate the staff, so difficult & I can only give the lowest rating. That has to be carried forward for the overall rating. How can I rate it for food, drink location? Google map will show there are a number of cafes/restaurants on Exmouth seafront. Some are better, some worse, some more expensive, some cheaper than Aby’s, so for food, drinks & position I will describe Aby’s as average & leave you to decide from your visit. If you have specific needs or your visit to a restaurant/café is important for you, you might find reviews & include some of Aby’s replies to earlier adverse reviews, helpful before choosing. Personally I put more trust in a review that raises both good & poor points.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 January 2024

We have been eating at Aby’s for years and have never been dissatisfied with their food and service. Ashton and his sister Leila are so enthusiastic, friendly, warm and extremely hard working with always a smile on their face. Nothing is too much trouble for...the staff of this family run restaurant. They serve all day breakfasts plus buffet style help yourself style breakfast in the mornings most of the year. They do a scrummy carvery on a Sunday and during the week you can order a plated roast or a steak and ale pie with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables (carrots, parsnips, red cabbage, cauliflower cheese, broccoli). Plus I must admit of all the places we have eaten Aby’s does the tastiest gravy I have ever had. On their menu is the usual light bites, sandwiches and paninis along with bigger bites such as lasagna, burgers, roast belly pork, scampi, also cakes that can be chosen from the counter or an array of icecream sundae dishes including banana split and knickerbocker glory. They serve delicious hot drinks from tea to a choice of coffees and hot chocolate. I must admit when we go there it is very hard to choose between a delicious breakfast or a roast (which they always put a sausage on), one of their specials ie fish pie, liver and bacon, mussels, lasagna! This restaurant has such a lovely atmosphere with such an abundance of friendly, welcoming workers though they make each of their guests feel more like family calling many by name. Thank you Aby’s for being such a wonderful place to frequent.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

This is the second time I have been to Aby’s for a cooked breakfast. I suffer with anxiety and autism and find it difficult going out where there are people round. The staff are very welcoming and friendly and understanding and I felt comfortable there.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

This is an amazing family run place,all the staff make your visit like meeting old friends there friendliness makes your day,the food is outstanding and the options are endless something for everyone

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 18 December 2023

We had lunch at Aby’s. The welcome and the quality of the food is exceptional! We noted that regulars are treated almost like one of the family and newcomers with every hope that that they would soon become one. In short, the attitude of the...management and team is exemplary. Any negative reviews are ridiculous to say the least and, OVERWHELMINGLY, out-numbered by those who clearly love this place. I commend the manager/owner for bravely standing up, with such compassion, in defending the good reputation and standards Aby’s strive for. It appears that most negative reviews are rooted in sour grapes because dogs aren’t allowed inside (though they are on the front terrace!!). By our calculations dogs are allowed in nine out of ten cafes and if dog lovers have no consideration for those who prefer not to sit eating food with dogs around their feet then it’s they who deserve the bad reviews. In short I suggest that they have some respect for those that do not like dogs and head off to the nine other cafes that do welcome them. Aby’s is now our ‘go to’ place for coffee and food, knowing that the experience will always be of the highest standard and, for us, dog free - I hope other cafes will follow your example!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2023

Trip to Exmouth for brisk walk along the front, no plans. Saw Aby's appeared reasonably quiet in their conservatory so decided to pop in for (yet another) lunch. Husband had cod and chips (one of his faves from Aby's). I thought to try something I've...not had there before so tried the Ibizan chicken. Was absolutely delicious, a large very pleasantly seasoned and charred breast, chips, peas, onion rings and a good side salad. Thoroughly enjoyed both meals all the more enjoyable because of the very friendly and attentive staff, they really excell at their customer service and treat everyone equally. Thank you all, what a thoroughly lovely family. We will be back again very soon (hopefully squeeze in another visit before Christmas).More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 November 2023

Nice location, friendly staff, though perhaps their internal signage needs altering. 'Please wait to be seated' seems to mean 'you can shoose any table'! Menus are on the table, but you order from the bar. I had the Ibizan lemon and pepper chicken and a...bottle of lager. I was a bit suspicious as the 'Ibizan' was spelled wrong, but fine. It was more lemon and turmeric than lemon and pepper, but it was tasty anyway, and well cooked with a nice salad, green peas and oddly shaped chips, all well presented. Prices not unreasonable for a seafront location. I was happy with my lunch.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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We went to Exmouth for the day in the end of October it was a wet cold day and we found ABYS we went in it was the best meal we had in a long time The staff was helpfull and they clean the chairs and table when you let we... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5