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“So welcoming and great food”

The Marquess of Exeter Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Lyddington
Certificate of Excellence
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Description: The Marquess of Exeter is located in one of the country's most picturesque areas, Rutland. We offer an a la carte menu seven days weeks, with the addition of a bar menu. Our bar is cosy with open log fires and sofas, leading onto a spacious restaurant. We also have a fabulous garden which you can enjoy a drink in with outside dining tables offered along the front of building.
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

We were actually staying in the other pub/restaurant down the road The Old White Hart but hadn’t had a good experience the first night so we thought we’d try here for our evening meal on the 2nd evening. We were not disappointed and wished we’d tried here the Friday night too!
The warm welcome you get from the staff was delightful. The young lady found us a space to eat as we hadn’t booked (and it was Burghley weekend) without any trouble even apologising for the fact they were fully booked in the restaurant! The menu was of good choice and husband enjoyed the beer! It’s reasonably priced food but of excellent quality and cooked well. A decent portion without too much or too little! We didn’t have a desert as we were full but they did look delicious! We will certainly go back and will look at staying here next year for Burghley. Great meal, Friendly staff which is what you need when you aren’t ‘Local’. Great atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

I tried to take my wife to this restaurant last year but it was fully booked and was surprised when they had space just 2 days before i wanted to go. This should have been an omen. we were shown to our table promptly and that was the end of the good service. It took ages for the staff to get round to taking our order, nearly 50 minutes for starters to appear, and the same again for main courses. The food itself was ok but not great and not memorable. It seems this restaurant is resting on past glory and the shine has certainly gone off. I wont be going back in a hurry. I even had to send a pint of their own beer back as it was so cloudy as to be undrinkable.

Date of visit: August 2018
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5  Thank ian a
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent food but the service was very slow. The two waiters were working really hard but the restaurant clearly needed another to deal with the number of tables. Waited so long for a dessert menu that we gave up and just asked for the bill, which then took after half hour to pay while waiting for it and card machines to arrive. But the food was excellent..

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank L194D
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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Just called in for lunch with my teenager who has a limited diet. Staff couldn’t have been nicer - adapted the menu and reduced the price.
I had a sandwich which was very generously filled and tasted great
Good food and fabulous service

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank tillykins123
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Arrived at 7pm for drinks before our meal booked for 7.30pm. Menus were brought to us and we ordered before being shown to our table. We did ask 2 different waiters for water for the table but it didn’t arrive until we asked again. Also we weren’t asked if we wanted to order drinks or wine. Apart from that it was all very good, starters were chicken livers, Prawn & squid noodle salad, mains , steak, duck & salmon ragitoni. Desserts 3 of us had the cheese board & my husband had the creme brûlée all delicious. We had 4 beers and 2 bottles of wine , total bill £200.

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank Trudi525
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