We had been to Exmouth and while my wife was in one place I was spying out all the top restaurants as recommended by trip advisor but it being a Monday lunchtime none were open. Our last resort was the quaintly named Puffing Billy that is a drive outside of Exmouth,
We were getting concerned as the clock was approaching two whether we would find the place shut for food but we needn’t have been concerned. They were still serving new diners after three when we left. The tall gentleman behind the bar greeted us with great amiability and as he escorted us to our table we felt comfortable, he was wearing shorts as we both were.
The restaurant is bright and furnished in a contemporary manner. At two o clock it was almost full but we were shown to a lovely table by a window.
I ate off the set menu two courses for £14.95. I had an excellent red mullet on a bed of sautéed potatoes covered with ratatouille. It was well presented. My wife had one of her favourite artisan meals, liver, bacon and onions. She declared it one of the best she had eaten. I tried some and it was delicious with lovely thick onion gravy. For desert I had vanilla ice cream with orange sorbet. The ice cream was rich and creamy but the sorbet was not as orange in colour or taste as I expected.
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