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THE CONSERVATORY

Quite possibly the best venue in Exeter, The Conservatory is the perfect place for any special occasion. Its intimate dining space is complemented by the wonderful food and wine. A must visit.

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18 North St, Exeter EX4 3QS

+44 (0)1392 273858

www.theconservatoryrestaurant.co.uk

Michael Caine at Abode Hotel

Michelin star chef, Michael Caine, is the man behind this chain of restaurants, but this one in his home town is particularly special. Select the tasting menu for an overview of the delicious menu, but be sure to devour the homemade bread and amuse bouches too. And, to really make the meal an experience, try to blag a table with views of the cathedral.

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Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HD

+44 (0)1392 223 638

www.abodehotels.co.uk/exeter/mc-dining

THE NOBODY INN

This 17th century inn is a true whisky specialist - with over 240 on the menu, alongside a further 250 wines it is truly the place to go to impress. The cheese menu is also particularly good.

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The Nobody Inn Bar & Restaurant, Doddiscombsleigh, Exeter EX6 7PS

+44 (0)1647 252 394

www.nobodyinn.co.uk

THE FAT PIG

Owing to the fact that they rear their own pigs, this is the place to go for sausages, chops, belly pork and black pudding. For a celebration make sure you ask to try the owners' sloe gin.

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2 John Street, Exeter EX1 1BL

+44 (0)1392 437217

www.fatpig-exeter.co.uk

BOSTON TEA PARTY

One of the biggest and best places in Exeter to catch up with friends, make sure you head upstairs to the huge dining room. Food wise, the Rocket Science sandwich is a firm favourite.

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84 Queen St, Exeter EX4 3RP

+44 (0)1392 201181

www.bostonteaparty.co.uk

HARRY'S RESTAURANT

Harry's is a family-run business located in Exeter that is growing from strength to strength. The locally sourced food ensures that it is always fully booked - so make sure you book in advance.

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86 Longbrook Street, Exeter EX4 6AP

+44 (0)1392 202 234

www.harrys-exeter.co.uk

RUBY MODERN DINER

This open plan diner, housed in a Grade II listed building, sources all its beef from a single herd in Devon. Try their signature burger 'The Ruby' and wash it down with a shake.

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74 Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RX

+44 (0)1392 436168

www.rubyburgers.com

ANGELA'S

Not only has Angela's won awards for its service, it also supports the arts by exhibiting local art and photography on its walls.

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38 Newbridge Street, Exeter EX4 3AH

+44 (0)1392 499038

www.angelasrestaurant.co.uk

THE COSY CLUB

The Cosy Club is located on the ground floor of the old Dean Clarke Hospital in pretty Southernhay. The terrace is particularly nice during the summer months.

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The Cosy Club, Halford Wing, Dean Clarke House, 1 Southernhay Gardens, Exeter EX1

+44 (0)1392 848744

www.cosyclub.co.uk/exeter

THE RUSTY BIKE

Whilst its sister restaurant The Fat Pig focuses on a simple and local menu, The Rusty Bike takes pride in the experimental and ever-changing menus produced by its chefs. The drinks menu mirrors this and includes more than 20 different gins.

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67 Howell Road, Exeter EX4 4LZ

+44 (0)1392 214440

www.rustybike-exeter.co.uk

Harry's Grill Bar

Steak, especially the Chateaubriand for two, should be your number one choice at this centrally-located grill. The warm service of this family run establishment adds to the experience, as does the tempting wine list.

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6 Northernhay Place, Baily Street, Exeter EX4 3QJ

+44 (0)1392 438 545

www.harrys-exeter.co.uk

Mango's Café

Located on the quayside serving great cafe staples such as paninnis & salads, it's the perfect lunch spot. Order the incredible hot chocolate, which may cause you to cry 'wow' but listen out for the bell that sounds when you do.