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.
18 North St, Exeter EX4 3QS
+44 (0)1392 273858
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.
Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HD
+44 (0)1392 223 638
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.
The Nobody Inn Bar & Restaurant, Doddiscombsleigh, Exeter EX6 7PS
+44 (0)1647 252 394
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.
2 John Street, Exeter EX1 1BL
+44 (0)1392 437217
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.
84 Queen St, Exeter EX4 3RP
+44 (0)1392 201181
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.
86 Longbrook Street, Exeter EX4 6AP
+44 (0)1392 202 234
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.
The Cosy Club, Halford Wing, Dean Clarke House, 1 Southernhay Gardens, Exeter EX1
+44 (0)1392 848744
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.
67 Howell Road, Exeter EX4 4LZ
+44 (0)1392 214440
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.
6 Northernhay Place, Baily Street, Exeter EX4 3QJ
+44 (0)1392 438 545