10 Delicious Restaurants in Exeter You Need To Try in 2022

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Cooking doesn’t always seem appealing and it’s okay to not feel inspired from time to time, you’re a busy uni student after all. Fed up with eating ready meals and pot noodles? If so, buying a tasty meal out might just be what you need!

The best thing about restaurants is getting to choose what type of food you want and having it cooked for you, without the hassle of washing up afterwards. It’s even better knowing you get to enjoy it with your friends too!

Studying in Exeter? Our luxury student accommodation in Exeter is only a 10 min drive away from the city centre, giving you easy access to all of Exeter’s restaurants.

With a range of cuisines to choose from, including Portuguese and Lebanese, you will be spoilt for choice when heading here for your next meal out.

So keep scrolling for 10 delicious restaurants Exeter has to offer… don’t forget to book your table!

1. Côte Brasserie


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Côte Brasserie is a modern, all-day restaurant chain serving French cuisine with regional specialities and traditional classics.

Located in the Cathedral yard, Côte Brasserie sits opposite Exeter cathedral in the city centre. Perfect for dining al fresco in the warmer months, what’s better than eating outside in the sun with a stunning view?

With a vast menu, they cater for the majority of people by providing vegetarian and vegan options.

Don’t fancy eating in? They offer click & collect or you can order with Deliveroo.

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Address: 19-21 Cathedral Yard, City Centre, Exeter, EX1 1HB

Hours: Monday to Sunday – 9 am to 10 pm


2. Sabatini


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Who doesn’t love pizza?

Sabatini is the only independent family-owned Italian restaurant in Exeter city centre. Serving fresh pasta, risotto and artisan pizzas, you’re bound to find something to whet your appetite.

A stylish restaurant with a great atmosphere and service and fabulous food, you want to make a reservation here!

Alongside their amazing pizzas and pasta, you can order tender steaks and other meat from their grill and there’s even sustainably caught fish in the evenings on Thursday, Friday & Saturday.

They also provide vegetarian and vegan options for you to choose from.

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Address: 16 Catherine Street, Exeter EX1 1EU

Hours: Monday to Wednesday – 12 pm to 3 pm, Thursday 12 pm to 9 pm, Friday to Saturday 9 am to 11 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 3:30 pm


3. Opa Taverna Restaurant & Bar


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Opa Taverna Restaurant & Bar offer Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, using only local produce and sourced ingredients from around the region.

With fantastic service and a friendly, relaxing atmosphere, Opa Taverna is a place you will enjoy. So go grab your friends and head on down there.

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Address: 36/37 South St, Exeter EX1 1ED

Hours: Monday to Saturday 5 pm to 10 pm, Sunday Closed


4. The Cork & Tile

At The Cork & Tile, they are passionate about all things Portugal – seafood, meats, cheeses and bread. They are also enthusiastic about the wine, music and language which you can also experience whilst dining there.

Their all-inclusive menu means there are plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans to choose from.

So if you have always wanted to experience Portuguese culture and cuisine, The Cork & Tile is the place to be!

With its relaxing atmosphere and great service, there is no better way to spend your evenings with your friends.

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Address: 15 Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS

Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 12 pm to 10 pm, Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm Monday to Tuesday Closed


5. Goto

Love Japanese cuisine?

Goto is an authentic Japanese restaurant in Exeter city centre.

A small, cosy restaurant with Japanese art across the walls, Goto is the go-to place, with great service and delicious food.

Providing lunch and dinner service 6 days a week, this is a perfect place to go whatever the time of day – you don’t want to miss out!

So make sure you check this restaurant out whilst in Exeter, it’s only a 5 min drive from our luxury student accommodation.

Address: 38 New Bridge St, Exeter EX4 3AH

Hours: Monday to Saturday 12 pm to 3 pm then 5 pm to 9 pm, Sunday Closed


6. Comptoir Libanais


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Looking for something different to try?

Comptoir Libanais is a Lebanese restaurant and its dream is to make Lebanese cuisine just as popular as Italian food.

With bold flavours and generous hospitality, we are sure you and your taste buds will fall in love with Lebanese food once you’ve visited here.

They cater to everyone with an all-inclusive menu with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.

With a friendly and relaxing atmosphere, this restaurant is a place you can unwind after a long day of studying or a weekend treat.

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Address: Queen St, Exeter EX4 3HP

Hours: Monday to Thursday 12 pm to 9 pm, Friday to Saturday 11:30 am to 10 pm, Sunday 11:30 am to 8 pm


7. Rockfish


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Rockfish is a seafood restaurant in Exeter and is a restaurant you want to check out!

Based in a stunning location right next to the water on the Quayside, this place is perfect for those warm, sunny days and there’s even a lovely outdoor terrace where you can soak up the sun, drink some cocktails and enjoy some fresh seafood.

Alternatively, on those cooler days, you can keep warm inside and nestle next to the log burner whilst you enjoy your meal.

All their ingredients are sustainably sourced and fresh, so you are guaranteed to get the best fish possible.

They also provide an allergen menu for those who are gluten-free.

So don’t hang about…whether you are looking for lunch or dinner, book your reservation and head on down to the restaurant for some fantastic food.

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Address: 9 Piazza Terracina, Haven Rd, Exeter EX2 8GT

Hours: Monday to Thursday 12 pm to 3 pm then 5 pm to 8:30 pm, Friday to Saturday 12 pm to 4 pm then 5 pm to 9 pm, Sunday 12 pm to 4:30 pm


8. Hub Box


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Love Burgers?

Hub Box serves up award-winning burgers and crafted drinks. Whether it is prime cut or plant-based, it is guaranteed to be tasty!

With a laid back atmosphere, Hub Box is an amazing place to meet up with friends to hang out and eat a nice meal.

So get on down there for some relaxing with a nice beer and good food.

The majority of dishes can be made gluten-free for those with intolerances and there is plenty of choice for those who are vegetarian or vegan.

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Address: 14 Catherine Street, Exeter EX1 1EU

Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11:30 am to 9:30 pm, Friday to Saturday 11:30 am to 10:30 pm

9. The Flat


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Are you vegetarian or vegan? Well here is the place to go!

The Flat, located on Fore Street, is an independent restaurant whose food is inspired by planet-friendly vegetarian and vegan living.

They are made with freshly prepared ingredients and each pizza is individually hand-stretched, especially for you.

A cosy restaurant with a friendly atmosphere, this is a place you want to check out for lunch. 

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Address: 142 Fore St, Exeter EX4 3AN

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 5 pm to 9 pm, Sunday to Monday Closed


10. Puerto Lounge


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Puerto Lounge is a fantastic place for Spanish Cuisine and is located on the River Exe.

Overlooking the river means it’s a great place for dining al fresco.

With a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere and fabulous food, we are sure this will become a firm favourite. 

They have vegan and vegetarian menus, so there are plenty of options for everyone to choose from including those with food intolerances.

And they don’t even require you to book, so if you fancy some tapas for dinner, you know where to stop.

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Address: 38 Commercial Rd, Exeter EX2 4AE

Hours: Sunday to Wednesday 9 am to 11 pm, Thursday to Saturday 9 am to 12 am

So now you know 10 delicious restaurants that are worth stopping for a bite to eat in Exeter. Don’t know about you but after all that, our stomach is rumbling. Don’t forget to make your reservations and enjoy hanging out with your friends.