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Colson’s Bar & Grill - Colson's, Exeter, Devon

Colson's

3.6
3.6
145 Reviews
£41 and over
Contemporary British
Colson’s Bar & Grill will provide a unique take on contemporary British cuisine.

Warmhearted & friendly service.

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2 people

20:30


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 06:30–10:30 Sat, Sun 07:00–11:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–15:00 Dinner Daily 18:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    01392 301801
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    James Peck
  • Area
    Exeter
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    £35.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a homemade afternoon tea in the old Colson's store. Served between 12:00 - 4.30 pm each day. £35 with fizz. £45 with champagne. Full payment is required to confirm the booking, a member of the team will be in touch to arrange this.
    Afternoon Tea photo
  • À La Carte Lunch Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Our food starts with our producers: We use only ethical, sustainable producers from as local an area as possible. We know the fishermen, the foragers and the farmers. We cook simply with care and love and never try too hard with our ingredients, letting them shine. Hospitality is at the heart of what we do, with charming, knowledgeable staff who will look after you like you are family. We offer an A la Carte menu, that is continually changing, guided by the seasons
  • Summer Graduation

    £35.00 per person

    15 Jul - 23 Jul 2024
    Whether it’s with friends or visiting family, dine out at Colson’s Bar & Grill to mark your Graduation. Our delicious three-course meal includes a glass of Fizz and is the perfect way to celebrate. Three-Course Dinner £55.00 per person Two-Course Dinner £45.00 per person Including a complimentary glass of fizz

What 145 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

145 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fanstastic meal and service, couldn’t of asked for more

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  2. IanF

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I probably shouldn't say this, but dinner here was a much better experience than we had, clearly erroneously, expected. Colson's is the restaurant within the Hotel Indigo in Exeter. We had only previously eaten in the breakfast area and so were thinking the rest of the restaurant would be similarly pleasant but functional. How wrong we were. Breakfast was average but at least cooked fresh to order rather than the usual tired buffet in many hotels these days. Dinner, however, was a revelation. The "dinner" area of the restaurant is quite secluded with a very pleasant, relaxed atmosphere. The menu is limited (no bad thing) but interesting and the food was perfectly cooked and well presented. Service was delightful; friendly and efficient. If I have a criticism it is that the wine list, whilst excellent and comprehensive (I love the "bin end" concept) offered only a few choices for those with a lower wine budget. Overall though, a most enjoyable experience which we fully intend to repeat.

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  3. KaiS

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Hotel and staff lovely but food was expensive for what it is and a big service charge on top I’ve had better food at weatherspoons

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s very nice restaurant, makes you feel very comfortable, by the decor of the place. Service was lovely, very welcoming and attentive. Food delicious, nicely presented and in good portions.

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  5. ColinD

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Just the right level of service. Attentive without being intrusive. Food was attractively presented and well cooked. I was by myself so I booked a table for 18:30 as I knew it would be a quiet time and I was not rushed.

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  6. DrLiv

    Devon

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place to eat and really enjoyed the food! The restaurant felt a little cold as the doors to the entrance were constantly opening and closing and you felt the draft come right into the area we were sitting in. We could see the doors from our table. Also, the red wine list could be improved. Felt the options weren't particularly good by the glass. Otherwise, really enjoyed our meal :)

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  7. Aggie

    Devon

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was friendly and attentive, restaurant was busy but not overcrowded. Scotch egg starter was very good, both mains were salty, the clam chowder especially so. Wine was fine...all over the experience was fine, but felt a little pricey for 'fine'.

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  8. Vikkic

    Devon

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The quality of the food and service always impresses me.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Had very high hopes on arrival, unfortunately let down by ambience and slow service. Might stick to the bar next time

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  10. ADiner

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, nice setting although the tables were uncomfortably close together to neighbouring diners. Service was good until we were handed the dessert menu and forgotten about for 25 minutes.

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FAQs

Colson's is rated 3.6 stars by 145 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

20:30


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Colson's

3 Catherine St, Exeter, Devon EX1 1EU

Additional information

  • Area
    Exeter
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 06:30–10:30 Sat, Sun 07:00–11:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–15:00 Dinner Daily 18:00–21:30
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    James Peck
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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