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

Colson's

3.6
3.6
142 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

19:00


Booked 4 times 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
  • Sunday Lunch

    £30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us at Colson’s Bar & Grill for a Sunday Lunch like no other in Exeter. Enjoy our warmhearted and friendly service in our new Exeter Restaurant, along with exquisite food – sourced locally and traditionally cooked over charcoal. Whether it’s a gathering of friends and family, a special celebration or to enjoy a Sunday without cooking, book your Sunday Lunch at Colson’s. 2 courses - £30.00 per person 3 courses - £36.00 per person

What 142 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
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Devon

    Good for business meals

  • Devon

    Good for business meals

  • Devon

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Devon

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • East Devon

    Healthy

  • East Devon

    Great for fine wines

  • East Devon

    Good for special occasions

  • East Devon

    Vegetarian-friendly

142 Reviews
  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Aggie

    Devon

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Patrik

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed our meal at Colson's. Service was great and we weren't rushed. Thank you

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  9. BeverleyC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal, beautifully cooked and presented. Friendly helpful staff. The decor in the restaurant is stunning, hard to recall the previous House of Fraser surroundings - such a transformation! Would really recommend this restaurant.

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  10. RichE

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and a great atmosphere, highly recommended

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FAQs

Colson's is rated 3.6 stars by 142 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times 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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