Harry's Restaurant

4.8
1325 reviews
£25 and under
Comfort Food
Harry’s Restaurant in Exeter is set in the heart of the city and has been gratifying appetites for 26 years. Rated as one of the best restaurants in Exeter on TripAdvisor, Harry’s has established itself to become the go-to dining den on the neighbourhood food scene.

Founded in 1993 by the Pounds family, Harry’s is still independently owned and run today. The eclectic restaurant, bar and private dining room all sit within the iconic gothic style building, formerly Harry Hems’ 19th century architectural sculptors workshop.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1325 People Are Saying
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lucy
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening meal at Harry’s. Top quality produce, excellent service and always leaving wanting to visit again soon

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vipbrendan
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent as always, this Exeter gem never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small family gathering to raise a glass for departed loved husband and dad. One wheelchair user, very comfortable for all, lots of space and it felt very safe and super Covid compliant. Food was great, as was service, friendly and efficient. Lovely evening.

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LeeS
Cornwall
9 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five star from Harry’s as always, come here every Xmas when I visit Exeter, the service is very friendly and attentive, and the food always delicious.

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Amyld
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and lovely wine! The service was outstanding

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GregoryR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend this restaurant, they have delicious food and great staff.

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JoBo
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere in the heart of Exeter.

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LydiaF
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service, great food and brilliant cocktails

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Danni
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food with amazing service. I went with my partner and it was perfect; the atmosphere was chilled yet still upbeat, the food was amazing and I can’t fault the service at all. Would definitely recommend and I will definitely be taking my family and friends back there.

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ColinB
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A good menu with lots of choice (given current restrictions), excellent service and quality of food. We had a very good evening, well fed and a great time. Recommend to all.

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FloT
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious, me and my partner both ordered the rump pavé and it was the nicest meal we’ve been out for a very long time!! Will definitely be back

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Craig
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our evening was amazing as always. Service was good and attentive without being overbearing. Food and wine was just as impressive with terrific flavour and good portion sizes.
My only issue, which is unfortunately the same that came from a previous visit was notes I’d sent to the restaurant. Our last visit was my partners birthday, and our recent one was to celebrate our engagement. I mentioned this both on the booking and by emailing the restaurant on both occasions, but it wasn’t mentioned. At the very least I hoped it would of been mentioned upon our arrival or at some stage in the evening but it was not. Pretty disappointing, but maybe it’s just something Harry’s doesn’t do. Overall though another very enjoyable evening.

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RichardM
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best in Exeter
Such great quality food and served by the most beautiful staff . Felt safe and was a great way to forget about the bad times .

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SteveK
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as always. The best place in town to eat. Suitable for all occasions.

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vipMarielaC
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’m glad I followed open tables reviews and booked Harry’s
Friendly, attentive and accommodating staff
The restaurant itself is spacious and airy
Food was very good

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Devonian
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our family (children 9 and 11) meal out in COVID times, Harry’s have implemented a very COVID safe environment. From the moment we entered to the moment we left, we felt safe without impacting on the normal Harry’s atmosphere. The service was excellent and food so tasty. We really enjoyed it.

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Ronni
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was beautifully cooked and presented. The staff were friendly and the service very good. My only issue was the lack of flavour of the rib eye steak. The cooking was perfect but I was disappointed with the flavour. Unfortunately, for Harry’s I have eaten the best steaks in Argentina and America and it is so difficult to find steak in this country that tastes as good. Everything else was perfect though.

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Sarah
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have implemented excellent Covid strategies and we felt very safe. Food was fabulous, as always.

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PaulT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Harry's really is exceptional. Every dish was delicious and our servers were all very helpful and prompt. Absolutely excellent.

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CamillaN
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As excellent as it always is ! We love Harry’s. Thank you for another great meal.

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AlexB
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Brilliant food, amazing value ! Would definitely recommend

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RobS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Goodddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
What stupid rules on this review - surely the public can understand short words.

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HelenB
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was my second visit to Harry's and I remain just as impressed as I was the first time. Lovely venue, fabulous food and a warm, friendly atmosphere. Really good value for money too.

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CeriD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, good atmosphere and friendly, efficient service. Would recommend.

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Jordan
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service, Favourite Exeter restaurant.

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Kays
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best meal we have ever had. Absolutely outstanding. We shared the beef Wellington, roast potatoes, maple carrots and parsnips, and cauliflower and cheese. We cannot stop talking about how tender the meat was, or how perfect everything was. The staff were lovelyand friendly, they even gave me a brownie with a candle for my birthday! Cannot fault anything at Harry's.

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JulieB
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and nice people. What more could you ask for.

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RitaG
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect venue for dinner! Or brunch! Service impeccable! Food just perfect!

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LukeB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came back for our 1st wedding anniversary and the food was outstanding and so was the service.

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MaryC
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal at Harry's. The food was delicious and the waiting staff were friendly and welcoming. The owners have obviously gone to a lot of trouble and expense to retain the restaurant's great ambience, while taking account of the need for Covid-19 safety and standards of cleanliness. I have been enjoying meals at Harry's for many years and it never disappoints!

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Lynne
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meal we have had in a while. Cocktails were fab too!

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AndrewR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Given the conditions that hospitality venues are working under Harry’s was spot on. Safe, well spaced tables, great staff and outstanding food.

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BarbaraJ
Cornwall
5 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Initially the menu seemed a bit disappointing but every item was tasty and one of the best sticky toffee puddings I’ve ever had (and I’ve eaten a lot!). It was quiet, probably social distancing helped, I loved it. Great service too

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a date night, yes more expensive than other places but food and service were both amazing. Best steak I've had in ages, can't wait to go back

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Jane
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant lunch. Didn’t feel like we are in Tier 2!

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SteveW
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to restaurant for all special occasions and “want a really good meal out”
Lovely friendly greeting from the Boss and her fantastic staff.
Food (we all had various burgers) was tasty perfectly cooked and a good size without leaving much.
A great place to eat whatever the occasion 100% recommend
Many thanks to everyone at Harry’s

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Sarah
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and lovely staff.
The restaurant’s COVID measures are excellent and extremely reassuring.
Thank you - we felt very safe as well as able to enjoy the meal.

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CarolynMc
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very nice brunch. Usual brunch fare, simple but good quality ingredients
Service was attentive but not overso. Food was good and the ambience was very pleasant. Sanitiser every where and covid checks done very quickly and professionally. Toilets were spotless.

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AmandaH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly place the staff were lovely, very clean and comfortable
Food was hot, tasty and good portions

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Toby
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, helpful staff and good covid compliance.

FAQs

Harry's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1325 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.