Harry's Restaurant

4.7
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£25 and under
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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.
What 1006 People Are Saying
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NickW
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding breakfast - we love this place and the service is always excellent and friendly

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RosW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice of food which is of a high standard and presentation. Friendly and polite staff. A great place for a meal out.

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MarkC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service - really good, vibrant atmosphere. Nice touch for my Daughter’s birthday - brownie and ice cream. Definitely recommend.

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OliverH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Everything was really good however I did feel slightly rushed to leave the table even though we still had over half an hour left of our slot.

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TeddieT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Shame there was no fresh fish on the menu! I had chicken which was lovely though

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HarryB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our time at Harry's. We were given an option for tables, weren't rushed to make our choices and the staff were lovely. Food was amazing and we can't wait to go back.

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JennyH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fig and goats cheese parcels were gorgeous!
Also our waitress was lovely!
Great restaurant with lovely food and great staff!

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AlisonD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third visit. When in Exeter it’s definitely the place to go. Crab linguine superb.

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SarahT
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was very nice - but not amazing but that’s probably just my opinion. Nothing wrong but just not amazing

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time at Harry’s restaurant, food and service were both great.

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HarrietP
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Would definitely go back to Harry’s but probably wouldn’t have the steak. The steaks are nice but expensive and I had quite a lot of fat on it so half of the steak I couldn’t eat which I was disappointed with. But other than that it was really lovely.

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LibbyD
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely food, great waitress, will be back again soon!

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JamieL
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue, quality food and drink, superb service, great value.

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BarbaraJ
Cornwall
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, attentive but not over the top service. I loved my cocktail, others in my party not as keen (so I got to drink those 😊)

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KeithT
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the waitress service beyond reproach. Highly recommended dining experience.

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LukeT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Buzzing and casual atmosphere, clean surroundings, interesting menu, good quality and tasty food. Really enjoyed it, will definitely return.

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EmilyS
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely! Certain items on the menu were a little over priced! The service was great and the food was lovely!

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KateU
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and atmosphere. Refurbished since my last visit, which greatly improved ambience. Will continue to visit and highly recommend to others

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RoyL
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service .

A little over priced .

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sooty026
Buckinghamshire
6 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak in Exeter and great friendly staff. Busy every evening which is a good sign but remember to book,

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JulieP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, attentive staff and great food. Couldn't fault anything, you're all doing a fantastic job, well done !!!

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EmmaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening, great service, gorgeous food! We were celebrating our daughters 20th birthday and couldn’t have chosen a better venue.
Can’t wait to return!

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MaryC
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food, excellent and friendly service - a lovely lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Very noisy in the right hand side of the restaurant on a Saturday night!

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NicolaF
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Harry’s in Exeter for the first time on Saturday. The food was amazing, the service was brilliant and I will definitely be back and would recommend it to family and friends

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JessicaR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing staff, made my boyfriend's birthday perfect!

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RiTB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience. Our favourite place to eat in Exeter.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great venue

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Florence
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary. So glad we decided to go to Harry's. Staff were lovely and let us sit by the window. Food was really good, and the service was excellent. Thanks for a really good night.
Florence.

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Nicola
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my daughter to Harry's for a birthday lunch with my sons and my daughter's best friend. Service was swift and the staff friendly and attentive. The food was excellent and presented beautifully. After we had finished our meal, the staff brought out a warm chocolate brownie with a candle and sang happy birthday to my daughter. It was a lovely touch to the end of the meal! Decor was tastefully done, very classy. Will definitely visit again when next in Exeter.

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GeoffS
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch there. We have been in evening before, the lunch menu was the same as the evening menu. We had the whitebait as a starter and it was excellent. All our main courses were excellent (Burger, Fish Pie, Tuna) we left very full and content, what more can you ask for. Our waitress (not sure what the new term is, I hate server) anyway she was excellent. We will be back.

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EmmaP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good personable restaurant with great staff, varied menu and atmosphere. Had a great lunch when seeing son in town. Will happily visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall its always very good but I wish it came sooner as there wasnt enough people in the restaurant

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AlisonE
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited on a Sunday lunch time. Highly recommended- great food and service.

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MelissaL
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First trip to Harry’s and we were not disappointed! Our experience exceeded our expectations, I can see why the reviews are so great. All aspects of the meal were great, from the food to the service and ambience, will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for my Dad’s 80th Birthday and excellent food and service. Highly recommended!

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salandjef
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely waitress who couldn’t do enough for us and tasty food with great presentation

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an excellent meal at Harry's. The vibe was welcoming and there was a definite buzz in the place (busier than we were expecting for a Tuesday evening!). The food was amazing! Such an extensive menu with lots of options. We were served by Sophie who was informative and helpful and our food and drinks arrived promptly. An excellent restaurant. We will definitely be back!

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CarolineB
Wales
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very pleasant meal and would love to go again to try the evening meal.

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SarahR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere

Staff genuine and honest

Food really good