Harry's Restaurant

4.8
1588 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 1588 People Are Saying
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CharlesD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Lovely staff. Food was fine, of the steaks, burgers and salads variety. A cheese soufflé starter wasn't really a soufflé but was tasty enough. Steaks were cooked perfectly but a bit bland despite being aged for years in a Himalayan salt chamber or whatever. At £60 per head, prices were definitely on the eye-watering side

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AndreaC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed out experience at Harry's from the initial online booking, to the follow up call confirming our booking. The staff were very efficient and friendly and made our dining feel special.

The menu had gorgeous choices of delicious food, thoroughly enjoyed our time at Harry's and would definitely return!

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AmberM
Devon
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food good choices
Service was excellent

JG
JulieG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Excellent staff. Food pretty good. We really enjoyed a relaxing evening.

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CarolineA
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch meeting family in Exeter

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JackieW
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Day out in Exeter wanted a nice place for lunch. Harry’s delivered, varies menu, friendly and efficient staff plus the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb! Excellent local Devon produce . Lovely Brixham Crab and superb streaks . Service excellent . It was our daughters birthday and we were very well looked after. Loved the relaxed atmosphere and cannot wait to return to try all of the other options on the menu . Thank you

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Annie
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

First visit as was
recommended
Thought vegetation options chosen unappetising eg too much wrap and chips and large white cheese starter off-putting with too little else
Sorry not a good meal

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RichardB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A great Burrata starter with lovely fig and hazelnut additions to a true creamy cheese.
The Spanish fish stew with beans was less authentic than it should have been with a gunge sauce and spicy chillis which spoiled the flavour of the fish - why do so many meals have to be spiced nowadays?! The Chicken Milanese was OK and creamed spinach was as it should be.
Exeter needs more high quality restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Devon
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always feel good to be dining in such a great restaurant. Every dish is so delicious., service is excellent.

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R3NConsulting
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, great atmosphere and very friendly & professional staff. Made my daughter's celebratory 21st birthday lunch a great occasion.

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SamB
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit in several years. The experience surpasses the fond memories I have from previous meals.

Service 11/10, Food 10/10, Atmosphere 10/10

Probably the best dining experience in Exeter.

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GavinT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super efficient service, great menu, superb steak!

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Cazz
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second visit to Harry's and we were so pleased that it was just as good, if not better, than our first meal there.

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal for my sons birthday, I bought a cake in for dessert and staff were very happy to serve to us with candles! Very attentive waiting staff - would recommend!

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Caroline
Devon
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful experience at Harry's. This time I was particularly impressed by the care and consideration that went into ensuring my young niece was made welcome, a high chair was provided, the waitress offered to bring her food first, and also gave us a smaller spoon for her to eat with. The adults had a great time too and everyone's food was delicious!

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VTed
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Beautiful building a lovely find tucked away nicely lovely fresh food, we will definitely go again.

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ShaunM
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Throughly delightful experience.
Front of house was amazing.

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OdetteW
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and ambience. A really lovely evening out and looking forward to my next visit.

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janep
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food in a convivial setting
Great service and good value

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really impressed with Harry’s.

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BarbaraA
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant, service and ambience were great. I was all set to have the spinach and ricotta cannelloni but was told it was a new menu. Could definitely do with more vegetarian options . My husband ordered 2 half lobsters as there was no whole lobster on the menu .Nevertheless he thoroughly enjoyed it.

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AmandaF
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at Harry’s. It’s not cheap, but there’s a lovely menu, generous portions, fabulous food and very attentive staff. A great atmosphere in an historic setting. Well worth a visit for a special occasion or after work treat! Never fails to impress!

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SaraB
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was great.

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Firefox
London
13 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice place, the food and service were excellent. Probably the best restaurant in Exeter!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Devon
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fab night at Harry's, excellent steak..(again)....brilliant atmosphere and all round good way to spend a Saturday night.

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LexyA
Devon
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is amazing and the servers are very nice too! Would defo recommend

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FrankC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good breakfast it is a fairly narrow choice , fresh juices would be a nice addition.

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AbsA
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat, food excellent, staff attentive - great service. Decor cool what more can I say definitely book there again. Thank you Harry's we had a wonderful meal. Fantastic.

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MartinB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great environment, great team. Well done to Harrys for maintaining their high standards.

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AnnJ
Devon
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Harry’s has changed. No longer the student go to place, much too expensive.
We were very surprised at the menu, no more Mexican dishes which were the trademark of Harry’s for years.
Disappointed.

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RossP
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant with a great menu with loads of local treats, will definitely return

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SimonM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been several times and always first class. In my opinion best place to eat in Exeter

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SamG
Devon
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Menu is limited for a fussy eater! Good portion sizes but more chips than anything else (I had a burger!). The waiting staff were running around everywhere super busy but the restaurant itself didn’t look too busy. The drinks menu was limited for soft drinks but the overall feel of the venue was nice.

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RogH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The Seabass was very good, the potatoes and beans were far too greasy (oil covered} for my taste. It was noisy and more tightly packed than I had expected. The service was very good those waiting were very courteous and efficient.

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Sal75
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and great atmosphere, will definitely go back!

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AlisonM
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and excellent service. Warm welcome and all staff very helpful

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TheWaltons
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely place for dinner, would go back again 😀

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KatyK
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way - 5* food, service and decor.

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NeilB
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5