Harry's Restaurant

4.6
570 reviews
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£25 and under
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Comfort Food
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Harry’s Restaurant in Exeter is set in the heart of the city and has been gratifying appetites for 25 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, British, Modern European
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Hours of Operation
Open 7 days a week:
9am - 2.30pm and 6pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
01392 202234
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Samantha Pounds
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Private Party Facilities
Delicious, well-prepared food and drink are essential to ensure the overall success of any event. Harry’s Meeting Room prides itself on Harry’s Restaurant event catering. Harry’s Restaurant is an award winning city centre restaurant that has been established for 21 years. It is located within the same building as Harry’s Meeting room and is a friendly and vibrant restaurant serving good quality, honest food at affordable prices.

It creates the perfect opportunity to dine in the comfort of your own private event room, or move through to dine in style within the main restaurant.
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Area
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Parking Details
Plenty of on-street parking available during daytime and evenings.
Two large city centre car parks nearby.
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Public Transit
Major bus stops within 1 minute walk.
City centre bus station within 5 minutes walk.
Central train station within 10 minutes walk.
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Entertainment
Jazz Evening on the first Monday of every month.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 570 People Are Saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Top class food, but stuff could be more allive in place like This

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JT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a lovely atmosphere. Good service and decently priced. Well worth a visit - will definitely return 😀

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BS
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Worked well for lunch prior to Munster v Exeter match. Good food and value

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AS
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch birthday treat!
Loved the Aussie breakfast!

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PB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We were seated by the door on a cold evening but were able to move when we said it was too cold to sit there-so we were happy with this.
Service was very prompt and we were not rushed even though it was a very busy Saturday night.
Steaks and burgers we were very tasty, the fish cake not so good. Great starters, side dishes and desserts.
Would definitely return.

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HL
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food love Harry’s.
Food is always tasty, fresh and hot.
Good menu choice and amazing desserts.

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DS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Fav restaurant in Exeter, never disappoints! Atmosphere is good, food exceptional as is the service.

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T
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our son has just started at Exeter Uni, his name is Harry so we thought we would give the restaurant a go. We weren’t disappointed lovely food, great service. We will definitely return and recommend to our friends.

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f
Cornwall
54 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food remains as good (and good value) as ever, but more more plush and comfortable since the recent revamp. Great venue for an evening out.

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KA
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service
We regularly come and each time food is to a night standard

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TM
Leipzig
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal in great surroundings and served by friendly and helffull staff. Will visit again when in Exeter

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EM
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and service. It’s was very busy but it was perfect.

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m
Cornwall
5 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Not the first time we have been and it was lovely to be back.
It’s changed a little and the specials board has gone which is a shame.
Nevertheless, another lovely dining experience.

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AL
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for a 21st birthday meal and it was our first time eating at Harry's, will definitely be going back! A really good range of vegetarian options which are often hard to come by, huge portions of food, definitely good value for money! The staff were absolutely lovely and very chatty, will be returning soon.

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JP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good atmosphere. New decor is very good. Food was excellent. Service excellent and friendly.

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RW
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service, nothing was too much trouble. We are planning our next visit.

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SB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere with good value food and friendly service. Would come again.

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N
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve visited Harry’s twice for a family meal and on both occasions have really enjoyed it. The good is truly excellent.

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B
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Family dinner - pleased we went early at 6.30 on a Saturday night as a couple of party bookings in our area so gradually the noise levels went up but you could still hold a conversation. Service great, meal lovely (I had falafel burger) others had mix of steaks, risotto and all very good. Nice choice on the wine menu also. Overall very pleased with location, table placement, menu and service. Menu had a lot to choose from - so should suit all tastes. As out of towners, we were all very pleased with the evening.

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CM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we enjoyed our meal. my only criticism is that my husband ordered the crab linguine . the potion he had was tiny. We all had lovely food and plenty of it apart from his meal. He ordered garlic bread when he seen it as he knew it wasn't enough . Shame really as pasta is cheap enough to serve. Shame. we would return though as the food was tasty.

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C
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our food - India gave great service - toilets nice - the only slight frustration was that we would have liked to eat later than 6:15 but when I rang to see if I could push our booking back I was told I couldn't & that our table needed to be vacated by 8:30 - in actuality, the restaurant wasn't full & our table wasn't turned.

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N
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and lovely food

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OT
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We came to Harrys before dropping our daughter off at university in Exeter. We had booked for 2:30 but were an hour early and despite it being obviously busy the staff managed to let us in so we didn't have to wait. We were warned we might have to wait for our food but we didn't. The food all came on time, together and it was very good. My only criticism was the portions were too big and two of our party of 4 couldn't finish our meals.

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JF
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food , service and ambiance . I celebrated my birthday here with my husband and daughter . We didn’t book as a birthday meal but the staff saw we were celebrating and without being prompted gave us a small cake with candle after our meal which was a lovely touch . Will definitely visit again

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PH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We visited Harrys after there refit, we have been many many times before, so I'm pleased to say the food and service is still great and with the new layout and decor it is now a fabulous place to eat and be comfortable. Friendly staff, great food, lovely decor, what more do you need!

Don't hesitate, book a table, you won't be disappointed!

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SO
Dusseldorf Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited Harry’s with our daughter last weekend . Food was excellent and the ambience was good . Our waitress was lovely - highly recommend

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NS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service as usual.
Love the refurb and the rest is excellent as usual, I’ll just keep coming back for more

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E
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice friendly atmosphere. service very good, waitresses checked back a couple of times to check all ok. allocated a table right by entrance door which was chilly every time door opened as it didn't swing closed by itself - so had to get up a few times to shut it as it happened to be a chilly evening. Rice with my chilli was baked dry in places but I didn't want all of it anyway so what I ate was fine....

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OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

perfect as always

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n
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and great service. Would recommend for couples, families or group or for special occasions. The steaks and ribs were notable highs and tuna steak was cooked well.

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SJ
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely contemporary restaurant with a good vibe and engaging staff - will be back!

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L
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went with the (adult) kids before one goes back to uni, good food and atmosphere, not too quiet but able to have chat easily.friendly staff. reasonable prices

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OT
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Was a great night good food service a little slow but it was the first night it had opened after Re vamp

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AL
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

We have been here before and had a really good experience. However this time it was a bit disappointing due to the great lack of menu choice. We were told this was because of a problem with deliveries? The food we had was very good but felt we should have been offered some discount because of the big lack of menu choice.

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GK
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly service and excellent value. Definitely be going back!

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LC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been several times before but this time we took friends who are 'Harrys virgins' and they loved it From the attentive service to the great food with a few unexpected twists we had a great evening - and our friends were still talking about it the day after!

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JP
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Having read good reviews, we weren't disappointed. Food portions were generous and tasty. Staff were efficient and friendly, showing attention to detail.
Excellent overall. Will certainly return after the refurbishment.

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SR
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There's a reason we keep coming back to Harry's it just fantastic in every way, from welcoming staff to the great food and brilliant atmosphere..

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CP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A trip to Harry’s never disappoints! The fillet steak is delicious every time!

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KH
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Harry’s for my husband’s 50th Birthday. The staff were very accommodating and very friendly. My husband was delighted. They brought his cake out at the end of the evening as asked! It’s was a lovely evening

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