Harry's Restaurant

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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.
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked Harry's for a surprise 21st birthday party for my daughter.
Staff were lovely and the food was excellent.
Would highly recommend.

MG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Amazing service. Great price. Will be back!

MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant , nice atmosphere , good food - recommend it but you have to book

J
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time celebrating my Boyfriend’s birthday! The food was excellent and the service was great, we can’t wait to go back!

HA
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing food and definitely recommend going. We’ll be back!

n
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From arrival to departure the warm atmosphere, excellent waiting service and delicious food make this the best independent restaurant south of Bristol. Attention to detail, well considered menu both food and wine is a refreshing change.

OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food.... And a great atmosphere

c
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Visit for lunch with family. Unfortunately there was a large party celebrating a birthday with 3 generations including very young. They were lovely and it was great to see them having such a wonderful celebration, however it was a bit overwhelming for our small party of 4 and a shame the restaurant didn’t advise against sitting in the same room as the party as it was just them and us.

Our steaks were a little overdone and my pork ribs a bit dry, perhaps reflecting the demand of an order for a table of circa 20 before us.

Shame, as I’m sure it could be really quite nice.

Our booking was made well in advance so didn’t leave happy.

t
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Food was reasonable but noise level was uncomfortably loud. No chance for a reasonable conversation while eating. 6.00pm on a Friday night and it could have been 10,00pm judging by the noise on adjacent tables. We were unfortunate to be placed near a large table [~14 guests] that was occupied by a large private party where some of the guests had been clearly drinking before arriving. Good venue for a party, not so sure I would go for another quiet family meal!

IH
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Second time at Harrys this summer! We do not dine out very much in Exeter but this restaurant shines well above most others we have tried in the last few yrs.. Food excellent, service faultless and premises management clearly professional and effective. Keep it up! We will see you next summer - winters spent in Sicilian restaurants!

JW
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always go for a night out at Harry’s when we are in Exeter and the food and service was great as always.

HB
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another outstanding meal enjoyed at Harry's Restaurant. Excellent food, excellent service... it never fails to please!

LC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Beautiful food and decent portions. Definitely book in advance.

P
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love this restaurant ... having been introduced to it by my daughter. Great food and very attentive, friendly staff. Will definitely be back!

CD
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love going to Harry’s. Everyone is so friendly and great menu with lots of choice!

AR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Exeter. Fantastic steaks. Yummy Camembert starter

PB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful meal and charming service. Thoroughly recommended

AS
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely restaurant with excellent food and friendly service. The new decor is great too.

AJ
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything about Harry’s
The food was fabulous
It’s now firmly on our top places to eat list 😃

EH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love Harry’s. Been coming for years. Gets booked very quickly though so booking in advance is best

GG
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Harry's does steak very well, with three Malbecs to complement the half dozen different cuts. It also has an interesting Mexican menu selection as well as the usual salads, veggie alternatives and burgers. Comfortable seating, attentive service and the whole meal for 4 including aperitifs, desserts and a bottle of Cote du Rhone come in at less than £40 a head.

YU
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were referred to Harry’s during our time in Exeter. Everything was wonderful about the whole experience.

TC
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and outstanding staff 10 out of 10.

TT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb all round, I really can’t fault Harry’s my wife and I had a lovely meal the staff were polite and courteous the food was delicious and I would recommend Harry’s to anyone without hesitation

s
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

nothing to complain about, all very lovely..... thank you!

MW
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a birthday meal and it was phenomenal from start to finish. The service was delightful from the waitresses who attended to us, the food was so gorgeous that it completely stuffed us! Portions were plentiful. It was fab fab fab, we loved every minute of our evening and can’t wait to return! Thank you for a brilliant time! This place is a credit to Exeter

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food

P
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had the chicken fajitas and they were perfectly cooked with the right seasoning and ingredients.
I also enjoyed the Lemon sorbet with Limoncello as dessert.

PM
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great evening at Harry's. We had a choice of all restaurants as we don't know Exeter very well and Harry's looked comfortable and welcoming so we booked. We liked the menu choices and it lived up to expectations. Tasty food served by such pleasant staff. Lamb tagine was exceptional. Definitely come again next time we're here. If you want somewhere to eat you won't be disappointed.

DM
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, though actually found portions too big for us, so felt a bit wasteful as we couldn't finish it off. But was delicious. Staff were great and venue lovely.

NW
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked a table for my wife’s birthday while we were in Devon on holiday, really enjoyed everything about the restaurant

RS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time we have eaten there and no the last. We both treally enjoyed the experience and food.

OT
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very nice place but very limited gluten free options

H
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good choice on menu, staff friendly just a bit noisy

OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely place for a date night meal. Something special to tempt the tastebuds. A good selection with much to try. We will have to return to taste something else.

LP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, and they had even put out nice decorations for our special event and gave us each a glass of complimentary fizz. Really lovely day, thank you.

i
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for a mid-week breakfast which meant it was pretty quiet but loved the peaceful surroundings with gorgeous decor. Glad it's still a thriving restaurant in Exeter.

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing place! Food was great as was the service, prices are great too!

SR
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Fab food but very unprofessional service.Ordered gin and tonic on arrival,but did not arrive til 15 mins after starter despite several requests.Main courses were then served and left on table without comment half way through eating starter. Had to walk back to bar area with plate to ask for it to be kept warm whilst still on starter.When main was re served there was no cutlery-took 10 mins trying to attract attention to get some,by which time food was luke warm.Asked for wine list and tried to order a glass of wine before main course,but did not succeed despite many attempts til half finished.

ND
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked Harry’s for Birthday Lunch. Not disappointed.. they came up trumps. Good Food, Wine and Lunchtime Vibes!

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