Harry's Restaurant

4.8
1575 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 1575 People Are Saying
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SamB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super efficient service, great menu, superb steak!

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Cazz
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Throughly delightful experience.
Front of house was amazing.

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OdetteW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food in a convivial setting
Great service and good value

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really impressed with Harry’s.

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BarbaraA
Bath
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good welcome, attentive service, food arrived in reasonable time, good atmosphere, food excellent

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AndreyV
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great gastropub just off the High Street in Exeter behind John Lewis with an ample parking 100 yards away. Most wonderful tomahawk steak we have ever eaten. Brilliant and quick service with a very attentive waiter. Nice larger from Crediton brewery. Great ambiance that feels more like a trendy restaurant rather than a pub. We will be back.

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NP21
Devon
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Stunning food. Quality service. Cannot fault.

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ThereseP
Devon
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable lunch, we were celebrating our wedding anniversary everything was perfect

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AshleyH
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always rely on Harry’s for a tasty lunch.

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BarbaraS
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, very friendly. Lovely ambiance. First time of visiting and will definitely come back

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LindsayB
Devon
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having no idea where to eat I just googled top ten places for lunch, and Harry’s came up. I liked the look of the photos of the restaurant and the menu..
All staff wore face shields. We booked as didn’t know how busy it might get.
We ordered a selection of nibbles and these were delicious as were Harry’s special burgers! Beautifully cooked and presented. Home made coleslaw was delicious.
We had one pud between us, tiramisu, again really lovely. Coffee to follow.
A super meal and venue and would certainly go again 😀

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had breakfast at Harry's on a Saturday morning. Great staff, good service and very good food. Full English breakfast is a good sized portion! Waffles with berries was superb! Restsurant nicely done inside. Would definitely recommend! Hope to be able to visit again soon

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Kobe
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,lovely atmosphere and very pleasant staff.Quick service and relaxing atmosphere. I will definitely make a visit again.

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ClareM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal and atmosphere.
Expensive starters and deserts. Very nice though.

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LIZM
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were recommended to go here. Not disappointed. Delicious food The starter menu was so good that we wanted 4 starters for 2 . Thus 2 x starter course and 2 for the main. All came in the right order and beautifully served. We will definitely have to go back and try the rest of the menu. We chose the house wine (Sicilian white) which was recommended but not actually the best we have had as "house choice". Nonetheless we would recommend Harry's to others and will definitely go back. The young staff waiting on were charming, efficient and made the whole experience welcoming without being in the least intrusive. I noticed that our main waitress was assiduously checking all tables discreetly and leaving nothing to chance. She was very professional and charming. This was altogether a very enjoyable experience.

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IanC
Devon
1 review