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 978 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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F
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

N
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

GS
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

EP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AE
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

ML
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

AS
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!

CB
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.

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

Great atmosphere

Staff genuine and honest

Food really good

MF
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely food, lovely staff and great atmosphere. Would definitely return.

S
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, the food was delicious the ambiance was great, I would definitely come again!

H
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal. Food was gorgeous. Staff were lovely. Great atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone who loves food.

B
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I love Harry’s for lunch as the menu is great and portion sizes good. Not quite such a good choice for breakfast though

JC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, ambiance & service but as we were sat by the window, it was a little chilly on our backs.
A wonderful evening spent with dear friends nevertheless.

S
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening, staff were great - very welcoming, very attentive. Prompt delivery of each course. The meals were just amazing, my husband had a steak and keeps mentioning how delicious it was, perfectly cooked and just wants to go back again! Would highly recommend to everyone

JA
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love it here. Great food, relaxed ambience but efficient well trained staff.
Thank you

HB
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

I had a terrible meal my steak was overcooked so I sent it back but they'd run out of TBones so there offered to cook me a fillet and rump instead I waited nearly 30mins my partner had finished his meal so I told the kitchen not to bother as I didnt want to eat my meal alone for the prices they charge I feel the service was very poor not even an offer for a free bottle of wine.

NB
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner. Thank you Harry’s team. Really good range of foods to choose from, I had vegan burger at was mouth watering.

j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food lovely staff, definitely recommended can’t wait to return , a little haven of loveliness

NW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good service, great food and service

Staff fantastic and accommodating when one of the party was delayed and got food for them

OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday lunch, great service and food

JW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a good meal at Harry's, which we chose because there are options for gluten free items. I said the noise level was quiet but that is because it was a Monday lunchtime with few diners - I think it would be a lot noisier when the restaurant is full.

PB
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service what more could you want?

ZM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a fabulous place and one I would not hesitate to recommend. Delicious food, great menu, attentive service.
Book early to avoid disappointment. I don’t believe there is anywhere else quite like it in Exeter if you’re looking for high quality brasserie style food. Yum!

ST
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit. Fantastic food and service. We will definitely be returning. Thank you

CW
Bath
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and lovely atmosphere. Service was attentive, but not in your face. It would have been nice to have the opportunity to have a decaff coffee. Please consider this for the future.

ND
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We could not fault the service or the food, we will be booking again.

L
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love everything about Harrys except we were very cold. We would have stayed longer but we were just too cold to be comfortable.

JM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first trip to Harry’s will certainly not be our last. Fantastic food, service and atmosphere.
Cannot wait to return.

RJ
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvellous food. Good music. Excellent service (very quickly and friendly). We like the restaurant when we walk by Longbrook street and our experience was better as we thought
Congratulations

H
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were outstanding. Restaurant was just a little busy but that can’t be helped. Will definitely be recommending to friends and coming back for more.

OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal at Harry’s!

MH
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really nice atmosphere. We had cooked breakfast which was lovely. Would definately go again.

s
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definetly go back to harrys again. The food was amazing and the portion size was more than enough. Would also recommend to a friend to go there and eat

OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Harry’s for 20 years and it has always been a pleasurable meal. The ribs are always superb even though the recipe was recently changed (tastier than ever now).

HH
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We love Harry’s so booked a table online for 2:30pm for a Birthday. I called up before to see if we could push the table back until 3pm but were told that last orders were at 2:30. We were greeted by a very lovely younger guy and enjoyed our starter and main, we had the ravioli and fajitas to share. I asked for an extra wrap and was given it but was told told by a lady that the restaurant does close in the afternoon “just to give us a heads up”. When booking online it told us we could have the table until 4pm. There was no info that last orders were at 2:30. We felt quite rushed and didn’t feel we could order a dessert.

Would still really recommend Harry’s as a lovely place to eat in Exeter but would have liked a heads up for next time so that we could book accordingly and have a more relaxing lunch. Thank you

JB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, had a lovely evening! Would 100% recommend and come back in ten future.