Harry's Restaurant

4.8
1475 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 1475 People Are Saying
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EasyFred
London
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lovely decor, and great service, but the food was just a little disappointing for a restaurant suggesting they could be the best in Devon - the food was actually quite nice, but underwhelming. ~Not fine dining but more high end Pub grub

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Elise
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and cocktails. Great atmosphere and wonderful service from all staff, especially Jess who was looking after us. Thank you for a fantastic evening

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sallyp
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic family meal, warm welcome and great food. Would definitely vosit again

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IsabellS
Devon
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harrys is always our chosen place to dine for birthdays or celebrations. The team there are always super friendly and the food is spot on every time!

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GrahamS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't fault this trip to Harry's. Food was excellent: My T-bone steak and partner's sirloin cooked as requested to perfection. Side dishes of provencal vegetables and mushrooms complemented well. Good to see that they offer Utopian lager as a choice in addition to usual brands. Staff were friendly and attentive without being intrusive and my thanks for packing up the "marrowbone" bones to be enjoyed by our very happy dog.
Would definitely recommend and we will no doubt return in the not too distant future.

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TrevorM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality, tasty food with friendly and attentive service in a relaxed but smart environment... great. Highly recommended !

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JoeW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Best meal my partner and I have ever had. Couldn’t fault the service at all, were very attentive and helpful. An all round wonderful experience

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DavidC
Devon
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service5ambience4

Disappointed. Having not been for a while due to covid we were very surprised at the greatly changed menu and the increase in prices with smaller portions.

We have been visiting your restaurant for several years but sadly we will not be doing so in the near future.

You obviously have your reasons for the changes and we wish you success.

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AidenK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place to eat, menu not as big as it used to be, but what the do have on the menu, they do very well.

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CharlotteW
Devon
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, food was delicious and the service was great

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DavidS
Devon
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class venue with attentive service. The food was excellent and range of drinks superb. Definitely a place to dine when in Exeter. Highly recommended.

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Chenxi
Devon
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really nice food, especially fries and steaks. It's pleasure to enjoy a dinner with some friends in a cool summer night :)

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Frankie343
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been going to Exeter regularly for the last 6 years, but this was our first visit - wish we hadn’t left it so long! Very friendly staff, food is was great and the restaurant had a really nice atmosphere. Not the cheapest place to eat but definitely worth a visit for special occasions.

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angelaH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant and always dine here when I'm in Exeter. Excellent staff, service and delicious food. Staff extremely accommodating when requested adaptations to menu options.
Highly recommend!

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StefanM
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit. I’m a regular at my #1 The Seahorse in Dartmouth and #2Oyster Shack but at Harry’s I Very impressed and will definitely visit again. The sea bass for partner and I was stunning. food service was professional and appropriate. My GF intolerance was catered for and a sympathetic menu to suit.
There were a couple of minor niggles
Increase GF options for starter and deserts please, would have been much appreciated, and would enable the restaurant to take more of my money. You could be losing out as more dining patrons have gluten intolerance these days. I paid for my meal by card at the table. There was Not an option for the patron to leave a service tip electronically. This option I would have been beneficial as I was so absorbed with my partners conversation and my focus that I think that I forgot to leave tip. SO SORRY. I’ll make it up next time.
A wonderful lunch I will return for more. Thank you Stephano

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JeremyE
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drink and service with full compliance to covid regulations. Lovely atmosphere until the arrival of a hen party which may have been better positioned away from the centre of the main room.

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LesleyP
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

This is the first time we have been to this restaurant after recently moving to Exeter.
The reason for 3 stars is that when I booked they asked was it an occasion. I told them a birthday (my sons). I guessed they must mark this in some way even if just saying ‘happy Birthday’ . Nothing was mentioned. To add to the disappointment, the man on the next table was brought a small bun with a single candle and wished a happy birthday! I was very upset and disappointed.
The food was good but apart from the birthday thing, I didn’t think the service was good. We had to ask for plates for our nibbles and waited a long time for drinks.
All in all a birthday meal spoiled!

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NAP42
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, good value. Would eat there again.

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MaryW
Devon
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The whole plaice we ordered was delicious as were the accompanying vegetables. Along with a glass of wine, good service and relaxing ambience the whole experience was thoroughly enjoyable.

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LucyT
Devon
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great for a special occasion! Great atmosphere and delicious food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Devon
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another good night in Harry's

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JasonL
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place, it’s clean, staff really good. Food was brilliant. Definitely will be coming back

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Tart
Devon
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a celebration lunch with 2 old friends and we had the most fantastic time. The food was wonderful, the staff just so helpful - nothing could have been better really. Thank you.

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Cazz
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Harry's Restaurant and we were very pleased with it. The staff were welcoming, the food and service excellent. We shall certainly make a point of eating there again on future visits to Exeter.

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DannyL
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and really lovely staff. Would highly recommend!

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FaithS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harry's was excellent as always. Food was delicious, drinks arrived quickly and the staff were attentive and friendly without being overbearing

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NicolaD
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been to Harry’s for ages mostly because it’s so popular the dates aren’t available when I call as last minute planner. Covid has altered that booked ahead, easy, felt safe whilst there and as always the food and service cannot be faulted

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OpenTable Diner
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very happy over all , would definitely go again

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LouLou
Devon
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just had an amazing anniversary meal to Harry’s, staff made the evening special with little touches such as strawberries with our champagne and a complimentary dessert with our coffee.

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NickC
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have visited harry's on a number of occasions, so knew what to expect. Very Covid safe, which is a big factor on where we decide to eat. Food was the usual high standard and the staff very attentive, friendly and efficient...

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JasmineK
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beautiful! Staff were amazing, very friendly and attentive. Loved my first visit, we will be back!

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quality bistro style very good food and affordable wine, perhaps not every say but any special occasion ideally I would visit every 2-3 months.
Service was excellent food good maybe promote a set menu early evening. Wine pricey but excellent quality

JP
JessP
Devon
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I haven't been for many years but just as good. Love the new decor and the toilets are awesome!

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FranM
Devon
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good quality steaks, well cooked. Our go to restaurant when in Exeter.

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Becki
Devon
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere very attentive staff would recommend

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JamieL
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Perfect spot for anniversary dinners and celebrations. Pricy for students but expected considering the quality. Felt the slightest bit rushed between starter and main - a slightly longer gap of more than a couple of minutes would have been appreciated, in order to enjoy and savour the flavours which had just been experienced.

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LolaG
Devon
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

For starters we had Calamari which was too salty, greasy and not crispy enough. Main was Crab Linguine with chilli which did not have enough seasoning and the chilli was absent, though the side of mushrooms and truffle chips were very good.

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MichaelL
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fine dining without being pretentious, Great service. Great value for money. Will return when next in Exeter.

AJ
AlisonJF
Devon
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful evening made extra special with amazing food will definitely be back

JK
JKKKKK
London
1 review