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.
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MB
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The stand-out was the warmth and efficiency of all the front of house staff on an evening featuring several celebration parties. The food is both plentiful yet tasty and well presented. We surmised that the warm breads with oil we shared as a starter was two portions but the bill showed it was only one! Plenty of interesting wines, by the bottle or glass, at truly knock-down prices, some barely double what you would pay in a wine merchant's. Bravo !!

MR
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drink. Service was perfect as was the ambience. I would highly recommend for a special meal in Exeter.

t
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Best restaurant that I’ve been to in Exeter so far

H
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great selection of food to suit all tastes, good presentation, service average but unfortunately very noisy.

GA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, enthusiastic welcome by staff. Well timed meal and service. The food was top notch.

DS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and Harry’s and certainly not the last. Made to feel very welcome staff were very knowledgable and confident to recommend dishes. Really lovely family meal in a beautiful restaurant.
Well done guys 😊

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harry's is myself and my families favourite restaurant in Exeter. I am a university student and every time my family comes to visit me we tend to book Harrys, as we know for sure that we will have an enjoyable evening. The staff are so friendly all the time, and the food is so fresh and really lovely. The only recommendation I would make is to change a few items on the menu and to make it more friendly to all dietary requirements, however that said they always cater for any dietary needs :)
I highly recommend Harrys restaurant for a truly memorable meal.

RC
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always - great food and fabulous experience. Thank you.

OT
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Another good meal and enjoyable night out

RD
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The food was very good and reasonably priced. The service was varied; some of the staff were very friendly, some were a bit brusque.

HP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff extremely helpful! The food was lovely, and we all had a great evening !
Would recommend booking in advance

T
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, good atmosphere. Very busy even on a Sunday evening. Plenty of waiters and waitresses although they did get a little muddled at times.

J
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food! All portions were a decent size (too much if anything!).
Staff were efficient and friendly and we were served in good time. Would definitely go back if in the area.

p
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely atmosphere, fantastic service, great staff. Everything was perfect. Thank you so much 😊

EC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

An excellent restaurant serving delicious food that is good value for money. A very positive experience and will certainly return soon.

SS
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food served in an informal atmosphere. Served by professional and knowledgeable waitress. Highly recommended.

JT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Busy upmarket restaurant with lively atmosphere and very friendly staff. A good experience.

HP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Wonderful food, great service, lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

NS
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this was our first time visiting Harry's, and we loved it, the service was excellent, the food fantastic and the wines great, we will be definitely going back here, and would recommend it to anyone looking for a decent meal in Exeter.

JC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Lovely touch bringing out my husband a complimentary candlelit dessert even though I hadn't let the restaurant know it was his birthday at the time of booking.

SS
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Harry's is a firm favourite of ours and for most special occasions we like to go there. A really good variety of different tastes are catered for. Portion sizes are good and the quality is excellent. It is really difficult to choose a dish as there are so many mouthwatering options to choose from. We had a wonderful meal, the service was very good and we had yet again a wonderful celebratory meal out at Harry's.

MB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very generous portions - friendly, warm environment. Always busy - and obvious why

KD
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday lunch at Harry’s. The food was excellent and the service was very good. We’ve eaten at Harry’s several times and it never disappoints. We would definitely recommend.

LA
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good menu. Excellent service . Food was freshly prepared and hot ! Good selections of drinks

GP
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great! lively atmosphere, lovely rustic style interior and excellent food - starters are huge portions so you may want to share!

l
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Spent a lovely evening catching up with a friend at Harry's. We both had the fishcakes which were very good. Ate early evening on a Thursday and the place was busy with a good atmosphere.

AB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such an amazing time. Great staff, insane food and good value for money. Booked another table the very next day

AK
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful starters - the best garlic bread we have ever tasted!

SR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and service excellent thank you food yummy veggie options delicious. We were so full we declined pudding however Harry’s remembered we were there to celebrate my daughters 21st, and bought out a beautiful dessert with candle 🎂 which my daughters demolished in 2mins flat, nice touch and greatly appreciated

SB
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my daughter there for her birthday, super food, very friendly and helpful staff, going again tonight!!

GW
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and ambience, attentive staff and good food.

JP
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great sevice! Will definitely return.

RS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good menu with plenty of choice. Attentive service. Next table was a bit loud but that is not down to restaurant. Flat iron steak was very good but it was just still a bit raw in the centre, probably needed just a minute more resting before slicing?

Prices are reasonable, so we will be back!

PG
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Your staff are always great too.

R
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely ambience and nice layout. Staff friendly. Food ok but steaks were all over cooked from what was ordered. Staff offered to change but as usual, it messes up the dining experience with people all eating at different speeds so we declined.

SO
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I love Harry's, I have been going for years and would always recommend it. Food is great and the atmosphere is lovely, the only downside is the small quantity of gluten free options.

CC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunchtime meal. Quantity of food a bit much for me but delicious. Disappointed as no children's menu, only had a starter mac n cheese really and was then charged £6.00 for 2 scoops of ice cream. I would go back but not with children.

TH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very nice atmospheric experience with excellent choice and quality food, we will definitely return!!

GH
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently brilliant, great food, especially the garlic bread, great service, great atmosphere, great value and generous portion sizes - what more could you want?

j
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed what was a superb lunch with excellent service.
The starters were great - mushrooms on toast, whitebait, carpaccio and ribs (wonderfully sticky).

The fillet steaks were perfectly cooked and my wife's butternut squash risotto was the best she'd ever had.

The wines were reasonably priced and were polished off with a beautiful Pedro Ximenez 'sherry wine' and a Sauternes.

Special mention our waiter - a delighted young man on a gap year - big smile and very professional.