Harry's Restaurant

4.8
1752 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 1752 People Are Saying
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GaryH
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been trying to get a table at Harry's every time we visit Exeter but until now we have been unsuccessful. Pleased to say we finally managed to get a booking and it did not disappoint. It was a nice feeling when others asked for a table and the restaurant said fully booked.
Restaurant as a lovely style, service is wonderful and food is great and not overpriced.
We will be back as long as I remember to book enough in advance.

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julescat
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Food delicious; decent portion sizes and beautifully presented.

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Ellie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, wonderfully helpful and polite staff. One of the best nights we’ve had in a long time. We were a fairly loud table but the vibe in the restaurant was great fun. The chateaubriand was incredible, as was the French onion soup. We will be back soon, thanks for a great night!

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JonF
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really pleased to find this place. Not cheap but good value. Excellent food , great room and friendly service - had a great time.

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SF66
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious food and wonderful service. The best restaurant in Exeter.

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FannyG
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service in a wonderfully cosy environment. The menu has a good range and the food is just delicious

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NickK
Lancashire
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful staffed by friendly, attentive staff. The food was high quality with a number of specials. A lovely evening out.

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SarahH
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As on previous visits, super food, lovely atmosphere and a great team front of house, and doubtless behind the scenes as the food was delicious.

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KirstyP
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service. We will definitely pre order the lobster and marrow next time though as unfortunately missed out. Incredible chateaubriand though!

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BrookeC
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning building, beautiful interiors. Portions and food quality was unmatched. Cocktails were amazing! Service was second to none!

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Gerard
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harry never dissapoints! Each one of us ordered a different meal, and we were all very happy with our food - all delicious, very fresh and super tasty!
I'll keep coming back and bringing family and friends over :)

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NatCal
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, mostly Italian style, great space and ambiance, only downside is it's pretty pricey! We paid £73 for 2x people, starters, one side and 2 mains, with a single coffee and single glass of wine

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James
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Excellent service and very good steaks.

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AlisonS
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good at a tricky time in the hospitality sector x

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SteveW
7 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Harry’s our special occasion, date night and feel like feeling special default place of preference. Lovely family owned and run restaurant we’ve been going to for many years and will be for many more years if it stays with the family. Will miss Amy the lovely Aussie, but the rest of the fantastic staff are still there. Many thanks Harry’s for a lovely meal and good luck to Amy who will be back

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timo
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming warm decor, great friendly service and the chef must be a wizard as the steak was just out of this world -> THE BEST STEAK EVER !

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Bubbles
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyable lunch, good service and food. No complaints!! Thank you

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RobertW
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Many thanks for hosting our Christmas works lunch for 7 people. We have been coming to you for a number of years now and are never ever disappointed. The food, drinks and service were all perfect.

Apologies for getting a little rowdy come the end. The wine was flowing too well !!

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CharliePiper
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal with my girlfriend. Outstanding food and service will definitely be coming back!

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Brett
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harry's is a great place to enjoy a meal in a relaxed atmosphere anytime of the year!.. they are COVID-19 secure..

Always my favorite place to eat in the City with clients and personally .. so why not book yourself a table and support this establishment! during these interesting times..

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KirstyP
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my friend here for an early birthday lunch. Food was amazing service was perfect. Can't wait to come back again

LG
LG123
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely atmosphere - one of our favourites in Exeter for a reason!

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JayneE
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely meal as always. Nice environment and felt safe under current circumstances.

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OpenTable Diner
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally a steak restaurant with good steak! Loved the restaurant, clever Covid divider screens between tables actually made it feel more intimate. Our waiter was really friendly and attentive and most of all the food was excellent. Great cocktails list as well.

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GillianS
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and fab steaks.

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SusanR
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food and service was lovely but I found it really cold. We did ask to be moved which they did but we still found it very cold.

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Lynw
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal with family. Would definitely book again

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HannahS
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing find! Great food and wonderful service - will most certainly visit again when next in Exeter

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Jade
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely steak! And delicious olives. Thanks for a great meal.

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Mwhelan
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and service as always. Can't fault anything.

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Thegreatsteveo
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Went for a business lunch and found the place to be quite busy and lively, lots of loud people in there. Was sat next tp the bar and had the noise of cocktail ice crashing in my ears. Food was nice, but when the bill came was over[priced, didn't understand the french fries with an expensive steak, but everything tasted nice, what was good was the attention and service fromn the staff in there, very pleasant people and very pleasant service. The coffee waslovely, and the Peroni was nice and cold, all in all, generally good, but had similar experiences from much less expensive places.

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Luke
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a disappointing meal at another restaurant last week I was in the mood to have a good meal and Harry’s didn’t disappoint! The Rib Eye steak was cooked to perfection, portion size was great and the staff were polite, attentive and accommodating. Can’t really think of any issues.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a superb relaxed environment. Definitely will be back.👍

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Claireb
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food , Amazing staff . One of the best meals I have had out in a very long time

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MariaN
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was swift and ambience pleasant enough considering it is party season. We were seated right by the door; asked to move and they did find us an alternative but we decided to stay put. I wish we hadn't as I was cold but hubby and son seemed not to bother. Have to say, was disappointed with the food; it didn't meet my expectation though nothing was unacceptable, just nothing special.

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FionaM
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our order was actually not handed in to the kitchen and so our meals were late but we assumed this was because they were busy. The manager came over to apologise and so did the waitress and they couldn't have been more lovely about it. The meal was great and my daughter and I had a wonderful time. Due to their mistake they gave us money off the bill. I would definitely recommend the restaurant and will go back myself. We were very well looked after.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food & range of menu was outstanding

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ClareM
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I feel the starters and deserts are over priced. Also the side salad was poor £4 for leaves and salad dressing. Service was lovely.

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HowardC
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful welcome when you arrive. The staff are great, the ambiance is excellent and the food is really good. The calamari are outstanding.
Will definitely return

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Nigel100
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Comprehensive wine list. Very good atmosphere. Very nicely furnished and decorated. Whilst it'