Harry's Restaurant

4.6
710 reviews
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£25 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Harry’s Restaurant in Exeter is set in the heart of the city and has been gratifying appetites for 25 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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Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! Would highly recommend and will definitely be going back.

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Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good evening at Harry’s, all we needed for birthday celebration!

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Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Sunday brunch for all 5 of us - great vegetarian and vegan options. Friendly staff, lovely atmosphere.

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1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We were placed by the front door so constantly had to get up and close it because of the cold breeze, we complained and they manage to move us. Once we had moved the food was amazing but the cost of drinks were a bit steep.

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JH
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit since re-furbishment. The restaurant has been improved to high standard.
The service we had from our waitress was excellent. She had a sunny personality and cheerful disposition.

The steak was prepared to perfection--No improvement opportunities.

We will return!!!

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LS
Shropshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We have previously been here and had really good meals. We were disappointed with the beef b, there was a huge piece of brisket like beef in it which was just too much and although the sauce was lovely the beef wasn’t. The staff however were all lovely.

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NT
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Harry's. Great food, good service and the recent refurbishment is lovely. Can't wait for our next visit.

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LR
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a great place for any age group. They accommodated us even though we turned up a night too soon!! The food was very good quality although i would have liked more variety with low carb or veggie options. I am not veggie but often choose these when they are available.

very nice staff.

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BC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always. The food was wonderful and the staff were helpful

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JF
Cornwall
4 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and fantastic ambience . Food was great

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PE
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Harrys' always busy and booked up which is a good sign so went on line and got a table sorted and it was a really nice evening and would recommend it as I went there years ago and loved it and same this time !

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BB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A friendly lunchtime spot, we had been told about Harry's and we weren't disappointed, staff very friendly, we had a very pleasant lunch.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I went with my sister for breakfast. While my sisters English breakfast was perfect, my waffle and bacon was terrible for this standard.

It was basically one of those cheap sugar waffles in the 5pack you can get at Asda, heated up and heaped with maple syrup forming a pool on the plate. And 4 strips of bacon on top.

Needless to say, it was too sweet, not worth the price and not filling at all.

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G
Dorset
9 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good; great atmosphere, great food.
Second time here, didn’t disappoint.

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b
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual very good service, good food, reasonably priced wine and very relaxing ambience/environment. Will definitely go again!!

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CD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good atmosphere, good service, good food & we weren't rushed.

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KL
Essex
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic experience overall
Highly attentive waiting staff with excellent customer service
Food was delicious
Sat next to door which was a little cold when other customers left this open

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DW
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our lunch at Harry's, friendly attentive staff and good food, Thank you.

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JE
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service and food were excellent. We chose mexican food which was fresh and the portion size generous. Would definitely recommend.

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AM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our visit to Harry’s was lovely! We arrived slightly before our booking time but we were seated quickly and served quickly. We really enjoyed the food and drinks.

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H
Oxford
10 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambience. Will go again.

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SG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were pleased to be abe to get a table as there was a mix up over the time of our booking. The whole experience of the venue, food service and general helpfulness during the evening was terrific.
Thank you to everyone who came to contact with us

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JC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite place. Always great food and service.

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L
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service . Staff helped me with my choices and made up a birthday dessert without being asked . I would throughly recommend.

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C
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Harry’s is the best restaurant I’ve ever been in, great food great atmosphere and great service. 10/10

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AS
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service as always

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Good food. Varied menu.
Good value for money.
Clean restaurant.

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Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The service was great and the food was very good, a nice atmosphere and not to rushed.

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Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All of our party were vegetarian and there were several things on the menu we could choose. Everyone was very happy with the choices they made. The food was piping hot and extremely tasty. Would definitely recommend Harry’s to others and will definitely be going back again myself!

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F
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was very good and the food was perfect. Wenn had a very nice evening

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S
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

A meal for 3: First of all I have to say that the service at Harry's was impeccable. Fantastic and well trained staff and speedy delivery too. But the food really wasn't up to scratch. 1. My minestrone soup was miserably bland (instead of rich and tasty!) Boiled vegetables and pasta floating in hot water with the tiniest sprinkle of parsley on the top. The Tempura was OK, but uniform frozen veg a bit boring and not enough dip. 2. My husband had a sprout salad which he thought would be sprouted peas, beans etc but in fact was green Christmas dinner sprouts! He liked it though but thought the portion was small and poor value. 3. Our friend had a Tuna steak which she said was lovely and her plate was full of nice tasty looking vegetable accompaniments. The puddings were awful - sticky ginger pudding was actually a sticky toffee pudding with only the tiniest hint of ginger. It tasted greasy - poor quality ingredients. Definitely no butter. The frangipane was awful too. Lumpen and greasy and barely any pear or taste of pear. So overall a very poor rating for Harry's I'm afraid. Wouldn't go there again.

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MR
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic! Food, service etc. I'd 100% go back.

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SB
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly service and good value. Highly recommended.

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KH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service friendly and attentive but not over the top. Food excellent. Venue very nice with character.

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CH
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a great welcome from very attentive staff. An impressive menu which delivers excellent food. A great place to meet friends and family and experience one thing special!

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RC
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff. Food was absolutely divine. Music was a bit loud.

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IC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, high quality food. Large varied menu

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j
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

very good experience, service well,delicious food!

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London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was difficult to book a table - third attempt in three months- and that says it all. A very popular restaurant with an extensive menu of good quality food. I recommend the goats cheese on toast and any of the Mexican dishes - but everything served to other tables looked great, too. There was a spectacular-looking, enormous ice-cream dessert, in particular.Rather noisy but that’s because a lot of people have to fit in a small space! The service was also excellent and timely.

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RG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely little restaurant, good food, with amazing service! Book well in advance for a good time on the night you want, always rammed! A little on the expensive side however perfect little place for a date or birthday party

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