Harry's Restaurant

4.6
521 reviews
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£25 and under
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Comfort Food
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, British, Modern European
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Hours of Operation
Open 7 days a week:
9am - 2.30pm and 6pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
01392 202234
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Samantha Pounds
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Private Party Facilities
Delicious, well-prepared food and drink are essential to ensure the overall success of any event. Harry’s Meeting Room prides itself on Harry’s Restaurant event catering. Harry’s Restaurant is an award winning city centre restaurant that has been established for 21 years. It is located within the same building as Harry’s Meeting room and is a friendly and vibrant restaurant serving good quality, honest food at affordable prices.

It creates the perfect opportunity to dine in the comfort of your own private event room, or move through to dine in style within the main restaurant.
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Area
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Parking Details
Plenty of on-street parking available during daytime and evenings.
Two large city centre car parks nearby.
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Public Transit
Major bus stops within 1 minute walk.
City centre bus station within 5 minutes walk.
Central train station within 10 minutes walk.
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Entertainment
Jazz Evening on the first Monday of every month.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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RH
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal here during a trip to Exeter. The staff were friendly and very helpful and the food was delicious! Very good portion sizes, we were too full to try the desserts. We will definitely return and would highly recommend.

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Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been many times before but it never disappoints. Great food, much of it locally sourced. Good selection of cider and beer too.

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JK
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lady serving on Tuesday night completed our lovely experience.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch at Harry's... very generous portions left us extremely full the rest of the day! We could have shared one burger meal between two!

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K
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food, great service, lovely feel to the restaurant

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PM
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, service was experienced and friendly, this is the place to go for lunch or dinner at anytime, the food lifts your spirit. Keep it up.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyable food. I had the chilli which although not a particular favourite of mine could become so were I to find another of this quality. My wife had a salmon fish cake served with perfect vegetables.

The service was excellent and there is a decent, reasonably priced wine list.

We would certainly eat there again

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Sacramento
56 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our new favorite restaurant. Food, although a little pricey, is always very good. Ambiance is great except it should be noted that if the restaurant is busy it can get noisy. Would highly recommend

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CK
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three of us had a very tasty lunch here. Nothing was too much bother for the very attentive waitress.

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CW
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our second visit to Harry's and both times have had a super meal. Fantastic food, lovely staff. Wish it was nearer to home!

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CC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good - choice, quality etc. Nice feel to the place, comfortable and friendly. Service was a little slow but they were full and we were in no rush so not too much of an issue at all - and the waitresses were lovely. It was end of A-Levels for us and at the end of the meal my daughter was given a choc brownie with 'Congratulations' on it - lovely and unexpected touch, which was very much appreciated. I'd definitely recommend and will certainly return.

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B
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent venue for informal business lunch with good variety of meal choices on offer to suit full-on three courses or just a light lunch. Great location, just off the high street, in a lovely old building

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JW
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant with the personal touch and superb food.

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GH
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We have been regular customers of Harry’s over the years and have always been impressed. It was a shame that our most recent visit was quite average as we were catching up with a good friend who has recently moved to the area and had never been to Harry’s before. The service was brilliant and friendly but sadly the food was disappointing - my wife had the chicken which she felt was spoilt with excessive herbs. I had a classic burger which was OK as far as burgers go but the fries were luke warm, dry and over cooked, my wife also felt the chips were lacking. Our friend had the crab which was obviously a good choice as she had no complaints. On reflection I should have said something to the waitress but didn’t want to spoil the occasion. We assume our experience this time was a one-off and will still come back as we love the restaurant.

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MC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant service will defiantly be visiting for dinner again.

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s
Ayrshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely dinner, great choice of starters and mains. Couldn't manage a pudding.

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RE
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and lovely staff. Really enjoyed the food and restaurant has a relaxing atmosphere.

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RH
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal at Harry's for my husbands birthday. It was at lunchtime, so not too busy. We were warmly welcomed on arrival and the service was second to none. I had already mentioned by email that we would like to have the Chateaubriand and they had made sure this was available. It was cooked perfectly and was a very enjoyable meal. It's my new favourite restaurant.

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MG
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time we have visited Harrys and both times we have had great service and food.

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M
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, attentive service, delicious and imaginative starters. Proportions were large. Mains were comfort food and unimaginative. Steaks not great quality and slightly overcooked. Fries were poor quality.

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MC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with excellent and friendly service. I have enjoyed eating at Harrys for more than 20 years and although the menu has changed and evolved over time, it is always the same good value for money. Thank you!

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WB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven't been for a while but was as excellent as always. Daughter was home for the weekend with boyfriend so we booked (and lucky we did). Superb food - we went for all three courses and each one was perfectly presented and tasted amazing.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great evening with attentive staff and good food. Thanks too for the unexpected birthday chocolate brownie complete with candle! A lovely touch and the perfect end to our meal.

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S
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome meal, food was prompt despite being super busy and delicious, service impeccable, and Bellinis were amazing. Will definitely go back. Thanks Amy and the team!

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L
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I went here for dinner with a friend. The food was fabulous and some of the meat from local farms. The staff were exceptionally friendly and the place itself is quirky in an understated way. Very nice wine too and great value.

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OT
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived early and although they couldn’t get us in they advised us of a cocktail bar to go to and even gave us umbrellas to borrow due to the torrential rain!!
When we returned the service was excellent and the food was fantastic and all at a very reasonable price, would totally recommend.
Only complaint we had was the espresso martinis ordered which although were not on the menu were not made as they should be, they were very watery and had no froth on top which for £8 each were not good value, we did get £2 back but would have expected a full refund. I have attached a picture from the cocktail bar that you recommended, maybe you could get them to show you how to make one!!
Thank you for a great meal, great wine, great service but not a great espresso martini!!

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SD
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Disinterested staff, tried to put us in a hot corner next to a massive noisy party (we asked to sit elsewhere) seemed grumpy about doing that. Took ages to ask us for a drink. We ordered everything then; drinks, nibbles, starters and main. Nibbles and starters came out together. Didn’t ask us if we needed another drink even tho our glasses were empty. Rib eye steak (medium rare) was full of sinue so wasted a third -half of it. Will never go back. Very disappointed as we were told steaks were brilliant there. Very expensive for mediocre food. Shame.

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PS
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous as always, one of the group, commented,’you never have a bad meal at Harry’s, how true!!

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ML
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 3

Some meals rather small, (crab linguine), others too much (especially chips).Chicken rather dry. Creme brûlée was nice tasting but heavy, just custard pudding with crunchy top. They did turn the radio down...don’t see the point of playing /having to listen to a local radio station when trying to have conversations over a meal. Shouldn’t have had to ask. Lovely waitress, nice atmosphere.

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MR
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding the food was fantastic would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Exeter this is a must

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CM
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Everything good EXCEPT piped music which was far too loud!

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MM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good, amazing staff. Would definitely go again!

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T
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great crab linguine 👍🏿 and good value. Nice atmosphere.

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RS
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Too loud but fabulous food!

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HT
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was good, could have done more towards making more dishes dairy free but over all good

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RP
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant - as usual! Lovely food, Lovely atmosphere, Lovely staff!

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AE
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had dinner here on a Sunday. Staff were fantastic food was excellent. Can't wait to go back really enjoyed it.

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w
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a delicious lunch while visiting my daughter. Menu has quite a few of the classics plus a few surprises. Nice, airy lay out and very convenient for town centre.

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G
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value for money. The service is great and the food delicious! We will keep coming back.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Large Menu with plenty of choice. Nice seating. Restrictive wine list

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