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River Exe Cafe

4.7
344 reviews
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£41 and over
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European
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront

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About

River Exe Cafe provides a totally unique experience offering high quality dining with a difference. We are a custom built floating restaurant surrounded by water; serving great tasting, locally sourced food and drink. Our aim is to create a venue that maximises the incredible river views that the Exe Estuary offers. Guests are encouraged to sit back and enjoy all that Devon offers in creating a modern British Menu; Great Food, Great Wine and Great Times.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
European, Seafood, Vegetarian
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Hours of Operation
12 Midday - 11PM (Monday - Saturday)
Last Water Taxi leaves Exmouth Marina at 8PM.

12 Midday - 9PM (Sunday)
Last Water Taxi leaves Exmouth Marina at 6PM.
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Phone number
07761 116103
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Chris Dayer
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Parking Details
When you visit us at The River Exe Cafe you will catch the Puffin Water Taxi. The Water Taxi departs from Exmouth Marina; the Visitors Pontoon outside The Point Bar, EX8 1XA. The Water Taxi is £5 per person payable to the Boatman on the day. There is limited on-road parking around the Marina and no parking at the Marina itself. The more guaranteed option is the Car Park at the end of Camperdown Terrace EX8 1EJ. This is a 5-minute walk to the Water Taxi departing point.
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Public Transit
There is a regular bus service into Exmouth Town Centre. There is also a Land Train and Train Links into and out of Exmouth Station. The Train Station and Town Centre are approximately a 15-minute walk to the Visitors Pontoon. If you are travelling from Starcross, you can catch the Starcross Ferry to Exmouth Marina and join the Water Taxi there.
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Full Bar, Outdoor dining , View
What 344 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 30 September 2017

Fantastic setting. We were made to feel very welcome. Service friendly and efficient but not intrusive. Food excellent. All choices made were superb.

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OpenTable Diner (Cornwall)
5.0  Dined on 30 September 2017

River Exe Cafe is an excellent venue & after several visits has never failed to impress us & our friends/family we have taken!
Food is local & fresh
Local Beers
Staff always friendly & knowledgeable about the food & drinks available,
It is a great asset to Exmouth & surrounding areas!

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OpenTable Diner (Cornwall)
5.0  Dined on 30 September 2017

Booked a table for lunch as it was my partners birthday and I am so glad I did. We had a fab time, the food was lovely really fresh and well presented (we had neptunes plater) amongst other things and could not fault it. The staff were very attentive and on the ball. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment including the water taxi journey.

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OpenTable Diner (Cornwall)
5.0  Dined on 29 September 2017

We visited Exmouth specifically to try the River Exe Cafe and had such a brilliant evening that we'll be back during the summer 2018.

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MAMA (London)
5.0  Dined on 29 September 2017

We heard about this restaurant while watching a tv show and made a note to visit whenever we were in the area. As it happens we were able to visit on the last night before it closed for the season. We enjoyed our meal but we were tired and weren't able to stay too long after. The staff are wonderful and the service was exemplary. The food was delicious though we felt a little on the pricey side. Still, it's a great adventure getting there and a unique experience we will remember. Thank you to the staff and chef(s). We did enjoy our visit.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 29 September 2017

A great experience for our family visitors from Berlin. The seafood platter was a major success as they couldn't get anything so fresh at home.
We had a baby with us and we were very well looked after by friendly, accommodating staff. It was great to have the freedom to walk around the boat with the baby while others were eating.
One minor request - maybe offer ice cream with the summer pudding instead of clotted cream!

Water taxi a great treat as always!

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JenS (Cornwall)
5.0  Dined on 29 September 2017

Great food , friendly staff, beautiful location .Highly recommended.

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JuliaK (Bath)
5.0  Dined on 29 September 2017

Another great visit to the River Exe Café! Two of us shared the Fisherman's Platter which was amazing: a smorgasbord of delicious elements. The other two in our party were equally delighted with their respective choices of main (hake and fish & chips) and starters (scallops and mussels) and the sauvignon blanc was excellent. The river taxi makes the experience extra special, the staff were all great, and we all had a wonderful time. Luckily we managed to squeak in our booking before the café closed down for the winter, and we are looking forward to next year's visit already!

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OpenTable Diner (Cumbria)
5.0  Dined on 28 September 2017

Amazing place, amazing food and amazing service - overall extremely satisfied with my trip to River Exe Cafe. Can't wait to go again next season!

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Emmanuelle (Cornwall)
4.0  Dined on 28 September 2017

We had a lovely birthday lunch there, the sun was out which made our date even more enjoyable. The staff on the water taxi and in the restaurant were very friendly. The food was good. We will definitely be back next year.

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OpenTable Diner (Cornwall)
4.0  Dined on 27 September 2017

Prompt water taxi service.
Unfortunately the weather wasn't good when we visited however it added to the experience.
Excellent food. Great friendly staff for whom nothing was too much trouble.
Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (Cornwall)
5.0  Dined on 27 September 2017

Once again an outstanding experience on our visit to The River Exe Cafe. First visit was in August for my husband's 50th and this time it was to celebrate my Father's 80th.
Food, drink, service and ambience were excellent. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Cornwall)
5.0  Dined on 26 September 2017

We absolutely loved River Exe. The food was Devine! The service relaxed and attentive, music was perfect. We loved the river taxi which just added to the excitement.
Overall I can safely say this is up there as our favourite.

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OpenTable Diner (Cornwall)
5.0  Dined on 26 September 2017

What started life five years ago as a quirky floating cafe in the Exe River has now developed into a full blown restaurant. Considerable construction work took place during the winter season while,the restaurant is closed and there is now a nicely designed structure which protects Di Wes from the elements.
There is a good standard menu and an excellent ‘Specials’ menu. We shared a seafood, chicken and chorizo paella which was excellent. We also,took advice from our waitress who advised thT whilst it was advertised asa ‘sharing’ dish there was more than enough for two people. So we shared between three and still didn’t quite finish it all!
We never got to the desserts. Wines and beers at competitive prices.
Add the experience to the water taxi from Exmouth Marina - a throughly enjoyable lunchtime adventure!

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PamH (Cornwall)
4.0  Dined on 24 September 2017

Lovely relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Well timed service, not rushed. Will return to try something different.

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