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  2. Distance: 12.80mi
  3. Distance: 12.80mi
  4. Distance: 14.74mi

About River Exe Cafe

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.

Exe Estuary - accessible via Exmouth Marina
Exmouth, Devon EX8 2AG
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
European, Seafood, Vegetarian

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.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
£41 and over

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
07761 116103

Website:
http://www.riverexecafe.com/

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.

Public Transport:
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.

Executive Chef:
Chris Dayer

Additional:
Full Bar, Outdoor dining , View

River Exe Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (222)
Special Occasions (210)
Waterfront (199)
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Good for Birthdays (186)
Outdoor Eating (180)
Local Ingredients (179)
Good for Anniversaries (166)
Lunch (145)
Good for a Date (143)
Fun (135)
Fit for Foodies (132)
Romance (123)
Casual (121)
Seasonal (114)
Creative Cuisine (97)
Worth the Drive (80)
Group Bookings (75)
Authentic (70)
Neighbourhood Gem (60)
Healthy (46)
Cosy (45)
Sunday Lunch (44)
Child Friendly (42)
Hot Spot (29)
Good Vegetarian Options (26)
People Watching (24)
Great Beer (23)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Comfort Food (20)
Business Meals (17)
Tasting Menu (17)
Brunch (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Afternoon Tea (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Organic (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Spicy (3)
Vegan (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Live Music (2)
Quick Bite (2)
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food5
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value4

 
·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.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·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!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Great Beer, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion
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·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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Healthy
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·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·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.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Fun
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·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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on 29 September 2017

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

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Authentic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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 (Bath)·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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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·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!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic
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·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!

Tags: Great Beer, Waterfront, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 23 September 2017

Excellent and unique venue will be back when it reopens next April.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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service4
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·Dined on 22 September 2017

Beautiful setting, lovely food and great service. Overall a lovely experience

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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value4

 
·Dined on 22 September 2017

Great seafood, friendly service, dog friendly, fantastic sea views

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 22 September 2017

A really good experience , great food and really friendly atmosphere,can't wait to visit again

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food5
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value3

 
·Dined on 21 September 2017

Trip across on boat was fun, even the taxi ferryman was engaging. Beer and wine were good, I like the amber ale a lot. The staff were great, very patient with our 3 old girl who getting a bit bored, they handled it very well, even danced with her to the back ground music. The food was great , a bit pricy but we knew that before we went. We loved the views. We were a part of 8 we two very young children . Excellent. We will go again when we are in Devon. Thanks to all at river exe cafe

John

Tags: Cozy, Great Beer, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on 21 September 2017

Excellent and enjoyable experience from beginning to end!.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on 20 September 2017

The whole experience from getting the water taxi to eating the food and good conversation with the friendly staff was splendid. The fish was local the ingrediance were perfectly combined with a touch of flare. I felt confortable and warm in the restaurant couldn't have had a better experience. The weather wasn't great but that had no impact on my experience. Thank you River Exe Cafe.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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service4
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·Dined on 20 September 2017

My partner and I were on holiday in Budleigh Salterton and had been recommended to go. When we arrived for the River taxi, the weather was wild. However, we had a great evening and would thoroughly recommend it to others; especially fish lovers.

Tags: Special Occasion
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value4

 
·Dined on 20 September 2017

Everything about our trip to River Exe Cafe was lovely. Its a real treat to have an outing (on the water taxi) and beautiful food/wine combined!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 20 September 2017

A brilliant and different type of venue. Great from pick up on boat taxi, food, ambience, wine to being dropped off afterwards. Made a birthday special. Will definitely come back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined on 20 September 2017

This was our first visit to the cafe and will definitely not be our last. I booked it as a treat for my husband's birthday and he absolutely loved it . The whole experience was the reason I rate it so high . No not the cheapest option ,but it made for a great afternoon out . Im looking forward to going again .would recomend highly to anyone.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Casual, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 19 September 2017

A really relaxing evening. Heard so many times its a nice place to go and it didn't disappoint.
Arriving by water taxi which was different and well organised, and enjoyed a great evening nice friendly staff and Fantastic food. One restaurant we will return to.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 19 September 2017

Fabulous dining and travelling experience. Very slick, professional but relaxed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 19 September 2017

Had a brilliant time. We were on holiday with our mums and our 2 children, 3 and 3 months. I have coeliacs disease and they were very clued up and I could relax knowing I wasn't going to be glutened. Will be going back. Gorgeous views and amazing food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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food5
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·Dined on 17 September 2017

This was again a memorable experience. It was well timed for this time of the year as part of the evening was spent under the setting sun and then the stars whilst having our meal. The food is always excellent with little fuss from the waiting staff. Although cold for this time of September we decided to sit outside and enjoy the estuary and came wrapped up. Beautiful lighting as the sun set with all the sounds of the waders as they flew by to their night time resting place. The experience is complete with a short ride on the Puffin Taxi under the starlight.
A great experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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value5

 
·Dined on 17 September 2017

We have enjoyed coming here with our children and together to celebrate our anniversaries and birthdays since you opened. We love the water taxi out and regardless of the weather the location is lovely the food is always good and generously proportioned. We love the casual caring way the staff look after us - love the style of each of these young people too.

This visit was our 26th anniversary and I think our best yet. My only complaint that you are becoming too popular and so it is difficult to get a booking!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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value4

 
·Dined on 17 September 2017

Really lovely place. Food delicious but could do with a bit more choice. Staff very friendly. Will definitely return very soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 16 September 2017

The coolest restaurant we have ever been to!! A real hidden gem.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Fun, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 15 September 2017

Given a gift voucher for 50th birthday and went with my husband for early dinner. Shame about the weather but that still didn't spoil the evening. Fabulous place and very friendly and relaxed. Very quick service. Worth the money

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 15 September 2017

The whole experience was tremendous fun, the food was super, the organisation excellent and the personnel helpful and pleasant. We will certainly go again but it is not an every day outing as it is expensive, especially for us as we have to make fairly elaborate arrangements to get there but we loved it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 14 September 2017

We wanted to take my in laws for a special meal while they were staying with us. The river exe cafe had been recommended to us and we were certainly not disappointed. The ferry out there added to the evening... the skipper was friendly and we were able to have a good laugh with him on the journey there and back. The food was outstanding.... our group tried the scallops, squid and the bruschetta to start and then the cod and chips, plaice, steak and veggie burger for mains. We could not fault a thing. Puddings were great too and a great choice of drinks. We were well looked after and the atmosphere inside was amazing with gorgeous views all around. We will be returning as soon as we can!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vegan, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 14 September 2017

Food was lovely although could put a little more effort into the meat options. Very dog friendly which we appreciated. Very good and friendly service. A great experience flosting on the water and a nice boat trip there and back and saw a seal basking on a platform. Overall a great experience and a nice treat.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 14 September 2017

Great experience starting with the water taxi, excellent food and service. Even though the kitchen was obviously limited in size, the menu choice of mainly mainly fish and sea food Was good. There was also a reasonable choice of other options . The portions were generous and well presented. A nice touch was the handwritten 'Happy Birthday ' sign on the table.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on 13 September 2017

Perfection! What a wonderful experience. I have been lucky enough to eat in incredible places in the World. This restaurant hits all the right spots. Discreet efficiency, relaxed atmosphere, peerless attention to detail - the staff are faultless, the cooking does what is says on the packet. We asked for something to be cooked off menu and it was executed without fuss and at no extra charge. Fabulous experience from start to finish - THANK YOU.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Waterfront, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 13 September 2017

We had a wonderful party there in July! Delicious food and excellent service and unique location! Ali

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Local Ingredients
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ambience5
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value4

 
·Dined on 13 September 2017

Overall excellent experience even though the weather didn't co operate! The only small criticism was the chips were horrible yellow and greasy tasting but I looked around and everyone else was eating them so maybe it was me! We will be back next year for birthday treats!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Great for Lunch
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service5
value3

 
·Dined on 13 September 2017

For an unusual experience Cafe on the Exe ticks all the boxes. Outstanding in all departments.

Tags: Fun, Romantic
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·Dined on 10 September 2017

River Exe cafe never fails to impress; from Harry the water taxi driver to the food when we got there. All fabulous! Only downside-hard to get a reservation!!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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