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Superb! Delicious food in a wonderful setting. We visit the River Exe cafe each year for a birthday and anniversary treat, it never disappoints.
Great venue for special occasions. Unique place for a great sea food platter. Will book again soon.
Amazing location, great food & friendly service! Puffin Taxi good fun!
Good overall experience. Only real negative was the price of desserts.
Fantastic restaurant in an amazing setting. It was a great experience by all, service was brilliant and the food was delicious. We had a wonderful evening and would definitely recommend a visit to this restaurant to our friends and family.
The whole experience was very pleasant, but I would call a 'fun dining' rather than a 'fine dining' experience; My plaice at £22.00 was very ordinary, not very fresh, a small helping with odd, rather tasteless purple potatoes....
This place has the total wow factor. From the welcome by the boatman on the quayside, to setting foot on deck at the cafe, and returning to the quay after your meal, we were completely blown away.
The food is so fresh and had excellent presentation, the service is both professional and very friendly.
This is a must do experience if you’re lucky enough to have booked early to obtain a table.
Thank you to all staff at the River Exe Cafe.
I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.
We had the most amazing afternoon for my mums birthday. It was her first time and she has stated it was the best birthday ever.
The waitress we had was amazing, the food was such a high standard & the whole experience was phenomenal.
Alan the puffin water taxi man made my 8 year old nephew Max’s year by making such a fuss of him, he is now the envy of the school.
Thank you to everyone we absolutely loved it and will be back.
We came here for an anniversary dinner. We gorged on seafood and were not disappointed. Lovely staff, from the river taxi (what a great way to start an evening) to the personal service at the table that we received. The sun setting whilst we ate prawns, mussels, crab, scallops and fish of the day, and the ambiance was enough to make this a fantastic evening which I would highly recommend.
We had an amazing time at the River Exe Cafe.
The service was very good, the location stunning and the food was fantastic.
We had the goats cheese mousse and the seafood platter. Absolutely delicious, the atmosphere was great, sun was shining and the whole experience was one I’d love to repeat very soon!
Been there twice now and enjoyed the food and location .bit expensive but would still come again .very enjoyable afternoon .
Stunning location food drinks and company back again in July can’t wait
It was ok. Had far better meals for half
The price locally. Everyone was friendly enough and the setting was obviously very nice. Just disappointing after hearing rave reviews to find
It very well average and very expensive for what we had. Glad we Experienced it but wouldn’t go again. Go to the Mexican in town for Mussels instead or their home made burger. Fab
The table we sat at had a really noisy party behind us and we couldn’t here ourselves to talk too.
The price for food was a bit expensive considering it was only fish and chips
The attention to detail and the warmth of welcome by staff was superb.
It made a special evening with a visiting cousin, in spite of cloudy weather!
great service and given everything has to be bought in was good if somewhat overpriced...
We have been to the Exe Cafe every year for the last 4 or 5 and although the prices and popularity have increased, we still love it here. It is the complete experience from the trip out on the water taxi to the shabby-chic cafe anchored in the midst of the estuary and the delicious fresh food...especially the fish, which makes a trip here so memorable. The staff are swift and deliver with the right degree of attentiveness, the food is well cooked and presented and the location is idyllic...especially on a sunny day. Would urge you to visit the cafe but am reluctant as it will make it harder for me to book in when I want to go again!
Lovely Food, great wine, superb location!
Locally sourced food in an idyllic cafe. A must visit for any seafood lover!
A great experience as always , the hake was delicious!!
We went here on a beautiful evening. Was picked up and taken on a lovely trip to the cafe. The food arrived quickly and was perfect. Was lovely to watch the sun come down on the water I highly recommend this whole experience and will be going back
We had a fantastic meal to celebrate a birthday an all round wonderful experience helped by the gorgeous evening weather wise 🌞🌞
Stunning location and something completely different.
12 of us enjoyed a really different lunch outing. It started with Alan and the water taxi - a very smooth and entertaining crossing. Once on board we were looked after by Jonny (sorry if I have spelled it incorrectly) exceedingly well. 4 of our group had the sharing platters (see photo), of which they spoke very highly; the rest of us had individual dishes which were also delicious - my Hake was particularly good. The Tarte Tatin (see photo) for pudding was to die for! We had several bottles of South African Chenin Blanc which really complemented the food. To crown it all the weather was perfect, and although we sat inside it felt very airy.
We were very impressed with our visit to River Exe Cafe. The food was excellent and the service outstanding. We were catching up with old friends and this was the perfect place.
Efficient pleasant service - well organised
Food well cooked but quite pricey main courses.
A perfect sunny day, we could have been in the Mediterranean so that was a real bonus and meant we could sit outside - amazing.
From the pick up at the docks to the return journey home we had a brilliant time - a real 'experience' as much as to enjoy delicious local food and savour the atmosphere.
Delicious local food and beautifully presented.
Staff were professional and competent as well as friendly and willing to help.
The 'window' allocated of 2 hours on the Café was just enough, especially with a nearly 5 year old who couldn't have sat still for longer than that period of time. Luckily I had brought colouring and activity books, maybe they could provide something child friendly menu to colour or something bespoke to generate something related to the Café such as fish/sea scene to colour or activities (like a maze or a spot the difference or a word search) to include the sound ones more? Happy children = happy parents and possibly a bigger tip!
All in all a great afternoon and I can't wait to go back.....
Excellent! Excellent food and service! Everyone very friendly and couldnt do enough for you. Just a shame there was a rather large table being rather loud, couldnt really hear one another. But cant stop people having fun was just bit hard to hear. Apart from that a lovely experience! Me and my partner had a babysitter for a night so was lovely to do this and will do it again!
Great venue - especially on a sunny evening. But make sure you've got something warm to put on for the cool bit on the ferry and outside on the deck.
Fantastic setting, food and service
Lovely evening, great food! Just a shame that the evening was foggy!
What an amazing find! Beautiful setting, fantastic views, and the best fish platter I’ve ever tasted (and I’ve had a few!)
Highlight for the boys, fish aside, was being able to steer the boat back to the harbour side! 100% recommend!
Excellent meal! Even wrote ‘Happy Birthday’ on a menu for myself and my town!
A wonderful experience despite the weather. Staff very good and food excellent
A well organised restaurant offering good food and a stunning setting.
As you can see, I have marked it with the best possible scores.
One word sums it up.....FANTASTIC
Fab day out..Fun and a bit different.. Perfect timing for our return boat 🚤 taxi 🚕
A lovely warm welcome from efficient and well informed staff. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was fabulous and the scenery magnificent. A wonderful unique restaurant and a great experienced. Highly recommend. Suitable for all ages and ocassions. Our party catered for ages between 13 and 76 years and everyone had a great time .
Excellent food & wonderful ambiance. The views from the restaurant are beautiful and transport from the marina on the water taxi make it feel like a really special experience.