Spoken

4.4
101 reviews
£25 and under
Mediterranean

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Casual
Welcome to Spoken! The UKs best spirits bar in a modern mediterranean setting. Serving cocktails, fresh food 7 days a week and in a quirky relaxed atmosphere.

PLEASE NOTE that due to demand, all reservations are for FOOD ONLY for inside service. Outside tables are on a first-come-first-served basis and cannot be reserved.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
What 101 People Are Saying
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IainC
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, great service from the extremely professional staff, one of y the he best nights out in Exmouth. 👍

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LindseyU
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love Spoken but for some reason the food wasn’t quite as nice as normal. Service is always amazing though and thoroughly enjoyed our evening x

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Kate
Devon
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous lunch to end the year. Staff were friendly, helpful and made us feel safe. Food was next level gorgeous couldn’t decide so went for the small plates all amazing. Kids had the pizza and loved it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal- recommend the lamb burger ! Great mint and raspberry sorbet and a really good flat white !! Brilliant service and atmosphere

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SophieC
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chose 3 small portion /Tapas and couldn't finish them!!! They were delicious!!

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JasmineS
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our pre Christmas family outing to Exmouth Spoken. Friendly staff, such a tasty menu. A fun cocktail for mum, hallumi chips, and my son said the Magarita pizza was "of his dreams". Lovely decor.

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VicV
Devon
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We love spoken but are finding the food a bit hit and miss. Went 2 months ago and it was outstanding, went this week and it was a bit disappointing. Staff very nice......

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TraceyS
Devon
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, staff were lovely and food was good

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EmilyW
Devon
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been twice recently and the food both times has been incredible. Particularly the tapas dishes, so flavoursome, and makes it worth while be able to eat out again when the food is that good!

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JanetM
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very nice meal. Love the new menu! Staff was very attentive. Music was a bit loud.

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NeilM
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food were superb. Reasonably priced, and the food is terrific value for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
Devon
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As always a great time at Spoken. We had a variety of dishes ‘tapas’ style, food was very good. The service was excellent and the ambiance was relaxed and enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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davidb
Devon
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Food with superb attentive table service.

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SamWeaver
Devon
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever, we were treated like favourite guests, wonderful drinks range, cocktails and shots. The staff were welcoming, knowledgeable about the menu and so friendly. The food was delicious, fresh and generous portions

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CHLOK
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly atmosphere. Had lovely meal. Staff were very helpful. Would definitely recommend the menu.
Fantastic drinks range. Best jammy donut shots!

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Holly
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A real improvement and the food was really great, and service excellent.

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KimT
Devon
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening, with amazing food and good service. Safety rules were adhered to, all in all a lovely time.

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michelleb
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and lovely presented food. Reasonable priced for quality and quantity

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is very good (we had the lamb tagine) and was served in a reasonable time. Our order was taken shortly after sitting down and our wine came promptly.

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KatrinT
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Spoken is usually amazing. This time due to lockdown coming, they didn’t have certain items on the menu. Considering the food menu isn’t massive, we should’ve been informed at the time of making a booking.
Also, the service wasn’t what it usually is. The staff were lovely, as they always are, however after we finished with our food, no one came to us for a good half hour to ask if we would like any more drinks or even the bill. I hate having to ask someone to come over to our table but I did and that’s how we got our second round of drinks. We probably would’ve spent more as well if we had been able to have a drink the whole evening. When the bill was brought over, there was an extra item on it, which we had ordered but they ran out of.
I do believe it was just an off night for them, considering everything that’s happening. I hope this is taken as ‘healthy criticism’. I will continue supporting local businesses and Spoken is still one of my favourite places to visit. ❤️

NM
NeilM
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We found the food at Spoken to be excellent-great quality and good value. Very vibrant atmosphere-bordering on quite noisy at times, but good fun and relaxed. Service was good too. The only criticism we would have is that in these times of COVID, our table was very close to the one behind-so spacing could be better. Otherwise, a lovely evening.

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SorrelY
Devon
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent evening with absolutely lovely friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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JessicaE
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly impressed with the service food and atmosphere. It was lively and a lovely evening out. We will be back.

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JudithY
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and fantastic service, even though there was only 1 guy working. Good atmosphere even though it was quiet (midweek night)

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CHLOK
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food in a Mediterranean inspired ambiance.
Had a great evening drinking cocktails, eating and chatting. The place was packed. Although socially distanced.
Will definitely recommend to friends and family.

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BeckB
Devon
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loving the change of menu, bringing the tapas option back is most definitely welcomed and having Joe back leading the team is great.

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AnnH
Devon
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Good food at reasonable prices. Very good service. Polite and friendly. Loved the 'Gin smash' cocktail. Would definitely recommend restaurant

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HELEND
Devon
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A delicious lunch menu. Likely to come back and sample something else!!

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Theo
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal here. The prawns and chorizo starter was lovely as was the pizza and the wine selection was excellent. Would thoroughly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Didn’t enjoy the food. The cuttlefish starter was really rubbery not much flavour. Chicken Gyros and chips was just basic nothing really different about it compared to a takeaway van. I probably wouldn’t go back there.

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a very enjoyable evening on Saturday night first time we had eaten here food was good cocktails very good service was quick and we will eat there again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday meal, fantastic evening as always

OT
OpenTable Diner
Devon
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful atmosphere. The staff as always were excellent

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SamWeaver
Devon
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this venue, fresh, bright decor, comfortable, well spaced seating- inside and out. The best staff, friendly, engaging and helpful. Both the food & drinks/cocktails menus (recently revised) have a good variety of option, including vegan choices plus a special board. We come here often, its great for an intimate date night or a lively birthday celebration- never been disappointed by the staff, service or food & drinks

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GBNanny
Devon
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food excellent, great value, & good sized portions. Quite busy so service slower than we would have liked. Tables seemed a bit too close together,

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OpenTable Diner
Devon
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first experience of spoken and blew it out of the water 😁

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Andy
Devon
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

. Missing the breakfast menu. That said, super lunchtime food. Super meatballs and spaghetti. 👍😎

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JackL
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Preferred the last menu. Had a look online When I booked and saw the old menu. Didn’t expect the new one when we arrived. Also spoke to a table next to us who had the same issues.

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RosW
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic pizza’s- excellent value and sooo many gins to choose:))

FAQs

Spoken offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01395 265228.

Spoken is rated 4.4 stars by 101 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.