Spoken

4.5
232 reviews
£25 and under
Mediterranean
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 ONLY. 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 232 People Are Saying
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TheWafflemores
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, great food and friendly staff (mostly!).

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Trace
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food and as always we ordered too much tapas. Cocktails stunning as always!

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MatthewR
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ok meal, prices fairly average.

Find the booking system annoying, and having to download apps etc, rather than just call someone. The tipping process is terrible. Go onto an app to tip which charges you 10% - very strange and no doubt puts people off.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t fault Spoken!! From walking in to leaving our experience was excellent. Everything we ate was amazing, we had 6 small plates between the two of us and every dish was divine!! The sangria was on par with what we have abroad. So if you want to make up for all those cancelled holidays, head to Spoken for a little bit of the Med in Exmouth.

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NoelH
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was lovely, good portion size and served nice and hot.
We had to ask for condiments and wine list when the main course came.
Restaurant was busy, great atmosphere throughout the night.

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TessaT
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The menu is varied, we had langoustine in a spicy sauce, ham & cheese orincini with alioli, red pepper hummus with pitta bread and crispy octopus with chorizo. All fresh cooked and delicious. Staff were helpful and friendly. Good selectin of beers and wine. Would well reccommend a visit, we dined there at lunchtime on a week day

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CatherineB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spoken , amazing food great ambiance, mushroom Kiev, tapas starter dishes amazing, fish pie delightful, great friendly service. Amazing cocktails!!

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BethW
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and drinks in an enjoyable atmosphere. Impeccable service from most staff members.

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SamanthaL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was lovely a bit disappointed as the menu choice was small and is usually a lovely choice of tapas

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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Sarahn
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The staff were attentive polite and very cheerful, the food was mostly great apart from A bad prawn that made my husband slightly poorly that evening. I told the staff and they too £3 off the bill. We would definitely go again tho as great place and rest if food was lovely

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SophieG
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Can't wait to come back!

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MariaM
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Really loud music. Impossible to have a conversation

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SarahE
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had unlimited Tapas, food was really good and plenty of it, we had a lovely evening.

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LesleyK
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the whole experience. Would recommend and would return

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place. Always great service, food and drink.

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JOANNEW
Cambridge
6 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with good tapas. Lovely staff. Would definitely go back.

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CatherineB
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Would liked some lighter choices i.e. more Italian than Spanish dishes however the food was good, we didn't have to wait too long and the service was excellent. (Terrible tomato sauce for my chips though!)

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PoppyB
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

First meal out in Exmouth and it was a lovely experience! The atmosphere was great, music and mood lighting. Myself, my partner and my father shared tapas between us and all of the food was exquisite! My mum had the chicken and dauphinoise potatoes which she also loved. Two of us also had the clementine posset and stick toffee pudding for dessert, they were big portions and tasted delicious! The staff were friendly and helped us when we needed it, it was fairly busy at the time we went so sometimes we had to get their attention but we didn't mind this as we understood how hard the staff were working to keep everyone happy. Would definitely go back and recommend it to others :)

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful tapas menu.

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RupertA
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Interesting selection of dishes and tasty. Octopus wasn’t the tastiest I’ve had.

Nice atmosphere and presentation. Friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tapas and Mojitos were very tasty as usual. So much choice on the menu. Will be back again soon!

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Bren
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect lunchtime experience. Excellent service. Great food (best arancini & ham croquettes ever!)

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MichelleD
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, friendly staff, great ambience. Fab evening

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried the tapas, something for everyone's taste. Good food and wine. Definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good service and nice food. Music a little loud

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JC2021
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really lovely food and cocktails and friendly staff

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DawnA
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evening out with friends ..
Fab food..
Attentive staff ..
Brilliant atmosphere ..
Will definitely visit again

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JohnR
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at spoken. The staff were excellent, the food was very good and the cocktails seemed to go down well too!! Definitely recommend giving spoken a visit

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Devonbill
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is our first visit to Spoken. We have been to Spain many times and loved the tapas we have enjoyed there. The selection of dishes was good, though we wished they had the deep fried aubergine (berenjas) with the cane syrup. We had 10 dishes between 4 which was plenty. Overall an excellent choice of restaurant.

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Georgie
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were really great and staff were amazing.

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SueT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great, the staff were so helpful and took time to talk with you. The food was delicious and we had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere the staff were quick, professional and incredibly friendly. Would recommend to anyone.

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DeniseR
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable evening. Tapas delicious particularly pork belly. Our waitress made the evening with her attentiveness and kindness.

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CarolP
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing.
All staff friendly and attentive

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DawnH
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and brilliant service. Thank you!!

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VictoriaJW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I loved the food at Spoken it was quick to come out also which is always a good thing. The atmosphere was a little rowdy, maybe not a great date vibe but certainly fun.
Waiting staff were friendly, they mentioned that tips paid by card didn't go to the front of house staff? Hope that's not the case.
Cocktails were pretty dam good 👍 I'd definitely go again if in the area.

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DanB
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress who served us was excellent! My friend has a celiac so has to be careful of what she eats the waitress is celiac to and couldn’t have been more helpful!

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great night in Spoken with amazing tapas and cocktails!

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Skin76
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and service was very quick.

FAQs

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

Spoken is rated 4.5 stars by 232 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.