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Spoken, Exmouth, Devon

Spoken

4.5
4.5
276 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.

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Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Hours of Operation

    Food times
    Mon–Fri 12:00–20:45
    Sat, Sun 10:00–20:45

  • Phone number

    01395 265228

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Jon Barratt

  • Private party facilities

    We would be delighted to cater for your special occasion. Please get in touch for more details and with a guide of what you would like and we will see if we are able to cater for this.

  • Area

    Exmouth

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 276 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. SI

    SuzanneI

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Spoken is a regular place for us to visit. It never fails to deliver on all fronts. Friendly staff, nice decor, good atmosphere and the food is great: fresh and well cooked. Spoken is a real asset to Exmouth and feels very much like part of the community. The much fought for outdoor space is a bonus and we’re loving the floral archway! See you soon!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Been here a few times. Food good, nice ambiance, and, helpful staff. Will return.

  3. JE

    JayE

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Very nice food. Music wasn’t loud enough could hardly hear it. Drinks very pricey

  4. d

    davidh

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Friendly and efficient service. The basque lamb was amazing but the top rump & langoustines not so much. Excellent patatas bravas and very nice salad. Overall good

  5. AT

    AndrewT

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice place, excellent food and lovely staff. If we were locals we would visit regularly.

  6. JM

    JulieM21

    Devon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Offered a drink once we take our seats. Service is brilliant and the tapas is very tasty with good vegetarian options.

  7. MI

    MatthewI

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good atmosphere, excellent tapas and decent service on a busy bank holiday weekend. Well done folks!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday meal out with friends… perfect food and drink. Very good value for money. Great atmosphere.

  9. SW

    SamanthaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lottie our waitress was lovely, really helpful and kind.

  10. NE

    NigelE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Fantastic food well executed. We are amazed at your Tapa’s we love the Spanish food. And you have taken yours to the next level 😀

  11. P

    Pablo

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    They've changed to simmer menu - tapas. Not very hot. The other menu much better. Noise level really high. Needs a covering on floor to muffle it a bit. Certainly didn't need background music as well.

  12. AH

    AndyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic evening, the food was delicious which at end of the evening ended with cocktails. The young lady that served our table very sociable( but not invasive), professional and attentive an overall credit to Spoken. We will definitely be returning and taking friends next. Thank you Spoken

  13. LM

    LornaM

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Booked on line as we like to have restaurants booked when we are on holiday. Read previous reviews before booking and we were not disappointed. Excellent tapas. Hot and cooked when ordered. Drinks are a very reasonable price and we were made to feel welcome by all the staff.

  14. JB

    JulieB

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, friendly, efficient staff and lovely atmosphere.

  15. TR

    TeganR

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food and service was outstanding. Our only slight criticism is the music was a tad too loud but the atmosphere was still lovely. Sian was a fantastic waitress and the other gentleman that served us was really attentive.

  16. RP

    RuthP

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2

    Music far too loud and not the best for dining. Service was good. Food disappointing (lamb kebabs and houmous) Left feeling rather hungry.

  17. O

    Otter

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The squid was exceptionally good if a little bit pricey for the portion size.

  18. SO

    SimonO

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Lovely atmosphere, great service, and the food is excellent.

  19. MO

    MarcusO

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for Mother's Day roast....wow!! It was fantastic, best roast we have had out in a long time...well done Spoken....3 happy mums.

  20. LD

    LaurenD

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and great food for Mother’s Day. Highly recommend!

  21. a

    alistairg

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had the Mothering Day Sunday roast which was excellent, hopefully they will make doing roasts on Sunday a regular thing

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    On arrival the table wasn’t suitable for my mum, she has a bad knee that she can’t straighten so she wouldn’t have been able to actually get on the chair for the high up tables. I explained this and immediately was made to feel like I was being quite awkward for requesting another table. The restaurant was empty as we had an early booking, with at least 2 other tables laid up for 3 people - surely one of these tables could have had the table initially reserved for us? We were offered a table outside to which I explained it was too cold to be sat for a 3 course meal! Eventually we were seated at a lower table but by this point it felt really awkward and then felt like we were being watched so that our table could be free for the next booking. After this though, our service was excellent by a blonde waitress and we couldn’t fault the food! Just such a shame it started on that note, it was booked as a surprise lunch and it left a sour taste for the beginning. We love spoken and will always support, but I do feel like I had to write this as to start a meal on that note just wasn’t cool and it didn’t feel necessary. I appreciate Mother’s Day is a busy day and you need to flip tables, but for a midday booking I don’t feel like our request for a lower table was as much of a bigger deal as the man on the front desk made out.

  23. LB

    LeaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have visited spoken twice now, the first time was on our wedding day, and we loved the relaxed atmosphere, amazing food and helpful staff so much that we decided to have our first date as a married couple at the restaurant. Love it there, we only wish we could visit more often.

  24. JP

    JessP

    Devon

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food, sociable environment and attnetive staff.

  25. CT

    CandyT

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very cheerful, helpful, staff, quite loud music, really good choice of alcohol and food good.

  26. DW

    DesW

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An excellent evening - great food, good service and reasonably priced

  27. F

    Finn

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, good portions. Service was good for a Sunday with 2 member of staff FOH. Great value for money.

  28. FC

    FayeC

    Spain

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I visited Spoken to enjoy great food and great atmosphere & it didn't disappoint!!! The Croquettas were incredible and I would thoroughly reccomend a visit.

  29. TR

    TraceyR

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    we didn't enjoy our experience at Spoken and it was partly our fault but I wanted to take my son and his girlfriend for a meal and have a good catch up, but we arrived on time and had to stand at the bar until our table was ready. We had great difficulty in hearing each other because the music was so loud and we didn't find the menu very varied so I'm afraid we wouldn't go back there for a meal.

  30. a

    alisonm

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you Spoken. Our tapas was amazing yesterday afternoon. We had an event where one of party fell iIl at the table after we had eaten. After I called for an ambulance, a member of staff ran to get a local defibrillator as a precaution and the staff were very attentive during the experience. Thank you for your kindness and our friend was discharged from hospital early this morning.

  31. NY

    NeilY

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Really enjoyed our visit to Spoken on 1st March. Staff were excellent. Very good service. Music was a little loud for my taste but it did add to the atmosphere and the place was buzzing for a Tuesday night. That might have been because of the bottomless pancake offer! Food good and reasonably priced. Will visit again.

  32. B

    Bazil

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Table of 6 birthday celebration. Great service , good food.

  33. HK

    HannahK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Nicest place to eat in Exmouth. Friendly staff and good cocktails.

  34. M

    Meera

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good atmosphere. Good vibe. Felt like being at a party. Not really for a quiet night though but we were after a good night out!

  35. DB

    DeborahB

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a fab time! Great food, great service, and great value for money!

  36. DB

    DeanB

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had such a great experience, great vibe, great food, helpful service.

  37. CP

    CathyP

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Spoken was recommended to me as I’m new to the area, it didn’t disappoint! Such fantastic staff and the general vibe was cosy but had character. I’m actually booking dinner on Tuesday again with my Dad!

  38. MT

    MaelynT

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely eve out, pretty busy for a Tuesday night but great atmosphere great service and great food - thanks

  39. KW

    KevinW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great service and atmosphere, food was hot,tasty and just the right size portion for me.

  40. OP

    OliverP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great food, service and vibe. Great experience!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas

FAQs

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

Spoken is rated 4.5 stars by 276 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Spoken

43 The Strand Exmouth, Devon EX8 1AL

Additional information

  • Area

    Exmouth

  • Hours of Operation

    Food times
    Mon–Fri 12:00–20:45
    Sat, Sun 10:00–20:45

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jon Barratt

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01395 265228

  • Private party facilities

    We would be delighted to cater for your special occasion. Please get in touch for more details and with a guide of what you would like and we will see if we are able to cater for this.

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