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Stage, Exeter, Devon

Stage

4.9
4.9
157 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British

PLEASE PROVIDE ALL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS WHEN BOOKING.

Use the  'special request' box to denote the dietaries of your party

(e.g  2 x pescatarian, 1 x pregnant, 1 x gluten free)

If unsure about dietary requests, please email:
info@StageRestaurant.co.uk
Stage, an immersive 6 or 4 course tasting menu experience on the beautiful Magdalen Road.

LUNCH - 4 courses at 12:30pm - £25
LUNCH FLIGHT - drinks pairings - £20

DINNER - 6 courses from 6pm - £40
DINNER FLIGHT - drinks pairings - £40


Space is limited so please let us know if you plan to bring a dog, buggy or wheelchair. Stage does not provide high chairs.

Stage is unable to cater for dietary requirements without notice.

Tables are required back for another service on Friday & Saturday 6pm sittings. 

Please refrain from leaving or smoking during service.

Booking the 'Bar' means Chef's Table which is on high stools by the kitchen.
Please only choose this option if you and your guest are able bodied.

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Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, Contemporary European

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:30–15:00 Wed–Sat 18:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 22:00–23:30

  • Phone number

    01392 496700

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Exeter

  • Cross Street

    Denmark Road

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Polsloe Road Bus Stop<br /><br />Exeter Central Train Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 157 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 5Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.8Value

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    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Devon

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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    Best Overall

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

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    Best Ambience

  • East Devon

    Best Value

  • East Devon

    Fit for Foodies

  • East Devon

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  • East Devon

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my third time at Stage and the food is incredible! Addicted to this surprise menu! I’d recommend booking your next date in advance!

  2. S

    Shelly

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, friendly staff, one of the best meals out we’ve had, and we’ve had a few!

  3. S

    Stuart

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely meal at Stage. Very enthusiastic staff and interesting dishes served in a vibrant dining room. My wife and I both really enjoyed our evening and the drinks flight, encompassing not just wine but also beer, sprits and cocktails, was a very welcome addition to the evening.

  4. CH

    ChrisH

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Had a most enjoyable lunch here - interesting and enjoyable food and relaxed friendly service. Only slight negative was that the background music was rather loud, particularly at lunch time when the clients were all couples talking quietly together. However, we shall certainly return for dinner in the near future. An excellent addition to the Exeter dining scene.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great place to eat. Friendly, enthusiastic staff (a rare find these days!) great interesting food and fun atmospheric music. Can’t wait to go again.

  6. MJ

    MoyJH

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The first two food items were stunning and if it had continued would have got 5 stars for sure. Didn’t enjoy the main as much although it was tasty just not up to the flavours in the first two. The dessert was disappointing to be honest. Nothing wrong with it, just not up to the standard of first two. Wine flight was really good, perfectly matched. Service, staff, ambience etc excellent. Will definitely go back.

  7. JC

    JazziC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely love what these guys have done! We came as a group of 4. 2 of whom are not always the most adventurous. There wasn’t a dish we didn’t enjoy! Staff are friendly and knowledgeable and overall it was an amazing night. Thanks guys and keep up the good work! We will be back!

  8. H

    Harri

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful 10 out of 10 experience. A perfect place for a special occasion.

  9. DB

    DebbieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a great new place! Lovely atmosphere, very friendly staff & fab food! Will definitely be eating there again soon!

  10. TH

    TraceyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was a little apprehensive about trying the tasting menu at lunch time as I don’t eat a wide variety of foods! So so glad I came, the atmosphere was fab, the service was excellent and the food was outstanding! Will definitely be returning.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Stunning food with great service.

  12. NK

    NickK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Interesting food and wine flight, energetic service, great value lunch.

  13. B

    Botties

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply brilliant! I love the concept of a taster menu - no choosing but instead going along with chef's choices and educating our palette in the process. Every course was delicious, service was upbeat and friendly, atmosphere was warm, lively and motivating. Thank you Stage, we will be back.

  14. S

    Sarah

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    When we arrived we where made very welcome, staff where very nice and informative when serving food, food itself was outstanding, so nice to go somewhere where the chef obviously enjoys being creative with the food the overall taste of everything was exquisite

  15. G

    George

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Have already booked to return

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good as ever. Original as ever. As much fun as ever. Consummate.

  17. K

    Katey

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just incredible. We couldn’t speak more highly of the food, the team, the drinks….so much care, attention & consideration has been put into every detail. These guys are amazing & we enjoyed ourselves so much. We have recommended Stage to all of our friends & are already looking forward to our next visit!

  18. M

    Mshayn

    Devon

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A fun place to eat. The service was superb. Thank you to the team

  19. MO

    MarinaO

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely brilliant, Service superb, Food fantastic, Atmosphere amazing. Definitely recommended looking forward to going for an evening experience next.

  20. CM

    CarolM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb food beautifully presented. Servers were well informed and friendly. Would certainly recommend this restaurant.

  21. RA

    RobertA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food, great value and staff who are enthusiastic. I'm gluten free and I was accommodated with ease and i did not feel short changed at all which can sometimes be the case. We booked another table for next month while finishing our meal. Highly recommended.

  22. AL

    AmyL

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What an amazing experience, the food was absolutely incredible and the service fantastic. We can't wait to visit again.

  23. SN

    SteveN

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb service accompanied by fresh, local, honest and delicious food. We did the lunch menu and will definitely return to try the 6 course dinner menu. These guys are doing everything right, and is refreshing change to the norm.

  24. LP

    LesleyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Lovely food and attentive service. However we were seated on a wooden shelf with high uncomfortable wooden stools facing a wall. Very uncomfortable and disappointing!

  25. EM

    EmmaM

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb food. Most informative and knowledgeable waiter who was passionate about the food.

  26. AT

    AmandaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic food and drinks. It was great to be served by people who are passionate about food! Loved it! The seating was not ideal for the short leg person. Despite that small detail will definitely be back!

  27. A

    Andyd

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    5 guys gave an amazing experience, special thanks to Morgan

  28. MA

    MARKA

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Interesting experience with very attentive service

  29. SP

    StevieP

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Attentive informed service - superb food - excellent value. Would have loved a little more of the home baked bread just to soak up the last of the sauces from each dish! Will be back.

  30. DP

    DaveP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect treat. Four course lunch menu and accompanying flight of drinks was superb. As was the service.

  31. JD

    JanetD

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What an amazing experience! Loved the food and the staff and service were amazing. Would highly recommend and we will be returning soon.

  32. BT

    BobT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The lunchtime tasting menu was very tasty, plate-lickingly good in fact, but I didn't. Prior to writing this short review I have been using social media to advise family and friends about how good this place is.

  33. JJ

    JessieJ80

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and drink. The music was great and suited the vibe. The Taco Boys looked after us well. I am Still dreaming about the chowder!

  34. MH

    MartinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    CANNOT recommend this place enough! Quite a low-key look from the outside but nice and cosy inside with a good ‘feel’. A really genuinely friendly welcome from the guy running the bar and taking the orders, who was always willing to answer questions, give advice/recommendations in terms of drinks and the food and generally make himself available to deal with any of our requirements. We are not particularly demanding/needy as diners but it was great to have that feeling about the person who is ultimately responsible for making sure you enjoy your visit. We wouldn’t normally pay £25 each for lunch but we also have never been able to find a tasting menu which is suitable for a veggie and a non-veggie to eat together - a constant source of frustration for us! Also, a lunch for two at a ‘chain’ ‘restaurant’ would only have cost us around £15 less. The food was FANTASTIC! — I won’t go into detail but, needless to say, we will be visiting again, and we rarely go anywhere twice. A personal description of each course by one of the chefs is a great touch and really makes you feel valued as a customer. This was the first time my wife has ever felt as much a part of a dining experience as myself, always previously having had to put up with ‘the veggie option’ which, as all vegetarians will know, is often a poor attempt at keeping ‘the veggie’ happy. Having booked because of the vegetarian option being available with the tasting menu, we did expect that we may still be hungry after a lunchtime tasting menu but were pleasantly surprised to be feeling quite full when we left. When asked which course was our favourite whilst sorting out the bill, we both found it really difficult to decide, as they were all really well cooked and tasted great. We are both looking forward to our next visit and are trying to decide whether to go for lunch again or to try the six course evening tasting menu next time. It’s a half hour drive for us, so a lunchtime is easier, but . . . . .

  35. RS

    RogerS

    Devon

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Another excellent lunch at Stage - full of surprises and every mouthful a delicious experience.

  36. SL

    SuziL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We simply LOVED Stage! The food was the best we have eaten in Exeter. We have already recommended it to many friends and relations! And thank you for being so gracious about our party member who couldn't make it. My only problem now is that it is so difficult to get a table!

  37. AC

    AshleeC

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exciting taste journey with a team that are passionate and skilled at their craft. Highly recommend the drinks flight too.

  38. H

    Helen

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food absolutely amazing - exciting original menu.

  39. PB

    PeterB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderfully unique, superb food and wine served with knowledge and outstanding care

  40. C

    Charlotte

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent. So creative and delicious. It had an amazing atmosphere. I loved that they didn’t rush you between courses. We were able to take our time and really enjoy the meal. Highly recommended

FAQs

Stage is rated 4.9 stars by 157 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

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Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Stage

31 Magdalen Road Exeter, Devon EX2 4TA

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Denmark Road

  • Area

    Exeter

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:30–15:00 Wed–Sat 18:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 22:00–23:30

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Polsloe Road Bus StopExeter Central Train Station

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Wine

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