The Engine Room
All our beef is from farms in Devon and the West Country
Our eggs are local and free range
Our fish is mostly landed on Exmouth Pier by local fishermen subject to availability
We are allergen aware - your server will be happy to provide you with the allergen content of individual menu items
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Great place to eat with kids. Friendly attentive staff. Nice food
Very good service by the staff. Seating was good and social distanced from other customers
Good food poor service didn't really want us to have a drink with our meal and felt rushed
We really like Ocean, as it caters well for children, and is really dog friendly. The staff are very welcoming.
Great place, great ambience, great service, lovely food
Food was poor, ordered from app. Asked to change chips for fries told there would be an extra £1.20 cosy plus we'd lose the 5% discount for using the app!!!
Burger had to be sent back as it was burnt.
It was just an overall poor visit sadly not the 1st time but definitely the last.
Hi Ian, The discount of 5% is only given on the web ordering so we are unsure what happened here, there isn't an option to change the chips to fries on the new web ordering platform perhaps that is what made you so frustrated. We do agree Ocean may not be the place for you and hopefully you will find somewhere you like more.
Was a very enjoyable evening and the kids enjoyed it
Service was friendly and very quick. Food was amazing and really good value for money. Will definitely be coming back.
Thank you Phoebe, thats a lovely review.
Good social distancing and very helpful staff
Food was good value for money
Thats great to hear, we hope to see you again.
Excellent staff and service. Friendly and prompt. Food good and tasty.. Monday very quiet which suited us. Great sea views. Covid cleanliness and social distancing all in place.
What a great review! The Team will be delighted.
Great breakfast, well cooked, very tasty, good price. Just one improvement the coffee could be better tasting then I would have given it 10 out of 10.
The food was very poor, 2 out of the table of 4 did not eat there's
Lovely relaxes place the ervice was wonderful and the food was amazing
Enjoyed the food burgers. It was empty sadly. Music was far too loud and because no one there even more so. Service was excellent waiters were very attentive really good. We love the engine room normally when it’s busy but it’s too big when empty. No atmosphere x
Fish of the day is my favourite meal here. My husband had a delicious pizza. The staff are friendly and polite. Safety procedures were good.
Stunning views, very tasty food, great service, will be back
This was our 3rd visit but the second meal we'd had in the Engine room during our short holiday, we also had a cream tea during our stay. The first meal was great however when we returned the second time for afternoon tea, we had to wait a long time for our scones & teas. When they did arrive the scones were over heated & hard. The cream tea was less than average, a couple of dats before we'd had cream teas in a small cafe in Torquay which was amazing, fresh scones, lots of cream & jam. The cream teas at Ocean Bar were shop brought & served with a tiny pot of cream and jam (not enough for the 2 small scones). We struggled to book tables due to covid in our holiday camp so returned the day we were heading home for an early dinner however the food portions were extremely small. We ordered 2 large fish & chips which were more like a small in other restaurants we've eaten in & 2 small fish & chips which were child size portions! We complained & nothing was being offered, we then asked for more chips at least as each plate had a handful if that. A small bowl of chips were then brought over to us & that was it. No apologies or acknowledgement of the tiny portion sizes.
Its a shame because the venue is nice & the first meal we had was great.
Had a very tasty breakfast here after walking over from Devon Cliffs. It was lovely to be able to take our dog in and she was very happy with her doggy breakfast too. Will definitely be back!
The doors were wide open and got colder later in the evening. Could only book on-line which meant you could only book using the internet which many holiday makers won’t have.
Thank you for your review, We keep our bay doors open as long as possible every day (That the weather allows) to ensure a good airflow through the restaurant. Keeping our bookings system online enables us to ensure we have no communication issues in the new ways we now have to operate. Thank you for 5 stars! We cant wait to see you again.
We were surprised that we did not have to wear our masks to come in, when we walked around the open areas to get to our table and when we went to the bar to order our food. This was slightly disconcerting along with the fact that although the tables were socially distant, this did not stop the public or staff from walking very close to where we were sitting. Food and service were good.
Hi Lin, Thanks for your review, you don't need face coverings to enter our restaurant. Some guests do keep them on and others don't. We only enforce our face coverings where absolutely necessary in the building. We are delighted you enjoyed our food and service.
Good quality food and prompt service.
Thank you for a lovely review.
I unfortunately live in Connecticut in the USA and accidentally booked this restaurant instead of The Engine Room in Mystic, CT!!
Sorry about that !
Thank you, we appreciate the great review, We hope you managed to get in to the restaurant you were booking and if you ever head to the UK we will see you then!
The engine room food was absolutely beautiful however I made a booking for another time and then they decided to shut early and change there hours without telling us until an hour before and then left a message saying they had put us in another part of the diner?? It was abit noisy and alot of dogs in there which I don't think dogs should be let in a restaurant or maybe have a section away from the other diners. Lovley food but booking system badly run!!!
great service as always at Oceans, positive staff, local ingredients and always well cooked we are so lucky to have such a quality relaxed place in Exmouth.
Thank you very much Russell!
Great service, social distancing good. Food excellent.
Great service, great food. Was the best eating out experience of our week's holiday.
We didn’t feel COVID safe as the 2 tables next to us had a large party of young people who were drinking and being very loud.
Hi Alistair, Were sorry to hear that, did you make any of the team aware? When you say COVID safe, were not sure what you mean, did they come within the 2m the tables are spaced apart? We always want our guests to feel safe and secure. Hopefully if you experience this again in another restaurant you will let the team know before writing your review.
The best steak I have ever had. Everyone in my party really enjoyed their meal and staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend!
Thank you Helen!!
Really nice food, lovely relaxing atmosphere and the service was great!
Great restaurant. Couldn't fault anything. So relaxed and welcoming. Always a really good dining experience.
As always, great value and prompt service. Very happy with our visit.
Average food. Had 50% off with the eat out to help out scheme and I wouldn’t visit and pay full price.
We were pleasantly surprised at home lovely the food was, service was quick and the over experience was fab 😊
Good food excellent service and very friendly staff, we had some barking dog's in the restaurant this time that was very loud and annoying.
Food was great but felt that diners should be asked to wear masks when moving around the restaurant and at the counter. A number if people passed by our table very close by without face coverings.
The food was excellent, with 5 adults, everyone was really impressed with the size of the meals, very good value for money! The staff as always, delivered great customer service.
Great service, lovely food. Staff friendly. It’s clean and safe. Reasonably priced.
Nice place to eat, all that stopped me giving 5* was my wife's steak was supposed to come with chips but because she is a Ceoliac and the chips have wheat in, it was agreed that they would do jacket potato instead. When the meal arrived at the table, all that the steak was served with was broccoli. When questioned they apologized and said it would be about 10 minutes for the jacket, literally 1 minute later the spud arrived, luke warm.
Good food, good value. Attentive staff who were polite and welcoming.
Great place to eat but not great for gluten free - woman behind the till really not knowledgeable about coeliacs and was quite rude. Shame as it should be something that all restaurants are aware of by now & you shouldn’t be made to feel awkward for asking about the food choices for a genuine medical condition. Apart from that it was a great place to eat and the rest of the staff were lovely.
The Engine Room offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01395 266500.
The Engine Room is rated 4.1 stars by 91 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.