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The Ivy Exeter, Exeter, ENG

The Ivy Exeter

4.5
4.5
4294 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British

Open seven days a week and comprised of a main restaurant, terrace and a private dining room, The Ivy Exeter provides the perfect setting for any occasion. Sample our extensive range of quality food and delicious cocktails at your leisure from breakfast until late, whether you are a local resident, work close by or are simply visiting one of Exeter’s best-loved areas.

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Booked 130 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 08:30–00:00 Sat 09:00–01:00 Sun 09:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    01392 323360

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Area

    Exeter

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

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What 4,294 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Devon

    Brunch

  • Devon

    Romance

  • Devon

    Special Occasions

  • Devon

    Most Booked

  • East Devon

    Best Overall

  • East Devon

    Best Food

  • East Devon

    Best Service

  • East Devon

    Best Ambience

  • East Devon

    Best Value

  • East Devon

    Romance

  • East Devon

    Special Occasions

  • East Devon

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • East Devon

    Most Booked

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  1. L

    Lauren

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My parents had a great night at their suprise anniversary meal. Thank you!

  2. EF

    ErikaF

    Devon

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Third time and always a nice treat for a dinner out!

  3. LC

    LindaC

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the Springtime Afternoon Tea which was very good. The staff were excellent, efficient and friendly, we could not fault them in any way.

  4. P

    Pearlypeacock

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Had three course set menu,very good value,bigger portions than expected. Only minor faults were that the bottled still water was warm and the steak wasn't rare. Great place, great toilets (ladies)and good value.

  5. KH

    KatrinaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My second visit and it was outstanding again. Everyone should eat here because it is perfection. Our server was so professional and knowledgeable. Food and drink was incredible and we stayed for a few hours just enjoying our lunch. Will be back again.!!!!

  6. b

    bosum

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good table and we were not rushed, the food was what we ordered and excellent. The service was extremely professional and we will return to the Ivy

  7. C

    Cecilia

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service for mine and my boyfriend's anniversary. A free dessert was given to us with 'Happy Anniversary' written on which was such a lovely touch. The service was incredible with two lovely gentlemen serving us throughout the evening. My boyfriend has a nut allergy and all nuts were removed from dishes which had them in which I wanted to eat, and even from the dessert at the end. Recommendation of cocktails was given which were gorgeous. I would definitely go again!

  8. C

    Chrisgals

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great vibe, great decor and lovely food. Must go.

  9. AA

    ArthurA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and atmosphere, decor and plants really effective.

  10. RM

    RachelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The main dining room is beautiful with high ceilings and a great ambience. I booked a table at 11.30 and ate at midday which was a perfect time to go.

  11. RD

    RD24

    Hampshire

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely night - delicious food, great staff.

  12. C

    Citizen

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Very expensive for the standard of food. Service was good and I expect the waiting times were average for these types of places. The Coffee was very weak as well. Rather disappointing to be very honest as this was our first and probably only visit.

  13. MR

    MaryR

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food complimens to the chef, staff very helpful,atmosphere was great.would highly recommend ..ladies need to visit the loo out of this world Thank you to The Ivy Exeter it made our holiday complete

  14. RS

    RichardS

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience5

    Lovely restaurant,friendly service but overall poor quality food.

  15. WT

    WilliamT

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Our table was ready and on time. Welcome was efficient. Drinks ordering could be better. Fairly good choice available on menu. Wine is a bit on the pricy side. Good atmosphere. Nicely decorated

  16. FR

    FaithR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    The atmosphere was very good and me and my friend had a great time.

  17. P

    Pebbles

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful establishment, friendly professional staff, good choice on the menu and excellent food. Well worth a visit!

  18. MW

    MartinW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience1

    Why No dress code ? Fish and chips, shepherds pie, burger and chips is not I would expect from a venue of the ivy's standing. Need to up you game

  19. B

    Bettyboo

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The staff were superb-my partners meal was very good but my meal was cold. The waiter did ask twice if the meal was ok but I felt that to avoid any embarrassment I said nothing. I appreciated the birthday pastry.

  20. M

    Matt

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Great food and excellent service. Can be a little noisy due to the open plan nature and way too many cushions on the curved bench seats! Overall a good experience with friendly and smart staff and great food.

  21. MV

    MichaelV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious afternoon tea, fresh, lovely flavours - couldn't fault it

  22. M

    Missk

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An experience. A great one. Our waitress was Bella a perfect host. Friendly but not over the top. She took great care over making sure we had what we wanted. It was my friends birthday so she checked with me then surprised her with a cake. Well done Bella I hope your appreciated

  23. D

    steveD

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Fantastic service, great decoration and ambience. Very receptive staff. The value of the set menu was pretty good although I hope this would change and vary periodically. Thank you for the birthday surprise that was a lovely touch. Thank you for a great afternoon.

  24. KA

    KARENW

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Will definitely go again

  25. DM

    DorothyM

    Devon

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely setting, service was excellent. Had to ask for the set menu. Made a fuss of my daughter for her birthday. Very enjoyable, the added service charge was a bit steep.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took my husband to The Ivy for his birthday! A great experience from start to finish, our waitress was lovely and very polite, food was delicious, good portion sizes too. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

  27. CP

    CarolP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We had a wonderful lunch and were looked after very well.

  28. DH

    DonnaH

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exeter were very accommodating in helping me change my booking at the last minute. Much appreciated.

  29. N

    Nicnak

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere and food. We will definitely return.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Service charge not evident till you have to pay

  31. S

    Sallie

    Oxford

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Décor great. Ambience happy and friendly. Service excellent. Waitress was very friendly, and very helpful. Menu was a little different (not too much), and very tasteful. We were a party of 5, the table needed to be a little bigger. Otherwise, a really enjoyable meal out experience.

  32. LB

    LisaB

    Devon

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience2

    Afternoon tea was not good value, scones were hard and very small.

  33. GS

    GS2022

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Good quality of food but service could be better - mistakes made, long waits to get order taken/get served.

  34. SC

    StephenC

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    As a frequent returning diner the Ivy offers a good choice of food and changing menu to keep you interested. The quality of food is excellent and stimulating and deserts to die for so save room for a sweet treat.

  35. PE

    PENNYW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely setting, very noisy (dreadful music, way too loud). The restaurant was aware that 1 of our party was allergic to any onion related food but couldn’t manage to produce a basic peppercorn (or any other) sauce to go with a steak - one of only 2 things suitable on the menu. It was eventually discounted off the bill as we waited so long for the sauce - which never materialised - that the steak was cold. Wines very overpriced but pleasant and helpful waiting staff.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    The setting is lovely but unfortunately the afternoon tea was underwhelming and I felt bit good value for money,

  37. LB

    LindaB

    Devon

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We came here as a birthday treat and it totally lived up to expectations. They ‘ ‘may’ have slightly forgotten to take our order initially but apart from that everything and everyone was amazing. Thank you to the lovely lady that greeted us at the door for taking our photo outside.

  38. SB

    SB1234

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    Unfortunately some our food was cold and the chicken was pink in the middle

  39. PW

    PhillipW

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Service was fantastic and by the far the best from a restaurant in Exeter. We were there to celebrate our wedding and the glasses of champagne and desert were a great touch but even without that the waiting and front of house staff were really really good. Thank you!

  40. CS

    CathyS

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lives up to the Ivy reputation. Quirky and cool. The service was great, cocktails good and strong and great food. We sat outside in full view of the cathedral. A lovely lunchtime experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Ivy Exeter is rated 4.5 stars by 4294 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

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Booked 130 times today
Google Map for The Ivy Exeter

65-67 High Street Exeter, ENG EX4 3DT

Additional information

  • Area

    Exeter

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 08:30–00:00 Sat 09:00–01:00 Sun 09:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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