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The Ivy Exeter

4.5
4.5
3103 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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  • 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

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

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What 3,103 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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    Best Service

  • East Devon

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  • East Devon

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  • East Devon

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  1. B

    Birthday

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    Food was amazing! Very good. 😍 The service was also okay. However when our drinks was empty the waitress took a while to refill. I went for a birthday meal and i got told there was a dessert surprise after the meal. Didn't have it of got offered it no one mentioned it and i was very disappointed.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the fixed price and added a separate dessert. Great venue and we will be back.

  3. SB

    SimonB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love it, absolutely superb. We cannot wait to return very, very soon.

  4. a

    ailsab

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been to The Ivy before. Excellent food and service. The only problem is the noise level which is high and it is difficult to hold a conversation with the people you are sitting with.

  5. M

    Mojo

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent waitress lovely & bubbly. Beautiful decor & lovely food. Fantastic experience!

  6. PC

    PeterC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    A great atmosphere, with professional friendly service and great food. The range of food is excellent.

  7. IE

    IanE

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    Very disappointed with the overall experience as this was something that was highly anticipated for our anniversary and we will not be returning or recommending it the meal was one you would expect from a typical medium level chain restaurant but over priced and poor quality ...

  8. KC

    KarenC

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a lovely brunch! Amazing decor & food.

  9. ST

    SharonT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First class service and experience. Will definitely be back

  10. AM

    AnneM

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Relaxed, not rushed, helpful and friendly staff. Great food.

  11. EL

    EllieL

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    For those that don't eat out often The Ivy Exeter may seem great as the staff are well dressed and its a nice setting but for the more discerning and frequent diner I think the overall experience is distinctly underwhelming. The menu is a hotchpotch, and largely uninspiring. The food was ok but over priced for what it was. The service was poor. I really would be hesitant to recommend this place to anyone.

  12. SW

    SarahW

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal in beautiful surroundings. Service in particular was exceptional.

  13. B

    Becca

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Absolutely beautiful, staff were extremely attentive. Food & drinks were enjoyable, but slightly overpriced for what was served. I had a hair in my truffle chips, but was sorted when mentioned.

  14. DW

    DavidW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience2

    Not the experience we were expecting. Immediately hit by the level of noise and frantic activity as we entered. Food and service was generally excellent although our drinks were delayed/late to the table and one of our side orders never arrived. We were asked to leave once our time was up as the table would be needed again very soon, but our time at the table was dictated by the service. As a booking for four people we understood that we had a 2-hour slot, but we weren't slow in eating yet the final mouthfuls of our dessert/cheese course had to be rushed. There was no opportunity to have coffee. The location is perfect and the decoration/planting is beautiful which should all bring about a relaxing & enjoyable time, but we were left with the feeling that everyone there is very stressed. Great place for those 'Instagram' moments if that's what you're after, but not sure we'd rush back.

  15. FS

    FionaS

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fabulous start to finish - perfect service, friendly, helpful staff and delicious cocktails and food xx thank you xx

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fabulous time , the decor is amazing , the service was perfect , the food was delicious, it was so calm, can’t wait to return

  17. TA

    TraceyA

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Stunning decor, great service, delicious food. We were there for breakfast but I’m planning to go back for dinner sometime soon as I’d love to experience it for an evening. Would highly recommend.

  18. M

    Michellev

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We booked for my birthday and were surprised to get a table in the private dining room when we arrived which was a lovely touch. Staff were friendly, food was excellent and there was a good range of cocktails available. What more do you need? 😄

  19. SL

    StevenL

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to celebrate my birthday and I would not hesitate to recommend the Ivy. From the moment we arrived and where greeted at the entrance we both had a amazing experience. The attention to detail shown by all the staff and the time and care taken make your experience a thoroughly unforgettable one. The menu choices are excellent and the dishes when they arrive are sublime.

  20. D

    Deborah

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    The staff and the service are excellent and could not be faulted. However, we had a PDR which we later found out was the Private Dining Room which is used for parties of 7 plus. For us, we were disappointed as we missed out on the ambience and music and decor of the main restaurant which for us is as important as the food.

  21. A

    Amanda

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and ambience on a Saturday night - great wedding gift

  22. m

    madamepompidour

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff are wonderful and very helpful. Food was beautiful and decor is lovely.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    This was our second visit to an Ivy , the first being In Bristol. On the whole the food was the usual quality you expect , however this was let down by the quality of the chips that can be ordered as a side. You would think that after making such an effort to produce a quality menu selection you might make an effort to cook a decent memorable chip , Instead they just appear to be cheap frozen oven chips . Chips that are home made In house and double dipped when fried would be much more preferable and tastier. You could tell they were cheap frozen chips as a few had (eyes) small black Imperfections that don’t look nice on your plate, Come on let’s have a decent fried chip In future.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience5

    This Ivy is usually super consistent but when I visited for lunch yesterday with my parents, we felt quite overlooked. We had to ask twice for a drink order as it was obviously forgotten the first time. We waited nearly an hour for our food to arrive, and couldn’t get the waitresses attention to ask where it was. When it finally did arrive, it had clearly been sitting on the warming plate for some time - the chips were lukewarm and chewy and the scallops were the same. Disappointing as my father wanted to treat my mum and I to a special lunch and it all felt a bit non-special.

  25. LH

    LucyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I met a friend at The Ivy for a late lunch. The staff were so welcoming and helpful when deciding what to have off the menu. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. Definitely recommend.

  26. RG

    RosG

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Duck Curry was incredible, full of flavour and very moreish. Definitely coming back for more ! Puddings we’re exquisite, the chocolate bomb went down a treat and so nice to see something different on the Dessert menu. A huge success and the surroundings were beautiful.

  27. A

    Angiek

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I had the sweet potato curry. It was delicious...

  28. MB

    MandyB

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place to celebrate a special occasion. Can’t fault anything from my visit.

  29. SL

    StevenL

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic breakfast and great overall experience .

  30. EH

    EmilyH

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a perfect night for 4 old friends catching up, and having a giggle on a Saturday night. Really good food, friendly and attentive staff, fun vibe too.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    We booked a Friday evening 7.45 pm table. Service was excellent from our main waitress however another waiter in our section did not put our wine on order. After enquiring where the wine was it then arrived after we had finished our starters. It was taken away from our table after that to put on ice as there was not enough room at the table for an ice bucket. The ‘background’ music was to our taste however it was so loud we had to raise our voices to hear each other across our small 2 seat table. Gave the feeling of a food hall/pub and not the opulent restaurant we had hoped for. Previous visits there had been earlier in the evening and the experience was entirely different. I would go back but at an earlier time. Have to say it put me off and probably won’t go again for a while now.

  32. R

    Rebecca

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and wonderful service, could have done without the drum and base music. It was hard to have a conversation without shouting.

  33. NC

    NatalieC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Fantastic ambience! Lovely server right amount of friendly and knowledge. Food- very mediocre. Though my companion loved their steak (£££) Twenty minutes before we were asked what we wanted to drink. Wouldn’t return unless a special offer was on.

  34. S

    Shorny

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Good service, amazing decor. Food good but not value for money

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were a party of four, having lunch before our friends baby was due. We had a really lovely meal, very relaxed and had extremely friendly staff a real treat for our pregnant friend.

  36. BL

    BarbaraL

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent value, lovely ambiance, smiling, friendly, efficient service. Can’t recommend highly enough

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely servers, great food & we felt safe from other diners

  38. SS

    SharonS

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I had pancakes for breakfast and whilst good think the cost is high in proportion to what’s provided, should provide more fruit. Also visited the ladies whilst there loved the decor but felt the cheap toilet paper provided let the restaurant down. However despite these small criticisms would return.

  39. SN

    SteveyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous place for a breakfast. Tasty fresh ingredients. Beautiful coffee. Super friendly staff. Will be back for lunch!

  40. CW

    CathyW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service1ambience3

    Was so excited to go for my daughters birthday. Our seating area was a little cramped. Our cocktails took to long to arrive and 1 was wrong. We had 2 bottles of wine and twice 2 of our guests glasses were empty for a period of time. Our coffees were also took time and we were told they would taken off our bill but we got charged . We spend just under £400 pounds

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The Ivy Exeter is rated 4.5 stars by 3103 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.

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Google Map for The Ivy Exeter

65-67 High Street Exeter, ENG EX4 3DT

  • 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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