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The Ivy Exeter, Exeter, ENG

The Ivy Exeter

4.2
4.2
7792 Reviews
£26 to £40
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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2 people

19:00


Booked 99 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • 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

Experiences

  • Breakfast Set Menu

    £15.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Elevate your mornings with our £15.95 breakfast set menu. Begin your day with a choice of refreshing smoothies and a tempting selection of pastries to start, accompanied by The Ivy Breakfast featuring all the classics.
    Breakfast Set Menu photo
  • The Ivy Exeter Afternoon Tea

    £32.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Beautifully presented in a three-tied stand and served with your choice of tea or coffee, The Ivy Afternoon Tea includes an assortment of freshly baked scones with rich clotted cream and strawberry preserve, a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, and dainty cakes and tarts, crafted with the finest ingredients. *Prices are subject to change.
    The Ivy Exeter Afternoon Tea photo
  • £19.17 All-Day Set Menu

    £19.17 per person

    4 Jan - 8 Nov 2024
    Available Monday to Wednesday 11:30 to close and Thursday to Friday 11:30 to 6:30 pm. Elevate your dining experience with our £19.17 All-Day Set Menu. Embark on a culinary journey with our seasonal and classic dishes, and delight in two courses for £19.17 or three courses for £24.17 per person.
    £19.17 All-Day Set Menu photo

What 7,792 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Devon

    Great for brunch

  • Devon

    Good for business meals

  • Devon

    Good for business meals

  • Devon

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Devon

    Romantic

  • Devon

    Good for special occasions

  • Devon

    Lively

  • Devon

    Most Booked

  • East Devon

    Best Ambience

  • East Devon

    Great for brunch

  • East Devon

    Healthy

  • East Devon

    Good for special occasions

  • East Devon

    Lively

  • East Devon

    Most Booked

7,792 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service, would highly recommend

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  2. GlenysM

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place and great service. Some minor issues with the dishes.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The service staff seemed stressed. We ordered drinks and food and we were seeved the food before any drink arrived. The eggs were cold although we didnt complain about it as we didn’t want to stress the service staff out even more

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Chosen for special event treat. Easily accessible location. Good service from booking to finishing meal. Lovely atmosphere and decor. Slight error on the order but dealt with quickly and courteously. Not as pricey as I expected which was a bonus!

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  5. TonyD

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely venue for a meal. Staff very helpful. Food excellent. Long wait for food to be delivered to table spoilt the occasion.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Undercooked steak, that I had to challenge after the bill was given to me instead of being offered a discount prior to bill being given. Forgot to give me my chips with my meal so had to wait to eat. Service was ok but not to a high standard I expected. The overall experience has declined compared to prior visits.

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  7. Craigs

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was just average considering the price, not particularly warm and my monkfish curry was rather congealed. Wine ( Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ) was disappointing for the expensive price ( sent back one glass because thought it didn’t taste as it should) and not sufficiently chilled. Fixed price lunch menu could not accommodate my lactose intolerance and very limited choices. As a result most of us had al a carte.

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  8. LindaA

    Devon

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Very expensive for what we got. Server was not very enthusiastic, did not even smile.

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  9. MichelliS

    Tucson

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, ambiance, food, just within the price of the Ivy restaurants. I will go back.

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  10. VaughanP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All very smooth and friendly right from checking in at front desk, being seated and offered menus, wine list and water for the table. Waiting staff very good in handling our request to be served promptly as we were going on to a concert and actually ordered the mains to come just as we were finish starters. Also handled the dietary requirements from one of our party very efficiently.

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  11. Travelozzy

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was simply lovely - Zucchini fritti remains a firm family favourite!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    My daughter and I had afternoon tea at The Ivy on Saturday 18th May, a gift to celebrate a special occasion. The staff were very friendly and efficient, the food was delicious. However, our visit was marred by the arrival of a very raucous hen party, complete with blow up doll. The noise was overwhelming and they were constantly up and down from their table looking taking photos, using various places in the restaurants as backdrops. We were surprised and disappointed that they were not asked to tone things down. Their behaviour was more suited to a pub environment not The Ivy. This sadly ruined what should have been a special occasion.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely Saturday lunch. Quite noisy with various Hen Parties. The food, wine and Cocktails were all very good. Our waitress, Chelsie was very attentive, 5 stars to her. We have been to the Ivy a few times this year and she was the best server we have encountered there. The power cut gave a bit of a different vibe to the place. Fortunately we had been served lunch so could enjoy a longer time over coffee, cocktails and fizz. Great day out with train ride from Torquay to Exeter.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, superb . Food fab , service fab , attention to detail fab

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic restaurant with superb food and excellent service, a delightful dining experience. I only marked down the value because the steak price is literally for the steak only. Chips are extra, veg is extra which when adding together makes a steak meal extremely expensive. Tasted fantastic, but this is Exeter and not London. I would still go again, and I would still happily have the steak knowing that the sides are extra, but why does a steak not come with chips & veg?

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  16. JudyT

    Buckinghamshire

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The service to our table felt rushed at first, like you were hoping we would only be in the restaurant a short time. 2 of us had the burger, we were not asked how we would like it cooked. Both were Very Well cooked, overly so. I had mentioned it was someones birthday -....... the dessert brought to the table was very nice thank you. HOWEVER, why was it not brought 'before' we ordered dessert, we ordered a dessert for the birthday person, so he struggled to eat the gift dessert.... I have been to many IVY's, this was by a mile the noisiest, probably because of the acoustics of the building, it would prevent us from returning unfortunately. I hope The Ivy by Tower Bridge London is not noisy, and good service, as I go there on June 12th to celebrate with my other son

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  17. CarolynS

    Devon

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Crap menu with mostly fish and then we were asked you leave even though nobody took our table.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Great attention to detail.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Coming from Cornwall for the day , I booked ahead for a table, easy to find. Well our expectations was over and above, the ambience of this iconic beautiful restaurant was fabulous , the design and style was so lovely, warm, cosy delightful. Service excellence and the food just hot and delicious, we loved it. Reasonable prices too.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! Looked forward to visit for so long and did not disappoint. What a treat!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were greeted and led to our table which was beautifully arranged. Our waitress was very attentive. One of our party was celebrating her birthday and the small token with a candle was very discreet but lovely. All our food was excellent, although the drinks were pricey the whole experience was superb. The ladies facilities were a real talking point for a couple of us too. Congratulations on a lovely venue, good attention to detail too

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most amazing time yesterday. The food was fantastic Thr young lady was outstanding And overall we were thrilled to be the celebrating my 80th birthday

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  23. Yummymummy1969

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly waitress. Lovely food and great atmosphere.

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  24. Verity

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service, lovely food, excellent cocktails. What a wonderful experience - Thank you

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent ambience and surroundings. The food was of a very high standard and staff very attentive. A very enjoyable experience all round.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly welcome and polite staff, will definitely go back.

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  27. DavidT

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been to The Ivy elsewhere. Exeter was up to their usual high standards. Excellent, reasonably priced food, attentive service in charming surroundings.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked a table in Ivy to organise my friend's birthday, which included bringing my own cake and candles for her. The staff dealt with everything splendidly! I'll definitely come back again 😉

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Roast dinner was not what expected for £28. Meat was very tough, didn’t get given a steak knife until asked, potatoes were not fresh and Yorkshire puddings very hard and seemed like yesterday’s. Although every waiter/waitress is training allergies my daughter had an allergic reaction to something she ate and we had to leave quickly. The allergies were clearly out on the booking, were repeated to the waiting staff. We will not be returning which is a shame.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great breakfast at a brilliant price. Would definitely visit again soon.

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  31. Matt

    Devon

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food has been better at The Ivy. Something has obviously changed recently. (May 2024) Waiters and waitresses are excellent yet the management displays arrogance and rudeness when asking the simplest of questions. We were not made to feel welcome, were made to wait for a meal query and then forgotten about and when I followed up I was told "I have been busy" and then the 'Manager' simply walked away not giving me a chance to reply. Manager two apologised and reduced our bill but the whole thing was embarrassing in front of my foreign guests. The place is noisy, the food is about as good as Wetherspoons but at least there you are treated with respect. Sorry The Ivy, but your management has lost you a customer as I cannot see any reason to over pay for average food and awful service. You need to sort this before the rest of Exeter turns it's back on you.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was quick and staff were all lovely. Food was delicious and even had a little surprise dessert to celebrate our anniversary which was very kind!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We were seated by a very pleasant lady. We nice we were seated we were brought the menus and then a large table were seated directly next to us (even though the restaurant was fairly quiet). We sat for a while with no interaction whilst servers continued to speak to those around us including taking orders etc from the tables seated after us. We then got the opportunity to order and placed both drinks and food at the same time. The food arrived before the drinks and with everything coming on separate plates made the table very cluttered with little room for the drinks when they finally arrived. The food was almost undercooked and you could tell it had been reheated due to the skin on the black pudding. The bacon was barely cooked - meaning my partner wouldn’t even eat it. I am glad we had been gifted vouchers as to pay outright for this would have been an insult. Unfortunately we have extra vouchers to use so we will be back and will hope for a dinner service to be greatly improved upon.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our seat location wasn't the best, I don't like it when there is 2 of you and you have a table for 4 as it can feel like people are missing even though they aren't. The service was good HOWEVER at the start of the meal we weren't given adequate time to sit down, greet each other and view the menu before the server asked us to order. It just felt a bit rushed which I do think the pricepoint indicates a right to be able to observe the menu before ordering. We were asked twice in 4 minutes and it just felt a bit rude however when we ordered he was great and accommodated my needs (rare steak). Then, counter to this, after eating we were ignored for quite some time and had to go and find someone to pay our bill as despite raising our hand and making strong eye contact the wait staff were not very present / switched on. Otherwise the meal was as you would expect for the location; I did not appreciate our water not coming with the lid however as I personally like to seal drinks between pouring them when in restaurants and would have expected this at this location as I was told it was 'top of the range'.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, enjoyable ambience and very comfortable

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Afternoon tea with daughter & niece, we had a lovely table in center of room, I don't like some of the tables as placed too close together. The tea is quite expensive compared to others I've had but every thing was very fresh & delicious, a good selection overall but my preference is for more savoury & less sweet, that said we all enjoyed everything. A lovely added touch was the b/day treat for my niece which was unexpected. Lovely staff who are really good.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable visit to the Ivy Exeter. 100% recommend

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    1917 menu very nice but felt like was slightly smaller portion than usually served. Service very good. Food presentation excellent. Had mozzarella salad which looked amazing, needed more seasoning as some of mozzarella lacked sufficient taste

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely lunch and the staff were so amazing . Thank you

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good lunch here. Food excellent and service flawless. Very pleasant environment, decor etc. Tables are very close but this not really a problem when we were there. Recommended.

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The Ivy Exeter is rated 4.2 stars by 7792 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 99 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Ivy Exeter

65-67 High Street, Exeter, ENG EX4 3DT

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Exeter
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 08:30–00:00 Sat 09:00–01:00 Sun 09:00–23:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • 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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