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The Ivy Exeter, Exeter, ENG

The Ivy Exeter

4.5
4.5
4580 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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Booked 139 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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What 4,580 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

    Special Occasions

  • Devon

    Most Booked

  • East Devon

    Best Overall

  • East Devon

    Best Food

  • East Devon

    Best Service

  • East Devon

    Best Ambience

  • East Devon

    Romance

  • East Devon

    Special Occasions

  • East Devon

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • East Devon

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Graduation

  2. JG

    JonG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great service at the bar and table. Great ambiance.

  3. VO

    VilmaO

    Devon

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    I've been to The Ivy a few times now. I've been telling them how good the ivy is. So I book the table for 3 of us. When we got there we got shown to our table. Got drinks and food menu. So, after we looked what we are having. We are ready to order. 15 minutes later still jo one came over to our table not even to asked what we are having for drinks yet. I have to go find someone to let them know that we have t even offer a drinks . A but disappointed really.

  4. b

    beverleyc

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food4service3ambience4

    Service times very slow. Not offered set menu and 12.5% service charge steep in my view.

  5. JC

    JackieC

    South Wales

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Good meal again although the soup wasn’t hot and there were no soup spoons as there should be which is very odd and makes soup difficult to eat with a desert spoon. Otherwise no complaints.

  6. LS

    LaurenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to the ivy for breakfast and it was stunning. The venue itself is beautiful and the staff are so friendly smiley and professional, nothing is too much trouble. Quick service and delicious food and drinks.

  7. C

    Caroline

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    Terrific evening. Bar staff training going on. Waiting staff excellent. Relaxed pace and lovely that were offered an inside table. We had expected to be outside. Will return.

  8. WB

    WendyB

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Lovely experience, but the afternoon tea was very sweet,we felt that the tea would benefit another savoury item,ie a small quiche and one less sweet

  9. W

    Wendy

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, meal, service & ambience. The party of 4 all enjoyed our lunch very much & look forward to returning soon

  10. KA

    KimberleyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Best Place! Had a lovely Birthday lunch, the Veal was scrumptious! Lovely staff as well. Kx

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Service was slow, but we got there in the end, food was good but been to far better places for the amount paid! Considering the premium charged for food they really need to step up their game as other restaurants that charge less are better. Still good thou.

  12. KB

    KarenB

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another fabulous visit to the Ivy, this time for breakfast. Once again excellent food and service.

  13. PB

    PhillipB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great setting and service. Tasty food. Good value for money. Was a delight.

  14. E

    Ernie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    It was okay the food wasn’t great a bit over priced for what it was it was a nice experience all round though and the waitress was lovely and made us all feel welcome

  15. BF

    BernadetteF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you for a wonderful experience for my son’s graduation meal. The welcome on arrival made us feel very special, the food was delicious, the staff attentive and friendly and the location perfect. Highly recommended, thank you 🙏

  16. E

    Emily

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Myself and my family had lunch at The Ivy Exeter after my graduation and it made the day even more perfect! Great location with the cathedral right outside, great food and great interior.

  17. D

    Devonian

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Paying for a meal in component parts in a venue trying to be ‘high-end’ was was not expected. Service was good - and would happily have tipped more if it hadn’t been added to the bill presumptively. Overall, the food was ok. It was nothing special. The venue is lovely but not lovely enough to return to as it’s fundamentally over-priced.

  18. JA

    JohnA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Couldn't fault in any way and busy on the day. See you again.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing

  20. JM

    JohnM

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful atmosphere for breakfast. Quiet and private. Excellent courteous service.

  21. CB

    CatB

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, and amazing service! Love the atmosphere and decor. Feels like a really lovely place for a special occasion.

  22. LS

    LouiseS

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went after my sons graduation. It was a lovely place to take him, really buzzing with graduates and their families and the staff were very friendly. Even given a graduation pudding ! Lovely touch Thank you

  23. JH

    JeremyH

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    No soap or loo rolls in ladies toilet. Need to be checked more regularly during busy times.

  24. NC

    NikkiC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic lunch on the terrace! Superb celebration of our daughter’s graduation!

  25. S

    Simonj

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was very good indeed but the service was first class. Manageress was outstanding.

  26. VT

    VTed

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    We usually have a wonderful experience at The Ivy unfortunately this time the chef didn’t read his notes and put the sauce on my eggs (the waitress requested on the side in her notes), then we were given the wrong bill, we were told we wouldn’t have to pay for one of our coffees as a gesture but we were still billed for both our drinks, we are hoping they were just having a bad day.

  27. DP

    DeniseP

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Excellent evening celebrating our daughter's graduation. Food was wonderful, service very good. They were (understandably) very busy, so drinks orders took longer than usual, but the cocktails were worth waiting for. Lovely celebration dessert for our daughter too, which was much appreciated.

  28. SA

    StephenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant service, fantastic food and great atmosphere with a lovely touch of a free desert for our anniversary, will definitely return soon

  29. NM

    NicolaM

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Lovely food but service was very poor. Waited ages to order a drink and when we did it took ages for them to come.

  30. D

    Debs

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Not as good an experience as our previous visit or visits to other Ivy restaurants( London, Tunbridge Wells, Brighton). Our main courses were brought out before we had had our starter! The scallops were a bit cold and there were only 3 - we have previously had 4. Fish and chips and curry were good but sirloin steak was disappointing- rare rather than m-rare . Our waitress didn’t ask how we wanted the steak cooked , we had to tell her and she rather “plonked “ things down on the table. We were lucky that we knew someone who worked there so we did get a complimentary glass of Prosecco which was nice but had that not been the case I would have probably asked for the service charge to be removed.

  31. M

    Mackeir

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A lovely meal, lovely location and great staff. Good value for money too

  32. LC

    LynneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lucky to have a sunny day,but sitting outside for a high tea looking at Catherdral delightful.Food & Service first class

  33. CS

    CraigS

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fourth time of dining here, first time was on launch day, and it really is a fabulous experience! We would dine more often but it's about a 50 mile round journey , and when you have to leave your doggie at home, it just isn't overly convenient. 🙁 Will definitely keep dining with you even if it isn't overly often! Ambiance, decor, staff, and food are all great! Keep up the good work!

  34. SJ

    ShaunJ

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely experience, the service was excellent and the food delicious. Thank you

  35. LS

    LizSharrock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely time celebrating a special birthday .

  36. L

    Linda

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food great choice - asked about allergies and very attentive friendly staff

  37. CB

    ChrisB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely setting with fabulous food. 2 very slight negatives: my asparagus was very hard so I couldn’t cut it into bite sized pieces, but wonderful flavour. The ‘plants’ could all do with a good dusting.

  38. SO

    SavannahO

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful, such a treat. Great menu, something for all tastes and budgets

  39. JE

    JoEW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely lunch before daughters graduation. Staff very helpful

  40. l

    lynp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very enjoyable especially the nice touch for a birthday. Will visit again

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 4580 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 139 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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