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The Ivy Exeter, Exeter, ENG

The Ivy Exeter

4.2
4.2
7565 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 118 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

    £29.95 per person

    4 Oct 2022 - 8 Apr 2024
    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 - 29 Feb 2024
    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 7,565 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
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Devon

    Great for brunch

  • Devon

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Devon

    Good for special occasions

  • Devon

    Lively

  • Devon

    Most Booked

  • East Devon

    Great for brunch

  • East Devon

    Good for business meals

  • East Devon

    Good for business meals

  • East Devon

    Great for fine wines

  • East Devon

    Good for special occasions

  • East Devon

    Lively

  • East Devon

    Most Booked

7,567 Reviews
  1. PaulC

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The greeting was efficient, our waitress was lovely and a good communicator. It wasn't overly busy but the voluminous space was a little echoey which made hear some of the conversation difficult. Over all it was a good experience.

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  2. Jacqui

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Twice baked soufflé was disappointing after a previous excellent one.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was really good couldn’t fault anything

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  4. MatthewB

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great atmosphere, lovely decoration, and brilliant service. One of our favourite places to eat in Exeter.

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  5. Mark

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous birthday dinner in the private dining area, the service was impeccable.

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  6. Powie

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening, we had steak which was tender and tasty, cooked as requested. The menu wasn’t as varied as we expected and the service wasn’t great.
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 1 day ago
    It's great to hear that you enjoyed the steak at The Ivy Exeter, finding it tender, tasty, and cooked to your liking. However, I'm sorry to hear that you found the menu to be less varied than expected and that the service wasn't up to par. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and I hope that if you decide to dine at The Ivy Exeter again, your expectations will be met or exceeded. If you have any further feedback or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to them directly.

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  7. DeeBee

    Ayrshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fun place to be for a special occasion, the decadent decor and atmosphere is amazing but this chain doesn’t deliver an amazing food experience to match.
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 1 day ago
    It's great to hear that you enjoyed the fun atmosphere and decadent decor at The Ivy Exeter. However, I'm sorry to hear that you felt the food experience didn't quite match up to your expectations. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and I hope that if you decide to visit The Ivy Exeter again in the future, you'll find the food experience more in line with your expectations.

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  8. Mrsh

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service and cocktails were fantastic, food wasn't anything special over priced for what we had. The resturant was clean and beautiful.
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 1 day ago
    It's great to hear that you enjoyed fantastic service and cocktails, as well as the beautiful ambiance of the restaurant. However, I'm sorry to hear that you felt the food was overpriced and not as special as you had hoped. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, and I hope that if you decide to dine at The Ivy Exeter again in the future, your experience will be more aligned with your expectations.

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  9. Hols

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food and staff. My only complaint would be that we were squeezed into a spot on a table for 2 and were blocked in our seats by a pram ( baby was cute) .We could have done with a bit more room and so could the family next to us.

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  10. PaulM

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and amazing food. The big reveal for the deserts was fantastic. Would definitely go back again.
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 1 day ago
    It's wonderful to hear that you had an excellent experience at The Ivy Exeter! From the excellent service to the amazing food and the fantastic dessert reveal, it sounds like everything came together perfectly for a memorable dining experience. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback, the team will be thrilled to welcome you back again in the future for another delightful visit!

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  11. LarraineS

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely experience at The Ivy. Food was amazing as always, staff very attentive & lovely. Cocktails were great. We had the private dining & it was great, we will definitely be booking it again. We all cannot wait to go back.
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 1 day ago
    I'm delighted to hear that you had such a lovely experience at The Ivy! It sounds like everything from the food to the service and cocktails exceeded your expectations. Private dining can indeed elevate the experience and create a special atmosphere for your gathering. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback. Here's to many more wonderful visits and memorable moments in the private dining area!

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  12. GailE

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The problem is the time limit put on diners. 1.5 hrs just not enough to enjoy meal properly. Always got one eye on the clock. We were asked to leave as well which after paying for a reasonably costly meal I do not like. Predicted on this visits will be limited to when others book. I would recommend but make sure they know about time constraints enforced on diners.
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 1 day ago
    I understand your frustration with the time limit imposed on diners, especially when it interferes with your ability to fully enjoy your meal. It's unfortunate that you felt rushed and uncomfortable being asked to leave after paying for a costly meal. Thank you for sharing your experience, and I hope that if you decide to dine at The Ivy Exeter again in the future, the time constraints will be less of an issue.

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  13. ValerieM

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic decor and comfortable sofa seating. Delicious cheese soufflé. Will be back asap!
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 1 day ago
    It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the fantastic decor and comfortable seating at The Ivy Exeter, along with the delicious cheese soufflé. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback, and we will be delighted to welcome you back soon for another enjoyable dining experience!

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  14. JasmineM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a lovely breakfast for a very reasonable price!
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 1 day ago
    I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed a lovely breakfast at The Ivy Exeter for a reasonable price! It's always great to find a place that offers delicious food at a good value. Thank you for sharing your positive experience, and I hope you'll have many more enjoyable meals at The Ivy in the future!

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  15. RoryO

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and service was excellent. Price was reasonable and a very enjoyable experience
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 1 day ago
    I'm glad to hear that you had a good experience at The Ivy Exeter, with excellent food and service. It's great when the price is reasonable and you feel like you got good value for your money. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback, and I hope you'll have many more enjoyable experiences at The Ivy Exeter in the future!

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  16. KarenP

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Served by Abi who was amazing. Great food and atmosphere. Definitely will be back
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 1 day ago
    It's wonderful to hear that you had such a positive experience at The Ivy Exeter, especially with Abi providing amazing service. Great food and atmosphere can truly make for a memorable dining experience, and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed both. Thank you for sharing your feedback, we will be delighted to welcome you back again in the future! If you ever need assistance with reservations or have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out.

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  17. PammyD

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply the best. We were due to eat at another restaurant but on walking in decided we had to go back to our fave! Lucky The Ivy had a table and as ever, service was incredible. Food outstanding and general vibe is just what we wanted.
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 3 days ago
    It's fantastic to hear that you had such a wonderful experience at The Ivy Exeter! Sometimes, when you find a favourite restaurant, nothing else quite compares, and it sounds like The Ivy Exeter is that place for you. I'm delighted to hear that they were able to accommodate you on short notice and that the service, food, and overall vibe were all outstanding.

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  18. JackieP

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Surroundings beautiful Service and food VERY good. I begrudge a % service charge. If I had had much cheaper food your waitress would have worked just as hard. Also VAT is added. That is a VERY VERY big mark up on the prices displayed
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 3 days ago
    It's wonderful to hear that you found the surroundings beautiful and that the service and food were very good during your visit to The Ivy. However, I understand your concern regarding the service charge and the added VAT. Your feedback is valuable, and it's important for restaurants like The Ivy to be aware of customer perspectives on pricing and charges. I appreciate you sharing your experience, and I hope your next visit will be more aligned with your expectations.

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  19. HarrietP

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic lunch at Ivy Exeter, staff were exemplary and the food delicious
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 1 day ago
    It sounds like you had a fantastic lunch experience at The Ivy Exeter! Exemplary staff and delicious food can truly elevate the dining experience. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback, the team will be delighted to hear about your enjoyable visit. Here's to many more delightful meals there in the future!

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  20. LouisE

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic lunch at the Ivy, great atmosphere in the restaurant with very attentive staff one girl in particular stood out to us unfortunately we didn’t get her name (tall, brown hair, big smile, green ivy vest jacket). We regularly dine at similar standard restaurants and yours felt like a real experience compared to similar places. Will certainly be back and will most definitely recommend.
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 3 days ago
    I'm thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic lunch experience at The Ivy Exeter! It's wonderful that the atmosphere was great and the staff were attentive, with one particular standout member catching your attention. Thank you for considering The Ivy Exeter to be a standout experience compared to similar restaurants. Recommendations from satisfied customers like you are invaluable, here's to many more enjoyable visits and recommendations in the future!

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  21. TaraR

    Dubai

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Not a great experience this time, the food was not hot enough, the Black Cod fish we ordered was over cooked. We sent it back and a new one came when most people had finished their main meal. Unbelievably they charged us twice on the bill! Although we had a nice lunch for my birthday honestly it was not up expectations considering the price.
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 4 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear about your disappointing experience at The Ivy for your birthday lunch. It's frustrating when the food is not up to expectations, especially if it's not served at the right temperature or if there are issues with overcooking. Additionally, being charged twice on the bill is certainly unacceptable and adds further disappointment to the overall experience. It's understandable that despite having a nice lunch, these issues would overshadow the celebration. I appreciate you sharing your feedback, as it's important for us to be aware of such instances so they can address them and improve their service. I hope your next visit to The Ivy Exeter will be much more enjoyable and memorable.

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  22. JillT

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charming, attentive snd well trained staff. Very tasty, well presented food. Great decor.
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 3 days ago
    It sounds like you had a delightful experience at The Ivy Exeter! Charming, attentive, and well-trained staff can truly elevate the dining experience, and I'm glad to hear that the service met your expectations. Additionally, tasty and well-presented food, complemented by great decor, create a wonderful ambiance for a memorable meal. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback. Here's to many more delightful experiences there in the future!

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  23. Olly

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good and well priced, (it’s the drinks that cost you) Service was a little rushed as the server didn't seem to care too much, that being said it was Valentine’s Day so understandable
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 4 days ago
    It's great to hear that you found the food at The Ivy Exeter to be good and reasonably priced. However, I'm sorry to hear that the service felt rushed and that the server didn't seem to be as attentive as you would have liked. While it's understandable that Valentine's Day can be a busy time for restaurants, attentive service is still important to ensure a positive dining experience for guests. Your feedback about the service is valuable, as it can help improve and ensure that all guests feel well taken care of, even during busy times. Thank you for sharing your experience, and I hope your next visit will be even more enjoyable.

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  24. NickR

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and great vibe although quite pricey. We have been before and liked it. It took us a while to get served and then at the end we were told we had to have our coffee with the dessert as we had to vacate the table by a 90 minute deadline. Not quite the right message for a premium restaurant
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 4 days ago
    It's great to hear that you enjoyed the good food and great vibe at The Ivy Exeter, although it's unfortunate that you found the experience quite pricey. I'm sorry to hear about the delay in being served and the 90-minute deadline for vacating the table. This can indeed send the wrong message for a premium restaurant, as it may make guests feel rushed or not fully valued Your feedback about these issues is important, as it can help The Ivy Exeter improve their service and ensure a more positive experience for future guests.

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  25. Lilibet

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch, food very nice and good service. Will be back!
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 4 days ago
    I'm thrilled to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your lunch at The Ivy Exeter! Delicious food and good service are key ingredients for a memorable dining experience, and it's wonderful to know that you found both to your satisfaction. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback, we will be delighted to welcome you back for another enjoyable meal in the future. Here's to many more delightful visits!

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  26. GillianH

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very much enjoyed our lunch at the Ivy food was excellent and so was the service only complaint was rather squeezed in and we had to move our table ourselves so that diners and staff could reach the corner table
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 4 days ago
    I'm thrilled to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your lunch at The Ivy Exeter! Delicious food and good service are key ingredients for a memorable dining experience, and it's wonderful to know that you found both to your satisfaction. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback, we will be delighted to welcome you back for another enjoyable meal in the future. Here's to many more delightful visits!

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  27. JonathanC

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Ivy is a wonderful place to celebrate (on this occasion Valentines Day). Despite being full, there was adequate staff to service everybody. Waitresses charming and polite Food was great with ample portions Well Done!
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 4 days ago
    It's delightful to hear that you had a wonderful Valentine's Day celebration at The Ivy Exeter! Adequate staffing and charming, polite waitresses can truly enhance the dining experience, especially during busy times. I'm glad to hear that the food was great with ample portions, making your celebration even more enjoyable. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback, and I'm sure The Ivy will be delighted to hear about your fantastic experience. Here's to many more memorable celebrations in the future!

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  28. IsobelT

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a fabulous lunch. So tasty and beautifully presented. Staff were delightful. Atmosphere friendly. We enjoyed our lunch immensely
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 4 days ago
    I'm thrilled to hear that you had a fabulous lunch experience at The Ivy Exeter! Tasty and beautifully presented food, along with delightful staff and a friendly atmosphere, all contribute to a memorable dining experience. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed your lunch immensely. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback, Here's to many more enjoyable meals there in the future!

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  29. MikeS

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first lunch at The Ivy after receiving a £70 voucher and overall very nice. The restaurant was large with not much spare room between tables but a beautifully decorated room. The menu choice was very good although not much choice for a vegetarian. The large steak (£28) arrived without veg or chips which were extra which bumped the price to £33! The deserts were excellent and drinks (Fever few Lemon & Lime £3.50) but the total meal cost £100 for two of us. This did include a discretionary tip at 12.5% £11 !! I would have asked them to reduce it to £8 max but we were in a hurry and who likes to complain? I do think this level of tipping on top of an expensive meal is very cheeky and therefore advise others to be watch out for this insult after what was a very nice meal. Probably not returning!
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 3 days ago
    It sounds like you had a mixed experience during your first lunch at The Ivy Exeter. While you found the restaurant's decor beautiful and the desserts excellent, there were some disappointments regarding the pricing and the level of choice for vegetarians. Thank you for sharing your experience, and I'm sorry to hear that it may deter you from returning. Hopefully, if you do decide to visit again you'll have a more enjoyable experience.

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  30. TimM

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and lovely service. Staff were fast and attentive. Food was absolutely delicious. We are now considering this venue for our wedding lunch! Thank you for a great evening.
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 4 days ago
    I'm thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience at The Ivy Exeter! From the lovely food to the attentive service, it sounds like everything was perfect for your evening. Considering the venue for your wedding lunch is a fantastic idea, especially if you had such a positive experience. Thank you for sharing your feedback, The Ivy Exeter would be honoured to host your wedding lunch. Here's to many more delightful experiences at The Ivy, and congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

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  31. HeatherS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent waitress. Good vegan menu with good choice.
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 7 days ago
    I'm glad to hear that you had an excellent experience with your waitress at The Ivy Exeter! It's fantastic that you found a good selection of vegan options on the menu, providing you with plenty of choice for your meal. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback.

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  32. LeeL

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and wonderful staff! All in all absolutely brilliant, would not hesitate about going back!!
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 4 days ago
    I'm thrilled to hear that you had such a fantastic experience at The Ivy Exeter! Amazing food and wonderful staff truly make for a memorable dining experience. It's wonderful to know that you found everything to be absolutely brilliant and that you wouldn't hesitate to go back. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback

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  33. Dodo

    Devon

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had olives for the table, 6 in the dish! Had chicken skewers to start, strangest looking chicken I have ever seen. Main course was good. Had an Irish coffee to finish cost £11. What with a 12.5% service charge on top I would say overall an enjoyable experience but very over priced.
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your experience. It's great to hear that you found the overall experience enjoyable, but I understand your concerns about the pricing and portion sizes. Your feedback is valuable, and it's important for restaurants to be aware of customer perceptions regarding portion sizes, pricing, and service charges. I hope your next dining experience will better meet your expectations.

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  34. SuziP

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We received first class service. We were contacted the day before our booking to confirm our booking I then received a telephone call to see if I would like a Special cake for my daughter after they had noted I had written birthday as the special occasion. Upon arrival, the staff were friendly, attentive and honestly couldn't do enough to ensure that our experience was amazing. It was a lovely meal and my daughter was made to feel very special. We had visited for breakfast previously and thoroughly enjoyed that too. Fresh produce with a good variety of options.
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 4 days ago
    It sounds like you had an absolutely wonderful experience at The Ivy Exeter! From the first-class service to the thoughtful gesture of offering a special cake for your daughter's birthday, it's clear that the staff went above and beyond to make your visit memorable. I'm delighted to hear that the atmosphere was welcoming and attentive, ensuring that your daughter felt truly special on her birthday. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback, we are all thrilled to hear about your amazing experience. Here's to many more delightful visits and memorable moments at The Ivy Exeter in the future!

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  35. DavidC

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service as always. Music was slightly noticeable but not too intrusive. Personally I'd be playing something like Vivaldi at low volume but it comes down to musical taste so very subjective. Staff were attentive and we had a very pleasant lunch.
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 4 days ago
    It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed great food and service at The Ivy Exeter! The ambiance, including the music, can indeed have a significant impact on the overall dining experience, and it's great to hear that you found it to be just right – slightly noticeable but not too intrusive. Your suggestion for the type of music and volume level is noted, as preferences can vary widely among guests. However, it's wonderful to hear that the staff were attentive and that you had a very pleasant lunch overall. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback, we appreciate your comments. Here's to many more enjoyable dining experiences there in the future!

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  36. LyndaC

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very good value for money, we had the set breakfast which was delicious, the service was excellent, couldn't fault it at all
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 4 days ago
    It's wonderful to hear that you found The Ivy Exeter to be very good value for money and that you enjoyed the delicious set breakfast. Excellent service can truly enhance the dining experience, and I'm glad to hear that it exceeded your expectations. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback, here's to many more enjoyable visits in the future!

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  37. LeahP

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was just ok! Not as great as last time. I think there was a shortage of food as one of the vegetarian breakfasts was missing a few items. Plus there was a big gap between people getting there food
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 4 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear that your recent experience at The Ivy wasn't as great as your previous visit. It's disappointing when there's a shortage of food or when orders are incomplete, especially for a breakfast service where guests expect a satisfying start to their day. Your feedback about these issues is valuable, as it helps us identify areas for improvement and ensure consistency in their service and food quality. Thank you for sharing your experience, and I hope your next visit to The Ivy Exeter will be more enjoyable and closer to your expectations.

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  38. SophieH

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely meal at the Ivy Exeter - service was quick and prompt. Every staff member was super friendly and polite and the atmosphere in the restaurant was all round great 😊
    The Ivy ExeterResponded on 12 February 2024
    I'm delighted to hear that you had a really lovely meal at The Ivy Exeter! Quick and prompt service, along with super friendly and polite staff, undoubtedly contribute to a fantastic dining experience. It's wonderful to know that the atmosphere in the restaurant added to the overall enjoyment of your visit. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback.

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  39. Jlyn

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for my sister hen do, food was delicious, service was attentive and staff friendly. Cocktail list is amazing, and even offered some classic ones that weren’t listed. Love the maximalist decor. Highly recommend.
    The Ivy ExeterResponded 4 days ago
    It sounds like you had a fantastic experience celebrating your sister's hen do at The Ivy Exeter! Delicious food, attentive service, friendly staff, and an amazing cocktail list all contributed to making it a memorable occasion. The maximalist decor added to the ambiance and overall experience. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback, we are all thrilled to hear about your recommendation. Here's to many more delightful celebrations at The Ivy in the future!

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  40. Pharillo

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely evening at the Ivy Exeter. It always feels so special. We were looked after by Chelsea who ensured the evening went smoothly and that it was all nicely paced. We didn't feel rushed and each course arrived at the right time. The food was delicious and each plate was perfect. A lovely night.
    The Ivy ExeterResponded on 13 February 2024
    I'm thrilled to hear that you had such a lovely evening at The Ivy Exeter! Feeling special and well looked after by Chelsea, who ensured the evening went smoothly and at the right pace, truly enhances the dining experience. It's wonderful that you didn't feel rushed and that each course was perfectly timed, allowing you to fully enjoy the delicious food. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback, Chelsea will be delighted to hear about your wonderful experience. Here's to many more delightful nights at The Ivy Exeter.

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

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  • 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
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    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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