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The Oddfellows Exeter

4.2
4.2
40 Reviews
£41 and over
British

Quirky, fun and brimming with convivial atmosphere, The Oddfellows Exeter is a fine dining restaurant with an upstairs cocktail bar with a whole lot of charm. Specialising in British-style cuisine made with locally sourced ethical ingredients, you’ll find an eclectic menu filled with delicious dishes that go down a treat with a bespoke cocktail from the lounge upstairs, glass of carefully curated wine, or anything else your heart desires. The perfect place to catch up with friends or your special someone, The Oddfellows on New North Road in the Exeter city centre won’t disappoint.

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Booked 5 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Unspecified

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00–14:30
    Wed–Sat 18:00–21:00
    Sun 12:00–15:00

  • Phone number

    01392 209050

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Chris Chatfield

  • Catering

    60 New North Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4EP

  • Private party facilities

    https://complete-events.com/

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 40 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
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • East Devon

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. WW

    WallyW

    Devon

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Great food for a Sunday lunch very generous portions and good service

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good artisan food in simple surroundings, but geez it’s expensive, the main course was beef but very small portions, had to have the cheese board to top up the carbs, my son had the choc desert which was gorgeous. We dined at the Ivy the previous evening which was £6 more expensive? Not sure I can justify the cost for a small basic so called gastro pub. Would I return, probably not, which is a shame, but the foodie scene in Exeter is very competitive with better value eateries.

  3. CH

    ClaireH

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, friendly staff and would definitely go again!

  4. EJ

    EmmaJ

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service, lovely setting. Friendly, knowledge staff.

  5. LC

    LydiaC

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a lovely place. We were very impressed with the service and all the little touches such as having canapés on arrival!

  6. LV

    LadyV

    Devon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food although the chef did like blue cheese!!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Really liked the restaurant which is under new ownership, good value, presentation and quality of the food was great but a number of items were served tepid including my pork belly and the cod and potato dish.

  8. KW

    KeithW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed our meal at Oddfellows and we will definitely be booking a table there again next time we are in Exeter.

  9. AJ

    AmyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3

    maybe cheesier cauli flower cheese but apart from that the food was amazing absolutely no complaints

  10. c

    cakey

    Birmingham

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a lovely little place. Great menu and tasty.

  11. WW

    WallyW

    Devon

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    First visit since change of ownership. Not disappointed. Delicious food and good service. We will return

  12. WM

    WendyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    I went there for Sunday lunch, and was served promptly, I had the pork cooked to perfection and a great choice of vegetables all well cooked and presented, My one complaint it needed to be warmer. The service went downhill I waited half an hour for someone to clear the plate ,they came but didn’t ask about pudding eventually I asked and was served by a delicious cremebrule the best I,ve eaten .

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely stunning. The most enjoyable meal we have eaten in Exeter for years. Last time we ate like this was Michael Caines at the Royal Clarence. Food was exquisite, service was exceptional and ambiance fantastic. Fine dining and at a great price. Thank you.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    The food was lovely, the white Tempranillo was disappointing

  15. BB

    BenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fabulous evening and can’t recommend highly enough on every level. Surpassed our expectations

  16. M

    Moll

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience3

    Been here before and really loved it! (Been around 5 times). I don’t know what has changed, but I prefer the old way! Was empty but still had trouble getting service. Food just wasn’t as tasty as usual! Very upset, used to be my favourite roast in Exeter but I don’t think I’ll be returning any time soon.

  17. CM

    ClareM

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Tasty food. I would not rush back , I preferred the Sunday roast when the previous owners had it. The prices have gone up and the potion sizes have gone smaller. We were given the same amount of veg as the table do 2 next to us. We were a table of 4 So two of our group asked for a Yorkshire and they were told no. Previouy with the old owners we would all have a Yorkshire despite of what meat we ordered. Also there was no extra gravy or pigs in blankets or stuffing with the turkey. £17 for a dinner for what we had was extortionate.

  18. KF

    KateF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food although it is worth flagging that portions are moderate rather than large. Dog friendly with good service.

  19. HB

    HB123

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    The service wasn’t great, we were seated upstairs which was fine , but we kept having to ask the staff for things and some things never arrived such as water to the table that we asked for , the fire alarm went off half way through our meal and as everyone headed down the stairs it went back off and no one came to apologise for interrupting the meal or to check it everyone was okay. We all had different roasts which were lovely ( I had the beef which was lovely but half of it was fat for £19) and there were plenty of potatoes to the table , two bowls of coliflower cheese but only a small bowl of mixed veg for 5 people which was a shame because they were very nice! There was also no ketchup (for a child) no cranberry sauce for the turkey and the desert selection was poor and expensive , we asked if they simply had a bowl of ice cream for a child and they only had cassis sorbet. We had been previously just over a year ago(also on a Sunday for a roast) and thought the service was great and the food was delicious , however this time we were a bit disappointed and so probably wouldn’t go back again. It may sound petty but it was quite underwhelming.

  20. P

    Pimpitts

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good service. Food was very good. Little sparse on potatoes and vegetables for a party of 4

  21. p

    paradisumo

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    We found ropes in our beef roasts plates and we chewed it !!! The staff was not paying any attention at all. We call them several times, we even walk over there to ask for service. poor service+ terrible food. Don't bother going there!!

  22. E

    Exeterlady

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The food was SO tasty. Gorgeously presented and tasted just as good. Thoughtfully put together and every mouthful was delicious. There was a large puddle directly inside the ladies toilets which spoilt the experience slightly-having to walk through it every time to go to the toilet. The staff were friendly and attentive, although I asked for some bread which never arrived. The food made up for these negatives though.

  23. CJ

    CharlotteJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first time at Odd Fellows and would definitely recommend it, roast dinner was delicious 😋

  24. MS

    MatthewS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food (duck was amazing) & friendly staff. Felt looked after.

  25. F

    Fergiewergiewoo

    Warwickshire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Main, beef. Yorkshire pudding and beef were cold. Had to be sent back, vegetables were hard £18.50. Would not return.

  26. CH

    ClareH

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous roast lunch, excellent service. Will definitely be returning

  27. BH

    BeverlyH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic fine dining, all food was outstanding in presentation and taste. We sat next to the open plan kitchen which was amazing to watch them work!. Fantastic cocktails too.

  28. JM

    JamesM

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food, attentive staff, lovely restaurant. Odd to say, but the only thing that lets this rather classy restaurant down is the pub-like toilets.

  29. RP

    RichP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    We appreciated what you were trying to achieve but there were many things required to make it a top restaurant 1. The building smelt of damp 2. We are developers of houses and a further £1-200k needs to be spent Toilets were not nice, poor decoration , front of house was not great/ cheap suit 3. Food was ok, main dish was too small 4. Bar was too big- are you a pub or a restaurant? Staff were nice It depends what clientele you are trying to attract, if it’s high end like Harry’s Bar then all the above need to be implemented Good luck though

  30. ND

    NikkiD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Delicious beef course. Service polite and efficient. Timings between courses just right. Buzzy atmosphere.

  31. NM

    NorthernMonkeys

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A warm welcome, knowledgeable and friendly staff and outstanding food at reasonable prices. The tasting menu looked fabulous but would have been too much for us to eat so we stuck to the al a carte menu which had a great choice. I think the secret to this restaurant is that it doesn’t overload the menu with too much choice but concentrates on making sure the cookery of everything is spot on. Excellent chefs and the best meal I’ve had in quite a while. Keep up the good work and we will definitely be back when we next visit Exeter.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mouthwatering

  33. KB

    KateB

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Do not be fooled by this young team, they know exactly what they’re doing. Great service and a lovely ambiance. Quite a small menu but equally still found it hard to choose what to have as it all sounded delicious. Really expertly cooked dishes which were beautifully presented and tasted fantastic. Definitely recommend visiting.

  34. MP

    MichaelP

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Overall service very good. Staff most keen to assist. Food had amazing flavour and was delicious. Most interesting and well balanced mix of ingredients. Seating could be more comfortable. For an old person after two hours I was getting uncomfortable. Pleasant ambience.

  35. DP

    DavidP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Went for Sunday Lunch - good choices for starters and mains but limited options for deserts. All food was well cooked with a good choice of veg available.

  36. RP

    RichardP

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great quality over quantity lunch I would definitely recommend 👌

  37. KK

    KernalKue

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Starter was lovely but roasted meats were very under-done. My lamb was practically raw in parts. Probably won't go back for a roast, which is a shame because we used to love the old Oddfellows roast.

  38. D

    Dev1234

    Devon

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience2

    Oh dear! Sunday roast used to be absolutely fantastic here but not this time. Food was cold. We sent it back and it still came out cold. Staff were very apologetic and didn't charge us but we couldn't eat the food so went hungry. Seems the change of ownership really has had a major effect.

  39. ES

    EvelynS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Brilliant! The food was amazing! Could not fault it! My partner said it’s one of the best place he has eaten. Cocktails were also very yummy. Service was excellent but a lot of young people who wasn’t really sure on what they were doing but overall was good. Definitely recommend to anyone who was a nice romantic meal with there partner.

  40. GF

    GailF

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, quick service. Would return and recommend

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The Oddfellows Exeter is rated 4.2 stars by 40 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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Booked 5 times today
Google Map for The Oddfellows Exeter

60 New North Road Exeter, Devon EX4 4EP

  • Area

    Exeter

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00–14:30
    Wed–Sat 18:00–21:00
    Sun 12:00–15:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chris Chatfield

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    01392 209050

  • Catering

    60 New North Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4EP

  • Private party facilities

    https://complete-events.com/

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