River Exe Cafe
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Last Water Taxi leaves Exmouth Marina at 8PM.
12 Midday - 9PM (Sunday)
Last Water Taxi leaves Exmouth Marina at 6PM.
We are open on Bank Holidays closing the Tuesday that follows instead.
Brilliant enjoyable evening with great food in a vibrant atmosphere
Lovely restaurant a little pricey but nice place for special occasion
Great location with excellent food. Had lunch and was so impressed we immediately rebooked to take family for their anniversary
From the moment you get on the Ferry, your experience starts. A Very interesting ferry 'captain' keeps you entertained from the quay to the restaurant. A lovely welcome greets you as you dock and you are ushered to your table within a few shakes. The menu appears right away (if you have not already studied it on the ferry) and while you confirm your choices your drinks orders are taken. By magic your orders are taken by the very attentive staff and yo can relax and take in everything that this splendid place has to offer. The food is quite delicious and when time comes to board your ferry once again you try to think of reasons to stay on!
A really fantastic experience.
Everything was superb - it was my friend's birthday and the staff had put a subtle Happy Birthday sign on the table! We were treated anazinglyvand our waitress even put a candle in the dessert and sang happy birthday!! It was a memorable occasion and scores 10/10 from us 😍
Lived up to all our expectations from boat trip out to the fantastic view and the food. All the tables seemed to be by the window, the menu was extensive and we had Thai seafood curry which was just amazing in flavour. How they produce it from a tiny kitchen on the floating restaurant baffled me. Highly recommended
Third visit and I was not disappointed, took new friends and neither were they with the ambiance, food and service. They will go again as will I and I will continue to recommend.
Our second visit and though the weather was not as kind, we were not disappointed. I had lobster, a rare treat for me and it was beautifully cooked, as were the chips and my husband's steak was superb. Medium rare, fabulous taste and so tender.
A bottle of good wine two excellent puds and coffee to complete the experience. What more could you ask for?
From the minute we stepped on the quay to alight the Puffin water taxi we were made to feel special. Once on board we were escorted to out table that was complete with a “happy anniversary “ on it. The food was exceptional’ as was the food. We can’t wait to return next year.
The food and service was excellent in an unusual and delightful venue from the boat out to the boat back. Would highly recommend for a special occasion or a different experience.
I promised my daughter a boat trip whilst in Italy this summer, but I couldn't arrange one. This was to say sorry and my daughter thought the whole experience was amazing, so a big thank you for getting me out of trouble!
The whole day, from the trip on the Puffin, to passing a sealion, to the views and food, everything was fantastic and our time went far too quickly aboard your restaurant. I would thoroughly recommend the River Exe Cafe to anyone wanting a really brilliant time.
Perfect ! The weather , the table, the food, the service !
Thankyou to the River Exe Cafe for a lovely evening last Sunday .
Wonderful setting on the river Exe. Accessed by the lovely river taxi. Greeted with smiles and warmth ahead of your fabulous food. What more could you ask for?
Really nice fresh seafood. Would have been better with chunky chips but fewer chips served
Superb location for our XLVII wedding anniversary. Great food, helpful staff, what more could one ask for.
fabulous location. a true experience venue. food exceptional considering it is a floating restaurant. booking essential.
Fantastic experience from start to finish. The river taxi ride was great fun. The restaurant is excellent, friendly staff and tasty food.
Delicious seafood, and everything else was lovely too, great veggie options and steak, perfect. Fantastic view and a fun trip there and back. We had a special birthday lunch but there were plenty of people who had just come for great fish/burger and chips. We loved the gentle movement on the water, very soothing, but maybe not so great if that makes you queasy.
Fabulous location, great food and service is a must visit restaurant
Most unusual and perfect venue on a perfect sunny day with perfect seafood - what more could one wish for on a special occasion?
We stopped here on the drive from Brighton to Devon 18months ago while I was pregnant and this year we brought my 11months old son! His first bot trip and then he conked out for our entire meal! Bonus!
Was a very long drive and so so welcomed the boat, the service and the delicious grub.
I remember the pickled cockles being more pickled the last time but it’s a very very small gripe in an otherwise tremendous meal!
Thoroughly love this restaurant. Went there for our anniversary lunch. First the lovely boat ride out and then beautifully cooked seafood which is so fresh. Can’t wait to go back again.
Thank you for a lovely Birthday meal . We had a very special evening with fantastic food . The service was very friendly and professional . We will be back recommend to friends.
We enjoyed the evening very much, only one thing that would have made it better, was the person who’s birthday treat it was fell ill and could not come with us. But we have another date booked the end of September and hope she will be fine to come, a little late birthday treat. Thanks for great food and wonderful location.
Just an amazing experience start to finish
Had those most amazing day and excellent food. Thank you xx
The River Exe Cafe is a real gem; we went away feeling very good, having had a very special day out. This is not just a restaurant it is an experience. Great food, unique location and friendly staff.
Can't beat the eating out experience.
Venue, service and food are great.
Great experience to dine in the middle of the estuary and the atmosphere is amazing. Food is very average especially considering the seafood is caught fresh that day.
We had good fun. The boat trip was excellent, the young driver was good with the children. The food was good, a little limited. It is expensive. In all it was a good experience, something different!
The exe river cafe is a must! Perfect for special occasions with the best seafood I’ve ever had, paired with the scenery of the exe estuary.
Great experience, from boat trip out and seal spotting to fabulous food.
Only slight disappointment was due to delay on being served on arrival we were very rushed to finish cheese & biscuits, which was extensive and delicious and would of liked another 15 minutes.
Still can't wait until next visit
Very nice experiance fantastic food.good organisation for arriving & leaving by boat.
The whole experience from start to finish was so very enjoyable, from the river taxi out to the River Exe Cafe, the friendly helpful, energetic, sweet staff. As for the food it was amazing, the sirloin steak melted in your mouth, the Thai green curry was so flavourful and the fish in it was cooked to perfection, scallop starter was divine so was the calamari and the mushroom bruschetta and the deserts well they were amazing, we loved every minute, wish we could of stayed longer, great place to visit and dine. Well done to everyone who works there.
Have waited a while for a special occasion to visit - wife's birthday and work anniversary. Great way to arrive on a ferry. Lovely seat in corner with view as if one was on a river cruise. Good food -fishy of course! Lovely atmosphere. A little expensive.
Great time, amazing set up. quirky and fabulous seafood
Our first trip to the River Exe Cafe did not disappoint after all the good reports we had heard. Loved the little boat trip adventure and the hearty welcome when we arrived. Everyone made us feel like we were arriving at someone's house for lunch. The food was superb, plenty of choice for all tastes, well presented with interesting twists, so so fresh and you wont go away hungry or disappointed. Happy staff kept it all ticking along without any sense of rush at all, and with answers to any question we threw at them. So.... we will be back and would recommend to all, couples, young families, groups and the dog !
Great servic from the water taxi driver, through to all the restaurant staff. Service was timely with our food and the quality of the meal was excellent.
My third visit- never disappoints. Took a friend who was in Devon from Manchester. A real treat.
I booked the River Exe Cafe for my mum's 60th birthday as I wanted to do something extra special. This place did not disappoint! We all loved the whole experience!
It was so different having to get a water taxi to dinner, boarding the floating pontoon and even being able to watch the sun set whilst eating dinner. We were really lucky with the weather and the views were beautiful.
In regards to the menu, there's lots of fresh seafood as well as good meat and vegetartian options. Desserts are priced at a steep £8.50 and not sure if I'd order one if we were to go again.
If you're in the area, definitely try this place out. I think prebooking is a must as that's how your water taxi is organised, unless you have your own boat.
We will definitely be back!