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The Ivy Exeter, Exeter, ENG

The Ivy Exeter

4.2
4.2
7778 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 53 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 8:30 am–12:00 am Sat 9:00 am–1:00 am Sun 9:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01392 323360
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

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 7,778 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
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • 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

7,778 Reviews
  1. Travelozzy

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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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    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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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  3. CarolynS

    Devon

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  8. 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
    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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  9. Yummymummy1969

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

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  10. Verity

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  13. DavidT

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. Becky

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was nice as always, however service was very slow and one staff member seemed annoyed when we asked for another drink. I had also booked the reservation for a birthday - usually, staff give the birthday person a free profiterole or something, and I noticed other people receiving it but we did not, which was a shame.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a regular treat to myself when shopping in Exeter, a lovely lunch and a glass of bubbles. I chose the halloumi salad dish which not only looked pretty and very colourful, but it was delicious, accompanied by a glass of the house champagne, what more could you want? Attentive service from the very friendly welcoming team. I will be back soon.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fun time good service would go again when I want to feel bougie or for a special occasion

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A pleasant experience, efficient service and great food that wasn’t overpriced

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  31. KayC

    Devon

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Disappointing meal, had Spanish rice for mains but small portion, no rabbit meat in it only chorizo and a couple of prawns. It was tasty but did not contain the ingredients as on menu. Service good apart from having to ask twice for the tea ordered .

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had an afternoon tea for two. Place was packed full of people. Food was tasty but service was not great. We had to wait a long time for sugar while coffee was getting cold, once we were given a couple of drinks we were not asked if we wanted some more hot drinks.
    The Ivy ExeterResponded on 6 May 2024
    It sounds like your experience at The Ivy Exeter for afternoon tea had its ups and downs. While the food was tasty, I'm sorry to hear that the service didn't meet your expectations. Your feedback highlights areas where we can improve its service standards, ensuring prompt attention to guests' needs and better communication between the staff and guests. Thank you for your feedback.

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  33. PaulG

    Devon

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always a pleasure to visit the Exeter IVY. The ambience is special and the service unfailingly outstanding.
    The Ivy ExeterResponded on 6 May 2024
    It's wonderful to hear that you always enjoy visiting The Ivy in Exeter! The special ambiance and consistently outstanding service make each visit a pleasure. It sounds like The Ivy Exeter has become a favourite spot for you, offering a delightful dining experience every time. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was really nice service was quick to start with when busy but when it got quite service was poor and took over 1hr to be asked if we wanted puddings

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is good but not top notch,with the Ivy it’s about the whole experience/ambiance I’ve been before and I would go again

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  36. BrianP

    Bath

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food has always taken second place to ambience and service at The Ivy. Enjoyable evening.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The venue was delightful. However, my steak was like leather, the steak knife did not arrive without being asked for and there were lavatory rolls in the Ladies Cloakroom
    The Ivy ExeterResponded on 6 May 2024
    It's disappointing to hear that your dining experience at The Ivy Exeter was marred by issues with the steak quality, the delay in receiving the steak knife, and the condition of the Ladies Cloakroom. It's important for us to ensure that all aspects of the dining experience, including food quality and restroom cleanliness, meet the expected standards. Your feedback is valuable, and I will be sure to take it all into account and address any shortcomings to improve our overall guest experience.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food, Great Service, Great theming - magical place to celebrate your Birthday

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was extremely good as was the service from our very attentive but not intrusive waitress. Great atmosphere and selection of dishes & specials.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went as a family to celebrate a birthday. Daughter whose birthday it was, was made to feel special and a dessert with a candle was bought out this was lovely touch. Service was brilliant too we will definitely return

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The Ivy Exeter is rated 4.2 stars by 7778 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 53 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 8:30 am–12:00 am Sat 9:00 am–1:00 am Sun 9:00 am–11:00 pm
  • 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
    Patio/Outdoor Dining
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