The sun is shining and the temperature is rising, which means one thing - alfresco dining! Take a look at our outdoor dining guide for Exeter, from British classics, to italian-inspired grub, hearty pies, Vietnamese flavours and more - you're in for a real treat in our city!

Luciano's by Luciano Marco Pierre White

Who doesn't love Italian food? The pizza, pasta, gelato and wine... dine with your favourite dishes, outdoors at Lucianos!

The Ivy Exeter

Visit The Ivy Exeter and try their exquisite summer menu outside, with a view of our magnificent Exeter Cathedral!

Winslade Manor

Tapas, fizz and music on Winslade's Manor's beautiful terrace? We're in! 

Coal Kitchen

Dine under the outdoor, heated seating area at Coal's Kitchen, day or night and watch the world go by in Princesshay.

Image sourced from Princesshay's Instagram

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Pieminister

Dig into scrumptious pie and mash whilst sat outdoors, soaking in the hustle and bustle of Queen Street. 

The Turk's Head

Did you know? The Turk's Head has a cosy sun terrace! Sit back, relax with a local beer (brewed on site!) and a cheesy pizza.

Queen St Dining

Take a break from shopping at the Guildhall Shopping Centre and pop by Queen St Dining for a varied choice of restaurants, with a choice of outdoor dining:

  • The Terrace
  • Pho
  • Turtle Bay
  • Comptoir Libanais 
  • Guildhall Street Food
  • Brewdog
  • Franco Manca
  • The Botanist
  • Absurd Bird

The Daisy Café

The Daisy Café has their very own outdoor space, 'the secret garden of Heavitree'! The perfect place to sit with a slice of delicious cake, a hearty breakfast or lunch. 

The Terrace

Enjoy The Terrace's seasonal menus, freshly made cocktails, locally sourced produce, outdoors on their stunning terrace.

The Old Firehouse

Sit back, relax and enjoy one of The Old Firehouse's famous pizzas and a refreshing cider or ale in their charming courtyard!

Pho

Take a shopping break and treat yourself to the healthy, authentic Vietnamese dishes at Pho in the sunshine! 

Eat on the Green

A full English, a cream tea or a freshly-made sandwich at Eat on the Green with a view of Exeter Cathedral - what could be better than this? 

Princesshay Shopping Centre

At Princesshay there's plenty of choice when it comes to dining outdoors, take your pick:

  • Nandos
  • Slim Chickens
  • Chandos Deli
  • Lucianos
  • Meat 59
  • Margoux
  • Coal Kitchen
  • Lloyd's Lounge
  • Wagamama
  • Coffee #1

Image sourced from Princesshay's Instagram

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On the Waterfront

Head down to the glorious Exeter quay and dine outside with a dustbin lid pizza from On The Waterfront in the sunshine - heaven! 

Rockfish Exeter Quay

Enjoy the gorgeous views of Exeter canal as you taste fresh, locally-sourced seafood from Rockfish

Just outside of Exeter...

The Point Bar and Grill

Enjoy delightful light bites at the Point Bar and Grill this summer on their gorgeous terrace, overlooking Exmouth Marina. 

The Lamb Inn

A short drive from Exeter is The Lamb Inn, this friendly pub with a gorgeous garden offers scrumptious sharing platters, burgers, Sunday roasts and much more with plenty of veggie options!

River Exe Cafe 

Catch the ferry from Exmouth and enjoy an outdoor lunch at River Exe Café! This is the place to be for spectular views along the Exe Estuary and the freshest local seafood! The specials menu changes daily according to what is available from the market and the local fishermen, making this floating restaurant one-of-a-kind!

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Luciano's by Luciano Marco Pierre White
Restaurant
Seating at Luciano's

This friendly independent restaurant opened in 2021 and has rapidly become established as a great value favourite destination. From a casual lunch to an informal dinner or a special celebration. The delicously italian themed dishes are cooked to order and offer a range of excellent meat, fish vegetarian and pasta options.

The Ivy Exeter
Restaurant
The Ivy, Exeter - pink and green floral decor

Neighbouring the iconic Exeter Cathedral at 65-67 High Street, The Ivy Exeter offers sophisticated yet friendly all-day dining in the heart of Devon for locals and visitors alike. Open seven days a week from morning until night, The Ivy Exeter will feature restaurant dining, a beautiful bar and intimate private dining room for eight guests, as well as an outdoor terrace, making for the perfect place to dine in the iconic city, whatever the occasion.

Winslade Manor
Restaurant
Fine dining at Winslade Manor

Winslade Manor Restaurant & Bar is an exciting new lifestyle destination for Exeter and the south west. Chef Director Matt Mason uses the best local ingredients in menus to suit every taste and occasion. We’re excited to welcome you as our guests.

Coal Kitchen
Restaurant
group cocktails + passionfruit martini

Located prominently on the main piazza of Princesshay in the centre of the city. Smart interior with a cocktail bar and restaurant views of the cathedral. A large outside seating area under heated and lit umbrellas. Paul the General Manager and his team are looking forward to welcoming you soon. Enjoy freshly ground artisan coffees, hearty breakfast, bottomless brunches, lunches, dinner and late night cocktails….

Pieminister - Exeter
Restaurant
Brunch at Pieminister

Pieminister is the place to go for award-winning pies in Exeter. With a wide range of pies to choose from (they’ve got over 15 different flavours, including classic, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan pies!) they really do have something for everyone.

The Turk’s Head
Pub/Inn
Beers and ales at The Turk's Head

Located in the heart of the city centre next to the Guildhall is one of the regions oldest pubs and a favourite watering hole of Charles Dickens - or so we believe... Recently restored to its former glory, The Turk's Head is back with a bang and ready to showcase the 700+ year history.

Queen St Dining
Restaurant
Queen St Dining entrance

From dawn ‘til dusk and to supper and beyond, Queen St Dining is the perfect location for Exeter’s food-loving residents and city visitors to sample the finest fare from local food heroes and unique cuisines in cool casual dining destinations

The Daisy Café
Café
The Daisy Café mug and cake

A warm welcome and local, home-cooked food is what The Daisy Café is all about. Enjoy a coffee and a cake or two, indulge in an English breakfast and gather for a light lunch outdoors in the south-facing peaceful garden.

The Terrace
Restaurant
Gyozas at The Terrace

From daytime delights to dancing until dawn, all under one roof, long lazy lunches, bottomless brunches, stunning hand-crafted cocktails, late night dinners and the ultimate party venue. Indulge yourself in our beautiful, hand crafted, botanical-themed cocktails & globally inspired food in our outdoor areas & private rooftop Terrace

The Old Firehouse
British
The Old Firehouse pizza

Widely acknowledged to be one of Exeter’s best ale and cider pubs, The Old Firehouse is very popular with students and locals alike and offers a buzzy atmosphere along with a great range of food and drink at reasonable prices. Serving the famous square pizzas, large enough to share or enjoy the challenge as well as a fantastic Sunday Roast, with vegan and vegetarian options, there’s so much choice that no-one goes hungry!

Pho, Exeter
Asian
A selection of Pho dishes

Pho is small and informal yet serves great value, deliciously healthy and authentically prepared Vietnamese food!

Queen St Dining
Restaurant
Queen St Dining entrance

From dawn ‘til dusk and to supper and beyond, Queen St Dining is the perfect location for Exeter’s food-loving residents and city visitors to sample the finest fare from local food heroes and unique cuisines in cool casual dining destinations

The Guildhall Shopping Centre
Outdoor Market
The Guildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter

From fashion to food, to booking that perfect family holiday, everything you need can be found at Guildhall Shopping Centre, being home to brands such as Sainsbury’s, Wilko, Primark, WH Smith, Superdrug, Mothercare and Jigsaw, amongst others. Whilst shopping, don’t forget to check out the eight new restaurants at Queen St Dining!

Eat on the Green
Tea Room/Coffee Shop
Champagne on Cathedral Green

Eat on the Green is an independent restaurant in the heart of Exeter, owned and managed by a team who are passionate about creating great food using local, free range produce bought directly from the farmers and brought to you with excellent table service. The restaurant is in a Sixteenth Century building overlooking Exeter’s historic Cathedral Green.

Princesshay
British
View of Princesshay from the car park

Local cuisine and global flavours, there’s something on the menu for everyone at Princesshay. With 13 cafes and restaurants to choose from, you can treat yourself to stunning food and drink, views of Exeter Cathedral and the Roman wall.

On The Waterfront
Restaurant
On the Waterfront, Exeter - taken from across the Quay

Perched on the edge of the historic Exeter Quayside, we are housed on the ground floor of a magnificent 19th century warehouse. This building and many like it nearby served the booming woollen industry of the mid 19th century.

Rockfish Exeter
Seafood
External  image of Rockfish restaurant

Amongst the treats at this consistently award-winning restaurant are sustainably sourced and locally landed seafood, often cooked within hours of being caught. From your table by the Quayside enjoy simple, relaxed, ingredient-driven quality food for the whole family.

The Point Bar and Grill
Restaurant
Scallops

The Point Bar & Grill is a friendly waterfront bar & grill on Exmouth Marina offering homemade dishes, using locally sourced ingredients including great steaks, fresh seafood & Exmouth mussels.

The Lamb Inn
British
The Lamb Inn

A real country pub with great food, open fires, beautiful gardens & large rooms that would put some 5* hotels to shame; at affordable rates.

River Exe Cafe
Local Produce Served
River Exe Cafe

A truly unique dining location, the River Exe Cafe is situated on a floating barge just off the water-ski lane on the River Exe.

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