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!

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! 

Flamenca Spanish Tapas

Flamenca Spanish Tapas brings the flavour in the heart of Princesshay and is the place to be for warm hospitality, music, tapas, and drinks. 

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

The Terrace

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

Lloyd's Lounge

Dig into small bites, tapas, breakfasts and lunches at Lloyd's Lounge outside in the glorious Catherine Square. Don't forget to check out the cocktail menu!

Exe Restaurant

Enjoy fine dining, irresistible cocktails and holiday vibes in Exe Restaurant's glorious garden!

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
  • Lloyd's Lounge
  • Wagamama
  • Coffee #1
  • Flamenca Spanish Tapas

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! 

Guildhall Street Food Market

Whether you fancy a burger, hot dog, or gyros - the Guildhall Street Food Market has it all! There is plenty of space to sit outdoors, within the theatrical space around St Pancras church.

 

Rockfish Exeter Quay

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

The Botanist

Sit back and relax within The Botanist's secret rooftop garden - expect live music, a DJ and hand-crafted cocktails!

Just outside of Exeter...

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!

Canonteign Falls

Once you've finished exploring Canonteign Falls you would have probably built up quite the appetite! You can find the Canonteign Kitchen back at the entrance, where homemade, locally-sourced dishes await. Check out our blog for what to expect!

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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.

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 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
Two pizzas at Old Firehouse

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 - high street entrance

Guildhall Shopping & Dining is Exeter City Centre's largest concentration of shops, eating destinations and leisure operators and even a medieval church, St Pancras Church. This quaint church in a most unlikely setting, makes Guildhall Shopping Centre the only Shopping Centre in the world to home a 12th Century Church at its heart! From fashion to food, axe throwing to spa treatments, everything you need can be found at Guildhall Shopping Centre.

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
Vegan
View of Princesshay from the car park

Local cuisine and global flavours, there’s something on the menu for everyone at Princesshay. With an abundance of 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 Lamb Inn
Vegan
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.

Flamenca Tapas Bar
Restaurant
Tapas at Flamenca

Exeter’s hottest new opening serving authentic Spanish Tapas in the vibrant piazza of Princesshay overlooking the Cathedral. Open for lunch & dinner Tue – Sun. 3 Tapas & a drink for £15 with daily changing seasonal specials. Cocktail bar serving draft beers, Spanish sherries, wines and cocktails. Live music most Fridays. Kids meals from £6.95 and available for private hire from 20-120 people to celebrate birthdays, weddings, corporate events, product launches and everything else.

Lloyd’s Lounge
Restaurant
Lloyd's Lounge external

Lloyd’s Lounge in modern café lounge bar. Open 7 days a week serving breakfast and lunch, Thursday Friday & Saturday evening we serving our small bites/tapas food menu as well as amazing cocktails, wine and spirits.

Exe Restaurant
Restaurant
Exe Restaurant external pic

An independent fine dining restaurant and cocktail bar. Creating culinary pleasure and carefully curated cocktails with the finest local and ethical produce.

Canonteign Falls
National Park
Canonteign Falls

Canonteign Falls is a stunning natural attraction in the heart of Devon. Visit us for peaceful walks among the waterfalls and lakes and family fun in the gardens and playgrounds. Escape the crowds and experience the highest waterfall in Dartmoor National Park.

The Botanist Exeter
Restaurant
The Botanist terrace

Explore a secret garden of food and drink, where our Botanists have foraged high and low to bring you a host of exceptional food and drink delights... sublime social times are guaranteed! Live Music, DJ handcrafted Cocktails Rooftop Terrace.

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