If dining out while soaking up some incredible views of Exeter is on your menu then here's our pick of the top places that are all about location, location, location.

From stunning vistas of Exeter Cathedral to tranquil surroundings of the Quayside, Exeter serves up an array of splendid eateries that will leave you coming back for more.

The Ivy Exeter

From modern British classics to Asian-inspired cuisine and fantastic vegan and vegetarian dishes, The Ivy Exeter serves up relaxed, sophisticated all-day dining. The perfect accompaniment to the food is of course a view to match and there's no beating Exeter Cathedral as your backdrop. There's even the option of dining al-fresco if you wish to soak up the ambiance around Cathedral Green.

Hotel Indigo

If it's a sunset ambience you're seeking then escape to the skies and soak up the breathtaking panoramic views over cathedral green, and beyond, at Becketts sky bar. Located on the top floor of Hotel Indigo, the intimate atmosphere offers up something stylish and seductive, with the option of strolling out onto the outdoor viewing platform with a glass of bubbles or cocktail in hand. 

It's the perfect spot for some pre or post-dining available on the ground floor at Colson’s Bar and Grill Restaurant where you can enjoy simple cooking over charcoal and flame.

Rockfish Exeter

If it's more of a Quayside view you prefer then at Rockfish Exeter you can enjoy simple, relaxed, ingredient-driven quality food for the whole family. Celebrate the very best of locally landed and sustainable seafood, often cooked within hours of being caught. From sardines, cockles and traditional fish and chips to daily landed seasonal food, Rockfish is a delight for seafood lovers and everything is also available gluten free, with dishes for vegetarian and vegan diners.

The Terrace

Boasting a rooftop terrace and glass encased restaurant, The Terrace is inspired by the great outdoors and provides a haven of escapism in the heart of Exeter. A beautiful setting for any event or celebration, the delicious seasonal menus are a treat to the taste buds while their long lazy lunches and bottomless brunches are always a winner - especially when the latter is combined with a themed event.


The Ivy Exeter
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.

Hotel Indigo Exeter
Exeter suite

The hotel takes its design inspiration from the building’s department store past and other neighbourhood sites as each of the 104 rooms are styled to honour elements of the city. Don’t forget to experience Colson’s Bar & Restaurant, The Dugout Bar, Becketts Champagne Rooftop Bar and The Retreat Spa.

Rockfish Exeter
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 Terrace
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



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