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3 Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HD, England
+44 1392 223638
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for a valentines evening meal and it was exceptional. Wonderful food, great atmosphere and staff. Situated overlooking the beautiful cathedral of Exeter, lovely old architecture. Tragically this hotel and restaurant burnt to the ground November 2016. I believe they will rebuild, but it was one of the oldest hotels in the U.K. so difficult to reproduce the... More 

Thank James R
Dawlish, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quirky bistro close to Cathedral. Great menu and very tasty meals. Reasonable prices and attentive staff. Intimate atmosphere as well.

Thank David F
Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited this restaurant many times and is always a pleasure. On this occasion I came with some friends to celebrate a friends engagement and as usual the service and food was fantastic. The staff know us well and always acknowledge us which goes down well, looking forwards to the next visit

Thank car0lallan
Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were privileged to have our anniversary dinner here on Tuesday night, 25th October. We had an excellent meal served by fantastic staff, it was a lovely evening. We have visited this hotel many times and we are devastated it has been lost due to the terrible fire. So pleased no-one was injured; our hearts go out to the staff... More 

6 Thank Ian W
Nassau Bay, Texas
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were staying at the Abode hotel. Full English breakfast was included. It was indeed comprehensive and delicious. Everything was very fresh (freshly squeezed juice, etc.). We also chose to eat dinner at the hotel twice because the food was so very good.

1 Thank JanetteCeleste
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We went to Abode restaurant recently with friends and left feeling disappointed and mildly ripped off. Key issues were around service, environment and food. When we arrived we had a drink in the bar and were given menus to peruse before being taken down to eat. We waited for half an hour and no one came to take us to... More 

4 Thank CaruthersG
Exeter, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Really enjoyed the food at Abode - the prix fixe has an excellent choice of dishes and is very good value for the standard of food presented. The place was pretty full early on Saturday evening and there was a good atmosphere without too much noise. The staff were unobtrusive and fairly efficient. Unfortunately there appeared a problem in the... More 

1 Thank Ken B
Restaurant M, Manager at Abode Restaurant, responded to this review

Good evening Ken B Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Abode restaurant. I am very glad to hear that you found the food to be of a good standard and also value for money. I am sorry to hear about the wait you encountered between starters main courses on this evening. I have passed... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I visit every few months for set lunch with friends when back in Devon. Very reasonable prices and always very good quality food. Seasoning of food usually very good. Staff also usually very good, friendly and attentive. Always love the bread. Will continue to visit with friends. Keep up the good work guys.

1 Thank Jonni H
Restaurant M, Manager at Abode Restaurant, responded to this review

Good evening Jonni H. I am very pleased to read your review. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. With all good wishes Dan More 

Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I am happy to recommend this restaurant. We decided to try the three course menu and enjoyed all three courses. We were not initially impressed when the waiter asked if we wanted bread which we declined because it was on the menu as £2 1/2 per person. This seemed a rip off. Most other restaurants would bring bread as a... More 

1 Thank Carol H
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9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were staying at the Abode hotel ( which is delightful and this review is not in relation to the hotel at all) and decided to eat at the Abode restaurant... I had informed them at the time of booking of my dairy allergy and was assured it would be accommodated... this sentiment was echoed by the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$50
European, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 223638
A charming 18th Century building over-looking the soaring Gothic architecture of Exeter Cathedral. ABode Restaurant serves high quality British/European food in contemporary style.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?