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5 Cathedral Close, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
+44 1392 427127
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Truro, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in on spec for lunch and was pleasantly surprised by the friendliness of the staff and the quality of the food. Good atmosphere and clean so I would recommend.

Thank Beachcomber886
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Nice location and good atmosphere however my main course was bland and tasteless (carbonara). My boyfriend had the New pollo prosciutto which was very nice. Waitress didn't check on us or ask how food was afterwards. Mount etna for desert was lush, highly recommended.

Thank advisor1998
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51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We were four of us with our friends treating us. I believe they had vouchers. The dining room at the front of the premises is such a soulless room. I suppose it has a bit of a view of the Cathedral if you are on a couple of the tables. Our previous visit we ate in the rear and historic... More 

Thank Mike B
Exeter, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Having been on a low carb diet for 5 weeks, Ask wouldn't of been my first choice, but my wife loves it. The Chefs Salad, was excellent ham Mozzarella, artichoke, with green salad was exactly what I needed. The service was efficient and the food served in good time, and a lovely view across the cathedral green

Thank simon s
Cullompton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Had a beautiful dinner with my husband here a week ago. It was a very busy Friday night but this didn't stop our waiter from checking in on us, making food recommendations and serving us with some very delicious Italian food. My husband had Tagliatelle with porcini and mixed mushrooms in a cream sauce seasoned with garlic and fresh thyme.... More 

Thank katemartin2016
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Visited on a quiet Monday evening. Only table on the restaurant. Ordered starters of breads and olives which took 40 minutes to come. Then received our mains of seabass and the beef pasta dish which were very small portions tasteless and bland. No check backs from the servers to see how the food was! Altogether a very disappointing visit. Will... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Went with freinds and used a tastecard to get 2 for 1 meals. I can only say that had I paid full price i would have felt cheated. that said the food was reasonable and it had a nice atmosphere. Will not go again.

Thank chris s
Taunton, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Were in Exeter with friends and at last minute decided to go to Ask... server only on his 2nd day but did his best which was fine under the circumstances... we all need to learn... food was very good and would head there next time in Exeter

Thank simonboley
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I and the family thoroughly enjoyed the meal at ask, we were very grateful for the tesco vouchers, as this made the meal very cost effective.... This restaurant is the standard ASK fair. You know what you are going to get before you get it. Service was a little slow, but we were in no hurry so this was not... More 

Thank IanBry
Winkleigh, null, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

What a great place. The atmosphere was brilliant: Relaxed, unhurried and friendly but with a refreshing background buzz. The food was superb. And the service was excellent: attentive without being overpowering and at no time did we feel either rushed or neglected, in spite of the restaurant being very busy. A special thanks to our waitress Jasmine who was very... More 

Thank Mike J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Cathedral Close, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 427127
The ASK Italian restaurant group boasts an excellent Exeter venue, situated in a stunning period building on the green next to Exeter Cathedral. The ASK Italian restaurant has recently gone through an extensive refurbishment. We've created a restaurant with a distinctive new look inspired by modern Italian design. And with the help of our expert friends, including awarding-winning chef Theo Randall, we've created a menu that features a range of simple, classic Italian food and an all Italian wine list.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?