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River Exe Cafe

River Exe | The Docks, Exmouth, England
+44 7761 116103
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
River Exe | The Docks, Exmouth, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing amazing amazing!! A must visit if you are in Exmouth. The food was outstanding and staff so friendly and helpful. We came with a group of 19 and food came out quickly with all 19 enjoying every mouthful! Would definitely return to see what...More

Thank Laura R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Arrived by water taxi . Wonderful chap who took us over . Arrived at the restaurant and helped to get off boat, absolutley stunning setting. Very warm and cosy, wonderful staff who could not do enough for us, Had local Exmouth frog gin.lovely, Can highly...More

1  Thank Nicola R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just been to River Exe for Easter. What a place and experience. The river taxi out and back was magical. Once on board we received a genuine warm welcome. The food was amazing . I love seafood of any kind. River Exe delivered ! Both...More

Thank ABigbear67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic restaurant!!! Boat taxi took us , wonderful service and fantastic food. Make sure you visit!!!

Thank annetterelph
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We try to eat here 2 or 3 times a year because the whole experience is just fantastic. If you like something a bit different then this is the place. You jump on a boat taxi at Exmouth marina, arrive 20 mins later on a...More

1  Thank wellingtonstevegos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a lovely place! Was served by Kate and Jonno, who were absolutely great! Wonderful food, really special place!

Thank Helena F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love eating here as it is so special from the start - getting the ferry along the Exe, having a drink on the deck (with blankets/heaters if cold) then enjoying the fantastic menu on offer and lastly enjoying the 360 views. This a definite...More

Thank Liz J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We caught the water taxi over to the cafe .The boat staff and the restaurant staff were all smiley, friendly and welcoming. We had a really good meal, in a relaxed atmosphere and all three of us enjoyed the entire experience. Two of us had...More

Thank Louise B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to treat our children to something a bit different. We’d actually never been so it was a first for all 5 of us. What an absolute treat. The water taxi (puffin taxi) was a great experience, we were greeted by happy smiley staff...More

1  Thank Chris V
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Visit here for special occasions usually with family. On latest visit booked as usual with water taxi included and spent lovely evening wining and dining. Good food with friendly and efficient service.

Thank Martyn H
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Tina N
21 March 2018|
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Response from Martyn H | Reviewed this property |
Best to check when you make reservation
Laura G
28 June 2017|
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Response from RiverExeCafe2014 | Property representative |
Hi, You can certainly take the buggy on the Taxi but were ask if it can be collapsed for the journey due to space. Please let us know if we can help further.
5 June 2017|
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Response from LoriMB | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Sorry I have only just seen this. We stayed at Lympstone Manor which was lovely although quite pricey. I hope you found somewhere suitable.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$57
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: River Exe | The Docks, Exmouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 7761 116103
  • E-mail
The River Exe Cafe is a floating barge just off the Ski lane on the River Exe, and is in the heart of Exmouth’s water sports fraternity, wakeboarding, waterskiing, kayaking, sailing to name just a few, however it is also situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, protected by Natural England. Open from April to September only . The Exe Estuary is home to many rare birds and creatures including Avocets, Osprey and of course our friendly grey seal. With the potential to take up to 100 people on board the Cafe has been designed very much like the “Ski in Ski out” wooden chalets found on the ski slopes of many ski resorts, but with the intention that the quality of food and service exceeds all expectations of the external look and feel. The barge has a licensed bar and covered outdoor space with heaters and indoor seating to relax well into the evening without suffering the cold. Customers to the barge really are of all ages and walks of life, ranging from the usual river users and water sports enthusiasts to bird watchers, artists and holiday makers. Special events such as birthday parties, anniversaries, stag & hen parties to corporate & team building days can be arranged. Private and exclusive use of the barge is also available.
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