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River Exe Cafe

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River Exe | The Docks, Exmouth, England
+44 7761 116103
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Somerset, UK
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The whole experience was lovely. Just make sure that where you park your car, you have enough time on your ticket to accommodate your visit! Will definitely be back. Thank you.

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Wiltshire
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another great meal, and superb service, from such a small kitchen, a good variety on the menu, plus the wine list. No complaints at all. Looking forward to going again.

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Thank alanjg
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Disappointed this year :( The menu has a lack of the lovely tapas type meals so you can no longer pick and poke different dishes, they seem to be concentrating on the 'sharing platters' more, the oysters are out of season but still on the menu and there was no thai curry, so i settled for the paella which was... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited last Friday , the boat trip out was great fun , the restaurant was set in the estuary , beautiful . Service and food was spot on . Great fun , great food , great setting . Would highly recommend

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Stewkley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went with a group of girls to celebrate a fiftieth birthday. This was my first visit and a very memorable one with the water taxi setting up the evening superbly. Good tasty food with excellent service in a unique location. What's not to like? Will definitely be back!

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Thank Helen F
London
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94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Eight friends visited the River Exe Cafe whilst on a weekend visit to Exmouth. We were picked up by the water taxi at the arranged time and taken to the restaurant with fantastic views along the river. Staff were very welcoming and the food was of a high standard, with some interesting combinations such as mussels, bacon and cider. The... More 

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Thank LondonWizard
london
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117 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

AMAZING I just have to get that out there .. The whole experience!!!!! FANTASTIC SERVICE LOCATION WHAT CAN I SAY !!! From the taxi to the cafe to the return trip FANTASTIC THE FOOD Squid for starters lovely Fish and chips with my personal fav curry sauce All lovely can't fault this place ! Waiter Jono ? Was sooooo patient... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After seeing the restaurant on the tv, friends who were visiting us for Easter suggested we go. The journey on the water taxi sets up a quite unique experience. The evening was slightly overcast and I imagine if the evening is sunny it's a stunning setting. The staff we very attentive & friendly and the restaurant is rustic with large... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Cafe had been recommended by friends and we were not disappointed. We went on Easter Monday and found the whole experience, the water taxi, the views and the food to be very enjoyable and quite unique. The ferry leaves from beside The Point Bar in Exmouth. The boatman was very friendly, he pointed out a seal on our return... More 

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Thank AnonExeter
Cirencester
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great visit. One to remember.The experience is not cheap but in my opinion worth doing. Staff friendly and attentive.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$51
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: River Exe | The Docks, Exmouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 7761 116103
Description
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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Devon, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?