5 fantastic restaurants on Exeter quay

‘Money can’t buy happiness but it can buy food and that is basically the same thing.’

Our budget-friendly accommodation, close to the centre of Exeter, offers you a perfect base to get out and about and discover the delights of Exeter’s restaurant and dining scene.

The city centre itself offers a plethora of opportunities for dining out. Stroll just a little further and you’ll stumble across Exeter’s historic quay, which harbours a colourful assortment of coffee shops, restaurants and bars. If eating out is your thing then take a look at just 5 of our favourite waterside eateries:

  1.  Puerto Lounge

The newest addition to the quay, Puerto Lounge has an informal café/bar, ‘all are welcome’, community feel. An eclectic scattering of colours and furniture lends itself perfectly to the laid back but lively vibe. Take a seat on the terrace and watch the world and his wife go by. The all-day menu offers huge variety no matter what time of day. From brunch to hearty dinners, there is no shortage of variety.

  1.  Samuel Jones

Take a former bonded warehouse, give it a contemporary makeover, fill it with craft beer, delicious smokehouse-style food and copious amounts of cheer and you’ve got yourself a winning eating and drinking establishment on Exeter quay. The mouth-watering menu tempts with a hearty range of wood fired grills, steaks and deli-style sandwiches, all served from midday, every day.

  1.  On the Waterfront

Situated in a former 19th century warehouse, this popular well-established pub/restaurant offers the perfect location for an informal riverside feed. Perched right on the edge of Exeter quay, the beautiful terraced restaurant serves a selection of lunch and dinner options. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a local who doesn’t rave about the infamous Waterfront dustbin lid pizzas – definitely not for the faint-hearted.

  1.  The Hourglass

Cosy, quirky, quaint, unique – just some of the fitting words used to describe this wonderful hidden gem of a gastro-pub located just above Exeter quay. The small inventive menu offers just enough variety to tease the palette. Whether you opt for a hearty rib-eye or the Portuguese Fish and Chorizo Stew, you’re guaranteed a true taste sensation.

  1.  Exeter’s Street Food Market

Taking place every first Thursday of the month, the Street Food Market brings together an array of independent businesses, each offering their own selection of delectable treats. From Persia to Africa, cuisines hail from all over the world. With live music thrown in, the market has become a huge event in Exeter and is popular with people of all ages.

Choose our pocket-friendly accommodation in the heart of Exeter and not only will your budget allow you to eat out to your stomach’s content but you’ll be well placed to roll back to your room.

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