A good neighbourhood restaurant, run by the Moore's family. Kate, as front of house, Jonathan at the stoves.
A short, frequently-changing menu offers enough choice for everyone, including an interesting vegetarian option. Produce is carefully-sourced locally and dishes are carefully cooked aloowing the quality of the ingredients to shine through.
An autumn menu brought Haunch of Venison Terrine, wrapped in chargrilled Courgettes with Lambs Leaf Salad and Truffle Dressing; Garlic Mushroom Crepe with Pesto and Sautéed Squid and Chorizo with Mango Dressing among the starters.
Fillet of local Beef with roasted Rosemary Dauphinoise and a rich Port Jus; Confit Duck Leg on Pearl Barley and Vegetable Casserole and Wild Mushroom and Leek Ravioli with sautéed Courgettes, Herb and Sun-Dried Tomato Cream among the mains.
Theres always something delicious from the local boats.
Maybe finish with Warm Chocolate and Walnut Fudge Brownie with Rhubarb Compote; Lavender and Honey Crème Brulée or their selection of West Country Cheeses with Apple and Cider Chutney.
If you plan ahead, you can stay overnight in one of their cosy bedrooms. (See our Places to Stay section).
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Tues-Sat 12.00-14.30; set L from £18.95 (2 courses)
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 19.00-21.30; mid-week set D £21.95 (2 courses), set D Sat £29.95
- Seats: 32, plus 12 outside
- Wine: a concise, but well-thought-out, list - has modest mark-ups
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Exeter Central Rail
- Directions: See map on this page
- Closed: first two week Jan.
- Outside eating
- Rooms available