A smart and comfortable restaurant in The Abode Hotel, close to the cathedral. It's part of a small high-quality chain.
The kitchen team, headed by Craig Dunn, is experienced, and generally delivers the goods.
Starters such as 'Slow-Cooked Duck Egg with Crisp Shallot, Asparagus & Lemon Vinaigrette'; 'Gilt Head Sea Bream with Spring Pea, Asparagus & Tomato Concassé, and Tarragon & Mustard Cream' and 'Lightly-Smoked Wood Pigeon with Pickled Red Cabbage, Raisins, Blackberries & a Pigeon Reduction' set the style for starters.
'Breast of Guinea Fowl with Young Vegetables, Violet Potato, Braised Savoy Cabbage & Armagnac Sauce'; 'Roasted Stone Bass, Confit Fennel, Tomato, Braised Grelottes, Black Olive Tapenade & Shellfish Sauce' and 'Pork Tenderloin Crusted in Black Pudding with Bacon & Apple Pomme Anna, Braised Cheek & Pork Jus' the mains.
Vegetarians have an interesting choice.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by 'Caramel Millefeuille with Guanaja Ganache and Cocoa Sorbet'; 'Coconut Pannacotta, Pineapple Sorbet, Caramelised Pineapple and Ginger Butterscotch Sauce or their selection of English Farmhouse Cheeses.
- Food Style: French
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.30; set L £17 (2 courses), £22 (3 courses) ; mains about £19 to £26
- Dinner: Mon-Thurs 18.00-21.30, Fri & Sat 18.00-22.00, Sun 18.00-21.00; set D Mon-Sat £20 (2 courses), £25 (3 courses); Tasting menu from £65 (6 courses); mains about £19 to £26
- Seats: 75
- Wine: a good list is handily made user-friendly, by being listed by grape type. Prices kick off in the high £20's
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Exeter Central Rail
- Directions: opposite the cathedral. See the map on this page.
- Closed: some Bank Holidays; check Christmas openings
- Air conditioned
- Rooms available