Find this good and comfortable restaurant quietly-set in St Olaves Court Hotel (see our 'Places to Stay' section). A country house feel pervades, even in the dining room; and in summer months dining al fresco is a pleasant experience in their walled garden.
The menus follow the seasons, with local suppliers much to the fore. But starters such as 'Pernod Steamed Mussels'; 'Terrine of Pressed Duck, with Orange & Raisin Salad and Peppered Aioli' and 'Grilled Goats' Cheese with Asparagus and Hollandaise Sauce' set the style.
These might be followed by 'Local Rib Eye Steak, sliced Horseradish Rosti and braised Leeks'; 'Balsamic-scented Rump of Lamb with Sweet Potato Purée, Raratouille and Thyme Jus' and 'Grilled Yellow Fin Tuna, with Sun-Blushed Tomato, Capers and Olive Butter'.
Desserts are impressive affairs, especially at dinner time; with maybe 'Baked Chocolate Mocha Pudding with Caramel Ice Cream'; 'Crème Brulée with Strawberry Shortbread Biscuits' and 'Sticky Toffee Pudding, Butterscotch Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream' on offer. The more savoury-toothed will be tempted by their selection of local farm-house cheeses.
Lunch brings lighter dishes in the same style.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week; 12.00-14.30; set L £24.50 (2 courses), £30 (3 courses), £34.50 (4 courses)
- Dinner: Mon-Sat; 19.00-21.30; mains from about £18.00; set D £24.50 (2 courses), £30 (3 courses), £34.50 (4 courses)
- Seats: 50, plus more outside
- Wine: an interesting list, is well-thought-out and should cover all needs
- Children's portions: Yes, plus children's menu
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Exeter Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes, but limited if hotel is busy
- Closed: D Sun; a few days after Christmas
- Outside eating
- Rooms available