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River Exe Cafe

River Exe | The Docks, Exmouth, England
+44 7761 116103
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
River Exe | The Docks, Exmouth, England
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Reviewed today

We wanted to celebrate a birthday and were really fortunate with the weather. I am not sure it would have been quite so successful in the pouring rain. I thought it would be really easy to book this early in the season but in fact...More

Thank Frannie32
Reviewed today

We had promised ourselves all last year to visit this Restaurant that sits on Two Barges midway in the Exe river channel between Starcross and Exmouth. With the gorgeous spring weather upon us it was the perfect time to book. So at 4pm we boarded...More

Thank Liz A
Reviewed today

Took my wife for her birthday who loves her seafood. She had the Oysters to start which she declared to be the best she has ever tasted and seeing as we go to France a lot and every time she has them there that was...More

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Thank Gary J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I had lunch on the River Exe Cafe yesterday and it was delicious. We had the fish soup and mackerel pâté starters (both fab), followed by the “Neptune Fruits de Mer” which had a whole crab, crevettes, oysters, cockles, ceviche, avocado, buttered...More

Thank TaraPG
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very good will differentially book again well done to you all food was great service good its a great treat for all coming again aug 2018 with the grandchildren who will love it

Thank Janet G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is our second visit to the River Exe Cafe and twice the weather has worked out for us. When we arrived we were seated “inside” which is clean, presentable and pleasant. You still get a good view of the surrounding areas from MOST of...More

Thank charlottehazelwood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing amazing amazing!! A must visit if you are in Exmouth. The food was outstanding and staff so friendly and helpful. We came with a group of 19 and food came out quickly with all 19 enjoying every mouthful! Would definitely return to see what...More

Thank Laura R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived by water taxi . Wonderful chap who took us over . Arrived at the restaurant and helped to get off boat, absolutley stunning setting. Very warm and cosy, wonderful staff who could not do enough for us, Had local Exmouth frog gin.lovely, Can highly...More

1  Thank Nicola R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just been to River Exe for Easter. What a place and experience. The river taxi out and back was magical. Once on board we received a genuine warm welcome. The food was amazing . I love seafood of any kind. River Exe delivered ! Both...More

Thank ABigbear67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic restaurant!!! Boat taxi took us , wonderful service and fantastic food. Make sure you visit!!!

Thank annetterelph
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Tina N
22 March 2018|
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Response from Martyn H | Reviewed this property |
Best to check when you make reservation
Laura G
29 June 2017|
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Response from RiverExeCafe2014 | Property representative |
Hi, You can certainly take the buggy on the Taxi but were ask if it can be collapsed for the journey due to space. Please let us know if we can help further.
5 June 2017|
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Response from LoriMB | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Sorry I have only just seen this. We stayed at Lympstone Manor which was lovely although quite pricey. I hope you found somewhere suitable.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 56
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: River Exe | The Docks, Exmouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 7761 116103
  • E-mail
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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