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Al Farid Restaurant

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3 Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HJ, England
+44 1392 494444
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12:30 - 23:45
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 23:45
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food and nice service and nice atmosphere 👍🏽 Would love to visit it again soon Thank you Reza for the awesome hospitality :)

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Thank Mohammad H
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Its been our 2nd time in this lovely cosy restaurant, foods especially tagins were perfect, the most amazing part was shisha at balcony. Tnx Reza and Friendly staff .

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Thank ArashShakeriManesh
plymouth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have to admit that the decor is poor. Think 1980's hippy student chic. satin and silk drapes on the ceilings and walls hiding a multitude of sins, multicoloured leather bean bags and the obligatory morrocan lanterns and shisha pipes. But in secret I like it. Not because it's cheap and cheerful, but because it denotes the fact that there's... More 

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Thank lobstermadboy
Exeter, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here as a large group for a birthday party. We had the whole of the upper area, at no additional charge which was great. We ordered mezze type sharing food, which was great value and good for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Friendly, efficient service.

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Thank FreyasmumHenham
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a terrible experience last night. The shisha lounge was small, cold, poorly furnished and is simply a balcony with horseshoe deck. It is too close to the dining area and with no privacy at all. Worst of all is the owner ... so called Riza. Rude is the mildest way to describe him. He made us feel unwelcome... More 

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Thank Haytham G
Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Prompt service and reasonable prices. Tagine very Cinnamony. Staff ok. Steep steps and loo is downstairs only. Not super impressed.

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Thank Zenowibbkes
Crediton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my girlfriend came here a few weeks back and had a set menu mixed grill for two, it was amazing if a little massive! They bring out a starter tray of tzatziki, hummus, bread and baba ganoush which is enough to half fill you, followed by an enormous tray of mixed meats in two very large flatbreads, to... More 

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Thank wheresthattoo
Devon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1st time at Al Farid , more than happy with our food , I had lamb shank tagine , good size lamb shank perfectly cooked , so many flavours to taste and awaken your taste buds ! 10 out of 10 for me , i would definitely recommend a visit and shall be going back soon 😀

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Thank FunsunDevon
Plympton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We all enjoy our meals we where a group of 10 so took the tapas menus deal which was excellent value and all dishes were delicious particularly the calamari the service really excellent thanks

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Thank johan12clark
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have lived in the area for years, finally decided to take some visitors to try the restaurant. So glad we did. Very busy Saturday night, our table was not quite ready but we were offered drinks and a menu whilst we waited. Lead to table after only 10 mins. Great position for the evening on the first floor overlooking the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$41
Cuisine
Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 23:45
Monday
12:30 - 23:45
Tuesday
12:30 - 23:45
Wednesday
12:30 - 23:45
Thursday
12:30 - 23:45
Friday
12:30 - 23:45
Saturday
12:30 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 494444
Description
Welcome to Al-Farid Mezz Bar & RestaurantUmar ibn ‘Al-Farid’ was an Arab poet, his poetry is entirely suffic ,and he was esteemed mystic poet of the Arabs.Our head chef has created a thoughtful menu that delights the taste buds. A firm favourite is the mezze, an array of small succulent dishes. The mezze comprised both cold and hot dishes and offers a wealth of colour flavour, texture and aroma.An attribute of Moroccan food is the fact that is healthy as well as tasty and filling.A choice of traditional Moroccan dessert is an offer to complements the meal, expect Baklava a sweet pastry, and Mhallableyh, rice pudding with rose water.Also the drink menu is Moroccan national drink, Arak, which has an aniseed base, and a variety of fruit juices. To finish your meal you cannot miss out on one of our Moroccan coffee, flavoured wit natural cardamom, cinnamon or rose water.No bona fide Moroccan meal complete without smoking an authentic hooka pipe. Each day the water pipes are packed with fresh flavoured tobaccos, choose between apples, strawberry, cherry, rose, grape or fruit cocktail.

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