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River Exe Cafe

) #5 of 95 Restaurants in Exmouth €€ - €€€, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly
River Exe | The Docks, Exmouth, England
+44 7761 116103
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (88 reviews)
“seafood” (63 reviews)
“samphire” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
River Exe | The Docks, Exmouth, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As with a few who have commented already, we booked on the back of Mr Roux's visit. Our cousin lives locally so it was a reason to visit both. Yes you have to pay £5 each for the water taxi, but we all felt it...More

Thank tim p
Reviewed 3 days ago

Booked a late lunch here this week while on holiday in Exmouth following good reviews and "that" recent spot on TV. I'll begin with the positives.... Dining here is a great experience - where else would you get a 20 minute boat ride to the...More

1  Thank colemen
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We booked a table for four for an evening meal after seeing the restaurant with Michel Roux. The watertaxi was an unusual and great start to the evening, we were met at the onboard dock by really friendly staff and shown to our table. The...More

Thank stayandsay01
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited for our anniversary as a treat & cannot believe how fantastic our experience was from start to finish. Even the puffin taxi boat ride is great as you get a lovely ride around for approx 15mins with stunning views of the estuary. Upon...More

Thank KateCoop
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

From the water taxi taking you to a breathtaking destination that is the River Exe Cafe. Wonderful lunch of Squid and mussels. Delightful as always.

Thank CockneyRebel6
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were staying at Lymstone Manor for 2 nights so had to spend one of them at this lovely spot. We had been there 3 years ago, but it was for a private party so this really was a new experience for us. As soon...More

Thank LoriMB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a delight, particularly on the sunny day we had. Water taxi was the first excitement and then drinks and food were amazing. We did have all fish but the burgers coming out looked huge and delicious. Nice touch with the birthday board on the...More

1  Thank Nicola G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a delightful evening at this uniquely located restaurant out on the River Exe. The ferry ride out adds to the overall experience. We went as a family of 5 and had one of the best meals we've ever had together in Devon and there...More

Thank ceejay953
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic evening!!!!! ( sunshine topped it ). Food was delicious, great atmosphere ( everyone having a good time. Some people dressed up, others casual but didn't matter) Attentive service from the lovey Laura. A really special time, a definite must.!!!!

Thank brendangeran
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a wonderful experience, you start by catching a Water Taxi to the River Cafe in the Middle of the River Exe, which is exciting. There were thirteen of us, a few of us had been before, but it was anew experience for...More

1  Thank NutBrown67
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
This place sounds incredible but I was wondering if it is very expensive to eat there for a family of two adults and two children? Thanks
2 May 2017|
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Response from ClareRiach | Reviewed this property |
It was expensive if you went for the Neptune platter. Well worth it and what we ate for two would easily have done three. mussels and chips were fairly cheap at £14ish. They have a menu online. You can have tap water to... More
Are dogs allowed?
4 April 2017|
Response from joek99London | Reviewed this property |
Yes 🐾
how do i get there do i need to book
21 March 2017|
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Response from Silverton11 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - just seen this Yes you need to book
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$52
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: River Exe | The Docks, Exmouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 7761 116103
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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.