Voted one of the top places to eat out in the UK by Which Good Food Guide, you are sure to be in for a treat wherever you choose to eat.

There are plenty of cafes and teashops in enchanting historic buildings, as well as plenty of restaurants and bistros with scenic views to admire.

If you are eating on the go, you will find enough delicatessens and markets offering seasonal local food that you will be spoilt for choice.

Here are our top five places to eat whilst enjoying your stay at the Isca House

  1. Harrys Restaurant

A casual dining eatery that is child friendly. Harry’s Restaurant is located in the heart of the city and has been satisfying appetites for over 25 years.

This eclectic restaurant building dates back to 1883, originally designed by Harry Hems as a wood and stone carving workshop.

The ideal setting for laid back brunches, lunchtime dates and intimate dinners, the food is both carefully sourced and mouth-wateringly presented. The menu has much to choose from including delightful vegetarian and vegan options.

A visit to this family-run restaurant is definitely worth it, check out the latest reviews on trip advisor.

Trip Advisor rating 4.5

Certificate of Excellence 2016-2019

Price range from £5 to £25

Vegetarian and Vegan options

British Cuisine

Serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, drinks

  1. The Daisy Café

This little gem of a café has been featured in the BBC good food magazine and is an award-winning, family-run café that serves locally sourced, home-cooked food.

There are plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available and the menu changes regularly Specializing in British cuisine.  You can enjoy their tasty breakfasts or delicious cakes and puddings.

With a calm and cozy atmosphere, this place makes you feel relaxed and mealtimes a pleasure.  Eat either indoors and take in the lovely décor or outside on a warm day. Enjoying the sunshine in their “Secret Garden of Heavitree”.

Everybody is made to feel welcome at this café including the kids and your dog. Visit their Facebook page to see some of the happy 4 legged visitors.

Trip advisor rating 5.0

Certificate of excellence winner 2019

£ varies

Vegetarian and Vegan options

British Cuisine

Serves, breakfast, brunch and lunch, drinks

  1. Red Panda

If it is a healthier Asian option that appeals to you, then give Red Panda a try.  This wonderful  Fast food takeaway  Serving up the finest in Southeast Asian street food, without all the unhealthy fat and cholesterol.

They prepare the food fresh on a daily basis, using mostly locally sourced produce while in season.  This is done without compromising on the authenticity and taste of Asian flavours, all with minimal impact on the environment.

This is homestyle food, not fancy but incredibly tasty.

They take orders for takeaways using a pre-booking online click and collect system . Walk-in customers are welcome if they have the capacity. It should be noted that pre-bookings take priority.

Trip advisor rating 5.0

Price range -£4 to £7

Vegetarian and Vegan options

Serves Southeast Asian street food to take away

  1. The Conservatory Restaurant

For a taste of the Mediterranean without leaving the West Country then look no further than The Conservatory.  With its grandiose windows, tall plants, and Swedish-meets-French style furniture you can’t help but feel impressed.

Perfect for a romantic evening meal in a relaxed dining setting, you’ll soon forget about your troubles.  The food itself is a divine European culinary delight. Mixing classic cooking styles with modern techniques with influences from not just Europe but around the world.

Having been in business for over 20 years it is no wonder this place is known as an Exeter institution and a firm favourite with both locals and tourists alike.

Trip advisor rating 4.5

Price range ££ – £££

Vegetarian and Vegan options

Cuisine Local and European cuisine

Serves Lunch, Dinner, After-hours


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