This guide will help you to find top restaurants close to different attractions in Exeter. We will cover some of the best restaurants in Exeter, which we have given the Taste Buds stamp of approval. This is the perfect read if you’re thinking about visiting for Exeter’s upcoming Food and Drink Festival in May. 

Historic Streets
Exeter has a deep history: its cathedral, churches, castle and museum are well documented. Yet you can also find its history simply from walking through its streets, where the buildings date back to the Tudor times. For example, one bridal shop is located in a 16th century merchant house on West Street. Around the corner from this street is @Angela’s Restaurant, which serves modern British food from locally sourced produce.

Riverside Walks
The River Exe is the destination for water sports and cycling, here you'll find bikes and canoes for hire. The river provides the perfect setting for picturesque walks. Along its riverbanks you will find two top restaurants that we particularly recommend. The first is The Pig & Pallet, which offers a great selection of Devon meat produce, specialising in curing, barbecuing and butchering meat in a traditional and ethical way. Secondly, The Puffing Billy Inn provides freshly made British cuisine with a changing menu served alongside its regular Sunday roasts.

Brookside 
Veering off between Alphin Brook and Fordland Brook allows you to go down the road less travelled in the pretty village of Ide. Here you will find The Huntsman Inn, a family run pub that makes use of fresh, seasonal ingredients to create the perfect pub food, from homemade pies to fish dishes. 

Park Life
If you’re planning a visit to Exeter Golf and Country Club, you will want to make use of the various sports and spa facilities. Explore the grounds and find yourself at Wear Park Bar & Restaurant, where you can enjoy afternoon tea, and special lunch menus whether or not you’re a club member. Located in its Georgian manor house, enjoy a calm and serene view in an informal setting.

Woodlands Walks
You might enjoy a great day out at Woodbury Park, exploring the woodlands, and the ancient hillfort nature preserve. The vast green space stretches all the way to the English Channel, but you don’t have to venture too far to find The Atrium Restaurant. Here, you can eat plenty of Devon and West Country produce, with every dish prepared to order.

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