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River Exe Cafe

River Exe | The Docks, Exmouth, England
+44 7761 116103
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit here for special occasions usually with family. On latest visit booked as usual with water taxi included and spent lovely evening wining and dining. Good food with friendly and efficient service.

Thank Martyn H
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Food was amazing transport over comfy pleasurable the whole atmosphere was perfect . A little expensive but you get what you pay for we would definitely go again x

Thank Dawn16a
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Amazing food in great surroundings, amazing sunset. Great attentive service . Will definately return

Thank cheltenham2016
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Great food great atmosphere, well recommended when the suns shining and no wind Had the whole crab dish - it was soooo nice best take the water taxi from exmouth if not on your own vessel Well recommended ( said that already)

Thank kevmogg
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit by canoe, beautiful estuary Great place for a drink but does not serve easy snack food. You have to book for a meal.

Thank Boa34
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Paddled over in a small rowing boat from Starcross with my wife for a meal. Scallops were amazing and so was the curried monkfish. We returned for drinks several times throughout the summer and definitely will be again next summer.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Visited for my cousins 30th birthday some months ago and really enjoyed it. We got the rover taxi over from Exmouth and once we’d finished our food got the river taxi back. I had my 3 month old daughter with me at the time but...More

Thank sherbornered
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

The whole experience was amazing. From the boat trip over, to the curry fish platter. A night to remember for sure.

Thank Knittypink
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Family and friends for birthday. A lovely change, travelled on water taxi, efficient and friendly staff. We were a party of ten, everyone enjoyed the evening and will return individually in future. Good value for good food.

Thank charley H
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Fun experience overall, for our group the food quality didn't link up with the bill; but it is to be expected as you are paying for the location, after all it is in the middle of River Exe. Not easy to do! Could be smashing,...More

Thank LittleLaughingBuddha
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Questions & Answers
Tina N
22 March 2018|
Response from food_enthusiast666 | Reviewed this property |
yes, we chuck them overboard into the Exe.
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
US$8 - US$56
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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
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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.
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