The last time we were in Exmouth (4 years ago) we came here and had an amazing meal and so, as we were back, we booked again.
We pretty quickly realised that the restaurant had since changed hands, but the menu still looked good and we were quickly provided with what fish was fresh in that day (black bream, lemon sole and gurnard).
I had really been hoping there might have been a shellfish platter (like I'd enjoyed at this place under previous ownership), but there was no such dish and so I opted for the bream for my main course. There were no oysters and so I had Green Curry mussels for starters (very nice indeed), which were for sharing really - but I was feeling greedy :)
The kids both had fish & chips (the eldest was even treated to a battered prawn on his dish as he specifically asked to try one). The waitress was amazing with the kids and plus points for the kids pack.. a rubber wristband, a very posh wallet and a colouring in/activity pack with crayons etc. They loved it.
Other positives were the views of the seafront from the terrace - and the hilarity of watching little boats trying to get in and out of the water via the nearby jetty.
So to the negatives... for me, the big thing was the lack of lager. There was nothing on draught and the only lager they had was 330ml bottles of Estrella coming in at £4.50 a bottle (!!!!). I had to go for an IPA instead which wasn't really my thing and I switched to wine later in the meal.
I was obviously also a bit disappointed with the lack of a shellfish platter on the menu -- but that is just because I had got myself excited at the prospect based on a previous visit (with previous owners).
It was also very cold on the terrace. We were perfectly fine - as we were close to the log burner, but there were a few people changing tables or wrapping in blankets to keep warm (although as we left the staff switched on some heat lamps, which I am sure would solve that problem).
All in all it was very pleasant, but did cost us £200 (4 adults, 2 children). Would go again - but this time with expectations slightly tempered...
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