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5 Cathedral Close, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
+44 1392 427127
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We had lunch here with Tesco vouchers recently. It could get a very good but the service was slow. Loved the food though and the atmosphere. They were understaffed - but the service when they got to you was good. Awesome wine glasses and you can buy them in the lobby. Fantastic location overlooking the cathedral green. I think we... More 

Thank Sue M
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Had a good meal at Ask in Exeter today. Lovely surroundings and great staff. The Cathedral Close is always beautiful even with the poor old Clarence Hotel in ruins after the fire.

Thank Anne D
Torquay, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Another visit to this lovely restaurant, sat upstairs again with my partner.... They really know how to set the scene, candles everywhere, a truly lovely atmosphere!! We shared Muscles to start which were lovely and the massive calzone mains. Highlight of the night was defiantly the mount etna dessert... Service was great, food was great, building is beautiful... Will defiantly... More 

2 Thank Mark H
Axminster, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I visited this restaurant in early March hoping to have lunch there. As there were no staff free to show me to a table I found one myself, checked with a couple nearby that it was free and sat down to wait for my husband. After several minutes of being completely ignored a very rude waiter came up and told... More 

1 Thank foxycat2015
Derry, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Went on a Saturday night with my daughter. Luckily as there were only 2 of us we got a table. It is probably advisable to book in advance. The restaurant is in a beautiful old building which gives the place a lot of character. The pasta was particularly good. The service was fast, perhaps a little too fast as we... More 

Thank Jenny O
Coventry, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This ask is situated by the cathedral in a good location and the building is a really nice, old tudor style. Greeted with free drinks and very attentive staff. Had seafood pasta with lobster and crab etc in it for mains and garlic bread for starter which all arrived promptly, Chocolate desert was amazing too. My mum enjoyed her tortellini... More 

Thank Ben B
Exeter, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

ASK is located on the Exeter Cathedral Green. The building is attractive and it is decorated tasteful way. I went in for lunch with some work colleagues for a minor celebration. The staff was great. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. I had my favourite pizza (calzone) which was delicious. A great value option for a lunch.

Thank Nic E
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

After several times visiting ASK and enjoying the meal, it's unhappy to write about a less than good experience - hopefully it's a one-off. First, the staff were very obliging getting me and my scooter up a step and to the table. We were a pre-Chirstmas gathering of 8, and had opted for the "2 from 3" festive menu. And... More 

Thank ChrisRRR
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Visited Ask on 14 February at lunchtime. We hadn't made a booking. When we arrived, we were asked for our names but explained we hadn't booked and wondered if they had a table. The waiter, didn't even speak to us, picked up two menus walked over to a spare table for two plonked the menus down then walked off. Nothing... More 

Thank DC1989
Truro, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in on spec for lunch and was pleasantly surprised by the friendliness of the staff and the quality of the food. Good atmosphere and clean so I would recommend.

Thank Beachcomber886

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$17
Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Cathedral Close, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 427127
The ASK Italian restaurant group boasts an excellent Exeter venue, situated in a stunning period building on the green next to Exeter Cathedral. The ASK Italian restaurant has recently gone through an extensive refurbishment. We've created a restaurant with a distinctive new look inspired by modern Italian design. And with the help of our expert friends, including awarding-winning chef Theo Randall, we've created a menu that features a range of simple, classic Italian food and an all Italian wine list.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?