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Al Farid Restaurant

3 Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HJ, England
+44 1392 494444
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“baklava” (44 reviews)
“lamb tagine” (28 reviews)
“meze dishes” (31 reviews)
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Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a beautifully decorated restaurant - it really set the mood. Can't fault the food - it was just gorgeous and absolutely authentic. Try the duck slow cooked in pomegranate molasses - it's amazing! Well worth a visit.

1  Thank ClaudelVeronceau
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great meal here. The tapas was good (e.g. halloumi) and the mains were also good. The decor created a great atmosphere.

Thank JohnnyBYorkshire
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A real gem hidden away in the beautiful surroundings of the Cathedral in the heart of Exeter, with a feeling of really being in Marrakesh! The family run business oosed a friendly and warm ambiance surrounded by beautiful things to take in. The menu was...More

Thank rhiannon2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was perfect , the location , food and prices , especially the owner Dear REZ with a great scene of humor ;) and hospitality . it wont be our last visit for sure :)

Thank ArashShakeriManesh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service, would highly recommend. Was a really authentic experience and will definitely be coming again!

Thank chrissmith96o
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a great meal here followed by some superb shisha. The service was outstanding and it felt like a truly authentic experience. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Thank alexluckett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place transports you to Morocco. Decor is lovely, full of colour and lamps and lovely furniture. Tagines were delicious and the staff were very friendly and attentive.

Thank ClaireMurra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A gem of a place tucked away near the cathedral. Food was exceptionally delicious - the fresh halloumi salad starter and the melt in the mouth chicken tagine. The absolute highlight was definitely the baklava with fresh mint tea! Exquisite!

Thank Emsy18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I could not speak higher of this restaurant. I have spent 6 years of my life in Turkey and this shisha does not disappoint even by those standards.

Thank Reyhan Ardya P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great shisha, great atmosphere. The place really brought me back when i last visited morroco, such an amazing experience. The food aswell was very authentic and delicious. Overall was an amazing experience 👌.

Thank Haedar H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 11:45 PM
12:30 PM - 11:45 PM
12:30 PM - 11:45 PM
12:30 PM - 11:45 PM
12:30 PM - 11:45 PM
12:30 PM - 11:45 PM
12:30 PM - 11:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 494444
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Welcome to Al-Farid Mezz Bar & RestaurantUmar ibn ‘Al-Farid’ was an Arab poet, his poetry is entirely suffic ,and he was esteemed mystic poet of the Arabs.Our head chef has created a thoughtful menu that delights the taste buds. A firm favourite is the mezze, an array of small succulent dishes. The mezze comprised both cold and hot dishes and offers a wealth of colour flavour, texture and aroma.An attribute of Moroccan food is the fact that is healthy as well as tasty and filling.A choice of traditional Moroccan dessert is an offer to complements the meal, expect Baklava a sweet pastry, and Mhallableyh, rice pudding with rose water.Also the drink menu is Moroccan national drink, Arak, which has an aniseed base, and a variety of fruit juices. To finish your meal you cannot miss out on one of our Moroccan coffee, flavoured wit natural cardamom, cinnamon or rose water.No bona fide Moroccan meal complete without smoking an authentic hooka pipe. Each day the water pipes are packed with fresh flavoured tobaccos, choose between apples, strawberry, cherry, rose, grape or fruit cocktail.
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