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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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“tagine” (54 reviews)
“baklava” (42 reviews)
“meze dishes” (29 reviews)
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Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This lovely restaurant is situated in a little corner of the famous cathedral yard. The staff were friendly and helpful with their advice about amount and type of food to order. I was worried - we were able to book a table last minute on...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After abut difficulty to book a table we successfully book our table for my daughter,s graduation meal, we had the best time ever،good food,good atmosphere and excellent customer service. Must try 6 Mezze with Bottle of wine. This restaurant must award for the best food...More

Thank AlexRang
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a lovely family birthday dinner last night- great welcome, lovely atmosphere and delicious mezze. Will definitely be back!

Thank Susi M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chose this restaurant to have lunch in for 2 reasons....its location and status on trip advisor. I was a little surprised that the restaurant was empty while all around seemed bustling so was tempted to go elsewhere.... but didnt. The decor is fantastic and the...More

Thank 44Chrispy3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner have eaten all over Exeter and no where has come close to the quality of food we experienced! The setting was very homely and extremely friendly. We will definitely be eating here again! (We tried traditional dishes including fish, pastries, meat...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal with delicious food and very friendly staff. It is a great looking venue in a nice location by the cathedral. Highly recommended!

Thank DanStokes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very popular restraurant that serves good Moroccan food. We had the mezze and wine offer for £40. The staff were helpful and advised what the various mezze choices were and on the best combinations. We found the food to be very good...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were persuaded to try the unlimited mezze , and whilst the food was ok it was not really as advertised. After two rounds of dishes they were miffed when we said we would like more, and only two dishes then appeared. The food was...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect location on the cathedral green and food just as good as any Moroccan restaurant I've ever eaten in .Really good value too with attentive , knowledgeable staff. Perfect for a main meal or light lunch. And if you over order ( which is easy...More

Thank AngelaCossins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great deal, six meze dishes and a bottle of wine for £40. Of course we had to top this up with baklava and Moroccan tea. A very pleasant evening.

Thank portatheque
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4 March 2017|
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Response from AL farid T | Property representative |
Hi if you are staying in Premier Inn with post cod EX11SG, you only few minutes walking distance from Al Farid. Al farid is opposite Pizze Express on corner of Cathedral Yard. if you need more information please call us on... More
28 January 2017|
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Response from AL farid T | Property representative |
Pease check our website
29 December 2015|
Response from alfaridexeter | Property representative |
Resturant has been opened for nearly 15 years but the owner had been changed 5 years ago.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$41
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:45
12:30 - 23:45
12:30 - 23:45
12:30 - 23:45
12:30 - 23:45
12:30 - 23:45
12:30 - 23:45
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
  • E-mail
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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