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Rendezvous Wine Bar

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$$ - $$$
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38-40 Southernhay East, Exeter EX1 1PE, England
+44 1392 270222
12:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Khao Lak, Thailand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a table for four for lunch at this small basement restaurant in the centre of Exeter . The menu was limited but attractive, with a choice of about five items per course. We chose th goats chees starter , and the smoked salmon , and each was very nicely presented. The main course I chose was the cod,... More 

Thank Rosie S
United Kingdom
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523 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am not sure why 'wine bar' summons up bad images for me – I picture some cheesy bar from the 1990's for some reason. Anyway, this place is far from that. Dropped down off street level, this has a nice pubby feel but the restaurant is excellent with great food and service. Important to book as even on a... More 

Thank bob_the_moo
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354 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our latest visit to Rendezvous for lunch with lovely starters of Curry cured Salmon/ Goats cheese fondant both tasting as good as they looked. We always look forward to the fish main courses and the Sea Bass with braised fennel was excellent. Desserts are plentiful and a delight with the warm Apple & blackberry Charlotte being perfect for... More 

Thank Clive F
Saltash, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First class service and food......the 2 course lunch menu was great value and great food. the leek and potato soup was gorgous as was the bellly pork.......will be bringing the hubby on my next visiit!!

Thank girlsalound
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again the food,wine and service was 5 star! The meals each were amazing for presentation and flavour. The deserts we all ordered were so so good with homemade honeycomb as an extra trimming. Can't wait to come again. Thank you to the chefs and team x

Thank Bex E
Exeter, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to make this 4.5 stars ..unfortunately I found I couldn't. !! We had a delicious lunch here. Personally I like warmer plates but that is just an individual preference and likewise my two friends found their Pork Belly on the " cool side " and needed extra sauce ( this was not a problem..). The food is good... More 

Thank helengarner2015
Exeter, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this restaurant and have visited it many times with friends who enjoy great food and wine try. Hidden away in the cellars below Southernhey, your search will not leave you disappointed. A great local restaurant, with friendly host.

Thank Busterneil
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a really delicious lunch here yesterday. Everything was beautifully served and our London business colleagues were certainly impressed. One of them said the bubble and squeak was the best she had ever tasted! I certainly enjoyed my parsnip and pear soup followed by slow cooked pork belly and mustard mash. The lunch time menu offers incredibly good value... More 

Thank VickyVahr
Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rendezvous is an independently run wine bar in the basement of Exeter's fine old houses close to the city centre. There is always a warm welcome from the hosts. They serve a wide selection of wines and excellent food (hearty, comfort food) from either a set price or a la carte menu. Rendezvous is popular among the local business community;... More 

2 Thank CJN105
Harare, Zimbabwe
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole experience was incredible from start to finish. The owner is very hands on and recommends dishes, wine pairings, etc. The restaurant is tastefully decorated and there is also a nice outdoor garden to have a drink before your meal. The food was just delicious and surprisingly well priced. I would have to say if you come to Exeter,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Wine Bar, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38-40 Southernhay East, Exeter EX1 1PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 270222
City centre cellar wine bar and restaurant with gardens

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