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River Exe Cafe

River Exe | The Docks, Exmouth, England
+44 7761 116103
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
River Exe | The Docks, Exmouth, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A celebration dinner with my wife in this restaurant was almost faultless. The fun trip out to the pontoon in the River Exe by boat starts things off well. The restaurant is surprisingly large with lovely staff taking care of you. The menu, especially the...More

Thank Julian E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were greated warmly and were shown to a table with great views and a happy birthday message awaited us. We had fabulous food and friendly service. We ate baby squid, scallops,lobster and hake. All cooked to perfection. A lovely friendly evening.

Thank annwebber1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing food , water taxi out- £5 return - every course amazing - lovely staff wonderful - very varied menus great wines, cosy atmosphere - best Irish coffee ever

Thank _jskeane
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited last Saturday the 4th for my 50th birthday with a group of friends and family. There was 24 of us. The pick up from the quay was prompt with a lovely boat ride through the estuary On arrival we were shown to our...More

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cafe sits out in the Ricer Ex, a pontoon cafe so creatively constructed. We picked up our river Taxi from Exmouth and were transported down river to the venue. The boats are old and the sent of diesel filled the body of the boat....More

Thank Pastorclarke
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been looking forward to a meal here for years; finally got round to booking and were pleased to find that it did not disappoint. We knew it would be a bit pricy so treated it as a special occasion and made the kids wear...More

Thank aldcfb
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second time I've been here and the food is fantastic and reasonably well priced. The staff are nice and friendly and the experience of getting to it by boat is an experience in itself. Hopefully will come back again soon.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great eat food, wonderful staff and a really good evening. It starts in the water taxi and you are gently guided into the RiverExe experience. A good menus and the vegetarian Caribbean meal was a riot of delicious spices. Good drinks menu all served in...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing time here. We arrived in our little boat (a Cornish Shrimper) and moored up alongside which made it really special. After our lovely meal (we loved the Monkfish) we were treated to a water-ski show by our waitress who had just...More

Thank green516
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having booked the restaurant 2 months before... Saturday 4th August finally arrived. It was one of hottest days of the year and there was just a light breeze. £5 return on the water taxi only added to the great experience. 15 minutes later we were...More

Thank Biffobay
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Georgina M
3 August 2018|
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Response from Rad72k | Reviewed this property |
Look on their website. You can download a menu
Gary m
26 July 2018|
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Response from Blestie | Reviewed this property |
If you book online the water taxi is booked for you at £5 per head for a return journey.
Tina N
22 March 2018|
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Response from Martyn H | Reviewed this property |
Best to check when you make reservation
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$51
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: River Exe | The Docks, Exmouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 7761 116103
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The River Exe Cafe is a floating barge just off the Ski lane on the River Exe, and is in the heart of Exmouth’s water sports fraternity, wakeboarding, waterskiing, kayaking, sailing to name just a few, however it is also situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, protected by Natural England. Open from April to September only . The Exe Estuary is home to many rare birds and creatures including Avocets, Osprey and of course our friendly grey seal. With the potential to take up to 100 people on board the Cafe has been designed very much like the “Ski in Ski out” wooden chalets found on the ski slopes of many ski resorts, but with the intention that the quality of food and service exceeds all expectations of the external look and feel. The barge has a licensed bar and covered outdoor space with heaters and indoor seating to relax well into the evening without suffering the cold. Customers to the barge really are of all ages and walks of life, ranging from the usual river users and water sports enthusiasts to bird watchers, artists and holiday makers. Special events such as birthday parties, anniversaries, stag & hen parties to corporate & team building days can be arranged. Private and exclusive use of the barge is also available.
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