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The best places to eat in and around Exeter

If you’re thinking about heading out for a bite to eat close to our new builds in Exeter, whether it be for a leisurely brunch, spot of afternoon tea with friends or a special occasion with family, then here are some of our (tried and tested) favourite places to visit!

Here at Cavanna Homes, we’re excited to be bringing two new communities to the eastern and southern outskirts of Exeter. Cavanna @ Elm Park is situated between Alphington and Exeter, close to open green space and key commuter routes, while Equinox II and Equinox III will provide new stylish homes near to Exeter Science Park and close to a 15-acre park and great links into Exeter City Centre.

Breakfast or brunch spots in Exeter

Depending on which part of Exeter you’re in, there’s plenty of breakfast and brunch hotspots to try out. On Exeter’s Quayside, swing by Café Mangos for Avo Toast or a Famers Breakfast accompanied with a delicious coffee by the waterside. Or, if you’re up in the city centre then head over to Boston Tea Party for an epic range of brunch favourites…they even welcome dogs too!

Another favourite breakfast spot is Eat On The Green which overlooks Exeter’s historic Cathedral Green and serves tasty dishes with local produce. There’s no need to rush over on a weekend either, they serve breakfast all day!

Great lunches in Exeter

If you’re dashing about town on the weekend and need an on-the-go lunch, then check out The Guildhall Street Food Market. Local traders serve up scrumptious food all day ranging from American favourites to German classics.

In the Guildhall you’ll also find a great selection of restaurants to dine in. Comptoir Libanais serves a fantastic and flavoursome range of Lebanese food, or for Vietnamese dishes, make sure to visit Pho or book a table at The Terrace for a delicious lunch and cocktail!

There are also some great places to grab a mouth-wateringly good pizza around the city. The Old Firehouse serve giant pizza dishes in a selection of flavours to feed a crowd and Exeter’s On The Waterfront are famous for their ‘dustbin lid’ sized pizzas.

If you’re looking for an affordable, yet delicious place for a spot of lunch, you can’t go wrong with Brewers Fayre in Exeter, which is close to our homes at Cavanna @ Elm Park. There’s something for everyone on the menu so that you can enjoy delicious food that won’t blow the budget. Visit their website for more information.

Afternoon Tea on the outskirts of Exeter

For the best Afternoon Tea experiences, we recommend venturing outside of the city walls.

The Devon Hotel between Alphington and Exminister offer a luxury Cream Tea with fresh scones, sweet strawberry jam and lashings of clotted cream as well as a full Afternoon Tea with finger sandwiches and sweet treats. Cavanna @ Elm Park is located almost next door to this wonderful location, so be sure to pop by our Marketing Suite to find out more about the stylish homes.

Scones and clotted cream

If you love baking and entertaining, you might want to host your own Afternoon Tea for family and friends. For some recipe and decorative inspiration, have a read of our blog here.

Delicious places for dinner in Exeter City Centre

Exeter’s choice of places to eat out for dinner is growing but here are some of our absolute favourites.

For excellent vegetarian and vegan dishes, book a table at Herbies Restaurant on North Street. Herbies champions vibrant and hearty food and is perfect for an intimate dinner or celebration.

The Rendezvous in Southernhay is an independent wine bar and restaurant offering an exciting and ever-changing menu as well as an intriguing wine list and great service. Produce is sourced as locally as possible and almost everything is made in-house. It’s one of our favourites!

The Ivy opened its doors in Exeter earlier this year and provides the perfect setting for any occasion. It’s been hugely popular amongst locals, professionals and staycationers who have enjoyed the quality food, delicious cocktails and beautiful setting.

The restaurants and cafés we have recommended within this blog are all within 30-minute journeys of Cavanna @ Elm Park and our Equinox community. Reaching Exeter City Centre using public transport is easy to do from these developments too.

Alternatively, if you fancy a stroll there’s a beautiful walk from Cavanna @ Elm Park, through the Riverside Valley Park which takes you directly to Exeter Quay!

To find out more about our stylish new homes coming soon to the outskirts of Exeter, click the links below:

Cavanna @ Elm Park, Exeter

Equinox II, Exeter

Equinox III, Exeter