Dining in Exeter town centre

Food in Exeter

Something for every taste

From sampling the local delicacies of the South West to grabbing a quick bite in between lectures, Exeter’s foodie offerings cater to a wide range of budgets and tastes.

You’ll find something to suit you both on campus and in the city, ensuring you’re never far from a delicious meal or refreshing drink.

The perfect venue for any time of day

The University offers a variety of venues for eating and drinking, providing you with the perfect place to catch up with friends or relax between lectures.

From a warming cup of coffee to made-to-order hot meals, freshly prepared sandwiches and light bites, there’s something to suit every taste and budget.

The Forum Piazza hosts a Farmers’ Market throughout the year, where you can pick up some locally produced items and seasonal vegetables. And there are several bars, should you fancy an evening drink.

You can find more details about the opening times for each venue here.

Food for all tastes and budgets

Exeter caters to a broad audience, and thanks to its vast student population, you’ll easily find budget-friendly options. The centre of town is just a 10-minute bus ride from the campus, so you’ll be within easy reach of a host of culinary options.

In addition to well-known brands such as Las Iguanas, Yo! Sushi and Starbucks, Exeter also has some quirky cafés and restaurants to choose from.

Want a quick bite to eat? Head to Devon Coffee or Boston Tea Party which offer coffee, cakes and healthy options to satisfy hunger pangs. If you want something a bit more filling, the Avocet Café will provide you with a hearty all-day breakfast, delicious sandwiches or flavoursome soups.

Looking for vegetarian or vegan food? The Plant Café-Deli won’t disappoint, with a great range of veggie-friendly options such as rainbow-coloured salads and varied breakfast options.

The Old Fire House pub is a great spot for pizza as well as vegetarian and vegan options on the menu each week. And if you want to sample a classic Devonshire tea, then the Georgian Tea Room in Topsham is the perfect choice for a budget-friendly option.