About Circa 1924 Exeter
Circa 1924 is a lovely seafood and steakhouse restaurant in the centre of Exeter. The restaurant is superbly located in the town, nearby to the local train station and shopping centre, making it a great option for punters out and about in Exeter. The red-bricked façade of the upmarket restaurant is quaint and charming, a contrast to the dimly lit, moody interiors of the sleek interiors. The restaurant has a modern feel, with traditional detailing such as the wooden beaming. Circa 1924 is a great option for dates, get-togethers with friends or colleagues, and marking special occasions with smashing food.
The menu at Circa aims to be innovative and creative with local, seasonal produce, offering several menus throughout the week. The tasting menu is a real highlight and a great experience at the restaurant. The a la carte menu changes every so often, but may feature the likes of Porthilly Oysters with a Thai emulsion, and line-caught pollock glazed in lardo, served with pot-roasted red cabbage, cauliflower puree, and verjus.
The steak options for carnivorous punters are delicious too, all the cattle are slow-reared on Devonshire farms and a range of cuts from flat iron to rump are on offer. Chateaubriand and porterhouse cuts are available as sharing plates too, served with sauces such as béarnaise, wild mushroom and lack garlic, and blue bay emulsion. The mains are ideal for pescatarians and meat lovers looking for a scrumptious meal, well-sourced from the local area and superbly executed by the team.
For desserts, if you have space, there are some delightful sweet treats on offer from stewed rhubarb with star anise custard foam to a moreish, rich sticky apple cake smothered in brandy butterscotch. Like the mains and starters, the dessert menu is also dependent on season, and the team at Circa 1924 endeavour to cook with the freshest, seasonal ingredients available.