The River Exe Café is a must-do experience for locals and tourists in Devon, offering a unique experience to dine on a floating restaurant surrounded by glorious views of the river. The barge was created back in 2011, and has been built to be self-sufficient and to maximise on the stunning setting within the river. The café not only offers a stunning backdrop but a gorgeous selection of food made from the finest British produce sourced from local farmers.
Dining at the River Exe Café is a great option for celebrating special occasions or for relaxing dinners with friends and loved ones. The award-winning selection of food leans heavily towards its water-based location with beautiful seafood sharing boards jam-packed with prawns, carbs, squid, seaweed tartar, and more. For mains punters may find themselves feasting on cracked whole Brixham crab, served with samphire and lemon aioli or hearty plates of Caribbean spinach and squash. If you enjoy sharing your food and eating family style, we’d highly recommend sampling on the four delicious sharing platters such as the roasted fisherman’s featuring the catch of the day, brown crab gratin, Lyme Bay scallops, crevettes, and more. The menu offers so many stunning and innovative dishes, and there is something to satisfy all palates whether you’re a meat eater, a seafood lover, or a hard core vegetarian.
Dessert never fails to impress either, with rounds of apple tart au tatin and salted caramel fudge brownies – nicely paired with a Brisa late harvest muscatel. If you’re more of a savoury person, the cheeseboard is a lovely way to round off the decadent meal too – replete with local specialties such as Vulscombe goat’s cheese, Dorset Blue Vinney, among other varieties. Dining at the River Exe Café is a jaw-dropping, beautiful affair, as you soak up 360 panoramic views with your meal.