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French Restaurants in Exeter

Discover superb French food at Exeter's restaurants

When you need the finest cuisine France has to offer, there's no need to hop over the channel. Instead, check out Quandoo's selection of Exeter's leading French restaurants. The city has some of the finest bistros in the southwest, where foodies can try all kinds of continental treats. From delightful appetisers to decadent desserts, Exeter's French restaurants offer a galaxy of Gallic dishes, and booking them couldn't be simpler.

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Côte Exeter

City Centre

L'Estuaire Bistro Bar


Côte Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay
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Côte Cardiff Central

City Centre

Côte Dorchester

Town Centre

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    Try one of the French restaurants in Exeter city centre

    Exeter's city centre French restaurants include some dependable, high-quality brasseries where everything is quintessentially Parisian, from their no-frills interiors to the rich sauces that their kitchens create. For instance, there's the Côte Brasserie in Cathedral Yard, which cooks up classic dishes in a convenient central location. With timeless recipes like Breton fish stew and steak frites along with puddings like chocolate fondant or tarte aux pommes, Côte has perfected the Gallic dining experience.
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    Discover French restaurants in Exeter's suburbs as well

    But that's not the end of the story as far as Exeter's French restaurants go. Devon's capital is a cosmopolitan place, so it’s no surprise that there are other high-class eating options nearby. Just outside town in the village of Topsham, L'Estuaire is a fine example. Styled as a bistro-bar, it's a great place to unwind with friends over a first-rate bottle of Burgundy and satisfying mains like racks of lamb cooked in red wine jus. But it's also a fine place for light bites, with delicious steak baguettes and a mean croque monsieur on the menu. So, whatever the occasion, diners won't be disappointed.
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    See what Exeter's French restaurants can do with regional produce

    Whether you stay in the centre of town or head to the southern suburbs, Exeter's French restaurants mix up high quality regional produce with kitchen skills from across the channel. Devon is a seafood hotspot, and local bistros weave their magic with mussels and crab from the county's catch. Expect superb seafood risottos and options like moules mariniere. And expect to find Devon's vegetables and meat put to good use as well, from onion soups to slow roasted pork belly. It all comes together as a wonderful fusion of international cuisine and local ingredients.