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5.2 /6 Excellent 20 Reviews

L'Estuaire Bistro Bar

Topsham French ££ +100
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About L'Estuaire Bistro Bar

Bringing the charm of a Parisian bistro to Topsham diners, L'estuaire Bistro Bar is the perfect place for a casual and relaxed meal, with its warm and cosy decor and menu of refined French-inspired cuisine. No matter if it is for lunch or dinner, you’ll find plenty of choices on the menu at L’estuaire Bistro Bar, from croque monsieur, steak baguette and linguine carbonara to larger mains like the duo of lamb (chargrilled rack and braised shoulder served with mash potatoes, creamed leeks and red wine jus), as well as decadent desserts like the chocolate torte with cointreau and vanilla cream. Located on The Strand, L’estuaire is a favourite among the francophiles of Exeter. Book ahead to guarantee a table!

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:30
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:30
  • Thursday 09:30 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:30
  • Friday 09:30 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:30
  • Saturday 09:30 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:30
  • Sunday 10:00 - 15:00
L'Estuaire Bistro Bar, 6 The Strand, EX3 0JB Exeter


20 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 20 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: excellent
Quality/Price: cheap
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: mute
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2 reviews so far 6
12.09.2017 16:24

Good food, great service, nice surroundings. We had Goat's cheese bruchetta to start, followed by either Moules or Pulled Pork. All delicious. Good choice of reasonably-priced wines by the glass.

7 reviews so far 6
10.08.2017 07:38

Again another great night out. We went for the set menu with a nice French Chardonnay. Service was spot on and the atmosphere was great.

7 reviews so far 6
28.07.2017 09:19

Again another great night out. The food was spot on and we enjoyed the risotto and seafood gratin with various side dishes. The cocktails were fantastic and the French Chardonnay complemented the food. Hope to be back soon.

1 review so far 6
22.05.2017 14:51

The choice of food was varied. The dishes chosen were all well presented and delicious The atmosphere was humming and very friendly. Finally the staff were very friendly and efficient. I highly recommend this place which is situated in a lovely area. Go on give it a try !

1 review so far 6
02.02.2017 15:02

The restaurant was very welcoming with an a la carte and set menu. The latter was excellent value. The food was cooked to order which meant a wait between courses. The food was beautifully presented. The server was very personable and checked to see we were happy and the food to our liking. On a sunny day it would have been even better! We will definitely return.

1 review so far 6
21.11.2016 09:11

What a delightful place. I can't believe we hadn't found it before. It is light and spacious. The menu is varied and reasonably priced (similarly the wine). We had fish and seafood - some of the best for a very long time. The service is excellent. In all we had a great lunch

1 review so far 6
22.03.2017 08:38

The food was delicious and we had gone at 6 o'clock to take advantage of the set menu so it was a very reasonable price even with wine. The service was friendly and attentive and the restaurant was attractive and comfortable. We will definitely go again.

1 review so far 6
30.03.2017 08:01

Friendly staff and pleasant atmosphere. The food is excellent and beautifully presented. We had the pan fried haddock with all the trimmings, followed by a mouth-wateringly delicious orange, fig and Cointreau cheesecake. I would not hesitate to recommend this Bistro to others.

1 review so far 4
18.10.2016 07:29

Very good food and drink. Hospitable service. Nice atmosphere. But the prices were a little steep compared to other local restaurants and pubs. One might argue that you pay for what you get, but as a local I'd need to eat an exceptional steak to be convinced of the £20+ price. Mine was very good, but I'm not sure it was exceptional.

1 review so far 5
15.06.2017 15:29

Very nice evening. Steaks and fish were delicious and well-presented. Desserts were different and tasty....minor criticism - not enough wobble and smoothness in my pannacotta! Service was friendly and efficient. Ambience relaxed and modern. Prices good. All in all a very good experience enjoyed by our party of 6.

1 review so far 6
19.03.2017 08:57

Great friends, excellent service, delicious food. Thank you all it was a delightful evening. We will be back again. We also enjoy sharing lunch with friends for all the reasons above

1 review so far 5
03.10.2016 21:37

Lovely food.. Nice menu.. Hot plates too!. The restaurant is much better divided up.. Much cosier.. Very good service too.. Will definitely be back. All that is needed now is half price cocktails on one evening..😃

1 review so far 5
28.10.2016 16:12

Lovely food and atmosphere. The fillet steak was cooked perfectly and the fries were delicious. Orange cheesecake was delicious. Good service all evening and although we left last we didn't feel rushed!

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 13:30

First visit but definitely will not be our last. Food and service excellent. Good value for money and varied menu to cater for all tatstes

1 review so far 5
25.10.2016 09:10

Very good, as usual. The set lunch menu is such excellent value. We find the wine list very good, if a tad expensive. We thoroughly recommend this bistro bar.

7 reviews so far 5
09.02.2017 09:34

Nice atmosphere, attentive service and lovely fresh tasty food. We all enjoyed our visit and had a great time. Looking forward to return avd try some other dishes.

7 reviews so far 5
27.06.2017 11:07

Relaxing atmosphere and nice freshly prepared dishes. Great selections of wines too. It's always nice to come back. Great and speedy service. Parking is easy too.

1 review so far 3
25.05.2017 21:29

Third visit, previous two visits were good, third time unlucky! Very mediocre overpriced food, what is it with restaurants? why are they never never consistent? was it a stand in Chef? I despair and will not be returning again.

1 review so far 3
31.05.2017 11:31

It was ok. For the money you would expect an awful lot more. Not busy despite its location says a lot. Trying to be simple but simple needs a bit more quality

1 review so far 3
29.04.2017 09:27

Food and environment were lovely, but we waited nearly an hour for food. Not sure why, as it didn't appear to be hugely busy .