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L'Estuaire Bistro Bar

TopshamFrench
Excellent
4.9/6
42 Reviews

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 Times

Open now - Closes at 3:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Address

L'Estuaire Bistro Bar
6 The Strand, Topsham
Exeter EX3 0JB

Menu Highlights

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Starters

HERITAGE TOMATO

Roquefort Salad, balsamic and herb dressing
£6.00

CHAR GRILLED OCTOPUS

Cherry tomato, radish salad and saffron aioli
£6.50

CRAB MAYONNAISE

Dill, capers, tarragon, cucumber & coriander served with bread
£7.50
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Lunch

SMOKED MUSHROOMS

SMOKED MUSHROOMS YOGURT, APPLE, SWEET POTATOES BONBON, KALE & ALMONDS
£12.50

PORK BELLY & OCTOPUS

CHORIZO WITH PRESSED THYME POTATOES
£15.50

RUMP OF LAMB

FAGGOT, SHALLOT, TOMATO, ROSEMARY, SWEET POTATOES MASH, BROADBEAN & CAULIFLOWER
£18.95
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Mains

PORK BELLY, DAUPHINOISE

Celeriac puree, braised red cabbage with a calvados sauce
£14.95

WHOLE BAKED SEA BREAM

Sauté potatoes, chorizo & samphire
£16.50

DUO OF LAMB

Chargrilled rack, braised shoulder, mash potatoes, creamed leeks with red wine jus
£17.50
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Desserts

TARTE AU CITRON, FRESH RASPBERRY AND COULIS

£5.50

CHOCOLATE TORTE WITH COINTREAU AND VANILLA CREAM

£5.50

PISTACHIO AND ROSE WATER CRÈME BRULEE

£5.95
Don't miss out on a table!

42 L'Estuaire Bistro Bar Reviews

Excellent
4.9/6
42 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Waiting time:Very good
Service:Excellent
Food:Great
Atmosphere:Pleasant
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"Excellent"6/6
John M.2 months ago · 1 review

The service, food and friendliness of the staff made it a great lunch. Oh and the great company of my wife. Thank you for a most enjoyable lunch.

"Excellent"6/6
Alan G.3 months ago · 1 review

Staff very pleasant and alert. Surroundings pleasant. Food very enjoyable and well presented. Original menu. Varied compared to a lot of other establishments. Hope to go again.

"Excellent"6/6
Kai S.3 months ago · 1 review

Excellent service! Very welcoming and the food and drinks were fantastic! I’m not a big fan of white wine but the one we had was absolutely brilliant! We’ll definitely come again. :)

"Excellent"6/6
Sarah M.6 months ago · 1 review

In my opinion one of the best restaurants in Topsham. Great food, staff & ambience. Perfect for a date night or dinner with friends. Good range of drinks and open late.

"Great"5/6
Yvonne R.4 months ago · 1 review

Nice location near the quay in Topsham and we went there at luntime. It was an interesting menu,such as showing frogs legs as an option. Nice choices on the main menu and our party of six all had different dishes which they enjoyed. I had the special which was bream and it was very good. The catch of the day was also good, as was the pork belly and the lamb.The children enjoyed their meals too. Prices were ‘middle of the range’ but Topsham generally seems to be slightly more expensive. The staff were pleasant and the service was good. We will go again for a meal and often call in for coffee or some nice ice cream. We go there by train but there is car parking on the quay (if you are lucky):

"Excellent"6/6
Susie K.7 months ago · 1 review

I met with 3 friends from work, and we had such a lovely evening. We had the set 3 course menu, and each of us thoroughly enjoyed each of the courses. I had the corn fritters, an unusual vegetarian option, and absolutely delicious. We all opted to have the 'catch of the day' and loved it. All food is beautifully presented and the restaurant has a lovely ambience. 2 of us also indulged the cocktails, and could not believe the amount of choice: all fruity and fresh and potent! We all said we would return again, in fact I will be back this Thursday.

"Excellent"6/6
Joann B.a year ago · 1 review

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.

"Okay"3/6
Susan A.4 months ago · 1 review

We originally tried to book onllne for the Tuesday, but the site showed it was full, so opted for Thursday. The waiter was surprised that the site showed full as they were not. Checked whilst we were there and it showed full for lunchtime that day, (there were only 5 customers)! Recommend ringing the Bistro direct. Lovely warm welcome, quickly seated and provided with water and a drink. We ordered from the set menu. Unfortunately my minute steak was really tough and full of sinew. I barely managed to swallow half of it. The waiter was apologetic and went to tell the chef. We were given my bottle of cider for free, but it didn't make up for still being hungry and disappointed. Lovely lemon meringue cheesecake.

"Excellent"6/6
Dr Paul G.2 years ago · 1 review

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

"Great"5/6
Betty B.6 months ago · 1 review

Lovely venue and nice welcome from staff. We went for the two course lunch menu. Although limited choices each course was well presented and very tasty. I would have preferred a few green beans than the salad with my fish as I'm not keen on mixing hot and cold. Good friendly service. Overall a very good experience and good value.

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