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Southernhay House

36 Southernhay East, EXETER, EX1 1NX

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Captain William 'The Orientalist' Kirkpatrick of the East India Company bought this fine Georgian detached villa in 1805. Between then and 2011, when it became a boutique hotel, its occupants included doctors, physicians and a chartered accountancy practice. Perhaps that helps to explain why the sensitively designed dining room, with its artful juxtaposition of period and contemporary artwork, feels like a private members' club. On the short menu, among the essentially British dishes are crispy ham hock with soft-boiled egg and apple; hake with purple sprouting broccoli and confit potato; fillet steak, fondant potatoes, wild mushrooms and cherry tomatoes; and banana parfait with coconut sorbet.

Further information

Tel: 01392 439000
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: John Kay
Number of seats: 30
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £14.40
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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M5 junct 30 (S), follow signs for city centre, at inner ring road rdbt (Vue Cinema), left to Western Way, 1st right & 1st left. A38 junct 30 (N) as above
Nearest station: Exeter Central, St Davids

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