61 Waterside, The Quay, Exeter, EX2 8GY
In its prime spot overlooking the water in Exeter, Bar Venezia boasts a great party vibe and some fine Mediterranean food. This is a restaurant, bar and dance venue, all rolled into one vibrant package. Join the salsa classes every Sunday and Wednesday, or the restaurant serves up a selection of sunny dishes to get your tastebuds dancing instead. Starters are fresh and tasty - crispy baby calamari for example. Pizzas are created using homemade dough - my favourite is the Pizza Sanchez, with is spicy mix of Mexican chicken and zingy chorizo. For something a little lighter, try a smoked salmon salad. The Mediterranean theme continues with pasta dishes and sharing platters. The menu also takes advantage of Bar Venzia's location, boasting freshly caught seafood. There's a dedicated kids' menu, so needless to say, the whole family is welcome. Take your seat in the vibrant dining room, or head outside to enjoy the calming waterside views from the grassy alfresco area.