Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
1 Southernhay Gardens, Exeter, EX1 1SG
Open since April 2013, Cosy Club in Exeter has already gained a dedicated fan base. From the delectable food offering to the comprehensive selection of cocktails, there’s something for everyone at this eclectic restaurant. Brunch is available until 6pm, as are panini and sandwiches. If burgers are more your style, choose from the scrumptious variety, from the Hero Hamburger with chorizo, pulled pork and mature Cheddar, to the homemade Thai bean burger in a toasted brioche bun. Tapas are a popular choice, with 11 delectable dishes to choose from, reasonably priced at £4.25 each or three for £11.95. An à la carte menu brimming with options is also on offer. Scrumptious starters include mushroom bruschetta, and crispy avocado and prawn cocktail, while the selection of main meals features the likes of Thai beef noodle salad with roasted sesame seed dressing, and roast fi llet of sea bass with champ mash and pancetta cream sauce. Mouth-watering puddings are in attendance too; salted caramel cheesecake and homemade chocolate brownie with ice cream are just a taste of the delights available. The chefs are accommodating and will cater to allergies and other dietary requirements. The drinks menu is as impressive as the food, featuring a range encompassing soft drinks, tea and coffee, wine and beer and a renowned range of cocktails. For the warmer weather, there’s the refreshing English Garden, while cocklewarming choices include the Maple & Pecan Old Fashioned – delicious. There are also mocktails available, so designated drivers need not miss out. The restaurant is housed in the Halford Wing of the old Dean Clarke hospital and oozes character and charm. Upon entry, guests are greeted by a cavernous room, with the left-hand side occupied by the quirky, operating-table-inspired bar, and the right-hand side comprising the restaurant – a haven of reclaimed pieces of furniture, anatomical charts and oil paintings, completed by Concorde hangar lights from the 1960s. For those seeking a more intimate setting there’s a snug that seats up to 14 people and exudes the charm of a Victorian tarot card reader’s room.