The Quay Brasserie
6 Strand, Topsham Quay, EX3 0JB
It's hard to imagine this building was once a run-down boat shed - it's now a stylish and relaxed place to dine near the pretty Exe Estuary. With its exceptional food offerings and picturesque setting, The Quay Brasserie is a must-visit eatery for visitors to the area. The brasserie is 20 minutes by car from Exeter and five minutes on foot from the local train station. Despite its heavenly location, The Quay Brasserie's feet remain firmly on the ground - it offers superb value for money and the service is friendly and efficient. The Quay's personality changes throughout the day - it's a relaxed brasserie by day and an elegant restaurant in the evening - but the quality of the food never wavers. Pop in for breakfast and enjoy smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, or linger at lunchtime over a classic croque monsieur or a steak baguette with homemade chips. Visit for dinner and perhaps choose River Exe moules marinieres with chips, a half rack of lamb with rosemary jus, new potatoes and salad, or smoked salmon tagliatelle with creme fraiche and tarragon. The Quay Brasserie caters thoughtfully for children too, and they host fun events for grown-ups, such as salsa classes and jazz evenings (details on their website). Any day is a special one at this charming brasserie - especially when the weather allows for some boat-watching on the beautiful terrace.