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Red Panda Exeter

29 Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS, England
+44 7535 403780
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Overview
  • Excellent94%
  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (18 reviews)
“tofu” (8 reviews)
“bao” (25 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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29 Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I just love their food. I was never a fan of tofu before trying theirs, but it's so tasty. The belly pork is also amazing. Bao bun is incredible and I love the sticky rice. The price is reasonable and the owners are such lovely...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rosie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been meaning to pop into this place for a while, however nothing could have prepared me for this. The owner was super friendly and chatty and the place had a real authentic vibe and I could tell the owner is super passionate about...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank JRaf1999
GandyStJMcC, Owner at Red Panda Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

So glad you managed to drop by and try the food! Do pop in next time you are in town and thanks for such a lovely write-up! Jamed

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had previously walked past and said we must visit.... so we did. Lovely little establishment, with friendly staff and amazing food. Reasonably priced, filling and I want to go back. Take away or eat in. Amazing tasting food, go. Veggie options and meat options....More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank ianDSampson
GandyStJMcC, Owner at Red Panda Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for coming by and your kind words - pretty much sums up what we aimed to do when we set up Red Panda!! See you again James

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We queued to get in for a while which was fine as we weren't in a hurry. Oh boy was it worth the wait. Bao bun with pork was the tastiest thing I have eaten this year! The guy running this obviously loves what he...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank owenandcathyl
GandyStJMcC, Owner at Red Panda Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review- sorry that you had to wait a bit but we are just a small place and try to keep costs down so the food is affordable. So glad you liked it and see you soon :-) James

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been visiting Red Panda in Gandy Street, Exeter, since it opened and it's certainly a welcome addition to Exeter's food scene. It's my go-to place to grab food on my lunch break as you simply can't beat the quality and authenticity of the food...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Simon T
GandyStJMcC, Owner at Red Panda Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks Simon- always great to see you in the shop!! One day I will do some other tofu flavours too :-)) James

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went in on a friends recommendation & boy I'm glad I did. The belly pork Bao is delicious and tender and very moreish. The salad box amazing too, no more store bought salads for me!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tattooedbikernanny
GandyStJMcC, Owner at Red Panda Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a lovely thing to say - thank you so much....no more words needed! James

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most delicious Bao buns. I must of had them over ten times, although I am still a little unsure of how to pronounce it. Overtime I have had the teriyaki tufo one and they have seemed to only improved from July to now! Once...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wanderer02365646942
GandyStJMcC, Owner at Red Panda Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Haha...it can be either pao or bao but either way with a soft tone and rhyming with the way you say bough (as in a large tree branch)....it totally doesn't matter though,- so long as you enjoy it :-) So glad to have you as...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this amazing little place last week for the first time and was not disappointed! The Chicken Satay Bao Bun with vegetables was amazing! Simple, freshly prepared Asian food at its very best, great for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Several locals came...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JenLocallysourced63
GandyStJMcC, Owner at Red Panda Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review - it means a lot to us to hear back from our customers that they enjoyed the food and 'get' the type of place we are trying to create:-) Look forward to seeing you again soon! James

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Our 1st visit, the food was amazing and the owner very courteous, nothing was too much trouble. Our 2nd visit by chance just a few days later, was disappointing, the food was fine but rushed and attention to detail was lacking. The person serving was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tor66
GandyStJMcC, Owner at Red Panda Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Hi, we are so sorry that your second visit didn’t match the first. Hopefully the food was still worth the trip and you will pop back in (do say hi) - we have had a chat about your comment and will try to remind ourselves...More

Reviewed 2 November 2018

I went for a couple of takeaways buns. Tasted amazing, looked great and were prepared in front of me. The man serving me was very nice with good conversation and seemed very passionate about what he did.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank masseffect88
GandyStJMcC, Owner at Red Panda Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us & we are so happy you enjoyed the buns. Do hope we will see you again sometime! James

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Response from Luke D | Reviewed this property |
Their prices are reasonable and have very delicious food offered. They have a selection of Bao Buns for £3.80, Rice & Salad Box for £6.50 and Bao Bun with Salad Box for £7. They also offer Kambucha drinks for £2.80. (Please... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 7535 403780
  • E-mail
Description
We are a small Asian-inspired takeaway. Food is always freshly made, using sustainably-sourced ingredients and local produce, packed with flavours of Southeast Asian and East Asian cuisines. Many vegan options available. We welcome enquiries for small-group catering.
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