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Al Farid Restaurant

3 Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HJ, England
+44 1392 494444
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“baklava” (45 reviews)
“lamb tagine” (30 reviews)
“meze dishes” (32 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 PM - 11:45 PM Hours
CUISINES
Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
3 Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HJ, England
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1 - 10 of 885 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an amazing authentic restaurant in the heart of Exeter. Visited for lunch with friends and had the most wonderful meal. Chose the set menu for 4. Very generous portions and fantastic range of dishes. Will definitely be back

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Trekkerlin
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We booked this on the day, not realising it was late night shopping. They managed to find us a table after I said that we had read reviews on trip advisor and were desperate to come. It did not disappoint! We went for the mezze...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank laurat114
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for my birthday meal. I started with a rose cocktail, which was unusual and really nice. We ordered the 6 mezze and a bottle of wine combination - it was a hard job to choose 6 out of 30 plus, but we persevered! They...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Mandy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service lovely atmosphere food very nice very friendly and efficient staff. Amazing food, highly recommended. 👍

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank mohsmmad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently booked the private room at Al Farid restaurant for our anniversary . Everything was fantastic from the word go. All the staff were so helpful and accommodating to my many questions. The food itself was outstanding, clean plates all round and every guest...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank parisatlh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Al Farid for a special birthday treat. The staff are super attentive, the place is decorated beautifully with traditional Moroccan ornaments and the food is simply yummy. So many options for a vegetarian and I highly recommend the spiced rice pudding too.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank FaeryMoor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely experience in a Moroccan Restaurant, the food and service is very nice. Even on a Monday evening there was a nice ambiance, Super menu of freshly cooked food, unlike the usual warmed up food in the city centre chains. The location is also...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 572stephens
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my partner. Lovely atmosphere and the food is amazing! The staff are also amazing, very friendly and helpful in recommending dishes to try!

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Pioneer30688321390
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had amazing food here and great service. The restaurant and decor is gorgeous. We recommend the Meze, so much choice.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Quest55728586600
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had been to The cathedral and looked around for somewhere interesting to eat and found this little gem. The decor is sumptuous and exotic but doesn’t quite prepare you for the excellent meal and service. We had a set menu for two people. Really...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$41
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 PM - 11:45 PM
Monday
12:30 PM - 11:45 PM
Tuesday
12:30 PM - 11:45 PM
Wednesday
12:30 PM - 11:45 PM
Thursday
12:30 PM - 11:45 PM
Friday
12:30 PM - 11:45 PM
Saturday
12:30 PM - 11:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 494444
  • E-mail
Description
Welcome to Al-Farid Mezz Bar & RestaurantUmar ibn ‘Al-Farid’ was an Arab poet, his poetry is entirely suffic ,and he was esteemed mystic poet of the Arabs.Our head chef has created a thoughtful menu that delights the taste buds. A firm favourite is the mezze, an array of small succulent dishes. The mezze comprised both cold and hot dishes and offers a wealth of colour flavour, texture and aroma.An attribute of Moroccan food is the fact that is healthy as well as tasty and filling.A choice of traditional Moroccan dessert is an offer to complements the meal, expect Baklava a sweet pastry, and Mhallableyh, rice pudding with rose water.Also the drink menu is Moroccan national drink, Arak, which has an aniseed base, and a variety of fruit juices. To finish your meal you cannot miss out on one of our Moroccan coffee, flavoured wit natural cardamom, cinnamon or rose water.No bona fide Moroccan meal complete without smoking an authentic hooka pipe. Each day the water pipes are packed with fresh flavoured tobaccos, choose between apples, strawberry, cherry, rose, grape or fruit cocktail.
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