The View Restaurant, Courtyard by Marriott,
Sandy Park, Exeter, EX2 7TY
The View Restaurant
Elevate your tastebuds to new heights at Exeter’s newest rooftop restaurant and bar – The View.
This is your chance to tantalise all the senses. Fine food and drink ignite the taste, a relaxing ambience provides soothing sounds, and stunning views over the Devon countryside and coastline provide visual stimulation from the moment you step onto the 8th floor.
When a restaurant is named entirely after its view, it must be special. From the terrace, you’re invited to look across Topsham and along the Exe Estuary out to the coast, while sitting on the eastern side of the dining area your eyes will wander across farmland and countryside stretching across to Woodbury Common and beyond.
Inside, a sophisticated décor provides warmth while retaining space, allowing the panoramic views to dominate the eyeline in every direction. This is accented by the use of rustic wood, natural plants and muted pastels and tones on the varied seating options.
You’re made to feel special with attentive, well-dressed service staff providing a warm welcome, leading you from the bar area to your table.
What do you pair with a view this good? A varied restaurant menu showcasing quality, Devon ingredients of course.
Head chef (and previously Young Chef of the Year South West), Richard Hunt, is passionate about using local produce as much as possible. He combines this with his years of culinary experience and attention to detail – gained from judging National Chef of the Year – to create dishes that always strive for perfection and command visual attention.
Locally sourced fish and seafood is delivered daily from Devon ports, quality cuts of meat come from Butchr in Cullompton and Dart Fresh, while Willand’s own Granny Gothards provides just some of the sweetness with their fantastic ice cream. Sandford Orchards and Otter Brewery are available on tap, and local craft spirits from Salcombe Gin and Torbay Gin to name just a few provide refined accompaniments.
The Sirloin of Westcountry Beef we tried was beautifully tender, cooked medium rare and served with pomme anna, roasted thyme shallot and tender stem broccoli. The red wine jus and truffle added a complementing richness – a hearty meal with added flair.
We also tried the indulgent dark chocolate ganache with cocoa nib tuile – a real showstopper with its spiralled salted caramel puree.
Take advantage of multiple semi-private dining areas for group special occasions, including Christmas where you can enjoy a three-course Christmas Festive Menu. What’s more, a New Year’s Eve celebration is being held where you can enjoy a four-course menu followed by an evening of live music, DJ, and midnight toast.
Treat yourself to dinner with a view this winter and celebrate the best of Devon.
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