A city centre restaurant and bar with global tastes and local flavour with a fabulous al fresco terrace to quaff a cocktail overlooking Exeter Cathedral.
The size and location of Margoux, in the heart of Exeter’s shopping district Princesshay, could deceive you into thinking it’s a boring chain restaurant but no! Here’s an indie fave, newly moved from smaller premises near St Mary Arches into the former Jamie’s.
Downstairs is a large restaurant, open daily, serving a delectable choice of some of the best menus Exeter has to offer, including a very popular Sunday lunch. Their byline is “Tastes from around the world whilst using the finest and freshest west country produce”. So for brunch, madam…how about a hangover-busting Bloody Mary, or Shaksuka with focaccia soldiers? For lunch, we have crispy squid or pork belly for starters or beef hash or mussel linguine, and veggie/vegan options. Their Chateubriand sharing steaks are legendary and their desserts, well…There’s also lots of g-f on the menus.
For 2022, the team have launched their new High Tea, with everything, from the macaroons to the sausage rolls homemade from scratch in Margoux’ kitchens. It comes to your table in two halves of a golden birdcage, utterly opulent, with a bottle of sparkling from model Cara Delevingne’s own vineyard. Lush.
If you’re just out for drinks, hotfoot it upstairs to the intimate bar, which has a terrace offering the best high-flung views of Exeter’s Cathedral. This is where we hosted Devon’s Muddy Awards 2022 and the pics look amazing – great insta fodder if you love a selfie with a Friday night Poshstar. They also have looooooads of choice of wine by the glass, and that alone makes Margoux a total star in Muddy’s book.
Oh, and just in case you’re wondering – it’s pronounced Margo or Margo’s – but they don’t even mind if you call it Margoo which, of course, only a numpty would (yes, er, me actually but only for a year or two…).
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