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Al Farid Restaurant

3 Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HJ, England
+44 1392 494444
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tagine” (54 reviews)
“baklava” (41 reviews)
“meze dishes” (28 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 - 23:45All hours
Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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3 Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HJ, England
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1 - 10 of 688 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How on earth do they clean, dust the restaurant to keep it clean? We were gobsmacked to see all the drapings and dust! One could hardly move for clutter! We were surprised that the food were so well presented and tasted ok, but don't know...More

Thank Jewel G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So many times in Exeter and the first time I found this Moroccan gem! Amazing food, we had the meze and it was perfect! Price was more than great, very happy. Heading to Exeter? Go there!

Thank Martynhalls
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go there really often and I've brought many people there, all said it was fab! The food is delicious, so flavourful... A lot of veggie options! I highly recommend their seven vegetable tagine for main and chocolate halva for dessert. Mezzes are great too....More

Thank Marine C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small family dinner to celebrate my three score years and ten. An excellent variety of dishes beautifully prepared and really tasty. I loved the atmosphere there - the only thing that spoiled it was a diner at the next table who was going on...More

Thank mariahearl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was very friendly and accommodating, we were offered a table inside in first place which was cosy but we preferred outside as the weather was lovely and summery. We had lamb tagine and chicken & apricot tagine, both arrived sizzling hot, fresh and tasty....More

Thank Nóra S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at Al Farid just after 8.00 on a Thursday evening without having made a booking. Despite being busy, the lady in charge sat us down in the balcony area until a table became available for the two of us. We were offered menus...More

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not like any restaurant experience you've had before - unless you travel in the Middle East. Weirdly, stepping in from the awesomely English Cathedral Green, you're not in Exeter any more, but in a beautiful, sumptuous Middle Eastern retreat with low floor cushions,...More

1  Thank philippa92017
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Wonderful food and great service. Fun place too. Lots of choices for vegetarians. We got the unlimited meal and we had trouble eating half of what was brought to our table.

Thank Larry H
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and myself popped into the Al Farid on Friday and although we had not booked were seated right away we sat down stairs which is not huge but I believe there is a lot more room upstairs, this was the first time we...More

Thank mrpjv
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Really good restaurant. Quite authentic dishes with fresh ingredients, I just had a selection of tapas including haloumi, humus with minced lamb, moussaka and moroccan potatoes. Honest, it is more like a Turkish/Greek meze rahter than Moroccan. Good anyway.

Thank Pedro L
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Are you within walking distance of the City centre Premier Inn which is where we will be staying ? Thank you
3 March 2017|
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Response from AL farid T | Property representative |
Hi if you are staying in Premier Inn with post cod EX11SG, you only few minutes walking distance from Al Farid. Al farid is opposite Pizze Express on corner of Cathedral Yard. if you need more information please call us on... More
What are the vegetarian options ?
28 January 2017|
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Response from AL farid T | Property representative |
Pease check our website
How long have you been open?
29 December 2015|
Response from alfaridexeter | Property representative |
Resturant has been opened for nearly 15 years but the owner had been changed 5 years ago.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 41
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:45
12:30 - 23:45
12:30 - 23:45
12:30 - 23:45
12:30 - 23:45
12:30 - 23:45
12:30 - 23:45
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
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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