Open from 11am for breakfast Sun-Fri, 11am on Saturdays
Closing 11pm Mon - Thurs, Midnight Fri & Sat and 10pm Sunday
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
- Event Space
About Coal Grill and Bar Exeter
You can’t miss us - a smart city centre restaurant on a prominent
corner of Princesshay’s main piazza. Over two floors, you can enjoy views of the
cathedral and relax in our very busy cocktail bar.
The outside seating area is open all year round.
Doug was an outstanding waiter
Great service & atmosphere! Would highly recommend.
Amazing food! Nice ambiance. Perfect for any get together
So many amazing options on the menu and very fast service
We were disappointed to learn that the "no catch" free bottle of Prosecco had a catch....you can't use it in conjunction with other offers. So we didn't get to benefit from 2 4 1, which was a shame.
I went for a meal with my girlfriend, we were seated on a table by the open door which was quite cold. We waited around 20 minutes before anyone asked us if we wanted a drink, and when when we finally got asked to order food I requested a sirloin steak which I was told they had none left. I then asked for a rib eye steak and was told the same thing, so I ordered a burger instead which wasn’t a problem. My girlfriend ordered fire sticks, but was not asked what sides she would like. And when we finally got the waiter’s attention, he said he had guessed she wanted fries and salad. When she expelained she did not like fries and would like rice, he rolled his eyes and sighed. Around 20 minutes later, a man was seated next to us, and he went on to order a sirloin steak, which there were apparently none of, and his meal came out at the same time as ours after we had waited for around an hour. When it came to the bill, we put cash down and watched as various members of staff walked past us, clearly seeing the money on the table, but no one came to get the money for over 10 minutes, whereas the man next to us asked for his bill, and the waiter sorted payment immediately. Once our money was taken, we sat for around 5 minutes waiting for our change. Overall I feel it was very disappointing service.
Me and my partner enjoyed are meal at coal, but found waiting staff too quick to come over to take items away on several occasions,other than that we will definitely be coming back to coal for food and drinks in the near future.
The food was all great. We had chicken strips and nachos to start which were delicious and then our main courses were even better! our party had chimichangas, burgers, fajitas and steak skewers and they were all great. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. It was quite quiet so the atmosphere was abit subdued but it was quite early in the evening. We couldn't fault the service - all our waiters were excellent.
I’ve dined at Coals many times and every time, the people I’m with and myself enjoy ourselves. The food is wonderful and the service friendly but professional.
Waitress was very attentive and therefore the experience was enjoyable - we commented on the good service, which can be hard to come by in other places at busy lunchtimes. All the food was tasty, and the chef accommodated a garlic allergy with care. Phenomenal value with the tastecard, but even without it would be ok. The music was preset quite loud, but staff were really happy to turn it down a notch when asked so we could chat more easily :-) Great lunch!
Service was prompt and friendly, and a pleasant environment (sitting upstairs). Food a little overpriced for what you receive, but nice enough.
Lovely atmosphere with family and friends. I felt the food was generally overpriced though.
Friendly and attentive staff despite being very busy, we had a good time. Will be visiting again.
Food was not great, had to wait 20 mins then prompted staff for the bill collection. Could understand if it was busy but is wasn't with only 3 table occupied. All in all a poor experience
Delicious meal, friendly staff
Good food and service
Good service and food. Cocktails are the best here.
The poor waiting staff were extremely busy, you needed at least another two wait staff on. The fajitas were extremely spicy- no warning on the menu- actually caused me to struggle to breath properly for a few minutes. I did raise this with the waiter and was told fajitas are spicy- as someone who eats fajitas regularly out I can assure you these were by far hotter than I have ever had before. Drinks were good, atmosphere was good despite a very rowdy drunk group of lads.
Good main meals with excellent service. Deserts need work and not value for money.
All the food was very over cooked and tough, causing half our party to barely touch their food. We had to ask several times before recieving a jug of water, or any napkins or cutlery for the table- as there was no sufficient cutlery in the table when we were seated. Having been to Coal before, i wouldn’t return and will thoroughly not recommend this branch to others.
Me and friend, come here at least once a month and without a doubt have a great meal!
Fantastic evening at Coal. Great food, and a lovely atmosphere.
A pre-theatre meal - very good
We had a fantastic time. Thank you very much - will certainly return soon and recommend to friends.
Fantastic food and service