Coal Grill and Bar Exeter

18 Bedford Street, Exeter, United Kingdom, EX1 1GJ
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Opening Information

Open from 11am for breakfast Sun-Fri, 11am on Saturdays
Closing 11pm Mon - Thurs, Midnight Fri & Sat and 10pm Sunday

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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.

Cuisine: BBQ & Grill, Bar, Child Friendly, Cocktails, Small Plates, Wine Bar
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 31 January 2020

Had to get my own pre dinner drink from downstairs bar when I’d only just made it up there with a knee that has very little cartilage in it. Waitress eventually helped but not a good start, trying to carry three drinks up the stairs when I have to support myself with the rail.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Please see my Tripadvisor review under the name Caro B. Enough said!!

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Brilliant service, fantastic food & just a very enjoyable evening. Made my first valentines very very special! Will be returning.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

First time going to Coal and Grill. But second time for my partner. Both had a fantastic meal. Had 2 course - Starter and main. Both our meals were lovely. Great value for money. Will be turning in the near future. All the staff are helpful whenever asked. Cocktails were great as well :D

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

Portions very large - seemed a lot of food waste as a result

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

We had my sons 18th birthday here on saturday with 19 people. We could not fault the staff or the service they were amazing attentive and efficient which made for a very positive experience especially with such a big group. Thankyou Coal

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We are delighted to read how our team at Exeter delivered to your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to leave us this lovely review, it is always motivational for the team to hear when their efforts make someone else's day.

Responded On Sunday, 09 February 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 25 January 2020

Amazing service and great food / cocktails

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Thank you for the review, its a big compliment! We are happy to see you enjoyed your time at Coal and we can't wait to have you back!

Responded On Sunday, 09 February 2020
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Visited On Thursday, 23 January 2020

Great place with a good selection of food and drink. PRice is better with a voucher which is fairly easily obtained.

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Thank you for the review, its a big compliment! We are happy to see you enjoyed your time at Coal and we can't wait to have you back!

Responded On Sunday, 26 January 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

Went for the 50% off offer in January. Really good value for food, and excellent service. Would go back.

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Love that you loved us ! See you again for Valentine's Day ?

Responded On Sunday, 09 February 2020
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Visited On Friday, 10 January 2020

Delicious food, great cocktails and a really lovely waitress served us

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Love that you loved Coal ………..See you again for Valentine's Day ?

Responded On Sunday, 09 February 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 05 January 2020

We were a party of 7 and everything ran smoothly with no problems. Staff were friendly and polite

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Thank you for the review, its a big compliment! We are happy to see you enjoyed your time at Coal and we can't wait to have you back!

Responded On Sunday, 26 January 2020
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Visited On Thursday, 19 December 2019

Great drinks & food and staff were very accommodating to our group, thank you.

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We are glad to know that your meal at Coal was just right for you, and we totally hit the spot. We are looking forward to your next visit. Wishing you and yours a Happy Christmas

Responded On Tuesday, 24 December 2019
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Visited On Friday, 20 December 2019

The food was awful.

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Your satisfaction is our first priority and we want to take care of this matter if you could email us directly we would love to find a solution - [email protected]

Responded On Tuesday, 24 December 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 14 December 2019

Food was lovely and our waitress was great. Came as a group of 15 and none of us had been before but it was a great choice for our Christmas meal

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Happy to have provided a very Merry Christmas meal for you all. Thanks for sharing your feedback on your experience at your festive party at Coal.

Responded On Tuesday, 17 December 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 14 December 2019

Staff very helpful and friendly. Free Bubbles went down well. Great xmas party and I would recommend to friends and family.

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Thank you for your custom, our aim is that we always offer great food, drink and service and it is an early Christmas present for us to see that you loved your time at Coal.

Responded On Monday, 16 December 2019
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Visited On Friday, 13 December 2019

We received a really warm welcome on arrival at Coal. Our table was beautifully laid. Service was at an ideal speed, not slow but you didn't feel rushed either. We all agreed that our starters and desserts were delicious (for me - the best chocolate mousse ever). The only let down was the that our roast potatoes and carrots were a little hard (we put this down to the vast quantity that obviously needed to be cooked). However, after this was raised we were provided with fresh, beautifully crisp roasties! I would definitely recommend Coal and will definitely visit again. Plus, a great range of cocktails. The Pornstar Martini with fresh passion fruit was a winner.

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Thank you for your custom, our aim is that we always offer great food, drink and service and it is an early Christmas present for us to see that you loved your time at Coal.

Responded On Monday, 16 December 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 14 December 2019

Despite receiving and responding to email confirming reservation morning of the booking still confusion as to whether we had booked! Disinterested staff made us feel our business was not needed and sat in a cold dark area of restaurant. Bill was inaccurate and when challenged staff were very offhand- proved we were right but no apology.

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We are sad to hear that you left disappointed. If we can be of any assistance then please do reach out to us directly at [email protected]

Responded On Thursday, 19 December 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 14 December 2019

The waiters were fantastic, not at any point was the table clogged with empty glasses and they always made sure everything was okay!

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Thank you for choosing us to host your Christmas party, it really is a privilege. We are delighted that we were able to live up to your expectations and hope you we will see you returning in 2020.

Responded On Saturday, 21 December 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 14 December 2019

17 of us enjoyed our Christmas meal on Saturday (Dec 14th) and were very pleased with the service we received. The staff were very friendly and agreeable and the food was excellent.

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We are glad to know that Coal was just the right place for you and we totally hit the spot. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Responded On Saturday, 21 December 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 12 December 2019

Our lunch was lovely and your staff very attentive. I am sure we will all be back. Thank you.

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Thank you for your custom, our aim is that we always offer great food, drink and service and it is an early Christmas present for us to see that you loved your time at Coal.

Responded On Monday, 16 December 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

We had to wait an hour for our food and when we asked where the food was we were told “it’s being plated up” 20 mins later it arrived. Clearer missed our order and lied about it.

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We are so sorry for the delay with your food, we hope the duty manager was able to apologise and offer you a goodwill gesture on the evening but if there are any matters left unresolved do get in touch with us directly [email protected]

Responded On Saturday, 28 December 2019
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Visited On Friday, 06 December 2019

Good afternoon Coal, Thank you for accommodating us on the evening of the 06th. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would look to possibly come back in the near future. Best regards, Greg Lamprill of Interserve

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Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to review our restaurant. Everyone here takes pride in what we do and it is through feedback like yours full of affirmations and encouragement that we renew our commitment to always try our best. We are so happy to hear that we exceeded your expectations. We are honored by your choice to dine with us, and look forward to your next visit.

Responded On Friday, 27 December 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 04 December 2019

Wonderful staff that made us feel welcome and there was live music that made the atmosphere amazing!!

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We are delighted to read how our team delivered above and beyond your expectations. Thank you for leaving us this rating, to give us 5 stars we are sure you enjoyed tasty food and welcoming service, which is just as we aim to be ! Have a wonderful Christmas and we hope to see you again soon.

Responded On Tuesday, 24 December 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

Service was unfortunately very slow, we ordered a round of drinks that never arrived! Had to chase on the drinks we did get a few times.

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Thank you for all the kind words and your patience with the drinks service ! We are happy to see you enjoyed your time with us.

Responded On Wednesday, 04 December 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 27 November 2019

We had a really nice meal, we just felt our main meals came out to quickly after our starters

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Thank you for leaving us your feedback. We are sorry that your mains came to soon, if you let your server know they can give you a longer break between courses. Have a Happy Christmas

Responded On Tuesday, 24 December 2019
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