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
- 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.
Food was ok, starters very small.. waitress was lovely! Unfortunately had a very loud noisy table of drinkers next to us which made it hard to hear each other. Cocktails were good!
Service was slow and the starter wasn’t piping hot, but lovely food. A bit pricey but expected for the location
We were a little disappointed that we were unable to have a de-caff mocha or a chocolate milkshake as there were insufficient ingredients available. The flat white however was delicious and the hot chocolate offered more than made up for it though. Our meals were very good and the children's meals were excellent value for money. Your staff were cheerful, courteous efficient and polite. It was a great visit for us. Thank you
Really lovely place, amazing food and great service
Always great food and great service and wide selection of cocktails!
One out of 12 meals was cold, this issue was recovered 100% great service recovery. All other meals were perfect, the atmosphere was great, service was wonderful. If any thing my only negative would be for the price of a glass of Chardonnay, £12.80 was a bit steep. Other wise every thing was wonderful, we would definitely visit again. Thank you.
Very happy customer
Good service but felt a little rushed, I understand that you have other bookings but it was a quiet night. As it was our anniversary, we wanted to enjoy our meal with a few drinks
Had breakfast here on Saturday, the service was fast they were very accommodating as added a few more to my party it was no trouble. The food was delicious would definitely recommend here and will definitely be coming back again soon.
I have previously dined here and had very slow service but this time it was quick and staff were friendly. One person received fatty steak that was inedible but the staff were apologetic and a new one was bought out no question. Handled very well.
Food was amazingly good! Staff were very nice and efficient! Only negative sitting opposite a very rowdy group who were drinking lots and shouting etc! Definitely go again though!
Our server was super friendly and made us feel welcome!
Awesome food and cocktails!!! The Halloumi and Aubergine fire sticks were lovely, but I really didn’t need the side dishes!!! My friend enjoyed those. Our boys enjoyed their kids menu too. 🙂🙂🙂
I booked online and my personal request was recognised and the restaurant was able to accomadate but more importantly they acknowledge the online booking request. Quite often you write a request and it’s simply ignored so I think that’s really good to recognise. The food is excellent and it’s our favourite burger venue. The staff were happy and helpful which again you be surprised other restaurants struggle with - the only improvement I would say is if it’s not busy the ambiance / atmosphere can be quite quiet and you could introduce some back ground music or have a large tv screen showing something just to numb the silence. The other thing is it could do with a a bit of a refresh , I think the furniture is a bit old and not modern enough but I get that’s it’s expensive to do to often but you could introduce inexpensive changes to make it fell newer ect. All in all it’s one of our favs and it won’t put us off as long as the food and staff are as good as they are. Thank you
A lovely place, great atmosphere with tasty food and everything.
Great cocktails, excellent service and friendly staff.
Lovely food and great service
This booking was for myself and my friends to celebrate my birthday, after coming to coal the previous week for the first time I wanted to return due to the lovely food and the wide selection of cocktails. However this time food and drink was still so good but the service let it down. We were sat for ages waiting to order but I think this may be because we were 2 people down from the original booking number however no one asked if we were still waiting so in the end we had to ask to order after 25 mins. After ordering we waited a while for food but this was understandable as it was busy and there was a few large parties. However my order came out wrong even tho I asked specifically for sour cream to be on the side it came with it but they sent it back and made fresh even tho I was happy just to scrape it off. They let me store my birthday present over night due to continuing the night elsewhere which was nice of them. Overall a lovely night and we will be returning customers.
Service was excellent and food was good but drinks prices apart from cocktails at two for one were extortionate especially beer and ale ! Also disliked the additional 12.5% to bill . Only noticed when arrived home ,had paid a cash tip as well!!
Disappointed with menu, online much more choice compared to that offered in the restaurant. Very expensive for what you get, plate mainly filled with fries.
The three young ladies who served my friends and I over the course of approx 3 hours were wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble for them, they were polite and professional. I just wish I had taken their names!
Dear Jacqui, Thank you so much for your lovely words on our staff. We love them just as much as you and we hope to see you again soon. All the best, Coal Customer Service
Staff were wonderful
Dear James, thank you for your kind words on our staff and great review! We hope to see you again. Very best, Coal Customer Service
Excellent service - the waiter was really good, thank you. The food was all good, even the more difficult dishes.
What a fantastic , well organised and proactive waitress who served us at Exeter Coals yesterday, Tiffany clearly knows how to treat customers and as a result made our visit very welcoming and well worth every penny. we have booked up for next week , for another birthday treat. X thanks
Dear Alison, Thank you for your great review! We love Tiffany and the rest of our staff just as much as you do. We hope to see you soon Very best, Coal Customer Service
Great choice, good friendly service. Nice atmosphere.
Dear Rosie, Thank you for your great review and we hope to see you again soon. Very best, Coal Customer Service