Review The Stable, Exeter

The Stable in Exeter opened just over a year ago in the new Guildhall Dining Quarter, and has proven itself as one of the most popular venues there. It boasts a fabulous rooftop terrace in the centre of the city, with pizza, pies and cider.

They take pride in fine food and locally crafted cider and set this within an alluring atmosphere- with over 15 locations in the UK. Every Stable has a different menu, depending on the ingredients and cider available locally. This is a great touch, and means no 2 Stable menus are the same.

A new menu was recently launched, and The Stable kindly invited me down to try it out for myself. Set in candlelight above the hustle and bustle of the Guildhall down below, it is the prefect setting.

We ordered a starter to share, the Pot of Gold!

A dipping pot of West Country cider, melted cheese, rosemary and garlic, served with sliced sourdough. It was literally heaven in a pot! The cheese sauce was so rich and delicious, and the cider wasn't too overpowering as a flavour. There was just the right amount for 2 people to share, an excellent starter! 

For my main I chose, The Steak Out Pie with beef, mushroom, stout & horseradish served with rosemary & thyme potato wedges, slaw and tomato chutney. The filling was packed with meat and a delicious sauce. I was a little disappointed that gravy wasn't an option on the menu, as it meant the pasty was left a little dry, and the chutney wasn't enough to balance this.The overall flavour of the dish was delicious, though!

My boyfriend had the Longhorn Jim Pizza which is marinated Longhorn ground beef, chorizo, field mushroom, mozzarella and red onions topped with smoked ham. The base was light and crispy and topped with plenty of flavour and toppings.

We were super full for the delicious starter and main, but wanted to have a little something for pudding. This Vanilla clotted cream ice cream was a heavenly, and the perfect pallet cleanser to a delicious meal.

We really enjoyed our evening and our time at The Stable, with the highlight being the pot of gold!

Atmosphere ***** Food ***** Service *****