The Engine Room
Food is very impressive. It's a lovely menu and offers very tasty food. Have been many times and cannot fault it in any way.
The menu has recently changed at Ocean and it is a great improvement. The quality of the meals was excellent and so was the service. And the views are the best in Exmouth!
The food was unflavoured and cold. Not enjoyable in the slightest. My family and I left feeling rather Ill. It was as if the only flavour they knew was salt. The only thing edible was the chips. Wouldn’t recommend.
Hi Kia, Thank you for your review, It really doesn't seem to fit in with our other reviews or any of the dishes I have personally tried on our menu. Did you speak to any of the team regarding your experience, or just go straight for a scathing review? I was available all day on Sunday and would have happily engaged in a conversation with any guest who's experience did not meet with my or their own expectations. I would be happy to discuss at any point.
Portion sizes not great.
Dips tasted off.
Kids meals were very small (toddler sized).
Children’s meals not great, fish was lovely. Service and atmosphere was excellent.
Hi Lee, Thank you for your honest review! Please don't hesitate to tell us what we could do to make our children's meals more appeasing? We value all feedback and act on it where we can!
Good views and great contemporary venue but the best was the service.
Jimmy and the team were amazing. They greeted us on arrival and took really good care of us during the whole meal. They really do make the difference to your experience. Chilled and relaxed atmosphere and excellent service. Highly recommend.
Hi Cova! Thank you for such a wonderful review! I will be delighted to share it with the team! We really hope to see you all again soon!
The staff really couldn’t do enough for us. I was so impressed to see the staff so passionate about the venue they work in.
We were there for my aunties 70th birthday party last Saturday 25th July at 1pm.
Well done to all involved. You made us feel very welcome and we are looking forward to returning again soon.
HI Jason, Thank you for such a lovely review! We will pass your comments on and we really hope to see you again. Jimi is a superstar and he will be delighted to read your note!
Lovely food and superb service. Nothing was too much trouble.
Food was ok (my fish of the day sea bass with rosti was a tad oily and the kids' pizza was a little dry). But service was excellent and the restaurant has definitely taken the right steps to make everything safe and assuring.
The food was excellent and staff could not have been nicer or more helpful.
Only criticism was banging door leading to kitchen which my elderly mum struggled with.
Incorrect drink served.
Meal delivered did not have all items paid for
The best Sunday roast I have ever experienced. Really 5 star quality. Subtle flavours, perfectly presented, would have been what you expected in an expensive Hilton hotel.
Congratulations to the kitchen.
Very friendly staff and a wonderful Sunday roast. Highly recommend!
Nice spacious environment.
Good food and drinks.
Excellent experience as usual even in these testing times. Very smooth running by all concerned. The steak was amazing!
Great food, staff very friendly. Child friendly! Great for a quick meal out!
Excellent location. Great food and service. Definitely worth visiting.
Glad to be able to get back in and have some food here.
Very welcoming and plenty of space for our party of 5. Food and drinks were ordered easily and very tasty. Will use again next time we’re in the area.
Great service, staff very friendly, food was excellent overall 5 out of 5
Pleasantly surprised by the high quality of the food - really good! Staff were really polite and friendly, and social distancing observed. Recommended!
We were taken care of very well, all diners spaced out and not mixed. The manager (Justine) came round when we first got in there to see how we were doing and if we felt comfortable and if there was anything else they could do for us. Food came quickly and was very good, all 4 of us ate very well, pizza was delicious.
Pet friendly too.
Would go back again definitely.
Wooden slab that my burger came on wasn't wide enough. My fries and bits of burger kept falling off. Onto the table but overall had a really nice time. All the staff were amazing!!!
Simply fantastic. I had the chopped salad, and was very happy! Unfortunately, no alcohol, but will definitely be back.
Fab night , will be back............................
We booked a table for 8.15 thinking it would be busy, there were about 3 other tables there. At 9.15 the staff were cleaning up around us making it obvious they wanted to leave! We asked when they close and he just stood looking at the other staff, then we asked if they wanted us to leave and he said yes!! So we did. Pretty bad to be honest.
Delicious meal served quickly. Good was hot and cooked really well. Impressed with speed of service. Lovely quiet place to eat solo.
Great food and excellent customer service, the staff are very polite and could not do enough for us.
Fairly basic food that was beautifully prepared and swiftly served. Excellent friendly and informative welcome, and tasty grub. Exactly what we wanted.
Awesome food, ambiance, service and more. Great place for dinner.
We celebrated our anniversary to the day that we got married upstairs. I would say that when we first arrived we were not that impressed with the reception given and the table allocated that we had booked a while ago. However, the staff moved us and we were happier with our seat. The menu doesn’t look that impressive but we both opted for steak and it was Brilliant. Lovely, tender, cooked to perfection and great value. If they sorted the service, and the reception given we would of given 5 stars across the board.
Despite booking a table in advance through OpenTable and having a reservation number, we were told at the door no table had been booked for us. We were found a table close to the bar. Meal could only be described as average and the Jazz group performing were not as good as we are used to in Brighton. I wouldn't return.
Usual great service but drinks very expensive, which stops me going more.
The service was extremely friendly and efficient.
Very impressed from our first visit. Would definitely use again when visiting exmouth.
We booked to eat at The Engine Room for Mother’s Day as a 1/2 way meeting point. Mum lives in Tavistock and we live in Bristol. We used OpenTable to search for restaurants in Exmouth and the we spotted The Engine Room and recognised exactly where it was and it’s proximity to other amenities to keep the kids happy, so we made the decision to book. One of the deciding factors were the pictures on the OpenTable page header which shows lovely Roasted Carvery joints and a selection of fresh roasted vegetables, and we all love a good family roast!
However, when we arrived there was no sign of a Carvery counter, and other guests were eating burger’s & Chips etc. So we sat at our reserved table and looked at the menu, expecting perhaps to see a Sunday Roast option.... sadly we were very disappointed!! The Engine Rooms Menu was in fact made up largely of burgers & fish & Chips. We discussed leaving and going to look elsewhere, but knowing it was Mother’s Day we thought we might struggle, so we stayed put.
Having said all of the above, we ordered various dishes.. Scampi, beef Burgers, Chicken burgers, calamari and sausage & mash. On the whole the food when put in front of us was very good. Decent portion sizes, plenty of flavour and not too expensive.
In summary, would we eat there again... yes, when wanting food from a pub that specialises in Burgers!!
Suggestion: Please update your photos on OpenTable as they are mid-leading / false advertising.
Lesson Learned: Make a phone call and check the menu options are what you are looking for when booking.
The food was fine, would have been good if our table was set up and ready though. Kids meals came out last, strange policy
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OpenTable ダイナー38名によるThe Engine Roomの評価は4.3☆です。