Dine like you’ve never dined before at this indulgent, hidden gem just 20 minutes from Peterborough.
If you haven’t already visited the Exeter Arms in Stamford this is your calling to go, and you’ll thank me later.
Located on Stamford Road, Easton on the Hill is the restaurant, bar and rooms that offers a dining experience like no other.
The Exeter Arms offers a place to share and enjoy food with your loved ones – a sociable dining experience everyone will love.
Inside Exeter Arms
The Exeter Arms itself is deceiving, as it looks like any other pub from the outside, but the minute I walked through their doors I was welcomed by the friendly staff and drawn in by the restaurant.
This is far from a pub or any other restaurant.
Inside I’m welcomed with modern tables and chairs, dark coloured walks suiting the cosy atmosphere, unusual artwork throughout, cow print armchairs and a wine wall – yes a wine wall.
Not only do they have the main restaurant but also a semi-private dining room, bar area and a cocktail lounge full of quirky surprises.
The restaurant feels extraordinary from the minute you walk in, to the moment you say goodbye.
And if you don’t want to say goodbye just yet, the Exeter Arms also offer a small number of rooms for you to enjoy the night.
Mystery sharing dishes
I thought the restaurant had one of the most creative and intriguing menus I’ve ever come across, and I guarantee you will enjoy the glorious dishes being sent your way.
When looking through their menu they limit the detail described for each dish, which was a fun element of surprise.
They provide the ingredients, but the name of the dish or what it exactly comes with is a mystery.
They recommend a few dishes per person but it’s hard to know what to go for, although the staff are on hand to help.
Along with this, they’re there to help choose your wine pairings for your meal. Choose one from their wine wall or ask the staff what they’d recommend.
I opted for a white wine to accompany my meal but one of the staff members was there to guide me along the way in choosing my preferred tipple.
The dish portions are generous but not too large. They’re perfect for sharing between your other half or a group of friends, ordering around three each.
And as they mention on their website:“Exeter eats together”.
The creation and design of the food is phenomenal. It’s nothing like I’ve ever seen or experienced before and it makes the dining experience even more fascinating.
But it’s not just about the presentation, the flavours of the food are spectacular too.
Each new element on the plate provided me with a whole new flavour and taste.
The flavours work perfectly together, even flavours you might not think to pair such as a doughnut and beef.
Or the salmon with bread and buttercream ice cream or the Canele, winter fruits and duck egg ice cream.
Exeter Arms pushes the limits in flavours and taste providing the most extraordinary dishes that are far from anything I’ve ever tasted before.
I’d definitely recommend going for dinner if you like unusual flavours and enjoy the fun element of surprise.
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