Caravan Exmouth Market
Very good food, good atmosphere and great staff
The staff were very welcoming and accommodating - we were late for our booking due to a confused Uber driver, and had not been able to get through the restaurant. However, on arrival the staff at the restaurant quickly found us a table and were able to re-jig other bookings so that we were not rushed - which was much appreciated.
I really enjoy the food, but it was quite loud and it was difficult to listen to each other
Hi JesusM, Thank you for the review. We will look in to finding ways to reduce the noise levels. Hope to see you again soon. Mel
Lovely breakfast as always, can't really go wrong with this place. Will return (as I always do...)
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We will see you again soon.
Great food, particularly as I have a friend with allergies. They now have a chart specifically for allergy sufferers and went out of their way to advise him. Great place but a bit loud!
Lovely staff, DELICIOUS inventive food. Not so good for gluten free, but veggie better than meat dishes (although no complaints there either). Cocktails also wonderful.
Thank you, We're very glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We will always try and make our dishes gluten free where possible. Hopefully see you again soon.
Disappointing and over-priced food, over-crowded, very noisy. Overall very poor value.
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Great food and decent service.
The food was lovely but the waitress forgot some of our order and the cornbread came out cold. We were told one of the ice cream desserts was the same as affogato which it really wasn’t - vanilla ice cream with a scoop of very sickly sweet toffee sauce with the vaguest hint of coffee. The waitress also didn’t know or gave incorrect answers to questions about dietary requirements. The front of house manager guy was very friendly and gave much better service but the evening wasn’t quite as good as we had hoped. Would definitely return as the food and atmosphere is nice.
we thought we could get pizzas but then arrived and couldnt. Enjoyed the dinner in the end though!
We had a great meal with food wine and friendly service.
We very much enjoyed the food- fresh tasting and a lovely variety. The food came promptly- helpful as we were going to the theatre. Service was prompt and friendly. Convenient location of going to Sadlers Wells for a show. We would go back.
I would go more often if they were doing something about the sound insulation, its hard to have a decent conversation
I did really enjoy it much more than I thought I would- the service was impeccable: our waiter was very attentive, the portion sizes were perfect: we shared pretty much everything, every single dish was absolutely delicious and all the ingredients seemed perfectly balanced. We all agreed the best dish was the cod dumplings. I also appreciated the subtle darkness - made it all even better.
Great food, interesting menu. Music and background noise / acoustics were too loud to have a conversation. The service was very good.
Too noisy to talk. Very cramped tables. Food delicious. A pity.
Ate here before Sadlers Wells, sharing plates gave us just the right amount and food as good as ever. Lovely combinations of flavours and different from most places one goes. Highly recommended.
Service could have been more attentive, very slow at times. One of our meals was pretty bland but otherwise ok, not groundbreaking. We were a group of six and had a good time.
It’s such a shame that they allow smoking outside when they have all the windows does open. The whole restaurant ends up stinking of cigarette smoke which is not what you want while trying to enjoy Caravan’s lovely food.
I’ve complained several times to the staff there and they don’t really seem to care or even understand why it’s a problem.
We will not be returning to this branch because of this second hand smoke.
The food was great, the vibe was also just as good.
I'd definitely recommend this place to friends.
Great food and good value prices in a nice area of London. Really handy for Sadler's Wells theatre pre dinner
Go regularly as I love the food. Service is good too.
Great fresh flavours in the dishes with some classics as well as new recipes. All was served quickly and by friendly staff.
Overall a great experience. Eggs on avo tasted great but the sourdough was a bit under toasted/tough to cut
Main course was delicious the nicest main course I have had in ages - I booked again immediately !!!! 😀
Love this place! Delicious, creative cuisine served by friendly waiters. I loved some of the dishes so much, I bought the cookbook.
Paid £20 for cod (!) and it was the most boring dish I ever had. Cod with mushrooms that was still sitting in dirty water that the mushrooms had been cooked in. COD was fine in itself but nothing special and to charge £20 seemed insane. Definitely wouldn’t recommend. My friend had the cod too and hers was the same. Juice was nice but they stopped making blended juices at 4pm for some reason.
I had one of their bowls, it was really delicious but the portion was quite small.
Very nice food and helpful staff in terms of allergies.
First time trying this location - big fan of other locations. Although ambiance, venue and service are great, food missed the mark. Food was generally underwhelming, and some dishes had ingredients that did not compliment eachother. Would go back for cocktails and drinks, but would skip out on eating with so many other options on the strip.
Friday 9.20pm. The food - especially the halloumi and mushroom bowl and the cauliflower ‘small plate’ - was exceptional. The ‘cheesecake’ dessert - despite the absence of a cake base - was delicious. Food arrived promptly, but frequency of service dropped as the time passed. Not giving 5 stars because loud music and loud conversations of two parties bouncing off the polished concrete floors reduced our ability to hear each other (over a small table for 2) steadily to next to nothing. The food maybe looked good but it’s far too dark to see it. The place tried to cater both to cocktail parties and to diners. Got to have a look at the food in normal light on the pass in the basement, was n the way to the loos - it did look very nice under normal lighting.
Friendly staff and positioned in a nice spot alone exmouth market. We did have to wait quite some time for our drinks, arriving after our food came out, even though we ordered this almost as soon as we arrived.
Great food as always. Was disappointed however, to be told here on OpenTable that our preferred time was unavailable when the restaurant was, in fact, totally deserted.
I felt compelled to write this review - a near first for me - because of just how awful Caravan's food was. My boyfriend and I wanted a restaurant for a Saturday night date night with ambience and charm. From the exterior, Caravan seemed a fit and we felt fortunate to find a table. While the ambience didn't disappoint too much - the music and general 'vibe' were solid - the food was abysmal. The fries were frozen inside. The cauliflower was frozen outside. And the lamb meat balls tasted so strange we would have preferred if they had been frozen. Then they may have numbed the effect of the other two plates. The croquettes were passable, but likely pale in comparison to Waitrose' finest frozen assortment. Drinks - margaritas - went down okay, but unfortunately we couldn't gulp them fast enough to wash down the food - because getting a waiter's attention was as difficult has a taxi in a snow storm. All in all, a real bust, with a nice exterior.
Poached eggs were cold. Sent back, received 2 more cold poached eggs. Awful. Wanted to send back again although was with client and didn't want to make a fuss. Seriously bad. Like they'd been in a fridge.
The food and the service was good but the space was too noisy. The value for money is also not the best. We’ve been to better restaurants with better ambience for more value.
Good diner experience. All plates were very nice and tasty with real research in the combination.
The corn bread is a very nice surprise. Don't underestimate it. And so are the desserts. The ginger cake and the chocolate delice don't disappoint. I always judge the quality of a cuisine by the dessert and Caravan ticks the mark.
The service however could just slightly be improved (we received dishes even before we had our drinks and waited a while to order the dessert and pay the bill)
Really tasty and great atmosphere on a busy, sunny evening. Great service, pretty loud!
Food is always excellent, attentive but not over-attentive service, great atmosphere. More antipodean wines on the list would make it perfect.
Awesome and very creative