Caravan Exmouth Market

4.4
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349 Reviews
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£25 and under
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Global, International
LOCATED ON A VIBRANT PEDESTRIANISED MARKET STREET, CARAVAN EXMOUTH MARKET IS A BRIGHT AND AIRY SPACE WITH GLAZED FRONTAGE ON TWO SIDES AND AN OUTSIDE TERRACE ON THE MARKET. SERVING OUR SIGNATURE WELL-TRAVELLED BREAKFAST AND ALL DAY FOOD AND DRINKS MENUS, ALONG WITH OUR FRESHLY ROASTED COFFEE FROM THE CARAVAN ROASTERY, OUR STYLE IS OPEN, RELAXED AND FRIENDLY. COME DOWN FOR A COFFEE WITH THE MORNING PAPER, A COCKTAIL AND SMALL PLATES IN THE EVENING AND ANYTHING IN BETWEEN!
What 349 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and decent service.

EV
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

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.

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1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

we thought we could get pizzas but then arrived and couldnt. Enjoyed the dinner in the end though!

c
London
34 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal with food wine and friendly service.

KE
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

T
London
56 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I would go more often if they were doing something about the sound insulation, its hard to have a decent conversation

AH
London
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

SW
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, interesting menu. Music and background noise / acoustics were too loud to have a conversation. The service was very good.

F
London
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Too noisy to talk. Very cramped tables. Food delicious. A pity.

JJ
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

DH
London
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

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.

LK
London
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was great, the vibe was also just as good.
I'd definitely recommend this place to friends.

VA
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and good value prices in a nice area of London. Really handy for Sadler's Wells theatre pre dinner

M
Hertfordshire
10 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Go regularly as I love the food. Service is good too.

c
London
34 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great fresh flavours in the dishes with some classics as well as new recipes. All was served quickly and by friendly staff.

JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall a great experience. Eggs on avo tasted great but the sourdough was a bit under toasted/tough to cut

LE
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Main course was delicious the nicest main course I have had in ages - I booked again immediately !!!! 😀

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place! Delicious, creative cuisine served by friendly waiters. I loved some of the dishes so much, I bought the cookbook.

H
London
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

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.

P
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I had one of their bowls, it was really delicious but the portion was quite small.

SK
London
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice food and helpful staff in terms of allergies.

LF
London
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

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.

ES
London
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

AJ
London
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

RE
London
10 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

OT
1 review
Reviewed on December 10, 2018
Overall 3food service ambience

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.

G
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

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.

N
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

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.

l
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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)

J
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really tasty and great atmosphere on a busy, sunny evening. Great service, pretty loud!

LM
London
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food is always excellent, attentive but not over-attentive service, great atmosphere. More antipodean wines on the list would make it perfect.

h
London
163 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Awesome and very creative

i
London
169 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food is amazing but service/price isn't the best possible

PV
London
41 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Four of us went for dinner on a Friday night. All the food was sooooo tasty and the atmosphere was great. Service was efficient and friendly enough I guess.

Smaller than the Kings Cross one but food equally good. Would recommend.

E
London
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food! GET THE BURRATA YOU WILL BE SO GLAD YOU DID!!!!

VA
London
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Caravan is one of my fav places to meet friendsor go on a first date :)

LS
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great space and lovely ambience. Really enjoyed the food and service. Would definitely go again.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I had the Caravan fry up which was excellent. Good service in a relaxed environment. Excellent for brunch.

T
London
56 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

Every time I go to this Caravan I remember why I have not been for a while. The place is just to noisy and its almost impossible to have any form of conversation.
Besides that the food is always amazing but it would be great if they were to do some sonic insulation work.

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