Spoken

4.4
156 Reviews
£25 and under
Mediterranean
Welcome to Spoken! The UKs best spirits bar in a modern mediterranean setting. Serving cocktails, fresh food 7 days a week and in a quirky relaxed atmosphere.

PLEASE NOTE that due to demand, all reservations are for FOOD ONLY for INSIDE SERVICE ONLY. Outside tables are on a first-come-first-served basis and cannot be reserved.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
What 156 people are saying
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Mackers
3 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was a our first visit to Spoken and 4 of us were looking forward to the Tapas and we were not disappointed! The food was most enjoyable and the portions were generous.
There were several drinks shown on the menu but were not available. At the end of the meal we were looking forward to coffee only to be told the machine was broken and there was no coffee.
Overall a great evening.

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JulianG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Stopped off for lunchtime tapas and certainly weren't disappointed. The quality was excellent and the portion sizes were generous. All in all, really good value. Would happily eat here again. Nice friendly staff too.

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BrianE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service made the night most enjoyable

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EnzoB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent food,drinks ,service lovely ambiance inside & out 👍😀

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EasyFred
London
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lively tapas place, with more of a bar/bistro vibe than a restaurant. Reduced menu due to capacity during COVID, but the food standard was still very high. Highly recommend the crab croquettes, and the chorizo was amazing

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RobinB
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A limited menu due to staffing issues with the covid restrictions but wouldn't have noticed. Sat in the outside tables with this weekends weather was just perfect. Only the tapas/small plates available but these were very well cooked and seasoned. Great choice of beers and Spirits. Cant wait to make another visit

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ClareS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the “early bird” offer and would highly recommend the tapas

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Beth
Bristol
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely bar for drinks and food, staff so welcoming and friendly. Lovely atmosphere with great seating inside and outside. Would highly recommend!

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SueC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All the staff were excellent, friendly and efficient. The menu was really interesting. Me and my daughter had the tapas, the baby squid was excellent and very authentic the tomato bread not so good. Overall it was a really good experience. Food was delicious, staff were brilliant, atmosphere was great

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JackieT
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a bite to eat. The Tapas were really tasty, recommend the Pan con Tomate with Sardines, delicious! The staff were all really friendly and efficient.

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DownhamC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Spanish tapas tasting as good as in Spain...and I lived there for 7 years

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KarisD
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and it was amazing service and great foot

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AnthonyM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The best tapas I have ever eaten, bar none. You must go and enjoy!

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FionaC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Booked for birthday meal for my adult daughter, her partner, two year old daughter and my husband and I. Very friendly staff with excellent service and food was lovely. We were advised on booking that although children welcome there was no child menu but we ordered a hake and chips main for her to share and we ordered various tapas. Do think they are missing a trick as could do some simple child friendly tapas type dishes for fussier children such as fish or chicken goujons. Would definitely book again if ever in the area.

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SueD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place, loved the cocktails and super friendly staff. Would defo be back.

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JamesG
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service, lovely drinks and ace food. Staff knowledgeable.

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DominikaP
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and friendly service, delicious food and top notch cocktails. Thank you for making our date night special.

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Neet
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food with vegan and GF options. Real ale available too which was great. Our waitress was so friendly and went out of her way to make sure our dietary needs were catered for. Large portions. Would absolutely recommend eating here.

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JulieC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a selection of tapas - all extremely delicious. A good bottle of wine too, but not pricey. Thorougly recommended.

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AdamV
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Almost perfect, but'd they run out of chicken!

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DineasIcan
Manchester
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had the deal for 6 tapas & 2 drinks which was good value. The quality of the food was excellent. We ate inside and it was a nice atmosphere
They could have been more attentive and we might have had more. I think the waiting staff were also having to wait on tables outside as well.
Definitely would recommend.

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ColinA
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was lovely to be back out again and Spoken was a great place to start. Great food and excellent service. Would highly recommend

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BillK
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Arrived at 8pm and the drinks arrived slowly but ok. Went to order some food, so decided to order a number of small plates and 3 large plates but out of the 4 large plates, they had no chicken kebabs, all sold out!
So decided to order just small plates.
This took nearly an hour to arrive but they did over up free bread and then free olives and finally a free bottle of wine.
Food arrived at 9:15 but the calamari was just bits, so we sent this back and it was removed from the bill.
It didn’t seem busy in side but the tables around us all had problems, including one table that arrived 15 minutes before us but only just received the food before us.
All in all we had a laugh but that was because of the drinking on an empty stomach.
How can you get it so wrong??

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KerryL
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was a little dry. Our waitress kept taking her mask off to talk to us, which we felt was not appropriate. The food was tasty but the chicken we had on our skewers was a little too dry.

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Oby01
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Service was slow and had to catch waitress eye a few times to ask for drinks etc. Left with dirty plates in front of us - didn’t clear even when desserts arrived. Food was fantastic though. Waitress was very nice - just very busy and not enough people working I feel.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great menu, friendly and efficient service. So good we’re coming back in couple days!

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Cookie
Jersey
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with unusual meals which were utterly delicious. Would definitely visit again

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loobylou
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We ordered two chicken hanging kebab, they were delivered to our table within 10 minutes of ordering so had obviously been pre cooked because chicken would take longer than 10 mins to cook. they were luke warm and the chicken was so dry.
The potatoe bravos that acconmpanied the kebab were also luke warm and were like mush.
We both left 3/4 of the meal but this was not picked up by the staff member taking our full plates away, we were in and out of this restaurant in 45 minutes.
we were only asked how our meal was once we paid the bill and we did tell them we were not happy with food we had, the staff member did apologise at this point and we were told they would let the chef know. No discount was offered to be taken off our bill.

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Izzy
Cornwall
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh food, brilliant service and great drinks - what more can you ask for .

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CraigD
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time of going as fancied somewhere different. Fantastic service, had to change booking time as we were running late but this was not a problem and all confirmed by email before arrived and was no hassle. Ordered a variety of dishes to share between us and was not waiting long before we tucked in. Food was hot, cooked perfectly and very tasty. Reasonably priced for food and drink, definitely worth it.

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Rich
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little restaurant, food was very good and service was excellent! Recommend 👌🏻

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CHLOK
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience at Spoken. Wonderful food, ambience and cocktails. The service was impeccable.
Will be visiting again.

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KylieR
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with my daughter before school started back.
It was divine.
I had the lamb burger and pornstar martini.
She had the pizza bread special.
They made her a non alcoholic cocktail also fab.
Finished with Ice cream and a expresso coffee on top wow!
Thank you

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Lindsey
Cornwall
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good staff, great drinks. Probably my favourite place in Exmouth.

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MelissaD
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing , we had the chicken kebab it was delicious so soft and taste unreal and the lamb burger was insane !!! We come 2 days out of our 4 day holiday it was that good ! I had the prawns they was lovely only thing I’d recommend is a kids menu x

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Lucpul01
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the venue however only 4 main meals on the menu and one of those had sold out. Main meals were fish and chips, burger, ribs had sold out and something else I can’t remember! Not a place for children to eat, teens possibly so at a push. Rest of menu was tapas. Fine for adults but still not much menu choice if you’re after a proper meal. Great drinks though in nice location in the square. Food okay price wise. Not sure we will visit again.

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Shaz
Bath
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and drink was lovely, had a variety of the tapas. We were offered water for the table but it took a little while before getting glasses for it

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Eileen
London
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and setting are very good, and the service is outstanding. Kelly is particularly welcoming, efficient and lovely. All the staff know their jobs and show a level of initiative which is important for the customer experience.

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Twills
London
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic tapas and great service!

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MandyM
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Tapas menu is so nice well worth a go.although when we went some had sold out ( they were very busy)what we had was lovely we will definitely be back

FAQs

Spoken offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01395 265228.

Spoken is rated 4.4 stars by 156 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.