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La Petite Maison - Exeter

La Petite Maison
35 Fore Street
Topsham
Exeter
Devon
EX3 0HR

Phone +44 (0)1392 873660

Type of Cuisine Modern British
Chef Douglas Pestell and Sara Bright

Lunch by arrangement
Dinner 7.00 - 10.00pm Tue-Sat

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Review of La Petite Maison, Exeter

Situated just a short drive from the centre of Exeter, Douglas, Elizabeth and Naomi Pestell's utterly charming, family-run restaurant has more than a touch of French auberge about it, and the building displays its heritage with white stucco, a bow window and a Dutch fireplace in the curiously curved main dining room.

Local ingredients are treated with care and the results are invariably on target. As summer turns to autumn, you might find starters such as Jerusalem artichoke soup with truffle oil or pigeon breast with cauliflower purée, bacon and game jus setting the tone. To follow, there might be medallions of venison served on a celeriac and potato rösti with salsify, caramelised pear, red wine and game jus, a feuilleté of wild mushrooms with creamy leeks or fillets of brill and monkfish with spinach bubble 'n' squeak, spaghetti of vegetables and chive beurre blanc.

Desserts are also true to the seasons – Bramley apple, sultana and crunchy walnut crumble with clotted cream or warm prune, cognac and almond tart with prune and orange compote, for example. There are wines from West Country vineyards on the admirable globetrotting wine list.

Also featured in: Good Food Guide.

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Additional Restaurant Information for La Petite Maison, Exeter

Vegetarian YesPrivate Parties YesChild Friendly Yes
Accepts Cards Yes

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