Lunch menu

Served from 11.45am – 2.15pm

It is no wonder that Carriages has become such a popular lunchtime venue among restaurants in Exeter.

And no Exeter restaurant can compete with our famous Carriages carvery, which welcomes you every day of the week.


Marinated Green & Black Pitted Olives (V)(G) 3.00
Dipping Board of Rustic Bread (V) (GF) 3.00

Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

Calamari 6.50

Served with Lemon Mayonnaise and Salad Garnish

Duck Terrine 6.75

Duck Foie Gras and Pistachio Terrine with Toasted Rustic Bread and Hogs Bottom Red Onion Chutney

Moules Mariniere Starter 7.00Main 14.00
River Exe Mussels with a Creamy White Wine Sauce Served with Rustic Bread - Main served with a side of Fries
Nachos: Beef Chilli or Spicy Vegetable Chilli (V)Individual 6.75Sharer 12.50
Served on Tortilla Chips topped with Melted Cheese and Jalapeno Peppers with Guacamole, Sour Cream and Salsa Dips
Prawn Cocktail (GF) 6.75

Prawns in a Marie Rose Sauce Served on Mixed Leaves with Brown Bread and Butter

Soup of the Day (V) 5.25

Served with Croutons and a Warm Roll and Butter

Carriages Melon (V) (G) 6.50

With Elderflower Sorbet and Pomegranate Pearls

Thai Fishcake (G) 6.50

Thai Spiced Cod and Prawn Fishcake Served with Sour Cream and Sweet Chilli Sauce

Pastas and Salads

King Prawn & Avocado Salad (G) 12.50

Served with a Mango, Lime and Chilli Dressing and a side of New Potatoes or Fries

Piri Piri Chicken Salad 10.95

Marinated Chicken Served on Mixed Leaves and Drizzled with a Mint Yoghurt Dressing with a side of New Potatoes or Fries

Carriages Mac & Crab 12.50

Macaroni with White Crab Meat and Prawns Baked in a Gruyere Cheese Sauce and served with Garlic Bread or Salad

Vegetable Lasagne (V) 10.95

Triple Layered Lasagne with Mediterranean Vegetables and a Rich Creamy Sauce topped with Cheese and served with Garlic Bread or Salad

Mushroom Ravioli (V) 10.50

Porcini Mushrooms in Ravioli Pasta with a Creamy White Wine and Mushroom Sauce served with Garlic Bread


Our delicious carvery is renowned throughout the South West as one of the very best

Carvery (GF) 9.75

A choice of two succulent Roasted Meats served with a selection of Chef's seasonal Vegetables and Potatoes.

Vegetable Nut Cutlet (V) 9.75

Served with a selection of Chef's seasonal Vegetables and Potatoes

From the Land

Char Grilled Gammon Steak (G) 15.00

Topped with Pineapple and Fried Egg and Served with Mushrooms, Vine Tomatoes, Peas and Fries

Carriages Chicken 11.95

Corn Fed Pan Fried Chicken Breast with a Mushroom and White Wine Sauce served with Mashed Potato and Fine Green Beans

Steak & Guinness Pie 10.50

Braised Rump Steak and Mushrooms in a rich Guinness gravy, topped with a Puff Pastry Lid, served with Mashed Potato and Peas

8oz Sizzling Sirloin Steak (G) 18.00

Served on a Sizzling Skillet with Fried Onions and served with Mushrooms, Vine Tomatoes and Fries

8oz Char Grilled Fillet Steak (G) 22.00

Served with sauteed Mushrooms, Glazed Petits Onions, Rocket and Fries

Bernaise or Peppercorn Sauce 2.50

From the Sea

Fish & Chips 10.95

Doombar Real Ale battered Cod served with Chunky Chips, Peas and Tartare Sauce

Seafood Platter (GF) 14.50

White Crab Meat, Prawns in a Marie Rose sauce and shelled King Prawns served with Salad and a roll and butter

Thai Fishcakes (G) 12.50

Thai spiced Cod and Prawn Fishcakes served with Sour Cream and Sweet Chilli sauce and a side of Fries

Scampi 10.75

Deep fried wholetail Scampi served with Peas, Fries, Salad and Tartare sauce

Omelette Arnold Bennett 10.50

Smoked Haddock Omelette topped with Gruyere Cheese Sauce and served with a side of Fries or Salad


All of our burgers are served in a Pretzel Bun and served with Fries and Coleslaw

Gourmet Burger 13.00

8oz Beef Patty topped with melted Gruyere Cheese, Smoked Streaky Bacon, Onion Rings, Mixed Leaves and a Maple Glaze

The Blue Burger 12.00

8oz Beef Patty topped with Devon Blue Cheese, Hogs Bottom Red Onion Chutney and Mixed Leaves

Carriages Classic Burger 10.50

8oz Beef Patty with Mixed Leaves and Tomato

Chicken Burger 10.50

Cajun Spiced Panko Crumbled Chicken Burger with Mixed Leaves and a Lemon Mayonnaise

Vegetable Burger (V) 10.50

With Mixed Leaves, Tomato and Guacamole

Jacket Potatoes

Served with Salad and Coleslaw

Beef Chilli & Sour Cream (G) 6.95
Vegetable Chilli & Sour Cream (V) (G) 6.95
Tuna Mayonnaise (G) 7.50
Prawns & Marie Rose Sauce (G) 7.95
Melted Cheddar & Red Onion Chutney (V)(G) 6.75
Baked Beans Topped with Cheese (V)(G) 6.50


Served on White or Granary Bread with a Salad Garnish

Egg Mayonnaise (V) (G) 6.25
Roast Engtlish Beef & Wholegrain Mustard (GF) 6.45
Honey Roast Gammon Ham & Tomato (GF) 6.45
Prawns & Marie Rose Sauce (GF) 6.95
Turkey & Cranberry (GF) 6.45
Tuna Mayonnaise (GF) 6.45
Hawkridge Mature Cheddar & Chutney (V) (GF) 5.95
White Crab Meat & Lemon Mayonnaise (GF) 7.25

Wraps and Baguettes

Served with Salad Garnish

Rump SteakWrap (GF) -Baguette 9.75
Fried Onions and Melted Gruyere Cheese
Brie & BaconWrap (GF) 7.00Baguette 8.25
Cranberry Sauce
Chicken FajitaWrap (GF) 7.00Baguette 8.25
Shredded DuckWrap (GF) 7.50Baguette 9.00
Spring Onion, Cucumber and Hoisin Sauce

On the Side

Chunky Chips (V) 3.00
French Fries (V)(G) 3.00
Sweet Potato Fries (V) 3.50
Garlic Bread (V) 3.00
Garlic Bread with Cheese (V) 3.50
Roll & Butter (V)(GF) 2.00
Onion Rings (V) 3.50
Side Salad (V)(GF) 3.00

Please inform us if you have a food allergy that we should be aware of

(G) These Dishes are Gluten Free
(V) Vegetarian
(GF) These dishes can be created without Gluten upon request
– Please ask your server for the gluten free option when ordering