Rendezvous Wine Bar

at 38-40 Southernhay East, Exeter, EX1 1PE United Kingdom

Wine bar, restaurant and gardens

Rendezvous Wine Bar
38-40 Southernhay East
Exeter EX1 1PE
United Kingdom
Contact Phone
P: 01392 270222


This lovely little independent wine bar is tucked away in Exeter's Southernhay quarter. One of the city's best kept secret little haunts... only for those in-the-know! Lots of interesting wines to try and yummy food to enjoy. Over 50 wines from around the world, many by the glass, and daily changing food menus to explore for lunch or dinner, offering uncomplicated tasty dishes made in-house using locally sourced produce. Rustic furniture, comfy sofas, open brick walls, and a warm welcome await you, not to mention the sunny gardens out the back which offer a perfect escape from the real world!

Opening time

  • Mondays: 12:00- 00:00
  • Tuesdays: 12:00- 00:00
  • Wednesdays: 12:00- 00:00
  • Thursdays: 12:00- 00:00
  • Fridays: 12:00- 00:00
  • Saturdays: 12:00- 00:00


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Lots of people are doing 'dry January'... Well, why not! It's perfectly doable... Dry white all the way I say!

Published on 2015-01-11 00:19:51 GMT

Happy New Year! Wishing everyone a fun-filled, delicious food-packed, yummy wine-fuelled 2015! We open again tomorrow, Friday from 12noon onwards... Pop in and say hi!

Published on 2015-01-02 00:14:32 GMT

Hope everyone is having a wonderful christmas and a well earned break... the Rendezvous team is also having a little rest after the xmas party crazy season so we are closed until noon on Fri 2nd Jan. Sorry to those of you who might be trying to escape the sales crowds and lunch with us... See you all in the new year!

Published on 2014-12-28 10:35:45 GMT

Very sad news I'm afraid about our beautiful copper beech tree in the wine bar garden... it has fungal disease attacking its roots which will potentially make it unstable and as such the council have determined it has to come down immediately. So it's a massive shock and a rather big operation... but the tree is being chopped down on tuesday. Such a sad end to this amazing tree which must have born witness to so much in its life... before much of Southernhay's buildings even existed! So all you tree huggers had better come and hug the tree while you can! Or just come and pay your respects with a sip of wine beneath its lofty boughs perhaps instead...

Published on 2014-11-21 16:46:54 GMT

Don't forget our Pinot Noir masterclass tomorrow eve 7pm £40 with a bite to eat afterwards! Explore the holy grail of grape varieties for growers around the world...

Published on 2014-11-18 09:36:28 GMT

Wine Tasting Alert! Join us for a delicious Pinot Noir Masterclass next Wednesday 19th Nov, 7pm start at the wine bar, followed by a simple bite to eat, a wild mushroom risotto to complement the Pinot! This is the holy grail of grapes for all wine makers... Highly temperamental to grow, but so worth the effort, it is revered across the world by wine lovers and vignerons alike for its expression of the terroir and the wine can display exciting and complex characteristics wherever it's grown... from Burgundy to South Africa, Chile to Australia! Join our wine guru Rebecca Mitchell AIWS for an exploration into this extraordinary grape variety. £40pp, advance booking only, 01392 270222, places limited.

Published on 2014-11-14 10:21:54 GMT

What a night! Thanks to all who came and partied the night away... Sore heads and sore feet all round it seems... But so totally worth it! X

Published on 2014-11-10 00:39:55 GMT

One more night to go... one more night of normality... one more night of this old year... and we'll be EIGHT tomorrow! Woohoo... Party time is 8pm kick off sat 8th nov, black tie, band on at 9pm, bar open til 1am. Join us to celebrate!

Published on 2014-11-07 23:57:37 GMT

Don't miss The Art Cupboard pop up event here at the wine bar this eve, showcasing works from local artists. Pop in and have a look... 4pm-7.30pm!

Published on 2014-10-29 16:03:24 GMT

How on earth did Friday come round again so quickly?! Only one way through this... And it involves wine!!

Published on 2014-10-10 08:35:47 GMT

Looking fwd to The Art Cupboard event here today 4pm-7.30pm - original works by Devon artists with RK Art & Devon Art Society, & some fizz!

Published on 2014-09-22 10:52:03 GMT

Rather excited... just confirmed the hugely talented Adam Westcott with Flamenco and Spanish Guitar for our next live music night, Fri 3rd Oct. Book early as tables are going fast!

Published on 2014-09-18 22:13:19 GMT

Happy Valentines Day! We're open for lunch today if you fancy treating someone special and you can't get a table this eve for love nor money...!

Published on 2015-02-14 11:03:40 GMT

Just been foraging at the Taste of the West Source show at Westpoint and found some interesting new ciders from a Somerset company called Perry's Cider... might need sone volunteer samplers shortly!! And also some funky teas... any volunteers? Don't all shout at once!!

Published on 2015-02-05 17:03:47 GMT

Ooh just booked the inimitable Maggie Reeday for live music on Fri 2nd Oct! And don't miss our wonderful guitarist and vocalist Alex Hart playing here next Friday 4th September from 7.30pm...

Published on 2015-08-27 10:23:22 GMT

Any cider aficianados out there? We're doing some local cider sampling this eve looking for new products to have on the bar! Do join us from 5.30pm...

Published on 2015-07-28 10:22:43 GMT

If your bbq plans have gone out of the window... or you can't face cooking tonight... we still have a few tables for dinner available! Call us on 01392 270222 to book.

Published on 2015-06-20 15:09:55 GMT

Live music this eve from newbie David Waller on guitar and vocals... Do come and join us from 7.30pm this eve! Pretty busy this eve, just two little tables left for dinner... Call us on 01392 270222 to book.

Published on 2015-06-05 07:33:20 GMT

We are hosting an exciting art exhibition tomorrow eve here at the RV 5-7pm, on behalf of Alkon Art, exhibiting wonderful works from local and international artists. We're open as normal all eve so please drop in for a gander and a glass of vino! The garden's looking gorgeous too so make the most of it while it's sunny! Hope to see you tomorrow eve...

Published on 2015-06-03 07:39:12 GMT

Fancy a relaxed evening of vino? Come and taste some lovely still and sparkling rosé wines this evening from our local vineyards... The Wine Tasting led by Rebecca starts at 7pm and tickets are £25 including cheese! Call us on 01392 270222 or just come in!

Published on 2015-05-27 16:23:22 GMT

We are Wine Tasting here tomorrow eve! We're celebrating English Wine Week with an exciting tasting of some very impressive and tasty rosé wines produced by our local vineyards... and boy do we have lots of yummy still and sparkling things to sample!! 7pm start. Advance tickets only as places are limited. Call us on 01392 270222 to book.

Published on 2015-05-26 14:37:30 GMT

NEWS FLASH! Front of house position available! We are looking for an experienced full time waiter/waitress to join our lovely team... Call us on 01392 270222 or email your cv to if you're interested!

Published on 2015-05-21 15:13:00 GMT

Looking forward to live music this Friday from the highly talented Alex Hart with her acoustic guitar and vocals... 7.30-10.30pm. Bound to be a fab night. Please join us!

Published on 2015-04-28 07:50:45 GMT

We still have a few tables for dinner this evening, but we're fully booked fri and sat eve now, sorry! Don't forget we have live music tomorrow eve with Maggie Reeday from 7.30pm. So come and prop up the bar! And have a fabulous fun-filled, wine-soaked, feast-fueled Easter!

Published on 2015-04-02 15:29:41 GMT

Ooh it feels like a Friday... the wine bar is buzzing... is it a late lunch or an early finish for the southernhay crowd...? Hmm gd question! But it's Easter, so it's time to relax!

Published on 2015-04-02 15:26:21 GMT

We have a vacancy for a Kitchen Porter at the moment... please spread the word! Part-time position 20-25hrs/wk

Published on 2015-03-21 00:35:42 GMT

Happy Friday everyone! Don't miss live music tonight... It's Spanish guitar with the highly talented Adam Westcott starting at 7.30pm.