Jasmine Thai Restaurant

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 8 reviews )

153 Fore St, Exeter, England, EX4 3AT

Serves meat, vegan options available. Extensive vegetarian menu, and most meat-based dishes are available as veg by request. Uses local ingredients. Seats 80. Free Wi-Fi. The owner is vegan-aware. Open Mon-Thu 12:00pm-2:00pm, 6:00pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sun 12:00pm-2:30pm, Fri-Sat 6:00pm-10:00pm, Sun 6:00pm-9:30pm.

Categories: Ovo, Thai, Beer/Wine, Delivery, Take-out, Non-veg

8 Reviews

First Review by Olivia Sam

excellent food, slow service on a Saturday night - Edit

The food here was excellent and there were so many vegan options on the menu it took me longer to choose than my omni husband, for a change. Service was slow on a Saturday night and the staff were run off their feet. They really could do with an extra pair or two of hands to sort out drinks, clear tables, etc. But my husband had previously visited on a week night and said the service was good. I really recommend this place for a great vegan meal.

Pros: Cuisine, Variety of vegan dishes

Cons: Slow service on a Saturday night

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Great Thai food - Edit

We've been a couple of times now and had the set vegan dinner and eaten from the menu. Both times the food was full of flavour and texture and had our meat eating friends looking at our plates enviously. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly and the service is paced just right so you can spend an evening there and not feel rushed.

Pros: Great city centre spot, Really good choice of food, Very generous portions!

Cons: Not cheap but you get what you pay for

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Tasty - Edit

We recently ate at the Jasmine Thai restaurant and the food was really good. There are so many vegan options, it took a long time to decide! One of us had the Thai spaghetti which were a bit bland, but this was just our personal taste - the other dish was a lot spicier.
The food was a bit on the pricey side, but then again the whole of South England appears to be pricier than Scotland anyway.
The restaurant was very busy the whole evening, so reserve a table to avoid disappointment.

Pros: Very tasty, Big choice of vegan dishes

Cons: Quite expensive

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Amazing!! - Edit

This restaurant is actually amazing and might be my new favorite restaurant for taking omnis too but still getting great vegan options!

Such a large selection I was spoiled for choice and didn't know what to have, ended up having vegan Pad Thai with gorgeous tofu and then because my friend and I couldn't decide on dessert shared the apple fritters and another dish with tarrow root and sticky rice as well as delightful strawberry Daiquiri sorbet (greedy guts that we are)

desserts where served with Swedish Glace icecream :3
so so yummy, dinner I've had in a while and the staff were amazing and informative at dealing with my OCD and assuring me of everything, the owner (vegan) even came to talk to me!

It was brilliant and had a great atmosphere, good value and well worth the money. Will definitely go back!

Pros: Gorgeous Food, Delightful Staff, Great atmosphere, wonderful

Cons: none

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Delightful Vegan Food - Edit

Lots of choice for Vegans from the menu & very knowledgeable staff, for example, ensuring the cooking oils were free of fish/ shrimp. Certainly not true of other establishments that lack understanding of Vegan requirements.

I had a traditional Thai green curry - delicious and good portion size followed by the banana fritters.

Jasmine Thai now deliver as well so very convenient to order and 15% less than eating in, so, even better value.

Given that the proprietors are Vegan it is disappointing that the student city of Exeter can't support a wholly Vegan restaurant and put Jasmine Thai on the map as a leader in cruelty free food.

Pros: Lots of choice, Delivery

Cons: Serves animal products

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Tasty food, great service - Edit

I was treated to a birthday meal here on Thursday. We had the vegetarian starter platter to share and then shared two main course dishes.

The presentation was beautiful, with pretty carved flower and leaf arrangements on every dish. There was a slight mishap when I wondered what the flower was made out of (the leaves were obviously carrots), took a bite and it turned out to be raw potato! I think they're missing a trick by not either making those out of turnip/radish or deep frying them if they're going to use potato. A deep fried potato flower would have been the highlight of my dining year!

The starter platter was pretty good. All freshly cooked, crispy, nice dipping sauces. The samosa with mushroom was probably the highlight for me, some of the other flavours were a bit too similar, but the textures were the best part, I love crispy fried stuff and I never deep fry anything myself.

The main dishes had very nice flavours too, particularly the crispy tofu in peanut sauce. I could have done with a few more veg with the noodles, but I liked that you could customise them with little optional dishes of chopped peanuts and chilli flakes.

The service was quick and had a really genuine-feeling friendliness. I appreciated that they told me the complimentary mints at the end of the meal were vegan without any prompting.

If I go back to Exeter I would return, if only to try one of their desserts, as it's very unusual to get so much vegan choice in an omni restaurant! I couldn't quite make room this time.

Pros: Great service, Tasty, customisable food, transparent menu

Cons: A bit pricey

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Great vegan friendly restaurant! - Edit

We've been to Jasmine Thai twice while on a week's holiday in Devon. On both occasions the food was amazing,with the Gaeng Panaeng Tao Hu (vegan thai red curry with peanut sauce and deep fried tofu blocks) being a particular favourite. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, and are happy to help vegetarians and vegans make choices from the varied menu. We only wish we lived closer to Jasmine Thai, because we could happily eat there on a regular basis. We'd like to give Jasmine Thai five "Happy Cows" (they deserve them), but can't as Happy Cow won't let us due to the restaurant not being purely vegetarian. We whole heartedly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the Devon area. We look forward to eating there again when we are next in the South West.

Pros: Excellent vegan food, Very friendly and helpful staff, Vegan owner gives vegans 100% confidence

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Jasmine's Thai rocks - Edit

On a recent trip to Exeter I managaed to find Jasmine's Thai restaurant. Having struggled to find vegan food in the UK Jasmine's was a pleasant surprise. Whilst the restaurant was not completely vegetarian the owner is a vegan which meant that not only where there ample vegan choices but the staff understood the requirement of having no animal products in the food. My partner and I ended up ordering the vegetarian banquet for 2 and 3 additional dishes, knowing that we would be taking much of it home as left overs. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious and particular favourites were the Tom Kha Hed Mushroom soup, the Panaeng Tao Hu bean curd red curry and the vegan Phad Thai noodles. I would highly recommend Jasmine's to any vegans or vegetarians visiting the area and would give it 5 cows but unfortunately the happy cow web site will not let me give above 4 cows to a restaurant that is not completely vegetarian - very sad since I think they deserve it.

Pros: great food, friendly and knowledgeable staff, nice atmosphere

Cons: none that I could see

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JasmineExeter 08 Mar 2012 - Thank you for the great review. We're glad you enjoyed the food :-) Jasmine Exeter  

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