We offer regularly changing a la carte menus for lunch and dinner, alongside our ever-popular set lunch menu.

Join us for small and large plates, mouthwatering mains, tasty burgers and more! Changing daily specials also available.

Children’s menu available.

Take away fish and chips available on Friday nights.

Sample set lunch

Sample a la carte menu

Wine List


7.00am – 9am Monday to Friday

8am – 10.00am Saturday & Sunday


12pm-2.30pm Monday to Saturday

12pm-3pm Sunday


6.30pm-9.30pm Monday to Saturday

6.30pm-9pm Sunday

We accept the following major credit cards :-
Visa, Visa Debit, Maestro, MasterCard, Solo

Our bar:

Our Bar Menu is available from 12pm-2.30pm Monday through to Saturday.

10am – 11pm Monday to Saturday

10am-10.30pm Sunday

Traditional English comfort food with a contemporary edge

The Marquess of Exeter… one of the finest restaurants in the East Midlands – set in the heart of the beautiful Rutland countryside.

Brian Baker, Chef and Proprietor, has transformed The Marquess of Exeter into a gastronomic delight.  His dishes comprise traditional, unpretentious home-cooked fare with a contemporary twist – and plenty of finesse, flair and flavour.  And the extensive wine list, as well as a fine selection of real ales, spirits and soft drinks, offers the perfect accompaniment to complement your meal.

Furthermore, Brian and his highly skilled team source local ingredients, wherever possible, and regularly change the menus to really capitalise on the abundance of produce available.

With its relaxed, immersive atmosphere, an inviting, informal ambience, attentive service, and beautiful, well-appointed accommodation, The Marquess of Exeter is the perfect restaurant choice for a dining experience you won’t forget.  And thanks to a recent, and substantial, investment, The Marquess of Exeter now looks as fabulous as its food tastes.

To find out more about The Marquess of Exeter and fine dining in Rutland, please call 01572 822 477 or click here to send us an email.

Big groups or little groups at The Marquess of Exeter…

Big groups at The Marquess of Exeter… We will gladly cater for large gatherings and tailor-make food and drink options to suit your exacting requirements.  Regardless of whether you wish to celebrate in style with family and friends, or conduct a highly professional corporate event, The Marquess of Exeter is the perfect choice.

Little groups at The Marquess of Exeter… Snuggle up with friends and family in The Marquess of Exeter’s ‘Marquess Snug’.  Alternatively, why not escape the office with your colleagues for a few hours’ peace and quiet in our wonderful hideaway.

A superbly stylish setting for small, intimate parties or a highly professional corporate gathering for up to 14 guests, the ‘Marquess Snug’ is relaxed, informal and positively private.


About Brian Baker… Chef and Proprietor of The Marquess of Exeter

Brian Baker - Executive Chef

Renowned as one of the most distinguished chefs in Leicestershire and the environs, Brian has an enviable CV, including Criterion and The Abingdon, Kensington, before being hired by Elton John as his personal chef and later cooking for Valentino.

Why not try Brian’s speciality ‘sharing dishes’, such as the Grilled Rib of Derbyshire Beef, Bearnaise Sauce and Pommes Frites… a firm favourite with both new and existing customers.

To find out more about The Marquess of Exeter and fine dining in Rutland, please call 01572 822 477 or click here to send us an email.