Eat out in Exeter on a student budget

Students can dine for £8 or less at these Princesshay restaurants

Student life is all about good times on a tight budget. If eating out is an essential part of your social life, head to Princesshay for some of the best foodie deals in Exeter. From super student discounts to fairly priced menus where everyone can eat well for less, EATS! has rounded up five of the best restaurants to visit when you don’t fancy cooking.




With breakfasts big and tasty enough to cure the worst of hangovers, head to Coal for some post-night-out nourishment. You’ll be able to tuck into a full English or fluffy American-style pancakes for less than you spent on a round of drinks the night before. And with 25% off for students on other food, Coal’s also got you covered if you decide to visit later in the day.


Sometimes only a burger will do. On those days, head to Byron, whose self-proclaimed ‘proper hamburgers’ are the perfect way to celebrate a weekend off lectures. The Classic is an affordable feast at £6.95, but there are a whole range of insanely delicious options on the menu including craft beers, super thick shakes and epic sides.

YO! Sushi

Sushi fans on a student budget should sign themselves up to YO! Sushi’s news emails where you’ll then receive a unique code that’s valid in all YO! Sushi restaurants – show it along with your student card when you pay, and you’ll get a tasty 25% discount. The offer is valid from Tuesdays to Fridays as well as Sundays.


Next time you’re running late for an early lecture and don’t have time for food, treat yourself afterwards with one of Giraffe’s £5 Happy Brekkies. Enjoy breakfast and a regular hot drink for the fiver in your pocket any day of the week. Choose from bacon and eggs on sourdough toast or the morning po boy – cumberland sausage with muddled egg, baby spinach and red chillies in a soft baked roll with a Louisiana spicy sauce with garlic aioli.


Top of the food chain for many a hungry student – who can resist a cheeky Nando’s? There’s something on the menu for every budget, from snacktastic £3.95 quarter chicken portions to mega-sized sharing plates suitable for sharing with housemates and splitting the cost. Bottomless soft drinks and frozen yoghurt sweeten the deal.