Ruby Modern Diner to close in Exeter

With great sadness I have to announced that Ruby Modern Diner, or ‘Ruby Burgers’ is closing their doors in Exeter, but moving to Exmouth instead!  They were THE first restaurant to engage with this blog when we had just started five years ago, and we’ve worked with Erin and Dicky over the years as they’ve served some of the best burgers in Exeter.  Read our initial review of Ruby Burgers here.

The brainchild of Erin and Dicky Harrison, Ruby Modern Diner opened on Queen Street in January 2013 and was one of the first restaurants to bring the trend of American street food to Exeter.

Since 2013 Ruby has won several prestigious awards, including three Taste of the West Gold awards and Taste of Devon’s Best Takeaway 2014.

Ruby Modern Diner is closing its doors in Exeter on 3rd September and relocating to the sunny shores of Exmouth.

Taking over the kitchen at craft brewhouse The Grapevine, Ruby’s award winning burgers and the Grapevine’s huge range of craft beer and ales are a match made in heaven. The Ruby Kitchen will continue to serve much-loved Ruby classics including the Notorious PIG and Mutha Ducka as well as their famous $5 shakes.

Ruby Owner Dicky Harrison said

“We’ve have just had our first child Jasmine and have made a life choice to move the business to where we live in Exmouth. We’re proud to have blazed the trail of independent restaurants in Exeter and to have given so many local suppliers a platform to showcase their amazing produce, however we love the spirit of Exmouth town and think Ruby will fit right in!”


Courtesy of Ruby Modern Diner

Ollie Bainbridge, owner of the Grapevine added:

“This is so exciting for the Grapevine and Exmouth. Ruby’s awesome homemade and wholesome food is the perfect complement to our fantastic craft beer and ale selection. Exmouth is thriving, there are great bars and restaurants, beautiful beaches and it’s just 25 minutes on the train or a leisurely cycle ride from Exeter. We’re very excited to be joining forces and bringing Ruby to the seaside.”

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