RUBY takes GOLD at Taste of the West

RUBY Modern Diner at 74 Queen Street in Exeter has won GOLD at Taste of the West for the second year running.

Erin Allgrove from Modern Diners Ltd said,

To win this award once is great but two years in a row is fantastic. I’m delighted that the hard work of our team and the great provenance of our local suppliers has been recognised by Taste of the West.

The judges visited RUBY anonymously, in their feedback they said of their food,

All were beautifully presented and tasted delicious. Ruby definitely knows how to cook a burger. The pulled pork, prepared by the Ruby team, was really special. The food all seemed fresh and high quality. Our overall impression was of fantastic food and the meal exceeded our expectations.

The judges added in conclusion,

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience; delicious food in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with an evident commitment to local sourcing. The hot chocolate fudge sundae is what dreams are made of!


Taste of the West recognises the very best the region has to offer in terms of produce and hospitality. The awards programme has been promoting and celebrating South West food and drink for over 20 years and is the largest regional food awards in the UK.

About RUBY Modern Diner

RUBY brings a modern twist to the roots of the diner, serving fast food prepared with the finest, fresh local ingredients.

The RUBY menu offers smoky pulled pork, hot salt beef, real hamburgers, milkshakes, waffles, ice cream sundaes and fresh bagels. Local suppliers feature heavily and include Emma’s Bread at the Real Food Store, Exeter, MC Kelly, Hawkridge Dairy, Sandford Orchards, & Otter Valley Ice Cream.

For more information, images and interview requests please contact Erin Allgrove:

Email: Phone: 07528 848382 

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