Boston Tea Party, 84 Queen St

I absolutely love going out for brunch, I don’t know why but I find it so much more exciting than any other meal out! It’s probably because most of the time I use the term brunch as an excuse to have a dessert as a main meal, pancakes at 6pm… “it’s fine it’s brunch!” So when I met my boyfriend Jack in town on a sunny Sunday in … Continue reading Boston Tea Party, 84 Queen St

Byron Hamburgers, Princesshay, Exeter.

It was now a few months ago that I saw a tweet somewhere in the twitter-sphere that said Byron Hamburgers were arriving in Exeter.  And what was the first thought I had?  BYRON ARE COMING TO EXETER!   So I was quite happy about this, but I had a few reservations given we already have a number of very nice burger restaurants in Exeter already. First impressions of … Continue reading Byron Hamburgers, Princesshay, Exeter.

The Magdalen Chapter, Magdalen Road

Being a student means that I don’t often have the chance to visit fine dining restaurants, not just due to the high prices but as the vast majority of my friends are also students, the opportunity doesn’t pass me by all too often. So when I was invited to lunch at The Magdalen Chapter, one of Exeter’s most exclusive restaurants, for an old work friends … Continue reading The Magdalen Chapter, Magdalen Road

The Old Firehouse, 50 New North Road

Tucked away in the corner of the city centre, sandwiched between two looming grey office blocks, is The Old Firehouse, Exeter’s own little secret garden. Walking through the flowered arched entrance you could be stepping back in time into the bustling beer garden, if it wasn’t for the fairy lights dotted around the walls. One of my favourite places to visit when back home in … Continue reading The Old Firehouse, 50 New North Road

Jack Sprat’s Cafe Restaurant, 18 The Strand, Dawlish

When most people think about Dawlish, most associate it with chips and takeaway by the beach on a summer’s day and not with a place to go for an evening meal. However there is a hidden gem along the main shopping street (The Strand) and it goes by the name of Jack Sprat’s. Now I’ve been to this place during the daytime for morning coffee … Continue reading Jack Sprat’s Cafe Restaurant, 18 The Strand, Dawlish

COMPETITION! Two pairs of tickets to Naked Wines tasting event: 22nd June

Do you know someone in your life who just loves wine? Not just LOVES it but appreciates all the grape varieties and the heritage of wine making? Well if you do, fancy taking yourself and them to the Naked Wine, Wine Tasting event on Sunday 22nd June at the Exeter University Great Hall? Naked Wines, an online wine retailer who supports independent winemakers from around … Continue reading COMPETITION! Two pairs of tickets to Naked Wines tasting event: 22nd June

Route Restaurant 303, A303 Yarcombe, Devon

As a frequent traveller on the A303 I have often passed what once used to be The Newcott Chef and has since been transformed into the Route Restaurant 303 (it has a twin in Cornwall on the A38) but to date had yet to go there. Well Friday saw me on my travels eastward again and this seemed to be the opportune place to stop … Continue reading Route Restaurant 303, A303 Yarcombe, Devon

The Beach Cafe, Dawlish

Eating Exeter welcomes Dr Steve Price to team as an official contributor! There are some days when you wake up in the morning and you just have the urge for a good fry up and Wednesday was one of those days. So with nothing in the fridge and the major advantage of living in a seaside town, daughter and I headed off in search of … Continue reading The Beach Cafe, Dawlish

Bickleigh Mill: The Bistro Restaurant & Bar – Sliders Night

The village of Bickleigh. It is geographically almost slap bang in the middle of Devon and sits on the River Exe like it has done since before the Domesday Book. Mentioned in that classic tome as Bicca’s Meadow – I wonder if Mr Bicca could ever have imagined Bickleigh being the destination that it has become now. In foodie circles, Bickleigh Mill has always been … Continue reading Bickleigh Mill: The Bistro Restaurant & Bar – Sliders Night

The Half Moon, Clyst St Mary, Exeter

Sunday lunches are quite a British thing, correct me if I am wrong but I don’t know of another culture that will insist on having roast dinners even in the middle of Summer whilst its baking hot outside.  But like many things in the culinary universe, it is very very easy to (excuse the French) f**k up. For a number of years the legendary Sunday … Continue reading The Half Moon, Clyst St Mary, Exeter

Dining at Highbullen Hotel, Golf & Country Club: Part 2/2

I don’t envy Dean Griffin, who is Head Chef at The Highbullen Hotel, Golf & Country Club.  Providing a menu that will satisfy the most demanding of high-end diners in The Devon View Restaurant, then a cheaper yet quality ‘pub-based’ menu for The Cellar Bar that is designed to appeal to those who want to pay gastro-pub prices, then a breakfast menu and bespoke menus for those shooting parties … Continue reading Dining at Highbullen Hotel, Golf & Country Club: Part 2/2