‘What’s your beef’ Devon burger fans? New Urbanburger competition!

See your recipe served up on the menu at urbanburger, Exeter’s original burger restaurant Exeter’s original burger restaurant, urbanburger, is today launching the ‘What’s your beef?’ competition inviting people to create the ultimate burger and win a place on the menu. Recipes will be judged by a panel of food experts with the winning burger being included on urbanburger’s menu. In addition, to this accolade … Continue reading ‘What’s your beef’ Devon burger fans? New Urbanburger competition!

Emilee Tombs on World Gin Day @ The Magdalen Chapter

World Gin Day is not something to be taken lightly. There seems to be a day for everything, but for me, a day dedicated to the wonderful concoctions to be made with juniper is one that should truly be savoured. Imagine my delight then, when I received an invite to sample the very stuff at the Magdalen Chapter in Exeter. There couldn’t possibly be a … Continue reading Emilee Tombs on World Gin Day @ The Magdalen Chapter

Urban Burger, Queen St

A few months ago, the independent family run Urban Burger Restaurant invited Beer, Burger and Beyond (Eating Exeter’s side project) to come down and pay them a visit and sample some of the delights that can be found on their awesome menu.  Whilst there, I really really wanted a burger and at the time couldn’t quite bring myself to hit the brand new Smoke Shack … Continue reading Urban Burger, Queen St

‘Read Reviews’ page! Now all reviews are easy to find…

One thing I have been dying to do since Eating Exeter reached size enough to warrant it was to index the reviews in to some sort of easy glance page. It is an urge that I have now and again, being a librarian these things are inevitable. And that has now happened, head to ‘Read Reviews’ to see all of Eating Exeter’s reviews on one … Continue reading ‘Read Reviews’ page! Now all reviews are easy to find…

Powderham Food Festival 2014

What do you get when you combine a stately home, the best of local producers and a sunny October in Devon? The Powderham Food Festival of course!  I had the privilege of being invited along to this annual event on behalf of Eating Exeter and I have to say I was not at all disappointed. As you entered the main courtyard your sense where immediately … Continue reading Powderham Food Festival 2014

14th November 2014: Spooky Culinary Extravaganza @ The Great Fulfords at Cheriton Bishop

EDIT: This event has been moved to Friday 14th November A few weeks ago, Eating Exeter had the special opportunity to sample ‘Jonny Does Dinner’ serving Dinner In A Polytunnel at Trill Farm and absolutely loved it.  It was an amazing meal served in a fantastic location, ultimately a real treat for a foody who cares about his ingredients. Jonny Does Dinner has had a few … Continue reading 14th November 2014: Spooky Culinary Extravaganza @ The Great Fulfords at Cheriton Bishop

Green Sauce presents Funghi Night at The Rusty Pig, Ottery St Mary – 24th October

The Rusty Pig in Ottery St Mary is the venue for Tim Maddams’ Green Sauce to set up shop for a Pop-up night.  Tim previously worked as Head Chef at River Cottage, and can still be found teaching, writing for national rags and promoting ethical foods.  The Funghi Night looks like its going to be a spectacular evening, using foraged mushrooms to create a carnival of … Continue reading Green Sauce presents Funghi Night at The Rusty Pig, Ottery St Mary – 24th October

Easy Chicken and Pesto Pasta – Ideal for beginners

Our kitchen is about the size of a knat’s testicle and given the tiny amount of surface space we actually have, I am all for the student modus operandi when it comes to cooking.  There is no shame in using a jar of pesto opposed to fresh pesto that you make yourself, and I can’t start to say that it matches it in taste but … Continue reading Easy Chicken and Pesto Pasta – Ideal for beginners

100,000 views – Thank you!

So today marked a little milestone in the history of Eating Exeter.  We hit 100,000 views!  Its taken 3 years or so to get here, and for a blog that started as an idea three years ago between myself and Polly over a glass of wine, I think this is quite impressive. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the blog, to the restaurants and … Continue reading 100,000 views – Thank you!

Beer, Burger and Beyond – The latest!

Beer, Burger and Beyond has been a little quiet recently.  But recently the beer has been flowing and the burgers have been eaten (after a spell of being quite healthy and fiscally poor). The first adventure is a quick write-up of the North Devon Ale Trail, which we have done a few times, but this time we did an ‘edited’ version which included the better … Continue reading Beer, Burger and Beyond – The latest!

The Glorious Art House, Fore Street, Exeter

The Glorious Art House appeared on my social radar a few weeks ago over Facebook.  In fact a lot of new openings get to me via Facebook and often friends who recommend these things and thanks to one of my old friends, I became aware of its existence and through the few photos that I saw of it I immediately wanted to go look.  There … Continue reading The Glorious Art House, Fore Street, Exeter

The Pickle Shack is back! Some dates for your diary.

Josh and Jodie are certainly busy!  Eating Exeter reported on their Tapas and Cocktails evening at The Real McCoys Arcade a few weeks ago and loved it!  There more dates and oppurtunities to experience the cooking talents of Josh McDonald-Johnson in some unique and special locations. The next Grub Clubs will be held in Chagford (4th October), Ashburton (10th October) and Gittisham (1st November). Booking … Continue reading The Pickle Shack is back! Some dates for your diary.