Cote Brasserie, Cathedral Green by Chris Gower

August 20th is our anniversary and this was the opportunity to go somewhere that had been recommended to us by more than one person. It definitely has a few fans by having a look at the feedback on Google and Facebook, including Latoyah at Sugar Pink Food. Cote Brasserie sits on the Exeter’s historic Cathedral Green within earshot of Michael Caines Abode and just a … Continue reading Cote Brasserie, Cathedral Green by Chris Gower

10 Questions: Jim Fisher from Exeter Cookery School

A few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to be invited to the launch of the Exeter Cookery School.  Headed up by Jim and Lucy Fisher, they are bringing the glamour of the Dordogne to our lovely little city.  The school is due to kick off in the autumn from their base on the historic quayside.  The full press release is here, and our write … Continue reading 10 Questions: Jim Fisher from Exeter Cookery School

Pizza & Nibbles at Artigiano

Fancy a bite to eat? Like Artigiano and its hip classiness? Then you’ll be stoked to find out that Artigiano has started doing Pizza!  Click here for the pizza menu The introduction of their Pizza and Nibbles menu a little while back is a further innovation for this beacon of good coffee and free wifi.  I was lucky enough to sample some of their pizza … Continue reading Pizza & Nibbles at Artigiano

The TABAC Taphouse, Queen Street

In the ‘real world’ my job requires me to work opposite Exeter Central at the large unnamed successful award winning educational institution that lies opposite the station, so The TABAC wasn’t a huge surprise for me as I watched with sadness as Whistle Wines became an ‘online only’ company. But was delighted to hear that Hamish Lothian, owner of The Fat Pig et al. was … Continue reading The TABAC Taphouse, Queen Street

River Cottage Summer Fair 2015

In this end of the South West, we are quite lucky really.  We have a number of popular culinary landmarks that any good foodie must visit at least once in their lifetime.  Gidleigh Park, Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant, River Cottage HQ, The Riverford Field Kitchen in Buckfastleigh are for me, those placecs in the popular food arena which foodies need pay homage to, sacrifice a … Continue reading River Cottage Summer Fair 2015

Rob Dawe at the Topsham Lock Keepers Cottage Cafe

You might remember a few months ago we were invited to sample one of Chef Rob Dawe’s Pop-up Restaurants at The Heart of Oak in Pinhoe.  It was a fantastic evening, and something which we enjoyed immeasurably. I’m happy to announce that Rob is going to be at The Lock Keeper’s Cottage Cafe in Topsham for a couple of weeks, from the 19th August until … Continue reading Rob Dawe at the Topsham Lock Keepers Cottage Cafe

The Pig & Pallet: Good Game’s new Deli Cafe

Exeter has a lot of cafes. It is definitely a hub of cafe culture in Devon, if not the South West, and it doesn’t seem to be relenting any time soon.  The newest, and certainly the most exciting to open for a while, is The Pig & Pallet which opened over the weekend on Topsham’s historic quayside.  The company behind this deli-cafe is Good Game, … Continue reading The Pig & Pallet: Good Game’s new Deli Cafe

Artigiano launches Create Your Own Cocktail Event

Create your own signature cocktail with Artigiano’s resident mixologists for the perfect night out in Exeter.  Artigiano, Exeter’s premier High Street Espresso and Wine Bar, who already offer entertainment with jazz on a Monday night and Acoustic Music Sessions on a Thursday, are launching the first create-your-own cocktail making experience in Exeter – perfect for those social events with a twist. Created for groups of … Continue reading Artigiano launches Create Your Own Cocktail Event

Artigiano ‘Create Your Own Cocktail’ experience: The launch event!

In the world of food blogging, you’re generally on your own when it comes to finding things to write about.  Luckily I get invited to bits and bobs, which involve a certain degree of organisation.  Ask Tori (wife, designer and blog assistant extraordinaire) what I am like with times and dates.  I thought the event kicked off at 7:00pm, but it was actually 5:30pm so … Continue reading Artigiano ‘Create Your Own Cocktail’ experience: The launch event!

Cream Tea at Bovey Castle Hotel

Guest blogger, Ditch Townsend, tastes the opulence in central Devon WH Smith bought the land on which his son built Bovey Castle in 1907. A luxuriantly lush hotel now, its granite-ballustraded rear terraces look out over part of their golf course, woodland, farm land on the hillside opposite, and even some moorland on its top. For less pleasant weather, the large, beautifully appointed dining room … Continue reading Cream Tea at Bovey Castle Hotel

Circa 1924, Exeter

When Harry’s Grill & Bar closed in Northernhay Place, it left available a prime spot for a restaurant. The inevitable march of Exeter’s chain restaurants had some worried that the site might be engulfed by some bland corporate named establishment… Enter stage left: James and Rob, founders of Circa 1924, a 1920’s inspired Steak and Seafood Restaurant that is raising the bar for casual-fine dining in … Continue reading Circa 1924, Exeter