Burger Fest to open in Exeter (where Casa Maroc used to be)

Its old news that Gourmet Burger Kitchen opening in the Guildhall’s new Dining Quarter. But, did you know (thanks to the Express and Echo) Burger Fest is opening in Exeter. They started off in Torquay, they’ve just opened in Taunton and soon they’ll be opening in Bartholomew Street East, opposite Mary Arches Street Car Park. This means that with GBK as well, Exeter will have a … Continue reading Burger Fest to open in Exeter (where Casa Maroc used to be)

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 Nourish Festival returns to Bovey Tracey

Nourish Festival makes a triumphant return to the streets of Bovey Tracey (scroll down for a video!) Nourish festival of food, craft and music, Bovey Tracey Music: Fri 4 & Sat 5 September Food & Craft: Sat 5 Sept Following the commercial and critical success of the first Nourish Festival last year, Bovey Tracey will once again host some of the region’s top food producers and craft … Continue reading The Nourish Festival returns to Bovey Tracey

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

Deliveroo Arrives in Exeter

Now and again I get to work with some awesome companies and brands who I think will benefit diners in Exeter.  Recently I have been lucky to be able to work with two different companies who are looking to benefit dining in Exeter through a well thought out and genuine service. Like me, you might be partial to the odd take-away, a sneaky Burger King … Continue reading Deliveroo Arrives in Exeter

Exeter/Devon Food Bloggers (a conversation starter for @DevonFoodHour) #devonfoodhour

Food Blogging can be as lonely or as social as you make it.  Generally speaking there are lots and lots and lots of food blogs on the internet, some of them updated regularly and others might be more sporadic but no less loved.  I don’t often get to talk to other food bloggers myself (Vicki from FreeFromFairy helps organise the Devon Bloggers Network) as I … Continue reading Exeter/Devon Food Bloggers (a conversation starter for @DevonFoodHour) #devonfoodhour

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!

EXETER COOKERY SCHOOL TO OPEN ON HISTORIC QUAYSIDE

The brainchild of Jim and Lucy Fisher, Exeter Cookery School is set to open its doors this coming autumn in a Grade II Listed building on the city’s historic Quayside, which is currently the focus of an Exeter City Council-led regeneration strategy. Fresh from running a successful residential cookery school in the Dordogne, and having scoured the country for the ideal venue, the couple have … Continue reading EXETER COOKERY SCHOOL TO OPEN ON HISTORIC QUAYSIDE

British Street Food Festival 2015 – South West

Falmouth’s Event Square Bank holiday weekend (29, 30 & 31 August) A delicious day out featuring the best street food vendors from Cornwall, Devon, Somerset & Dorset FREE ENTRY EVENT and free 1/2 pint of Sharp’s Brewery Beer for Early Eaters (each trader will give 40  x 1/2 pint voucher to the first 40 paying customers over 18 on saturday & Sunday – maximum 2 per visitor) … Continue reading British Street Food Festival 2015 – South West

Princesshay Grand Dine Out

Princesshay is running a fab competition over August. Grand Dine Out will reward four winners with a £1000 Princesshay Gift Card when spending £35 or more on food in any of its restaurants between 1st August and 28th August. There is no limit on the amount of times diners can enter the competition, so the more times visitors dine, the more chances they have to … Continue reading Princesshay Grand Dine Out

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

Exeter Cookery School pre-launch event

We had the pleasure of attending the pre-launch event for the Exeter Cookery School, which is opening in the autumn.  The school is headed by husband and wife team Jim & Lucy Fisher who had previously ran a cookery school in France (CookinFrance) and have now returned to their roots and have established the Exeter Cookery School which will be situated on Exeter’s historic quayside. … Continue reading Exeter Cookery School pre-launch event