EDIT: Link wasn’t working, but now it is! Please vote for Eating Exeter at the bottom of the page. My good blogger mate Marcus from the countrywoodsmoke blog has just informed me that Eating Exeter has reached the finals of the Food Magazine Reader’s Awards 2016. For, what I consider, a small blog written by my mortal fingers this is a massive achievement and if … Continue reading Vote for Eating Exeter in the Food Magazine Awards 2016
Life has somewhat got in the way recently. Lack of money, lack of time and definitely a lack of energy has meant that EE had to be put on the back burner for a couple of weeks whilst I recharged my batteries, consumed Burger King Burgers and other assorted things that foodies just should not do. We’re not really meant to admit it either… *hangs … Continue reading Eating Exeter Update (November-ish)
The Dining Quarter is going to be one of the biggest things to hit Exeter next year, and one of the names that is coming is getting me very excited. For the dedicated meat-heads amongst you, this is a definite bonus… scroll down for professional photographs and the press release! Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc (‘Aviva’) announced today (18 November … Continue reading Grillstock to open in Exeter
Marcus Bowden has been a busy chap recently. Not only is he the author of Country Wood Smoke (one of UK’s best BBQ Blogs), but he is now the founding editor-in-chief of a new BBQ publication. UK BBQ magazine does exactly what it says on the tin, packet or foil wrapping. Packed with some amazing articles about the UK BBQ scene, recipes, tips and foody … Continue reading UK BBQ Magazine now available!
Exeter’s foodie scene is growing as Base + Barley is set to serve sourdough pizza and craft beer with a hefty dose of style. Freshly risen sourdough, clouds of flour in the air, a great range of craft beers, wines and cocktails and a buzzing atmosphere: Base + Barley will disrupt Exeter’s foodie scene when it opens in late November. The Base + Barley team … Continue reading It’s All About The Base + Barley – Exeter’s new Pizza & Craft Beer Restaurant
So you are probably thinking – what is the connection between a 1920s, prohibition-inspired, restaurant and bar, and the humble crayfish? Well, the answer is Circa 1924’s head chef Lauri Hilli, whose Swedish roots have inspired the team to celebrate the tradition of Kräftskiva on Thursday 29th October, a feast of crayfish and schnapps, and its inviting Exeter residents to join them. Following the threat … Continue reading Kräftskiva at Circa 1924
On Tuesday 24th November, Exeter Cookery School will host the first in a series of exclusive new pop-up cookery courses at Bridwell Park, the home of Lord Ivar Mountbatten in Uffculme. Surrounded by far-reaching views over rural Devon and with its very own deer park, Bridwell offers a sumptuous setting for these intimate cookery courses, which promise to educate and entertain in equal measure. The … Continue reading Festive feasts fit for the Lord of The Manor
The multi-award winning Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink returns to Northernhay Gardens and Exeter Castle on Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th April for another year of exceptional food, drink and demonstrations from top regional chefs. With more exhibitors, chefs and local producers expected than ever before the Exeter Food Festival is set to be the ultimate foodie weekend and the region’s leading … Continue reading A CELEBRATION OF WESTCOUNTRY PRODUCE AT THE 13TH EXETER FESTIVAL OF SOUTH WEST FOOD & DRINK 2016
Fore St. is without a single doubt my favourite part of Exeter. It has so much character and it is occupied by a strong community of shop/business owners who are all driven to make this a hub of independent retail in Exeter. It is the home to the Glorious Art House Cafe and many other excellent places to eat and drink, and it has recently acquired … Continue reading Artisan Chai, Fore St. (OPENING 6th NOVEMBER)
I was invited to attend the first part of the Grand Final of The South West Chef Of The Year 2015 last Thursday. Upon reflection I most probably could have done some interviewing too, but I was a fly-on-the-wall, an observer with a camera. This is an experience that foodies don’t often get to be a part of. In fact, apart from the members of the … Continue reading South West Chef of the Year 2015: The Grand Final
My birthday falls on September 12th. Working in the lovely world of education (as support staff not teaching btw) this is most probably one of the most inconvenient times which to have been born, as quite often the start of the new academic year falls slap bang on the day itself or very close to it. This also means that one cannot have protracted days … Continue reading The Beer & Bacon Festival 2015: Good Game have done good!