Eating Exeter – Christmas update

We have made it.  I am writing this on Boxing Day. The last few weeks (or months) has been leading up to Christmas Day, the Turkey has been eaten and most probably like other families across the nation, you have a fridge full of left-overs and will be eating bubble & squeak for the next three weeks. We had a Hacking Family Christmas which included … Continue reading Eating Exeter – Christmas update

Eating Exeter Update – December

Hi foodie types, Christmas is very much upon us and with it comes the gluttony and great eating that inspires everyone to take up Yoga or running for their new year’s resolutions. We’ve had a busy couple of weeks with Tara’s Busy Kitchen Presents… and the Beer V Wine Event at The Pig & Pallet.  Next week is the climax of our culinary year with … Continue reading Eating Exeter Update – December

Beer vs. Wine at The Pig and Pallet, Topsham

It is an almost impossible question to answer. What is better with food? Beer or Wine? Throughout my culinary adventures I have often ignored wine.  I have had a few bad experiences at the hands of a box of wine, and although the occasional glass is acceptable, I made my mind up long ago that Beer was the only way forward.  One thing I learnt from … Continue reading Beer vs. Wine at The Pig and Pallet, Topsham

Tara’s Busy Kitchen presents…Afternoon Tea

The concept of the ‘Pop-up’ has enjoyed a raft of success as a concept in recent years.  Pop-up shops, pop-up restaurants and even pop-up galleries make this a really sharp tool for creating a buzz and spreading word-of-mouth with ‘never to be repeated’ experiences (for instance having dinner in a polytunnel at Trill Farm).  In Exeter we are lucky to have at least three pop-up … Continue reading Tara’s Busy Kitchen presents…Afternoon Tea

The Orestone Manor Hotel & Restaurant

Rockhouse Lane, Maidencombe, Torquay TQ1 4SX Tel: 01803 500397 Maidencombe.  It is a village in its own right.  The first part of the great swathe of the towns and villages that make up Torbay.  After Maidencombe you hit Babbacombe and further on you are deep in the heart of Torquay, with the tourists and its quirky shops; the advertising campaign that GWR ran all those years … Continue reading The Orestone Manor Hotel & Restaurant