NOW CLOSED Base & Barley, Longbrook St.

Tel: 01392 279393, Portland House, Longbrook St, Exeter EX4 6AB http://www.baseandbarley.com Take a stroll down Longbrook Street, you might have noticed the large letters on the side of the windows of Exeter’s newest restaurant.  Base & Barley opened for business before Christmas with a series of soft openings and an active social media campaign.  Like the large lettering emblazoning their front windows, the buzz was big … Continue reading NOW CLOSED Base & Barley, Longbrook St.

10 Questions with Tom Charman from KOMPAS

Forty years ago, eating out in a strange city was a bit of a gamble.  If you were lucky you would have a guide book, or newspapers to help you make a decision.  But most of the time you’d have to ask someone, maybe at the hotel or wander around before you found somewhere that looked nice.  Given that competition for custom wasn’t as intense … Continue reading 10 Questions with Tom Charman from KOMPAS

House Wong, Bonhay Road

House Wong, 100 Bonhay Rd, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4BL  01392 435682.  Open 5:00pm – 10:30pm everyday apart from Tuesday. Eating Exeter is not just about fine/casual dining restaurants with local ingredients and local produce.  Sometimes we go that extra mile for the readers to bring you a comprehensive guide to where to eat in Exeter, even if they don’t take debit cards. Exeter has a … Continue reading House Wong, Bonhay Road

An evening with Chef Nina Groves, courtesy of La Belle Assiette.

This meal was provided for guests by Belle Assiette A quick scour across the lifestyle magazines and foody websites will inevitably show you that private dining is a thing.  Its also a growing thing, with the trend for bringing in a private chef to cook for special meals being on the increase.  Companies like La Belle Assiette make it easy for diners and chefs to … Continue reading An evening with Chef Nina Groves, courtesy of La Belle Assiette.

Chunk Pies of Devon – Turning the heat up…

I am dead excited at this new flavour of pie from local pie makers Chunk! Inspired by a recent visit to Mexico by one of Chunk’s hunks, the award-winning Devon pie maker has launched a spicy new chilli Mex pie to turn up the heat on taste buds this January. Chief Pie Maker – Richard, now known to one and all as Ricardo – was so impressed … Continue reading Chunk Pies of Devon – Turning the heat up…

Food Magazine’s Reader Award 2016 (and Exeter Living article)

In terms of the blog, this year has got off to quite a good start.  I found out yesterday that Eating Exeter had managed to get to the Grand Final at The Food Magazine Readers Awards 2016, which means an awards ceremony at Yeo Valley HQ and the possibility that I might win an award.  Although I doubt it highly, the experience itself will be … Continue reading Food Magazine’s Reader Award 2016 (and Exeter Living article)

Top Three Eating Exeter moments from 2015

2015 has been a crazily busy year for Eating Exeter.  I wanted to sit down and write a month-by-month review of everything that happened.  But I quickly realised that I wouldn’t have time and there is too much…TOO MUCH to put in. I couldn’t say for sure if there was a particular favourite event or review, as that would be favoritism, so I have decided … Continue reading Top Three Eating Exeter moments from 2015