Café Rouge Exeter unveiled a beautifully redesigned bistro on the 23rd February with a theme that celebrates all the glamour and style of the famous French Riviera. Set in the vibrant Princesshay shopping centre, the new look is set to wow! Diners at the 158 cover restaurant can expect dramatic rouge red curtains at the entrance, vintage style artwork depicting images of a bygone era … Continue reading Cafe Rouge in Princesshay reopens!
In Exeter we do Coffee Shops really well. Cafes, Coffee Houses, no matter what you call them, are everywhere and although we have a number of the standard bland depressing chain coffee shops, we also have a raft of excellent cafes that do something with coffee that you’re unlikely to find in Costalot or Starbucks. To celebrate this fact, I came up with The Eating … Continue reading The Eating Exeter Coffee Marathon
Zizzi’s Restaurant, 21 GANDY STREET, EX4 3LS Tel: 01392 274737 Over Christmas time, we visited Zizzi in Bristol whilst away on a family mini break. For a chain, we were suitably impressed by the food considering its mass appeal. We also found it spacious and well decorated with a cool vibe. We decided to give the Exeter one a go for our date night this month and although … Continue reading Zizzi’s Restaurant, Gandy Street by Lauren Heath
6 Northernhay Place, Exeter, EX4 3QJ Tel: 01392 438545 Twitter: @circa1924 The end of the week is here, another rare day off for me on a day that is not a weekend! So what a better way to spend it by visiting Circa 1924 and indulging in a Coffee Marathon! That is for a later post, but we broke up our caffeine binge with a lunchtime treat. … Continue reading Circa 1924 presents Skandel@Circa1924
86 Longbrook St, Exeter EX4 6AP Tel: 01392 202234 Twitter:@HarrysExeter I don’t get out much. For someone that writes a food blog, you’d think that I spend my days frequenting fine restaurants and hob-nobbing with the fooderati of Devon, but unfortunately I pay my bills, not via writing, but through a standard job that pays wages. It has nothing to do with food and given I … Continue reading Breakfast at Harry’s Restaurant
7 Strand, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0JB Tel: 07920 527691 Twitter: @pigandpallet Earlier this year, we found ourselves child-free (don’t worry we hadn’t lost him – it was the blessing of holiday club) and decided to treat ourselves to a bit of brunch. Although we have a fairly well behaved and seasoned foodie version of a 5 year old son, eating sans enfant just adds a bit … Continue reading The Pig & Pallet, Topsham Quay by Lauren Heath
Last year I got very excited that Exeter was to receive two new restaurants on Alphington Road. The long derelict site that had once been MST (the tractor dealers) had been home to advertising hoardings and some sort of car washing operation in recent years. It wasn’t a great advertisement for Exeter. The bulldozers moved in a couple of years ago and in less than … Continue reading Chiquito Restaurant, Marsh Barton Road
An acapella group from the University of Exeter will be popping up on selected commuter trains on their way into Exeter on 9th, 10th and 16th February. The impromptu performance will be helping to shine the light on an exciting new Scandi pop-up restaurant launching in the city this month. A group of 14 singers from the popular group Semi-Toned will be performing their unique rendition of an … Continue reading Exeter University group treat commuters to an ABBA-tastic performance
I am rubbish with birthdays, and you might have noticed if you’re a fan of Ruby Modern Diner that they have just celebrated their third birthday. Eating Exeter has been there from the start, we attended their press night, and have done numerous enjoyable reviews for this fantastic restaurant. They’ve won countless awards, all deserved! Ruby Modern Diner opened on January 28th 2013 and was … Continue reading A Belated Happy Birthday to Ruby Burgers!
Fancy doing something tonight? The Oddfellows is providing some excellent choices in both of their pubs in Exeter & Exmouth (see my previous post about their Exmouth comedy night tonight). There has been a bit of a theme over the last week on Eating Exeter, and following through with the Pop-up theme is The Oddfellow’s #popup Kitchen evenings that happen most Sunday evenings. For me The … Continue reading #popup Kitchens at The Oddfellows, Exeter
Eating Exeter has evolved over the years. Its not just restaurant reviews, I also write about dining events, launch parties and anything to do with ‘local food’ in Exeter & Devon. I was lucky enough to be a grand finalist at the Food Magazine Reader Awards this year which was a massive honour, one of the elements that has made Eating Exeter the awesome blog … Continue reading Fancy writing for Eating Exeter? Looking for guest bloggers!
If you fancy a laugh, and some great Eat The Smoke BBQ Street Food, then head down to The Oddfellows in Exmouth tomorrow night, where Yvan has organised a Comedy Night! Tickets are £5 per person, doors open at 7:00pm and the night kicks off at 8:30pm. Available will be, not only the great food & drink that The Oddfellow’s serve, but also Eat The Smoke … Continue reading Comedy at The Oddfellows, Exmouth
Launched in June 2015 by two local guys, Rob Weeks and James Waddington, Circa 1924 has quickly made a name for itself as one of the coolest places to dine out in Exeter. Due to popular demand, the funky 1920s-inspired seafood & steak house will be opening its doors for lunch as of 2nd February, with an on-trend new pop-up restaurant. ‘Skandel’, London’s hottest new … Continue reading SCANDI POP-UP LAUNCHES IN CIRCA 1924 FOR LUNCH
Exeter beams with a foody vibe these days, and with the growing trend for Pop-up dining events, it is thrilling to introduce a new Pop-up dining event on to the scene. Presenting Pop-up Polsloe! “Pop-up Polsloe offers a unique alternative to restaurant dining but with flavours we hope can compete some of the best in the area. We will be “popping up” in various unusual venues … Continue reading New Pop-up Event! Introducing Pop-up Polsloe
Exeter Cookery School, due to open in a converted 1930s warehouse on the city’s historic Quayside, has announced a key collaboration with luxury kitchen and bathroom showroom Sapphire Spaces to install a beautifully hand-crafted Bulthaup kitchen, installed with the finest Gaggenau appliances. Following extensive research of the best kitchens available, the exciting new culinary venture’s founders, Jim and Lucy Fisher, chose this winning combination to … Continue reading Exeter Cookery School seals deal to fit out Quayside venue with designer kitchen
Tara Smith is a busy person. She writes local food & lifestyle blog Tara’s Busy Kitchen, she teaches ballet, she also works at a big named salon AND she manages to go nice places whilst writing about her adventures and providing some awesome recipes too. I’ve been a fan of the blog since she started it last year (I think I’ve been reading it since the summer) … Continue reading 10 Questions for Tara Smith from Tara’s Busy Kitchen