From the archives – The Oddfellows, New North Road.

I’m not really allowed to have favourites when writing a blog like this.  But I have certain places that I have a massive amount of respect for in what they do, their ethos and the drive they have behind what they serve.  Yvan and Faye Williams are both passionate about their business and their high culinary standards. Back in 2014 when they introduced their @meateasyexeter … Continue reading From the archives – The Oddfellows, New North Road.

Launch date announced for The Terrace – A new venue for Exeter

The Terrace, Queen Street Dining’s flagship and most eagerly anticipated venue, has announced it will be opening its doors for the first time on Friday 30 September from midday.The two-story multi-million-pound development promises to bring a heady blend of great food and drink, live music and DJ’s. Set across two floors including the rooftop terrace, its owners hope it will fast become the go-to venue … Continue reading Launch date announced for The Terrace – A new venue for Exeter

10 Questions for Marcus from the CountryWoodSmoke Blog & UK BBQ Magazine

Marcus Bawdon is a bit of a personality on the UK BBQ scene.  Being editor of the UK BBQ Magazine and writer of the fantastic CountryWoodSmoke blog, he regularly judges at Grillstock and has a wealth of knowledge about BBQ that just stretches off in to the distance!  He has given workshops, been published in the Telegraph Food section and is When I first started … Continue reading 10 Questions for Marcus from the CountryWoodSmoke Blog & UK BBQ Magazine

Gourmet Burger Kitchen – Press Night

Last week (or was it the week before last?) we were invited along to the opening of Gourmet Burger Kitchen, the second restaurant to open as part of The Queen St Dining Quarter.  With a lump in my throat for the recent loss of Ruby Burgers (loss for us but definite WIN for Exmouth!) this new kid on the burger block has reputation and heritage … Continue reading Gourmet Burger Kitchen – Press Night

Afternoon Tea at The Mercure Southgate Hotel – by Chris Gower

Southernhay East, Exeter, EX1 1QF  – Tel : 01392 412812 Mail : H6624@accor.com T: @SouthgateHotel There has been quite a few firsts in recent months for me.  The first time I’ve attended a ‘blogger event’; the first time I’ve eaten Talbot; the first time I’ve eaten River Exe Salmon; the first time I’ve met Latoyah from Sugar Pink Food in person and the first time I’ve ever … Continue reading Afternoon Tea at The Mercure Southgate Hotel – by Chris Gower

Absurd Bird lands in Exeter!

Absurd Bird is bringing its soul-warming comfort food of the American South to Exeter’s Queen St Dining Quarter at the end of next month. The first Absurd Bird restaurant to open outside the Capital, the new location will bring with it a warm Southern spirit, coupled with a quirky sense of humour that will light up the vibrant Exeter food scene. With its interior taking … Continue reading Absurd Bird lands in Exeter!

Turtle Bay, Exeter – by Lauren Heath

Guildhall, Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3HP     Tel: 01392  690868 http://www.turtlebay.co.uk/locations/exeter Turtle Bay is the first of the Queen Street Dining Quarter restaurants to open in Exeter’s highly anticipated new food destination; the Caribbean street food concept has been going since 2011 and has been the latest project for the man who co-founded Las Iguanas. Investigating what was on offer prior to opening, we … Continue reading Turtle Bay, Exeter – by Lauren Heath

Hornbrook Kitchen’s Venison Ragu

Life is busy at the moment for Hornbrook Kitchen, but Chef Tom Allbrook has brought us another delicious Recipe Of The Week!  I love venison, and this recipe really brings out of the best in this rich meat. Ingredients: (Serves 5 people) 1x carrot 1x red onion 3x garlic cloves 2x celery sticks ½ beef tomato 120 ml cooking red wine Good grating of fresh … Continue reading Hornbrook Kitchen’s Venison Ragu

Absurd Bird Bloggers event at Exeter Cookery School

Last week we were invited along to Exeter Cookery School to witness and experience some of the things that make Absurd Bird a restaurant to look forward to. Eating Exeter were lucky enough to be invited along with other notable food/life bloggers from the Exeter area – we were in for a treat. Food Bloggers, like bears, are generally solitary creatures.  They roam restaurants, eating … Continue reading Absurd Bird Bloggers event at Exeter Cookery School

The Salutation Inn, Topsham – Chris Gower

The Salutation Inn, 68 Fore Street,Topsham, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0HL –  01392 873060 info@salutationtopsham.co.uk http://www.salutationtopsham.co.uk/ Topsham is one of my favourite places.   It sits on a peninsular of land between the River Exe and the River Clyst, both opening out in to the magnificent Exe Estuary.  From Topsham Quay you can see right down to Exmouth with some of the nicest views in the area … Continue reading The Salutation Inn, Topsham – Chris Gower

The Salutation Inn scoops Best Bed and Breakfast of the year

Photography credit: Adam Oseland On Monday 12th of September at The RAC CLUB, Pall Mall the Williams-Hawkes family and staff were awarded Food and Travel Bed and Breakfast of the Year 2016. The Salutation Inn is owned by the Williams- Hawkes family South Western Hotel & Catering Company Ltd (who previously owned The Imperial, Exeter) and was purchased on New Year’s Eve 2010 from Punch … Continue reading The Salutation Inn scoops Best Bed and Breakfast of the year

South West Chef of the Year 2016 – Semi Finalists announced

Judges of South West Chef of the Year have chosen the semi-finalists who will go forward to the closing stages of this year’s prestigious competition. Chefs from around the region battled it out for a place in the next stage of their category. Founder and co-judge Michael Caines MBE has praised the standard of culinary skill already shown in this stage of the competition. The … Continue reading South West Chef of the Year 2016 – Semi Finalists announced

The Pig at Combe, Honiton

East Devon is quickly becoming the place-to-be for foodies.  The Otter Valley itself hosts The Rusty Pig & Ottery St Mary with all its delicious offerings; Ottery Brewey, Otterton Mill and Otter Valley Ice Cream to mention just a few. Earlier this year a hotel opened just outside Honiton that is set to firmly establish East Devon as a national foodie hotspot – along with … Continue reading The Pig at Combe, Honiton

Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) is celebrating the opening of its new Exeter restaurant with a big burger giveaway.

Spreading the burger joy from its brand new location at Queen St Dining, in the Guildhall Shopping Centre, GBK Exeter will be giving away 100 cheeseburgers from midday on opening day – 12th September. Be sure to arrive early so you don’t miss out. Proud of serving gourmet burgers since 2001, GBK kick-started the premium burger trend and was the first to introduce gourmet burgers … Continue reading Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) is celebrating the opening of its new Exeter restaurant with a big burger giveaway.