Five Guys, Queen Street

74 Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RX – 01392 276744 As we waved goodbye to Ruby Burgers, muffled reports came in that there would be a large well known chain Burger restaurant moving in.  The doors closed and we waited with baited anticipation to discover who it was going to be.  MeatLIQUOR? Patty and Bun? Five Guys? Five Guys is like some sort of neon advertisement for … Continue reading Five Guys, Queen Street

Vegans to Celebrate with First National Festival

The Vegan Festival of Britain 20 May –10 June 2017 From Aberdeen and Newcastle to Bristol, Exeter and Norwich, events are taking place all over the UK as part of the first Vegan Festival of Britain. The three-week festival has been coordinated by Animal Aid to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The idea is for the rapidly growing vegan movement to inspire others by displaying its … Continue reading Vegans to Celebrate with First National Festival

Why Would a New Yorker Move to a Little Village in Devon to Sell Chicken Wings?

What would make someone in their 20’s move from New York to the village of Croyde in Devon? Well, it turns out, to sell the American staple food, chicken wings! Having been born and raised in NY and spent three years studying Food Service and Event Management at NYSU Oneonta, Lauren McGill moved to Manchester, England for the final semester of her college degree. She … Continue reading Why Would a New Yorker Move to a Little Village in Devon to Sell Chicken Wings?

Rockfish Double Win at National Seafish Awards

Rockfish is named as the best multiple operator for fish & chips in the UK and wins the sustainability award. Seafood restaurant group Rockfish, who’ve just opened their fifth outlet in Exmouth, have been crowned best group operators in the National Seafish Awards and also win the Good Catch sustainability award.   The business run by restaurateurs and chefs Mitch Tonks & Mat Prowse are not new … Continue reading Rockfish Double Win at National Seafish Awards

Ruby Kitchen at The Grapevine Brewhouse, Exmouth

For burger fans in Exeter, we lost one of the best Burger joints in Exeter as Ruby Modern Diner closed the doors on its Queen St restaurant. But the saving grace to the story was that it wasn’t the end, in fact it was just the beginning of a new chapter in the story of Ruby Burgers. Continue reading Ruby Kitchen at The Grapevine Brewhouse, Exmouth

Season’s best… Recipe inspirations from Exeter Cookery School

Located on the city’s picturesque quayside, Exeter Cookery School courses take great inspiration from south west France, where founders Jim and Lucy Fisher used to run a residential cookery school. For a tempting seasonal treat, try out the following classic recipes from the Dordogne. Confit de Canard Sarlat, a beautiful medieval town near to where we lived in the Dordogne, SW France, has around 60 … Continue reading Season’s best… Recipe inspirations from Exeter Cookery School

Ben Richards is Growing Beer in partnership with There’s A Beer For That

As the clock struck midnight on 31st December most people chose an obvious New Years’ Resolution – stop smoking, lose weight, exercise more – but local Beer Sommelier Ben Richards wanted a real challenge for 2017.  Which is why he’s growing beer on his allotment in Devon. On an 8m by 8m plot, he’s launching an experiment to see if it’s possible to grow or collect everything he needs … Continue reading Ben Richards is Growing Beer in partnership with There’s A Beer For That

10 Questions with Tony Coulson of Ebb Tides Seaweed by Lauren Heath

Ebb Tides is a fledgling in the food world; having been established only in May last year, we came across them at their first ‘outing’ at Dartington Food Fair (which can be found here) and wished them luck on their future journey. My husband, Steve, loves seaweed and really enjoyed the flavours and easy use packaging of their products. They had tasters on the table, as … Continue reading 10 Questions with Tony Coulson of Ebb Tides Seaweed by Lauren Heath

John Burton-Race is looking for Torquay’s new kitchen stars

After last week’s announcement that two Michelin starred chef John Burton-Race is to join Richardson’s Grosvenor Hotel, it has been revealed that the hotel is looking for a handful of new chefs to add to the team for the restaurant re-launch. John has said today, ‘I’m looking for the very best talent Devon has to offer. I want chefs who are talented, motivated and eager … Continue reading John Burton-Race is looking for Torquay’s new kitchen stars

Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Queen St – by Chris Gower

Burgers are highly subjective things to write about. I spend a lot of time talking about burgers as they are one of my favourite foodstuffs.  Some love them and talk about them with a passion, they would be happy if every single restaurant had an extensive burger menu and would most probably be equally happy if every restaurant was a burger restaurant too.  These types … Continue reading Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Queen St – by Chris Gower

Rockfish Exmouth: the opening night – by Lauren Heath

Featured photo courtesy of Rockfish It could be argued that Exmouth is going through a mini-renaissance with eating places. Over the last couple of years,  great local names like Las Saveurs and The Chronicle have been joined by Oddfellows Exmouth, Ruby Kitchen and now Rockfish Exmouth, which opened on the seafront just before Christmas. What used to be an aptly named restaurant (The Waterfront) is … Continue reading Rockfish Exmouth: the opening night – by Lauren Heath