News: Harry’s Restaurant Opens 8th September After a Grand Refurbishment

Harry’s Restaurant brought cosy, casual dining to Exeter’s foodie scene for the last 25 years. But what will its new, refurbished incarnation bring? Harry’s closed its doors this week for a grand refurbishment but plans on reopening as soon as 8th September. The gothic style building on Longbrook Street is currently in the hands of high-quality craftsman, builders and designers who share a passion for … Continue reading News: Harry’s Restaurant Opens 8th September After a Grand Refurbishment

News: Top chefs announced for Powderham Food Festival 2018  

Don’t forget to enter our competition where you could stand the chance of being entered into a draw to win a pair of tickets! head over to our Facebook or Twitter pages for more details! Photos courtesy of Powderham Food Festival Powderham Food Festival has revealed the line-up of high profile chefs who will be featuring at this year’s Festival on 6th and 7th October … Continue reading News: Top chefs announced for Powderham Food Festival 2018  

Restaurant Review: The Galley, Topsham – by Lauren Heath

To the south east of Exeter, and only a hop, skip and a jump on the train from the city centre (or even a leisurely cycle using the Exe Estuary Trail), Topsham is a town where food culture of all kinds is thriving. Imagine a buzzing boutique estuary town with boats bobbing on the water, giving easy access for keen types to venture out and … Continue reading Restaurant Review: The Galley, Topsham – by Lauren Heath

10 Questions: We ask Pho founders Stephen & Juliette ten questions!

If you’ve been keeping your eye on our social medias, you’ll have seen that last week we went to the soft launch of our new favourite vietnamese restaurant, Pho, which has just opened in the Queen St Dining Quarter where Polpo once used to be. We were bowled (because Pho is served in bowls…get it?) over at the flavours, the noodles and the whole ethos … Continue reading 10 Questions: We ask Pho founders Stephen & Juliette ten questions!

Hotel Review: Treehouse Getaway at Deer Park Country House Hotel – by Lauren Heath

Life’s busy right? But we all need a getaway. A bit of me time, a couples retreat, a chance to celebrate life’s successes or even somewhere to escape parenthood, obligations, or even the washing pile for just 24 glorious hours. You want to feel like you’re somewhere else without travelling far. To be cocooned, welcome, looked after? Well look no further than Deer Park Hotel. … Continue reading Hotel Review: Treehouse Getaway at Deer Park Country House Hotel – by Lauren Heath

News: South West Chef of the Year 2018: Semi-Finalists Announced

South West Chef of the Year 2018: Semi-Finalists Announced The semi-finalists and finalists for the prestigious South West Chef of the Year competition have today been announced.  After the challenging task of assessing an exceptional array of entries, the panel of judges, led by Michael Caines MBE, have selected the finalists across five categories: Professional, Young Professional, Home Cook, Junior Chef and Student / Apprentice. … Continue reading News: South West Chef of the Year 2018: Semi-Finalists Announced

Restaurant Review: Las Iguanas, Queen Street, Exeter by Sue Stoneman

Tickle your taste buds at Las Iguanas and travel on a foodie journey through the Latin American countries of Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Peru.  Enjoy some traditional dishes, and sip your way through the exciting drinks menu with their all-day happy hour. Our waiter Sam invited my friend and I to our seats in an alcove looking on to Queen Street and the diners eating … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Las Iguanas, Queen Street, Exeter by Sue Stoneman

News: Six More Awards for Devon’s Organic Charcuterie

All photos are courtesy of Good Game Good Game in Devon have won six national awards for their organic charcuterie at the first British Charcuterie Awards, hosted by BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace. Competing against an impressive 400 other charcuterie entries created by 100 producers from across the UK, Good Game won four silver and two bronze awards for their nitrate free, organic products. … Continue reading News: Six More Awards for Devon’s Organic Charcuterie

One Mile Bakery launches in Exeter with delivery by bike and exciting bakery classes!

All photos are courtesy of One Mile Bakery In 2012, Guardian journalist turned baker Elisabeth Mahoney launched the first One Mile Bakery in Cardiff. Inspired by her mother’s home cooking and baking, the concept was a hyper-local delivery service within a mile of her Cardiff townhouse, delivering homemade bread, soup and jam to subscribers by bike. She ran inspirational baking classes in her micro-bakery kitchen, … Continue reading One Mile Bakery launches in Exeter with delivery by bike and exciting bakery classes!

Rum & Crab Shack set to pass the baton onto the Hubbox and keep the St Ives connection in Exeter town centre

Rum & Crab Shack Exeter is set to close its Exeter branch and look to re-focus its business on more coastal locations similar to the stunning harbour-front location the thriving shack enjoys in St Ives. The Exeter site has traded successfully for 2 years. Manager Chris Mcguire says  ‘It is with great sadness that we are closing, but things change and evolve; we have learned a … Continue reading Rum & Crab Shack set to pass the baton onto the Hubbox and keep the St Ives connection in Exeter town centre

Chef Chris Sherville to open new cookery school in Dartington

A brand-new cookery school experience is set to launch in Dartington in September, with courses and private dining delivered by esteemed chef, Chris Sherville. The school is to be launched from his own home, having transformed a floor into a state-of-the-art professional kitchen and an atmospheric private dining room.  The new facilities provide the perfect setting to learn new skills and top cookery tips from the … Continue reading Chef Chris Sherville to open new cookery school in Dartington

Cheesemaker seeing stars, as Great Taste reveals more goat’s cheese glory

Quicke’s has landed yet more honours following the announcement of this year’s Great Taste results, with the Devon-based cheesemaker taking home stars for six of its products, including a coveted 3-star award for its Goat’s Milk Clothbound Cheese. With only 192 products named in 2018’s 3-star list, the goat’s cheese is now one of the UK’s most celebrated cheeses, following a raft of awards already … Continue reading Cheesemaker seeing stars, as Great Taste reveals more goat’s cheese glory

Dinner Party with a Private Chef and La Belle Assiette – by Lauren Heath

As you will have gathered, we’re very lucky and privileged to enjoy eating out around Devon, but we are also fairly good cooks at home. I’m not too precious about my kitchen though…. if someone wants to cook for me then go for it. I’ll eat it. Anything. (Well, except for olives and goats cheese; I can hear your shock but I’ve tried many a … Continue reading Dinner Party with a Private Chef and La Belle Assiette – by Lauren Heath

Top Devon Chefs Line Up For England’s First Seafood FEAST

All photos are courtesy of Seafood FEAST! Top Devon chefs, including Marine Stewardship Council Ambassador Mitch Tonks and Michelin star chef Simon Hulstone, are fully behind an exciting new seafood festival taking place this autumn. The inaugural England’s Seafood FEAST will take place across the English Riviera from 22 September to 7 October 2018. “I’ve eaten seafood all over the world” said Mitch Tonks, “and … Continue reading Top Devon Chefs Line Up For England’s First Seafood FEAST

Granny Gothards Ice Cream Parlour opens in Budleigh Salterton by Sue Stoneman

I was on my way to meet a friend at her beach hut last week and my walk took me past Granny Gothards Ice Cream Parlour which is right near the traffic lights on the right hand side as you enter into Budleigh Salterton from Exmouth.  I had seen the shop being refitted on my recent visits to the lovely Earls opposite, and I was … Continue reading Granny Gothards Ice Cream Parlour opens in Budleigh Salterton by Sue Stoneman

Devon Food Movement presents The Big Collaboration, a spectacular dining event not to be missed: 8th September 2018

All photos courtesy of Devon Food Movement Devon Food Movement is working in partnership with Ashridge Court to bring our first BIG COLLABORATION event to fruition. This collaboration is taking place on 8th September and will feature many local artisans and some of the South West’s best chefs (see lists below) The evening will start with a canape and drinks reception sponsored by the local … Continue reading Devon Food Movement presents The Big Collaboration, a spectacular dining event not to be missed: 8th September 2018

Taste of the West’s New Food Village arrives on Exmouth Seafront

All photos are courtesy of McQueenie Mulholland From Thai-inspired ice cream to locally-bred pork, the new food village at the Queen’s Drive Space on Exmouth seafront is proving a huge hit with locals and visitors alike. The new attraction, which is being run by Taste of the West, has already attracted hundreds of visitors, keen to sample some of the tastiest produce from the region, … Continue reading Taste of the West’s New Food Village arrives on Exmouth Seafront

Properly free range meat stars at Great Taste, as Pipers Farm lands four awards

All photos courtesy of Freshly Ground PR Devon-based online butcher, Pipers Farm is celebrating a healthy haul of awards today as the Great Taste results are announced, taking home a highly coveted 3-star award for its Saddleback Neck Steak, alongside three other accolades. Described by the judges as “beautifully soft, with full frontal flavour”, the pork steaks are one of only 192 food and drink … Continue reading Properly free range meat stars at Great Taste, as Pipers Farm lands four awards

eat the bird, Taunton

I am clicking my ‘review knuckles’ because I now realise that I haven’t actually written a review for a good while.  Now and again we get the urge to visit another part of the region, and it was on this occasion that we were in full ‘treat ourselves’ mode as we were mooching around Taunton. We were hungry, so now what? My fellow foodie chums … Continue reading eat the bird, Taunton

Devon dominates the most definitive list of the UK’s greatest hotels

It’s official! Devon hosts the most of the UK’s favourite hotels – more than any other county outside of London. An impressive 7% of the UK’s Hoteliers’ Hotels Top 100 list feature Devon based hotels, with 4 properties being members of Exeter and Heart of Devon Hotels and Restaurants Association. Lympstone Manor in Exmouth, The Pig at Combe in Gittisham, Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa in Salcombe and … Continue reading Devon dominates the most definitive list of the UK’s greatest hotels