Casual Dining & Competition: South Street Standard, Exeter by Lauren Heath #ad #invited

I cast my mind back to November 2017; a new independent kid on the street opened with much anticipation – South Street Standard. The 4th child for it’s Bristol based owners, it paired back yet funky warehouse vibe coupled with food-porn-esque, tasty, tummy filling food it was sure to be a hit. Fast forward 18 months, and chef Ben Marsh (also well known to some as Ben Corcutt) has been stamping his foodie mark firmly on the street and the food offering in the Exeter kitchen.

On the back of the recent launch of the new In Exeter Eat and Drink in Exeter Guide, the team invited us along to South St Standard, so we recently popped in for a bite to eat pre-theatre.

Some refreshment was needed so we indulged in their Thursday offering of 2-4-1 cocktails to start, with a refreshing Elderflower Fizz.

With our timescale quite fixed we decided to dive into the main event; not being able to decide on one specific main each, we opted for the meat platter – fried chicken, BBQ pulled pork, Korean beef short rib, rocket salad, corn on the cob w/ chimichurri, garlic flatbread, BBQ sauce, sour cream & spiced skinny fries.

All the meat was delicious, with the pulled pork and beef shirt rib tender, and easily pulling apart with little effort. Corn on the cob, smothered in herby chimichurri sauce, a zingy and naturally sweet combo. The wafer thin garlic pizza-like slices are a fab addition, allowing you the garlicky crunch but without the heavy bread.

We added a bit more of our 5-a-day with some generous sides of juicy oven roasted mushrooms and crunchy slaw.

If you’re not a meat eater they do some excellent vegetarian meals as well as an equally epic vegan platter! Ben prides himself on pushing the boundaries with vegan food, that anyone would want to eat, carnivore or not so be sure to check it out.

Another couple of cocktails found their way into our hands, and then it was time to move on to our show at the local theatre. We were pretty content anyway so didn’t miss out on not considering the sweet offering.

You can find out a bit more about South St Standard in the new #InExeter Eat and Drink in Exeter Guide 2019


With summer on its way, it’s the perfect time to sit back and indulge yourself at one of the many fabulous food and drink destinations #InExeter. We’ve teamed up with InExeter to offer one lucky individual the opportunity to win a £30 gift voucher to spend at South Street Standard, Exeter’s independent bar and kitchen which sits beside the beautiful Cathedral Green in the heart of the city centre. With a whole assortment of deliciousness on their menu, it’s not one to miss.

If you want this to be you, then all you have to do to be in a chance of winning is:

Facebook: Like our page, like our post and tag a friend you’d like to have lunch with, as well as quoting #DiningDevon & #EatInExeter. Sharing is always appreciated but not part of entry as per FB rules.

Twitter: Retweet and comment, tagging a friend you’d like to have lunch with and include the hashtags #diningdevoncompetition, #SouthStreetStandard, #EatInExeter

Instagram: Tag a friend you’d like to have lunch with as well as using hashtags #DiningDevon, #SouthStreetStandard & #EatInExeter

Subscribe: Sign up to Dining Devon here, and receive the latest reviews and foodie news and you will gain a bonus 2 entries. (We do not send any spam, unless we publish a recipe using it!)

Competition closes 11:59pm Sunday 7th July 2019.

Best of luck!


  • Competition closes 11:59pm 07.07.19
  • One winner will be chosen at random and contacted on 08.07.19. If winner does not respond by 11:59pm, 11.07.19 a new winner will be chosen and contacted
  • Prize is a £30 South St Standard gift voucher
  • The voucher expiry date is 6 months after voucher is live
  • Not to be used with any other offer/discount
  • Non-transferable
  • No cash alternative

You can pick up a hard copy of the guide from Exeter Library, Tourist Information, any of the venues featured in the guide or you can download the InExeter Eat and Drink in Exeter Guide 2019 here.

You can find South Street Standard at 3 South St, Exeter EX1 1DZ and online:

Website             Facebook          Instagram           Twitter

The meal provided in this review was gratis. Views expressed are independent of the business and is not seen or approved before publication.


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