City Break Staycation at Hotel du Vin, Exeter – by Lauren Heath

The world of blogging and food writing takes me all over the place, with Devon having many a fine offering in cities, towns, villages and back lanes, it’s a privilege and a delight to discover said places and share them with our audience. Like any other person, sometimes you don’t see what is right in front of you and that’s why I love a staycation. … Continue reading City Break Staycation at Hotel du Vin, Exeter – by Lauren Heath

Glassboat’s Platt to guest at Rusty Pig

Jake Platt from Bristol’s renowned Glassboat restaurant is guesting at Rusty Pig on June 2. The ‘Saturday Night Fever’ dining event is a seasonally-led, four-course tasting menu using locally sourced ingredients. Jake is known for his seasonal, ingredient-led approach and a strong focus on regional France and influences. He has been head chef at Glassboat, which is situated on Welshback in Bristol’s historic floating harbour, … Continue reading Glassboat’s Platt to guest at Rusty Pig

Devon Food Movement is popping up at The Lamb Inn, Longdown

Devon Food Movement is a collaborative pop-up restaurant concept set up by former Michelin star development chef Luke Fearon. Our company aim is to celebrate Devon’s unique and world class produce through a series of temporary dining experiences, where we link talented local chefs, producers and food heroes with restaurants, farms or unique locations in throughout Devon (and sometimes a little beyond). At all these … Continue reading Devon Food Movement is popping up at The Lamb Inn, Longdown

Devon Food Movement to pop up at The Cellar Door Alfresco Kitchen, Sharpham Estate

Devon Food Movement is a collaborative pop-up restaurant concept set up by former Michelin star development chef Luke Fearon. Our company aim is to celebrate Devon’s unique and world class produce through a series of temporary dining experiences, where we link talented local chefs, producers and food heroes with restaurants, farms or unique locations in throughout Devon (and sometimes a little beyond). At all these … Continue reading Devon Food Movement to pop up at The Cellar Door Alfresco Kitchen, Sharpham Estate

#DevonFoodMovement comes to North Devon with their 5 mile food challenge

On Saturday 26th May, chef Luke Fearon will be bringing his unique dining experience #DevonFoodMovement to the Globe Inn in Beaford, Winkleigh, for an evening of untamed, fine Devon food. #DevonFoodMovement is a collaborative pop-up restaurant concept which celebrates Devon’s world-class produce and challenges chefs to find as many prime ingredients from within a 5 mile radius of the venue to feature on the one-off … Continue reading #DevonFoodMovement comes to North Devon with their 5 mile food challenge

Topsham Shot in World’s Best Food Photos

Adam OselandA brilliant shot, Topsham’s First Food Festival, taken by Exeter-based photographer Adam Oseland, has been acclaimed in the Marks & Spencer Food Adventures category at Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2018, the world’s leading celebration of food photography and film. The picture was unveiled in the Finalists’ exhibition infront of an audience of five hundred guests at a glittering Champagne Taittinger reception … Continue reading Topsham Shot in World’s Best Food Photos

VitaminSea by Salty Dog Devon, Cullompton – by Lauren Heath

Down the boutique high street that is Fore Street, Cullompton, a new food offering has docked! #VitaminSea by Salty Dog Devon is a café by day and a dinner pop up by night. Run by Cales who, after travelling in San Franscisco and chowing down on clam chowder, found a passion for tasty, full bodied seafood fayre. Her page says “Fresh from the south west.’ … Continue reading VitaminSea by Salty Dog Devon, Cullompton – by Lauren Heath

Exeter Food and Drink Festival Competition & our Top 5 Festival Tips

We thought we’d share our top 5 tips for the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink as well as treat you to a competition to win some tickets! 1. Come hungry! There are so many wonderful things to try and food stalls to grab a bite from, don’t waste your precious tummy room on a second rate breakfast at home! 2. Book VIP … Continue reading Exeter Food and Drink Festival Competition & our Top 5 Festival Tips

Seven Wonders of Exeter Food Festival

Exeter Food Festival – Saturday 5th, Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May 2018 Exeter Beats – Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May 2018 Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink returns to Exeter Castle and Northernhay Gardens next month with fantastic regional chefs, over 80 producers selling delicious goodies from across the South West, live music to keep the atmosphere alive throughout … Continue reading Seven Wonders of Exeter Food Festival

North Devon Marketing Bureau launches new food and drink initiative

A new initiative set to boost food and drink businesses in North Devon was launched on Monday 26th March 2018. The North Devon Marketing Bureau unveiled the brand new North Devon Food Trail app, designed to showcase the best independent food and drink businesses the region has to offer. The businesses included in the app were all recommended by locals, as part of a piece … Continue reading North Devon Marketing Bureau launches new food and drink initiative

Recipe: Fillet of Lyme Bay Red Gurnard Escabeche

With Easter creeping up fast, here’s a light dish to cook for yourself and a loved one, or perhaps a group of friends – with thanks to The Salutation Inn for the recipe. Red gurnard is a firm fish, with fantastic flavour. It’s one that we should all be eating more, as gurnard is often discarded due to low market demand. Once you try this recipe though, … Continue reading Recipe: Fillet of Lyme Bay Red Gurnard Escabeche

Honiton Hotel Scoops Chaîne de Rotisseurs’ GB Young Chef of the Year 2018 Award

A young chef from Devon has taken the title of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs GB Young Chef of the Year 2018, with a chance of international glory later in the year. Exeter-born Kayla Tuvey, aged 19 and working as Commis Chef at the well-known Deer Park Country House, Buckerell, Honiton, has become the youngest chef, and probably the first woman, ever to win this forty-one … Continue reading Honiton Hotel Scoops Chaîne de Rotisseurs’ GB Young Chef of the Year 2018 Award

Chococo’s NEW Unicorn Egg

Chococo’s have released a NEW Unicorn Egg (£12.00/175g) Inspired by the mythical unicorn that was said to enjoy springtime frolics on the meadows overlooking Swanage beach, this unique and exclusive Unicorn egg is made from 43% Venezuelan origin milk chocolate. Inside it nestles six white chocolate unicorns waiting to be enjoyed. The outside of the egg is hand-decorated with abstract splashes of naturally coloured cocoa … Continue reading Chococo’s NEW Unicorn Egg

Award winning restaurant, The Galley in Topsham, has a fresh new look!

Award Winning Fish & Seafood Restaurant, The Galley in Topsham, reopens following an extensive refurbishment. Closed for the last two months to facilitate, now with a new look, new chef and new menu The Galley is delighted to be back serving ‘The Very Best of Devon on a Plate’. Under new leadership of experienced Head Chef Lee Harry and Sous Chef Jack Sharland, The Galley … Continue reading Award winning restaurant, The Galley in Topsham, has a fresh new look!

Harry’s Restaurant, Exeter – by Lauren Heath

You know how they says dogs are not just for Christmas? Well, a strange comparison I know, but neither is Harry’s. It really is for every occasion. Situated down Longbrook Street, just a few minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of Exeter’s high street, Harry’s has been doing its thing since 1993; a family owned and run by the Pounds family since its inception, … Continue reading Harry’s Restaurant, Exeter – by Lauren Heath

Market Street, Newton Abbot – by Lauren Heath

In a fairly unassuming green building, set back from Market Street in Newton Abbot, is a restaurant with the same name serving surprisingly tasty fayre. Market Street is a social enterprise; belonging to Young Devon, this restaurant is a base for providing a yearly opportunity to hospitality apprentices, particularly from disadvantaged backgrounds wth all ‘profits’ being ploughed back into the business. The website states: Our … Continue reading Market Street, Newton Abbot – by Lauren Heath

2018 Devon Food and Drink Festivals for your Diary

DEVON: Delightful, Edible, Variety, Outdoors, Nourishing. Five words we can think of relating to our incredibly rich, tasty and hardworking county, but there are certainly many more words to describe the assortment of food and drink available to us from our waters, moors and everything inbetween. The best way to be exposed to as many great producers as possible? Food and Drink festivals of course! … Continue reading 2018 Devon Food and Drink Festivals for your Diary

Topsham Hotel Announces Acclaimed Guest Chef Event

Devon based boutique hotel and restaurant, The Salutation Inn, has announced that it will be hosting award-winning Chef Jamie Raftery for a special two-night food and wine experience on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th April. One of the few chefs to be awarded Gordon Ramsay’s prestigious scholarship, West Ireland born Jamie Raftery has since spent his illustrious career working alongside some of the world’s best … Continue reading Topsham Hotel Announces Acclaimed Guest Chef Event

Valentine’s Day Gifts from Chococo

For Valentine’s Day 2018, Dorset-based artisan chocolatier Chococo has created a collection of gorgeous chocolates to delight chocolate lovers. Aspiring cupids can select from the following gifts: NEW freshly handmade Valentine’s selection boxes featuring NEW flavours and a gorgeous NEW design; a NEW range of delicious and fun Valentine’s Chocolate Hearts and a NEW Valentine’s Hamper Box. Carefully developed by the team, led by founders Claire … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Gifts from Chococo

New Portuguese Patisserie Opens in Topsham

For cake aficionados everywhere – new Portuguese patisserie opens in Topsham Sara’s Petite Cuisine, a modern take on a Portuguese patisserie, opened on Fore Street in Topsham in December. Offering delicious cakes and pastries made on site as well as a selection of hot and cold drinks, the café is set to be a huge success. It has been set up by Sara Felix, a … Continue reading New Portuguese Patisserie Opens in Topsham