Last year Dining Devon published a small article guest written by a chap called Alex Fletcher who had taken position of the Head Chef of the Seawood Hotel in Lynton, North Devon. It came to our attention that Alex Fletcher has now no longer the Head Chef and the Seawood Hotel no longer has any connection to him. Continue reading Announcement
I have never been to Comptoir Libanais before, it’s a bit of an admission given it’s reputation in Exeter being so positive. And everyone else I know who, has any sense of ‘what is good food’ has already been. OK not everyone, but I feel that my first visit was a prelude to everyone else saying ‘oh you’ll love it’ and ‘their vegetarian stuff is … Continue reading REVIEW: Comptoir Libanais, Queen St. Dining Quarter #ad
Manna From Devon Cooking School is providing our next superb #seafoodweek recipe! If you’ve not heard of them then they were established in 2005, run by Holly and David Jones who teach cooking skills to small groups in the relaxed environment of their Victorian Home overlooking the River Dart. If you like the sound of this, then head to their website for more info and … Continue reading Manna from Devon presents Wood Fired Plaice with leek and tomato sauce – your plaice or mine?
Today is the start of Seafood Week, a week long celebration of everything that comes from the sea. This week, why not try something you wouldn’t have tried before? Seafood Week 2019 runs from the 4th-11th October. Lauren recently went on a foodie journey through some of the nicest restaurants in Torquay tasting some of the lovely offerings (read our Seafood Quest post here) and … Continue reading It’s Seafood Week! Recipe 1 from The Galley in Topsham
The Galley, fish and seafood restaurant in Topsham has launched a new website and branding with a fresh, clean and timeless look. Enlisting Harry Wild, from food and drink communications agency, Go Wild Communications, it was agreed to make the restaurant more accessible online and offer an enhanced first impression through visually striking imagery. To showcase the elegance of The Galley’s food from Head Chef … Continue reading The Galley in Topsham reveal their new branding and website!
One thing I have come to value in my adventures with food is the technical skills chefs must possess. They are naturally driven hard workers, creative and innovative, passionate about ingredients and provenance, and nearly all of them can do things with food that I could only dream of. But you have to start somewhere. For many chefs, they attend college or do apprenticeships or … Continue reading EVENT REVIEW: Ashburton Cookery School – Charity Dining Event #ad
I’m not going abroad for my holidays, like many of my fellow countrymen who are too skint, I will not be jetting away to anywhere exotic, we have to make do with being stuck with the continental warmth, the mid-Atlantic storms and the fickle climate. Luckily we have an impressive array of beautiful destinations in our lovely county; glorious wild spaces and lots of green, … Continue reading Review: 2 mains for £20 at The Oddfellows #ad
Snugly tucked in to the rolling hills of Mid Devon lies the beautiful yet relatively untouched town of Bampton. This is not a place that is dominated by a supermarket; it has a Costcutter but it has a green grocer, a butchers, a football club and a beautiful church that also acts as a Heritage Centre. There is something undisturbed here, like the world hasn’t … Continue reading STAYCATION REVIEW: Peter Mundy at The Ginger Peanut, Bampton #ad
Welcome to East Devon. Home to rolling green hills, little wiggly lanes, a vast coastline of international scientific importance and some of the nicest most underrated scenery in the UK. There are pieces of East Devon that are exceptionally quaint, other pieces that are rugged and handsome in a landscape kind-of-way, and other pieces that are as modern and comfortable as the rest of the … Continue reading STAYCATION REVIEW: The Devon Spotted Pig #ad
I remember, a few years ago now, I introduced myself to someone at a professional networking event I was speaking at (not about the blog). They had heard of Eating Exeter, as it was back in 2016 and said something that has stuck in my head and I tried to unpack afterwards. They said that the blog was too ‘burger focused’… Cue me looking shocked … Continue reading REVIEW: Beer Factory and Kitchen at Hanlon’s Brewery #ad #invited
Exeter Cookery School to host Authentic Italian Cookery Masterclasses with Valentina Harris, TV Chef, Cookery Book Writer & Accomplished Tutor. Devon is set to receive a series of visits from the ‘queen’… the queen of pasta, risottos, and authentic Italian cooking, that is! The acclaimed TV chef, regional cookery book author and Italian cookery tutor, Valentina Harris, has announced that she will be bringing her … Continue reading NEWS: Ready with pasta? Valentina Harris at Exeter Cookery School!
It seems like every town or city has some sort of food festival. In fact there are festivals for nearly everything, Gin, Chocolate, Gin, Cheese, Beer. These are great, but for me the most important festival is Exeter’s very own Festival of South West Food & Drink. Colloquially known as Exeter Food Festival, it is like the start of summer for foodies in the region. … Continue reading EVENT: Exeter Food Festival 2019 #ad
Tucked in, at the bottom of Fore Street in Topsham is a seafood restaurant that is on the up-and-up. On the 25th April, special guests were invited to sample a menu put together as a celebration of the producers that they work with. Now re-opened after a little break, they’re ready to take your reservations! Words below provided by Harry Wild of Go Wild Communications: … Continue reading NEWS/PHOTO POST: Goings-on at The Galley, Topsham
The Teign Estuary is a little bit like the Exe Estuary’s little brother. It’s a bit shorter, a tad narrower, but in it’s own way much more dramatic. The best way to enjoy the serenity of this gorgeous part of Devon is to head down to The Coombe Cellars, grab a pint and watch the calm waters. Our visit was a little less scenic. It … Continue reading REVIEW: The Coombe Cellars, Newton Abbot – press event #Ad
Members of the Exeter & Heart of Devon Hotels & Restaurants Association raised a whopping £800 for Hospitality Action at this year’s annual dinner held at Mercure Southgate Hotel on Monday 4th March. Hotel Director of The Pig at Combe, Fiona Moores, is also raising funds for Hospitality Action by taking part in a spectacular cycle race later this year. The celebratory evening kicked off … Continue reading Exeter & Heart of Devon Hotels & Restaurants Association raise £800 for charity in one evening at their annual dinner!
SALCOMBE BREWERY CO. LAUNCHES NEW ISLAND STREET PORTER Salcombe Brewery Co. is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new addition to its much-loved range of beers. Island Street Porter (ABV 5.9%), the third beer in the brewery’s craft beer range, is a rich velvety porter and can be purchased online, from local stockists or directly from the brewery in 330ml bottles. Brewer Sam … Continue reading NEWS: Salcombe Brewery Co. launches new Island Street Porter
To anyone who is familiar with the surrounding landscape of Exeter, it is hard to miss Haldon Hill. A long treelined geographical slug, that helps create a mild microclimate for us city dwellers, repels the harsh winds and nasty rains that slide off Dartmoor’s slippery heather padded shoulders. Tucked up in it’s shadow is Brickhouse Vineyard, a stone’s throw from Starcross, overlooking the estuary and … Continue reading REVIEW: Brickhouse Vineyard hosts its first Pop-up event with M Welsh Catering #Ad
We are nearly at the end of the first month of the year and by now I can imagine there are unwanted exercise bikes, barely worn trainers and nearly-new Lycra gracing many wardrobes, garages and spare rooms across the country. The beginning of the year seems to herald in a whole hoard of marketing campaigns about ‘new year, new you’. Whilst I hold decent dose … Continue reading REVIEW: Getting Healthy at Pho #Ad
I do like a good revisit – especially to a place that we enjoyed as much as we did when we visited last year. At the time Mike Welsh was heading up the food, but after moving on to pastures new, this left a space to be filled. Enter stage left, Charles Dingley and his partner Carlie who have taken the reigns. Every chef, like … Continue reading REVIEW: The Seven Stars, Kennford: The revisit #Ad
Here we are, at the end of another cycle. The world gets weirder every year, but one thing is consistent – we live in a part of the world that has some amazing food producers, restaurants and events taking place throughout the year. Our county is home to so many award winning hotels and restaurants, visitors to Devon are totally spoilt for choice. This year … Continue reading Review of the year: 2018