NEWS: Liam Steevenson MW Creates a unique new wine list for Southernhay House

Liam Steevenson MW has collaborated with Exeter’s most beautiful townhouse hotel to curate an exceptional new wine list, dubbed ‘When A Friend Makes Your Wine’.  The list of eight wines includes six wines created by Liam himself, plus two of his all-time favourites. Having initially made his reputation as a wine merchant and buyer, including a stint as Senior Wine Buyer for Waitrose, Liam has … Continue reading NEWS: Liam Steevenson MW Creates a unique new wine list for Southernhay House

REVIEW: Lewtrenchard Manor – Part 1 by Chris Gower #Ad

The meal provided in this review was gratis. Views expressed are independent of the business and is not seen or approved before publication. “I have wandered over Europe, have rambled to Iceland, climbed the Alps, been for some years lodged among the marshes of Essex – yet nothing that I have seen has quenched in me the longing after the fresh air, and love of … Continue reading REVIEW: Lewtrenchard Manor – Part 1 by Chris Gower #Ad

NEWS: New food and drink trail launched for Exeter this autumn: Over 40 food and drink businesses to explore

Foodies visiting the Exeter and Greater Exeter area can now embark on a journey of discovery as an exciting new initiative has officially launched. Set to place Exeter on the map as a major new foodie destination, the Exeter Food and Drink Trail has brought together the area’s finest food and drink producers, retailers and restaurateurs. At the centre of the self-guided Exeter Food and … Continue reading NEWS: New food and drink trail launched for Exeter this autumn: Over 40 food and drink businesses to explore

REVIEW: Turtle Bay, Queen St, Exeter (September 2018) #Ad

The meal provided in this review was gratis. Views expressed are independent of the business and is not seen or approved before publication. Dining Devon is about everything within the county borders of Devon (and outside too!) that involves food, eating, dining and nomming.  We always step-up to champion the mighty independents, but the dining scene in Exeter is a large and is made up … Continue reading REVIEW: Turtle Bay, Queen St, Exeter (September 2018) #Ad

ANNOUNCEMENT: Archiving old posts!

Dining Devon has been running along for a few years now.  Since the blog was created in 2011 we’ve published hundreds of posts covering reviews, news, press releases, recipes and everything else in between.  But annoyingly, we are running out of space! In the future, one day, I’d like to move DD onto a self-hosted server with bells and whistles, but at the moment, the … Continue reading ANNOUNCEMENT: Archiving old posts!

A new chapter for Deer Park Country House Weddings and events reign supreme

The runaway popularity of East Devon’s Deer Park Country House as the backdrop for amazing, memorable occasions has resulted in the decision to focus exclusively on weddings and events in future. The elegant Georgian manor house is set in 80 acres of glorious countryside and is long established as one of the region’s favourite places to eat, stay and celebrate.  Its classic architecture and sumptuous … Continue reading A new chapter for Deer Park Country House Weddings and events reign supreme

News: Finalists announced for 2018 South West Chef of the Year

The finalists for this year’s South West Chef of the Year competition have been chosen and now face the toughest challenge yet – to prepare their dishes for a daunting line-up of judges on 24th October at Exeter College. The finalists have been selected from eight semi-finalists in the Professional and Young Professional categories and ten in the Student/Apprentice Chef category.  The finalists will be cooking a … Continue reading News: Finalists announced for 2018 South West Chef of the Year

News: Devon Food Movement at Higher Hacknell Farm, 6th October

Devon Food Movement is a collaborative pop-up restaurant concept set up by former Michelin star development chef Luke Fearon. The company aim is to celebrate Devon’s unique and world-class produce through a series of temporary dining experiences, where DFM link talented local chefs, producers and food heroes with restaurants, farms or unique locations throughout Devon (and sometimes a little beyond). Diners experience small plated set … Continue reading News: Devon Food Movement at Higher Hacknell Farm, 6th October

News: Harry’s Restaurant reopens after a grand refurbishment!

Harry’s Restaurant brought cosy, casual dining to Exeter’s foodie scene for the last 25 years. But what does its new, refurbished incarnation bring? Harry’s closed its doors on 20th August for a grand refurbishment and reopened just 19 days later, but what now awaits the curious diner inside? The gothic style building on Longbrook Street underwent a serious facelift, carried out by high-quality craftsman, builders … Continue reading News: Harry’s Restaurant reopens after a grand refurbishment!

Interview: 10 Questions for Chef Luke Fearon of Devon Food Movement

Tomorrow at Ashridge Court Farm, Dining Devon (Lauren) will be experiencing a culmination of culinary talent as part of the first BIG COLLABORATION.  Chef Luke Fearon brings together some of the finest local culinary talents in one beautiful location.  There are still some last minute tickets, so get them whilst you can! “Devon Food Movement is working in partnership with Ashridge Court to bring our … Continue reading Interview: 10 Questions for Chef Luke Fearon of Devon Food Movement

Competition: Win tickets to Powderham Food Festival – now with added Gin and Tonic!

A couple of days ago, I wrote a little post reminding everyone that our Powderham Food Festival ticket giveaway was still running until midnight 10th September – I can now also confirm that not only will our lucky winner gets tickets, but they’ll also receive a free Westcountry Gin & Tonic courtesy of our friends at Oddfellows Event Bars, who will be at Powderham Food … Continue reading Competition: Win tickets to Powderham Food Festival – now with added Gin and Tonic!

News: Turtle Bay launch new menu and it’s all about the Caribbean social!

    Smashing small plates and inspiring sides makes for social Caribbean tapas style dining – eat what you want when you want. New burger menu – goat, halloumi and vegan. New One Pots including two vegan options. Vegan, low carb, gluten-free, paleo, low-alcohol – all bases are covered.   Turtle Bay’s new sociable dining menu has just landed and it’s all about ‘anything goes’, … Continue reading News: Turtle Bay launch new menu and it’s all about the Caribbean social!

Restaurant Review: Fat Cow Burgers, Torquay by Chris Gower

In previous posts on this blog, I’ve extolled my love for Torquay and the rabbit warren of roads and streets that entangle the surrounding villages into the large urban conglomerate that is Torbay.  There is an eclectic range of independent restaurants, funny little shops, and a really vibrant dining scene.  Two Exeter favourites – Meat 59 and Brody’s – started off in Torquay both graduating … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Fat Cow Burgers, Torquay by Chris Gower

Competition: Win Powderham Food Festival tickets! Still time to enter!

Have you seen a fab competition we’ve been running on our social medias? Visit Facebook and Twitter and get the instructions on how to enter, it’s dead easy and we have five pairs of tickets to give away.  And not only that, each winner will get a complimentary Westcountry Gin & Tonic from The Oddfellows Events Bar which will be visiting Powderham Food Festival. Enter … Continue reading Competition: Win Powderham Food Festival tickets! Still time to enter!

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  

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!

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

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