Exeter Food Festival: A quick round-up by Chris Gower

The Exeter Food Festival is a massive part of the culinary calendar for foodies in this wonderful city.  Each year Eating Exeter has written about it and attended dutifully, watched the demos, tweeted and blogged about the experience enjoying the wealth of talented producers and chefs that our region produce. This year myself and Steve Heath (Chilli Head Chef) had the honour of being part … Continue reading Exeter Food Festival: A quick round-up by Chris Gower

Exeter Food Festival 2017 starts today!

Today marks the beginning of the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink, taking place in Northernhay Gardens in Exeter. This year is chocked full of producers, demos and an appearance from Tom Kerridge too. Have a gander at the programme! Eating Exeter editor Chris Gower will be appearing in the BBC Radio Devon Q&A Tent tomorrow from 13:15 to 13:45 with the fab … Continue reading Exeter Food Festival 2017 starts today!

Chorizo Meatballs with Tomato Sauce, Greens and Dirty Rice by Anna May

Our recipe of the week comes courtesy of Anna May from her fantastic blog, Anna May Everyday – All content and images belong to Anna.  It originally appeared on the 28th March 2017. Please subscribe to her excellent blog with some really delicious recipes! Do you ever wonder what to cook for supper?  Despite spending a considerable number of my waking moments thinking about food I … Continue reading Chorizo Meatballs with Tomato Sauce, Greens and Dirty Rice by Anna May

The first Eating Exeter podcast!

This started as an experiment to see if it was possible.  The short answer is that a podcast is possible, and here it is… https://soundcloud.com/user-454063540/the-eating-exeter-podcast-1 We went to Bierkeller’s Beer and Bratwurst tasting evening a few weeks ago – It was great fun and absolutely fascinating.  We also welcomed in Polpo and grabbed a sneaky interview with Russell Norman, co-founder and driving force behind the … Continue reading The first Eating Exeter podcast!

Salcombe Gin named World’s Best Gin at World Drinks Awards

The results are in! The final achievements of the World Drinks Awards 2017 were announced at a lunch during the Whiskies & Spirits Conference on 30 March 2017 at the Waldorf Hotel in London.  South Devon’s Salcombe Distilling Co. is once again celebrating success with two more impressive wins. In addition to Gold awarded at the prestigious World Drinks Awards last December, hand distilled ‘Start Point’ Gin scooped … Continue reading Salcombe Gin named World’s Best Gin at World Drinks Awards

Rockfish Exeter: A video update

We are both massive fans of Mitch Tonks and the Rockfish restaurants.  We were invited to the opening of the Exmouth Rockfish and loved it.  Then Mitch goes and announces that they’re going to be opening a Rockfish on The Quay? Exeter is lacking a really good seafood restaurant, and I believe that this is really going to add to the dining scene here in our … Continue reading Rockfish Exeter: A video update

Lloyd’s Kitchen: ensuring excellence through a feedback evening

For any restaurant or café, quality of output is incredibly important.  British diners are a very picky lot, and because we’re not very good at complaining restaurants don’t often get to read about a bad burger or an over-cooked steak until they see it on TripAdvisor. One of Exeter’s best loved restaurants is Lloyd’s Kitchen in Catherine Street, in the dominating shadow of the House … Continue reading Lloyd’s Kitchen: ensuring excellence through a feedback evening

Dr Ink’s Curiosities, Quayside

38 Commercial Rd, Exeter EX2 4AE Commercial Rd, Exeter EX2 4AE Facebook – Instagram – Twitter We visited Dr Ink’s a few weeks ago after an event and although it was only a brief visit, I’ve been eager to write something about this lovely establishment for a while. There are quite a few places in Exeter that do cocktails now.  They range from the pre-made … Continue reading Dr Ink’s Curiosities, Quayside

Roddy’s Pop-Up Rustic Restaurant: 1 st July at Bickham Barn

Rod Hall (of Rod & Ben’s Soup fame) has decided that 2017 will be entertaining, for him as well as for you! … he’s keen to stir things up this year by having a series of special events concentrating on some of his favourite things: The organic produce he grows at Bickham Farm The newly restored – and very rustic – old threshing barn Food … Continue reading Roddy’s Pop-Up Rustic Restaurant: 1 st July at Bickham Barn

Devon food on the telly!

It seems like the rest of the world is realising how epic Devon is becoming as a hub of everything good when it comes to food we serve in restaurants and food produced by those businesses that reside here in our majestic county. I was dead excited to see Steve and Pete from Good Game with Kate Humble on ‘Back To The Land’ this evening … Continue reading Devon food on the telly!

River Cottage announces Spring Food Fair dates – 27th, 28th, 29th May 2017

River Cottage has announced dates for its Spring Food Fair – held across the late May Bank Holiday. This hugely popular event is a real treat for the senses and a must-visit for foodies and gardeners. It’s a chance to get the family down to River Cottage, to explore the farm nestled in gorgeous East Devon and to indulge in the sights, sounds and tastes … Continue reading River Cottage announces Spring Food Fair dates – 27th, 28th, 29th May 2017

Chococo’s Easter Collection

Award-winning, artisan chocolatier Chococo presents its handmade range of fun Easter eggs. Featuring a collection of carefully crafted single origin milk and dark chocolates eggs studded inside with exciting surprises, chocolate lovers can choose from its iconic Dinosaur Egg, a space-age Robot Egg or the highly tempting Honeycombe Egg. Created with wit and vigour, the whole range comes presented in its striking packaging. Carefully developed … Continue reading Chococo’s Easter Collection

Absurd Bird Launches Wings Challenge Eating Competition

Photos courtesy of Absurd Bird/Attention Media The unique chicken restaurant, Absurd Bird, is launching an Absurd Bird Wings Challenge across its stores, on Monday 13th of March at 6:30pm. This will see customers attempt to eat 24 chicken wings as quickly as possible in a timed eating contest! To add to the excitement, Kate Ovens from The Lad Bible is taking on the challenge this … Continue reading Absurd Bird Launches Wings Challenge Eating Competition

The Hole In The Wall, Little Castle Street by Chris Gower

Little Castle St, Exeter EX4 3PX – 01392 437470 – www.hitwexeter.co.uk/ I am in my mid-thirties, despite the beard and the wrinkles which make me look well in to my forties (I’ve stopped playing Guess My Age as it is just depressing) I am thirty-five.  I am old enough to remember Boxes & Boogies Nightclub, The Hothouse, The Thirsty Camel, The Turk’s Head, Mambo… the list … Continue reading The Hole In The Wall, Little Castle Street by Chris Gower

Salcombe Brew: Union Street and Sunny Cove by Chris Gower

One of the great things about writing a food blog is trying out artisan local produce and shouting about the amazing things that we produce here in Devon and it appears that Salcombe is becoming a hub of foodie producers with a growing reputation amongst the chattering foodie classes. A few weeks ago, we were sent a couple of samples from Salcombe Brew after I … Continue reading Salcombe Brew: Union Street and Sunny Cove by Chris Gower

Eating Exeter visits the Crediton Coffee Company by Chris Gower

Our part of the world is full of fantastic artisan producers who are all doing fabulous things with food and drink.  I live on the north-west side of Exeter, in fact it is easier to go shopping in Crediton than trudge across the city in search of a supermarket. But when we’re not food shopping or visiting for another reason, it is easy to ignore … Continue reading Eating Exeter visits the Crediton Coffee Company by Chris Gower

The hunt is on for MasterChef Giftcard ‘Artisans’ to be part of their Artisan Network

Search for UK’s independent and passionate food and drink retailers The hunt is on to find the UK’s very best independent food and drink retailers. Are you a micro-brewer that serves belting beers? Or a buzzing bakery with flour-power? Does your deli delight? Maybe your farm-shop is ace at organic and ethically produced meat? Or your passion is producing vibrant veg? A new MasterChef Gift … Continue reading The hunt is on for MasterChef Giftcard ‘Artisans’ to be part of their Artisan Network

Five Guys, Queen Street

74 Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RX – 01392 276744 As we waved goodbye to Ruby Burgers, muffled reports came in that there would be a large well known chain Burger restaurant moving in.  The doors closed and we waited with baited anticipation to discover who it was going to be.  MeatLIQUOR? Patty and Bun? Five Guys? Five Guys is like some sort of neon advertisement for … Continue reading Five Guys, Queen Street

Ruby Kitchen at The Grapevine Brewhouse, Exmouth

For burger fans in Exeter, we lost one of the best Burger joints in Exeter as Ruby Modern Diner closed the doors on its Queen St restaurant. But the saving grace to the story was that it wasn’t the end, in fact it was just the beginning of a new chapter in the story of Ruby Burgers. Continue reading Ruby Kitchen at The Grapevine Brewhouse, Exmouth