Kupp, Queen St. – The Bottomless Brunch by Chris Gower

Kupp has taken on the dubious mantle of being ‘one of my favourite places’ in the Queen St Dining quarter.  As a food blogger in Exeter I feel it is wrong to have favourites as one must be objective, but I am starting to realise that actually it is perfectly OK to have favourites.  I fell in love with KuPP after their launch evening, this … Continue reading Kupp, Queen St. – The Bottomless Brunch by Chris Gower

Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Queen St – by Chris Gower

Burgers are highly subjective things to write about. I spend a lot of time talking about burgers as they are one of my favourite foodstuffs.  Some love them and talk about them with a passion, they would be happy if every single restaurant had an extensive burger menu and would most probably be equally happy if every restaurant was a burger restaurant too.  These types … Continue reading Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Queen St – by Chris Gower

Rockfish Exmouth: the opening night – by Lauren Heath

Featured photo courtesy of Rockfish It could be argued that Exmouth is going through a mini-renaissance with eating places. Over the last couple of years,  great local names like Las Saveurs and The Chronicle have been joined by Oddfellows Exmouth, Ruby Kitchen and now Rockfish Exmouth, which opened on the seafront just before Christmas. What used to be an aptly named restaurant (The Waterfront) is … Continue reading Rockfish Exmouth: the opening night – by Lauren Heath

Eating Exeter: The end of year review

What a year.  It has been crappy on most levels, but this year has been great for dining in Exeter with the opening of the Queen Street Dining quarter, Exeter is becoming a firm dining destination in Devon. Last year I tried to do a review of the year, I then realised that I had written too much and done so many fun and exciting … Continue reading Eating Exeter: The end of year review

Tasting Chocolate: Bloggers tasting session at Chococo in Exeter – by Chris Gower

We were fortunate enough to be invited to a tasting evening at Chococo’s lovely shop in Gandy St before Christmas.  It was a rare opportunity to experience chocolate under the expert guidance of Chococo co-founder and Chocolatier Claire Burnet who imparted her vast weath of knowledge and passion, taking us lucky bloggers on a whistle-stop tour of the chocolate landscape. At the beginning of the … Continue reading Tasting Chocolate: Bloggers tasting session at Chococo in Exeter – by Chris Gower

Old Timer’s Wine Bar & Restaurant – by Chris Gower

Little Castle St, Exeter EX4 3PX – 01392 477704 – http://www.oldtimersexeter.co.uk/ Old Timer’s Wine Bar and Restaurant is one of Exeter’s hidden gems, of which we seem to have many!  An independent establishment that is owned by the same names that own The Timepiece Nightclub and Hole In The Wall, it has been one of the highlights on the dining scene in Exeter for many years.  This … Continue reading Old Timer’s Wine Bar & Restaurant – by Chris Gower

Harry’s Restaurant, Longbrook St – by Chris Gower

86 Longbrook Street, Exeter, EX4 6AP – Book a table here Twitter – Instagram – Facebook Since I’ve been writing this blog one restaurant has been steady and consistent in quality. That restaurant is Harry’s. If you want to read about our other visits, head here and here. My last review was The Oddfellows which is just up the road; on the theme of fantastic independent … Continue reading Harry’s Restaurant, Longbrook St – by Chris Gower

The Oddfellows, 60 New North Road by Chris Gower

60 New North Road, Exeter – http://www.theoddfellowsbar.co.uk – Exeter @theoddfellows – facebook.com/oddfellowsbar Exmouth @oddfellowsexm – facebook.com/oddfellowsexmouth Just off the bustle of the High Street, under the shadow of John Lewis lies a small pub that has made a big impression on Exeter’s dining scene in recent years.  Nestled between houses and office blocks; it backs on to the historic wall of red sandstone that surrounds … Continue reading The Oddfellows, 60 New North Road by Chris Gower

The Rusty Pig Spicy Pop-up Evening by Chris Gower

I love it when a two great things come together.  The Exploding Bakery and their fantastic new cafe space, coupled with The Rusty Pig and Ex River Cottage chef Robin Rea with his mobile oven made Friday night’s Pop-up event in Queen Street a really excellent evening. From Robin’s bistro kitchen situated just outside on the pavement, punters were treated to an array of spicy … Continue reading The Rusty Pig Spicy Pop-up Evening by Chris Gower

Southcombe Farm – Devonshire Grass Fed Lamb by Caroline Gee

I recently bought some reasonably priced British lamb chops from a supermarket and enjoyed them simply pan fried. Then I got a chance to sample some North Devon lamb chops that come direct from the farm and the difference in taste was incredible – not to mention actually cheaper per kilo than the supermarket. You can taste the different grasses, wild flowers and herbs that … Continue reading Southcombe Farm – Devonshire Grass Fed Lamb by Caroline Gee

From the archives – The Oddfellows, New North Road.

I’m not really allowed to have favourites when writing a blog like this.  But I have certain places that I have a massive amount of respect for in what they do, their ethos and the drive they have behind what they serve.  Yvan and Faye Williams are both passionate about their business and their high culinary standards. Back in 2014 when they introduced their @meateasyexeter … Continue reading From the archives – The Oddfellows, New North Road.

Launch date announced for The Terrace – A new venue for Exeter

The Terrace, Queen Street Dining’s flagship and most eagerly anticipated venue, has announced it will be opening its doors for the first time on Friday 30 September from midday.The two-story multi-million-pound development promises to bring a heady blend of great food and drink, live music and DJ’s. Set across two floors including the rooftop terrace, its owners hope it will fast become the go-to venue … Continue reading Launch date announced for The Terrace – A new venue for Exeter

10 Questions for Marcus from the CountryWoodSmoke Blog & UK BBQ Magazine

Marcus Bawdon is a bit of a personality on the UK BBQ scene.  Being editor of the UK BBQ Magazine and writer of the fantastic CountryWoodSmoke blog, he regularly judges at Grillstock and has a wealth of knowledge about BBQ that just stretches off in to the distance!  He has given workshops, been published in the Telegraph Food section and is When I first started … Continue reading 10 Questions for Marcus from the CountryWoodSmoke Blog & UK BBQ Magazine

Gourmet Burger Kitchen – Press Night

Last week (or was it the week before last?) we were invited along to the opening of Gourmet Burger Kitchen, the second restaurant to open as part of The Queen St Dining Quarter.  With a lump in my throat for the recent loss of Ruby Burgers (loss for us but definite WIN for Exmouth!) this new kid on the burger block has reputation and heritage … Continue reading Gourmet Burger Kitchen – Press Night

Afternoon Tea at The Mercure Southgate Hotel – by Chris Gower

Southernhay East, Exeter, EX1 1QF  – Tel : 01392 412812 Mail : H6624@accor.com T: @SouthgateHotel There has been quite a few firsts in recent months for me.  The first time I’ve attended a ‘blogger event’; the first time I’ve eaten Talbot; the first time I’ve eaten River Exe Salmon; the first time I’ve met Latoyah from Sugar Pink Food in person and the first time I’ve ever … Continue reading Afternoon Tea at The Mercure Southgate Hotel – by Chris Gower

Absurd Bird lands in Exeter!

Absurd Bird is bringing its soul-warming comfort food of the American South to Exeter’s Queen St Dining Quarter at the end of next month. The first Absurd Bird restaurant to open outside the Capital, the new location will bring with it a warm Southern spirit, coupled with a quirky sense of humour that will light up the vibrant Exeter food scene. With its interior taking … Continue reading Absurd Bird lands in Exeter!

Hornbrook Kitchen’s Venison Ragu

Life is busy at the moment for Hornbrook Kitchen, but Chef Tom Allbrook has brought us another delicious Recipe Of The Week!  I love venison, and this recipe really brings out of the best in this rich meat. Ingredients: (Serves 5 people) 1x carrot 1x red onion 3x garlic cloves 2x celery sticks ½ beef tomato 120 ml cooking red wine Good grating of fresh … Continue reading Hornbrook Kitchen’s Venison Ragu

Absurd Bird Bloggers event at Exeter Cookery School

Last week we were invited along to Exeter Cookery School to witness and experience some of the things that make Absurd Bird a restaurant to look forward to. Eating Exeter were lucky enough to be invited along with other notable food/life bloggers from the Exeter area – we were in for a treat. Food Bloggers, like bears, are generally solitary creatures.  They roam restaurants, eating … Continue reading Absurd Bird Bloggers event at Exeter Cookery School

The Salutation Inn, Topsham – Chris Gower

The Salutation Inn, 68 Fore Street,Topsham, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0HL –  01392 873060 info@salutationtopsham.co.uk http://www.salutationtopsham.co.uk/ Topsham is one of my favourite places.   It sits on a peninsular of land between the River Exe and the River Clyst, both opening out in to the magnificent Exe Estuary.  From Topsham Quay you can see right down to Exmouth with some of the nicest views in the area … Continue reading The Salutation Inn, Topsham – Chris Gower