Café Review: Babbacombe Bay Café – by Lauren Heath

Babbacombe Bay Café Imagine buying your dream cafe, and then lockdown hits – well the new owner of Babbacombe Bay Cafe, Michelle Sampson, has just lived through this. After securing the venue earlier this year she has had to wait until the right time to open due to lockdown and has just flung her doors open, raring to go – even if it is just … Continue reading Café Review: Babbacombe Bay Café – by Lauren Heath

Meals To Go Review: DIY Devon Food Kits – by Lauren Heath

DIY Devon Food Kits from Austin Gosling, Co-Owner and Head Chef of On The Rocks, Torquay and Brixham So what do you do when both your successful restaurants, that have been open since 2014 and 2017 respectively, have to close their doors due to the current lockdown situation? Initial panic, the boredom and quiet at home as opposed to the buzz of the kitchen, gathering … Continue reading Meals To Go Review: DIY Devon Food Kits – by Lauren Heath

RECIPE: Cheese & Leek Quiche for National Vegetarian Week by Sue Stoneman

Quiche can be a French Tart, a topless pie or a pastry crust filled tart with savoury custard (eggs and cream), cheese, meat (for carnivores), seafood or vegetables. More familiar is Quiche Lorraine, which traditionally is made with lardons or bacon. It is a classic French dish, but Quiche originated in Germany and the word ‘quiche’ is from the German word ‘kuchen’, meaning cake. National … Continue reading RECIPE: Cheese & Leek Quiche for National Vegetarian Week by Sue Stoneman

RECIPE: Victoria Sponge Cake to celebrate VE Day 75 by Sue Stoneman

Sue shares her recipe for a delicious Victoria Sponge Cake to celebrate VE Day 75, commemorating the official end of the Second World War.  With #lockdown #stayhome and #staysafe, plans for street parties to mark this day in history have been postponed or cancelled.  You could hold your own celebration at home with your family and bake your favourite cake! Victoria Sponge was named after … Continue reading RECIPE: Victoria Sponge Cake to celebrate VE Day 75 by Sue Stoneman

A fresh look at doing business: Dart Fresh’s grocery home delivery service expands beyond the borders

Dart Fresh is a company that, until a few weeks ago, had been supplying some of the top restaurants across Devon & Somerset, with local produce and goods. But come the COVID-19 lockdown and the closure of all of their customers, they quickly adapted from wholesaler to retailer by opening their doors to home customers, delivering groceries to customers directly. Not only available to residents … Continue reading A fresh look at doing business: Dart Fresh’s grocery home delivery service expands beyond the borders

Top chefs, gardeners, producers, makers and wellbeing experts in the South West of England create ‘Slow Life Good Life’

Top chefs, gardeners, producers, makers and wellbeing experts in the South West of England have come together to create Slow Life Good Life, an online club and community to teach the nation how to thrive and grow in these challenging times. Continue reading Top chefs, gardeners, producers, makers and wellbeing experts in the South West of England create ‘Slow Life Good Life’

Recipe: Sue’s Easter Hot Cross Buns for Oven or BBQ

Sue guides us through a great hot cross bun recipe that can be cooked traditionally in the oven, or even on the BBQ or other outdoor cooking kit. A great excuse to get your bake on this Easter! Continue reading Recipe: Sue’s Easter Hot Cross Buns for Oven or BBQ

New restaurant review: Pieminister, Queen St, Exeter

This was written before the recent pandemic. I do hope you can enjoy it and remember to give Pieminister a visit after the lockdown has finished! Queen St in Exeter is one of the main thoroughfares that leads straight to the heart of the city, it is a veritable culinary avenue being home to local foodie legends such as The Exploding Bakery, Pink Moon Cafe … Continue reading New restaurant review: Pieminister, Queen St, Exeter

Harry's Restaurant, Exeter – Online Ordering, Delivery & Collections Now Available

Harry’s Restaurant, Exeter – Online Ordering, Delivery & Collections Now Available Continue reading Harry's Restaurant, Exeter – Online Ordering, Delivery & Collections Now Available

The Salutation Inn introduces take-away menu

The Salutation Inn in Topsham is offered a take-away menu and laundry service. This award winning restaurant with rooms our destination for three memorable foodie experiences. Our tasting menu experience and the fantastic evening with the Holistic Chef Jamie Raftery both blew our socks off. But our Dining in The Dark press experience was something I’ll never forget! Needless to say, this restaurant is one … Continue reading The Salutation Inn introduces take-away menu

Support your local eateries and foodie businesses

The last two weeks has been quite unprecedented. The world is facing a pandemic unlike anything else we have seen in living memory, and businesses across the UK are trying to work out how to stay afloat in the midst of vague communications from the government. From the 20th March, the government announced it was throwing money at businesses to keep them afloat, but the … Continue reading Support your local eateries and foodie businesses

NEWS: EVERSFIELD ORGANIC ARRIVES IN TOTNES THIS MARCH

News: Eversfield Organic Arrives in Totnes this March – with Opening Ceremony on Saturday 14th March at 12:30pm Continue reading NEWS: EVERSFIELD ORGANIC ARRIVES IN TOTNES THIS MARCH

Gastropub Review: The Cadeleigh Arms, Cadeleigh

The last couple of weeks has been a bit full-on. My mum is a wonderful mum, and she saw that I needed a bit of cheering up so she took me out to lunch on a cold and rainy Friday afternoon recently. What cheered me up even more is that we went to The Cadeleigh Arms, a pub that has been on my hit-list since … Continue reading Gastropub Review: The Cadeleigh Arms, Cadeleigh

News: Dirty Martini Marketing Win Exeter Festival Of South West Food & Drink Contract

Dirty Martini Marketing Win Exeter Festival Of South West Food & Drink Contract Continue reading News: Dirty Martini Marketing Win Exeter Festival Of South West Food & Drink Contract

Caffe Rojano has now re-opened! Paul and Emma Ainsworth raise the bar with an excellent menu.

I want to say that Caffe Rojano is tucked away, down the winding streets of Padstow. But when it comes to Padstow in general, most of it is winding and many of it’s great eateries are tucked away down cosy streets which you have to breathe in to squeeze down (I do anyway!). This little town sits on the River Camel estuary, a safe harbour … Continue reading Caffe Rojano has now re-opened! Paul and Emma Ainsworth raise the bar with an excellent menu.

Casual Dining in Exeter: Perfect ‘Pho’ the cold weather!

The pun in the title relies on you knowing that Pho is actually pronounced ‘fuh’, but the English tend to pronounce it like ‘foe’, a fact I didn’t realise until I had actually been to Pho Restaurant in Queen St, Exeter. I’ve been a little quiet on the blog recently due to the busy-ness of life, but I am still orchestrating things in the background … Continue reading Casual Dining in Exeter: Perfect ‘Pho’ the cold weather!

The Pig at Combe: Folly Foodies Club event with guests Pipers Farm – by Lauren Heath

This little piggy went to…another great event at The Pig at Combe. This time it was The Folly Foodies Club with guests, Pipers Farm. Continue reading The Pig at Combe: Folly Foodies Club event with guests Pipers Farm – by Lauren Heath

Devon Dinner celebrates West Country beef & lamb

Top chefs, food journalists and producers came together to celebrate West Country PGI beef and lamb at a Winter Gastronomy evening. The dinner took place at the Beachside Grill Restaurant, part of Saunton Sands hotel, in Devon on the 15 November.   The menu was designed by head chef, Dez Turland, at the Beachside Grill Restaurant. The dishes made full use of local produce, and … Continue reading Devon Dinner celebrates West Country beef & lamb