Why not enter the Sticky Toffee Pudding Competition! In aid of Padstow Lifeboat

Padstow’s Open Sticky Toffee Pud Comp – takes place on the 6th October 2018 at the Old Ship Hotel Padstow in aid of the RNLI. Think you can make the best ever Sticky Toffee Pudding?  Or do your family and friends tell you that yours tastes really good? If the answer is yes, then why not enter the Sticky Toffee Pudding Competition and have an … Continue reading Why not enter the Sticky Toffee Pudding Competition! In aid of Padstow Lifeboat

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 with Polly Guy, ahead of The Great Food and Drink Show at Westpoint

This weekend, The Great Food and Drink Show will be taking place at Westpoint, Exeter for the first time. With producers, cookery workshops and demos, celebrity Ready Steady Cook, wine tasting and more, the two day event is an exciting one for the county. The demo stage will feature gert lush Tom Kerridge, chef veteran Jean Christophe Novelli, local cookery school owner and chef Jim Fisher … Continue reading Interview: 10 Questions with Polly Guy, ahead of The Great Food and Drink Show at Westpoint

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

News: Harry’s Restaurant Opens 8th September After a Grand Refurbishment

Harry’s Restaurant brought cosy, casual dining to Exeter’s foodie scene for the last 25 years. But what will its new, refurbished incarnation bring? Harry’s closed its doors this week for a grand refurbishment but plans on reopening as soon as 8th September. The gothic style building on Longbrook Street is currently in the hands of high-quality craftsman, builders and designers who share a passion for … Continue reading News: Harry’s Restaurant Opens 8th September After a Grand Refurbishment

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  

Restaurant Review: The Galley, Topsham – by Lauren Heath

To the south east of Exeter, and only a hop, skip and a jump on the train from the city centre (or even a leisurely cycle using the Exe Estuary Trail), Topsham is a town where food culture of all kinds is thriving. Imagine a buzzing boutique estuary town with boats bobbing on the water, giving easy access for keen types to venture out and … Continue reading Restaurant Review: The Galley, Topsham – by Lauren Heath

Hotel Review: Treehouse Getaway at Deer Park Country House Hotel – by Lauren Heath

Life’s busy right? But we all need a getaway. A bit of me time, a couples retreat, a chance to celebrate life’s successes or even somewhere to escape parenthood, obligations, or even the washing pile for just 24 glorious hours. You want to feel like you’re somewhere else without travelling far. To be cocooned, welcome, looked after? Well look no further than Deer Park Hotel. … Continue reading Hotel Review: Treehouse Getaway at Deer Park Country House Hotel – by Lauren Heath

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!

Chef Chris Sherville to open new cookery school in Dartington

A brand-new cookery school experience is set to launch in Dartington in September, with courses and private dining delivered by esteemed chef, Chris Sherville. The school is to be launched from his own home, having transformed a floor into a state-of-the-art professional kitchen and an atmospheric private dining room.  The new facilities provide the perfect setting to learn new skills and top cookery tips from the … Continue reading Chef Chris Sherville to open new cookery school in Dartington

Cheesemaker seeing stars, as Great Taste reveals more goat’s cheese glory

Quicke’s has landed yet more honours following the announcement of this year’s Great Taste results, with the Devon-based cheesemaker taking home stars for six of its products, including a coveted 3-star award for its Goat’s Milk Clothbound Cheese. With only 192 products named in 2018’s 3-star list, the goat’s cheese is now one of the UK’s most celebrated cheeses, following a raft of awards already … Continue reading Cheesemaker seeing stars, as Great Taste reveals more goat’s cheese glory

Dinner Party with a Private Chef and La Belle Assiette – by Lauren Heath

As you will have gathered, we’re very lucky and privileged to enjoy eating out around Devon, but we are also fairly good cooks at home. I’m not too precious about my kitchen though…. if someone wants to cook for me then go for it. I’ll eat it. Anything. (Well, except for olives and goats cheese; I can hear your shock but I’ve tried many a … Continue reading Dinner Party with a Private Chef and La Belle Assiette – by Lauren Heath

Devon Food Movement presents The Big Collaboration, a spectacular dining event not to be missed: 8th September 2018

All photos courtesy of Devon Food Movement Devon Food Movement is working in partnership with Ashridge Court to bring our first BIG COLLABORATION event to fruition. This collaboration is taking place on 8th September and will feature many local artisans and some of the South West’s best chefs (see lists below) The evening will start with a canape and drinks reception sponsored by the local … Continue reading Devon Food Movement presents The Big Collaboration, a spectacular dining event not to be missed: 8th September 2018

Taste of the West’s New Food Village arrives on Exmouth Seafront

All photos are courtesy of McQueenie Mulholland From Thai-inspired ice cream to locally-bred pork, the new food village at the Queen’s Drive Space on Exmouth seafront is proving a huge hit with locals and visitors alike. The new attraction, which is being run by Taste of the West, has already attracted hundreds of visitors, keen to sample some of the tastiest produce from the region, … Continue reading Taste of the West’s New Food Village arrives on Exmouth Seafront

Properly free range meat stars at Great Taste, as Pipers Farm lands four awards

All photos courtesy of Freshly Ground PR Devon-based online butcher, Pipers Farm is celebrating a healthy haul of awards today as the Great Taste results are announced, taking home a highly coveted 3-star award for its Saddleback Neck Steak, alongside three other accolades. Described by the judges as “beautifully soft, with full frontal flavour”, the pork steaks are one of only 192 food and drink … Continue reading Properly free range meat stars at Great Taste, as Pipers Farm lands four awards