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

The Coach House by Michael Caines at Kentisbury Grange – by Lauren Heath

The Coach House by Michael Caines, Kentisbury Grange, Kentisbury EX31 4NL   –  01271 882295 @KGCoachHouse  –  http://www.kentisburygrange.com/michael-caines-restaurant-north-devon/ Eating Exeter may be our name, and we certainly love to discover local eateries, producers and events. However, our adventures extend much further into the county we live in; we’re very lucky that within around an hours drive of Exeter, many Devon delights await. This is certainly the … Continue reading The Coach House by Michael Caines at Kentisbury Grange – by Lauren Heath

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

Vagabonds Milkshake Bar, Crediton – by Lauren Heath

Vagabonds Milkshake Bar, 109 High Street, Crediton, EX17 3LF http://www.facebook.com/VagabondsMilkshakeBar http://www.twitter.co.uk/milkshakelady89 http://www.instagram.com/nicolethemilkshakelady 15 minutes west of Exeter, in the town of Crediton, is Nicole the Milkshake Lady – a super friendly and cool young woman who’s passion shines across the milkshake bar. Previously working in other milkshake establishments, she realised her passion and opened her own bright pink shop on Crediton High Street 4 years … Continue reading Vagabonds Milkshake Bar, Crediton – by Lauren Heath

Circa 1924 Express Lunch – by Lauren Heath

Circa 1924, 6 Northernhay Place, Exeter, EX4 3QJ. Ph: 01392 438545 Web: www.circa1924.co.uk/ @Circa1924 info@circa1924.co.uk Online reservations: http://www.circa1924.co.uk/#!make-a-reservation/cg3s Open Tuesday to Saturday 12pm – 2:30pm and 6pm – late. (Food serve 12 -2 and 6 – 9:30pm). Express lunch 2 courses for £10.95 Circa 1924 is 1 years old – Happy Birthday! A great achievement for a bar and restaurant run by two young friends Rob and James. It … Continue reading Circa 1924 Express Lunch – by Lauren Heath

The Boat House, Dawlish Warren

The Boat House, Beach Way, Dawlish Warren, Devon EX7 0NF – 01626 888 899 In the world of eating out, dining out and finding somewhere to eat in Exeter, Dawlish Warren doesn’t really jump to the forefront of my mind.  The Mount Pleasant Inn which overlooks the Warren is quite nice, a pub/restaurant with nice views of the surrounding seafront and over to Exmouth.  But below, within this view you … Continue reading The Boat House, Dawlish Warren

10 Questions: Boom Kitchen® by Lauren Heath

Boom Kitchen®  www.boomkitchen.co.uk f: /boomkitchen  t: @boomrevolution  m: 07894586536 Our awareness of Boom Kitchen® came about during one of our many food event visits. We both love curries and make them from scratch occasionally at home, but no one can deny that it is easier to keep a sauce in the cupboard. What initially caught our eye was the Lady Naga kit as my husband … Continue reading 10 Questions: Boom Kitchen® by Lauren Heath

Dartington Food Fair – by Lauren Heath

Well what a great day out as always; we went to Dartington Food Fair on day 1 of its 2 day event held over Sunday 29th and Monday 30th May. Now in its 6th year, and held at The Shops at Dartington in conjuction with Food and Drink Devon, this perfectly formed fair works well hosting over 40 local food and drink producers alongside the … Continue reading Dartington Food Fair – by Lauren Heath

Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink – by Lauren Heath

Wow – what a weekend! I hope everyone who attended the festival had a great time, I certainly did. We are avid food market and festival go-ers in Devon, Cornwall and beyond, and I believe this is the largest and best food festival in the South West. Now in its 13th year, it is still going from strength to strength. My poor Samsung phone was … Continue reading Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink – by Lauren Heath

Circa 1924 presents Skandel@Circa1924

6 Northernhay Place, Exeter, EX4 3QJ  Tel: 01392 438545  Twitter: @circa1924 The end of the week is here, another rare day off for me on a day that is not a weekend! So what a better way to spend it by visiting Circa 1924 and indulging in a Coffee Marathon! That is for a later post, but we broke up our caffeine binge with a lunchtime treat. … Continue reading Circa 1924 presents Skandel@Circa1924

The Pig & Pallet, Topsham Quay by Lauren Heath

7 Strand, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0JB   Tel: 07920 527691  Twitter: @pigandpallet Earlier this year, we found ourselves child-free (don’t worry we hadn’t lost him – it was the blessing of holiday club) and decided to treat ourselves to a bit of brunch. Although we have a fairly well behaved and seasoned foodie version of a 5 year old son, eating sans enfant just adds a bit … Continue reading The Pig & Pallet, Topsham Quay by Lauren Heath

The Orestone Manor Hotel & Restaurant

Rockhouse Lane, Maidencombe, Torquay TQ1 4SX Tel: 01803 500397 http://www.orestonemanor.com/ Maidencombe.  It is a village in its own right.  The first part of the great swathe of the towns and villages that make up Torbay.  After Maidencombe you hit Babbacombe and further on you are deep in the heart of Torquay, with the tourists and its quirky shops; the advertising campaign that GWR ran all those years … Continue reading The Orestone Manor Hotel & Restaurant

Pizza & Nibbles at Artigiano

Fancy a bite to eat? Like Artigiano and its hip classiness? Then you’ll be stoked to find out that Artigiano has started doing Pizza!  Click here for the pizza menu The introduction of their Pizza and Nibbles menu a little while back is a further innovation for this beacon of good coffee and free wifi.  I was lucky enough to sample some of their pizza … Continue reading Pizza & Nibbles at Artigiano

Circa 1924, Exeter

When Harry’s Grill & Bar closed in Northernhay Place, it left available a prime spot for a restaurant. The inevitable march of Exeter’s chain restaurants had some worried that the site might be engulfed by some bland corporate named establishment… Enter stage left: James and Rob, founders of Circa 1924, a 1920’s inspired Steak and Seafood Restaurant that is raising the bar for casual-fine dining in … Continue reading Circa 1924, Exeter

The Cosy Club, Southernhay (New Summer Menu)

When it opened two years ago, The Cosy Club really changed the playing field for chain restaurants in Exeter.  It was a new, quirky and it did some amazing cocktails.  You can read the original review here, its a little old so it is in need of an update. Entering through what had been the chapel entrance of the old hospital, you are presented with one … Continue reading The Cosy Club, Southernhay (New Summer Menu)

Harry’s Restaurant, Exeter

86 Longbrook St, Exeter EX4 6AP  Tel: 01392 202234  Twitter:@HarrysExeter Its not often that I get to review a restaurant that has such a legacy.  Whilst at work on the day of the review a couple of conversations I had with colleagues went along the lines of “What are you doing tonight?” “Going to Harry’s for something to eat…” “Oh I love Harry’s, its really nice, you’ll … Continue reading Harry’s Restaurant, Exeter

Rob Dawe’s Pop-Up Restaurant at The Heart of Oak, Pinhoe

In writing this blog, I have met some people and eaten some food that I might not have been able to even consider.  I’ve been given some ‘awesome food moments’ for me to write about and remember for years to come, and certainly the Pop-up restaurants that I have reviewed have given me plenty of material to digest and photograph.  They are special, one-time menus … Continue reading Rob Dawe’s Pop-Up Restaurant at The Heart of Oak, Pinhoe

Las Iguanas, Queen St. Exeter

Las Iguanas has been open just over a year now since it took over its prime spot on Queen St. after Pitcher & Piano abandoned it.  After extensive works, which included stripping back the years of ‘super quick renovations’ to reveal the original flooring, the restaurant opened to a fanfare of Mexican goodness.  Initially the first few months were a little shaky, and Trip Advisor was … Continue reading Las Iguanas, Queen St. Exeter

Urban Burger, Queen St

A few months ago, the independent family run Urban Burger Restaurant invited Beer, Burger and Beyond (Eating Exeter’s side project) to come down and pay them a visit and sample some of the delights that can be found on their awesome menu.  Whilst there, I really really wanted a burger and at the time couldn’t quite bring myself to hit the brand new Smoke Shack … Continue reading Urban Burger, Queen St