The Glorious Art House appeared on my social radar a few weeks ago over Facebook. In fact a lot of new openings get to me via Facebook and often friends who recommend these things and thanks to one of my old friends, I became aware of its existence and through the few photos that I saw of it I immediately wanted to go look. There … Continue reading The Glorious Art House, Fore Street, Exeter
If you ever find yourself in Magdalen Road, I would highly recommend Truffles Cafe. I popped through for a quick cup ‘o tea after a medical appointment. I found a charming cafe with a faint hint of Radio 3 and the occasional roar of an Elektra coffee machine. Its whitewashed walls display some magnificent paintings by local artist Warren Clayburn. Light food is available, ingredients … Continue reading Truffles Cafe, Magdalen Road, Exeter
I’ve been meaning to write a review about Jasmine’s Thai restaurant since I first visited in April, so when I made my third visit last week I knew I had to find time to rave about it. A little out of the city centre, tucked away on South Street, you wouldn’t think much of this Asian eatery from the outside, with a simple exterior and … Continue reading The Jasmine Thai Restaurant, 153 Fore Street
Besides my love of food, the love of film and cinema is the next on my list. And in my opinion there is nowhere else in Exeter worth going to for cinematic consumption than The Exeter Picturehouse. Exeter has three main cinemas, and this is the only one where you can get good food and reasonably priced drinks before you go in to the auditorium. … Continue reading Exeter Picturehouse Bar, 51 Bartholomew Street West
74 Queen St, Exeter, EX4 3RX 01392 436168 The award winning team at Ruby Modern Diner at 74 Queen Street have been very busy bees. Not only do they sell some of the best burgers in Exeter (see a recent review in Beer, Burger and Beyond and some recently awarded accolades) but they have also launched a Weekend Breakfast menu, serving breakfast from 9:00am – … Continue reading The Weekend Breakfast @ Ruby Modern Diner, Queen St, Exeter
It was now a few months ago that I saw a tweet somewhere in the twitter-sphere that said Byron Hamburgers were arriving in Exeter. And what was the first thought I had? BYRON ARE COMING TO EXETER! So I was quite happy about this, but I had a few reservations given we already have a number of very nice burger restaurants in Exeter already. First impressions of … Continue reading Byron Hamburgers, Princesshay, Exeter.
Being a student means that I don’t often have the chance to visit fine dining restaurants, not just due to the high prices but as the vast majority of my friends are also students, the opportunity doesn’t pass me by all too often. So when I was invited to lunch at The Magdalen Chapter, one of Exeter’s most exclusive restaurants, for an old work friends … Continue reading The Magdalen Chapter, Magdalen Road
Tucked away in the corner of the city centre, sandwiched between two looming grey office blocks, is The Old Firehouse, Exeter’s own little secret garden. Walking through the flowered arched entrance you could be stepping back in time into the bustling beer garden, if it wasn’t for the fairy lights dotted around the walls. One of my favourite places to visit when back home in … Continue reading The Old Firehouse, 50 New North Road
The village of Bickleigh. It is geographically almost slap bang in the middle of Devon and sits on the River Exe like it has done since before the Domesday Book. Mentioned in that classic tome as Bicca’s Meadow – I wonder if Mr Bicca could ever have imagined Bickleigh being the destination that it has become now. In foodie circles, Bickleigh Mill has always been … Continue reading Bickleigh Mill: The Bistro Restaurant & Bar – Sliders Night
I don’t envy Dean Griffin, who is Head Chef at The Highbullen Hotel, Golf & Country Club. Providing a menu that will satisfy the most demanding of high-end diners in The Devon View Restaurant, then a cheaper yet quality ‘pub-based’ menu for The Cellar Bar that is designed to appeal to those who want to pay gastro-pub prices, then a breakfast menu and bespoke menus for those shooting parties … Continue reading Dining at Highbullen Hotel, Golf & Country Club: Part 2/2
In the life of a food blogger, the chance to go outside of the box is rare. But recently we were given the opportunity to visit one of Devon’s most luxurious destinations to experience what happens between the walls and hedges at The Highbullen Hotel, Golf & Country Club at Chittlehamholt in North Devon. The hotel is steadily becoming one of the top destinations in North Devon and its easy … Continue reading Highbullen Hotel, Golf & Country Club: Part 1
It seems like Burgers are becoming as much a part of the staple traditional British menu as Roast Dinners, Fish & Chips and Ham, Egg & Chips. Exeter has seen three new burger restaurants appear in the last two years, burgers are now a given part of menus in many pubs and restaurants and even the editor of this blog has managed to succumb to … Continue reading The ODDfellows, 60 New North Road
Set in the magnificent surroundings of the old Dean Clarke Hospital’s Halford Wing in Southernhay, The Cosy Club opened last year (April 2013) to what seemed to be a quiet fanfare. Ever since it opened, I have heard rumours of the amazing interior, walls adorned and festooned with bits and pieces, and some absolute killer cocktails. Unfortunately, it being a school night and all, I wasn’t able … Continue reading The Cosy Club, 1 Southernhay Gardens, Exeter, EX1 1SG
Cowick Street is frankly the wrong side of the river. I used to live in Farm Hill many years ago and although the views were lovely, the overriding sense that I had was that it wasn’t on the right side. Is there a right and wrong side? If so, what makes it right and/or wrong? Such great philosophical debates are not in the realms of … Continue reading Cafe At 36, Cowick Street, Exeter.
I am chuffed to present a Guest Post from fellow food blogger Emilee Tombs. Emilee keeps a cracking food blog called Eaten by Emilee, which I strongly recommend you subscribe to :). If you want to see the original post, have a look here. When I told my brother last week that I was going to ask a meat-obsessed restaurant to cater for my vegetarian … Continue reading The Rusty Bike, 67 Howell Road
You could be forgiven that taking your first steps in to Exeter’s newest Burger joint, would be accompanied by signing in and finding a hard hat from the site manager’s office. But this fully functioning slice of New York inspired industrial chic has a quirky-vintage twang which needs to be appreciated as part of what makes The HubBox a completely unique establishment in Exeter. I … Continue reading The HubBox, 183 Sidwell Street
248 High Street, Exeter, EX4 3PZ ¦ Follow on Twitter On the other end of the scale, miles away from Cafe Central (see previous article) is another new opening in Exeter. Artigiano is a direct import from London, and has brought a bit of coffee sophistication to the High St. Right opposite Starbucks (haha). Not that Exeter is devoid of amazing places to drink and … Continue reading Artigiano, High St. Exeter
The Barbican is foodie’s wet dream. Crammed on to a relatively small portion of land, lies a gastronomic plenty with so much choice your head is likely to pop just thinking about it. Pubs, seafood, Mexican, Chinese, Greek. And it was here we found ourself in the pouring rain, looking for a dry and reasonably priced establishment after a kiddy filled day at the National … Continue reading Special Dispatch: The Ship Inn, The Barbican, Plymouth.
I am sad to declare that Marks and Spencer‘s have lost their ‘best in-store cafe in Exeter‘ title that I gave them years ago. It has been well and truly beaten by Waitrose in Gladstone Road. Apologies for the bad photos, camera fail. Everytime I go food shopping, I spend most of my time moaning. First off about the prices about things that were at … Continue reading Best In-Store Cafe: Waitrose Ltd., Gladstone Road, Exeter
EDIT: 1st July 2014 Check http://www.brodysbistro.com for updated cheaper prices… I always worry that Eating Exeter gets a bit unbalanced towards my end of Exeter. But the urge to write about Brody’s has been with me for months now, ever since I saw the poster and put a post on Eating Exeter counting down the days till it opened, it has been the most popular post … Continue reading Brody’s Breakfast Bistro, Queen Street.