Wow, April has come and gone and what a difference a year makes!
We’ve decided to do more of a highlights/newsletter style blog post rather than a blog fully focussed on one visit or event – we hope you enjoy it.
We’re looking forward to munching our way through May! Continue reading April Highlights – Food Kits, New Openings, Alfresco April, Foraging, Donut Porn and more
Alder Vineyard has recently expanded its facilities with a spacious ‘Kitchen’ café and local produce shop – it’s worth a visit for coffee and cake, charcuterie and cheese platters paired with their wines, or a vineyard tour. Continue reading Café & Vineyard Tour: Alder Vineyard – by Lauren Heath
TWELVE years on from first planting vines as a rather eccentric hobby, the family behind a Devon vineyard at the foot of Dartmoor are gearing up to open their new purpose-built winery, shop and local kitchen. Despite the delays and challenges of COVID, Alder Vineyard are set to open the doors to their new building in September – and look forward to championing a wide … Continue reading News: Devon vineyard set to open new kitchen, shop and winery
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.
Welcome to East Devon. Home to rolling green hills, little wiggly lanes, a vast coastline of international scientific importance and some of the nicest most underrated scenery in the UK. There are pieces of East Devon that are exceptionally quaint, other pieces that are rugged and handsome in a landscape kind-of-way, and other pieces that are as modern and comfortable as the rest of the … Continue reading STAYCATION REVIEW: The Devon Spotted Pig
During a night of great food, wonderful company (…and a little alcohol) an exciting plan was hatched; just over a year later, Colin and Tasha are opening a purpose built cookery school with a difference – The Ground Up Cookery School. Approximately 12 miles west of Exeter, and the top of Dartmoor, The Ground Up Cookery School will focus on seasonal, sustainable and foraged … Continue reading News: A New Devon Cookery School, Built From The Ground Up – Plus 20% Discount Offer
The meal provided in this review was gratis. Views expressed are independent of the business and is not seen or approved before publication. Just tucked away off the main street, is Rust and The Wolf – a lifestyle shop and cafe independently owned by husband and wife team, Matt and Siobhan. Matt was previously a musician and garden designer, whilst Siobhan is a successful interior … Continue reading CAFE REVIEW: Rust and the Wolf, Ashburton – by Lauren Heath
The meal provided in this review was gratis. Views expressed are independent of the business and is not seen or approved before publication. Brickhouse Vineyard is one of the newest grapes on the vine – as the English Wine movement grows, we are very lucky here in Devon to be surrounded by a high concentration of vineyards for the area. Situated between the sunny slopes … Continue reading REVIEW: Cool Climate Wine Tasting at Brickhouse Vineyard – by Lauren Heath #Ad
I first met Chris at the Dartington Food Fair in May, when we were both demoing in the food and drink marquee and he mentioned his new venture then, so I was delighted to be able to attend the launch of his new ‘Cooking Workshop’ and venue for Private Dining Events. Situated just further along the main road from the Shops at Dartington, heading towards … Continue reading Chris Sherville launches new Cookery School and Private Dining venue near Totnes – by Sue Stoneman
New café & kitchen, YD at Number 3, has arrived in Totnes! The doors will open on Tuesday 18th September, following a quick face lift at 3 Fore Street. This historic site which started life as a Victorian Tea Room will now become a social enterprise, with all proceeds going to fund projects within Young Devon. There is something for everyone, with fresh indulgent cakes … Continue reading NEWS: New café & kitchen, YD at Number 3, has arrived in Totnes!
I’d heard some great things about the food at Pho following their launch night, so I was really excited to go along and see for myself. Pho is a Vietnamese restaurant, the first of its kind in this neck of the woods. If you haven’t had Vietnamese food before, the owners describe it as “similar to Chinese or Thai but with complex flavours, more contrast of … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Pho, Queen Street, Exeter by Sue Stoneman
I was on my way to meet a friend at her beach hut last week and my walk took me past Granny Gothards Ice Cream Parlour which is right near the traffic lights on the right hand side as you enter into Budleigh Salterton from Exmouth. I had seen the shop being refitted on my recent visits to the lovely Earls opposite, and I was … Continue reading Granny Gothards Ice Cream Parlour opens in Budleigh Salterton by Sue Stoneman
OPENING THURSDAY 12TH JULY 2018 The hotly anticipated new venture from ex-manager of the award-winning Darts Farm Restaurant in Topsham, Souhela Berry and husband Mark is arriving in Dawlish. Having been at the helm of Darts Farm restaurant for 16 years, previous to that running a string of successful central London eateries, this is Souhelas first independent venture. Situated in the heart of Dawlish, Le … Continue reading Le Cygne Opens
For cake aficionados everywhere – new Portuguese patisserie opens in Topsham Sara’s Petite Cuisine, a modern take on a Portuguese patisserie, opened on Fore Street in Topsham in December. Offering delicious cakes and pastries made on site as well as a selection of hot and cold drinks, the café is set to be a huge success. It has been set up by Sara Felix, a … Continue reading New Portuguese Patisserie Opens in Topsham
Alfresco eating – it’s a wonderful thing; fresh air, sunshine (maybe), a care free feeling. BUT…this is the UK, it isn’t warm all year round, or dry at the best of times. So no matter how keen people were on the European feel of the old LTG’s in Exeter, owned by Lloyd Gardner of Lloyds Kitchen, it wasn’t the most ideal venue for all year … Continue reading Lunch at Lloyds Lounge, Exeter – by Lauren Heath
There’s a new kid in town, well west of the city, and it’s called Paschoe House. Having been a family home for the Amadors since 2000, daughter Tabitha decided the buildings future was as a hotel and wedding venue and, along with her father, has worked very hard for around 5 years to get it to where it is today with a bigger push over … Continue reading Paschoe House by Lauren Heath
“Another burger restaurant?? We already have plenty in the city” was the main reaction I noticed on social media when Meat59’s opening was announced. I too, thought very similar, even wondering why they chose Magdalen Road as their home. Those who know Meat59 by their reputation at their Torquay branch rejoiced, a foodie contact of mine who had been a few times gave rave reviews… … Continue reading Burger Heaven at Meat59 – by Lauren Heath
BRAND new Devon luxury hotel and events venue Paschoe House has appointed Alex Gibbs as Executive Head Chef. The stunning 10-bedroom manor house on the edge of Crediton throws open its doors to the public for the first time in its 800 year history this month. And Tabitha Amador-Christie, Owner of Paschoe House, believes her new chef will play a vital role in the hotel’s … Continue reading Ex Royal Clarence chef heads up restaurant at new luxury Devon hotel