Alder Vineyard Cheese Charcuterie platter

Café & Vineyard Tour: Alder Vineyard – by Lauren Heath

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

Eat Out To Help Out – Participating Venues in Devon

EAT OUT TO HELP OUT – SEPTEMBER UPDATE: We are still having hits on this post so we have updated it. Some Devon eateries are continuing their own version of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme discount*, please see individual Facebook pages for further details – list below: During September: The Lighter Inn, The Quay, Topsham The Stand Off Exeter Pink Moon, Exeter Franco … Continue reading Eat Out To Help Out – Participating Venues in Devon

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

Casual Dining: Shoreline, Paignton by Lauren Heath

Paignton seafront has plenty on offer all year round. So after spending your pennies in the arcade, being blown away by sea air, or having relaxed in the cinema – head to the independently-owned Shoreline for some honestly priced tasty pizza’s, homemade burgers and a seriously priceless view.

It’s dog friendly and child friendly too! Continue reading Casual Dining: Shoreline, Paignton by Lauren Heath

Sunday Lunch Review: Hotel Du Vin & Bistro, Exeter – by Lauren Heath

“Help yourself to four delicious courses. Take your time. Take all afternoon if you’d like to.” 

With the 2nd course consisting of a help-yourself French Market Table you’re sure to get your Sunday lunch fill and more at Hotel Du VIn & Bistro, Exeter. Continue reading Sunday Lunch Review: Hotel Du Vin & Bistro, Exeter – by Lauren Heath

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Dinner Review: Pier Point Restaurant and Bar, Torquay by Lauren Heath

Local produce, dinner accentuated by candlelight, sublime desserts to push you over the foodie edge? This all points to a lovely Torquay independent – Pier Point Restaurant and Bar Continue reading Dinner Review: Pier Point Restaurant and Bar, Torquay by Lauren Heath

REVIEW: CASUAL DINING POPUP at The Common Beaver, Magdalen Road, Exeter by Sue Stoneman. #ad #invited

A great place for coffee, brunch or lunch but on Thursday and Friday nights, The Common Beaver in Magdalen Road, Exeter is the venue for some middle eastern delights thanks to pop-up dining by Eat My Food (oh if you insist..) Continue reading REVIEW: CASUAL DINING POPUP at The Common Beaver, Magdalen Road, Exeter by Sue Stoneman. #ad #invited

Brunch Review: The Kitchen, Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary, East Devon – by Lauren Heath

Calming animals? Check! Wallet friendly (free) entry – Check! Tasty brunch made from local produce in a spacious cafe with field and sea views? Check!

We headed to The Kitchen at Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary to try their new Sunday Brunch menu… you’ll be so chilled out you won’t want to leave. (good job brunch is served all day then isn’t it?!) Continue reading Brunch Review: The Kitchen, Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary, East Devon – by Lauren Heath

Press Event: Safari Supper celebrating the launch of the 2019 Eat & Drink InExeter Guide by Sue Stoneman #Ad #Invited

We were invited on a foodie adventure, a safari supper, to experience some of Exeter’s fine independents, in celebration of InExeter’s Food and Drink Guide 2019. Continue reading Press Event: Safari Supper celebrating the launch of the 2019 Eat & Drink InExeter Guide by Sue Stoneman #Ad #Invited

Casual Dining Review: Zita’s Bar & Smokehouse, Exeter by Sue Stoneman #Ad

Holy Smoke! A Smokehouse in Exeter…. oh yes! And it’s not just for meat eaters… they cater for #vegan and #vegetarians too. Continue reading Casual Dining Review: Zita’s Bar & Smokehouse, Exeter by Sue Stoneman #Ad

Pub Restaurant Review: The Puffing Billy, Exton – 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. Halfway between Exeter and Exmouth lies the village of Exton. Residents enjoy the immediate access of the Exe cycling trail, the nearby train station giving freedom to Exmouth in one direction, Exeter and beyond in another. Another resident that enjoys this positioning, … Continue reading Pub Restaurant Review: The Puffing Billy, Exton – by Lauren Heath

vegan chocolate cake

RECIPE: Vegan Chocolate & Avocado Cake by Sue Stoneman

For my 2nd Veganuary challenge, I decided to go with a dessert. So when it comes to making vegan desserts and cakes, a little research was needed as all the usual ingredients like eggs, butter and milk can’t be used; however you can get butter substitutes and replacement dried egg mixture when it comes to making cakes.  I’ve read that you can use the liquid … Continue reading RECIPE: Vegan Chocolate & Avocado Cake by Sue Stoneman

vegan coconut curry

RECIPE: Vegan Korma Recipe by Sue Stoneman

Are you tempted to try and ‘go Vegan’ in January?  Veganuary is what people are talking about. And not just for January, for the whole year. I do cook non-meat dishes, mainly soups and frittatas, but vegan dishes are much more tricky as it also means that it excludes my stash of dairy products – eggs, milk, cream, butter and cheese for starters which I … Continue reading RECIPE: Vegan Korma Recipe by Sue Stoneman

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

Catch Up Over Cocktails at Turtle Bay, Exeter – by Lauren Heath

On the back of a recent announcement from Turtle Bay that they had introduced booking and waiter service for their cocktail tables rather than turning up hopeful of a seat but having to queue at the bar, we jumped at the chance to give it a try for ourselves. In fact, to put it to the test, we booked it for a Dining Devon team … Continue reading Catch Up Over Cocktails at Turtle Bay, Exeter – by Lauren Heath

Le Cygne Opens

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

What’s the beef with eating meat? Online butcher calls for a curb on consumption

Following a recent investigation uncovering the extent of industrial-scale beef farming in the UK, Devon-based Pipers Farm is encouraging consumers to stop fuelling the growth of this ‘Victorian workhouse style of beef farming’ by reducing their meat consumption and opting for beef that is reared in harmony with nature. Troubled by the continued global rise of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), a system designed to … Continue reading What’s the beef with eating meat? Online butcher calls for a curb on consumption

Jamie Raftery: The Holistic Chef at The Salutation Inn by Chris Gower

I will admit that I’ve started this review about three times, and this will be the fourth time.  I’m pretty good with words generally, but this event left me trying to find the words: the right words.  Jamie Raftery is better known as The Holistic Chef, and we were super excited to be invited along to The Salutation Inn, where a couple of Fridays ago … Continue reading Jamie Raftery: The Holistic Chef at The Salutation Inn by Chris Gower