Beer, Burger and Beyond: No longer updated

A couple of years ago, I started a blog called Beer, Burger and Beyond.  I really enjoyed writing this blog, but due to a complete lack of time and the usual ‘life stuff’ getting in the way, I have decided to put it on an indefinite hiatus. The quest to find Burgers and Beer will continue through Eating Exeter, and future Burger Reviews will be … Continue reading Beer, Burger and Beyond: No longer updated

Cream Tea At The Prince Hall Hotel

Guest blogger, Ditch Townsend, takes tea for us on Dartmoor On the site of a 15th century house, the current mansion was rebuilt in 1787 after being destroyed in the English Civil War. ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ was allegedly inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stay here. Being outside offers a stunning view (it can often be glimpsed through the windows), and the drawing … Continue reading Cream Tea At The Prince Hall Hotel

The HH Restaurant, Broadclyst

I like discovering the hidden gems.  There are always some culinary pockets of the unknown in any part of the world, and the latest discovery for me is The HH Restaurant in Broadclyst which, for me, is one of the most underrated fine dining restaurants in Devon.  That was a statement wasn’t it? But I hold to it happily. Years ago back in my yoof, … Continue reading The HH Restaurant, Broadclyst

Rob Dawe’s Pop-up Restaurant – July dates

Tuesday 7th July –Heart of Oak pub at Pinhoe, Exeter. Please buy your drinks from the bar at this venue. Monday 20th July – Rodean Restaurant in Kenton. Please bring your own drinks to this venue. Both events will start at 7.15pm with canapes, followed by a six course summer tasting menu. With coffee and petit fours to finish. Tickets are £35 each, please text Rob on 07745438481 if you … Continue reading Rob Dawe’s Pop-up Restaurant – July dates

Cream Tea At The Magdalen Chapter – (4/5)

Guest blogger, Ditch Townsend, takes tea for two in Exeter Tastefully renovated, decorated and furnished, we chose to sit in the light and comfortable lounge, but we could have used the darker, sparklier bar, the generously plush library, or a spacious patio. Music was soft, lilting, and predominantly instrumental, with some lounge jazz. But you just can’t escape the fact that the hotel is nesting … Continue reading Cream Tea At The Magdalen Chapter – (4/5)

The Red Deer, Crediton – (2/5)

Can I start this review by saying that I don’t have a vendetta against Marstons Inns.  I didn’t go in to the pub preparing to pick at the service or criticise the meal and the fact that they own The Waterloo Cross (where we had a disastrous meal last year) does not sway me in one direction or another. But I went in, willing to … Continue reading The Red Deer, Crediton – (2/5)

10 Questions for Ditch Townsend: A Devon Cream Tease

10 Questions is a new concept for this blog.  If you wish to be asked 10 Questions and you are a food lover, chef or producer, please contact me via the contact page. Eating Exeter accepts contributions from seasoned bloggers, aspiring journalists; pretty much anyone who wants to have a go. Our newest contributor is Ditch Townsend who writes one of my favourite blogs ‘Devon … Continue reading 10 Questions for Ditch Townsend: A Devon Cream Tease

Exeter Night Market @ The Quay – Not a definitive review

If you head down to the Exeter Guildhall on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday you’ll spot a cluster of street food stalls in the centre, surrounding the chapel.  This was the beginnings of Street Food Exeter, and with its popularity they opened a second event down at The Quay.  Called Exeter Night Market, it follows a similar thread with street food stalls but some live … Continue reading Exeter Night Market @ The Quay – Not a definitive review

Product Review: 28 Day Aged Rump Steak – GT Orsman, Shaldon

Please note the following blog post is not Vegetarian/Vegan friendly. May contain pictures of succulent meat that might offend some. You’ll notice that my previous product review was Shaldon Bakery and their divine artisan bread. Sticking with the Shaldon theme, the next product review is going to be 28 Day Aged Rump Steak from Phil Beatty and his team at GT Orsman, the butchers who just … Continue reading Product Review: 28 Day Aged Rump Steak – GT Orsman, Shaldon

Chef Rob Dawe – Still tickets left for 8th June Pop-up at The Salty Pigeon

There are still tickets available for Rob’s next Pop-up at the Salty Pigeon restaurant in Magdalen Road on Monday the 8th June. Starting at 7.15pm with canapes and then a new summer six course tasting menu using the best of the local and seasonal produce. It’s £35 a ticket and you may bring your own drinks to this venue. If you would like to book a table please text … Continue reading Chef Rob Dawe – Still tickets left for 8th June Pop-up at The Salty Pigeon

HUBBOX wins The National Burger Awards with The Big Kahuna

This is a little out of date in terms of ‘latest news’ but via a new #burgerlove website that I have discovered called AbsoluteBurgers, I found out that HUBBOX Exeter won a national award back in February. You can see how we found The HUBBOX in Exeter here.  Thanks to Kathryn Lewis for the images! Did this just completely miss my meat radar? Or did … Continue reading HUBBOX wins The National Burger Awards with The Big Kahuna

Las Iguanas, Abbey Sands, Torquay

I am genuinely happy to report that Las Iguanas has landed in Torquay; you can read the review for the Exeter branch here. We were invited down to see the latest addition to the Las Iguanas family which is housed in the new Abbey Sands building that has appeared on the seafront. This new build is the resort’s latest move to gentrify itself, smarten up … Continue reading Las Iguanas, Abbey Sands, Torquay

ORGANIC FARM LUNCHES OPEN FOR ALL AT TRILL FARM (AXMINSTER)

Trill Farm, the 300 acre organic farm and education centre in Axminster, is now hosting delicious weekly organic lunches for local residents and visiting guests, prepared in the Old Dairy Kitchen by Chef-in-residence, Chris Onions and his team. Since the beginning of May these informal lunches take place every Wednesday at 1pm. Each meal is a seasonal celebration of the freshest produce from Trill’s wild … Continue reading ORGANIC FARM LUNCHES OPEN FOR ALL AT TRILL FARM (AXMINSTER)

Product Review: Shaldon Bakery Artisan Bread

Shaldon Bakery (The Surfing Bakers) lies at the heart of the sleepy village/town of Shaldon. Shaldon is like the poor relative of Teignmouth, which it overlooks from across the Teign estuary.  But despite being much smaller than its big brother, it has a charm and quaint-ness all to itself that lends it a ‘St Ives’ like atmosphere.  Come summer, its tiny little streets are chocked … Continue reading Product Review: Shaldon Bakery Artisan Bread

Spring Launch Party: The Gatehouse Bar and Restaurant at The Southgate Hotel

The part of the invitation that led me to believe that I should have dressed in something other than a shirt and my combat trousers was ‘Drinks Reception’ and ‘Southgate Hotel’.  The part of my brain that led me to think that this would be appropriate should really be scooped out, as this was definitely an event for a suit & tie. Thankfully I wasn’t … Continue reading Spring Launch Party: The Gatehouse Bar and Restaurant at The Southgate Hotel

Product Review: Morrison’s ‘Signature’ Pork and Chorizo Burgers 4/5

From one end of the meat spectrum (Piper’s Farm Unsmoked Back Bacon) to the supermarket end. Like most foodies I don’t have the luxury of a food budget that stretches to being able to shop at Deli’s and Organic food shops constantly, and for the basic average ‘day-to-day’ stuff myself and my able assistant, who I am luckily enough to be married to, swap between … Continue reading Product Review: Morrison’s ‘Signature’ Pork and Chorizo Burgers 4/5

Whistle Wines in Queen St. to become Fat Pig Tabac Bar

Its always a nice suprise when you get wind of change.  It appears that Whistle Wines is going to become the Tabac Bar, run by The Rusty Bike/Fat Pig/Pig & Pickle owner Hamish Lothian. None of this is confirmed so I might be completely wrong but take a look for yourself and see the Facebook page. There will be craft beers, they might be cheaper … Continue reading Whistle Wines in Queen St. to become Fat Pig Tabac Bar

Waffles at The Glorious Art House Cafe

You might remember a few months ago, I reviewed a new cafe that had opened in Fore Street. That cafe was called The Glorious Art House Cafe, a bohemian paradise that brought together fantastic coffee and art via their 2nd floor gallery which has regular exhibitions of local artist’s work. They’ve had a tweak and a shuffle of their menu.  Printed on recycled material, I … Continue reading Waffles at The Glorious Art House Cafe