In previous posts on this blog, I’ve extolled my love for Torquay and the rabbit warren of roads and streets that entangle the surrounding villages into the large urban conglomerate that is Torbay. There is an eclectic range of independent restaurants, funny little shops, and a really vibrant dining scene. Two Exeter favourites – Meat 59 and Brody’s – started off in Torquay both graduating … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Fat Cow Burgers, Torquay by Chris Gower
Last week I put out a call for another foodie blogger to join our humble blog. The competition was fierce as we pitted potential rivals in a battle of wits, physical ability, and creativity as they fought for the coveted place of Third Member of Dining Devon. OK OK… it wasn’t quite like that. It wasn’t a fight to the death, that was just for … Continue reading Sue Stoneman joins the Dining Devon team!
If you’ve never been to Christow then I am hoping that I will give you a really good reason to visit; it isn’t a big place, it lies 12 miles from Exeter and the perfect place to visit as a base-camp for exploring the nearby countryside with Dartmoor being a stone’s throw away. I love pubs. Especially village pubs. And to see a pub open … Continue reading The Artichoke Inn, Christow by Chris Gower
Recently the wonderfully charming Andy Cooper, Editor of Devon Life magazine, lost his darling Zena warrior princess to that awful disease Cancer. Obviously nothing can bring her back or heal the wound fully but as in life one must find the good within the bad. So apart from deciding to run the Taunton half marathon in her honour to raise funds towards his chosen charities, … Continue reading Foodie Fundraising Feast by Lauren Heath
Our part of the world is full of fantastic artisan producers who are all doing fabulous things with food and drink. I live on the north-west side of Exeter, in fact it is easier to go shopping in Crediton than trudge across the city in search of a supermarket. But when we’re not food shopping or visiting for another reason, it is easy to ignore … Continue reading Eating Exeter visits the Crediton Coffee Company by Chris Gower
August 20th is our anniversary and this was the opportunity to go somewhere that had been recommended to us by more than one person. It definitely has a few fans by having a look at the feedback on Google and Facebook, including Latoyah at Sugar Pink Food. Cote Brasserie sits on the Exeter’s historic Cathedral Green within earshot of Michael Caines Abode and just a … Continue reading Cote Brasserie, Cathedral Green by Chris Gower
In the ‘real world’ my job requires me to work opposite Exeter Central at the large unnamed successful award winning educational institution that lies opposite the station, so The TABAC wasn’t a huge surprise for me as I watched with sadness as Whistle Wines became an ‘online only’ company. But was delighted to hear that Hamish Lothian, owner of The Fat Pig et al. was … Continue reading The TABAC Taphouse, Queen Street
In this end of the South West, we are quite lucky really. We have a number of popular culinary landmarks that any good foodie must visit at least once in their lifetime. Gidleigh Park, Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant, River Cottage HQ, The Riverford Field Kitchen in Buckfastleigh are for me, those placecs in the popular food arena which foodies need pay homage to, sacrifice a … Continue reading River Cottage Summer Fair 2015
It seems like no time at all since the last update. We had a really busy June, including a visit to The HH Restaurant, some product reviews and a rather interesting experience at The Red Deer in Crediton. And the end of June and beginning of July seems to be hotting up to be quite busy too. Next week we finally visit Harry’s Restaurant in … Continue reading Eating Exeter Update – July
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
At the beginning of the year I said to myself “I must try and do other things other than Eating Exeter…” and I can safely say that like most new year pledges, that has gone firmly out of the window. June is shaping up to be a busy month on the blog, but it certainly is the most exciting one so far! So much so … Continue reading Eating Exeter Update – June 2015
So today marked a little milestone in the history of Eating Exeter. We hit 100,000 views! Its taken 3 years or so to get here, and for a blog that started as an idea three years ago between myself and Polly over a glass of wine, I think this is quite impressive. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the blog, to the restaurants and … Continue reading 100,000 views – Thank you!
Beer, Burger and Beyond visit Ruby Burgers Beer, Burger and Beyond had an awesome time at Ruby Burgers last week. They focus hard on locally sourced ingredients and have won a heap of awards recently. Continue reading Beer, Burger and Beyond visit Ruby Modern Diner