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CAFE REVIEW: Rust and the Wolf, Ashburton – by Lauren Heath #Ad

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 #Ad

Sylvain’s Little French Cakes: Pattiserie Perfection

For Eating Exeter, product testing is a bit of a rarity.  Once Gourmet Garden sent us a whole bunch of squeezy herbs which I tried to love but failed to, and now and again we get the odd thing sent through which either gets a write up because its lovely or casually ignored if it is just naff.  But this is the first time that … Continue reading Sylvain’s Little French Cakes: Pattiserie Perfection

Bickleigh Mill: The Bistro Restaurant & Bar – Sliders Night

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

Cafe At 36, Cowick Street, Exeter.

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.

Best In-Store Cafe: Waitrose Ltd., Gladstone Road, Exeter

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

Guy Arnold visits Fresha Cafe on Marsh Barton

I seem to be hooked on YouTube tonight, and I came across this lovely vlog review given by Guy Arnold who is, according to his website http://www.greatorpoor.com/ is an “experienced manager, entrepreneur & customer service professional. Guy is a former director of a FTSE 100 company with extensive experience across the licensed and leisure industry”. By that I would say this chap knows his stuff. … Continue reading Guy Arnold visits Fresha Cafe on Marsh Barton

Economical Light Fruit Cake Recipe (courtesy of Recipe Vintage)

Apologies to those who follow Eating Exeter on Twitter (@eatingexeter) if you have already seen this.  But I had to share another one of Recipe Vintage’s scanned in recipe cards from the 60’s.  (What is the right way, 60’s or sixties when you’re writing?) This is ‘Economical Light Fruit Cake’, so called because its meant to be fluffy and cheap.  A bit like a bird, … Continue reading Economical Light Fruit Cake Recipe (courtesy of Recipe Vintage)

RAMM Cafe, Queen St

Exeter is an amazing city. Tea is also amazing. But there is something more amazing and that is finding something, expecting it to be great and then finding out it is and that you’re right.  And this is exactly how I have found the in-house cafe in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter.  Knowing it was ran by Otterton Mill was a guarantee that this wasn’t going to … Continue reading RAMM Cafe, Queen St

Oggy Oggy, Queen St

Oggy Oggy is quite firmly established in Exeter, having occupied a corner of the Guildhall Shopping Centre on Queen Street for what seems like donkey’s years.  It has now moved to what had been a gift shop on the corner of Queen Street and Paul Street.  The previous cafe was small, pokey and dark and this one is now cold, airy and clinical.  I visited … Continue reading Oggy Oggy, Queen St

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Valentine’s Day Special: Alcoholic Brandy Fudge

Valentine’s Day Special: Alcoholic Brandy Fudge One of my other passions, apart from writing about food, is collecting (hoarding) recipe books.  Especially old ones with forgotten recipes in from the past.  OK I am without a first edition Mrs Beeton  but there are some amazing recipes hiding on shelves of dusty recipe books which are bursting for a new lease of life. And that is exactly … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Special: Alcoholic Brandy Fudge

Devon Coffee, Queen Street

Nudged between Subway and Cafe Nero in the upper part of Queen Street is a new independent cafe called Devon Coffee, opened four months ago with little fanfare or announcement. My first suspicion that something had changed, was a new hand painted pavement sign advertising Bacon Sandwiches for £3. So was this just another coffee shop trying to muscle in with the big boys? What made them different in … Continue reading Devon Coffee, Queen Street