Crab Spaghetti Recipe using Favis of Salcombe Crab – by Lauren Heath

A true family run business, Favis of Salcombe’s history dates back to 1972, and is currently being run by 4 of the Favis family at the core, along with a 5th Favis who is starting out as a fresh young fish, straight from school as the Favis apprentice. We have been delighted to share their progress and news as well as a recipe before so … Continue reading Crab Spaghetti Recipe using Favis of Salcombe Crab – by Lauren Heath

Serve a touch of English elegance this Christmas and New Year!

Celebrate in true British style this festive season and serve one of England’s finest wines.  Named as a favourite by many of the country’s leading drinks writers, the innovative Lyme Bay Winery has a selection of wines for every occasion, a perfect pour this Christmas and New Year. Having painstakingly prepared a delicious selection of canapés for a stylish Christmas drinks party, the drinks offering … Continue reading Serve a touch of English elegance this Christmas and New Year!

A Refreshing New Look for Devon Crafted Cider

The Shops at Dartington is unveiling a brand-new look for their own-labelled cider range, made with locally grown Devon apples. The clean, fresher look reflects the premium position of the cider, which is hand-pressed using apples from ancient organic orchards. The range has been produced in collaboration with award-winning Ashridge Cider who grow up to 15 different varieties of bittersweet and bittersharp cider apples in … Continue reading A Refreshing New Look for Devon Crafted Cider

A little tweak – new logo and name for the blog!

Earlier in the year we changed the logo and the branding for Eating Exeter.  It changed to Eating Exeter, Dining Devon and we’ve been really happy with things since.  But there is one more tweak – I am sorry, I am a perfectionist. From today Eating Exeter, Dining Devon will just be Dining Devon.  Our interest and passion in everything foodie and culinary spans across the … Continue reading A little tweak – new logo and name for the blog!

Summer Lamb – Recipe from Jamie Coleman, Overall South West Chef of the Year & SW Professional Chef of the Year 2016

Earlier this month, Jamie took up the position of head chef at the prestigious Michelin-starred Masons Arms at Knowstone, near South Molton, working under highly respected chef and South West Chef of the Year judge, Mark Dodson. At the time of entry into South West Chef of the Year, Jamie was head chef at the Saunton Sands Hotel in North Devon.  Twice a finalist, Jamie … Continue reading Summer Lamb – Recipe from Jamie Coleman, Overall South West Chef of the Year & SW Professional Chef of the Year 2016

La Petite Bouchée Wins Gold

JUST months after arriving in its new mid Devon home, French restaurant La Petite Bouchée, has won one of the region’s most prestigious dining awards. The bistro, which began life in south east London as a vintage French Camper van seating just four people, has been awarded the gold Taste of the West gold award for Best Restaurant in the South West. Following their move … Continue reading La Petite Bouchée Wins Gold

Grand Hotel, Torquay by Chris Gower

Sea Front, Torbay Rd, Torquay TQ2 6NT – 01803 296677 – T: @grandtorquay Torquay: home of beaches, guest houses, palm trees, a large wheel, a marina, train station or two and lots of people of a certain age.  OK officially the oldest town in Britain is Southwold in Suffolk, and despite the stereotypes Torquay is adorned with, it has many different faces.  One face is a young … Continue reading Grand Hotel, Torquay by Chris Gower

Michael Caines’ MBE luxury dream finally takes flight with estuary estate at Lympstone Manor – by Lauren Heath

Down at the bottom of the garden, amongst the birds and the bees, is a hub of activity, and no it’s not the Poddington Peas… …It’s Devon’s very own 2 Michelin starred chef Michael Caines MBE. The Exeter-based chef, who left Gidleigh Park at the beginning of 2016 after 18 years, sowed the seeds of his vision a few years ago during his notice period, as … Continue reading Michael Caines’ MBE luxury dream finally takes flight with estuary estate at Lympstone Manor – by Lauren Heath

Salcombe Crab Festival – by Lauren Heath

What a food filled weekend! On Sunday 30th April, I attended the Salcombe Crab Festival; I was not going to let our British weather make us crabby by stopping our bank holiday weekend fun, so my family and I donned the raincoats and wellies and off we drove. Salcombe is approx. 1 hour south of Exeter, on a steady drive and boy you do know when are you … Continue reading Salcombe Crab Festival – by Lauren Heath

Recipe: Baked Shellfish with Bucatini, Whole Roasted Garlic and Thyme by Mitch Tonks

The third recipe in a series from Mitch Tonks. Baked Shellfish with Bucatini, Whole Roasted Garlic and Thyme   Serves 3 -4, you will need  8 large cloves of garlic, unpeeled 100ml olive oil Salt A splash of good white wine A handful of mussels 6 raw shell-on prawns 3-4 langoustines 50g squid A handful of clams A handful of cooked bucatini pasta A pinch … Continue reading Recipe: Baked Shellfish with Bucatini, Whole Roasted Garlic and Thyme by Mitch Tonks

Recipe: A Whole Oven Poached Brill with Tomatoes, Thyme and Saffron by Mitch Tonks

Our second post in a series of recipes from Mitch Tonks. A Whole Oven Poached Brill with Tomatoes, Thyme and Saffron  Serves 4 – you will need  Olive oil 1 brill weighing about 1.5 kg / 3lb 4 ripe tomatoes 1 shallot, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves 1 small dried birds eye chilli – optional Good pinch of … Continue reading Recipe: A Whole Oven Poached Brill with Tomatoes, Thyme and Saffron by Mitch Tonks

Recipe: Mussels with Chilli, Wine and Bay by Mitch Tonks

As well as dining out and attending events to see what local restaurants, suppliers and businesses have to offer, we do cook at home. Some nights are simpler affairs, with repetitive or traditional favourites like anyone enoys. Occasionally, some inspiration is needed! With spring showing it’s face (sort’ve)  and the fact we are surrounded by beautiful coastlines, we thought something a bit lighter and fishy … Continue reading Recipe: Mussels with Chilli, Wine and Bay by Mitch Tonks

Eating Exeter visits the Crediton Coffee Company by Chris Gower

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

Absurd Bird lands in Exeter!

Absurd Bird is bringing its soul-warming comfort food of the American South to Exeter’s Queen St Dining Quarter at the end of next month. The first Absurd Bird restaurant to open outside the Capital, the new location will bring with it a warm Southern spirit, coupled with a quirky sense of humour that will light up the vibrant Exeter food scene. With its interior taking … Continue reading Absurd Bird lands in Exeter!

The Salutation Inn, Topsham – Chris Gower

The Salutation Inn, 68 Fore Street,Topsham, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0HL –  01392 873060 info@salutationtopsham.co.uk http://www.salutationtopsham.co.uk/ Topsham is one of my favourite places.   It sits on a peninsular of land between the River Exe and the River Clyst, both opening out in to the magnificent Exe Estuary.  From Topsham Quay you can see right down to Exmouth with some of the nicest views in the area … Continue reading The Salutation Inn, Topsham – Chris Gower

REVIEW: Artizan Gallery – Soft Coffee Cafe, Lucius St, Torquay

7 Lucius Street Torquay TQ2 5UW Ph: 01803 428626 Email: juliebrandon@artizangallery.co.uk Torquay is one of my favourite parts of Devon. It has palm trees, beaches, lots of quirky independent shops, strange parking regulations and an even stranger one-way system.  It does have a distinctive Bohemian side that is often underrated and a burgeoning arts culture that makes me feel quite at home. As a performance poet in my other … Continue reading REVIEW: Artizan Gallery – Soft Coffee Cafe, Lucius St, Torquay

Jerk Salmon with Pineapple Salsa courtesy of Turtle Bay

Rum, reggae and jerk is coming to Exeter! Turtle Bay will open on 23 rd August in Exeter. Their first restaurant in Devon will be bringing a brand new, blissful Caribbean dining and drinking experience to the people of Exeter! The concept celebrates the lively, colourful, soulful and, above all, delicious experiences that the Caribbean has to offer – from explosive flavours to laid back … Continue reading Jerk Salmon with Pineapple Salsa courtesy of Turtle Bay

10 Questions for Chef Tom Allbrook from Hornbrook Kitchen

Regular readers might have noticed that each Wednesday evening we post a ‘Recipe Of The Week’.  These are created by our tame chef Tom Allbrook from Hornbrook Kitchen, a new company based in North Devon.  They’ve been doing their share of events and getting themselves out to a wider audience. Brisket went down a storm at yesterday’s event #foodgasmfest #brisket #foodporn @devonwoodsmoke pic.twitter.com/9B8IilChfC — HornBrook … Continue reading 10 Questions for Chef Tom Allbrook from Hornbrook Kitchen

Hanlon’s Brewery, Half Moon Village

Hanlons Brewery, Hill Farm, Half Moon Village, Devon EX5 5AE  http://www.hanlonsbrewery.com/ Talk to any ale fan in the Exeter & Devon area and you won’t find many that would not class Yellow Hammer as one of their favourite ales.  For as long as I can remember this beautifully light and golden ale has been a staple in various pubs around Exeter.  It is produced by … Continue reading Hanlon’s Brewery, Half Moon Village

Exeter Cookery School: The launch – by Chris Gower

https://www.exetercookeryschool.co.uk/ On Friday night I was chuffed to be invited along to the launch of Exeter Cookery School. A fantastic development on Exeter Quayside providing quality cookery education; from patisserie to meat, you can learn from some of the best culinary talents on the beautiful quayside at the heart of Exeter. It was a year ago that we celebrated their initial launch at Sapphire Spaces. … Continue reading Exeter Cookery School: The launch – by Chris Gower