The ODDfellows, 60 New North Road

It seems like Burgers are becoming as much a part of the staple traditional British menu as Roast Dinners, Fish & Chips and Ham, Egg & Chips. Exeter has seen three new burger restaurants appear in the last two years, burgers are now a given part of menus in many pubs and restaurants and even the editor of this blog has managed to succumb to … Continue reading The ODDfellows, 60 New North Road

Camper Coffee Company: Coffee with wheels

Its been a month or so since the Exeter Christmas Market was in full swing, before the climax of Christmas day and that sinking feeling you get when you realise that you have to go back to work.  So its time to go through my adventures over the break, to look through the photos and think about the holiday past. The highlight for me at … Continue reading Camper Coffee Company: Coffee with wheels

Haldon Forest Diner, Haldon Hill, A38 4/5

I love the way that food is so strongly linked to memories. For me, it has the same effect as smell and can mentally regress you to a time when life was good, with no bills to pay, major life changing things yet to come and your whole existence just waiting for you. Oddly enough this rather dramatic thought, especially for a humble foodblog like … Continue reading Haldon Forest Diner, Haldon Hill, A38 4/5

Special Dispatch: The Ship Inn, The Barbican, Plymouth.

The Barbican is foodie’s wet dream. Crammed on to a relatively small portion of land, lies a gastronomic plenty with so much choice your head is likely to pop just thinking about it. Pubs, seafood, Mexican, Chinese, Greek.  And it was here we found ourself in the pouring rain, looking for a dry and reasonably priced establishment after a kiddy filled day at the National … Continue reading Special Dispatch: The Ship Inn, The Barbican, Plymouth.

Brody’s Breakfast Bistro, Queen Street.

EDIT: 1st July 2014 Check http://www.brodysbistro.com for updated cheaper prices… I always worry that Eating Exeter gets a bit unbalanced towards my end of Exeter.  But the urge to write about Brody’s has been with me for months now, ever since I saw the poster and put a post on Eating Exeter counting down the days till it opened, it has been the most popular post … Continue reading Brody’s Breakfast Bistro, Queen Street.

Darkhorse Espresso, 135 Magdalen Road, Exeter

This isn’t a rated review as I was passing this funky little cafe and thought I would pop in and say hi. Over the last ten years or so, St Leonards has become a desirable affluent part of Exeter that attracts money and prestige.  Where the borders of St Leonards end and the beginning of other bits of Exeter lie is a bit of a … Continue reading Darkhorse Espresso, 135 Magdalen Road, Exeter

Bad Times at The Boathouse, Dawlish Warren – Guest Submission

Radio Presenter, Sky Diver, Doctor of Metaphysical Mayhem, Steve Price submitted this for the listings.  If you reckon you could turn your hand to reviewing we accept well written reviews from anyone who is willing.  Submit yours to eatingexeter@gmail.com It was a bright but blustery day during the Easter weekend when we ventured to the Boathouse at Dawlish Warren after enjoying a walk along the … Continue reading Bad Times at The Boathouse, Dawlish Warren – Guest Submission

The Farmer’s Union, Clock Tower

Sundays are usually the worst time to even consider going out for food, especially if you are as anti-social as I am.. It is normally the same time that everyone else tries to go out, and as a result you end up having to fight for tables and waitress attention, moreso, than any other time of the week. But this day was different.  We were … Continue reading The Farmer’s Union, Clock Tower

Bike Shed Theatre & Bar, Fore Street

Zion has over three years of experience as a writer and a journalist. Career highlights so far include interviewing Ethics Director at Lush Hilary Jones, contributing poetry to Musings to raise funds for Leche League, and working with co-founder of One Green Planet Nil Zacharias. Zion has also worked on the Eradicating Ecocide campaign. Follow Zion on Twitter, LinkedIn, or email her at zio.lights@gmail.com The Bike Shed Café is no ordinary café. This … Continue reading Bike Shed Theatre & Bar, Fore Street

Special Dispatch: Scoff’s, Paignton (4/5)

Paignton has a strange attraction, it is a splat in between the sizable populous mass of Torquay to the north and the beautiful harbour of Brixham.  There are a few words that you could use to describe Paignton, and depending on who you ask will depend what sort of words they end up being.  True, the town has its problems and suffers from a lack of investment … Continue reading Special Dispatch: Scoff’s, Paignton (4/5)

Special Dispatch: Seaview Diner, Teignmouth (4/5)

Eating Exeter likes to push boundaries sometimes, and we really have this time.  We’ve been to Teignmouth.  The heart of the bit between Torquay and Exeter. Due to failing finances and the urge to get out of Exeter we ran away for an afternoon by the seaside in order to inhale some sea air and go for a bit of a walk to observe the … Continue reading Special Dispatch: Seaview Diner, Teignmouth (4/5)

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

Restaurant Guide – La Petit Maison, Topsham

http://www.lapetitemaison.co.uk   01392 873660    @chefdougipm La Petit Maison, fine dining in a small house.  Chef Douglas Pestell has a fine pedigree, and took over the restaurant in 2000 finally realising his dream to run his own restaurant.  With a background in four and five star establishments, including Gleneagles in Scotland, he brings his philosophy and exquisite cuisine to the people of Exeter. Continue reading Restaurant Guide – La Petit Maison, Topsham

Tesco Exe Vale In-store Cafe, Digby Retail Park

Eating Exeter isn’t just about fine dining and nice nosh, we go to places you might not necessarily think are worth writing about, and that includes in-store cafe restaurants.  I am personally fascinated at how different in-store cafe’s can alternate so wildly in the way they are managed and the varying degrees of success that you experience depending on where you go.  From the in-store … Continue reading Tesco Exe Vale In-store Cafe, Digby Retail Park

Matford Diner, Marsh Barton Trading Estate

It has been a number of years since I have been to a ‘greasy spoon‘ type cafe.  What makes a  cafe a greasy spoon? Well I would say surroundings is a start.  Let’s Do Cafe in Fore Street, is my benchmark for these types of cafe.  Mostly because they do a damn good job at doing what they do, but also they are reasonably priced … Continue reading Matford Diner, Marsh Barton Trading Estate

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

All Day 6 (Wok 7), Palace Gate, Exeter (2/5)

EDIT All Day Six is now called Wok 7. You can’t miss it, no matter how you try and avoid its orange glow at the bottom of Palace Gate in Exeter.  The bright and shiny beacon of tangeriney paint hits you like a visual nuclear warhead.  As I like the colour orange, this was genuinely the only reason why I chose to eat here one night a … Continue reading All Day 6 (Wok 7), Palace Gate, Exeter (2/5)

Starz Bar & Restaurant, Exeter

Some of the more astute of you will remember a few years ago I wrote a review of Starz Bar and Restaurant in String Beans/Veget8 which you can read here.  Initially I was quite scathing about the lack of vegetarian options, the oppressive surroundings and well pretty much all of it.  In fact I was so scathing I felt guilty and decided to withdraw it on the basis that … Continue reading Starz Bar & Restaurant, Exeter

Lets Do Cafe, Fore Street

This originally appeared on Gower The Gourmand on the 22nd July 2012 I have to admit that this post has been a little delayed, but the reputation of this place has stuck in my head as the benchmark for ‘how a cafe should be’. Lets Do Cafe has been in Fore St since 2001 and ever since it started, it has had an ethos that it only uses locally … Continue reading Lets Do Cafe, Fore Street