Dr Ink’s Curiousities launches their second journal: launch night by Chris Gower

43 The Quay, Exeter EX2 4AE – doctorinks.com/ – T:ink_patrick  F:doctorinkscuriosities/ I: doctorinkscuriosities/ Since its opening last year Dr Ink’s Curiosities has raised the bar (get it…?) for cocktails in Exeter with their inventive takes on classic Victorian cocktails, spun through the eyes of Dr Ink himself and his classic cocktail based adventures. The menu, ‘ahem’ journal, is presented in a beautiful hard back book, embossed gold lettering on … Continue reading Dr Ink’s Curiousities launches their second journal: launch night by Chris Gower

Double Gold for Salcombe Gin at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2017

The awards keep rolling in for Salcombe Distilling Co. this year.  Recognised as one of the most prestigious competitions in the world, Salcombe Distilling Co. is thrilled to have just been awarded a Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2017.   The co-founders of Salcombe Distilling Co. are Angus Lugsdin and Howard Davies. Commenting on the latest award win, Angus Lugsdin says: “We … Continue reading Double Gold for Salcombe Gin at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2017

The Flat, 142 Fore St – Vegetarian/Vegan Pizzeria by Chris Gower

https://www.theflatexeter.co.uk/ –  I: @TheFlatExeter F: TheFlatExeter Edit: Previous version of this review stated that gluten-free and vegan mozzarella was default, in fact these are options. Last year Exeter lost two great pizza restaurants.  The Base & Barley became The Book Cover and Pizza Stein turned into Bierkeller, leaving diners in Exeter without a central place to grab hand-made thrown pizza.  Yes, there are plenty of little Italian … Continue reading The Flat, 142 Fore St – Vegetarian/Vegan Pizzeria by Chris Gower

Exeter Food Festival: A quick round-up by Chris Gower

The Exeter Food Festival is a massive part of the culinary calendar for foodies in this wonderful city.  Each year Eating Exeter has written about it and attended dutifully, watched the demos, tweeted and blogged about the experience enjoying the wealth of talented producers and chefs that our region produce. This year myself and Steve Heath (Chilli Head Chef) had the honour of being part … Continue reading Exeter Food Festival: A quick round-up by Chris Gower

Exeter Food Festival 2017 starts today!

Today marks the beginning of the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink, taking place in Northernhay Gardens in Exeter. This year is chocked full of producers, demos and an appearance from Tom Kerridge too. Have a gander at the programme! Eating Exeter editor Chris Gower will be appearing in the BBC Radio Devon Q&A Tent tomorrow from 13:15 to 13:45 with the fab … Continue reading Exeter Food Festival 2017 starts today!

Lloyd’s Kitchen: ensuring excellence through a feedback evening

For any restaurant or café, quality of output is incredibly important.  British diners are a very picky lot, and because we’re not very good at complaining restaurants don’t often get to read about a bad burger or an over-cooked steak until they see it on TripAdvisor. One of Exeter’s best loved restaurants is Lloyd’s Kitchen in Catherine Street, in the dominating shadow of the House … Continue reading Lloyd’s Kitchen: ensuring excellence through a feedback evening

Dr Ink’s Curiosities, Quayside

38 Commercial Rd, Exeter EX2 4AE Commercial Rd, Exeter EX2 4AE Facebook – Instagram – Twitter We visited Dr Ink’s a few weeks ago after an event and although it was only a brief visit, I’ve been eager to write something about this lovely establishment for a while. There are quite a few places in Exeter that do cocktails now.  They range from the pre-made … Continue reading Dr Ink’s Curiosities, Quayside

River Cottage announces Spring Food Fair dates – 27th, 28th, 29th May 2017

River Cottage has announced dates for its Spring Food Fair – held across the late May Bank Holiday. This hugely popular event is a real treat for the senses and a must-visit for foodies and gardeners. It’s a chance to get the family down to River Cottage, to explore the farm nestled in gorgeous East Devon and to indulge in the sights, sounds and tastes … Continue reading River Cottage announces Spring Food Fair dates – 27th, 28th, 29th May 2017

The Hole In The Wall, Little Castle Street by Chris Gower

Little Castle St, Exeter EX4 3PX – 01392 437470 – www.hitwexeter.co.uk/ I am in my mid-thirties, despite the beard and the wrinkles which make me look well in to my forties (I’ve stopped playing Guess My Age as it is just depressing) I am thirty-five.  I am old enough to remember Boxes & Boogies Nightclub, The Hothouse, The Thirsty Camel, The Turk’s Head, Mambo… the list … Continue reading The Hole In The Wall, Little Castle Street by Chris Gower

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

Five Guys, Queen Street

74 Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RX – 01392 276744 As we waved goodbye to Ruby Burgers, muffled reports came in that there would be a large well known chain Burger restaurant moving in.  The doors closed and we waited with baited anticipation to discover who it was going to be.  MeatLIQUOR? Patty and Bun? Five Guys? Five Guys is like some sort of neon advertisement for … Continue reading Five Guys, Queen Street

Turtle Bay, Exeter – by Lauren Heath

Guildhall, Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3HP     Tel: 01392  690868 http://www.turtlebay.co.uk/locations/exeter Turtle Bay is the first of the Queen Street Dining Quarter restaurants to open in Exeter’s highly anticipated new food destination; the Caribbean street food concept has been going since 2011 and has been the latest project for the man who co-founded Las Iguanas. Investigating what was on offer prior to opening, we … Continue reading Turtle Bay, Exeter – by Lauren Heath

South West Chef of the Year 2016 – Semi Finalists announced

Judges of South West Chef of the Year have chosen the semi-finalists who will go forward to the closing stages of this year’s prestigious competition. Chefs from around the region battled it out for a place in the next stage of their category. Founder and co-judge Michael Caines MBE has praised the standard of culinary skill already shown in this stage of the competition. The … Continue reading South West Chef of the Year 2016 – Semi Finalists announced

10 Questions for Latoyah from Sugar Pink Food – by Chris Gower

Not long after I started Eating Exeter I noticed a new blogger in town.  Like me, she wrote reviews of places to eat in Exeter but also killer recipes and product reviews. On my list of ‘blogs I read’, Latoyah Egerton’s blog Sugar Pink Food is one of my top reads; her passion for good food and warm nature come across in her compelling writing … Continue reading 10 Questions for Latoyah from Sugar Pink Food – by Chris Gower

Circa 1924 Express Lunch – by Lauren Heath

Circa 1924, 6 Northernhay Place, Exeter, EX4 3QJ. Ph: 01392 438545 Web: www.circa1924.co.uk/ @Circa1924 info@circa1924.co.uk Online reservations: http://www.circa1924.co.uk/#!make-a-reservation/cg3s Open Tuesday to Saturday 12pm – 2:30pm and 6pm – late. (Food serve 12 -2 and 6 – 9:30pm). Express lunch 2 courses for £10.95 Circa 1924 is 1 years old – Happy Birthday! A great achievement for a bar and restaurant run by two young friends Rob and James. It … Continue reading Circa 1924 Express Lunch – by Lauren Heath

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

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

GET READY FOR A TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN EXETER, AS TURTLE BAY ARRIVES IN DEVON

Exeter’s Met Office should be forecasting for sunny times ahead as Turtle Bay Caribbean restaurant and bar prepares to roll into it’s first city in Devon! It’s all about rum, reggae and jerk this summer!  Turtle Bay is set to open its doors to Exeter on the 23rd August, bringing a new, vibrant and delicious Caribbean dining and drinking experience to the city. The 215 seat, £800K, 4015 sqft Exeter restaurant will be located … Continue reading GET READY FOR A TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN EXETER, AS TURTLE BAY ARRIVES IN DEVON

BLT & Chorizo Club Sandwich

#projectcrispsandwich continues and this time we present one of our own creations.  Head over to Twitter and search under the hashtag #UltimateCrispSandwich and you’ll see lots of people either making some of the sandwiches that were suggested by Chef Dean Edwards who is working with Devon based Burts Crisps for this summer campaign. So we thought we could do one better.  The BLT & Chirizo … Continue reading BLT & Chorizo Club Sandwich