You won’t be able to miss Bill’s, with its bright and cheery exterior – what a pretty sight as you enter into Gandy Street. We were invited along to check out the recent refurb which took place last month and lucky for us, it coincided with the launch of new dishes on the dinner menu. Now I haven’t visited Bill’s Exeter prior to the refurb, … Continue reading REVIEW: Bill’s Restaurant, Exeter by Sue Stoneman #Ad #Invited
Ahoy there! Hubbox has moved. Don’t worry, it’s not gone far. It’s dropped anchor in Princesshay to bigger and better premises. Along with a new menu, Hubbox boasts a larger kitchen with charcoal grill, a long bar, and more seating including a terrace outside. The staff are still great and add to the music and décor to create an upbeat and friendly atmosphere. Hubbox continues … Continue reading REVIEW: Hubbox, Exeter following their recent relocation to Catherine Street by Sue Stoneman #Ad
The plans have been brewing now since the beginning of the year and now we are nearly ready to unveil a brand new blog for Exeter & Devon. We’ve been mixing and concocting for a little while, testing, trialling and ruminating over the direction the blog might take. I can happily say we’re still going to go in the same direction, just with some go-faster … Continue reading Changes to Eating Exeter, Exeter’s much loved restaurant blog is getting a make-over.
Tel: 01392 494 222 Princesshay, Exeter, EX1 1GE @giraffetweet Princesshay Shopping Centre is the gleaming modern jewel in the centre of Exeter’s shopping experience. With restaurants and fine High Street names, it replaced the tattered pre-war complex that some of us Exonians still remember with a bizarre nostalgic fondness. When the modern Princesshay opened, with it also opened Giraffe with its slightly westernised versions of world … Continue reading Giraffe World Kitchen, Princesshay 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
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
Little Castle St, Exeter EX4 3PX – 01392 477704 – http://www.oldtimersexeter.co.uk/ Old Timer’s Wine Bar and Restaurant is one of Exeter’s hidden gems, of which we seem to have many! An independent establishment that is owned by the same names that own The Timepiece Nightclub and Hole In The Wall, it has been one of the highlights on the dining scene in Exeter for many years. This … Continue reading Old Timer’s Wine Bar & Restaurant – by Chris Gower
Carluccio’s, Princesshay, Bedford Street, Exeter, EX1 1GJ Tel: 01392 410492, @carluccios, http://www.carluccios.com I was recently invited to Carluccio’s in Exeter’s Princesshay for a cheese and wine evening; I like cheese and wine a lot, but this really had my husband’s name all over it – and he was even more delighted than usual…I hoped it wouldn’t disappoint. On arrival we were warmly greeted by a … Continue reading Carluccio’s – Cheese and Wine, Deli and Dine – by Lauren Heath
Well April is already here, and so far I’ve been as busy as ever with blog stuff. Life and health has got in the way slightly more than last year, but the show continues as ever. April is the highlight of the foodie calendar in Exeter with the fantastic Exeter Food Festival which took place over the weekend. I wasn’t able to attend the festival, … Continue reading Eating Exeter Update – April
Princesshay, Bedford St, Exeter, Devon EX1 1LL- 01392 251042 – http://www.caferouge.com Now and again we like to head to one of Exeter’s chain restaurants, they have their place and there is definitely a space in my heart for a few of them. One restaurant that we’ve been many times over the last few years has been Cafe Rouge, a take on classic french cuisine in a … Continue reading Cafe Rouge, Princesshay by Chris Gower
RIP Burgerfest. Your existence in Exeter was short lived. Your burgers were nice, but your secret recipe was not overly transparent. Your Sega room was liked, your ping pong table was novel but ultimately the demise of your parent company meant your service was short lived. Although your value was great, your burgers were chargrilled, your beer kegs were terribly harsh on my sensitive derrier. … Continue reading Zita’s, Bartholomew Street
This meal was provided for guests by Belle Assiette A quick scour across the lifestyle magazines and foody websites will inevitably show you that private dining is a thing. Its also a growing thing, with the trend for bringing in a private chef to cook for special meals being on the increase. Companies like La Belle Assiette make it easy for diners and chefs to … Continue reading An evening with Chef Nina Groves, courtesy of La Belle Assiette.
2015 has been a crazily busy year for Eating Exeter. I wanted to sit down and write a month-by-month review of everything that happened. But I quickly realised that I wouldn’t have time and there is too much…TOO MUCH to put in. I couldn’t say for sure if there was a particular favourite event or review, as that would be favoritism, so I have decided … Continue reading Top Three Eating Exeter moments from 2015
Life has somewhat got in the way recently. Lack of money, lack of time and definitely a lack of energy has meant that EE had to be put on the back burner for a couple of weeks whilst I recharged my batteries, consumed Burger King Burgers and other assorted things that foodies just should not do. We’re not really meant to admit it either… *hangs … Continue reading Eating Exeter Update (November-ish)
Exeter’s foodie scene is growing as Base + Barley is set to serve sourdough pizza and craft beer with a hefty dose of style. Freshly risen sourdough, clouds of flour in the air, a great range of craft beers, wines and cocktails and a buzzing atmosphere: Base + Barley will disrupt Exeter’s foodie scene when it opens in late November. The Base + Barley team … Continue reading It’s All About The Base + Barley – Exeter’s new Pizza & Craft Beer Restaurant