Hub-Box Exeter, Sidwell Street.

Read Eating Exeter’s review here. EAT OUTSIDE THE BOX IN EXETER’S LATEST FOOD VENUE.  Photos to follow! If you like your burgers, ribs and dogs to be mouth watering, creative, fresh and full of flavour, then Exeter’s newest pop-up food destination will be just or you. Hub-Box has arrived in the city – a unique food venue – think specially created and fully customised shipping … Continue reading Hub-Box Exeter, Sidwell Street.

Guest Post: Uldis Freipics writes about takeaways in Exeter (via ordertakeaways.co.uk)

This post is a guest post and views represented here are  not endorsed by Eating Exeter.   Are you looking for a takeaway in the Exeter area? No matter what your taste in cuisine, there is plenty of choice for you. Everything from Thai to Chinese. Perhaps you are just looking for a Kebab or a Pizza after a night out on the town. There … Continue reading Guest Post: Uldis Freipics writes about takeaways in Exeter (via ordertakeaways.co.uk)

Hub Box to open (has opened?) in Exeter, 183 Sidwell Street

Have a look at the official press release here!  Rather slowly, we picked up on the airwaves that a Hub Box is popping up in Sidwell Street.  Not sure what Hub Box is? There is one in St Ives and they’re doing rather well, thank you. They do Gourmet Burgers and BBQ Hot Dogs and also Craft Beers.  If you want a Gourmet Burger in … Continue reading Hub Box to open (has opened?) in Exeter, 183 Sidwell Street

On The Waterfront: Christmas Menu

Its that time of year when, depending on where you work, the collective decision about where to host the Christmas meal falls on some unlucky sod.  Often the decision is one that you have to choose carefully, especially if there is much disagreement about where the best place to host.  Some want quality food, and others want a cheaper option which might skip the quality … Continue reading On The Waterfront: Christmas Menu

Ruby Takes Gold!

This one is a long overdue, but Eating Exeter was dead proud to hear that RUBY Modern Diner has won the Best Takeaway category at the Food & Drink Devon Awards. Announced at an awards ceremony at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth on Monday 14thOctober, these awards celebrate the very best our county has to offer across food production, retail, hospitality and service. Erin … Continue reading Ruby Takes Gold!

Donating to Eating Exeter

I have to say, its kind of embarrassing writing this post and it annoy me when I see other websites doing it normally through pop-ups and other irritating screen interference.  But the sad fact of the matter is that writing any sort of website, especially one that involves writing about eating out is a costly affair.  Eating Exeter isn’t a charity and I am not … Continue reading Donating to Eating Exeter

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

The Beer Engine, Newton St Cyres, Exeter (4/5)

I find the idea of sitting next to a pub, next to a railway line a really nice idea.  I like trains; being something of a closet train spotter myself. The first time I rolled in to The Beer Engine was about four years ago after doing a county-long pub crawl that started in Barnstaple and ended in Exeter as part of the Tarka Ale … Continue reading The Beer Engine, Newton St Cyres, Exeter (4/5)

Express Review: Subway Breakfast Sub £2

It sounded so promising and looked so delicious as they always do on the boards outside.  For £2 you get a Bacon Sub and a cup of Coffee, or a hot drink of your choosing.  And for one who is coming up to the poor-end of payday, it seemed like a value option that was worth a try. In my many years of eating terrible … Continue reading Express Review: Subway Breakfast Sub £2

Just Eat: The online take away experience

Just Eat is a newish system of ordering Take Away food from local providers. It is perfect for those who fancy curry or chinese for instance, without having to ring up and talk to a human being. Bloody humans. Login to the website http://www.justeat.co.uk and you go through some options, find the ideal take away, then go through an online menu. The relative ease of … Continue reading Just Eat: The online take away experience

Budleigh Salterton Food Festival (October 11th to 13th 2013)

A new food festival is hitting our radar here at Eating Exeter, and its taking place in Budleigh Salterton.  Not satisfied with already having a reputable literary festival, the new festival will showcase the best local produce that Budleigh has to offer as part of the Budleigh Business ‘Buy Local’ Campaign. Lasting three days it’ll feature such wonderful things as Exeter mussels, Clinton Devon Estate’s … Continue reading Budleigh Salterton Food Festival (October 11th to 13th 2013)

The Clock Tower Fish Bar, Queen Street

It has been a chippy since 1977, but the latest incarnation of this Fish and Chip shop has seen it spruced up and rebranded in to The Clock Tower Fish Bar. So, what did I have? Well I had chips.  I was here to see how their chips fared up to the previous visit, when it was the Dolphin Fish Bar.  And to be honest, … Continue reading The Clock Tower Fish Bar, Queen Street

Special Dispatch: Waterloo Cross Inn, Uffculme, Devon

The greatest test of any place that serves food is how they deal with complaints.  Our visit to The Waterloo Cross near Uffculme was a perfect example of the balance between great service versus terrible food. Throughout the whole experience the front of house staff were polite and attentive, so much so that despite the food we felt compelled to tip them. When I write … Continue reading Special Dispatch: Waterloo Cross Inn, Uffculme, Devon

Special Dispatch: Fish On The Harbour, Lynmouth, Devon.

Lynton and Lynmouth sits on the North Devon coast. It has a rugged windswept beauty that most little towns in that part of the world posses. Tucked under the gigantic cliffs that is created as Exmoor collides with the Bristol Channel, it is only accessible via a network of windy roads which during the summer months are full of buses, cars and camper-vans all heading … Continue reading Special Dispatch: Fish On The Harbour, Lynmouth, Devon.

Special Dispatch: The Staple Hill Servery, Trago Mills, Liverton, Newton Abbot

My earliest memories of Trago Mills (Devon’s Original Discount Store) does not revolve around food or eating in Trago Mills.  But of railways, large shops and myriads of ducks.  Water canon side shows, a miniature railway and plenty of things to climb on.  As an adult, my memories of Trago Mills has become more sparse as I have tried my best to avoid it at all … Continue reading Special Dispatch: The Staple Hill Servery, Trago Mills, Liverton, Newton Abbot

29th July: Tasting event at Ruby Modern Diner with Otter Valley Dairy!

To celebrate the start of the Summer Holidays RUBY Modern Diner and Otter Valley Dairy have teamed up to offer a one day tasting event. From 10am on Monday 29th July at RUBY Modern Diner on Queen Street, customers will be able to try the delicious range of Otter Valley Ice Cream for FREE! Erin Allgrove, Managing Director at RUBY Modern Diner said: “Otter Valley … Continue reading 29th July: Tasting event at Ruby Modern Diner with Otter Valley Dairy!

Holsworthy Ales Open Nights: Beer n Bangers! next one 27th July!

If anyone fancies a trip to the distant hills of Holsworthy, then this might be worth the trek! HOLSWORTHY ALES and Beer Hill House are holding seven open brewery nights between April and October 2013 on Saturday 27th April Saturday 25th May Saturday 22nd June Saturday 27th July Saturday 31st August Saturday 28th September Saturday 26th October Come and taste the beer and have a look around the … Continue reading Holsworthy Ales Open Nights: Beer n Bangers! next one 27th July!

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

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.