ARCHIVE: Cafe@36, Devon Coffee and Jolly Roger Tea Rooms on FancyACuppa

Fancy A Cuppa Now, the YouTube channel that brings the better side of coffee shops and cafes, visited Exeter. They visited Cafe@36 (hot on my list of places to go in the next couple of weeks), Devon Coffee in Queen St, and The Jolly Roger Tea Room on the Piazza down by the Quay. Eating Exeter has already visited Devon Coffee, read our review here. … Continue reading ARCHIVE: Cafe@36, Devon Coffee and Jolly Roger Tea Rooms on FancyACuppa

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

Guy Arnold visits Fresha Cafe on Marsh Barton

I seem to be hooked on YouTube tonight, and I came across this lovely vlog review given by Guy Arnold who is, according to his website http://www.greatorpoor.com/ is an “experienced manager, entrepreneur & customer service professional. Guy is a former director of a FTSE 100 company with extensive experience across the licensed and leisure industry”. By that I would say this chap knows his stuff. … Continue reading Guy Arnold visits Fresha Cafe on Marsh Barton

Anton Piotrowski demonstrates his Carrot Cake at Exeter Food Festival 2013

So I was getting all nostalgic and watery eyed over the lovely afternoon we spent at Exeter Food Festival a few weeks ago. I had really wanted to see Anton Piotrowski’s demonstration as I had followed him on Masterchef, and naturally I wanted the home lad to win.  Anton is Chef Patron of The Treby Arms over in Sparkwell which he runs with his wife Clare. … Continue reading Anton Piotrowski demonstrates his Carrot Cake at Exeter Food Festival 2013

Economical Light Fruit Cake Recipe (courtesy of Recipe Vintage)

Apologies to those who follow Eating Exeter on Twitter (@eatingexeter) if you have already seen this.  But I had to share another one of Recipe Vintage’s scanned in recipe cards from the 60’s.  (What is the right way, 60’s or sixties when you’re writing?) This is ‘Economical Light Fruit Cake’, so called because its meant to be fluffy and cheap.  A bit like a bird, … Continue reading Economical Light Fruit Cake Recipe (courtesy of Recipe Vintage)

Pickwick Fish Pie, a seventies classic.

Pickwick Fish Pie 1970′s style (courtesy of Recipe Vintage) I am currently looking at digitising my collection of vintage recipe cards.  Inspired by the BBC’s failed attempt at digitising their back-catalogue of broadcasts, I felt that this would be the perfect time to start scanning in some of my oldest and most cherished recipes from my collection. Image taken from: http://www.etsy.com/listing/88439516/marguerite-pattens-recipe-box-with-cards So here is the first … Continue reading Pickwick Fish Pie, a seventies classic.

JD Wetherspoons: The Gourmet Hotdog and Beer offer

Being a foody can be a difficult and expensive passion sometimes, especially when you’re not blessed with heaps of cash.  And even if you do have the money to indulge in the nicer foods, sometimes a bit of cheapy-pub nosh is nothing to scoff at. Rumour had it that The Imperial in Exeter (my local) had Crispy Pig on tap, so we hopped up there … Continue reading JD Wetherspoons: The Gourmet Hotdog and Beer offer

Exeter’s first ever Vegan Bake Sale

I was pottering about on ThisIsExeter and saw this of interest.  Exeter’s first ever Vegan Bake Sale!  I don’t like lifting text from other websites, but this is quite worth it.  Please visit This Is Exeter, so I don’t feel too guilty!  The Baboon is to fulfil the random image quota…. “It is being held from 11am to 2pm at Exeter’s Palace Gate Centre, and … Continue reading Exeter’s first ever Vegan Bake Sale

The Best Scone in Devon 2013 – The Scone Off

Sue from Cafe@36 got in contact with me to tell me all about this amazing competition. The Exeter heat is being held in the Guildhall Shopping Centre at the end of May.  Cafe@36 is holding a competition with a few other independent cafe’s in Devon to find The Best Scone in Devon, in a Scone Off.  The winner being awarded the Golden Scone Award and … Continue reading The Best Scone in Devon 2013 – The Scone Off

Exeter Street Food Market – April 2013

Originally posted on Devonium & Kitchenalia :
Tacho Macho At last, the street food market in Exeter has opened from Friday- Sunday every week. The Market surrounds the small 10th century church of St Pancras, in the middle of the Guildhall Shopping Centre. English: St Pancras Church, Guildhall Shopping Centre A small church in the heart of Exeter; of Saxon origin, still used for services and… Continue reading Exeter Street Food Market – April 2013

Marco Pierre White to open Frankie’s Bar and Grill in Exeter

Caterer and Hotelkeeper reports: Marco Pierre White is to expand his Frankie’s Bar and Grill chain, with the launch of a new site in the West Country, the first outside London. The celebrity chef, who first launched the Italian brand in Knightsbridge in 2004 together with famous jockey Frankie Detorri, will open the new restaurant at Exeter Airport’s Hampton by Hilton Hotel. Set to launch … Continue reading Marco Pierre White to open Frankie’s Bar and Grill in Exeter

Eating Exeter visits the Exeter Food Festival 2013

A long time has been spent writing this post.  In fact this post started off life as a post in a third-party piece of blogging software that got added to over the week and then managed to become the victim of a mistimed OS upgrade, thankfully the photos were saved but the text is now long gone, historical bits lost to the God of Unsaved … Continue reading Eating Exeter visits the Exeter Food Festival 2013

Exeter Phoenix Cafe Bar launches brand new menu!

Exeter Phoenix launches a brand new menu on Thursday.  New chef, Maia Moss, has created a delicious array of rustic dishes using traditional recipes from around the world fused with a unique contemporary twist.  Each of the dishes is homemade, the ingredients are locally sourced and they are all made with a passion for nutrition and fantastic flavor. ‘The main influence of my cooking comes from … Continue reading Exeter Phoenix Cafe Bar launches brand new menu!

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

Exeter University Farmer’s Market: A little gem.

Every so often (dates listed here) Exeter University holds a Farmer’s Market on the Forum Piazza which is just outside The Forum oddly enough and the Northcott Theatre.  The latest redevelopment of this area means that there is a central place to hold such events, and the large wide space of the piazza means that it can accomodate a large gathering of bodies with room to … Continue reading Exeter University Farmer’s Market: A little gem.

Coffee #1, Princesshay

Last week I went to Coffee #1 again which is situated at the back of Princesshay on Roman Walk.  A small chain of coffee shops across the West Country and Wales (28 to be exact), it specialises serving ethical and gourmet coffee and has been awarded Best Coffee Chain in the UK for the last four years running.  It is THE benchmark to aim to … Continue reading Coffee #1, Princesshay

The Exploding Bakery, Queen Street

I originally started writing about The Exploding Bakery on my personal blog here. When I first realised that Juice Moose had been replaced by this intriguing establishment, I had to tell everyone and wrote a small article about it.  But I thought that a proper review on a proper website would do it justice, as it really deserves it!. The Exploding Bakery is, as a … Continue reading The Exploding Bakery, Queen Street

Exeter Food and Drink Festival

It is that time of year again.  The Exeter Food and Drink Festival is appearing over the horizon like a big family-fun-filled-food related sunrise, and as usual I am curious to see what is happening. http://www.exeterfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk/ I am hoping to go along and see what is occurring, fancy giving myself and my co-editor some free tickets? (only joking). I am genuinely buzzing with excitement at the … Continue reading Exeter Food and Drink Festival