Killerton Kitchen Restaurant, Broadclyst, Exeter (5/5)

It isn’t often that I leave a restaurant, tea-room or any other place that serves cream teas saying how nice the scones were.  In my life, I have spent a happy 32 years in Devon and despite this my exposure to Cream Teas (Cream first…) has been quite minimal.  But Killerton Kitchen, a small tea-room/cafe that sits at the back of Killerton House nr Broadclyst, … Continue reading Killerton Kitchen Restaurant, Broadclyst, Exeter (5/5)

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

External link to Vote in the Express and Echo’s Best Pub Award!

Vote in the Express and Echo’s Best Pub Award!

Vote in the Express and Echo’s Best pub award! “NOMINATIONS have now closed in the Echo’s first Pub of the Year competition – with an impressive 61 in the running for the contest. Voting from that list has now begun – below is the list of 61 that were nominated by our readers. To vote, simply type the number of the pub you wish to … Continue reading Vote in the Express and Echo’s Best Pub Award!

Castlewood Vineyard Festival 2013

This weekend saw 500 revellers descend on the sleepy  Devon village of Musbury to celebrate a one-day festival with music, good food and a party atmosphere.  We were lucky to get our hands on some of these exclusive tickets, only 500 were issued! Castlewood Vineyard is a ’boutique’ vineyard, planted on the sunny south facing slopes of Musbury Fort.  It produces sparkling wine, from grape … Continue reading Castlewood Vineyard Festival 2013

Ruby Modern Diner, 74 Queen St

Back in January, I was invited to attend the press night of a new restaurant in Queen St.  It was called Ruby Modern Diner and I was very excited.  I went away from the night with a great sense of anticipation at what I reckoned was going to be a fantastic restaurant.  So I jumped at the invitation to come down and sample some of … Continue reading Ruby Modern Diner, 74 Queen St

Dart’s Farm (Deli Cafe – 5/5)

Dart’s Farm is a curious place, because unlike many people who might read this, I remember when it was still Picfresh.  Right, so lets go back 20 years ago and Ronald Dart owned a funny little farm shop that, in my mind, was always tacked on to the side of a larger barn.  That barn is roughly where the Deli is now and if you … Continue reading Dart’s Farm (Deli Cafe – 5/5)

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