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

Lunch: Gregg’s Pepperoni Pizza

Under the heat lamps it didn’t look too bad, but when the chap behind the counter put it in the bag it seemed to go about absorbing the bag in to it with the grease that bled out of it uncontrollably like some sort of skewered pizza shaped rat that cost £1.15. Credit to Gregg’s, they do what they do really well.  Baked goods, cheap and hot. … Continue reading Lunch: Gregg’s Pepperoni Pizza

Hatherleigh: Ruby Country Market 30th March 9:00am – 2:00pm

Here is an idea for a day out!   On the 30th March, Hatherleigh Livestock Market hosts another Ruby Country Market bringing together a whole collection of stallholders, musicians and live demonstrations.  Set in one of the most scenic parts of West Devon, Hatherleigh really shows off its deep agricultural roots if you have a gander at the Wikipedia article.  There are so many different … Continue reading Hatherleigh: Ruby Country Market 30th March 9:00am – 2:00pm

Powderham Castle: Chocolate & Candy Fortnight 29th March to 14th April 2013

This is a fantastic idea for the kids if you’re looking for something to occupy the little chiddly winks over the Easter Holiday.  Powerderham Castle is holding a Chocolate and Candy Fortnight thanks to Jonty Depp and the Pocketwatch Theatre.  The link is to the website is here, it looks lip-smackingly awesome. I am not sure who this woman is in the picture, but WordPress provides … Continue reading Powderham Castle: Chocolate & Candy Fortnight 29th March to 14th April 2013

Darts Farm Cheese Safari with Mary Quicke: Thursday 21st March 8:45am – 2:00pm

The image in my head when I found out about this is one that I might leave to the pages of my memoirs.  But cows made of cheese and land rovers came in to mind.  Alas I feel that this is something that is going to be much less surreal and far more enjoyable. Part of Darts Farm’s Food Club, this Cheese Safari with Mary … Continue reading Darts Farm Cheese Safari with Mary Quicke: Thursday 21st March 8:45am – 2:00pm

Picture House Members get 20% off in Giraffe Restaurants

I reviewed The Giraffe Restaurant in Exeter years ago. I loved it I remember, but as with many things in that end of town it was quite expensive.  I also love The Picture House and so imagine my delight when I read this. http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Exeter_Picturehouse/News/item/New_Members_Discount_At_Giraffe/ I was dead happy. Not that I am a member, but I knew quite a few people who are. Continue reading Picture House Members get 20% off in Giraffe Restaurants

Opinion: Killing in The Name Of…Comic Relief?

This isn’t really the avenue, area or arena for me to start blowing my personal trumpet at food related issues that are happening nationwide, but this was something that I thought needed attention.  As this food blog is strictly neutral, and is ran by more than one person I have to put this disclaimer and say that this is purely my personal opinion. There are … Continue reading Opinion: Killing in The Name Of…Comic Relief?

Exeter Food Festival 2013

Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink 2013 is rapidly heading this way, and I can’t wait!  If this post has jogged your memory, remember there is a website and the usual social media channels that you can use to keep in contact with the latest from the organisers. It is destined to be huge, as ever. Just have a look at the site … Continue reading Exeter Food Festival 2013

Magdalen Chapter Launches Signature Sausage Supper

Eating Exeter has some exciting and tasty news! Food lovers are in for a real treat at The Magdalen Chapter in Exeter, which has teamed up with Devon’s leading sausage experts, Andrew James Butchery (was Turtons of Devon up to recently), to add a ‘Magdalen Boerwors’ to its bar menu. The South African-inspired sausage has been made using a bespoke recipe created for the boutique … Continue reading Magdalen Chapter Launches Signature Sausage Supper

Restaurant Guide: The Salty Pigeon, Magdalen Road, Exeter

The latest restaurant that I have decided I desperately want to go to.  Newly opened in January the website says: “The Salty Pigeon is a family run restaurant. With Tanya managing front of house and Tanya’s son, Ryan Mell, in his second year at the Michael Caines academy, building on his existing skills and experience under the leadership of our chef Simeon. Simeon started work at the … Continue reading Restaurant Guide: The Salty Pigeon, Magdalen Road, Exeter

Bike Shed Theatre & Bar, Fore Street

Zion has over three years of experience as a writer and a journalist. Career highlights so far include interviewing Ethics Director at Lush Hilary Jones, contributing poetry to Musings to raise funds for Leche League, and working with co-founder of One Green Planet Nil Zacharias. Zion has also worked on the Eradicating Ecocide campaign. Follow Zion on Twitter, LinkedIn, or email her at zio.lights@gmail.com The Bike Shed Café is no ordinary café. This … Continue reading Bike Shed Theatre & Bar, Fore Street