Reflection and Review of 2017

The nights are long, the days are comically short and it is bitterly cold.  Here I am wondering what the hell happened to the past year?  It disappeared in a puff of smoke, blitzed past us in a whoosh of reviews and events. Eating Exeter turned in to Dining Devon, with our new URL http://www.diningdevon.com being our main address, we expanded our horizons to encompass … Continue reading Reflection and Review of 2017

Crab Spaghetti Recipe using Favis of Salcombe Crab – by Lauren Heath

A true family run business, Favis of Salcombe’s history dates back to 1972, and is currently being run by 4 of the Favis family at the core, along with a 5th Favis who is starting out as a fresh young fish, straight from school as the Favis apprentice. We have been delighted to share their progress and news as well as a recipe before so … Continue reading Crab Spaghetti Recipe using Favis of Salcombe Crab – by Lauren Heath

A Refreshing New Look for Devon Crafted Cider

The Shops at Dartington is unveiling a brand-new look for their own-labelled cider range, made with locally grown Devon apples. The clean, fresher look reflects the premium position of the cider, which is hand-pressed using apples from ancient organic orchards. The range has been produced in collaboration with award-winning Ashridge Cider who grow up to 15 different varieties of bittersweet and bittersharp cider apples in … Continue reading A Refreshing New Look for Devon Crafted Cider

A little tweak – new logo and name for the blog!

Earlier in the year we changed the logo and the branding for Eating Exeter.  It changed to Eating Exeter, Dining Devon and we’ve been really happy with things since.  But there is one more tweak – I am sorry, I am a perfectionist. From today Eating Exeter, Dining Devon will just be Dining Devon.  Our interest and passion in everything foodie and culinary spans across the … Continue reading A little tweak – new logo and name for the blog!

The Seven Stars at Kennford by Chris Gower

It is strange how life completely overruns everything sometimes!  After a promotion at work, I hadn’t realised how much brain space it would take up, so apologies to our regular readers for a lack of activity on the blog in recent weeks.  But to break the silence, here is my write-up of the stonking meal we had at the Seven Stars in Kennford a few … Continue reading The Seven Stars at Kennford by Chris Gower

Countdown to Powderham Food Festival 2017: foodie fun for all the family

With just two months to go until Powderham Food Festival returns for a sixth celebration of local food and drink (Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th October), festival organisers Bob Small and Fiona Gofton are hoping 2017 will be the biggest, best and quite possibly the healthiest food festival they have ever hosted. Set amid the spectacular grounds of Powderham Castle, home to Lord and Lady … Continue reading Countdown to Powderham Food Festival 2017: foodie fun for all the family

Lloyd’s Kitchen: ensuring excellence through a feedback evening

For any restaurant or café, quality of output is incredibly important.  British diners are a very picky lot, and because we’re not very good at complaining restaurants don’t often get to read about a bad burger or an over-cooked steak until they see it on TripAdvisor. One of Exeter’s best loved restaurants is Lloyd’s Kitchen in Catherine Street, in the dominating shadow of the House … Continue reading Lloyd’s Kitchen: ensuring excellence through a feedback evening

Berloni opens their first showroom in the UK, and its in Exeter!

Berloni, the Italian kitchen brand, have recently opened their first UK store in the heart of Exeter, showcasing the very best in Italian design and the most up to date technology to be found in kitchens today. Located on Roman Walk in Princesshay, Berloni has been manufacturing beautiful, functional kitchens at remarkable value for more than 50 years, bringing their premium quality, heritage and exclusive … Continue reading Berloni opens their first showroom in the UK, and its in Exeter!

2017 Food Festival Dates for your diary!

We are very lucky in this county and beyond, to have such wonderful food and produce – what better way to experience all of this together than at a Food Festival! Here’s a round up of the upcoming 2017 Food Festivals in Devon as well as a couple from  Cornwall. Click on the website links for further info or read our review of the previous … Continue reading 2017 Food Festival Dates for your diary!

Be one of the first to experience Lympstone Manor, Devon with 40% discount

Lympstone Manor, the most eagerly awaited hotel launch in 2017, is offering the limited opportunity to experience the hotel and restaurant at 40% off during its soft opening period from the 20th March to the 2nd April. This soft opening will set the stage for Lympstone Manor’s grand opening, which follows on Monday 3rd April, and promises to be an outstanding showcase of the hotel. … Continue reading Be one of the first to experience Lympstone Manor, Devon with 40% discount

The Hole In The Wall, Little Castle Street by Chris Gower

Little Castle St, Exeter EX4 3PX – 01392 437470 – www.hitwexeter.co.uk/ I am in my mid-thirties, despite the beard and the wrinkles which make me look well in to my forties (I’ve stopped playing Guess My Age as it is just depressing) I am thirty-five.  I am old enough to remember Boxes & Boogies Nightclub, The Hothouse, The Thirsty Camel, The Turk’s Head, Mambo… the list … Continue reading The Hole In The Wall, Little Castle Street by Chris Gower

Eating Exeter visits the Crediton Coffee Company by Chris Gower

Our part of the world is full of fantastic artisan producers who are all doing fabulous things with food and drink.  I live on the north-west side of Exeter, in fact it is easier to go shopping in Crediton than trudge across the city in search of a supermarket. But when we’re not food shopping or visiting for another reason, it is easy to ignore … Continue reading Eating Exeter visits the Crediton Coffee Company by Chris Gower

Valentine’s Day Gifts from Chococo

For Valentine’s Day 2017, Dorset-based artisan chocolatier Chococo has created a collection of gorgeous chocolates to delight chocolate lovers. Aspiring cupids can select from the following gifts in their 2017 Valentine Collection: Chococo’s NEW Valentine’s Club – a unique subscription gift; NEW freshly handmade Valentine’s selection boxes; a NEW range of delicious and fun Valentine’s Chocolate Hearts; NEW boxes of Salted Caramel lips; and NEW … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Gifts from Chococo

Launch date announced for The Terrace – A new venue for Exeter

The Terrace, Queen Street Dining’s flagship and most eagerly anticipated venue, has announced it will be opening its doors for the first time on Friday 30 September from midday.The two-story multi-million-pound development promises to bring a heady blend of great food and drink, live music and DJ’s. Set across two floors including the rooftop terrace, its owners hope it will fast become the go-to venue … Continue reading Launch date announced for The Terrace – A new venue for Exeter

Absurd Bird lands in Exeter!

Absurd Bird is bringing its soul-warming comfort food of the American South to Exeter’s Queen St Dining Quarter at the end of next month. The first Absurd Bird restaurant to open outside the Capital, the new location will bring with it a warm Southern spirit, coupled with a quirky sense of humour that will light up the vibrant Exeter food scene. With its interior taking … Continue reading Absurd Bird lands in Exeter!

Firezza opens in Exeter The proper pizza revolution hits Exeter: Amazing pizza from £6

September 19, 2016: Firezza, the proper pizza company, will open in Exeter on Monday, September 19th with an opening party at the store on Wednesday, September 21st from 5-7.30pm. Come along for your free pizza and prosecco. Famous for crafting large 25cm hand-stretched pizzas “with passion”, Firezza only uses premium ingredients. Each pizza is handmade and fire-baked superfast in Neapolitan fire-breathing ovens by experienced pizzaiolos. … Continue reading Firezza opens in Exeter The proper pizza revolution hits Exeter: Amazing pizza from £6

The Salutation Inn, Topsham – Chris Gower

The Salutation Inn, 68 Fore Street,Topsham, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0HL –  01392 873060 info@salutationtopsham.co.uk http://www.salutationtopsham.co.uk/ Topsham is one of my favourite places.   It sits on a peninsular of land between the River Exe and the River Clyst, both opening out in to the magnificent Exe Estuary.  From Topsham Quay you can see right down to Exmouth with some of the nicest views in the area … Continue reading The Salutation Inn, Topsham – Chris Gower

South West Chef of the Year 2016 – Semi Finalists announced

Judges of South West Chef of the Year have chosen the semi-finalists who will go forward to the closing stages of this year’s prestigious competition. Chefs from around the region battled it out for a place in the next stage of their category. Founder and co-judge Michael Caines MBE has praised the standard of culinary skill already shown in this stage of the competition. The … Continue reading South West Chef of the Year 2016 – Semi Finalists announced

Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) is celebrating the opening of its new Exeter restaurant with a big burger giveaway.

Spreading the burger joy from its brand new location at Queen St Dining, in the Guildhall Shopping Centre, GBK Exeter will be giving away 100 cheeseburgers from midday on opening day – 12th September. Be sure to arrive early so you don’t miss out. Proud of serving gourmet burgers since 2001, GBK kick-started the premium burger trend and was the first to introduce gourmet burgers … Continue reading Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) is celebrating the opening of its new Exeter restaurant with a big burger giveaway.

Competition! – Win tickets to Powderham Food Festival

Its competition fever here at Eating Exeter! In our third competition this summer, we have a family ticket to this year’s Powderham Food Festival up for grabs.  This one is a Twitter competition, so get on Twitter and get retweeting! As ever our competitions are super easy, and you’ll need your wits about you as you follow the instructions on the image below! Simply Retweet … Continue reading Competition! – Win tickets to Powderham Food Festival