Food Festivals in Devon! – Dates for your diary

Being a foodie can be an organisational nightmare sometimes.  Devon and The South West has so many fantastic foodie things going on, so as you might think there are many opportunities to celebrate the fantastic produce we are known for. There are food festivals happening all over our fair county.  The excitement of the Exeter Food Festival might have passed for this year, but there … Continue reading Food Festivals in Devon! – Dates for your diary

The Samosa Lady, Ottery St Mary

14 Broad Street, Ottery St Mary – 07879 995273 / 01404 813280 One of the aims of this blog is to showcase the best eating experiences that Exeter and the surrounding area has to offer. But there is a whole lot of stuff happening outside of the Exeter area that I encourage you to visit. One place that is hot on my radar at the moment … Continue reading The Samosa Lady, Ottery St Mary

Cafe Rouge, Princesshay by Chris Gower

Princesshay, Bedford St, Exeter, Devon EX1 1LL- 01392 251042 – http://www.caferouge.com Now and again we like to head to one of Exeter’s chain restaurants, they have their place and there is definitely a space in my heart for a few of them.  One restaurant that we’ve been many times over the last few years has been Cafe Rouge, a take on classic french cuisine in a … Continue reading Cafe Rouge, Princesshay by Chris Gower

Pizza Stein, Quayside

4 The Quay, Exeter, EX2 4AP – 01392 670424 – booking@pizzastein.co.uk Regular readers might have guessed that I like to whitter on about the history of the buildings sometimes.  Pizza Stein is no different as I have many memories of this building when it was The Hot House, back in the late nineties, a sticky floor club with Volts on the bottom level.  In more recent times it was … Continue reading Pizza Stein, Quayside

Eat the Smoke, Clyst St Mary – product review by Lauren & Steve Heath

http://www.eatthesmoke.co.uk – @EatTheSmokeBBQ – http://www.facebook.com/eatthesmoke Middle of 2015, during the chilli event at Darts Farm, my chef husband, Steve, and I came across 2 jars of sauce; these weren’t just any sauces, they were Eat the Smoke sauces. The brand didn’t mean much at the time, but we were impressed by the complexity of what we tasted, so bought some to take home and try. … Continue reading Eat the Smoke, Clyst St Mary – product review by Lauren & Steve Heath

The Rusty Pig, Ottery St Mary

The Rusty Pig, Yonder Street, Ottery St. Mary EX11 1HD 01404 815580 Butchers: open Thursday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm Saturday 9.30am to 4pm. Supper tables: Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Fixed Course only) Breakfast: Friday and Saturday 10am to 2pm In the last twenty years or so, East Devon has had somewhat of a food renaissance.  Near the Devon-Dorset border lies River Cottage HQ, at the other … Continue reading The Rusty Pig, Ottery St Mary

Pipers Farm – Beyond the Hedgerow Tour by Lauren Heath

I’m sure lots of people know about Pipers Farm (and if you don’t, even more reason to read on); the award winning farm whose philosophy is to grow healthy animals with a strong natural immunity. They grow contented animals slowly, in small groups, with minimum stress, which means that they only use medication when it is absolutely necessary. They believe this is the best way … Continue reading Pipers Farm – Beyond the Hedgerow Tour by Lauren Heath

Te Cakes, Exeter Farmer’s Market

Exeter’s Farmers Market takes place every Thursday from 10am – 2pm, they attract some of the finest producers from across Devon.  Along with the University Farmer’s Market, it gives producers who might not have the luxury of a permanent premises the chance to showcase themselves to shoppers and commuters.  The latest addition to the Exeter Farmer’s Market is Te Cakes, a patisserie that sells delicate … Continue reading Te Cakes, Exeter Farmer’s Market

The Eating Exeter Coffee Marathon

In Exeter we do Coffee Shops really well.  Cafes, Coffee Houses, no matter what you call them, are everywhere and although we have a number of the standard bland depressing chain coffee shops, we also have a raft of excellent cafes that do something with coffee that you’re unlikely to find in Costalot or Starbucks. To celebrate this fact, I came up with The Eating … Continue reading The Eating Exeter Coffee Marathon

Zizzi’s Restaurant, Gandy Street by Lauren Heath

Zizzi’s Restaurant, 21 GANDY STREET, EX4 3LS   Tel: 01392 274737 Over Christmas time, we visited Zizzi in Bristol whilst away on a family mini break. For a chain, we were suitably impressed by the food considering its mass appeal. We also found it spacious and well decorated with a cool vibe. We decided to give the Exeter one a go for our date night this month and although … Continue reading Zizzi’s Restaurant, Gandy Street by Lauren Heath

Circa 1924 presents Skandel@Circa1924

6 Northernhay Place, Exeter, EX4 3QJ  Tel: 01392 438545  Twitter: @circa1924 The end of the week is here, another rare day off for me on a day that is not a weekend! So what a better way to spend it by visiting Circa 1924 and indulging in a Coffee Marathon! That is for a later post, but we broke up our caffeine binge with a lunchtime treat. … Continue reading Circa 1924 presents Skandel@Circa1924

Breakfast at Harry’s Restaurant

86 Longbrook St, Exeter EX4 6AP  Tel: 01392 202234  Twitter:@HarrysExeter I don’t get out much.  For someone that writes a food blog, you’d think that I spend my days frequenting fine restaurants and hob-nobbing with the fooderati of Devon, but unfortunately I pay my bills, not via writing, but through a standard job that pays wages. It has nothing to do with food and given I … Continue reading Breakfast at Harry’s Restaurant

The Pig & Pallet, Topsham Quay by Lauren Heath

7 Strand, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0JB   Tel: 07920 527691  Twitter: @pigandpallet Earlier this year, we found ourselves child-free (don’t worry we hadn’t lost him – it was the blessing of holiday club) and decided to treat ourselves to a bit of brunch. Although we have a fairly well behaved and seasoned foodie version of a 5 year old son, eating sans enfant just adds a bit … Continue reading The Pig & Pallet, Topsham Quay by Lauren Heath

Chiquito Restaurant, Marsh Barton Road

Last year I got very excited that Exeter was to receive two new restaurants on Alphington Road.  The long derelict site that had once been MST (the tractor dealers) had been home to advertising hoardings and some sort of car washing operation in recent years. It wasn’t a great advertisement for Exeter.  The bulldozers moved in a couple of years ago and in less than … Continue reading Chiquito Restaurant, Marsh Barton Road

Exeter University group treat commuters to an ABBA-tastic performance

An acapella group from the University of Exeter will be popping up on selected commuter trains on their way into Exeter on 9th, 10th and 16th February. The impromptu performance will be helping to shine the light on an exciting new Scandi pop-up restaurant launching in the city this month. A group of 14 singers from the popular group Semi-Toned will be performing their unique rendition of an … Continue reading Exeter University group treat commuters to an ABBA-tastic performance

A Belated Happy Birthday to Ruby Burgers!

I am rubbish with birthdays, and you might have noticed if you’re a fan of Ruby Modern Diner that they have just celebrated their third birthday.  Eating Exeter has been there from the start, we attended their press night, and have done numerous enjoyable reviews for this fantastic restaurant.  They’ve won countless awards, all deserved! Ruby Modern Diner opened on January 28th 2013 and was … Continue reading A Belated Happy Birthday to Ruby Burgers!

#popup Kitchens at The Oddfellows, Exeter

Fancy doing something tonight?  The Oddfellows is providing some excellent choices in both of their pubs in Exeter & Exmouth (see my previous post about their Exmouth comedy night tonight). There has been a bit of a theme over the last week on Eating Exeter, and following through with the Pop-up theme is The Oddfellow’s #popup Kitchen evenings that happen most Sunday evenings. For me The … Continue reading #popup Kitchens at The Oddfellows, Exeter

New Pop-up Event! Introducing Pop-up Polsloe

Exeter beams with a foody vibe these days, and with the growing trend for Pop-up dining events, it is thrilling to introduce a new Pop-up dining event on to the scene. Presenting Pop-up Polsloe! “Pop-up Polsloe offers a unique alternative to restaurant dining but with flavours we hope can compete some of the best in the area. We will be “popping up” in various unusual venues … Continue reading New Pop-up Event! Introducing Pop-up Polsloe

NOW CLOSED Base & Barley, Longbrook St.

Tel: 01392 279393, Portland House, Longbrook St, Exeter EX4 6AB http://www.baseandbarley.com Take a stroll down Longbrook Street, you might have noticed the large letters on the side of the windows of Exeter’s newest restaurant.  Base & Barley opened for business before Christmas with a series of soft openings and an active social media campaign.  Like the large lettering emblazoning their front windows, the buzz was big … Continue reading NOW CLOSED Base & Barley, Longbrook St.

House Wong, Bonhay Road

House Wong, 100 Bonhay Rd, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4BL  01392 435682.  Open 5:00pm – 10:30pm everyday apart from Tuesday. Eating Exeter is not just about fine/casual dining restaurants with local ingredients and local produce.  Sometimes we go that extra mile for the readers to bring you a comprehensive guide to where to eat in Exeter, even if they don’t take debit cards. Exeter has a … Continue reading House Wong, Bonhay Road