Tabac Taphouse in Queen St. now open

Head here for a the proper mini-review If you regularly end up walking down Queen St. you’ll have noticed a new kid on the block.  The Tabac Taphouse has an on-off licence wine bar/craft beer establishment and is part of The Fat Pig family, and I am happy to say that it is now open for business 🙂 (Check opening times on their Facebook page). … Continue reading Tabac Taphouse in Queen St. now open

The Powderkeg Brewery: A Craft Beer Brewery for Exeter

This month sees the launch of Powderkeg, a custom-designed brewery based just outside Exeter, which produces remarkable craft beer. Craft beer is the fastest growing sector in the UK alcohol market. This reflects the fact that thinkers and drinkers alike are appreciating the efforts of a growing band of passionate and rebellious artisan brewers who mix classic styles and exciting new ingredients to create contemporary, … Continue reading The Powderkeg Brewery: A Craft Beer Brewery for Exeter

‘Eating Exeter Recommends’ – a new rating system for Eating Exeter

Generally speaking most ‘reviews’ you read will have some sort of rating system, and since starting this blog I have been keen to look beyond the ‘out-of-five’ rating syem that I started off with.  I have tried not rating anything, but I feel this then negates the fact its a blog that reviews restaurants and products. So I will be introducing a new system, that … Continue reading ‘Eating Exeter Recommends’ – a new rating system for Eating Exeter

The Cosy Club, Southernhay (New Summer Menu)

When it opened two years ago, The Cosy Club really changed the playing field for chain restaurants in Exeter.  It was a new, quirky and it did some amazing cocktails.  You can read the original review here, its a little old so it is in need of an update. Entering through what had been the chapel entrance of the old hospital, you are presented with one … Continue reading The Cosy Club, Southernhay (New Summer Menu)

Harry’s Restaurant, Exeter

86 Longbrook St, Exeter EX4 6AP  Tel: 01392 202234  Twitter:@HarrysExeter Its not often that I get to review a restaurant that has such a legacy.  Whilst at work on the day of the review a couple of conversations I had with colleagues went along the lines of “What are you doing tonight?” “Going to Harry’s for something to eat…” “Oh I love Harry’s, its really nice, you’ll … Continue reading Harry’s Restaurant, Exeter

Beer, Burger and Beyond: No longer updated

A couple of years ago, I started a blog called Beer, Burger and Beyond.  I really enjoyed writing this blog, but due to a complete lack of time and the usual ‘life stuff’ getting in the way, I have decided to put it on an indefinite hiatus. The quest to find Burgers and Beer will continue through Eating Exeter, and future Burger Reviews will be … Continue reading Beer, Burger and Beyond: No longer updated

The HH Restaurant, Broadclyst

I like discovering the hidden gems.  There are always some culinary pockets of the unknown in any part of the world, and the latest discovery for me is The HH Restaurant in Broadclyst which, for me, is one of the most underrated fine dining restaurants in Devon.  That was a statement wasn’t it? But I hold to it happily. Years ago back in my yoof, … Continue reading The HH Restaurant, Broadclyst

Cream Tea At The Magdalen Chapter – (4/5)

Guest blogger, Ditch Townsend, takes tea for two in Exeter Tastefully renovated, decorated and furnished, we chose to sit in the light and comfortable lounge, but we could have used the darker, sparklier bar, the generously plush library, or a spacious patio. Music was soft, lilting, and predominantly instrumental, with some lounge jazz. But you just can’t escape the fact that the hotel is nesting … Continue reading Cream Tea At The Magdalen Chapter – (4/5)

Exeter Night Market @ The Quay – Not a definitive review

If you head down to the Exeter Guildhall on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday you’ll spot a cluster of street food stalls in the centre, surrounding the chapel.  This was the beginnings of Street Food Exeter, and with its popularity they opened a second event down at The Quay.  Called Exeter Night Market, it follows a similar thread with street food stalls but some live … Continue reading Exeter Night Market @ The Quay – Not a definitive review

Chef Rob Dawe – Still tickets left for 8th June Pop-up at The Salty Pigeon

There are still tickets available for Rob’s next Pop-up at the Salty Pigeon restaurant in Magdalen Road on Monday the 8th June. Starting at 7.15pm with canapes and then a new summer six course tasting menu using the best of the local and seasonal produce. It’s £35 a ticket and you may bring your own drinks to this venue. If you would like to book a table please text … Continue reading Chef Rob Dawe – Still tickets left for 8th June Pop-up at The Salty Pigeon

Las Iguanas, Abbey Sands, Torquay

I am genuinely happy to report that Las Iguanas has landed in Torquay; you can read the review for the Exeter branch here. We were invited down to see the latest addition to the Las Iguanas family which is housed in the new Abbey Sands building that has appeared on the seafront. This new build is the resort’s latest move to gentrify itself, smarten up … Continue reading Las Iguanas, Abbey Sands, Torquay

Spring Launch Party: The Gatehouse Bar and Restaurant at The Southgate Hotel

The part of the invitation that led me to believe that I should have dressed in something other than a shirt and my combat trousers was ‘Drinks Reception’ and ‘Southgate Hotel’.  The part of my brain that led me to think that this would be appropriate should really be scooped out, as this was definitely an event for a suit & tie. Thankfully I wasn’t … Continue reading Spring Launch Party: The Gatehouse Bar and Restaurant at The Southgate Hotel

Product Review: Morrison’s ‘Signature’ Pork and Chorizo Burgers 4/5

From one end of the meat spectrum (Piper’s Farm Unsmoked Back Bacon) to the supermarket end. Like most foodies I don’t have the luxury of a food budget that stretches to being able to shop at Deli’s and Organic food shops constantly, and for the basic average ‘day-to-day’ stuff myself and my able assistant, who I am luckily enough to be married to, swap between … Continue reading Product Review: Morrison’s ‘Signature’ Pork and Chorizo Burgers 4/5

Whistle Wines in Queen St. to become Fat Pig Tabac Bar

Its always a nice suprise when you get wind of change.  It appears that Whistle Wines is going to become the Tabac Bar, run by The Rusty Bike/Fat Pig/Pig & Pickle owner Hamish Lothian. None of this is confirmed so I might be completely wrong but take a look for yourself and see the Facebook page. There will be craft beers, they might be cheaper … Continue reading Whistle Wines in Queen St. to become Fat Pig Tabac Bar

Waffles at The Glorious Art House Cafe

You might remember a few months ago, I reviewed a new cafe that had opened in Fore Street. That cafe was called The Glorious Art House Cafe, a bohemian paradise that brought together fantastic coffee and art via their 2nd floor gallery which has regular exhibitions of local artist’s work. They’ve had a tweak and a shuffle of their menu.  Printed on recycled material, I … Continue reading Waffles at The Glorious Art House Cafe

Ruby Modern Diner: The new menu

Ruby Modern Diner has been open for nearly as long as Eating Exeter has been running.  We hadn’t been writing the blog long (our 2nd attempt…) when we were invited to the press night, our first ever.  The great and the good of Exeter gathered to drink the nice beer & wine and eat samples of sliders that were coming from the kitchen. The consensus … Continue reading Ruby Modern Diner: The new menu

Product Review: Piper’s Farm Unsmoked Back Bacon 5/5

Bacon. Breaker of vegetarians, maker of Full English Breakfasts and very hard to cover the smell of. Supermarkets sell it, normally injected with water or treated with chemicals which help it stay preserved for longer so its refreshing to be able to tuck in to what I consider ‘proper bacon’.  And who better to have bought these from.Piper’s Farm are award winning. Just look at … Continue reading Product Review: Piper’s Farm Unsmoked Back Bacon 5/5

The Nutwell Lodge Hotel, Lympstone by Chris Gower (UPDATE 2018: now a Toby Carvery)

I don’t normally do ‘lucky dip dining’ as I call it.  Find a place, look at the menu and go in. Don’t research, don’t investigate or go online and have a look at reviews or anything.  Just have a go.  It can sometimes be fun to see what happens but sometimes it can lead to trouble. But on the knowledge that I had been here … Continue reading The Nutwell Lodge Hotel, Lympstone by Chris Gower (UPDATE 2018: now a Toby Carvery)