Pancake Day is fast approaching, which also means that Spring is on its way as is Easter! Yippee for the longer, lighter days and warmer weather. This year, Pancake Day falls on Tuesday 16th February. It is always the day before Ash Wednesday which is the first day of Lent. It’s the day when traditionally you would eat up rich foods such as milk, sugar … Continue reading RECIPE: A twist on Pancake Day – American Style Pancakes – by Sue Stoneman
We’re delighted to have won an award from LUXLife Magazine for the 2nd year in a row! Merry Christmas to all our readers, and wishing you a restful time whatever it means to you during these tough times. Continue reading Dining Devon wins Best Independent UK Food Blog 2020
The meal provided in this review was gratis. Views expressed are independent of the business and is not seen or approved before publication. Dining Devon is about everything within the county borders of Devon (and outside too!) that involves food, eating, dining and nomming. We always step-up to champion the mighty independents, but the dining scene in Exeter is a large and is made up … Continue reading REVIEW: Turtle Bay, Queen St, Exeter (September 2018) #Ad
In previous posts on this blog, I’ve extolled my love for Torquay and the rabbit warren of roads and streets that entangle the surrounding villages into the large urban conglomerate that is Torbay. There is an eclectic range of independent restaurants, funny little shops, and a really vibrant dining scene. Two Exeter favourites – Meat 59 and Brody’s – started off in Torquay both graduating … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Fat Cow Burgers, Torquay by Chris Gower
I was on my way to meet a friend at her beach hut last week and my walk took me past Granny Gothards Ice Cream Parlour which is right near the traffic lights on the right hand side as you enter into Budleigh Salterton from Exmouth. I had seen the shop being refitted on my recent visits to the lovely Earls opposite, and I was … Continue reading Granny Gothards Ice Cream Parlour opens in Budleigh Salterton by Sue Stoneman
Last week I put out a call for another foodie blogger to join our humble blog. The competition was fierce as we pitted potential rivals in a battle of wits, physical ability, and creativity as they fought for the coveted place of Third Member of Dining Devon. OK OK… it wasn’t quite like that. It wasn’t a fight to the death, that was just for … Continue reading Sue Stoneman joins the Dining Devon team!
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
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 plans have been brewing now since the beginning of the year and now we are nearly ready to unveil a brand new blog for Exeter & Devon. We’ve been mixing and concocting for a little while, testing, trialling and ruminating over the direction the blog might take. I can happily say we’re still going to go in the same direction, just with some go-faster … Continue reading Changes to Eating Exeter, Exeter’s much loved restaurant blog is getting a make-over.
Tel: 01392 494 222 Princesshay, Exeter, EX1 1GE @giraffetweet Princesshay Shopping Centre is the gleaming modern jewel in the centre of Exeter’s shopping experience. With restaurants and fine High Street names, it replaced the tattered pre-war complex that some of us Exonians still remember with a bizarre nostalgic fondness. When the modern Princesshay opened, with it also opened Giraffe with its slightly westernised versions of world … Continue reading Giraffe World Kitchen, Princesshay by Chris Gower
Rum, reggae and jerk is coming to Exeter! Turtle Bay will open on 23 rd August in Exeter. Their first restaurant in Devon will be bringing a brand new, blissful Caribbean dining and drinking experience to the people of Exeter! The concept celebrates the lively, colourful, soulful and, above all, delicious experiences that the Caribbean has to offer – from explosive flavours to laid back … Continue reading Jerk Salmon with Pineapple Salsa courtesy of Turtle Bay
Hanlons Brewery, Hill Farm, Half Moon Village, Devon EX5 5AE http://www.hanlonsbrewery.com/ Talk to any ale fan in the Exeter & Devon area and you won’t find many that would not class Yellow Hammer as one of their favourite ales. For as long as I can remember this beautifully light and golden ale has been a staple in various pubs around Exeter. It is produced by … Continue reading Hanlon’s Brewery, Half Moon Village
Last week, the lovely people at East Devon invited me along to their foraging course in Sidmouth; I jumped at the chance to do this as I have always wanted to learn about our edible countryside, but I have found nearby courses to be a bit out of my price range. The event, one of many run by East Devon but involving local specialists in … Continue reading Foraging in Sidmouth with East Devon – by Lauren Heath
Well April is already here, and so far I’ve been as busy as ever with blog stuff. Life and health has got in the way slightly more than last year, but the show continues as ever. April is the highlight of the foodie calendar in Exeter with the fantastic Exeter Food Festival which took place over the weekend. I wasn’t able to attend the festival, … Continue reading Eating Exeter Update – April
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
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
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
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
Eating Exeter has evolved over the years. Its not just restaurant reviews, I also write about dining events, launch parties and anything to do with ‘local food’ in Exeter & Devon. I was lucky enough to be a grand finalist at the Food Magazine Reader Awards this year which was a massive honour, one of the elements that has made Eating Exeter the awesome blog … Continue reading Fancy writing for Eating Exeter? Looking for guest bloggers!
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