REVIEW: Turtle Bay, Queen St, Exeter (September 2018) #Ad

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

A new chapter for Deer Park Country House Weddings and events reign supreme

The runaway popularity of East Devon’s Deer Park Country House as the backdrop for amazing, memorable occasions has resulted in the decision to focus exclusively on weddings and events in future. The elegant Georgian manor house is set in 80 acres of glorious countryside and is long established as one of the region’s favourite places to eat, stay and celebrate.  Its classic architecture and sumptuous … Continue reading A new chapter for Deer Park Country House Weddings and events reign supreme

Restaurant Review: Fat Cow Burgers, Torquay by Chris Gower

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

News: South West Chef of the Year 2018: Semi-Finalists Announced

South West Chef of the Year 2018: Semi-Finalists Announced The semi-finalists and finalists for the prestigious South West Chef of the Year competition have today been announced.  After the challenging task of assessing an exceptional array of entries, the panel of judges, led by Michael Caines MBE, have selected the finalists across five categories: Professional, Young Professional, Home Cook, Junior Chef and Student / Apprentice. … Continue reading News: South West Chef of the Year 2018: Semi-Finalists Announced

News: Six More Awards for Devon’s Organic Charcuterie

All photos are courtesy of Good Game Good Game in Devon have won six national awards for their organic charcuterie at the first British Charcuterie Awards, hosted by BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace. Competing against an impressive 400 other charcuterie entries created by 100 producers from across the UK, Good Game won four silver and two bronze awards for their nitrate free, organic products. … Continue reading News: Six More Awards for Devon’s Organic Charcuterie

Granny Gothards Ice Cream Parlour opens in Budleigh Salterton by Sue Stoneman

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

Introducing Alex Fletcher, The Seawood Hotel and Restaurant’s new Head Chef

Alex Fletcher (aka The Chunki Chef) is the new head chef at the Seawood Hotel and Restaurant with years of experience, working in top establishments. His last venture, he helped open a new bistro restaurant in Derbyshire with a farm to fork ethos and after 10 months of the doors opening they won the best restaurant and best newcomer of the year in Derbyshire. He has … Continue reading Introducing Alex Fletcher, The Seawood Hotel and Restaurant’s new Head Chef

Sue Stoneman joins the Dining Devon team!

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!

Dartington dishes up another delicious line-up for its May Food Fair

All photos courtesy of Raw PR The season for food festivals has really kicked off with a strong beat.  Not hardcore drum & bass but something rhythmic, sustained and altogether fun to dance to.  I’m not really sure where I am going with this analogy, but I heartily recommend you dance yourself down to The Shops at Dartington this weekend as their May Food Fair … Continue reading Dartington dishes up another delicious line-up for its May Food Fair

Cornwall’s oldest bakery rolls out a leaner start to 2018

– Great British bakes with all of the taste, less of the calories – As the nation grumbles back to work after a season of office parties, over-indulgence and family get-togethers, many of us are looking to make some lighter choices to assist these healthy new year resolutions. The brand new Good Taste Range of bakes at Warrens Bakery arrives to offer an appetising change from the … Continue reading Cornwall’s oldest bakery rolls out a leaner start to 2018

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

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!

Presenting Eating Exeter, Dining Devon and a fantastic celebratory competition with Harry’s Restaurant

Since 2011, Eating Exeter has been reporting and reviewing foodie events and restaurants throughout Exeter & Devon.  Six years after the first review was written, the blog is getting a major identity overhaul and a brand new web address to reflect its expanding ambitions. From the 1st August Eating Exeter will be Eating Exeter, Dining Devon – the new URL will be http://www.diningdevon.com Co-founded by … Continue reading Presenting Eating Exeter, Dining Devon and a fantastic celebratory competition with Harry’s Restaurant

Changes to Eating Exeter, Exeter’s much loved restaurant blog is getting a make-over.

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.

Giraffe World Kitchen, Princesshay by Chris Gower

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

River Cottage announces Spring Food Fair dates – 27th, 28th, 29th May 2017

River Cottage has announced dates for its Spring Food Fair – held across the late May Bank Holiday. This hugely popular event is a real treat for the senses and a must-visit for foodies and gardeners. It’s a chance to get the family down to River Cottage, to explore the farm nestled in gorgeous East Devon and to indulge in the sights, sounds and tastes … Continue reading River Cottage announces Spring Food Fair dates – 27th, 28th, 29th May 2017

Artizan Gallery – Soft Coffee Cafe, Lucius St, Torquay

7 Lucius Street Torquay TQ2 5UW Ph: 01803 428626 Email: juliebrandon@artizangallery.co.uk Torquay is one of my favourite parts of Devon. It has palm trees, beaches, lots of quirky independent shops, strange parking regulations and an even stranger one-way system.  It does have a distinctive Bohemian side that is often underrated and a burgeoning arts culture that makes me feel quite at home. As a performance poet in my other … Continue reading Artizan Gallery – Soft Coffee Cafe, Lucius St, Torquay

Competition! Win a meal for four at Turtle Bay’s new restaurant in Exeter.

Exeter should prepare for a big slice of sunshine – as Turtle Bay Caribbean restaurant and bar prepares to roll into its first city in Devon! It’s all about rum, reggae and jerk this summer! Turtle Bay is set to open its doors to Exeter on the 23rd August, bringing a new, vibrant and delicious Caribbean dining and drinking experience to the city. Think jerk chicken, spicy, slow cooked curries, rice and peas, dreamy … Continue reading Competition! Win a meal for four at Turtle Bay’s new restaurant in Exeter.

Jerk Salmon with Pineapple Salsa courtesy of Turtle Bay

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

10 Questions for Chef Tom Allbrook from Hornbrook Kitchen

Regular readers might have noticed that each Wednesday evening we post a ‘Recipe Of The Week’.  These are created by our tame chef Tom Allbrook from Hornbrook Kitchen, a new company based in North Devon.  They’ve been doing their share of events and getting themselves out to a wider audience. Brisket went down a storm at yesterday’s event #foodgasmfest #brisket #foodporn @devonwoodsmoke pic.twitter.com/9B8IilChfC — HornBrook … Continue reading 10 Questions for Chef Tom Allbrook from Hornbrook Kitchen