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
7 Lucius Street Torquay TQ2 5UW Ph: 01803 428626 Email: email@example.com 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 REVIEW: Artizan Gallery – Soft Coffee Cafe, Lucius St, Torquay
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
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
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
https://www.exetercookeryschool.co.uk/ On Friday night I was chuffed to be invited along to the launch of Exeter Cookery School. A fantastic development on Exeter Quayside providing quality cookery education; from patisserie to meat, you can learn from some of the best culinary talents on the beautiful quayside at the heart of Exeter. It was a year ago that we celebrated their initial launch at Sapphire Spaces. … Continue reading Exeter Cookery School: The launch – by Chris Gower
84 Queen St, Exeter, EX4 3RP – 01392 201 181 Last week it was my birthday and post-party night I was desperate for a top drawer veggie breakfast. So I turned to the oracle that is Twitter for some suggestions and plenty came back including: The Cosy Club, Tea on the Green and Bills, all of which have been added to my ‘Breakfast List’ – which is … Continue reading The hunt for Exeter’s best veggie breakie (part deux) by Stephanie Darkes
Carluccio’s, Princesshay, Bedford Street, Exeter, EX1 1GJ Tel: 01392 410492, @carluccios, http://www.carluccios.com I was recently invited to Carluccio’s in Exeter’s Princesshay for a cheese and wine evening; I like cheese and wine a lot, but this really had my husband’s name all over it – and he was even more delighted than usual…I hoped it wouldn’t disappoint. On arrival we were warmly greeted by a … Continue reading Carluccio’s – Cheese and Wine, Deli and Dine – by Lauren Heath
One of my favourite flavour combinations has to be Ham & Egg. Chef Tom Allbrook has come up with this scrumptious recipe with these two elements and with the added loveliness of Black Pudding. Another exclusive Recipe Of The Week for Eating Exeter! Ingredients: Slices of good quality bread (better if homemade) 2 Slices good quality ham (I buy a piece of ham at the … Continue reading The Ultimate Hornbrook Brunch – Ham, eggs and black pudding.
Situated on the edge of Exmoor, The Poltimore Inn has risen from the ashes after a year-long refurbishment. This cracking independent pub is a definite desitination if you’re visiting Exmoor. 1. How would you describe The Poltimore Inn? What makes it special? The Poltimore Inn is everything a good village pub should be, with a varied menu of delicious home-cooked food and a wide selection … Continue reading 10 Questions for The Poltimore Inn, North Molton
Boston Tea Party – 84 Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3RP, Tel: 01392 201181 Free wifi, open Mon – Sat 7am til 7pm and Sun 8am til 6pm. Boston Tea Party have 18 cafes from as high as Birmingham all the way down to Barnstaple, with a 19th cafe about to open in Bristol (making the total 6 in and around the city!). I must admit, … Continue reading Boston Tea Party: Exeter’s very own Tardis – by Lauren Heath