The meal provided in this review was gratis. Views expressed are independent of the business and is not seen or approved before publication. Holy Cow! Vodka made from milk? Intrigued? I for sure was. With there being an influx of new Gin producers flooding the market, even here in this part of the country, and some good ones too, it was refreshing to hear about … Continue reading REVIEW: Black Cow Vodka Distillery Experience – by Sue Stoneman #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
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
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
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
We visited the Nourish Festival in 2015. Read our review here! Now in its 5th year, The Nourish Festival set in the heart of Bovey Tracey, is a weekend of events designed to feed the body, the mind and the senses, filling the town with some of the best producers of food, drink and craft from the south west on Sat 1 September. Over 60 food and … Continue reading Get a taste of the ‘good life’ this September at The Nourish Festival!
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!
Scripts for Supper is a magical combination of theatre and food. Healmed by Masterchef semi-finalist Annie Mckenzie and her partner-in-crime Alice Devine, the pair bring the magic of theatre to the foodie masses over exquisite dishes created by the pair. We met Annie back in August at Bickham Barn when she was creating a stonking menu for a good friend’s birthday. Ever since it was … Continue reading Scripts for Supper: Annie and Alice answer 10 Questions!
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.
*Header image courtesy of Nick Hook Photography Bonjour mes amis, bienvenue a La Petite Bouchee! Hello my friends and welcome to La Petite Bouchee! La Petite Bouchee you say, what does that mean? Well translation equals The Small Bite but small bites we did not have. In fact this hearty English venture with a full on French twist fed us good and proper. What once … Continue reading La Petite Bouchee – by Lauren Heath
74 Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RX – 01392 276744 As we waved goodbye to Ruby Burgers, muffled reports came in that there would be a large well known chain Burger restaurant moving in. The doors closed and we waited with baited anticipation to discover who it was going to be. MeatLIQUOR? Patty and Bun? Five Guys? Five Guys is like some sort of neon advertisement for … Continue reading Five Guys, Queen Street
Not long after I started Eating Exeter I noticed a new blogger in town. Like me, she wrote reviews of places to eat in Exeter but also killer recipes and product reviews. On my list of ‘blogs I read’, Latoyah Egerton’s blog Sugar Pink Food is one of my top reads; her passion for good food and warm nature come across in her compelling writing … Continue reading 10 Questions for Latoyah from Sugar Pink Food – 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
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
We’ve been busy coming up with sandwiches for Burt’s Chips Ultimate Crisp Sandwich project. Some have been disasters (you won’t read about those!) The second one we had great fun making was a classic with a modern twist. Search for #ultimatecrispsandwich on Twitter and get the latest on this excellent summer campaign. Yes, its a Cheese and Pickled Onion Sandwich. The culinary heights we go … Continue reading Cheese and Pickled Onion Sandwich
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
Exeter’s Met Office should be forecasting for sunny times ahead as Turtle Bay Caribbean restaurant and bar prepares to roll into it’s 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. The 215 seat, £800K, 4015 sqft Exeter restaurant will be located … Continue reading GET READY FOR A TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN EXETER, AS TURTLE BAY ARRIVES IN DEVON
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
The team behind Exeter Street Food will be transforming Southernhay Gardens for The Great Artisan Feast Festival on Saturday 15th October 2016, 10:00am to 8:00pm. Now a familiar sight on Exeter’s elegant Southernhay Gardens the Exeter Street Food team are launching their new food and drink experience for all, called The Great Artisan Feast Festival. The all-day festival features local artisan producers, street food, deli … Continue reading The Great Artisan Feast Festival – Southernhay Gardens