NEWS: The Swan Inn in Lympstone relaunches as team behind River Exe Café takes over

As Lympstone becomes one of the food epicentres of the region, now the ever-popular watering-hole, The Swan Inn, has been given a new lease of life. The team behind the multiple award-winning restaurant River Exe Café have taken over the helm of The Swan Inn – a traditional pub in Lympstone near Exmouth. The popular inn has relaunched with a locally-sourced menu, a fine selection … Continue reading NEWS: The Swan Inn in Lympstone relaunches as team behind River Exe Café takes over

News: Harry’s Restaurant Opens 8th September After a Grand Refurbishment

Harry’s Restaurant brought cosy, casual dining to Exeter’s foodie scene for the last 25 years. But what will its new, refurbished incarnation bring? Harry’s closed its doors this week for a grand refurbishment but plans on reopening as soon as 8th September. The gothic style building on Longbrook Street is currently in the hands of high-quality craftsman, builders and designers who share a passion for … Continue reading News: Harry’s Restaurant Opens 8th September After a Grand Refurbishment

Exeter Cookery School: The launch – by Chris Gower

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

VEGANISM PROPELLED ON TO POLITICAL AGENDA

Vegan issues have been catapulted into the political spotlight by The Vegan Society, whose supporters have been using its General Election Tip Sheet to challenge prospective MPs on vegan-related topics ahead of UK polling day on 7 May. “Thousands have already accessed our Tip Sheet, many of whom are now calling potential MPs to task. The level of response from the politicians has been remarkable, too” said … Continue reading VEGANISM PROPELLED ON TO POLITICAL AGENDA

TWO people from Bude are set to become “pie-oneers”

TWO people from Bude are set to become “pie-oneers” after scooping a place on a national panel to take part in a pie taste challenge. Paul Langford and Sarah Clarke-Feltham have become two of just 100 proud “Pukka Supper Pie-oneers” from across the UK to be selected for the exclusive taste test hosted by the UK brand. The challenge follows a survey commissioned by Pukka … Continue reading TWO people from Bude are set to become “pie-oneers”

CAMRA Exeter Winter Ale Festival: Next weekend

For the ale lovers amongst you, it is our local CAMRA Winter Ale Festival next weekend! More details here: This year, due to a surge in popularity, more ales have joined the line-up, more space has opened up, and there are two bars, one with live music, the other left quiet for conversation. The annual celebration of real ale is organised by the Exeter and … Continue reading CAMRA Exeter Winter Ale Festival: Next weekend

Exeter Phoenix’s Scandiland & Babette’s Feast ‘Food and Film’ evening…

  A pop up cinema in Haldon Forest, dark and atmospheric screenings of classic thrillers, live Swedish music and a salivating food presentation; just some of the immersive cinematic experiences created by Exeter Phoenix this November.  Scandiland: 8  – 28 November 2014 A season of Scandinavian and Nordic Cinema This November, Exeter Phoenix presents a season of Scandinavian and Nordic cinema. Featuring films from Norway, … Continue reading Exeter Phoenix’s Scandiland & Babette’s Feast ‘Food and Film’ evening…

‘What’s your beef’ Devon burger fans? New Urbanburger competition!

See your recipe served up on the menu at urbanburger, Exeter’s original burger restaurant Exeter’s original burger restaurant, urbanburger, is today launching the ‘What’s your beef?’ competition inviting people to create the ultimate burger and win a place on the menu. Recipes will be judged by a panel of food experts with the winning burger being included on urbanburger’s menu. In addition, to this accolade … Continue reading ‘What’s your beef’ Devon burger fans? New Urbanburger competition!

Beer, Burger and Beyond – The latest!

Beer, Burger and Beyond has been a little quiet recently.  But recently the beer has been flowing and the burgers have been eaten (after a spell of being quite healthy and fiscally poor). The first adventure is a quick write-up of the North Devon Ale Trail, which we have done a few times, but this time we did an ‘edited’ version which included the better … Continue reading Beer, Burger and Beyond – The latest!

Jamie’s Italian to open in Exeter, Strada to close: Opinion

Ah…Jamie Oliver.  It seemed like only yesterday he was prancing around our TV screens with his Essex twist, cooking grub for his mates under the guise of the Naked Chef.  Now look at him; a multi-millionaire, multi endorsing force of nature.  And you have to hand it to him, a rags to riches story to aspire to for any young and budding chef. The Naked … Continue reading Jamie’s Italian to open in Exeter, Strada to close: Opinion

Eating Exeter Update: Number 2

One day I will come up with a consistent name for these updates.  I might even give it a snappy name like Eating Exeter Express, The Irregular Eating Exeter Update or something along those lines.  So summer is over, like some distant memory the enslaught of autumn is upon us like the brown and wet entity that lives up to the stereotypes.  Its already getting … Continue reading Eating Exeter Update: Number 2

Rugby stars ultimate taste test of Exeter’s First Genuine American Smokin’ Menu

Exeter’s original gourmet burger restaurant has launched a smokin’ range – but only after local rugby stars tested out the new menu first. Famed for its gourmet burgers made with Devon beef from Greendale Farm, the Queen Street restaurant has today launched the Urban Smoke Shack. Beef, pork and chicken cooked in the newly imported American ‘smoker’ for up to 10 hours at a time, … Continue reading Rugby stars ultimate taste test of Exeter’s First Genuine American Smokin’ Menu

Cafe Central, Exeter Central, Queen Street, Exeter

I always get excited when new cafes open in Exeter, don’t get me wrong though I am not completely obsessed with cafes (although I wonder if EE is getting a bit cafe-centric sometimes?!) but it fills me with a little glow I see a newly refurbished interior and a new name popping up in a place which used to be something else. So my excitement … Continue reading Cafe Central, Exeter Central, Queen Street, Exeter

Best In-Store Cafe: Waitrose Ltd., Gladstone Road, Exeter

I am sad to declare that Marks and Spencer‘s have lost their ‘best in-store cafe in Exeter‘ title that I gave them years ago.  It has been well and truly beaten by Waitrose in Gladstone Road.  Apologies for the bad photos, camera fail. Everytime I go food shopping, I spend most of my time moaning.  First off about the prices about things that were at … Continue reading Best In-Store Cafe: Waitrose Ltd., Gladstone Road, Exeter

The Best Scone in Devon 2013 – The Scone Off

Sue from Cafe@36 got in contact with me to tell me all about this amazing competition. The Exeter heat is being held in the Guildhall Shopping Centre at the end of May.  Cafe@36 is holding a competition with a few other independent cafe’s in Devon to find The Best Scone in Devon, in a Scone Off.  The winner being awarded the Golden Scone Award and … Continue reading The Best Scone in Devon 2013 – The Scone Off