In the ‘real world’ my job requires me to work opposite Exeter Central at the large unnamed successful award winning educational institution that lies opposite the station, so The TABAC wasn’t a huge surprise for me as I watched with sadness as Whistle Wines became an ‘online only’ company. But was delighted to hear that Hamish Lothian, owner of The Fat Pig et al. was … Continue reading The TABAC Taphouse, Queen Street
Exeter has a lot of cafes. It is definitely a hub of cafe culture in Devon, if not the South West, and it doesn’t seem to be relenting any time soon. The newest, and certainly the most exciting to open for a while, is The Pig & Pallet which opened over the weekend on Topsham’s historic quayside. The company behind this deli-cafe is Good Game, … Continue reading The Pig & Pallet: Good Game’s new Deli Cafe
Please note the following blog post is not Vegetarian/Vegan friendly. May contain pictures of succulent meat that might offend some. You’ll notice that my previous product review was Shaldon Bakery and their divine artisan bread. Sticking with the Shaldon theme, the next product review is going to be 28 Day Aged Rump Steak from Phil Beatty and his team at GT Orsman, the butchers who just … Continue reading Product Review: 28 Day Aged Rump Steak – GT Orsman, Shaldon
I am genuinely happy to report that Las Iguanas has landed in Torquay; you can read the review for the Exeter branch here. We were invited down to see the latest addition to the Las Iguanas family which is housed in the new Abbey Sands building that has appeared on the seafront. This new build is the resort’s latest move to gentrify itself, smarten up … Continue reading Las Iguanas, Abbey Sands, Torquay
Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink is celebrating an exciting increase in the number of new exhibitors it will be welcoming to its 12th festival. Taking place this April from its city centre location at Exeter Castle and Northernhay Gardens, the Exeter Food Festival is a multi-award winning annual event that celebrates the very best of south west produce and producers as a … Continue reading New Exhibitors queuing to be part of the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink!
In writing this blog, I have met some people and eaten some food that I might not have been able to even consider. I’ve been given some ‘awesome food moments’ for me to write about and remember for years to come, and certainly the Pop-up restaurants that I have reviewed have given me plenty of material to digest and photograph. They are special, one-time menus … Continue reading Rob Dawe’s Pop-Up Restaurant at The Heart of Oak, Pinhoe
One thing I have been dying to do since Eating Exeter reached size enough to warrant it was to index the reviews in to some sort of easy glance page. It is an urge that I have now and again, being a librarian these things are inevitable. And that has now happened, head to ‘Read Reviews’ to see all of Eating Exeter’s reviews on one … Continue reading ‘Read Reviews’ page! Now all reviews are easy to find…
So today marked a little milestone in the history of Eating Exeter. We hit 100,000 views! Its taken 3 years or so to get here, and for a blog that started as an idea three years ago between myself and Polly over a glass of wine, I think this is quite impressive. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the blog, to the restaurants and … Continue reading 100,000 views – Thank you!
Eating Exeter was lucky to be invited to a Pop-up Dining experience hosted by The Pickle Shack; an exciting new company hosting a number of Pop-up events across East and South Devon. At the helm of The Pickle Shack is Josh McDonald-Johnson, a talented Michelin star trained chef who has previously worked for three two Michelin starred chefs, Michael Caines (our local food hero), Daniel … Continue reading The Pickle Shack Pop-up Restaurant at The Real McCoy’s Arcade, Exeter
The BIG Food Show: Westpoint Arena, October 24th-26th http://www.devonbites.co.uk/2014/08/27/the-big-food-show-westpoint-arena-october-24th-26th/ (Via Bloglovin’) Continue reading The BIG Food Show: Westpoint Arena, October 24th-26th