The Cosy Club, Southernhay (New Summer Menu)

When it opened two years ago, The Cosy Club really changed the playing field for chain restaurants in Exeter.  It was a new, quirky and it did some amazing cocktails.  You can read the original review here, its a little old so it is in need of an update. Entering through what had been the chapel entrance of the old hospital, you are presented with one … Continue reading The Cosy Club, Southernhay (New Summer Menu)

The Pickle Shack Pop-up Restaurant at The Real McCoy’s Arcade, Exeter

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 Weekend Breakfast @ Ruby Modern Diner, Queen St, Exeter

74 Queen St, Exeter, EX4 3RX 01392 436168 The award winning team at Ruby Modern Diner at 74 Queen Street have been very busy bees. Not only do they sell some of the best burgers in Exeter (see a recent review in Beer, Burger and Beyond and some recently awarded accolades) but they have also launched a Weekend Breakfast menu, serving breakfast from 9:00am – … Continue reading The Weekend Breakfast @ Ruby Modern Diner, Queen St, Exeter

Today I Learned (TIL) about the Hidden Treasure Tearoom in New Bridge St. Exeter

I feel a little ashamed of myself because I actually missed this completely.  But a new little tea room appeared at the bottom of Fore St. (where it turns in to New Bridge St.) opening last year.  It has a distinct vintage theme, and is bookable for private parties too. The Hidden Treasure Tearoom looks like a fabulous addition to the amazing selection of places … Continue reading Today I Learned (TIL) about the Hidden Treasure Tearoom in New Bridge St. Exeter

The Rusty Bike, 67 Howell Road

I am chuffed to present a Guest Post from fellow food blogger Emilee Tombs.  Emilee keeps a cracking food blog called Eaten by Emilee, which I strongly recommend you subscribe to :).  If you want to see the original post, have a look here. When I told my brother last week that I was going to ask a meat-obsessed restaurant to cater for my vegetarian … Continue reading The Rusty Bike, 67 Howell Road

The HubBox, 183 Sidwell Street

You could be forgiven that taking your first steps in to Exeter’s newest Burger joint, would be accompanied by signing in and finding a hard hat from the site manager’s office. But this fully functioning slice of New York inspired industrial chic has a quirky-vintage twang which needs to be appreciated as part of what makes The HubBox a completely unique establishment in Exeter.  I … Continue reading The HubBox, 183 Sidwell Street

Ham and Bean Supper Chowder Recipe: repost from Recipe Vintage

Ham and Bean Supper Chowder comes from the annuls of Recipe Vintage. The coldness of winter has now firmly set in, and my mind starts to look towards yummy soups and savory chowders to start munching on with some fresh bread and a scarf. http://recipevintage.blogspot.co.uk is an online respository of historic and vintage recipes. Follow on Twitter @recipevintage or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/recipevintage Continue reading Ham and Bean Supper Chowder Recipe: repost from Recipe Vintage

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Beef Bourguinon (Fondue Method)

Beef Bourguinon (Fondue Method) Tonight is going to be a bit of a recipe night on Eating Exeter.  This will be the first of a few, so prepare your scrapbook!  The recipes come thanks to Recipe Vintage, Eating Exeter’s sister site. Beef Bourguinon.  Some people spell it with an ‘ne’ on the end, others don’t really care. This method shows you how they did it … Continue reading Beef Bourguinon (Fondue Method)

Killerton Kitchen Restaurant, Broadclyst, Exeter (5/5)

It isn’t often that I leave a restaurant, tea-room or any other place that serves cream teas saying how nice the scones were.  In my life, I have spent a happy 32 years in Devon and despite this my exposure to Cream Teas (Cream first…) has been quite minimal.  But Killerton Kitchen, a small tea-room/cafe that sits at the back of Killerton House nr Broadclyst, … Continue reading Killerton Kitchen Restaurant, Broadclyst, Exeter (5/5)

Ruby Modern Diner, 74 Queen St

Back in January, I was invited to attend the press night of a new restaurant in Queen St.  It was called Ruby Modern Diner and I was very excited.  I went away from the night with a great sense of anticipation at what I reckoned was going to be a fantastic restaurant.  So I jumped at the invitation to come down and sample some of … Continue reading Ruby Modern Diner, 74 Queen St

Economical Light Fruit Cake Recipe (courtesy of Recipe Vintage)

Apologies to those who follow Eating Exeter on Twitter (@eatingexeter) if you have already seen this.  But I had to share another one of Recipe Vintage’s scanned in recipe cards from the 60’s.  (What is the right way, 60’s or sixties when you’re writing?) This is ‘Economical Light Fruit Cake’, so called because its meant to be fluffy and cheap.  A bit like a bird, … Continue reading Economical Light Fruit Cake Recipe (courtesy of Recipe Vintage)

Pickwick Fish Pie, a seventies classic.

Pickwick Fish Pie 1970′s style (courtesy of Recipe Vintage) I am currently looking at digitising my collection of vintage recipe cards.  Inspired by the BBC’s failed attempt at digitising their back-catalogue of broadcasts, I felt that this would be the perfect time to start scanning in some of my oldest and most cherished recipes from my collection. Image taken from: http://www.etsy.com/listing/88439516/marguerite-pattens-recipe-box-with-cards So here is the first … Continue reading Pickwick Fish Pie, a seventies classic.

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Valentine’s Day Special: Alcoholic Brandy Fudge

Valentine’s Day Special: Alcoholic Brandy Fudge One of my other passions, apart from writing about food, is collecting (hoarding) recipe books.  Especially old ones with forgotten recipes in from the past.  OK I am without a first edition Mrs Beeton  but there are some amazing recipes hiding on shelves of dusty recipe books which are bursting for a new lease of life. And that is exactly … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Special: Alcoholic Brandy Fudge