The First Bierkellar Exeter Party


The moment everyone in Exeter has been waiting for, the highly anticipated BierKeller is now open and the pre-launch party well and truly set the pace! The invite-only event saw hundreds of Exeter locals come together for an exclusive first look at Exeter’s first Bavarian bar. The drinks were flowing and the resident Oompah band,… Continue reading The First Bierkellar Exeter Party

Eating Exeter visits the Crediton Coffee Company by Chris Gower


Our part of the world is full of fantastic artisan producers who are all doing fabulous things with food and drink.  I live on the north-west side of Exeter, in fact it is easier to go shopping in Crediton than trudge across the city in search of a supermarket. But when we're not food shopping… Continue reading Eating Exeter visits the Crediton Coffee Company by Chris Gower

The hunt is on for MasterChef Giftcard ‘Artisans’ to be part of their Artisan Network


Search for UK’s independent and passionate food and drink retailers The hunt is on to find the UK’s very best independent food and drink retailers. Are you a micro-brewer that serves belting beers? Or a buzzing bakery with flour-power? Does your deli delight? Maybe your farm-shop is ace at organic and ethically produced meat? Or… Continue reading The hunt is on for MasterChef Giftcard ‘Artisans’ to be part of their Artisan Network

Portraits of British Beef

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Lauren and myself absolutely love Nick’s photography. His latest shoot is eye wateringly mouth-watering!


The cow goes moo, it’s a fundamental truth.

At an early age we are taught to copy their call, draw them grazing in scribbled crayon fields and made very aware that Old McDonald had them on his farm. For the long time, I had a serious intolerance to milk as a child. Who knew I was such an intolerant kid? What had they ever done to me? But, I suppose that’s the thing about tolerance, it is forged by taking the time to understand something. By digesting it and allowing something new to become welcome. So, I figure I have a lot of making up to do, for the milk & cheese snubbing boy I once was.  Moo cows are very important to me. That’s the technical name for them, Moo Cows (ask David Attenborough, he’ll confirm it). They deserve our respect through all hoof steps of the bovine journeys.

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Tonks crafts new beer to celebrate England’s Seafood Coast

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Mitch Tonks and his Rockfish restaurants are at the heart of bringing to a life the vision of England’s Seafood Coast. The vision was simple, that in Devon, we have the best fish in the world caught off this coastline and that Torbay is the firm capital of this Seafood coast with best fishing port… Continue reading Tonks crafts new beer to celebrate England’s Seafood Coast

Food & Drink Devon Awards 2017 Launched


Entries are now open for the prestigious Food & Drink Devon Awards 2017, following 2016's record-breaking year. These awards celebrate the very best Devon has to offer by recognising the county’s most respected, influential and passionate artisan food and drink producers and establishments. The awards, currently in their seventh year, continue to grow with 2016… Continue reading Food & Drink Devon Awards 2017 Launched

British Leeks are in Season: Beef Wellington with Leek Mousseline Recipe Review – by Lauren Heath


Once again, thanks to the power of the internet, I randomly came across British Leeks' mission of trying to get more people cooking and eating leeks. At their best from November to April, these winter veggies are in season right now and can be used in a whole host of ways, kept fairly crunchy or… Continue reading British Leeks are in Season: Beef Wellington with Leek Mousseline Recipe Review – by Lauren Heath

Guest Chef Days Announced at Manna From Devon Cooking School


Manna from Devon Cooking School is delighted to announce the dates for the 2017 Guest Chef Classes: a series of celebrity chefs and foodie experts will be running classes at the school from March until September. These guest days only pop up once a month and usually book up pretty quickly, a true reflection on… Continue reading Guest Chef Days Announced at Manna From Devon Cooking School

Experience Valentine’s Day at South Sands Hotel


Salcombe’s South Sands Hotel is offering guests an exclusive dinner experience this Valentine’s Day as Head Chef Allister Bishop has prepared a romantic six course feast for lovers on this special night. Wherever possible, Allister uses local ingredients and integrates foraged food as demonstrated in this mouthwatering menu: Beetroot soup -- Liquorice & peppermint cured… Continue reading Experience Valentine’s Day at South Sands Hotel

Five Guys, Queen Street

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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?… Continue reading Five Guys, Queen Street

Vegans to Celebrate with First National Festival


The Vegan Festival of Britain 20 May –10 June 2017 From Aberdeen and Newcastle to Bristol, Exeter and Norwich, events are taking place all over the UK as part of the first Vegan Festival of Britain. The three-week festival has been coordinated by Animal Aid to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The idea is for the… Continue reading Vegans to Celebrate with First National Festival

Valentine’s Day Gifts from Chococo


For Valentine’s Day 2017, Dorset-based artisan chocolatier Chococo has created a collection of gorgeous chocolates to delight chocolate lovers. Aspiring cupids can select from the following gifts in their 2017 Valentine Collection: Chococo’s NEW Valentine’s Club - a unique subscription gift; NEW freshly handmade Valentine’s selection boxes; a NEW range of delicious and fun Valentine’s… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Gifts from Chococo

Exeter’s First Bavarian Bar Announces Launch Date


Twitter: @bierkellerexe BierKeller, Exeter’s highly anticipated new Bavarian themed bar, has announced that it will open its doors to the public for the first time on Friday 17th February. Transformed from what was Pizza Stein located on Exeter’s Quay, the authentic German beer hall promises a jam-packed line-up of regular events, plenty of fun and… Continue reading Exeter’s First Bavarian Bar Announces Launch Date

Why Would a New Yorker Move to a Little Village in Devon to Sell Chicken Wings?


What would make someone in their 20’s move from New York to the village of Croyde in Devon? Well, it turns out, to sell the American staple food, chicken wings! Having been born and raised in NY and spent three years studying Food Service and Event Management at NYSU Oneonta, Lauren McGill moved to Manchester,… Continue reading Why Would a New Yorker Move to a Little Village in Devon to Sell Chicken Wings?

Rockfish Double Win at National Seafish Awards


Rockfish is named as the best multiple operator for fish & chips in the UK and wins the sustainability award. Seafood restaurant group Rockfish, who’ve just opened their fifth outlet in Exmouth, have been crowned best group operators in the National Seafish Awards and also win the Good Catch sustainability award.   The business run by restaurateurs… Continue reading Rockfish Double Win at National Seafish Awards

Ruby Kitchen at The Grapevine Brewhouse, Exmouth

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For burger fans in Exeter, we lost one of the best Burger joints in Exeter as Ruby Modern Diner closed the doors on its Queen St restaurant. But the saving grace to the story was that it wasn't the end, in fact it was just the beginning of a new chapter in the story of Ruby Burgers.

TONIGHT! Anyone For a Plate of Grasshoppers? Exeter Phoenix’s Cinema serves up Danish Doc Bugs Alongside a Feast of Edible Insects


Fans of world cinema and Nordic Noir are in for a treat over the coming months, as Scandifilm returns to Exeter Phoenix for a third year of unique and enchanting film experiences, all centred around Scandinavian cinema. More than just a film festival, visitors will be given the opportunity to live, eat and breathe Scandi.… Continue reading TONIGHT! Anyone For a Plate of Grasshoppers? Exeter Phoenix’s Cinema serves up Danish Doc Bugs Alongside a Feast of Edible Insects

10 Questions for Polpo co-founder Russell Norman

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Last week Eating Exeter excitedly broke the news that Polpo was coming to the Queen St Dining Quarter. We tracked down co-founder Russell Norman to find out what lies in-store for Exeter diners.

Season’s best… Recipe inspirations from Exeter Cookery School


Located on the city’s picturesque quayside, Exeter Cookery School courses take great inspiration from south west France, where founders Jim and Lucy Fisher used to run a residential cookery school. For a tempting seasonal treat, try out the following classic recipes from the Dordogne. Confit de Canard Sarlat, a beautiful medieval town near to where… Continue reading Season’s best… Recipe inspirations from Exeter Cookery School

Kupp, Queen St. – The Bottomless Brunch by Chris Gower


Kupp has taken on the dubious mantle of being 'one of my favourite places' in the Queen St Dining quarter.  As a food blogger in Exeter I feel it is wrong to have favourites as one must be objective, but I am starting to realise that actually it is perfectly OK to have favourites.  I… Continue reading Kupp, Queen St. – The Bottomless Brunch by Chris Gower