Chorizo Meatballs with Tomato Sauce, Greens and Dirty Rice by Anna May

Our recipe of the week comes courtesy of Anna May from her fantastic blog, Anna May Everyday - All content and images belong to Anna.  It originally appeared on the 28th March 2017. Please subscribe to her excellent blog with some really delicious recipes! Do you ever wonder what to cook for supper?  Despite spending a… Continue reading Chorizo Meatballs with Tomato Sauce, Greens and Dirty Rice by Anna May

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The first Eating Exeter podcast!

This started as an experiment to see if it was possible.  The short answer is that a podcast is possible, and here it is... https://soundcloud.com/user-454063540/the-eating-exeter-podcast-1 We went to Bierkeller's Beer and Bratwurst tasting evening a few weeks ago - It was great fun and absolutely fascinating.  We also welcomed in Polpo and grabbed a sneaky… Continue reading The first Eating Exeter podcast!

Try Lyme Bay Winery’s Four NEW Wines At Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink

Visitors to this year’s Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink (29th April to 1st May 2017) will be amongst the first to try Lyme Bay Winery’s four new wines.  From their stand (5,08) the innovative Devon winery will be sampling and selling two new still white wines; Lyme Bay Sandbar and Bacchus Block,… Continue reading Try Lyme Bay Winery’s Four NEW Wines At Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink

Polpo Exeter opening event by Chris Gower

18 Higher Market Guildhall, Queen Street, Exeter - T: @polpo I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Polpo now for, well... months.  We were sad to hear that Grillstock were going to abandon plans to visit Exeter but we knew that in its place would be something exciting.  There was the usual speculation from… Continue reading Polpo Exeter opening event by Chris Gower

Salcombe Gin named World’s Best Gin at World Drinks Awards

The results are in! The final achievements of the World Drinks Awards 2017 were announced at a lunch during the Whiskies & Spirits Conference on 30 March 2017 at the Waldorf Hotel in London.  South Devon’s Salcombe Distilling Co. is once again celebrating success with two more impressive wins. In addition to Gold awarded at the prestigious… Continue reading Salcombe Gin named World’s Best Gin at World Drinks Awards

Rockfish Exeter: A video update

We are both massive fans of Mitch Tonks and the Rockfish restaurants.  We were invited to the opening of the Exmouth Rockfish and loved it.  Then Mitch goes and announces that they're going to be opening a Rockfish on The Quay? Exeter is lacking a really good seafood restaurant, and I believe that this is really… Continue reading Rockfish Exeter: A video update

Lloyd’s Kitchen: ensuring excellence through a feedback evening

For any restaurant or café, quality of output is incredibly important.  British diners are a very picky lot, and because we’re not very good at complaining restaurants don’t often get to read about a bad burger or an over-cooked steak until they see it on TripAdvisor. One of Exeter’s best loved restaurants is Lloyd's Kitchen… Continue reading Lloyd’s Kitchen: ensuring excellence through a feedback evening

Dr Ink’s Curiosities, Quayside

38 Commercial Rd, Exeter EX2 4AE Commercial Rd, Exeter EX2 4AE Facebook - Instagram - Twitter We visited Dr Ink's a few weeks ago after an event and although it was only a brief visit, I've been eager to write something about this lovely establishment for a while. There are quite a few places in… Continue reading Dr Ink’s Curiosities, Quayside

Roddy’s Pop-Up Rustic Restaurant: 1 st July at Bickham Barn

Rod Hall (of Rod & Ben’s Soup fame) has decided that 2017 will be entertaining, for him as well as for you! … he’s keen to stir things up this year by having a series of special events concentrating on some of his favourite things: The organic produce he grows at Bickham Farm The newly… Continue reading Roddy’s Pop-Up Rustic Restaurant: 1 st July at Bickham Barn

Support Good Game’s Crowdfunding campaign

One of our favourite local producers has kicked off a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to help them kit out their new premises.  They've outgrown their premises at Clyst St Mary and are now looking at expanding the production side of the business at their new premises at Dart's Farm in Clyst St George. But… Continue reading Support Good Game’s Crowdfunding campaign

Absurd Bird launches timed chicken eating challenge

Photos courtesy of Absurd Bird/Attention Media Absurd Bird launches timed chicken eating challenge, with London blogger setting new time to beat. The highly anticipated Absurd Bird Wings Challenge is now officially live across Absurd Bird restaurants in Spitalfields, Exeter and Bath – pitting contestants against the clock in a quest to eat 24 wings in… Continue reading Absurd Bird launches timed chicken eating challenge

Calling all chefs! In fact, anyone with excellent recipes to share!

Eating Exeter is all about food in Exeter & Devon.  This isn't just about food that other people make, but food that can be made at home using excellent ingredients from our local area.  We are looking for recipes to publish once a week as our 'recipe of the week' from residents of Devon or… Continue reading Calling all chefs! In fact, anyone with excellent recipes to share!

Berloni opens their first showroom in the UK, and its in Exeter!

Berloni, the Italian kitchen brand, have recently opened their first UK store in the heart of Exeter, showcasing the very best in Italian design and the most up to date technology to be found in kitchens today. Located on Roman Walk in Princesshay, Berloni has been manufacturing beautiful, functional kitchens at remarkable value for more… Continue reading Berloni opens their first showroom in the UK, and its in Exeter!

Beef and Branoc at The Rusty Pig – Tonight and tomorrow!

Feasting at the Pig! Join them for a special celebration of the very best of beer and beef at Rusty Pig on March 17th and 18th, from 7pm to 9pm. Featuring Dexter beef grass fed and farmed three miles from Rusty Pig at Raxhayes Farm. The meat is a distinctive traditional beef with marbling for… Continue reading Beef and Branoc at The Rusty Pig – Tonight and tomorrow!

Devon food on the telly!

It seems like the rest of the world is realising how epic Devon is becoming as a hub of everything good when it comes to food we serve in restaurants and food produced by those businesses that reside here in our majestic county. I was dead excited to see Steve and Pete from Good Game… Continue reading Devon food on the telly!

River Cottage announces Spring Food Fair dates – 27th, 28th, 29th May 2017

River Cottage has announced dates for its Spring Food Fair - held across the late May Bank Holiday. This hugely popular event is a real treat for the senses and a must-visit for foodies and gardeners. It’s a chance to get the family down to River Cottage, to explore the farm nestled in gorgeous East… Continue reading River Cottage announces Spring Food Fair dates – 27th, 28th, 29th May 2017

Chococo’s Easter Collection

Award-winning, artisan chocolatier Chococo presents its handmade range of fun Easter eggs. Featuring a collection of carefully crafted single origin milk and dark chocolates eggs studded inside with exciting surprises, chocolate lovers can choose from its iconic Dinosaur Egg, a space-age Robot Egg or the highly tempting Honeycombe Egg. Created with wit and vigour, the… Continue reading Chococo’s Easter Collection

Laithwaites Wine Tasting in Exeter on 25th March – Mercure Rougemont

Here at Eating Exeter, we like wine.  We prefer tasting it and exploring new varieties than drinking it in any great quantity (not that the editor is a lightweight...honesty) so when a wine tasting event visits our fair city, it always causes a great deal of excitement. I recommend you read through the post if… Continue reading Laithwaites Wine Tasting in Exeter on 25th March – Mercure Rougemont

Absurd Bird Launches Wings Challenge Eating Competition

Photos courtesy of Absurd Bird/Attention Media The unique chicken restaurant, Absurd Bird, is launching an Absurd Bird Wings Challenge across its stores, on Monday 13th of March at 6:30pm. This will see customers attempt to eat 24 chicken wings as quickly as possible in a timed eating contest! To add to the excitement, Kate Ovens… Continue reading Absurd Bird Launches Wings Challenge Eating Competition

The Hole In The Wall, Little Castle Street by Chris Gower

Little Castle St, Exeter EX4 3PX - 01392 437470 - www.hitwexeter.co.uk/ I am in my mid-thirties, despite the beard and the wrinkles which make me look well in to my forties (I've stopped playing Guess My Age as it is just depressing) I am thirty-five.  I am old enough to remember Boxes & Boogies Nightclub, The… Continue reading The Hole In The Wall, Little Castle Street by Chris Gower