Taking place over May Bank Holiday, River Cottage Spring Food Fair is the perfect way to celebrate this season’s foodie delights and activities, surrounded by the gorgeous East Devon countryside. Promised to be packed full of fun for all the family to enjoy, enter our competition and you could win a family pass for Monday… Continue reading Win a Family Pass to the River Cottage Spring Food Fair!
Rockfish, the South West seafood restaurant group founded by restaurateurs Mitch Tonks and Mat Prowse, has lodged plans to open its sixth site, in Exeter. The company has applied to the city council to build the venue at Exeter Quay’s Piazza Terracina, creating 40 jobs. The application is for a single-storey pavilion restaurant with a… Continue reading Rockfish Lodges Plans for Sixth Site in Exeter
The 14th Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink is returning to the Exeter Castle Courtyard and Northernhay Gardens in the very heart of the city in just 5 weeks’ time! The 2017 Festival is running across the early May Bank Holiday weekend, from Saturday 29th April to Monday 1st May 2017. Activities for… Continue reading 5 Week Countdown to the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink! *WIN TICKETS*
Tom Kerridge confirmed in chef line up! Early May bank holiday weekend - Saturday 29 April - Monday 1 May An all-star line-up of chefs has been confirmed for this year’s Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink including Tom Kerridge who will join festival co-founder Michael Caines MBE in the cookery theatre on… Continue reading Michelin-Starred Chef Line-Up Announced for the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink
We are very lucky in this county and beyond, to have such wonderful food and produce - what better way to experience all of this together than at a Food Festival! Here's a round up of the upcoming 2017 Food Festivals in Devon as well as a couple from Cornwall. Click on the website links… Continue reading 2017 Food Festival Dates for your diary!
Lympstone Manor, the most eagerly awaited hotel launch in 2017, is offering the limited opportunity to experience the hotel and restaurant at 40% off during its soft opening period from the 20th March to the 2nd April. This soft opening will set the stage for Lympstone Manor’s grand opening, which follows on Monday 3rd April,… Continue reading Be one of the first to experience Lympstone Manor, Devon with 40% discount
Every year Mitch Tonks and Mat Prowse, who run the award-winning Seahorse in Dartmouth, invite a few great friends in the restaurant world to cook and host the restaurant with them. This year’s stella line up kicks off with Richard Turner from Hawksmoor followed by Spanish Legend Jose Pizarro, Angela Hartnett & Neil Borthwick, seafood… Continue reading Seahorse Guest Chefs Big Line-Up For 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
As the clock struck midnight on 31st December most people chose an obvious New Years’ Resolution – stop smoking, lose weight, exercise more – but local Beer Sommelier Ben Richards wanted a real challenge for 2017. Which is why he’s growing beer on his allotment in Devon. On an 8m by 8m plot, he’s launching an experiment to see… Continue reading Ben Richards is Growing Beer in partnership with There’s A Beer For That
Loungers, the West Country based restaurant/café/bar group is opening a brand new site in Exeter on Wednesday 8th February 2017. Puerto Lounge will open on Commercial Road creating 25 jobs for local people. Hector Main, operations manager, Loungers, said: “We’re really excited about opening in Exeter and showing locals how to lounge in style. We’re… Continue reading Loungers to open Puerto Lounge in Exeter
POLPO, a bacaro from Russell Norman and Richard Beatty inspired by humble Venetian restaurants, serving simple food, made from scratch everyday alongside good young local wines is to open in Exeter in early February at Higher Market Guildhall The restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, signatures on the menu will include cicheti, such as Fried stuffed olives; Arancini; and Chopped chicken liver crostini… Continue reading Venetian Restaurant, Polpo, is Coming to Exeter
After last week’s announcement that two Michelin starred chef John Burton-Race is to join Richardson’s Grosvenor Hotel, it has been revealed that the hotel is looking for a handful of new chefs to add to the team for the restaurant re-launch. John has said today, ‘I’m looking for the very best talent Devon has to… Continue reading John Burton-Race is looking for Torquay’s new kitchen stars
Experts in everything wood fired, David and Holly Jones of Manna from Devon Cooking School have released their second wood fired oven cookbook just in time for Christmas entitled “Wood Fired Flatbreads and Pancakes”. The book is available from the 8th of December and responds to the increased interest in the wood fired oven trend… Continue reading New Wood Fired Oven Cook Book Published in Time for Christmas
Eating Exeter has teamed up with the Exeter Business Improvement District to offer one lucky winner a meal for two in Comptoir Libanais and vouchers to spend in Sainsbury's*. This festive foodie prize includes a mezze platter for two and a bottle of house wine in Comptoir Libanais and a £10 voucher to spend in… Continue reading Win a meal out and shopping vouchers for Guildhall favourites Comptoir Libanais and Sainsbury’s