Rockfish Lodges Plans for Sixth Site in Exeter

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


Seahorse Guest Chefs Big Line-Up For 2017

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

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

Rockfish Exmouth: the opening night – by Lauren Heath

Featured photo courtesy of Rockfish It could be argued that Exmouth is going through a mini-renaissance with eating places. Over the last couple of years,  great local names like Las Saveurs and The Chronicle have been joined by Oddfellows Exmouth, Ruby Kitchen and now Rockfish Exmouth, which opened on the seafront just before Christmas. What… Continue reading Rockfish Exmouth: the opening night – by Lauren Heath

The Rum and Crab Shack – by Lauren Heath

The Rum and Crab Shack, 15 Catherine Street, Exeter, EX1 1EU  @rum_shackexeter So the city’s newest addition is a welcome one I’d say. You can find many types of restaurants in Exeter - French, English, Italian, Spanish, Asian – mostly varieties of either meat or vegetarian, but very few restaurants specialise in seafood.  Enter The… Continue reading The Rum and Crab Shack – by Lauren Heath

The Malt House (Harvester), St Thomas, Exeter (3/5)

Exeter isn't a large city, and eventually things get back to me about restaurants in Exeter that are either truly amazing places to eat or should be just avoided.  And one thing that comes back to me quite often is the varying experiences of friends of ours who have visited The Malt House. Take a… Continue reading The Malt House (Harvester), St Thomas, Exeter (3/5)

Guest Post: Uldis Freipics writes about takeaways in Exeter (via

This post is a guest post and views represented here are  not endorsed by Eating Exeter.   Are you looking for a takeaway in the Exeter area? No matter what your taste in cuisine, there is plenty of choice for you. Everything from Thai to Chinese. Perhaps you are just looking for a Kebab or… Continue reading Guest Post: Uldis Freipics writes about takeaways in Exeter (via

Haldon Forest Diner, Haldon Hill, A38 4/5

I love the way that food is so strongly linked to memories. For me, it has the same effect as smell and can mentally regress you to a time when life was good, with no bills to pay, major life changing things yet to come and your whole existence just waiting for you. Oddly enough… Continue reading Haldon Forest Diner, Haldon Hill, A38 4/5

The Clock Tower Fish Bar, Queen Street

It has been a chippy since 1977, but the latest incarnation of this Fish and Chip shop has seen it spruced up and rebranded in to The Clock Tower Fish Bar. So, what did I have? Well I had chips.  I was here to see how their chips fared up to the previous visit, when… Continue reading The Clock Tower Fish Bar, Queen Street

Special Dispatch: The Ship Inn, The Barbican, Plymouth.

The Barbican is foodie's wet dream. Crammed on to a relatively small portion of land, lies a gastronomic plenty with so much choice your head is likely to pop just thinking about it. Pubs, seafood, Mexican, Chinese, Greek.  And it was here we found ourself in the pouring rain, looking for a dry and reasonably… Continue reading Special Dispatch: The Ship Inn, The Barbican, Plymouth.

Special Dispatch: Fish On The Harbour, Lynmouth, Devon.

Lynton and Lynmouth sits on the North Devon coast. It has a rugged windswept beauty that most little towns in that part of the world posses. Tucked under the gigantic cliffs that is created as Exmoor collides with the Bristol Channel, it is only accessible via a network of windy roads which during the summer… Continue reading Special Dispatch: Fish On The Harbour, Lynmouth, Devon.

Dart’s Farm (Deli Cafe – 5/5)

Dart's Farm is a curious place, because unlike many people who might read this, I remember when it was still Picfresh.  Right, so lets go back 20 years ago and Ronald Dart owned a funny little farm shop that, in my mind, was always tacked on to the side of a larger barn.  That barn… Continue reading Dart’s Farm (Deli Cafe – 5/5)

Special Dispatch: Scoff’s, Paignton (4/5)

Paignton has a strange attraction, it is a splat in between the sizable populous mass of Torquay to the north and the beautiful harbour of Brixham.  There are a few words that you could use to describe Paignton, and depending on who you ask will depend what sort of words they end up being.  True, the town… Continue reading Special Dispatch: Scoff’s, Paignton (4/5)

Special Dispatch: Seaview Diner, Teignmouth (4/5)

Eating Exeter likes to push boundaries sometimes, and we really have this time.  We've been to Teignmouth.  The heart of the bit between Torquay and Exeter. Due to failing finances and the urge to get out of Exeter we ran away for an afternoon by the seaside in order to inhale some sea air and… Continue reading Special Dispatch: Seaview Diner, Teignmouth (4/5)