Win a Family Pass to the River Cottage Spring Food Fair!

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!

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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

Foodie Fundraising Feast by Lauren Heath

Recently the wonderfully charming Andy Cooper, Editor of Devon Life magazine, lost his darling Zena warrior princess to that awful disease Cancer. Obviously nothing can bring her back or heal the wound fully but as in life one must find the good within the bad. So apart from deciding to run the Taunton half marathon… Continue reading Foodie Fundraising Feast by Lauren Heath

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

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

5 Week Countdown to the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink! *WIN TICKETS*

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*

Michelin-Starred Chef Line-Up Announced for the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink

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

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

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!

2017 Food Festival Dates for your diary!

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!

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

Be one of the first to experience Lympstone Manor, Devon with 40% discount

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

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

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

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