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
The third recipe in a series from Mitch Tonks. Baked Shellfish with Bucatini, Whole Roasted Garlic and Thyme Serves 3 -4, you will need 8 large cloves of garlic, unpeeled 100ml olive oil Salt A splash of good white wine A handful of mussels 6 raw shell-on prawns 3-4 langoustines 50g squid A handful… Continue reading Recipe: Baked Shellfish with Bucatini, Whole Roasted Garlic and Thyme by Mitch Tonks
Our second post in a series of recipes from Mitch Tonks. A Whole Oven Poached Brill with Tomatoes, Thyme and Saffron Serves 4 - you will need Olive oil 1 brill weighing about 1.5 kg / 3lb 4 ripe tomatoes 1 shallot, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves 1… Continue reading Recipe: A Whole Oven Poached Brill with Tomatoes, Thyme and Saffron by Mitch Tonks
As well as dining out and attending events to see what local restaurants, suppliers and businesses have to offer, we do cook at home. Some nights are simpler affairs, with repetitive or traditional favourites like anyone enoys. Occasionally, some inspiration is needed! With spring showing it's face (sort've) and the fact we are surrounded by… Continue reading Recipe: Mussels with Chilli, Wine and Bay by Mitch Tonks
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
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
Vagabonds Milkshake Bar, 109 High Street, Crediton, EX17 3LF http://www.facebook.com/VagabondsMilkshakeBar http://www.twitter.co.uk/milkshakelady89 http://www.instagram.com/nicolethemilkshakelady 15 minutes west of Exeter, in the town of Crediton, is Nicole the Milkshake Lady - a super friendly and cool young woman who's passion shines across the milkshake bar. Previously working in other milkshake establishments, she realised her passion and opened her… Continue reading Vagabonds Milkshake Bar, Crediton – by Lauren Heath
Absurd Bird is bringing its soul-warming comfort food of the American South to Exeter’s Queen St Dining Quarter at the end of next month. The first Absurd Bird restaurant to open outside the Capital, the new location will bring with it a warm Southern spirit, coupled with a quirky sense of humour that will light… Continue reading Absurd Bird lands in Exeter!
The Salutation Inn, 68 Fore Street,Topsham, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0HL - 01392 873060 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.salutationtopsham.co.uk/ Topsham is one of my favourite places. It sits on a peninsular of land between the River Exe and the River Clyst, both opening out in to the magnificent Exe Estuary. From Topsham Quay you can see right down to… Continue reading The Salutation Inn, Topsham – Chris Gower
7 Lucius Street Torquay TQ2 5UW Ph: 01803 428626 Email: email@example.com Torquay is one of my favourite parts of Devon. It has palm trees, beaches, lots of quirky independent shops, strange parking regulations and an even stranger one-way system. It does have a distinctive Bohemian side that is often underrated and a burgeoning arts culture that makes me feel… Continue reading Artizan Gallery – Soft Coffee Cafe, Lucius St, Torquay
Its competition fever here at Eating Exeter! In our third competition this summer, we have a family ticket to this year's Powderham Food Festival up for grabs. This one is a Twitter competition, so get on Twitter and get retweeting! As ever our competitions are super easy, and you'll need your wits about you as… Continue reading Competition! – Win tickets to Powderham Food Festival
Regular readers might notice that we've been running quite a few competitions recently. We quite enjoy running the competitions and giving our readers something special to enter in to, so to keep everyone up to date with competitions, I've created a handy competition page. Remember we're running two competitions at the moment - Good luck!!
Exeter should prepare for a big slice of sunshine - as Turtle Bay Caribbean restaurant and bar prepares to roll into its first city in Devon! It’s all about rum, reggae and jerk this summer! Turtle Bay is set to open its doors to Exeter on the 23rd August, bringing a new, vibrant and delicious Caribbean dining and drinking experience to the… Continue reading Competition! Win a meal for four at Turtle Bay’s new restaurant in Exeter.
Rum, reggae and jerk is coming to Exeter! Turtle Bay will open on 23 rd August in Exeter. Their first restaurant in Devon will be bringing a brand new, blissful Caribbean dining and drinking experience to the people of Exeter! The concept celebrates the lively, colourful, soulful and, above all, delicious experiences that the Caribbean… Continue reading Jerk Salmon with Pineapple Salsa courtesy of Turtle Bay
Regular readers might have noticed that each Wednesday evening we post a 'Recipe Of The Week'. These are created by our tame chef Tom Allbrook from Hornbrook Kitchen, a new company based in North Devon. They've been doing their share of events and getting themselves out to a wider audience. Brisket went down a storm… Continue reading 10 Questions for Chef Tom Allbrook from Hornbrook Kitchen
We've been busy coming up with sandwiches for Burt's Chips Ultimate Crisp Sandwich project. Some have been disasters (you won't read about those!) The second one we had great fun making was a classic with a modern twist. Search for #ultimatecrispsandwich on Twitter and get the latest on this excellent summer campaign. Yes, its a… Continue reading Cheese and Pickled Onion Sandwich
I was recently invited to a bloggers evening at Base and Barley following the release of their new burger menu. I have seen all manner of burger puns being shared over Twitter recently: "Does my bun look big in this?" and "lets ketchup over dinner then burger off for a dance at the meatball"...let's move… Continue reading Base and Barley’s New Burger Menu – by Lauren Heath
Hanlons Brewery, Hill Farm, Half Moon Village, Devon EX5 5AE http://www.hanlonsbrewery.com/ Talk to any ale fan in the Exeter & Devon area and you won't find many that would not class Yellow Hammer as one of their favourite ales. For as long as I can remember this beautifully light and golden ale has been a… Continue reading Hanlon’s Brewery, Half Moon Village
On Friday night I was chuffed to be invited along to the launch of Exeter Cookery School. A fantastic development on Exeter Quayside providing quality cookery education; from patisserie to meat, you can learn from some of the best culinary talents on the beautiful quayside at the heart of Exeter. It was a year ago… Continue reading Exeter Cookery School: The launch – by Chris Gower
Exeter’s Met Office should be forecasting for sunny times ahead as Turtle Bay Caribbean restaurant and bar prepares to roll into it’s first city in Devon! It’s all about rum, reggae and jerk this summer! Turtle Bay is set to open its doors to Exeter on the 23rd August, bringing a new, vibrant and delicious Caribbean dining and… Continue reading GET READY FOR A TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN EXETER, AS TURTLE BAY ARRIVES IN DEVON