The Flat, 142 Fore St – Vegetarian/Vegan Pizzeria by Chris Gower

https://www.theflatexeter.co.uk/ -  I: @TheFlatExeter F: TheFlatExeter Edit: Previous version of this review stated that gluten-free and vegan mozzarella was default, in fact these are options. Last year Exeter lost two great pizza restaurants.  The Base & Barley became The Book Cover and Pizza Stein turned into Bierkeller, leaving diners in Exeter without a central place to grab… Continue reading The Flat, 142 Fore St – Vegetarian/Vegan Pizzeria by Chris Gower

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The City Gate Hotel: The first impressions of refurbishment

http://www.citygatehotel.com/  - Iron Bridge, Lower North Street Exeter, EX4 3RB The last time The City Gate hotel had much of a refurbishment was back in 2003, a rebirth from the days when it was The Crown & Sceptre hotel.  It sits in a commanding position over the Longbrook Valley roughly where the old North Gate had… Continue reading The City Gate Hotel: The first impressions of refurbishment

Base and Barley’s New Burger Menu – by Lauren Heath

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

The hunt for Exeter’s best veggie breakie (part deux) by Stephanie Darkes

84 Queen St, Exeter, EX4 3RP - 01392 201 181 Last week it was my birthday and post-party night I was desperate for a top drawer veggie breakfast. So I turned to the oracle that is Twitter for some suggestions and plenty came back including: The Cosy Club, Tea on the Green and Bills, all of which… Continue reading The hunt for Exeter’s best veggie breakie (part deux) by Stephanie Darkes

Zizzi’s Restaurant, Gandy Street by Lauren Heath

Zizzi's Restaurant, 21 GANDY STREET, EX4 3LS   Tel: 01392 274737 Over Christmas time, we visited Zizzi in Bristol whilst away on a family mini break. For a chain, we were suitably impressed by the food considering its mass appeal. We also found it spacious and well decorated with a cool vibe. We decided to give the Exeter one… Continue reading Zizzi’s Restaurant, Gandy Street by Lauren Heath

Breakfast at Harry’s Restaurant

86 Longbrook St, Exeter EX4 6AP  Tel: 01392 202234  Twitter:@HarrysExeter I don't get out much.  For someone that writes a food blog, you'd think that I spend my days frequenting fine restaurants and hob-nobbing with the fooderati of Devon, but unfortunately I pay my bills, not via writing, but through a standard job that pays wages.… Continue reading Breakfast at Harry’s Restaurant

Burgerfest, Bartholomew St East

It is here, it has arrived.  It opened a few weeks ago and being the burger loving sort that I am, we just had to go down to Burgerfest which had just opened a few weeks ago on Bartholemhew St East (behind the old Mama Stones building).  Tori and myself were joined by our mate… Continue reading Burgerfest, Bartholomew St East

Cote Brasserie, Cathedral Green

August 20th is our anniversary and this was the opportunity to go somewhere that had been recommended to us by more than one person. It definitely has a few fans by having a look at the feedback on Google and Facebook, including Latoyah at Sugar Pink Food. Cote Brasserie sits on the Exeter's historic Cathedral… Continue reading Cote Brasserie, Cathedral Green

Circa 1924, Exeter

When Harry's Grill & Bar closed in Northernhay Place, it left available a prime spot for a restaurant. The inevitable march of Exeter's chain restaurants had some worried that the site might be engulfed by some bland corporate named establishment... Enter stage left: James and Rob, founders of Circa 1924, a 1920's inspired Steak and Seafood… Continue reading Circa 1924, Exeter

The Cosy Club, Southernhay (New Summer Menu)

When it opened two years ago, The Cosy Club really changed the playing field for chain restaurants in Exeter.  It was a new, quirky and it did some amazing cocktails.  You can read the original review here, its a little old so it is in need of an update. Entering through what had been the chapel… Continue reading The Cosy Club, Southernhay (New Summer Menu)

Harry’s Restaurant, Exeter

86 Longbrook St, Exeter EX4 6AP  Tel: 01392 202234  Twitter:@HarrysExeter Its not often that I get to review a restaurant that has such a legacy.  Whilst at work on the day of the review a couple of conversations I had with colleagues went along the lines of "What are you doing tonight?" "Going to Harry's for something… Continue reading Harry’s Restaurant, Exeter

Ruby Modern Diner: The new menu

Ruby Modern Diner has been open for nearly as long as Eating Exeter has been running.  We hadn't been writing the blog long (our 2nd attempt...) when we were invited to the press night, our first ever.  The great and the good of Exeter gathered to drink the nice beer & wine and eat samples… Continue reading Ruby Modern Diner: The new menu

The Nutwell Lodge Hotel, Lympstone (4/5 – Off Season)

I don't normally do 'lucky dip dining' as I call it.  Find a place, look at the menu and go in. Don't research, don't investigate or go online and have a look at reviews or anything.  Just have a go.  It can sometimes be fun to see what happens but sometimes it can lead to… Continue reading The Nutwell Lodge Hotel, Lympstone (4/5 – Off Season)

Mexican Monday at JD Wetherspoons (1/5)

I like Wetherspoon Pubs generally.  They have an amazing range of real ales and often the place is clean and normally quite comfy.  Yes they might be a homogenized brand, but they do it well. Unfortunately the food can be a little hit and miss.  Frequently I go and have the burger n beer offer… Continue reading Mexican Monday at JD Wetherspoons (1/5)

Las Iguanas, Queen St. Exeter

Las Iguanas has been open just over a year now since it took over its prime spot on Queen St. after Pitcher & Piano abandoned it.  After extensive works, which included stripping back the years of 'super quick renovations' to reveal the original flooring, the restaurant opened to a fanfare of Mexican goodness.  Initially the first… Continue reading Las Iguanas, Queen St. Exeter

Urban Burger, Queen St

A few months ago, the independent family run Urban Burger Restaurant invited Beer, Burger and Beyond (Eating Exeter's side project) to come down and pay them a visit and sample some of the delights that can be found on their awesome menu.  Whilst there, I really really wanted a burger and at the time couldn't… Continue reading Urban Burger, Queen St

‘Read Reviews’ page! Now all reviews are easy to find…

One thing I have been dying to do since Eating Exeter reached size enough to warrant it was to index the reviews in to some sort of easy glance page. It is an urge that I have now and again, being a librarian these things are inevitable. And that has now happened, head to 'Read… Continue reading ‘Read Reviews’ page! Now all reviews are easy to find…

The Nobody Inn, Doddiscombleigh, Exeter

In all honesty, I’m not usually one for pub grub. I’m not being snooty or fussy, I’ve just experienced my fair share of bland and boring pub meals, not to mention the microwaved plates of yellow they serve at Weatherspoons’.  However after years of snubbing pub food, a trip to The Nobody Inn in Doddiscombleigh… Continue reading The Nobody Inn, Doddiscombleigh, Exeter

Toby Carvery, Digby, Exeter – (2/5)

The great British roast dinner, something that all residents of this peculiar little island hold close to their hearts, and even the picky eaters among us are catered to with the wide variety of elements which compile this classics dish. It became apparent that this strange connection that the British have to the good old… Continue reading Toby Carvery, Digby, Exeter – (2/5)

Tyepyedong, 175 Sidwell Street, Exeter

If I had to choose one cuisine, Asian would always come top of my favourite foods.  I’ve always had a passion for spicy foods and have been lucky enough to visit Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore where my love for South Eastern cuisine flourished. Tasting some amazing authentic Asian dishes on my travels has encouraged… Continue reading Tyepyedong, 175 Sidwell Street, Exeter