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

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Competition! Win a meal for four at Turtle Bay’s new restaurant in Exeter.

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.

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

Exeter Cookery School: The launch – by Chris Gower

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

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

Rosemary, Onion & Potato Pizza from Chef Tom Allbrook

Ingredients for the white pizza sauce: 1x tbsp. Plain flour 4x Garlic cloves, thinly sliced 300ml Milk 150g Parmesan 25g Unsalted butter Method: In a saucepan place the milk, sliced garlic, butter, salt and pepper. Bring this up to a simmer then add the flour, mix well, and leave to stand on one side for use… Continue reading Rosemary, Onion & Potato Pizza from Chef Tom Allbrook

Join Plymouth Gin for a Voyage of Discovery at the Plymouth Seafood Festival

My culinary journey this year has been one of many discoveries.  One of those discoveries has been the fact that I actually quite like Gin.  We tasted some lovely Gin from Conker Gin at the River Cottage Summer Fair, and I suddenly realised that this stuff was actually alright.  Never having been a Gin fan,… Continue reading Join Plymouth Gin for a Voyage of Discovery at the Plymouth Seafood Festival

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

Artigiano launches Create Your Own Cocktail Event

Create your own signature cocktail with Artigiano’s resident mixologists for the perfect night out in Exeter.  Artigiano, Exeter’s premier High Street Espresso and Wine Bar, who already offer entertainment with jazz on a Monday night and Acoustic Music Sessions on a Thursday, are launching the first create-your-own cocktail making experience in Exeter – perfect for… Continue reading Artigiano launches Create Your Own Cocktail Event

Artigiano ‘Create Your Own Cocktail’ experience: The launch event!

In the world of food blogging, you're generally on your own when it comes to finding things to write about.  Luckily I get invited to bits and bobs, which involve a certain degree of organisation.  Ask Tori (wife, designer and blog assistant extraordinaire) what I am like with times and dates.  I thought the event… Continue reading Artigiano ‘Create Your Own Cocktail’ experience: The launch event!

Q&A with John Magill, Owner-Brewer at The Powderkeg Brewery

You say Craft Beer is the future of beer in Britain and the fastest growing sector in the UK alcohol market. Why? You can compare craft beer’s potential with developments in the food industry. In many ways, Britain’s ‘real ale’ is still bedded in the 1970s, when food was still largely traditional English fare: pie… Continue reading Q&A with John Magill, Owner-Brewer at The Powderkeg Brewery

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)

Cream Tea At The Magdalen Chapter – (4/5)

Guest blogger, Ditch Townsend, takes tea for two in Exeter Tastefully renovated, decorated and furnished, we chose to sit in the light and comfortable lounge, but we could have used the darker, sparklier bar, the generously plush library, or a spacious patio. Music was soft, lilting, and predominantly instrumental, with some lounge jazz. But you… Continue reading Cream Tea At The Magdalen Chapter – (4/5)

‘What’s your beef’ Devon burger fans? New Urbanburger competition!

See your recipe served up on the menu at urbanburger, Exeter’s original burger restaurant Exeter’s original burger restaurant, urbanburger, is today launching the ‘What’s your beef?’ competition inviting people to create the ultimate burger and win a place on the menu. Recipes will be judged by a panel of food experts with the winning burger… Continue reading ‘What’s your beef’ Devon burger fans? New Urbanburger competition!

Emilee Tombs on World Gin Day @ The Magdalen Chapter

World Gin Day is not something to be taken lightly. There seems to be a day for everything, but for me, a day dedicated to the wonderful concoctions to be made with juniper is one that should truly be savoured. Imagine my delight then, when I received an invite to sample the very stuff at… Continue reading Emilee Tombs on World Gin Day @ The Magdalen Chapter

‘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

COMPETITION! Two pairs of tickets to Naked Wines tasting event: 22nd June

Do you know someone in your life who just loves wine? Not just LOVES it but appreciates all the grape varieties and the heritage of wine making? Well if you do, fancy taking yourself and them to the Naked Wine, Wine Tasting event on Sunday 22nd June at the Exeter University Great Hall? Naked Wines,… Continue reading COMPETITION! Two pairs of tickets to Naked Wines tasting event: 22nd June

The Beach Cafe, Dawlish

Eating Exeter welcomes Dr Steve Price to team as an official contributor! There are some days when you wake up in the morning and you just have the urge for a good fry up and Wednesday was one of those days. So with nothing in the fridge and the major advantage of living in a… Continue reading The Beach Cafe, Dawlish

Bickleigh Mill: The Bistro Restaurant & Bar – Sliders Night

The village of Bickleigh. It is geographically almost slap bang in the middle of Devon and sits on the River Exe like it has done since before the Domesday Book. Mentioned in that classic tome as Bicca's Meadow - I wonder if Mr Bicca could ever have imagined Bickleigh being the destination that it has… Continue reading Bickleigh Mill: The Bistro Restaurant & Bar – Sliders Night