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

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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

Absurd Bird Launches Wings Challenge Eating Competition

Photos courtesy of Absurd Bird/Attention Media The unique chicken restaurant, Absurd Bird, is launching an Absurd Bird Wings Challenge across its stores, on Monday 13th of March at 6:30pm. This will see customers attempt to eat 24 chicken wings as quickly as possible in a timed eating contest! To add to the excitement, Kate Ovens… Continue reading Absurd Bird Launches Wings Challenge Eating Competition

Absurd Bird Bloggers event at Exeter Cookery School

Last week we were invited along to Exeter Cookery School to witness and experience some of the things that make Absurd Bird a restaurant to look forward to. Eating Exeter were lucky enough to be invited along with other notable food/life bloggers from the Exeter area - we were in for a treat. Food Bloggers,… Continue reading Absurd Bird Bloggers event at Exeter Cookery School

The Salutation Inn, Topsham – Chris Gower

The Salutation Inn, 68 Fore Street,Topsham, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0HL -  01392 873060 info@salutationtopsham.co.uk 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

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.

Jerk Salmon with Pineapple Salsa courtesy of Turtle Bay

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

Cheese and Pickled Onion Sandwich

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

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

Hanlon’s Brewery, Half Moon Village

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

GET READY FOR A TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN EXETER, AS TURTLE BAY ARRIVES IN DEVON

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

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

A buzzing event at ‘EATS! at Princesshay’ Launch Party

Recently I was lucky enough to be invited to join Princesshay at their launch of EATS! - an event showcasing the shopping centres restaurants in the run up to some August tasting events for the public. To start with, we were taken through a secret doorway and rode the lift up to the rooftops of… Continue reading A buzzing event at ‘EATS! at Princesshay’ Launch Party

Comptoir Libanais announced to open in the Queen St Dining Quarter

All images credit Comptoir Libanais Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc (‘Aviva’) confirmed today (Thursday 21 April 2016) that Lebanese restaurant Comptoir Libanais, will be the seventh restaurant to join Exeter's exciting new Queen St dining quarter. In signing up Comptoir Libanais, this announcement from Aviva Investors is being heralded as… Continue reading Comptoir Libanais announced to open in the Queen St Dining Quarter

The Pinhoe Hoard, Pinhoe Rd.

2 Bakers Way, Exeter EX4 8GA - 01392 690655 - http://www.pinhoehoardpubexeter.co.uk - Twitter Sitting opposite the Pinhoe branch of Aldi, and next door the Sainsbury’s supermarket, The Pinhoe Hoard is Exeter’s newest mega-gastro-chain pub that is catering to the widest spectrum of punters with its large dining area, kids play facilities ample car parking and convenient placement. You… Continue reading The Pinhoe Hoard, Pinhoe Rd.

Cafe Rouge, Princesshay

Princesshay, Bedford St, Exeter, Devon EX1 1LL- 01392 251042 - http://www.caferouge.com Now and again we like to head to one of Exeter's chain restaurants, they have their place and there is definitely a space in my heart for a few of them.  One restaurant that we've been many times over the last few years has been… Continue reading Cafe Rouge, Princesshay

Pizza Stein, Quayside

4 The Quay, Exeter, EX2 4AP - 01392 670424 - booking@pizzastein.co.uk Regular readers might have guessed that I like to whitter on about the history of the buildings sometimes.  Pizza Stein is no different as I have many memories of this building when it was The Hot House, back in the late nineties, a sticky floor club with Volts… Continue reading Pizza Stein, Quayside

Zita’s, Bartholomew Street

RIP Burgerfest.  Your existence in Exeter was short lived. Your burgers were nice, but your secret recipe was not overly transparent.  Your Sega room was liked, your ping pong table was novel but ultimately the demise of your parent company meant your service was short lived.  Although your value was great, your burgers were chargrilled,… Continue reading Zita’s, Bartholomew Street

Cuba Cantina, Gandy Street – now open!

Cuba Cantina is now open in Gandy Street, Exeter. Work has been going on solidly for a few weeks, and the restaurant finally opened on Thursday evening. I popped in to have a look and the decor is very colourful and rustic with a main restaurant area downstairs, and 3 rooms upstairs that are very… Continue reading Cuba Cantina, Gandy Street – now open!

Cafe Rouge in Princesshay reopens!

Café Rouge Exeter unveiled a beautifully redesigned bistro on the 23rd February with a theme that celebrates all the glamour and style of the famous French Riviera. Set in the vibrant Princesshay shopping centre, the new look is set to wow! Diners at the 158 cover restaurant can expect dramatic rouge red curtains at the… Continue reading Cafe Rouge in Princesshay reopens!