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

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The Hole In The Wall, Little Castle Street by Chris Gower

Little Castle St, Exeter EX4 3PX - 01392 437470 - www.hitwexeter.co.uk/ I am in my mid-thirties, despite the beard and the wrinkles which make me look well in to my forties (I've stopped playing Guess My Age as it is just depressing) I am thirty-five.  I am old enough to remember Boxes & Boogies Nightclub, The… Continue reading The Hole In The Wall, Little Castle Street by Chris Gower

Old Timer’s Wine Bar & Restaurant – by Chris Gower

Little Castle St, Exeter EX4 3PX - 01392 477704 - http://www.oldtimersexeter.co.uk/ Old Timer’s Wine Bar and Restaurant is one of Exeter’s hidden gems, of which we seem to have many!  An independent establishment that is owned by the same names that own The Timepiece Nightclub and Hole In The Wall, it has been one of the highlights… Continue reading Old Timer’s Wine Bar & Restaurant – by Chris Gower

Circa 1924 Express Lunch – by Lauren Heath

Circa 1924, 6 Northernhay Place, Exeter, EX4 3QJ. Ph: 01392 438545 Web: www.circa1924.co.uk/ @Circa1924 info@circa1924.co.uk Online reservations: http://www.circa1924.co.uk/#!make-a-reservation/cg3s Open Tuesday to Saturday 12pm - 2:30pm and 6pm - late. (Food serve 12 -2 and 6 - 9:30pm). Express lunch 2 courses for £10.95 Circa 1924 is 1 years old - Happy Birthday! A great achievement for a bar and… Continue reading Circa 1924 Express Lunch – 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

Carluccio’s – Cheese and Wine, Deli and Dine – by Lauren Heath

Carluccio's, Princesshay, Bedford Street, Exeter, EX1 1GJ Tel: 01392 410492, @carluccios, http://www.carluccios.com I was recently invited to Carluccio's in Exeter’s Princesshay for a cheese and wine evening; I like cheese and wine a lot, but this really had my husband’s name all over it – and he was even more delighted than usual...I hoped it… Continue reading Carluccio’s – Cheese and Wine, Deli and Dine – by Lauren Heath

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

Marco’s New York Italian – by Lauren Heath

Clyst Honiton, Exeter EX5 2LJ - @marcosexeter - 01392 348111  On the east side of Exeter, off a lane at the back of the airport, lies a hotel in a convenient location for travellers. Beside said hotel is a restaurant which, in my opinion, is conveniently located for locals. With easy access by car off the M5, A30,… Continue reading Marco’s New York Italian – by Lauren Heath

A Business lunch at Bill’s, Exeter – by Lauren Heath

32-33 Gandy Street, Exeter, Devon EX4 3LS - 01392 259 227 Monday – Saturday 8am – 11pm Sunday (and bank holidays) 9am – 10:30pm In a city full of a variety of restaurants at all budgets, I was delighted when I was told I could choose where to go for a business lunch meeting - delighted and bewildered!… Continue reading A Business lunch at Bill’s, Exeter – by Lauren Heath

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!

Top Three Eating Exeter moments from 2015

2015 has been a crazily busy year for Eating Exeter.  I wanted to sit down and write a month-by-month review of everything that happened.  But I quickly realised that I wouldn't have time and there is too much...TOO MUCH to put in. I couldn't say for sure if there was a particular favourite event or… Continue reading Top Three Eating Exeter moments from 2015