Food & Drink

Food Drink Devon opens entries for 2021 Awards

Entries are now open for the prestigious 2021 Food Drink Devon Awards. The gold standard industry awards, which celebrate Devon’s finest food and drink, recognise the county’s most respected, influential and passionate artisan producers and establishments. The esteemed awards are open for entry until Friday 30th April 2021 and are open to both members of Food Drink Devon and non-members.

Covering food production, preparation, retailing, cooking and service, the awards honour businesses demonstrating a consistent commitment to quality, sustainability, provenance, excellent customer...

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Where to buy venison online? Your questions answered

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 12/11/2020 - 6:42am

Venison is one of the tastiest and healthiest meats around, but can be difficult to find online. Luckily, help is at hand.

Venison is becoming more and more popular. From high street supermarkets to independent butchers, there has been a stark increase in venison sales over the last few years. And no wonder. Venison is truly the miracle meat. Leaner than beef, fewer calories than chicken, and just as tasty, it ticks all the boxes, making delicious steaks, burgers, and even sausages.

But it's difficult to be certain where supermarkets get their meat, and how it has been...


Jingle Bill’s – Bill’s Exeter decks the halls and lights up the nation’s Christmas spirits this year

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 11/30/2020 - 1:19pm

This Christmas, Bill’s Restaurant & Bar is lighting up the nation with Jingle Bill’s, an exciting array of Christmas delights that will bring Christmas back into colour from Wednesday, 2 December.

Guests can soak up the Christmas spirit and marvel at Bill’s Exeter colourful neon-inspired installation whilst indulging in a selection of bespoke Christmas cocktails and special dishes not to be missed.

Mixed by Bill’s creative Bar team, Bill’s Exeter has created a collection of festive concoctions, including a a Chocolate Orange Espresso Martini, a Stars & Spice Gin...

A new breed of takeaway is coming to Exeter

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Fri, 11/27/2020 - 10:11pm

Launching on Thursday 3rd December after months of planning, Easy Eats, a new online ordering service and app is upping the game of delivered food by bringing together some of the best dishes from around the world, covering all cravings, cuisines and dietary requirements.

Residents of Cranbrook, Pinhoe and Whipton will be the first to try out this new foodie venture, with plans to extend the delivery areas further in the coming months.

From pizzas and kebabs to wok fried noodles, sticky ribs and a whole vegan section packed with fresh, plant-based ingredients, this...

Coffee and cheese are the perfect pairing say two award winning Devon companies

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 11/26/2020 - 10:38pm

Coffee and cheese are proving the perfect match for two Devon companies that have combined to bring a whole world of alternate pairings to the table following their two star accolades at the Great Taste Awards.

Blue Goose Coffee and South West Dairy Sharpham Cheese have teamed up with their award winning products to show that a cup of coffee and a well-curated cheese board are as delicious as the more traditional wine and cheese combination.

This year Blue Goose Coffee and Sharpham Cheese have both been awarded two star accolades by the Great Taste Awards. And with the...

Grand opening revealed for Exeter’s new fine-dining and cocktail lounge on Cathedral Green

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 11/24/2020 - 6:09pm

Visitors and residents of Exeter are in for a real treat as No. 5, an exciting new fine-dining restaurant and cocktail lounge located on Cathedral Green, has announced it will officially open its doors at 9am on Tuesday 8th December.

No.5 occupies the former ASK Italian restaurant in the historic grounds of Cathedral Green. The new venue will serve an incredible selection of the finest food and drink in a luxurious but relaxed setting. Dinner guests, coffee drinkers and cocktail connoisseurs are sure to fall in love with this incredible new venue. The restaurant will feature two...

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Postage ready cakes and bakes concept launched by Devon Bakery

Authored by Carolyn Daw
Posted: Sat, 11/21/2020 - 4:57pm

Foxcombe Bakehouse has launched a new ‘Cake in a Box’ postage ready line to support its independent retailers and to capture a market share of the Click and Collect and Click 2 Order shoppers at home or at work.

The initial launch range is a seasonal selection of cakes and bakes, including mince pies, short breads and traditional rich iced fruitcakes. The selection boxes which start from £4.95 RRP can be ordered direct via independent retailers or mail order from Foxcombe Bakehouse.

The Cake in a Box arrives beautifully packed at the retailer, ready for customers to...

Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant, Michael Caines

Michael Caines to open beach bar and restaurant in Exmouth

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 11/16/2020 - 4:17pm

Michael Caines has unveiled plans to open Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant alongside Sylvain Peltier and Michael’s Café Patisserie Glacerie as part of the Exmouth seafront regeneration project. With sweeping views across the coastline, the launch will be a landmark opening for the Michael Caines Collection as they open a casual bar complete with resident weekend DJs, first floor destination restaurant with a glasshouse and outdoor terraces alongside neighbouring Café Patisserie Glacerie set to serve artisan pastries and ice-creams.

Chef Michael Caines says, ‘Mickeys has been in...

Christmas wine gifts: can you put a price on love?

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 11/13/2020 - 7:03pm

Can you put a price on love? Well, when it comes to wine gifts, it seems that actually you can. As Christmas is just over a month away, we started thinking about how people in the UK approach buying wine as a present. Do we spend more money on wines to treat loved ones than what we would spend on ourselves? Or are we more likely to save the better wines for at-home drinking and palm off cheaper bottles on friends and family?

Everyone will have their own opinion on this, but one thing doesn't lie: cold, hard data. We asked premium Italian wine specialist, Independent Wine , to...

Hanlons Brewery

Love your local: Have one for yourself!

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Fri, 11/13/2020 - 12:32pm

As Samuel Johnson once said. ‘There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern.’ We at Hanlons Brewery emphatically agree with the considered opinion of such an esteemed scholar and would also humbly add that we too, ‘bloody love pubs’.

Recent events have proved to be a uniquely challenging experience for the U.K’s Hospitality sector and in particular the pubs which make up a huge part of our national life. As well as providing jobs for millions of people, contributing greatly to the economic success of our country and...

Food Drink Devon

Devon's finest honoured at Food Drink Devon’s Virtual Awards

Authored by kath@raw
Posted: Fri, 11/13/2020 - 9:50am

Devon’s world-class food and drink scene was celebrated at Food Drink Devon’s Virtual Awards on Thursday 12th November. The county’s finest food and drink producers, hospitality businesses and speciality retailers were recognised at Food Drink Devon’s first ever virtual awards which were announced online by Devon food and drink champion Kerry White and board member Tom Chartres-Moore of Stephens Scown.

Food Drink Devon is a not for profit organisation, run by its members, which champions the county’s food and drink industry. Unable to hold its annual awards, due to coronavirus...