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  • Since I began writing this blog just over a year ago, it has never ceased to amaze me just how many foodie gems Devon has to offer when you make the decision  to stray from the beaten path. Take The Elizabethan Inn, for example. We had heard a few good things about…

  • There’s something really special about Harry’s Restaurant. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s a family run business, or perhaps it’s because they’re a true independent establishment in every sense of the word . But whatever it is, Harry’s has been going strong for over two decades and it’s not hard to…

  • KuKu, Plymouth

    4th May 2017

     After living in London for a couple of years, it’s fair to say that I developed something of an obsession with sushi. In fact, when I moved back home to Devon it was one of the only things I truly missed about The Big Smoke. So you can imagine my…

  • The George at Hatherleigh

    19th April 2017

    I must admit, on our drive down to Devon’s smallest town we did ask ourselves why exactly any one would want to visit Hatherleigh. Aside being surrounded by the wonderful countryside – it’s located on the edge of Dartmoor – the village is fairly remote and hardly convenient to get…

  • If you’re a regular reader of our blog then you’ll know by now that we love to champion independent restaurants and businesses. Last year, we sang the praises of Lloyd’s Kitchen, located on Exeter’s Catherine Street, by the historic Cathedral Yard. Their fantastic food and equally excellent service really struck…

  • I’ve been hearing so many great things about Exeter’s Exploding Bakery from all my foodie friends in-the-know that I knew I’d have to pay it a visit sooner or later. So when an old college friend was keen to catch up over coffee, I jumped at the chance to sample…

  • The Galley, Topsham

    16th January 2017

    We always enjoy visiting Topsham and over the years we’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve stopped to read the menu displayed in the window of The Galley. Having heard nothing but praise for this popular seafood restaurant, we were determined to try the food for ourselves. So, together with…

  • The Olive Room, Ilfracombe

    9th January 2017

    Review by Collette Having recently completed our tour of the wonderful Michelin restaurants in Devon, you can imagine our delight when we first heard the news that chef Thomas Carr of The Olive Room in Ilfracombe had earned himself a converted star. Ilfracombe is a little bit of a trip for us…

  • The Barbican Kitchen, Plymouth

    3rd November 2016

    Our favourite spot in Plymouth has to be the city’s historic barbican. Packed with restaurants and bars, its quaint cobbled streets and artistic community make this area a real gem for foodies and tourists alike; and that’s just one of the many reasons why we we were excited to pay…

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