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  • New Turtle Bay Menu

    25th May 2017

    Review by Collette We last reviewed Exeter’s Turtle Bay within days of it’s opening in Exeter Queen Street. Back then, we had a lot of positive things to say about the Caribbean restaurant and we were intrigued to see if it would still be going strong some 6 months later..…

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  • Back in my Exeter College days, I spent many a lunchtime and free period sat in Boston Tea Party, nursing a cup of coffee and avoiding my deadlines. It was well known for it’s laid back atmosphere and to this day I find it a little bit too easy to…

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  • City Gate Hotel, Exeter

    30th April 2017

    It’s often said that it’s the little things that make a hotel stand apart. Whether it’s good staff, great decor or just those final touches to your room – the little things go a long way. So, when we first arrived at City Gate Hotel and were shown to our room, it’s safe to…

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  • If this blog post is the first time you’ve heard of The St George and Dragon Inn, you may be surprised to learn that you’ve driven by it on your way to Darts Farm or perhaps on a trip into Topsham. This unassuming inn, located on a little roundabout on the way…

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  • Polpo, Exeter

    17th April 2017

    Review by Gabriella  I’m a little late to the party when it comes to covering Exeter’s newest restaurant Polpo; mostly because this award-winning Venetian restaurant has been the talk of the town since it opened in Queen Street over a month ago. Having heard many good things about the restaurants’ multiple…

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  • The Grand Hotel, Torquay

    10th April 2017

    Review by Collette We’ve got a bit of a soft spot for The Grand Hotel, Torquay. Having stayed there for the first time some 28 years ago, and again last year, we were pleased to find the same great quality food and service three decades on. With arguably one of -if…

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  • The Stable, Exeter

    2nd April 2017

    The last time I paid a visit to one of The Stable’s restaurants, I was soaking up the sun in Newquay at their Fistral Beach location. I remember being impressed by their unique selection of pizzas and I fell in love with the concept of their cider tasting boards. The Stable is…

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  • You don’t have to look far to see that Exeter is fast becoming a city of chain restaurants – and if you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll no doubt know that we do our best to support independent businesses wherever possible. However, we like to think that Giraffe…

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  • Kupp, Exeter

    28th January 2017

    As part of our mission to sample each and every eatery in Exeter’s brand new Queen Street, we dropped into KuPP last week to discover what the trendy Scandinavian establishment had to offer. A Little Background Kupp describes itself as a ‘quality casual’ affair. It’s founders wanted to embrace Scandinavian design and cuisine, while…

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  • Last month we headed to River Cottage Canteen in Axminster to enjoy an exciting lunch celebrating Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstal’s new publication A-Z: Our Favourite Ingredients and How to Cook Them. We’ve been fans of River Cottage’s wholesome food and commitment to local providence for quite some time, so we were excited to see what…

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