Hidden away in the Otter Valley, traditional countryside charm meets sophisticated yet informal high-end dining
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It is slightly daunting reviewing an Inn that has already been reviewed by John Keats, the early 19th century Romantic poet, but at the very least I can report the menu has more on it now than it did then.
Meet the new Exeter restaurant on the scene that’s redefining chicken as you know it.
The Greyhound Country Inn offers a warm welcome whatever the season
Exeter’s Las Iguanas really does have the most energising atmosphere. The upbeat Latin music sets the tone for this funky restaurant with vibrant décor and friendly, accommodating staff.
Lively yet relaxed, informal yet chic, Polpo, the final restaurant to arrive at Exeter’s new Queen Street dining quarter, has created an experience that is charmingly humble with a modest elegance that greets you before you even step through the door.
Now in its 23rd year, The Jack in the Green is rated as one of the Top 50 gastropubs in the UK the pub is something of a local landmark on the local food scene
After a pleasant drive from Exeter out to Sidford, my husband and I arrived at The Salty Monk, which was originally a Salt House used by the Benedictine Monks who traded Salt at Exeter Cathedral!
I have never had tapas in a restaurant before, so it was with some excitement and trepidation that my husband and I and four of our friends ventured out to Forn one Friday night.
There’s nothing quite like eating out at a country pub at this time of year. That feeling of getting out of the cold by stepping into an inviting, cosy ambience where you know a warming feast awaits you makes my stomach positively tingle just thinking about it.
One thing Exeter doesn’t lack is a wide variety of places to eat. From national chain restaurants to independent cafes the city is never short of somewhere nice, new and interesting to satisfy your appetite.
I love a proper country pub. Beer gardens for summer days, thatched roofs, views of rolling countryside, or fireplaces and comfy chairs for nestling away in winter; they’re the perfect place to spend a lazy day whatever the weather.
Board Exeter proudly boasts the accolade of being the South West’s first board game café/bar – a place for young, old and everyone in between.
There are few foods as iconic as the Hamburger. An American staple, the humble beef in a bun has, over the last few years, become something more than this, offering diners the chance to experience a wide selection of different tastes and toppings.
Let me set the scene. Beautiful, rolling Devon countryside glistening in the sun; the sound of laughter and conversation complemented by birdsong in the surrounding trees; and nestled amongst them, possibly the oldest public house in the county.
The buzz in Bill’s on Gandy Street starts first thing in the morning when it opens for breakfast at 8am – it’s clearly a favourite among city workers meeting clients before the work day begins.
Proudly situated on Cullompton’s High Street and aptly named, The Bakehouse would be known to many of the town’s longstanding residents as a working bakery.
When the sun is shining there’s nothing we Brits love more than to dine outdoors. So with the sun set to stay, we’ve picked some of our favourite local spots that serve fantastic food and stunning views
Perfectly imperfect. That’s how Wabi Sabi Bay, the latest independent restaurant to arrive on the waterside of Exeter’s canal basin, describes both their food and ambience in-line with the philosophy behind the restaurant name
I love eating out and enjoy discovering new and exciting places in which to dine, so when we were invited to try Circa 1924, I was more than ready for the challenge.
Steeped in history inside and out, a visit to the Beacon Vaults is like stepping back in time.
I’ve never been to a fish and seafood restaurant before, so was very keen to try out the experience when my husband and I headed out to Topsham from Exeter one balmy July evening.
Lit up by fairylights, Frou Frou is a little gem of a restaurant, situated in the centre of Tiverton.
What first struck me when we arrived at Lloyds Kitchen on Saturday night was the contrast between the quiet high street and the busy, lively restaurant on Catherine’s Street.
Hidden in plain sight on the high street of Cullompton, is a humble, idyllic and family-run Italian which feels like an Italian home from home right on your doorstep.
As a self confessed foodie, Newton Abbot has never really been on my hot list of places to dine, with my last notable dining experience in the town coming from a lovely Italian place that is now long gone.
A warm glow invites you as you step inside Giraffe World Kitchen’s enticing frontage and see low hanging orange lights, worldly décor and earthy colours from the booths and tables in the restaurant.
Living in Devon, blessed with its two coastlines, we’re quite used to dining beside the sea, but it can be difficult to find a restaurant where the quality of the food matches the view.
“Cooking should be fun, adventurous and inventive,” says Nicholas Hack, who with fellow chef and partner Tina King is the culinary inspiration behind Crediton’s much loved Il Casita restaurant.
Venturing out into the cold on a February evening is not something my wife and I would normally choose to do, preferring to stay at home with a plate of ham, egg and chips to watch the latest episode of Silent Witness.
The Farm Table is a celebration of fresh food straight from the farm, masterfully cooked and served with a smile so warm, you’ll instantly feel at home
There’s a revolution happening in Exeter. Quite literally – as Exeter welcomes this fun cocktail, drinks and food-led bar/restaurant chain to the corner of Queen Street and Gandy Street
Nothing quite beats a relaxed Sunday lunch to help me unwind from the stresses of the week and to enjoy quality time as a family.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Volunteer Inn was just another quaint, well-kept, small town local from the outside, and you’d be half right.
As Freeman of the City of Exeter, Michael Caines MBE was thrilled at the opportunity to restore and refurbish what was formerly Courtlands House, a grade two listed Georgian Manor
When we first saw The Terrace arriving on the scene as part of Exeter’s latest dining quarter it aimed itself more towards providing a place for the younger people to enjoy the city’s nightlife.
The instant curb appeal of this unusual and quirky restaurant sat on Exeter’s south street immediately got us excited as we made our way down the hill to the restaurant front.
Tropical inspired styling surrounds a tiki-themed, intimate seating area, lit up by neon signage and quirky artefacts to satisfy curious eyes
Ideally situated next to the slipway in Exmouth overlooking the River Exe, the choice of location for Rockfish’s latest restaurant – their first venture up into East Devon – really could not be any better.
Elevate your tastebuds to new heights at Exeter’s newest rooftop restaurant and bar – The View
A warm, Bengali welcome awaits you at Ragini
With winter just around the corner, and with our bodies burning more energy to keep us warm, now is the perfect time to start your hibernation with the ultimate family winter warmer – a carvery!
When looking for a high quality dining experience you’d naturally expect delectable, freshly prepared food, a relaxing atmosphere and a sense of feeling well-looked after.
Living in Exeter, my wife and I don’t often venture outside the city to eat, given that there are so many good restaurants practically on our doorstep.
It’s hard to visit Topsham and not notice The Salutation Inn. Its stunning three story façade has stood proudly in the centre of Fore Street since 1720 and since then has witnessed history at its most alive
Writing a restaurant review can sometimes be a little tricky if the service, venue or food isn’t up to scratch.
Over 3,000 grape-bearing vines glisten in the spring sun at family-run Heron Farm – one of Devon’s newest vineyard kitchens
In line with Great British Bake-Off fever sweeping the nation once again, we pick our favourite patisseries and bakery-come-cafés worthy of a Hollywood handshake
When you’re looking for the perfect evening out for dinner it’s safe to say that it’s about more than just the food; it’s the whole package – ambience, good company, staff that make you feel special and perhaps a table with a view.
Discover Coldharbour Field Kitchen – East Devon’s modest new farm-shop-cum-café/restaurant, perfectly perched on the side of the Otter Valley, just above Ottery St. Mary
Welcome to the proving ground for Devon’s next generation of chefs, restaurateurs, and front of house staff
It’s safe to say that Harry’s Restaurant has been on my to-dine list for quite some time now.
On the road or on the go, the traditional diner is undergoing a resurgence – plentiful portions, plenty of choice and at a price point you can’t quibble over
The Cridford Inn, the oldest pub in Devon, and possibly in England is a building steeped in history.
Hidden in the corner of Exeter’s Cathedral Green is the unassuming Al Farid – a Moroccan/Lebanese infusion restaurant, offering a dining experience that is both authentic and unique
One Magazine’s Jake Tucker makes his first visit to Exeter’s exclusive new dining quarter for a slice of rustic meets sleek at Queen Street’s pizza, pie and cider house.
A railway indicates a journey – a means to your next location. But in the East Devon market town of Honiton, a new family-run culinary team have revitalised what’s shaping up to be a town jewel – a destination you’ll want to stay put
Street food is as much a social endeavour as it is a journey through cuisines of the world
Spring is here and it’s time to enjoy outdoor pursuits in our beautiful county. We’ve rounded up our pick of the perfect pit stops when you’re on the move and looking for a little bit more than just great coffee
Feel the warm embrace of the Lime Tree Café – the inclusive culinary beating heart of Cullompton’s thriving market town.
Nestled in the beautiful South Devon coastal village of Maidencombe, not far from Newton Abbot, is the stunning family-owned Georgian country house of Orestone Manor.
Not many eateries can confidently evolve with the changing needs of its community day by day, week by week
The Oddfellows, situated at the top of Exmouth’s High Street in what used to be The Heavitree, is an independent gastro-pub that has recently opened following the success of their Exeter restaurant of the same name.
Pink Moon Cafe confidently captures those looking to enjoy good food while hanging out with friends, on a date-night or anyone that just wants to soak up a lively setting
A warm welcome awaits at Il Grano – Exeter’s new family-run Italian restaurant with a big heart
The Hickory Inn is Mid Devon’s very own portal to the American deep South. Smoked meats, snug and cosy comforts, and a large dose of good ol’ southern hospitality.
We try some of the tastiest afternoon teas from hotels around the county in search of a true taste of Devon
From quayside to seaside, Exeter’s highly revered restaurateurs at On The Waterfront are bringing their stylish but casual approach to dining to their new charming Sidmouth seafront restaurant – The Marine
The City Gate has been proudly perched on the corner of Exeter’s iconic Iron Bridge since it first opened in 1778, but despite its longevity, you might not be so familiar with this 18th century pub-hotel.