Food & Drink

2020 Food Drink Devon Awards

Food Drink Devon Launch Alternative Awards Scheme 2020

One of the UK’s biggest county competitions celebrating local food and drink has been forced to undergo changes this year for obvious reasons - but in the fertile and highly productive county of Devon, it remains the case that “the show must go on”.

The county’s producers, hospitality...




Eat Out To Help Out Resounding Success For Plymouth’s Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill

Authored by Mary

Following on from the hugely popular Eat Out to Help Out (EOHO) scheme, a Plymouth-based restaurant is hoping people will continue to dine out having seen the measures put in place to look after their safety.

The Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, which is located on the top floor of the Crown Plaza Hotel on Armada Way, is now looking forward to a positive Autumn on the...

What are the benefits of using online butchers?

Authored by Mike Page

Many of our favourite home cooked meals centre around meat, whether it’s a traditional roast dinner, a summer barbecue or a full English breakfast. With meat being such a key part of our diets, it’s so important to make sure the produce we’re consuming is nutritious and of a high quality – not to mention delicious.

For ease and speed, most of us simply purchase meat from the local...

National debate resolved: Chip butty is revealed as the UK's number 1!

Authored by Mary

IT’S BEEN the subject of fierce debate for years – what, exactly, is a bread roll stuffed with chips actually called?

Is it a chip cob, chip barm, chip roll, chip sandwich or something else entirely?

Today on National Fish n Chip Day, Britain has spoken, and can reveal, for the first time, the correct name for this legendary culinary delight.

Bosses at Foodhub, the...

Bella Italia

Bella Italia reopens its doors in Plymouth

Authored by Mary

Bella Italia is reopening its doors in Plymouth Barbican Leisure Park, inviting guests to dine and experience the joy of the Italian table once again.

The restaurant, opening on 29th August, will be welcoming guests back with a range of summer dishes inspired by classic Italian favourites, alongside some new dishes and flavours, including a daily set menu, bottomless pizza (£10pp), a...

Wondering what actually is a vegan diet? Know the Basics

Authored by Sarah Parker

In 1944 the term “Vegan” was first coined by Donald Watson, a founding member of the Vegan Society. According to him, “Vegan” describes the philosophy that animals should not be exploited and hurt for food or other. A vegan diet in simple terms means “your food contains no animal ingredients”. As claimed by vegan lovers, a well-planned vegetarian diet is the healthiest way to meet your...

New McDonald's opening in Exeter

Authored by Mary

A brand-new McDonald’s restaurant will open adjacent to Exeter Racecourse, following significant investment from local franchisee David Shawyer. With the addition of this restaurant, David will now own four restaurants across Devon including the McDonald’s restaurants at Marsh Barton and on Exeter High Street. The restaurant will open on 26th August and create over 120 new jobs for the local...

A deluge of awards for Sharpham wine

Authored by Mary

Well-known West Country winery, Sharpham Wine, has taken a clutch of top awards at WineGB , a major competition for British wines, which has this year been showcasing the fact that the UK is now regarded as one of most exciting wine regions in the world.

Sharpham Wine, which won a total of four medals at this year’s recently announced WineGB Awards including GOLD for Sharpham Bacchus...

REVEALED: Newcastle Brown Ale the UK's Favourite Beer

Authored by News Desk

Friday is the perfect day for cracking open a cold one and congratulating yourself on a week well done! However, today this is more important than ever as it is in fact International Beer Day! Brits are known for their beer consumption, UK consumers drink around 8 Billion Pints Per Year , and the UK as a whole is a hub for breweries NEW and OLD. But have you ever thought how much Beer...

Larks Live

Larks Live launches virtual cookery classes hosted by expert chefs

Authored by Mary

Larks Live , a new virtual cookery platform has launched, bringing revered chefs, bakers, wine experts and food and drink producers directly into everyone’s kitchens through live, interactive online classes.

Whether participants are looking to learn basic cookery skills, expand their repertoire of daily family meals, or learn how to recreate showstopping dishes to impress friends and...

Ciao! Pronto! Salve! Prezzo is back

Authored by Mary

Fans of Prezzo in Exmouth will be excited to hear that we are opening on 10th August.

To celebrate our doors being open again, diners will be able to enjoy some new additions to the menu; a new calamari recipe, four new pizzas (including veggie and vegan options), a new chicken burger, plus new cocktails and coolers! And……after performing well in our test restaurants at the start of...