Food & Drink

Àclèaf Restaurant now open at Boringdon Hall

South-West chef Scott Paton has opened Àclèaf, a British restaurant in Devon’s historic country hotel and spa, Boringdon Hall. Taking over the former Gallery Restaurant space, the 40-cover restaurant takes guests on a culinary journey, led by the abundance of produce available in Devon and...




Derriford Hospital's new patient menu receives the thumbs up

Authored by JenniferJ

To mark the introduction of a new menu at Derriford Hospital, patients, visitors, staff and the public were offered free samples in the main entrance earlier this month.

After a recent review by the Trusts Patient Feeding Group, the hospital developed the new menu from scratch with a view to a offering a selection of food that better meets the needs of patients.

The review...

Pre-opening offer from new Rockfish restaurant

Authored by Mitch Tonks

Work is cracking on apace on our new restaurant by the National Marine Aquarium and we've had lots of positive comments from people saying it is brightening the area up. The deep turquoise blue seems to be a popular choice, we hope you think so too.

Some of the walls will be decorated with our Rockfish tablecloths coloured in by children from local schools in South Devon and...

The Anchor Inn gives its backing to Devon’s food and drink campaign

Authored by Matthew Vizard

The Anchor Inn in Ugborough is giving its full support to a campaign that champions some of the best restaurants and food and drink producers in Devon.

A special BBQ month to promote the leading initiative ‘Devon Restaurant Month’ is being organised by The Anchor Inn as part of a month-long series of events in June.

Food and Drink Devon will work in close partnership with ‘...

Final chance to enter prestigious Taste of the West Awards

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Are you the owner of a restaurant or pub in the South West? Maybe you run a café or tea room or perhaps you have a desirable farm shop or delicatessen? Whatever your line of business, if it’s in the food and drink industry, don’t miss out, enter Taste of the West’s ‘Hospitality & Retail Awards’ now. To ensure everyone has time to be included in these highly regarded awards, the deadline...

Devon’s best restaurants reveal full line-up of foodie events

Authored by Matthew Vizard

A full line-up of special food and drink events being held during June to celebrate Devon’s finest restaurants has been revealed.

Nearly 40 eateries across the county will be getting behind ‘Devon Restaurant Month’ by organising their own unique event or promotion to raise awareness of award-winning food and drink and increase their custom in the process.

This year, the...

RockFish... Opening soon!

Authored by Mitch Tonks

Opening RockFish in Plymouth feels like such an obvious thing to do. A sustainable seafood restaurant adjoined on one side by the National Marine Aquarium and on the other by Plymouth fish market and of course the sea. Our first RockFish, in Dartmouth, has proved to be a great success, loved by locals and visitors alike and this year won the National Fish and Chip Awards' best independent...

Budding traders invited to 'Love Your Local Market'

Authored by JamesM

As part of celebrating the Love Your Local Market fortnight, Plymouth City Market is inviting local people to trade in the Market to test their mettle and see exactly what life as a Market retailer is all about.

The City market is seeking enthusiastic local producers, farmers, micro businesses and those interested in starting their own business to trade free of charge from the City...

River Cottage and the SRA tackle food chain issues with a new ‘sustainability’ course

Authored by JenniferJ

There are serious problems in the food chain in relation to food traceability as the recent horse-meat scandal highlighted. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage and the Sustainable Restaurant Association have taken action, and are breaking new ground by providing accredited training by City & Guilds in ethical food selection and procurement.

River Cottage is famous for...

Wagamama goes harbourside at Royal William Yard

Authored by JamesM

Wagamama, the Japanese-inspired restaurant, is opening the doors to its highly anticipated new branch at the Plymouth Royal William Yard development on 28 April. The restaurant will feature a bar serving cocktails and will be part of the multi-million pound new Brewhouse building development on the site of the former Royal Naval complex. The restaurant is also creating 35 new jobs for the...

A celebration of food and music in Kingsbridge

Authored by JenniferJ

Last year rocked and this year it’s going to be even better! Everyone came away raving about Kingsbridge’s debut Food and Music Festival.

So says the team behind the Kingsbridge Food and Music Festival. Now this culturally vibrant South Devon town is set to stage its second festival of food and music. Centred around Kingsbridge’s bandstand on the stunning quay during the longest day of...