Food & Drink

Learn to cook and help save the planet!

Devon County Council is running a series of free six-week cookery courses to teach residents to cook a range of basic meals while covering the top tips that help reduce food waste at home.

Eight ‘DIY Dinner’ courses will take place in towns across the county during January and February...




Marco Pierre White franchise success for Valor Hospitality Europe

Authored by Mary

Hotel management company, Valor Hospitality Europe, is celebrating after picking up prestigious awards for the management of two of its Marco Pierre White restaurants.

Hotel Indigo Liverpool and Crowne Plaza Plymouth, which are both home to Marco Pierre White (MPW) Steakhouse Bar & Grill restaurants, were named ‘Best Restaurant’ and ‘Best Newcomer’ respectively at the Black and...

Bill's announces Plymouth opening date

Authored by Sarah Parker

On Monday 27th November Bill’s Restaurants will open their first outlet in Plymouth at Drake Circus.

The much loved casual dining restaurant will be serving wholesome, seasonal dishes through from breakfast to dinner and comforting drinks, offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere for every occasion.

Bills joins over 70 top brands at Drake Circus including great places to dine...

Winners of the Food & Drink Devon Awards announced

Authored by kath@raw

Devon is truly magnificent. At Monday night’s annual Food & Drink Devon Awards the pinnacle of the county’s food and drink producers, hospitality businesses and speciality retailers celebrated in fantastic style at the Deer Park Country House Hotel. The ceremony was hosted, for the third year running, by BBC Radio 2's utterly brilliant Nigel Barden.

There was fierce...

The UK’s least healthy family restaurants revealed

Authored by News Desk

A new league table has been revealed today as part of Soil Association’s Out to Lunch campaign, ranking 25 of the UK’s most popular restaurants*.

After recruiting an army of parent secret diners, widespread poor practice has been uncovered, with a number of chains failing to serve fresh food or healthy choices for children.

New research has revealed that some of the UK’s...

Falmouth Oyster Festival turns up the volume

Authored by News Desk

If you enjoy fresh Cornish seafood and an eclectic mix of music and first-class entertainment then you’ll not want to miss Falmouth Oyster Festival 2017, which takes place from 12-15 October.

This years music provides entertainment for all tastes with a great soundtrack of cool retro tones, gospel, soul, folk, jazz, motown, rock, pop and some proper Cornish singing to round off the...

Local crab firm grabbing attention on the Internet

Authored by Philippa

The Devon crab and lobster specialists Favis may have narrowly missed winning a top prize at the Taste of the West Awards last Thursday, but they still have plenty to celebrate.

Favis were among the three finalists for the overall prize in the fish category, but it was won by the Tanglewood Fish Company in the Isles of Scilly.

However, Favis had already won three Taste of the...

Plymouth prepares to cook up a storm!

Authored by News Desk

Plymouth Seafood Festival launched on Wedesday (16 August) at the National Marine Aquarium.

The launch offered partners and businesses a taster of what is to follow in September, with a morning of fascinating talks and demonstrations.

The Plymouth Seafood Festival, organised by the Plymouth Waterfront Partnership, takes place on Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 September, and will be...

Cuddle a miniature pig at Good Food Market

Authored by News Desk

The family friendly Good Food Market is back at Royal William Yard this month on Sunday 6 August from 10am-3pm with rabbits, World Famous Pennywell Miniature pigs and more!

With long summer days and the children on school holidays, this month the market will host Pennywell Farm and their famous miniature pigs that are coming down between 11:00-14:00 for cuddles on this unmissable FREE...

Cracking time for crab lovers at Dartmouth's Rockfish Festival

Authored by Philippa

The renowned chef and restaurateur Mitch Tonks hosts the annual Rockfish crab festival in Dartmouth this Sunday. The sold-out event – listed among Devon’s 10 best festivals by the Travelmag website last year - will see hundreds of seafood lovers tucking into delicious dishes made with some of the world’s finest crabmeat, supplied by the local family firm Favis of Salcombe. Now in its 6th year...

Burts Chips introduces two new exciting flavours

Authored by News Desk

Plymouth based crisp maker Burts Chips is excited to announce two new flavours this summer; Smoked Crispy Bacon and Fish ‘N’ Chips, both made in partnership with Devon-based suppliers spoiltpig and Rockfish. Both flavours are hand cooked to perfection using only the highest quality ingredients to deliver the ultimate taste of the South West.

For those who want a true taste of the...