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...




7 famous dishes of Japanese cuisine

Authored by Mike Page

Japan is one of the most culturally rich countries on the planet. For many people in the West, the assimilation of Japanese cuisine and certain unique delicacies has resulted in an immediate frenzy, where some are flying for miles just to get a taste of some of the best Washoku on the market.

Japanese food varies substantially based on the method of preparation, which means that you...

Plympton Co-Op store first in UK to get new ‘& Coffee’ concept

Authored by Mary

Excitement is brewing at the Co-op in Plympton, as it prepares to become the first store in the country to welcome a new concept coffee shop.

The new shop at the Ridgeway store will be officially opened at 11.00 on Friday (30 August), and will be the first to boast the Co-op’s new ‘& Coffee’ banner.

Using responsibly-sourced ingredients from local suppliers alongside...

Food Drink Devon 2019 Awards finalists announced

Authored by News Desk

With just over a month until the prestigious Food Drink Devon Awards’, the finalists, which include many of the county’s most respected and influential artisan food and drink producers, have been revealed.

Since entries closed in April, the esteemed panel of judges and industry experts have tasted and scored over 250 products from a staggering 67 producers, visited 70 hospitality...

Bin it Britain: Nation loses £9.7 billion per year throwoing away unused food

Authored by News Desk

The average UK household estimates they throw away £6.84 of unused food each week, equating to £355.68 worth of food every year and a staggering £9.7billion across the country, according to new research.

The study by leading savings site reveals that a third of Brits (33%) do a ‘big’ shop once a week – costing £53.01 per household on average – and 56% also top up...

South West Chef of the Year 2019 opens for entries

Authored by Mary

Celebrating culinary talent from across the West Country, the 2019 South West Chef of the Year competition is now open for entries. The prestigious culinary contest is in its 16th year and showcases excellence in the South West’s hospitality industry and among amateur cooks too, awarding the very best talent in five different categories.

The five categories for the competition are:...

Chefs, hospitality pros and food heroes gather at Kitley for grilling, chilling and chocolate

Authored by sharon goble

Devon Food Heroes Peter Gorton (Master Chef of Great Britain) and Jim Fisher (Exeter Cookery School) joined other local chefs, hospitality professionals and catering students from South Devon College and City College Plymouth at Kitley House Hotel and Restaurant, near Yealmpton.

The special event, organised by The Chefs’ Forum, saw chefs and front-of-house professionals from across the...

On the menu at Kitley House - a summer gathering of chefs and hospitality pros

Authored by sharon goble

Local chefs and hospitality professionals will come together with catering students from South Devon College and City College Plymouth on June 24th at Kitley House Hotel and Restaurant, near Yealmpton.

The special event, organised by The Chefs’ Forum, will see chefs and front-of-house staff from across the county rub shoulders with catering suppliers and aspiring college students....

Devon vineyard shines in international awards

Authored by News Desk

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Devon vineyard shines in international awards Daniel Wiggins's picture Authored by Daniel Wiggins Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 12:31pm Devon-based producer of fine wines, Sharpham Vineyards, has won a prestigious Gold medal at the internationally recognised Sommelier Wine Awards 2019, a renowned...

Soho favourite HIPCHIPS launches brand new range of crisps and dips boxes

Authored by News Desk

Having launched on Old Compton Street in late 2016, HIPCHIPS set out to reinvent the potato crisp by pairing hand-crafted crisps with a selection of fresh, sweet and savoury dips and successfully bringing an entirely new eating concept to London.

Fast-forward to 2019 and following the triumph in Soho, HIPCHIPS is pleased to announce that its crisps and dips will now be available...

Food Drink Devon new guide launched

Authored by News Desk

The annual guide to Devon’s vibrant and growing food and drink scene has launched.

Food Drink Devon is packed with insight on the county’s best producers, shops, cafés, restaurants, farmers’ markets and much more.

Regarded as the essential and most up-to-date reference for Devon’s food and drink scene, the guide comes complete with detailed listings and maps, so foodies can...