InExeter is celebrating the city’s thriving foodie scene this month with the launch of the latest edition of its InExeter Food and Drink guide
Shining a spotlight on the city’s cornucopia of restaurants, cafes and bars, the InExeter Food and Drink guide aims to help both visitors and locals discover new dining finds and revisit old favourites.
With a huge greedy offering, choosing where to spend your precious meals in Exeter can be a mind-boggling exercise. Thankfully, the freshly updated guide – which includes useful descriptions, opening information and a full index of the city centre’s best eats – is on hand to help navigate the Devon capital’s bountiful eating out options.
Whether you’re looking for a new brekkie hangout or an intimate evening spot, Exeter is brimming with unique restaurants. Seasoned brunchers are advised to pay a visit to Sacred Grounds, the latest opening within The McCoy’s Arcade. The plant-based cafe excels in creative, locally-sourced and seasonal food – slurp a Roastworks flat white while you wait for your order of crispy waffles with asparagus, avocado, facon, sweet potato and cashew hollandaise.
When the sunshine hits the cathedral city, enjoying lunch alfresco is a must. Queen Street Dining has an array of leading restaurant names (including The Terrace, Pho, Turtle Bay, Absurd Bird and Comptoir Libanais) which all boast outdoor seating.
With longer days and lighter evenings, why not unwind with friends and a few drinks in the sunshine? Locals’ fave The Monkey Suit on Sidwell Street is famous for its friendly atmosphere and great live music. Gin fiends will also want to schedule a stop at Crocketts on Upper Paul Street. With one of the best gin collections in the city, many of which have been distilled in the South West, it’s a must for any G&T super fans.
Looking for further foodie inspiration? Explore the new guide here.
Casual kicks come by the bucketload at Harry's, with bacon waffle brunches and bellinispiked lunches rolling into date-night dinners
The cult of being idle was extolled for bringing 'happiness and joy'. Kinda fitting for an evening stuffing your face at relaxed dining pub The Lazy Toad
Ben Tunnicliffe, founder of The Packet Inn near Penzance, shares his recipe for crab, saffron and tomato tart