The Exeter Christmas Market on Cathedral Green

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially if you have had a chance to stop by the Exeter Christmas Market on the Cathedral Green this month. if you do decide to drop by, come with an appetite because there’s a variety of food, sweets and more to indulge in. When you first enter…

Preview: The Festive Fore Street Flea Market

One of my favourite things about studying in Exeter is that there is a real sense of local pride in the city itself. From farmers markets to craft fairs; the locals of Exeter are conscious that the community needs to come together to support and nurture local produce and talent, including students and non-students. Indie Exeter…

Winter Recipes: Spiced Apple Cake and Gingerbread

Nothing says Christmas quite like the smells of ginger and cinnamon wafting through your house! This moist apple cake and gingerbread recipe will make the most perfect winter treats! Spiced Apple Cake   Vegetarian Serves: 12, baking time: 1 hour Ingredients 300g plain white flour 1 level teaspoon of baking soda 1 ½ teaspoons of…

Razz’s Favourite Winter Recipes

Some favourite go-to meals for those cold, rainy, winter evenings. Winter veg curry Serve vegetarian, or add a meat of your choice. Serves: 4, cooking time: 1 hour Ingredients Olive oil 2 onions, chopped 2 sticks of celery, chopped Thumb-sized piece of ginger, chopped 2 teaspoons of cumin 1 heaped teaspoon of curry powder 1/2…

Review: Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay opened its doors in Exeter only last year, and is situated in the new Guildhall development alongside Comptoir Libanais, KuPP, and Gourmet Burger Kitchen. The Caribbean restaurant and bar joins the fourteen other Turtle Bays across the UK and is a much-needed addition to Exeter’s rapidly expanding restaurant scene. From the outside, Turtle…

Restaurant Review: KuPP

This Scandinavian concept restaurant came like a breath of fresh air to Exeter. Filled with bright colours and groovy patterns, it’s a pleasure to be there as soon as you step in. Inspired by the food and culture of Stockholm, KuPP aims to bring Scandinavian food and ingredients to the UK, while having a bit…

Restaurant Review: Comptoir Libanais

As you walk into Comptoir Libanais one word springs to mind: extra. Like that one flatmate who desperately wants to tell you about their ‘crazy’ night at Unit 1, Comptoir Libanais is practically screaming for your attention. The wildly patterned décor is coloured in an array of greens, blues and reds, while hanging from the…

Restaurant Review: Absurd Bird

Absurd Bird, as the name suggests, is a restaurant that celebrates all things chicken. It was set up three years ago to create a brand which married the bohemian utopia of style, edge, taste, art, and design. Now with four restaurants in the UK, Absurd Bird merges the comfort food of the American south with…

Review: The Cauldron Inn

Exeter’s newest themed bar hasn’t had the most magical of starts. A disappointing 26% of TripAdvisor users marked the Cauldron Inn as “Terrible”, and a further 20% a half-hearted “Average”. Is the Cauldron Inn really just a few sickles short of a galleon? I headed down to 15 Gandy Street to find out. Stepping into…

Travel Diary: Summer in Skiathos

With autumn underway, a hot weathered, blue-skied escape is most needed, especially when met with consecutive days of cloud and a forecast that tease the possibility of showers. Having reached this time of year, I feel a longing to return to the Greek island of Skiathos, which I visited for the first time this summer….

Autumn Treats!

With the disappearance of sunshine for probably the entirety of the next nine months, it’s understandable how one could be down when facing the realisation that summer has come to an end. Whilst there were but a few, the joyous sunny days spent with an ice cream in each hand are but a mere memory….

Restaurant Review: Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Earlier this month, Razz were invited to experience Gourmet Burger Kitchen’s Exeter branch. GBK was established in 2001 when three friends from New Zealand, including chef Peter Gordon, brought the concept of posh burgers to a restaurant in Battersea. Sixteen years later, the chain now boasts 80 restaurants across the UK, opening one here in…