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…

Why You Should Join Razz Magazine

Are you a creative person with a passion for writing? Then Razz Magazine is the society for you to join. As Exeter University’s only Arts & Lifestyle magazine, our articles cover theatre, music, literature, baking, travel, and fashion pieces. Whatever your interests are, we are bound to cater to them. We always want to hear…

Three Recipes for Surviving Freshers’ Week: Carbs, Desserts, and Quick.

Chicken Pesto Pasta My favourite go-to carb filled meal for an uncomplicated dinner. Ingredients: 80g green pesto 2tbs olive oil for frying 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 cloves of garlic 600ml chicken broth (may need to add more to cover pasta) 100g sundried tomatoes 200g fusilli pasta 1/4tsp salt 1/4tsp red pepper flakes 90g…

City Breaks: Edinburgh

In one of the most beautiful countries in the world, Edinburgh stands tall as a hub of creativity surrounded by Georgian and Gothic architecture. Never losing its charm, Edinburgh and its cobbled streets will always be a city I am happy to return to time and time again. It’s magical and no wonder JK Rowling…

Home Bake Box: Kanelbullar

Kanelbullar, perhaps more well known as traditional Swedish cinnamon buns, were my final bake box to test and review. Created after the First World War when ingredients like sugar, eggs, and butter were no longer as heavily restricted, the cinnamon rolls didn’t became popular for another 30 years, in the 1950s when expensive ingredients like…

Mango Mania: Recipes to try this summer

by Emily Stearn Mango Mojito Pancakes (Serves 4) To combat the traditional British summer rain we’re experiencing at the moment, I’ve got two summery and healthy recipes for you to try. Both include mangoes and limes, which are in season at the moment, are super adaptable, and are perfect for both rain and sun. The…

Review: ExeFest 2017

Last year, Tristan Gatward’s campaign for the position of VP Activities created a substantial buzz when he promised to organise Exeter’s first campus music festival. After much preparation, the University of Exeter’s inaugural music evening, suitably named ExeFest, certainly did not disappoint. ExeFest had a lot to compete with, taking place a week after Hijacked…