Great British Beef Week In Exeter


In the same week as Exeter’s longstanding and renowned celebration of local produce, the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink (29 April and 1 May), Great British Beef Week kicked off on St George’s Day, 23 April, with a week-long celebration of British beef.


The city of Exeter is surrounded by the beautiful rolling hills of Devon and Westcountry producers who supply some of our fantastic independent restaurants with quality ingredients for their menus.


Why not try one for dinner one evening?


  1. Angela’s Restaurant


In the West quarter, Angela’s Restaurant is a small, independent restaurant with a big reputation for fine dining.  Offering a range of locally sourced produce and a refined menu which is constantly updated depending on seasonal and market availability.  Angela’s source Fresh Fish from Brixham, Mussels from Elberry Cove and Crab from Labrador Bay.  The restaurant’s Short Horn Beef Steaks, Lamb and Pork are from Tiverton.



  1. Thai Jasmine


On busy and bustling Fore Street, this indie restaurant offers a perfect mix of locally sourced food, in freshly cooked Thai Style.  For the best in local flavour, try the Weeping Tiger: a dish of grilled, specially marinated Devon Rose tender strip loin steak served in a hot pan with a spicy sauce and flambéed with whisky at the table. 


  1. The Conservatory 


This independent restaurant on North Street offers modern European style food in an elegant and relaxed atmosphere. The frequently updated menu includes Westcountry Fillet Steak and a Braised Blade of Beef with Celeriac Fondant, Hazelnut and Stilton Crust, Stout Gravy, served with Roasted Root Vegetables and Potatoes.  Delicious.


  1. Lloyd’s Kitchen


Nestled between Exeter Cathedral, Princesshay and the High Street, this modern restaurant only serves British Beef.  Owned and managed by Lloyd himself, the restaurant is modern and stylish, and the menu includes 21 day aged British beef steaks.


  1. Circa 1924


Billed as an independent seafood and steakhouse, as well as a ‘nightspot’, this restaurant offers an interesting menu, with a range of influences.  The restaurant’s beef comes from rare-breed cattle grass-fed on the hills of Devon only a few miles away, and as well as a variety of steaks including Chateaubriand, the starters include the Scandi sounding Cured Fillet Of Local Beef, with pickled red onion, crispy capers & Dijon mustard



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