Chambers Bistro, Minehead: Open for Bookings!

 

 

Head Chef Steven Hadley welcomes you to Chambers in Minehead.

Steven’s first taste of kitchen life was when he was given the job as a kitchen assistant at the Northfield Hotel in Minehead at the age of 15, where he worked and gained experience, happily for a number of years.

In 2009 Steven embarked on a two year Hospitality Diploma Course as the first year group at the brand new resources unit at West Somerset College. On leaving with a Triple Distinction he was awarded a place at the University of West London (UWL) being classically trained in Fine Dining and Management.

During his time at University, Steven was able to work with many great Chefs such as Heston Blumenthal and assisting the Roux Brothers during a heat of the Roux Scholarship.

Valuable experience was gained working at The Ritz Hotel, The Savoy Hotel and the Castle Hotel in Taunton, as well as cooking for the Queen at one of her Golden Jubilee celebrations, and Prime Minister David Cameron at the Curry Awards.

On leaving University, his first job was at Lower Slaughter Manor in the Cotswolds, before returning to Minehead and assisting with setting up of the Fine Dining restaurant at the Beach Hotel.

At the Age of 25, Steven has now owned his first restaurant ‘Chambers’ for two years.

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The Exmoor Food Fest Deal is available for dinners on every Friday and Saturday evening. Groups can be accommodated on other evenings  as by arrangement.

2 courses for £15 or 3 for £17.50 every Friday and Saturday.

6 The Avenue
Minehead
Somerset TA24 5UQ

Tel. 01643 704225

Facebook: /chambersminehead

 

Zest, South Molton: Open for bookings!

 

Zest is a modern, Mediterranean inspired restaurant in the heart of South Molton, open every day and six evenings a week (closed Sunday evening).  Expect delicious food and drink in contemporary and cosy surroundings.  Hungry?  We’ve got it covered!  Drop in throughout the day for a spot of breakfast, homemade cake or a delicious sandwich, or choose something from our specials board which is available all day and evening.  Our evening menu and regularly changing specials include Mediterranean inspired dishes, perfect pizza cooked in our traditional pizza oven, tapas and tapas platters to share as well as some traditional favourites.  Thirsty?  Take a seat in the window and admire our great view of the square with one of our delicious coffees or perch at our beautiful bar with a carefully selected wine, beer or a delicious cocktail.  You will be looked after by our friendly, helpful and professional team.

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Exmoor Food Fest Voucher holders must book in advance (Please!)  And if possible, tell us which menu they would like, although not essential.

2 courses for £10 #1:
Pizza & Pudding
Margherita, Bosca or Tonno pizza
Raspberry cheesecake brownie, lemon crunch, creme brulee, ice cream with amaretti biscuits or sorbet
Any lunch Mon-Sat
Any evening Mon-Sat

2 courses for £10 #2:
Pasta & Pudding
Pasta special from our specials board
Raspberry cheesecake brownie, lemon crunch, creme brulee, ice cream with amaretti biscuits or sorbet
Any lunch Mon-Sat
Any evening Mon-Sat

2 courses for £10 #3:
Soup & Salad  (our soups are always vegetarian and almost always gluten free)
Soup and a main course salad from our specials board
Or
Salad & Sweet
A main course salad from our specials board and raspberry cheesecake brownie, lemon crunch, creme brulee, ice cream with amaretti biscuits or sorbet
Any lunch Mon-Sat

2 courses for £15.00:

Tapas Taster
Beer drinkers platter or Wine drinkers platter per person
Raspberry cheesecake brownie, lemon crunch, Creme brulee, Ice cream with amaretti biscuits or sorbet
Any evening

3 courses for £15:
Olives & garlic bread
Choice of
Meatballs & chips
Aubergine guvec & homemade bread
Any pizza
Pasta special
Any salad special
Raspberry cheesecake brownie, lemon crunch, creme brulee, ice cream with amaretti biscuits or sorbet
Any evening Mon-Sat

 

Calling all restaurants, pubs & tearooms: Register for the 2018 Exmoor Food Fest

The 2018 Exmoor Food Fest is going to be even bigger and better than our previous festivals. Once again, we will be celebrating the best that our region has to offer all through February.

We are now calling all food related businesses – restaurants, pubs, tea rooms – to sign up to be part of the 2018 Exmoor Food Fest and offer amazing Exmoor Food Fest deals* to their customers.

 

We are also looking for local producers who would like to take part in our “Taste Exmoor at The Beach Hotel” event in Minehead on 3 and 4 February 2018.  It is going to be a fun weekend with cook-offs, bake-offs, presentations and workshops, and of course a food & drink fair. You can sign up here.

Do you have any further questions? Then please don’t hesitate to ask. Just send us an email, and we’ll get back to you asap.

(*) We will explain this all in great detail when you sign up!

 

Dunster Food Fair is this weekend!

We are getting ready for this weekend’s Dunster Food Fair at the Tithe Barn!

There’ll be plenty of local produce and delicious food, both inside the Tithe Barn and in the car park.

You are welcome to drop off passengers, but please note that there will be NO PARKING at the Tithe Barn, and you will not be able to access the barn via the gardens.

Here is the address:
Dunster Tithe Barn, Priory Green, Dunster, Minehead TA24 6RY

Trading hours are:
Saturday     11 – 5
Sunday        11 – 4

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Podcast: An Interview with Chef Andrew Dixon

Chef and Patron Andrew Dixon talks to Tiverton Community Radio about his journey so far and why a Newcastle lad fell in love with Exmoor. He talks sustainable fishing and the Porlock Oyster Project producing GRADE A right on the sea bed which his restaurant with rooms overlooks out onto. Exmoor doesn’t get better than this. Andrew was also caught teaching some Petroc students  in Tiverton the art of shucking oysters. It’s all good stuff! 

Enjoy the Exmoor Food Fest at Fausto’s in Minehead

We would like to offer the Exmoor Food Fest deal every lunchtime Monday – Saturday and evenings Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday excluding Valentine’s Day. 

We pride ourselves in offering authentic Italian cuisine combining Italian and local produce for the ultimate dining experience. We are a relaxed family run restaurant and welcome large and small parties. We aim to bring a small part of Italy to exmoor so come and join us by our open fire with a glass of wine and a heart bowl of pasta to keep you warm. 

Menu as follows: 

Starters: garlic mushrooms, tomato and mozzarella and game terrine. 

Mains: any pizza or pasta dish of your choice. 

Dessert: any dessert from our menu excluding the cheeeseboard. 

Fausto’s
4 Holloway St, Minehead TA24 5NP

Phone:             01643 706372
Website:          www.faustos.co.uk
Email:              mail@faustos.co.uk
Instagram:     faustosrestaurant 

The Bridge House in Bampton joins the Exmoor Food Fest

Bridge House in the historic town of Bampton has been a hostelry since the 1920s.
Nigel & Caroline Lamacraft took over Bridge House in 2013 having run the popular and busy “Avocet Café” in Topsham for 9 years. After an extensive refurbishment we re-opened Bridge House serving our “proper good food” all freshly prepared by chef owner Nigel in a relaxed atmosphere with Caroline welcoming you front of house.
We serve classic British dishes utilising the fantastic range of seasonal, quality ingredients this area has to offer. We make all our own bread, cakes, puddings, chutneys and preserves and enjoy foraging in the local countryside.
We are open for lunch and supper on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays with our frequently changing seasonal menu. At the weekend we open at 10am, so come and relax and read the newspapers with coffee & cake or brunch – lunch served from 12 or book for our popular Sunday roast lunch.
We serve a range of local bottled beers, ciders and a good choice of wines to accompany your food.
We have been closed for a few weeks in January/ February to carry out the next stage of our refurbishment, working on two en-suite letting rooms and will re-open on 16th February.
The Exmoor Food Fest deal is available
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday lunchtimes
Monday, Thursday and Friday evenings
For the first two weeks in March we will offering 2 courses for £10 and 3 courses for £15  to celebrate our 3rd birthday !

The Bridge House
Bampton EX16 9NF

Tel.                         01398 332138
Website:              www.thebridgehouse-bampton.co.uk
Twitter:                @bridgehouse24
Facebook:           /bridgehousebampton

Lynmouth Bay Cafe joins the Exmoor Food Fest

It was almost a year ago that two good friends arrived in Lynmouth to take over the Lynmouth Bay Café. Although our backgrounds were very different we’d both decided that it was time for a complete change in our lives and a tearoom seemed a good idea.

We first saw it on a very grey, wet and cold day in January last year and since then we have always said that Lynmouth chose us – we loved it! The first year has been a steep learning curve for both of us but we’re still here and still good friends!

After a well needed break in January we have a mini refurbishment underway and now excited to be re-opening on Saturday 11th February and supporting the Exmoor Food Festival.

Here at the Lynmouth Bay Café we make our own cakes, scones, soups and savouries and where we can’t we use local suppliers.

As part of the Exmoor Food Festival we will be offering our range of Cream Teas, including our popular Exmoor Cream Tea, with 10% discount from 11th February to 22nd February. (Excluding Monday 20th when we will be closed)

We look forward to meeting you. 

Tel. 01598 753 337
Facebook:  /LynmouthBayCafe