Thursday, January 28, 2010

Postcard from Exeter

I am assured that, on a sunny day, Cathedral Green in Exeter is full of people sitting, eating, walking, talking, and generally enjoying themselves.  Here's what it's like on a grey and cold day.  What a lovely bit of evening sun that's just caught the windows of the medieval-looking building in the far corner of the square though.  Shame the sun didn't show its face earlier.

The people of Exeter were still sitting, eating and talking though; they just did it indoors.  For example, Michael Caines' restaurant (not "my name is" Michael Caine's) in the Royal Clarence Hotel behind the lamppost here was enticing people in with "The Best Sandwich in the World".  They have an award from a competition held in Paris to back up this astounding claim.  Vegetarians: look away now - the world-beating filling is Devonshire beef.

It does sound good but, unwilling to part with £10 when I was only looking for an afternoon snack, I tried a different Devon speciality: scones.  It may not have been the best scone in the world, but I can confirm that the eating opportunities around Cathedral Green do not disappoint!


altguy3 said...

I would have bought the sandwich for £10 (it does look rather good)... bought the sandwich and then had scones too!

Thanks for putting up a new entry; look forward to the drizzle picture...

Your "benevolent stalker"


Lexi said...

Doesn't that look nice?

What were you doing in Exeter?

Timberati said...

Nice post, K.

Roughly $20 for a sandwich? They'd better shine one's shoes while it's being made, hadn't they?

postcardsfromk said...

Hello Guy, your greed would be forgiven if you had interesting news to celebrate... I won't be troubling the world with the photo of drizzle though.

Hello Lexi, Exeter is a pretty place. I was on my way between the writers' retreat, as blogged about in November 2008, to Topsham, as blogged about in November 2009, having a work related detour. The retreat was just as good as last time; the Topsham sunset less so. It is true that I've been a frequent visitor to the South West recently!

Hello Norm, not sure the exchange rate is so unfavourable to you these days. It's a pricey sandwich though I'd have to agree. Perhaps it's so big you don't have to eat again that day?

thanks for visiting, everyone