The Pig & Pallet
10 Topsham Quay, The Strand, Topsham, Exeter, EX3 0JB
An unmissable destination for meat-lovers, The Pig & Pallet is the go-to spot for all things pulled, cured and barbecued. Whether your taste is for juicy chicken wings seasoned with Texan sweet chilli, or crispy fries loaded up with melting blue cheese sauce, this tantalising venue has something for you, and even for vegetarians and vegans too. The kitchen team passionately champions Devon produce, and everything from the delicious burgers to the refreshing craft beer is locally sourced. The chefs are all highly trained in butchery, curing, smoking and barbecuing meats, which allows for an incredible variety of delectable dishes. You might tuck into a Devon pastrami dog with mustard, sauerkraut and ketchup, or a juicy wild venison burger with bacon and chimichurri. While the menu is designed for indulgence, not every appetite is the same, so alongside delights like the 60oz on-the-bone Tomahawk steak sharing platter, many of the mains can be ordered in smaller portions. Similarly, the adaptable menu caters to different tastes, and vegetarian guests will find their every wish catered for. While meat-eaters tuck into the venison steak or the Devon Ruby Reuben – a local version of the New York classic – veggies might sample the delicious nachos with barbecue beans and Holy Cheesus sauce. Burger fans are in safe hands at The Pig & Pallet, with the likes of a belly pork, bacon and black pudding burger on offer. One visit is all it takes to see why The Pig & Pallet has become such an institution in Exeter.