Food, fun and, of course, beer

Last Saturday’s Oktoberfest was a fun event – our Bavarian photo booth proved really popular, and the food and, of course, the German beer went down a treat.

Here is what we served:


Bavarian sharing platter of cold meats and smoked cheese
Obazda (a creamy cheese dish)
served with Pretzels


Bavarian Pork Roast in Beer Gravy
Pot Roast Beef in Red Wine Gravy
Bavarian Creamy Mushrooms (v)
served with braised red cabbage, Sauerkraut and mixed veg
Spätzle (Bavarian noodles), roast potatoes


Bavarian Cream
Lebkuchenherzen (ginger bread hearts)
Apple Tart
Caramalised Almonds

For those who asked for the Creamy Mushrooms recipe, you can download it here.

Hallowe’en is coming…

Hallowe’en is coming…. Hitch a ride with us from Minehead…. into the deepest Exmoor, where mists rise from the valleys and ghosts linger behind trees. Bring a torch, and at the end of the path a totally gruesome dinner awaits you… but there might be other guests…. you will hear them… you will feel them… can you see them?

Will you be brave enough?

Book now: Totally Gruesome Hallowe’en Dinner

..Ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night…

Join us for a truly gruesome Hallowe’en experience, served up a with a delicious 3-course-dinner in one of Exmoor’s most picturesque settings. If we told you the name of the chef, you would know where we’re going, so you will just have to trust us with this one.

We meet you in Minehead in the reception area of the Beach Hotel at 6.30pm for a 7pm departure.
The menu will be posted shortly!

Looking forward to seeing you there!
If you have any queries, please contact us directly at or call Elke on 07881 504863.

Fancy making a weekend of it? All our Secret Location Dining guests enjoy a 10% discount at The Beach Hotel in Minehead. Call them on 01643 704765 to make a reservation.

Book now: Octoberfest on 7 October

German food and beer are the stars of this Secret Location Dining event!  Aptly named “Oktoberfest”, it features a delicious three-course-meal and, of course, German beer to go with it.  We might even dig out some Dirndls (not so sure about Lederhosen, though…) and might play some proper Bavarian music in the background!

As usual, we meet you in Minehead at the Railway Station at 6.30pm for a 7pm departure.
The menu will be posted shortly.

Looking forward to seeing you there!
If you have any queries, please contact us directly at or call Elke on 07881 504863.

Fancy making a weekend of it? The Beach Hotel in Minehead is offering our guests a 10% discount on their room rate.  Give them a call on 01643 704765 to make your reservation.

Summer dreaming on Exmoor…. Mediterranean style

Join us for our second Secret Location Dining event on 30 June 2017 for an evening of good food, a stunning location and a bit of a mystery where we are going to take you!

If you are dreaming of a sunny holiday in the Mediterranean, of eating delicious, freshly prepared food in a Taverna with a glass of wine while watching the sun go down over the sea – then this is the event for you.  Our South African Chef Sam and his team will serve up a delicious Mediterranean buffet to remind you of hot evenings in Spain or Greece. Hopefully the Exmoor weather will do the rest!

And here is the new menu:

Starter (Sharing Platter)
A selection of charcuterie from Somerset Charcuterie
Served with –
Cheese Stuffed mini peppers
Grilled Haloumi

Mains (Buffet)
Smokey Albondigas with tomato salsa
Yoghurt marinated chicken skewers cooked on the BBQ
Lebanese style lamb kebabs
Stuffed sweet peppers (v)
Patatas bravas (v)
Tabbouleh (v)
Greek Salad (v)
Vegetable couscous with harissa dressing (v)

Honey pistachio tart with yogurt.

Your Ticket includes:

  • Transport to and from the venue*
    (pick-up from West Somerset Railway Station in Minehead at 7pm)
  • A “Travel Bag” with a 20cl bottle of Prosecco and a few other goodies to enjoy on your scenic journey to the venue
  • A choice of Pimms or Raspberry Prosecco Cocktail on arrival
  • Home-made Lemonade
  • Half a bottle of wine
  • The full menu (see above – and possibly even more!)

* Weather permitting, we are going to dine outside. However, should it be too cold, or too windy, or too wet, we will retreat indoors – and enjoy the stunning Exmoor scenery through big windows.


Secret Location Dining has launched!

On Saturday, 11 March 2017, Secret Location Dining finally launched.  Our guests were asked to meet us in the car park at the West Somerset Railway station in Minehead at 7pm.  As dusk settled, a group of youngsters on BMX bikes and scooters began to circle around us, clearly making our guests wonder whether meeting a group of strangers in a dark car park was such a brilliant idea after all!  However, it soon became clear that the youngsters were part of the programme when one of them finally unrolled a “Follow Me” banner, leading our group to the Minehead Eye, a skate and activity park on the edge of car park.

Not a single guest had expected the Minehead Eye to be the venue – which had a breath a sigh of relief!  During a night of making new friends and eating fantastic American Diner style food, we were also treated to two performances: Jasmine, the Minehead Eye’s aerial acrobatics instructor, took to the air on ribbons, and the youngsters performed stunts with the scooters, bikes and skateboards on the ramps.

We could not have wished for a better launch of our new culinary adventure! Below are some photos to give you an idea of the night’s set-up.



Menu for our Secret Location Dining event on 11 March 2017

Here is the menu for our first ever #SecretLocationDining event on 11 March:

Sweetcorn Chowder with a toasted corn Guacamole
Barbecued Buffalo chicken wings with ranch dressing
Sizzling BBQ Tiger Prawns

Chicago Style Pork ribs with barbecue sauce and slaw
Sliders with double cooked fries
(V)Quinoa Burger with Caramelised Onions, Gruyere cheese,slaw, double cooked fries

Duo of New York cheesecake,Devils food chocolate cake and a summer fruit milkshake

(All mains will be cooked on the barbecue for that true American grill flavour)

You can book your place here: