SALES NEWS: Top local restaurants boost housing market – official
“A good restaurant typically denotes a good area, and when one restaurant succeeds others follow suit. People want to live nearby as a result, so the housing market lifts, too.”
That’s the analysis of Elizabeth Carter, editor of the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2015. If she is correct, Exeter and east Devon are likely to be in for a tasty future.
In February Jamie Oliver is opening one of his signature ‘Jamie’s Italian’ restaurants in central Exeter’s Princesshay.
Next year should also see work commence on the latest enterprise by local celebrity chef Michael Caines – a 60-seat restaurant and 21-room boutique hotel at Lympstone in east Devon, which he says he wants to turn into ‘the jewel in the county’s culinary crown.”