The tin can garden spring flower tutorial

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You can pretty-up your lockdown living space with simple spring flowers and foliage from the garden. We’re guessing you have a few tins in your recycling, which you can customise to make vases. You will need: Tin cans Sharp scissors Household twine Spare ribbon Optional extras Paint (we used blackboard paint) Paintbrush Masking tape STEP… Read more »

Story time: ‘The Snail and the Whale’

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Parents, we know these lockdown days can sometimes be long. Do you need a little tea break? We have story time for the kids, so pop the kettle on, and let them listen. Before we closed Princesshay in line with government advice, we were very excited about the arrival of ‘The Snail and the Whale’… Read more »

A fruity cocktail-making lesson from Lloyd’s Lounge

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Whether you’re staying in with your housemates, or still trying to get that Friday night feeling even though you’ve been in the house all week, this simple-to-make cocktail will be a winner. On Lloyd’s Lounge’s spring cocktail menu, is this soft pink-colour, frothy gem. The restaurant’s founder, Lloyd Gardner, shares the recipe. The Raspberry Fizz… Read more »

Get your free kids’ Exeter doodle colouring sheet

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Just add colour! From Exeter Cathedral to coastal life in Devon, our doodle colouring sheet has been created especially for you by illustrator Scott Molumby. Simply print off this A4 pdf and spark kids’ imaginations as they colour in Exeter’s landmarks in technicolour.

Lucy Loves….working from home (kind of)

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Work from home – if someone said this to you a few months back you’d probably of thought, Jackpot. Get up later, no commute, no uniform, bottomless snacks, living the dream.  With everything that’s happening in the world right now we’ve all had to make serious changes to our everyday life, which means breaking your… Read more »

Lucy Loves… spring menswear

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I think menswear fashion blogs have as much to offer as women’s style blogs do. So, this one is for the guys! In this post, I’m sharing inexpensive shirts and shoes that will work seamlessly with your existing wardrobe this season. Who says you need to spend a lot of money to look good? Shirts… Read more »

Lucy Loves Exeter Living Awards

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Lucy  Loves… The Exeter Living Awards 2020 On 12th March we had the pleasure of attending the Exeter Living Awards to celebrate the best of Exeter. (If you didn’t know, Princesshay sponsors the category for best retailer). First things first, the dress code was “uber-glam”, which means we needed expert help. A huge thanks to… Read more »

Easter gifts for your loved ones

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1. A bargain at just £2, pick up Flying Tiger’s Easter canvas tote. 2. These adorable mallow-topped biscuits are a tasty pick-me-up from Costa Coffee. 3. Dress your little girl in this Blue Zoo Easter jersey dress; it’s only £8 from Debenhams. 4. This Golden Egg gift set, £33 from LUSH, is wrapped in a shiny… Read more »

Men’s new arrivals at Reiss

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Whether you’re a smart suit kind of man, or blazer and slim-fit trouser guy then Reiss’s new spring collection will suit you down to the ground. Workwear and capsule wardrobe pieces are what the brand is renowned for. In store, you’ll find tailoring in spring tones as well as bold shirt prints for the more… Read more »

AllSaints rocks new season fashion

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AllSaints has done it again: launched a new season SS20 collection that’s effortlessly cool, rocky and edgy. Chunky boots are paired with feminine silky dresses, nipped in at the waist with statement studded leather belts. Everything in the ‘New New York’ collection is so hip it hurts – it might be time to invest in… Read more »

You’re invited to Princesshay’s spring event, 3rd-4th April, focussed on wellbeing

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Following the latest Government advice on COVID-19, we will be no longer be running our planned Spring Refresh events on Friday 3rd or Saturday 4th April.  We recognise that this is disappointing, but we hope you understand that the safety of our employees, customers and visitors remains our first priority. Where possible, we will be looking to… Read more »

Let’s hear from Lucy Loves, our resident Princesshay blogger

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Lucy is Princesshay’s Administrator and a whizz on Excel. When she’s not geeking out with spreadsheets she’s shopping! We’re talking daily… the perils of working in a shopping centre! There are few people better placed to highlight some top picks each month from Princesshay brands. Enjoy! Winter is nearly over (yay!) and this means I am dedicating my first blog… Read more »

Valentine’s dining at Princesshay, Exeter

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Wine and dine someone special, and Cupid’s arrow is set to strike! Book a romantic meal at one of our restaurants for Friday 14th February and set the mood for love… Coal Grill & Bar If you want to impress her this Valentine’s, pass her the cocktail menu (yes please, to a Pornstar Martini) and order… Read more »

What’s on the menu for Veganuary?

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For vegans, eating out at Princesshay’s restaurants is an adventure for the taste buds. Take a look at these dishes to try… Carluccio’s Don’t miss Carluccio’s fantastic January offer, with mains for just £1. From 2nd January – 11th February, guests ordering a full-price main dish will get another for just £1. Of course, this… Read more »

Shop the January sales

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Get great deals in the January sales at Princesshay, Exeter and take advantage of our restaurants’ special offers January foodie deals The January sale is back and better than ever at YO! Enjoy 1/3 off all coloured plates and your favourite dishes. Book now Carluccio’s main for £1 deal Until 11th February at Carluccio’s buy… Read more »

6 gift ideas for foodies

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Need some gift-buying inspiration? We’ve picked out 6 products that would make great presents for cooks and discerning food & drink lovers!   1. Iko Scalloped Cocktail Shaker – Oliver Bonas £24 For a gift with a touch of colourful class during the upcoming festive party season, this cocktail shaker from Oliver Bonas is a… Read more »

Dining out for students

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Need some good grub after a big night out, or perhaps you need to refuel after a day of lectures? Head to one of these eateries at Princesshay, full to the rafters of great food and even better deals BYRON Student discount – Enjoy 30% discount with the UNiDAYS app. Go for – The Classic… Read more »

The icing on the cake at Princesshay

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In need of a sugar boost to energise you mid-shop? We’ve rounded up our favourite places to grab a slice of something sweet… Breakfast treats at Carluccio’s Deli For the ultimate mid-morning snack, drop by Carluccio’s Deli and take your pick from the delicious range of pastries including sweet almond croissants, pain aux raisins and… Read more »

The big brunch guide

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Princesshay is full of fabulous brunch options! You’ll never be stuck for a place to visit on a Saturday morning… From pancakes and burritos, to smoothies and homemade recipes…  CAFÉ ROUGE Café Rouge has some great ‘is-this-breakfast-or-is-this-lunch?’ options on the Brunch Menu for lazy weekends. Our favourite is the Potato Hash, topped with your choice… Read more »

Dining from dawn ’til dusk

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From bubbly brunches to late night feasts, dine from dawn ’til dusk at your favourite Princesshay restaurants and cafés Read on for our top picks… 8am: Get your coffee fix Enjoy a freshly brewed hot coffee and buttery croissant to go from Carluccio’s Deli to set you up for your day. If you have time… Read more »

Spotlight on: Café Rouge

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Afternoon teas, bistro food and kids’ menus make a meal at Café Rouge one to remember Did you know Café Rouge’s Seasonal Set Menu features amazing new dishes made using seasonal ingredients? Enjoy two courses from just £11.95! Café Rouge is known for croques and classic moules, through to 35-day aged steaks, plus decadent desserts…. Read more »

Let’s lunch!

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At Princesshay, a tasty lunch needn’t break the bank. These delicious options from the menus at our restaurants each cost £10 or less, and are available every day of the week! Is it 1pm yet?  Prepare to feel hungry…  Carluccio’s Grabbing lunch with a friend? Pay Carluccio’s a visit where you can share the Grandioso… Read more »

Nando’s delivery has arrived

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Your dreams have come true! You can now have all your favourite Nando’s dishes delivered straight to your door…  Nando’s at Princesshay now delivers! Whether you’re stuck in revising and need some tasty sustenance, or simply fancy a Saturday night feast for all the family without leaving the house, this is the answer!  Delivery costs… Read more »

The best sun traps to enjoy al fresco dining at Princesshay

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Carluccio’s Carluccio’s Chicken Milanese and Artichoke Tortelloni somehow taste even better when eaten outside en plein air on a mild day. Accompany your chosen dish with the Seasonal Spritz: Italian Disaronno Amaretto, orange juice and prosecco. Finish with that all-time favourite, an Affogato (vanilla ice cream and espresso). Capturing the spirit of al fresco dining… Read more »

Spotlight on Chandos Deli at Princesshay

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Local products rule Expect to find local products on sale at Chandos Deli. There’s Exeter’s premium roastery, EXE Coffee Roasters, that sells its Neighbourhood blend here. Exeter Gin and Granny Garbutt’s Gin, made in small batches, are in stock and make great gifts. Plus, the Pennsylvania honey comes from a stone’s throw away in a… Read more »

Spotlight on the Apple Store

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A favourite hangout, the Apple Store has new tech and events to enjoy Join in-store events Fun learning is what the Apple Store’s all about. Sign up to its in-store events such as How To: Edit Video on Mac; Photo Walks: Portraits and People, and Music Lab. For children aged six to 12, they can… Read more »

Spotlight on Oliver Bonas

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We can’t get enough of the new Oliver Bonas store in Princesshay. From fashion to homeware, it’s packed with covetable treats, with something to appeal to every taste… Innovative design and appealing colour palettes are at the heart of Oliver Bonas’ products. Whether it’s a statement necklace in pastel hues or a bright and beautiful… Read more »

Little ones will love dining out at Princesshay

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Head to one of these welcoming restaurants for scrummy food options that’ll satisfy hungry tums…     Coal Grill & Bar   With a menu that’s packed full of kids’ favourites including pizza, sausages and chicken lollipops, young ‘uns are given plenty of choice at Coal. A starter, main course and a drink is only… Read more »

Spotlight On: Wagamama

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From hearty bowls of hot broth to squid with a chilli kick, let’s talk about Wagamama…     From bowl to soul, Wagamama’s Japanese inspired cuisine and casual dining style have been delighting families, students and solo diners noon and night at Princesshay. Inspired by fast-paced Japanese ramen bars, Wagamama has brought a unique way… Read more »

Spotlight on: Coal Grill & Bar

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From starting the day with a hearty breakfast to starting the night with a cocktail or two, Coal Grill & Bar is a venue you’ll love         We think Coal is a great all-rounder – perfect for visiting at any time of the day. The breakfast menu is packed full of delicious offerings such… Read more »

Grab and go at Chandos Deli

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Whether you’re preparing a picnic, want a bite for breakfast or something tasty to tuck into at lunchtime, you need to head to Chandos Deli…     When you step inside Chandos Deli at Princesshay, you’ll be met with a huge counter packed with delicious options and friendly staff ready to help you choose what… Read more »

Vegan dishes you’ll want to try at Princesshay

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You’ll find tasty options galore at our restaurants and cafés…   1. Wagamama   Choose from six mains, four sides, two desserts and even certified-vegan wine and beer. The yasai itame is delicious – a big bowl of rice noodles, tofu, stir-fried beansprouts, onions, bok choi, peppers, mushrooms, chilli, coriander and fresh lime in a… Read more »

Spotlight on: Carluccio’s

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You can’t beat fresh Italian food, and a meal at Carluccio’s always hits the spot…     Carluccio’s is all about the joys of real Italian dining – simple food cooked with passion and shared with those who matter to you.   We think it’s perfect for visiting at any time of day – whether you fancy… Read more »

Eat out in Exeter on a student budget

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Students can dine for £8 or less at these Princesshay restaurants Student life is all about good times on a tight budget. If eating out is an essential part of your social life, head to Princesshay for some of the best foodie deals in Exeter. From super student discounts to fairly priced menus where everyone… Read more »

Spotlight on: Giraffe

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Taste a whole new world with Giraffe’s eclectic mix of cuisines…     Giraffe’s dishes and street food favourites are bursting with full-on flavours and aromatic spices handpicked from across the world. Try tea like they take it in Morocco or Kati Rolls with cumin-roasted cauliflower and chickpeas – a street food staple from Kolkata…. Read more »