A few moons ago I was invited to the launch of Exeter’s newest hangout, South Street Standard. This is the younger sibling of Bristol’s Urban Standard & North Street Standard, and Cardiff’s Society Standard.
South Street Standard, with its clean, modern-industrial interior has a really cool vibe. Not too hipster and not at all stuffy, though a few well-teaselled beards, chunky knit jumpers and expertly quafered hair cuts will certainly find themselves happy – ale in hand, watching the world go by. Judging coffee choices and explaining why they’re ‘over’ Brewdog ever since they sold out.
This is a charming place to hangout with an inviting menu. It has the hallmarks of a regular haunt for those that give a damn about their food and drink.
Both of the existing ‘Standards’ seem to have their own identity, forged by their locations and micro-culture that inhabit them. So it will be great to see how this cool, not so little (set over three floors) business evolves over time.
Scroll down and check out a few snaps from the launch night. Then pop in and order a Double Standard, it’s ace.
Chris Gower, a wonderful bear of man and the brain and hands behind Dining Devon.
The lovely Lauren Heath, co editor of Dining Devon
BBQ pitmaster, great cook, photographer, videographer and all round nice guy, Marcus Bawdon.
Steve Heath – Blogger, chilli head and chef on a mission to discover great food
Hummus, dukka and the crispest of crisp bread – moorish.
Blogger, Food PR siren and a lady that knows great food – Natalie Brereton