Established in 2012, urbanburger was Exeter’s original burger restaurant. Owned and run by husband and wife team, Garth and Melissa Pearse, they are passionate about food and use only the best locally sourced ingredients from suppliers based within a 40 mile radius of Exeter, keeping their carbon footprint to a minimum. Everything is freshly prepared daily and all dishes are cooked to order.
Meet the Master Butcher
Greendale Farm on the Sidmouth road is our preferred meat supplier. Their master butchers prepare all the meat on-site at their farm shop. They take traceability of their meat very seriously. It is so important everyone is thinking about this. There are so many places around that can’t answer honestly, but farm shops around the country are only too happy to talk about their provenance.
All their main meats (beef, pork and lamb) come from their own farm land. It is specially selected for by their experienced farmers. They only use our local abattoir at Ottery St. Mary, just a very short distance from their land. This help to prevent the animals from getting stressed, which in turn leads to a better product. The beef is the product they give the most hanging time – 21 days before cutting and preparing – and this three-week dry ageing period ensures an extra tasty and tender product.
Meet the Master Baker
Hallett’s the Bakers in Paignton is our preferred bun supplier. Established in 1993 by husband and wife team, Mel and Helen, they have always been committed to using only the best quality locally grown wheat. Their sons, Christopher and Simon now own and manage this superb bakery, delivering freshly baked bread products every day to businesses all over Devon.
Meet the Master Greengrocer
Richard’s Greengrocer in Topsham is our preferred vegetable, fruit and flower supplier. Owned and managed by husband and wife team, Richard and Janet Tucker, they sell only the pick of the crop.
In the late 1890s, Richard Tucker’s great-grandmother used to come to Topsham to sell produce from the farm such as dairy product, eggs, and seasonal vegetables. Richard’s father kept a market garden and delivered vegetables, dairy produce and eggs to customers in Topsham from his van. Richard’s mother made clotted cream on the old Rayburn cooker, and this too was sold in Topsham.
From these humble beginnings, Richard’s business began. Richard took over the van deliveries when he was just 17 and has been involved in supplying Topsham with vegetables, fruit and flowers ever since. Today Richard and Janet Tucker have been on the Topsham Fore Street for over 25 years, and at their present shop location for the past 15 years, providing the community with the best selection of flowers, fruit and vegetables.