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Articles by Matt Wright

Ditch the biccies. Green tea and dark choc is where it’s at

Seed and Bean chocolate of Northamptonshire has joined forces with Clipper Teas to highlight the delicious qualities and health-giving benefits of green tea and dark chocolate. They suggest you leave the biscuits in the tin. Instead, grab a few squares of dark chocolate and enjoy them with a cup of green tea for the perfect tea break. […]

Tuddenham Mill

Tuddenham Mill is a stylish three-AA Rosette restaurant and hotel in rural Suffolk. The food is excellent quality…

National Trust teams up with The School of Artisan Food

The National Trust has turned to The School of Artisan Food to help its top chefs develop innovative menus using locally sourced, seasonal and sustainable ingredients at its properties across the country. Ten top chefs from National Trust’s Food Innovation Group travelled to The School of Artisan Food on the Welbeck Estate, between Nottingham and […]

The Old Dog

The Old Dog in Thorpe near Ashbourne is full of rustic character but with a modern approach to food…

Gallipoli Café & Bistro

Gallipoli Café & Bistro on Upper Street has deservedly earned recognition as one of London’s most authentic Turkish eateries…

Varsity Restaurant

Varsity is Cambridge’s oldest restaurant, situated in a listed building on St Andrew’s Street in the heart of the city…

Make the perfect Melton Mowbray pork pie this Christmas

Stephen Hallam shows you how to make an excellent Melton Mowbray pork pie at home…

Monty’s Caribbean Kitchen

Monty’s Caribbean Kitchen in Barnstaple serves authentic, mouth-watering West Indies dishes. There is a definite sunshine vibe at Monty’s…


Homeboys of Nottingham was shortlisted in the Great Food Club Awards 2017/18 and cooks delicious Asian street food…

Pizza Pop

Pizza Pop in Brighton is a Neopolitan pizza restaurant that also serves draft prosecco. The decor is edgy Bohemian pop art meets Laurence Llewellyn Bowen…

March House Farm Shop

The star of March House Farm Shop near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire is its long and impressive butchery counter, which sells home-grown beef, lamb, pork and more…

Seasoned Cookery School

Seasoned Cookery School near Swadlincote in Derbyshire is a pleasant, spacious cookery school located in the former stables of historic Catton Hall…

Rutland pubs team up to beat foodie criminal

Rutland publicans have joined forces to put a brass-necked serial offender into police hands. The female con artist – who cannot be named – left a series of Great Food Club-recommended inns out of pocket by ordering three-course meals with wine, staying overnight – sometimes multiple times – and then ‘doing a runner’. She targeted […]

Everards launches ‘Tubby’ – a beer inspired by a Leicester legend

Everards has launched ‘Tubby’, a dark ale with rounded character, to celebrate a legendary – and portly – local policeman. Tubby is available this November 2017 in selected Everards pubs. It is described as a beer that has “inviting layers of blackberry and vanilla”. Tubby is inspired by Leicester PC 83 John William “Tubby” Stephens, […]

The Thatched Inn Ilfracombe

The Thatched Inn is a quaint and cosy 17th century pub that serves up locally sourced and honestly cooked food and drink…

Bus Stop

Bus Stop is a Caribbean restaurant that brings an authentic taste of Barbados to Brighton. Expect jerk chicken, macaroni pie, fried plantain and rum…

True Story

True Story in York is a cosy, family-run café specialising in vegetarian and vegan cooking. It’s an ideal place to meet with friends or to read in peace…

Lady Jayne’s Tearoom

Lady Jayne’s is a traditional tearoom in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, serving light breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas, sandwiches and home-made cakes…

Christopher James Deli

Christopher James Deli in Leicester is a tiny yet charming and characterful traditional deli that was shortlisted in the Great Food Club Awards 2017/18…

Results of the Great Food Club Awards 2017/18

The large but pleasurable task of judging the shortlisted businesses in the 2017/18 Great Food Club Awards is complete. Members of our editorial team have visited each business on the shortlist – from the Bristol Food Tour to Yorkshire Dama Cheese, from the Royal Oak in Evesham to Welbeck Farm Shop near Worksop. We are […]

Carmela’s Kitchen

Carmela’s Kitchen of Northampton offers authentic Italian cookery classes and a monthly supper club…

The Rose & Crown

The Rose & Crown in Warwick is a bustling, comfortable pub with rooms, serving good quality food and drink…

The Biltong Farm

A shop dedicated to South African fare in the middle of Grantham is a surprising find but what a little treasure trove it is…

“We want to be the people who changed Leicester’s taste buds”

Leicester’s new premium wine and Champagne bar, 45 St Martins, is the latest launch by the 45 Bar Group. We caught up with the team behind the launch to find out more… Who are you? We are the 45 Bar Group, an independent outfit that includes 45 West Bottle Shop & Bar and the newly opened […]

Q&A with Sangita Tryner of Delilah Fine Foods

Sangita Tryner is the founder and owner of award-winning deli Delilah, which has outlets in Nottingham and Leicester. Delilah is a food lover’s delight, offering outstanding produce – from charcuterie to biscuits, chocolate to olives, wine to artisan lemonade. Both outlets have excellent cafes, too. No wonder, then, that Delilah was named Deli of the […]

45 St Martins Vintners & Bar

45 St Martins Vintners & Bar specialises in fine wine and premium Champagne, bringing a unique range of drinks to the heart of Leicester…

#GFCAwards2017 shortlist revealed

Your votes – 1,400 of them – have been counted. Here’s the #GFCAwards2017 shortlist… Producer category Redhill Farm Free Range Pork, Gainsborough, Lincs Hambleton Bakery, Exton, Rutland Harker’s Farm Shop, Clipston on the Wolds, Notts Freshly Spiced, Nottingham Yorkshire Dama Cheese, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire Pub/restaurant/café category Hambleton Hall, Hambleton, Rutland The Royal Oak, Evesham, […]

Probably the finest chefs in Northamptonshire!

Some of Northamptonshire’s finest chefs have been battling it out to win two of the prestigious titles in this year’s Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards. The competition, now in its ninth year, is again aimed at celebrating all that is great about local produce and drink, recognising excellence within the county’s dining venues […]

45 St Martins Vintners & Bar to open in Leicester city centre

The 45 Bar Group is set to open a wine & Champagne bar in the middle of Leicester. Specialising in fine wines and premium Champagne, 45 St Martins – sister venue of the 45 West Bar & Bottle Shop on Leicester’s Hotel Street – will “bring a unique range of high quality drinks to the heart […]

Redhill Farm Shop in the Bail

Redhill Farm Shop in the Bail sells free-range meat farmed by Jane and Terry Tomlinson of Redhill Farm, which is situated 20 miles away near Gainsborough…

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