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Articles by Matt Wright

The Factory Kitchen

Ilkeston’s The Factory Kitchen is a contemporary cafe/restaurant serving dishes cooked up by a Michelin-trained chef…

Bowler’s Brewery

An independent craft brewery set up by two friends and based in The Deepings on the Lincolnshire/Cambridgeshire border…

Secret Supper Club Quorn

Looking for restaurant-quality meals that can be delivered to your door? We’d like to let you in on a little secret…

Fourwards at Ashfields

Fourwards at Ashfields in Earl Shilton was a finalist in the GFC Awards. And its co-owner was a semi-finalist MasterChef The Professionals…

The Loaf

The Loaf in Crich is a popular village bakery offering freshly-baked loaves, cobs, pastries and cakes. Its cafe is open six days a week…

Aldwinckles Coffee House

Aldwinkles is a pretty and secluded coffee house in Market Harborough serving brunches, lunches, cakes and more…

JB Kitchen Thurcaston

JB Kitchen in Thurcaston, Leicestershire, cooks and delivers restaurant-quality food to your door. The menus are unique and exciting…

Uncle Henry’s Farm Shop

This family-run farm shop, butchery and cafe near Gainsborough in Lincolnshire offers home-reared pork and other seasonal produce…

Samosa Wallah

Fancy sampling some of the best samosas you’ve ever eaten? Handmade in Melton Mowbray, deliveries are made both locally and nationwide…

The Palmichael

Authentic, family-run Italian restaurant serving delicious classic dishes, with an upstairs bar and dining area for drinks and cocktails…

Blend Coffee Shop

Blend is an independent coffee shop in Nottingham’s Sneinton Market run by the team behind Stewarts of Trent Bridge coffee roasters…

Barlows of Belvoir

For jams, preserves, marmalade and chutneys with real provenance and fine flavour, you can’t go wrong with Barlows of Belvoir in Harby…

The Cod’s Scallops Sherwood

At The Cod’s Scallops the emphasis is on sustainably sourced fish and seafood. All the old favourites are there but much more besides…

White Peak Distillery

White Peak Distillery is a craft distillery in the heart of Derbyshire producing small batches of handcrafted whisky…

Lavinton Lamb

Delicious, top-quality, high-welfare Lincolnshire lamb produced by shepherdess Sophie Arlott at Lavinton Old Manor Farm in Lenton…

The Langton Arms

The Langton Arms in Church Langton is a traditional village pub with modern touches – and good food served throughout the week…

The Blue Bell Inn

Dog-friendly, family pub in Leicestershire serving real pub grub and local ale. Sister pub to The Curzon Arms and Windmill Inn…

Chef Craig Floate

Craig Floate is a private chef offering excellent classic cooking. He was named Great Food Club Private Chef of the Year 2020/21…

How to use our East Midlands takeaway & delivery map

It’s lockdown again. So you may want to use our food & drink delivery & takeaway map of the East Midlands. Here’s how to use it… 1) Go to the Guide Page.2) Scroll down slightly to find the search form.3) Enter your location or postcode into the search box.4) Select ‘Delivery service’ in the ‘All […]

The Olive Branch in Clipsham is UK Pub of the Year, says Good Pub Guide 2021

Team celebrates ‘brilliant news’ but rues plight of UK pubs and ‘illogical, pub-killing’ restrictions The Good Pub Guide 2021 today names The Olive Branch in Clipsham, Rutland, as overall UK Pub of the Year.  The Guide says: “In this most difficult of years, we are delighted to award Pub of the Year 2021 to The […]

Great Food Club Awards 2020/21 – The Winners

The Champions Fine-Dining Restaurant of the Year – full details & picturesAlchemilla, NottinghamLast year’s winner: The Hammer & Pincers, Wymeswold, Leics2018/19 winner: John’s House, Mountsorrel, Leics Casual-Dining Restaurant of the Year – full details & picturesHitchen’s Barn, Oakham, RutlandLast year’s winner: House of Feasts, Eye Green, Peterborough, Cambs Dining Pub of the Year – full details & picturesThe Stag & […]

The Bytham Kitchen

Chef Andy Heaps lovingly creates pickles, chutneys and relishes from his kitchen in Bourne and offers jars that are bursting with flavour…

Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese

Lincolnshire Poacher is a fine-quality cheese made by a family-run team using milk from their happy herd of Holstein Friesian cows…

Bread & Butterflies

West Bridgford is home to this cute little craft cafe with a classic tearoom feel. Expect homemade cakes, handmade gifts and a soundtrack of vintage vinyl…

Orton’s Brasserie

Once the Queen Victoria Arts Club, Orton’s Brasserie is located in the heart of Leicester’s cultural quarter and fuses modern decor with fine dining…

Beauvale Priory Bakehouse

The Priory Bakehouse is located at Beauvale Priory in Nottinghamshire and run by Baker Cameron Whyte who creates delicious sweet and savoury bakes including pastries and pies…

The Finch’s Arms

The Finch’s Arms is an 18th-century pub with rooms, located on the Hambleton Peninsula. Enjoy stunning views over Rutland Water and once you’ve finished your meal, why not enjoy a stroll?…

The Remarkable Hare

The Remarkable Hare is a dog-friendly pub, popular with locals and visitors alike. The Sunday roasts are particularly popular…

The Devonshire Arms

A former coaching inn located in the quaint village of Baslow offering excellent service, fabulous food, great drinks, tasteful décor, open fires and quality accommodation…

Bottle & Thyme

Bottle & Thyme is a family-run independent restaurant in Chesterfield serving fresh and organic seasonal dishes from morning to night…