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Articles by Matt Wright

Secret Diner Review: Jamal’s, Leicester

Is this small, family run Indian restaurant Leicester’s finest? Mari Green thinks it probably is…

Secret Diner Review: The Lighthouse, Kibworth

Every diner under the sun will love The Lighthouse in Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicestershire, says Mary Keane-Gilbert…

Secret Diner Review: Casa Romana, Leicester

Simply cooked Italian food served al fresco impresses Bridget Masters at Casa Romana in Leicester…

Secret Diner Review: Ferrari’s Trattoria, Quorn

Bridget Masters eats at Ferrari’s in Quorn, Leicestershire, and loves the authentic Italian food and hospitality…

Secret Diner Review: The Royal Oak, Duddington

Celia De Blasi visit The Royal Oak in Duddington, Northamptonshire, and enjoys some hearty pub grub…

Secret Diner review: Newfield Dairy Café, Southwell

Elizabeth Roper reviews Newfield Dairy Ice Cream Parlour and Café near Southwell in Nottinghamshire…

Secret Diner Review: The Queen of Bradgate, Leicester

Great Food Club member Jessica Edmonds review The Queen of Bradgate in Leicester…

Secret Diner Review: Mexico, Derby

Great Food Club member Ria Amber Tesia reviews Mexico restaurant in Derby’s Sadler Gate…

Secret Diner Tip: The Countryman, Selston, Notts

Great Food Club member and ‘secret diner’ Kath Wells recommends The Countryman in Selston, Notts…

Secret Diner Reviews: Buttercross House, Oakham

Great Food Club members Vicky Redshaw and Helen Myers separately review Buttercross House in Oakham, Rutland…

Secret Diner Review: The John Dory, Barkestone

Great Food Club member and ‘secret diner’ Ruby A Godfrey reviews The John Dory at Barkestone-le-Vale, Leicestershire…

Secret Diner Review: The Smokehouse, Leicester

Great Food Club member and ‘secret diner’ Toby Elkington reviews The Smokehouse at the Obar in Leicester…

Become a Great Food Club Secret Diner

We’re looking for secret reviewers to find the best restaurants, pubs and suppliers in the Midlands, and there are plenty of goodies up for grabs for those who contribute…

Video recipe: Eastern Roasted Cauliflower

A beautifully shot video recipe that’ll transform your cauliflower from boiled disaster to roasted delight…

Mark Tetlow picks his top ten beers

Everards Brewery’s Quality Assurance Manager, Mark Tetlow, selects his favourite ten beers of all time…

Fancy a mealworm with that grasshopper?

Bugs for Life is a charity for the promotion of edible insects in West Africa. This crowd funding video filmed in Leicester tells you a little more…

A trip to the Final Whistle, Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Great Food Magazine visits The Final Whistle to meet the new team behind this beautiful cask ale-focused pub…

We live in very boozy times indeed

We’re in a golden age for craft brewing and distilling and we should all rejoice, says editor Matt Wright…

In Pursuit of Pub Perfection

Sam Hagger is the man behind two of Leicestershire’s most successful pubs – The Forge in Glenfield and The Rutland & Derby in Leicester. Great Food Club visited to find out what makes him tick…

An ode to a summer’s pub walk

Why a summer pub walk in Britain is one of the finest things life has to offer, by editor Matt Wright

Editor’s blog: Fancy a curry lunchbox at your desk?

A Birmingham Indian restaurant is launching an ‘Express Lunchbox’ delivery service for office workers…

Everards wins award for Project William scheme

Leicestershire’s Everards Brewery has won a CAMRA award for supporting local microbrewers, championing cask ale and reviving pubs…

Olive Branch & Red Lion Inn Summer 2014 magazine

Flick through the Summer 2014 newsletter of The Olive Branch and Red Lion Inn for news, events and great booze tips…

Soul Food Project launches Brum bakery

Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is to get a new bakery run by those inventive chaps from the city’s Soul Food Project…

Why Leicester’s O Bar is smokin’

Gingey Bites visits the Smokehouse at the O Bar in Braunstone Gate, Leicester, and discovers a creative, buzzing restaurant…

Everyone should know about a great idea that’s reviving pubs

Matt Wright on why an idea that’s breathing new life into ‘unsustainable’ pubs deserves publicity beyond the world of beer and boozers…

Feeling the heat on a brewing course

Matt Wright’s love for local beer recently took him on a course where he learned much more than he had bargained for…

Have you signed the Back British Farming charter?

Great Food Club is calling on all of its members to sign the National Farmers’ Union’s Back British Farming Charter…

Overseas brewers guest-brew at Everards

Craft brewers from the USA and Belgium fly in to Leicestershire’s Everards Brewery to brew two festival beers…

A PoundPub – coming to your town soon?

As the first PoundPub launches in Manchester, Matt Wright ponders on how pubs are changing and questions this new bargain-basement model…