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Articles by Robin Stewart

Don Paddy’s

Don Paddy’s in Uppingham is a friendly, bustling and perennially popular cafe, bar and restaurant offering good food and drink from a varied menu…

The Bustard Inn

The Bustard Inn at South Rauceby near Sleaford is a beautiful Grade II-listed building serving superbly cooked pub food…

Nelo’s Coffee Indulgence

A fixture at Oakham’s Wednesday market, Nelo’s Coffee Indulgence operates from a converted Italian Piaggio Ape…

Hambleton Farms Fine Foods

Hambleton Farms Fine Foods of Oakham in Rutland is a farm, bakery, butchery and deli, creating enticing and award-winning food…

Kavanagh’s Tea Room

Kavanagh’s in Oakham is a light, airy and pretty tea room complete with vintage china – a great spot for afternoon tea…

Two Chimps Coffee

This Oakham-based coffee roastery specialises in unusual and delicious coffee subscriptions that are tailored to your taste…

Fika

Fika in Oakham is independent and very good. Try the Swedish buns called Semla – they are so, so good…

The Falcon Hotel

The Falcon Hotel is a quietly elegant 16th century coaching inn in the heart of Uppingham, Rutland. Expect food to match the setting…

Scandimania Coffee House

What a little gem Scandimania is! It’s tiny, but don’t let that put you off – this is Scandi chic with delicious food…

The Lean Pantry

The Lean Pantry in Stamford offers a delicious and creative range of light meals including all-day breakfasts and lunches, salads and superfood smoothies…

Whissendine Windmill

Built in 1809, miller Nigel Moon bought Whissendine Windmill in 1995 – he is welcoming and enthusiastic to visitors…

How Rutland’s Vivia Crump feeds London every weekend

Rutland’s Vivia Crump is well known for her delicious chutneys, which she sells from her stall on London’s South Bank (more about that here). We recently talked to Vivia about the other side of her business, because the two complement each other very well. From her small kitchen on Rutland Enterprise Park near Oakham, she also bakes […]

Rutland Cake Company

An Oakham-based cake maker but also a café open for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and of course, cake…

Review: The William Cecil, Stamford, Lincs

The William Cecil offers relaxed and comfortable dining in charming surroundings. The gardens lead into Burghley Park – the pub is part of the estate – and a walk in the beautiful parkland is a great way to round off Sunday lunch. A first course of pea pannacotta with prosciutto crisp, pea purée and ham […]

Teaspoon Tea Company

This bright Grantham tea room offers lovely homemade cakes and scones alongside an excellent range of teas…

Café Black

A nice little independent cafe in the centre of Stamford that serves great coffee, cakes, toasties, salad wraps, healthy brunch dishes and more…

The small south Lincs chicken producer making a big impact

“The ultimate easy-carve chicken” is not wrong. This tagline tells you all you need to know about Crowland-based (near Peterborough) Floppy Chicken. Following a day spent photographing (and tasting), we can vouch for all claims! The Floppy Chicken concept – basically a fresh chicken minus the bones – has been developed by husband and wife team Barbara […]

Elderflower harvest time at Belvoir Fruit Farms

If a gentle ramble in the Vale of Belvoir on a warm, sunny, early summer afternoon appeals, remember to take scissors and a few black bin liners…

Review: No. 3 The Yard, Stamford

Slip away from the hubbub and enjoy great food at No. 3 The Yard, says Robin Stewart…