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For us, a good restaurant must offer impressive customer service, a thoughtful dining environment, a commitment to high quality ingredients and accomplished cooking. On the map above and listed below are all the restaurants we recommend so far, and many are running exclusive GFC member offers…

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  • Alchemilla

    Alchemilla in Nottingham serves superb contemporary British cuisine in a beautifully modernised 200-year-old former coaching house…

  • Amalfi White

    Amalfi White is a two AA Rosette restaurant in Melbourne, South Derbyshire, situated in a impressively refurbished building…

  • Anoki Derby

    Enjoy fine Indian cuisine in the unique surroundings of London Road’s Old Picture Hall with its gilded vaulted ceiling…

  • Anoki Nottingham

    There are three Anoki restaurants in the area and all of them serve authentic Indian cuisine in a glamorous setting…

  • Arthur’s

    Leo Hill and Amelia Hawkins opened Arthur’s in 2018 and have created a fine dining experience, with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere…

  • Ascough’s Bistro

    Popular Market Harborough bistro with a deliciously creative menu, nice setting and reasonable prices…

  • Ashiana

    Located just off the A1, Ashiana is a popular spot for those looking for authentic Indian and Bangladeshi dishes with real flair…

  • Bank House

    Bank House in Hathersage opened in September 2018 after a stylish renovation that created a vibrant, attractive bar and restaurant…

  • Bar Iberico

    Bar Iberico is a Nottingham gem in the heart of Hockley. This award-winning all-day tapas bar offers a stellar Spanish menu and excellent service…

  • BaRnby’s

    On Saturday nights, BaRnby’s in north Nottinghamshire runs themed bistro nights in Blyth Memorial Hall. These could be Middle Eastern, French, Italian, Spanish or Greek…

  • Barnsdale Lodge

    This Rutland hotel/restaurant is all about comfort, good customer service and local sourcing. It’s TV presenter Julia Bradbury’s favourite local eatery…

  • Bell’s Kitchen

    Bell’s Kitchen in Finedon, Northamptonshire, is a village pub serving a traditional menu. It has adapted for contactless pick-up and delivery…

  • Black Iron

    Black Iron is located in stunningly renovated Winstanley House Hotel in Leicester’s Braunstone Park and offers first-rate traditional British dining…

  • Bobby’s

    A Leicester institution, Bobby’s serves authentic Gujarati vegetarian cuisine, plus amazing Indian sweets…

  • Boboli

    A bright, modern, stylish and welcoming pizzeria with a buzzing yet relaxed atmosphere, located in rural south Leicestershire…

  • Bottle & Thyme

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

  • Cafe Roya

    Eclectic, global-influenced vegetarian restaurant that is proving a hit with meat eaters too…

  • Crafty Burger

    This laid-back, buzzing pop-up burger restaurant runs on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 6-8.30pm…

  • Delapré Abbey Orangery Café

    The Conservatory Café, with its excellent lunches and Afternoon Teas, gives you another good reason to visit stunning Delapré Abbey…

  • Dickies

    Set on a family farm in the middle of the Vale of Belvoir, Dickies can only be described as a ‘destination’ butchery…

  • 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…

  • East

    Situated on the upper deck of a 19th century boat in Peterborough, East serves a dazzling array of oriental food…

  • Embe

    Embe in Peterborough serves Afro-Caribbean soul food, offering traditional family recipes from chef-patron Nick Rutta’s native Tanzania…

  • Escabeche

    An informal, modern tapas restaurant, serving a wide variety of excellent Mediterranean and internationally inspired dishes…

  • Everards Beer Hall & Shop

    Everards’ latest venture is a destination in itself and you could easily spend the whole day here – eating, drinking, and enjoying 70 acres of green space…

  • Fischer’s at Baslow Hall

    The beautiful Peak District setting of Baslow Hall and its stunning gardens are matched by its fine dining. A special place…

  • Fourwards Restaurant

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

  • Gurkha Lounge

    The Gurkha Lounge is a smart, modern restaurant in Hampton, Peterborough, serving authentic and beautifully presented Nepalese dishes…

  • Hambleton Hall

    Hambleton Hall on the banks of Rutland Water is one of the most special places to eat and stay in Britain, combining luxury with Michelin-starred cooking…

  • Hammer & Pincers

    The Hammer & Pincers in Wymeswold, Leicestershire, impresses with its attention to detail, professional service and excellent cooking…